Having just returned from Hunters Garden in Eastport, both Mike Higgiston and I heard our FOY Hermit Thrush. (We were there between 8-10am). I believe Steve Biasetti and Tom Moran heard at least one Hermit Thrush there yesterday.
We also heard and saw Steve and Tom’s Arcadian Flycatcher, and had excellent views of a Black-billed Cuckoo. Other normal residents were there, including Ovenbirds, Scarlet Tanager and Pewee. All birds were seen and heard between the water tower turn off and the open area, along the dirt road. The road in is extremely driveable, at least to the water tower turn off, with minor potholes and packed sand/dirt. Ticks, however, are still present, even on the sparse grasses of the dirt road. Rounding out the morning, we saw a Yellow-crowned Night Heron in the marsh off the tiny boat basin, West End Ave., East Quogue. Eileen Schwinn Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 28, 2019, at 10:01 AM, TURNER <redk...@optonline.net> wrote: > > Hi David: As a person who does a fair amount of hiking and birding in the LI > Pine Barrens, it has been many years since I've heard Hermit Thrush singing; > this is somewhat surprising given the success conservationists have had in > preserving tens of thousands of acres of suitable habitat. > > John Turner > >> On June 28, 2019 at 8:56 AM David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Does the Hermit Thrush still breed in the pine barrens of Long Island? I >> noticed on the ebird map for June 2019 no HETH reports for LI. Curious. >> -- >> NYSbirds-L List Info: >> Welcome and Basics >> Rules and Information >> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave >> Archives: >> The Mail Archive >> Surfbirds >> ABA >> Please submit your observations to eBird! >> -- > -- > NYSbirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > ABA > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --