Hello Bob, Just of note these birds are widely available for purchase online and maybe even in local pet stores. I think many feel that it was probably an escapee rather than the more unlikely scenario of a vagrant, but who knows?
https://leesexoticbirds.com/prices/ http://www.mdexoticbirds.net/Birds.html?1015.PCI=100262 Mike Z. On Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 5:18 PM Robert Lewis <rfer...@yahoo.com> wrote: > HUH?? This has been present since September 7?? And not a single post of > that fact to this server before? Or did I miss it? > > Thank you Shai. > > Bob Lewis > Sleepy Hollow NY > > > On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 4:41:42 PM EDT, Shaibal Mitra < > shaibal.mi...@csi.cuny.edu> wrote: > > > We birders are good at distinguishing between the improbable (e.g., seeing > a Lined Seedeater in New York) and the imponderable (e.g., deliberately > driving the Belt Parkway on a morning when one had been granted a reprieve > from doing so). With a chance at the former as an inducement for the > enduring the latter, I visited the Charles Memorial Park this morning, on > the north shore of Jamaica Bay, directly north of the parking area where we > stage for visits to the north end of the East Pond. > > The male Lined Seedeater was skulky but still present, continuing from at > least 7 Sep: > > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60461352 > > I'm not sure why this bird has not garnered more attention within the > birding community. Lined Seedeater is a trans-equatorial austral migrant > and a plausible candidate for natural vagrancy to North America. There is a > specimen from the Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire, from 8 August 1935 (MCZ), > and records of vagrants north of the regular northern South American > austral winter (our summer) range from Costa Rica, and from Guadeloupe--the > latter from 6-7 Sep 2017, perhaps not coincidentally almost exactly the > date the present bird was found this year. > > Shai Mitra > Bay Shore > -- > > 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ > > -- > -- > *NYSbirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L> > ABA <http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01> > *Please submit your observations to **eBird* > <http://ebird.org/content/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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --