Patricia Lindsay and I followed up on Bruce's discovery today. The area where he found the bird looks great, with some natural juniper habitat closely resembling the chosen sites of prior solitaires on LI, plus various ornamental conifers in nearby yards. This area was, however, almost completely birdless throughout our visit (about an hour, around mid-day). We split up and walked the nearby streets and it was hardly a surprise when Pat called me to let me know she had found it! The place where we observed the solitaire was a fair distance from the original site, in rather unremarkable-looking oak woods at the north end of Three Mile Harbor Drive.
https://flic.kr/p/2irF9sX Shai Mitra Bay Shore ________________________________________ From: bounce-124360000-11143...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-124360000-11143...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Bruce Horwith [bruce.horw...@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:12 PM To: nysbirds-l Subject: [nysbirds-l] Townsend's Solitaire. East Hampton There is a path off 3 Mile Harbor Drive (which is off Hands Creek Rd), halfway between Harvest Lane and Monument Lane. The bird was by itself, no robins or other birds present, as it gave good views perched on top of trees on either side of the road. Clear white eyering and buffy patches on wings. I took some photos that I hope to post, once I figure out how to upload them from the camera I borrowed. Bruce Horwith 16 Salt Marsh Path East Hampton, NY 11937 (631) 599-0040 cell phone -- -- 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/ --