-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 13, 2020
* NYNY2003.13

- Birds Mentioned

CACKLING GOOSE
Blue-winged Teal
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Piping Plover
American Woodcock
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Eastern Bluebird
American Pipit
VESPER SPARROW
Rusty Blackbird
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44<at>nybirds<dot>org

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos
or sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compiler: Tom Burke
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 13,
2020 at 9:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
CACKLING GOOSE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, VESPER SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a
few spring arrivals.

Once again the March doldrums, with the many winter departures not yet
replaced by a nice variety of spring arrivals.

On the waterfowl front, with many now headed north, the female KING
EIDER at Shinnecock Inlet was not reported after last Sunday, while
the female at Orient Point was noted to Wednesday, with the four
HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Orient still around the rocks off the point today.
The young male HARLEQUIN DUCK has continued to visit Sheepshead Bay in
Brooklyn up through yesterday.

Also still present in the area at least to last Saturday was the
CACKLING GOOSE wintering at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park in Valley
Stream.  A few BLUE-WINGED TEAL are among the inbound migrants.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was noted on Central Park Reservoir again
last Saturday, with another at Shinnecock Sunday, and this is one
species that should be increasing in numbers along the coast in a few
weeks.

A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was still along Ocean Parkway in the Cedar Beach
area on Wednesday.

A trio of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS includes one remaining at the north
end of Central Park today, another seen recently through today around
the southeastern section of Cunningham Park on Queens, and a third
visiting the Long Pond Greenbelt out in Sag Harbor at least to
Wednesday.

A VESPER SPARROW has continued at the Suffolk County Farm and
Education Center on the west side of Yaphank Avenue through last
weekend.

Besides the ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER still present yesterday at the
feeders of the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, two
were spotted at Hendrix Creek in Brooklyn Sunday, and another was in
Alley Pond Park yesterday.

Among recent arrivals, two PIPING PLOVERS appeared at Smith Point
County Park Wednesday, and AMERICAN WOODCOCK are now displaying at
numerous appropriate locations.

On the raptor front, a few more OSPREYS have been spotted this week,
and some BALD EAGLES as well as both TURKEY and BLACK VULTURES have
been moving through.

Other landbirds on the move recently have included more EASTERN
PHOEBES and TREE SWALLOWS and small numbers of AMERICAN PIPITS and
EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, as well as some RUSTY BLACKBIRDS appearing in
Central, Prospect and other local parks.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society.  Thank you for calling.

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