Hi Shai: Bearberry does that to a lot of birds.....
One of the carpeting plants in the 50,000 acre LI pine barrens preserve.....  

John 

> On March 27, 2020 at 5:43 PM Shaibal Mitra <shaibal.mi...@csi.cuny.edu> wrote:
> 
> 
> Bob's and Sarah's report clearly indicates a good flight overnight. Patricia 
> Lindsay and I were fortunate to be able to observe some of this flight 
> further east on the barrier beach of southwestern Suffolk County. 
> Particularly abundant here were Slate-colored Juncos, Song Sparrows, 
> Golden-crowned Kinglets, and Yellow-shafted Flickers; also included were two 
> each of Phoebe, Brown Creeper, and Field Sparrow, and best of all was a 
> Vesper Sparrow (singing!) from a little patch of Arctostaphylos moorland on 
> Captree Island (nice looking spot, but not a chance of local breeding).
> 
> We walked around a little between Robert Moses SP golf course and Democrat 
> Point; it was a good day because we learned a little bit more about our 
> patch, watching how westward-moving Flickers, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and 
> Myrtle Warblers behave at the puckerbrush-moorland ecotone.
> 
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
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> From: bounce-124500941-11143...@list.cornell.edu 
> [bounce-124500941-11143...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Robert Paxton 
> [r...@columbia.edu]
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 5:28 PM
> To: NYSBIRDS
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] spring arrivals: Eastern Phoebe
> 
> We found eleven Eastern Phoebes in about a half-mile (120th street to 110th 
> street) at the  north end of Riverside Park, Manhattan, in about an hour (4 
> to 5 p.m). We found none in a similar walk yesterday. No other spring 
> migrants observed today.
>   Bob Paxton and Sarah Plimpton
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