-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 27, 2020
* NYNY2003.27

- Birds Mentioned

VARIED THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

SNOW GOOSE
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
SANDHILL CRANE
American Oystercatcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Laughing Gull
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Eastern Phoebe
Purple Martin
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
American Pipit
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
VESPER SPARROW
Rusty Blackbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Common Yellowthroat
Pine 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 27, 2020
at 10:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are SANDHILL CRANE, VARIED THRUSH, KING
EIDER and HARLEQUIN DUCK, ICELAND GULL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, VESPER SPARROW and more.

With SANDHILL CRANES recently returning to the northeast and breeding sites
used in recent years, it was nice to have a pair at least pass through our
region, as happened yesterday when two flew over a home in Croton-on-Hudson
in northern Westchester and were shortly thereafter spotted moving east
over Croton Dam Park.  Hopefully more will follow.

An unconfirmed report of the Prospect Park VARIED THRUSH near the
Nethermead Arches on Monday was this week’s only mention of any exceptional
passerine, perhaps appropriate given the restrictive conditions we must now
abide by.

But signs of Spring do persist.  On the warbler front a LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSH first noted in Prospect Park last Sunday was followed by
another in Central Park today, while at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in
Queens an overwintering ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was joined today by a
singing COMMON YELLOWTHROAT.  A list of other passerines just now arriving
or currently showing increases in numbers include many more EASTERN
PHOEBES, the first NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS, PURPLE MARTINS and HOUSE
WRENS, plus GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, BROWN THRASHER and
GRAY CATBIRD, CHIPPING SPARROW, EASTERN TOWHEE, AMERICAN PIPIT, RUSTY
BLACKBIRD and PINE WARBLER.  And found today as part of a reasonable early
flight was a VESPER SPARROW at Captree Island, while two wintering at the
Suffolk County Farm and Education Center off Yaphank Avenue were still
present last Saturday.

Other arrivals have featured a few SNOWY EGRETS joining some GREAT EGRETS,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, more GLOSSY IBIS and AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS,
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, with two LESSER YELLOWLEGS recently on Staten Island,
and certainly more LAUGHING GULLS and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS.

Among the waterfowl the female KING EIDER was still present today off
Orient Point, where the four HARLEQUIN DUCKS were last noted on Wednesday;
the HARLEQUIN DUCK in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn continued at least to
yesterday.  120 SNOW GEESE flew over Rye yesterday.

An ICELAND GULL was at Jacob Riis Park Monday, and two LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS were present at Floyd Bennet Field Monday, with singles also noted at
at least eight other sites this week.

The Ocean Parkway ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was spotted at Cedar Beach last
Saturday, and one flew over Marshlands Conservancy in Rye Sunday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue in Central Park’s north end and at
Cunningham Park and the Long Pond Greenbelt in Sag Harbor.

Very unexpectedly, a fairly large incursion of NORTHERN GANNETS into
western Long Island Sound began yesterday and continued through today.
Yesterday, around 200 GANNETS were seen moving west past Rye late in the
day, with similar numbers today; presumably following bait fish, along Long
Island’s north shore a swarm was noted yesterday off Cedar Point in East
Hampton and today an estimated 2,000+ flew by Sunken Meadow State Park,
with well over 700 moving back east off Stamford, CT late in the
afternoon.  Quite unusual numbers away from the Atlantic Ocean!

Please note that there are currently recording issues with the RBA, which
hopefully will be resolved soon. 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.

- End transcript

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