-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* June 12, 2020
* NYNY2006.12

- Birds Mentioned

MISSISSIPPI KITE+
SANDWICH TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Brant
Blue-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Willet
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GULL-BILLED TERN
Roseate Tern
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Tricolored Heron
Red-headed Woodpecker
Acadian Flycatcher
Horned Lark
Cliff Swallow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Ovenbird
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
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, June 12,
2020 at 9:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are MISSISSIPPI KITE, SANDWICH TERN,
GULL-BILLED TERN, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

Following last week’s 2 sightings, 3 more MISSISSIPPI KITE
observations occurred this week – one moving over the Bay Ridge
section of Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon, heading west towards
Staten Island, was perhaps even the same bird reported Sunday morning
over Mount Loretto, and then on Tuesday evening an immature was
photographed as it headed in a northerly direction over the Bylane
Farm in Katonah, northern Westchester.  As a note, next year should
hopefully include a regional 17-year Cicada outbreak and maybe many
more Kites locally.

Out at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes, visits on Wednesday
and Thursday mornings provided a decent variety of shorebirds,
including a “WESTERN” WILLET in breeding plumage, a WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER and some RED KNOTS and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, plus on
Thursday a short visit by a SANDWICH TERN.  As a note, Cupsogue, like
many south shore beaches, is currently on a county residents only
admission policy.

Other notable shorebirds for the week featured a STILT SANDPIPER at
Heckscher State Park Wednesday and Thursday and 3 WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS at Brooklyn’s Plumb Beach on Monday.

The Captree Summer Bird Count last Saturday recorded 122 species
including first records of BRANT and BLUE-WINGED TEAL, plus HOODED
MERGANSER, 5 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, 66 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, GULL-BILLED and ROSEATE TERNS, SOOTY SHEARWATER,
TRICOLORED HERON , and, among the passerines, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER at
Heckscher, HORNED LARK, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and a
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continuing at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in
Great River.

Three CORY’S SHEARWATERS were spotted off Riis Park Wednesday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues near Jones Pond along the Paumanok
Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville.

Later moving ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were noted in Central and Forest
Parks this week, and CLIFF SWALLOWS are nesting in Alley Pond Park
along Alley Creek.

Among the later WARBLERS noted this week were OVENBIRD, TENNESSEE,
NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED and BLACKPOLL.

A SUMMER TANAGER was found Tuesday at the Uplands Farm Preserve in
Cold Spring Harbor.

BLUE GROSBEAKS in the Calverton grasslands area should not at all be
disturbed as they continue their nesting activities.

A DICKCISSEL made a surprise appearance last Saturday in Somers,
Westchester County, but could not be subsequently relocated.

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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