There is a Martin house at Rockwood Hall, Westchester County, that is attracting Purple Martins! AFAIK this is only the second one in Westchester, after Croton Point Park. It is at 41.111839, -73.865339. This spot has always-free parking and an easy walk. Even better, there is an occupied Bluebird box at the same spot, and one of the martin "apartments" is occupied by a Tree Swallow. I've posted some photos to the NY Birders facebook page.
There are two good places to park at Rockwood Hall. The closer one for the martin house is the southern, at 41.111179, -73.862094. The northern is at 41.118027, -73.863211. Both get crowded on nice weekend days, so get there early or after 5:00. (So just to reemphasize, when giving directions to a place in Rockwood Hall, you always have to specify which parking area you are referring to.) Bob Lewis -- 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --