[nysbirds-l] Shorebirds at Jamaica Bay East Pond

2019-09-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
Not many but good variety including Wilson’s Phalarope (from the Raunt), 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (SW), Stilt Sandpiper (2 S), etc.

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[nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Sept. 21, 2019: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 9 Wood Warbler Species

2019-09-24 Thread Deborah Allen
Central Park NYC
Saturday, September 21, 2019
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 

Highlights: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 9 Wood Warbler Species, 
southbound Sharp-shinned & Cooper's Hawks.

Canada Goose - flyover flock of 6 Ramble
Gadwall - male SW corner Reservoir (Deb - early)
Mallard - 12 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1 or 2 (Willow Rock & Azalea Pond) 
Chimney Swift - 50+ over Summit Rock (Deb - early), 11 over Azalea Pond later
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4 (2 Oven, 1 Shakespeare Garden, 1 Azalea Pond)
Ring-billed Gull 10
Herring Gull - 20+
Great Black-backed Gull - 13 
Double-crested Cormorant - 3
Great Blue Heron - flyover Summer House
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2 migrants southbound (Oven and Tupelo Field)
Cooper's Hawk - 1 southbound migrant Warbler Rock
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 (adult Azalea Pond (Sandra Critelli), flyover Cleo's Needle)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - heard Gil Overlook
Downy Woodpecker - Oven
Northern Flicker - 12
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Castle 
Eastern Phoebe - Castle
Red-eyed Vireo - 6
Blue Jay - 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (1 Oven, 1 Warbler Rock)
Swainson's Thrush - Upper Lobe
American Robin - 2 dozen
Gray Catbird - 5
Brown Thrasher - Tupelo Field
Cedar Waxwing - flock of 16 flying over Summit Rock (Deb - early)
House Finch - 8 Cedar Hill
Common Grackle - flock of 20+ landed on east side Reservoir (Deb - early)
Ovenbird - 2 (Swampy Pin Oak, Met Museum)
Black-and-white Warbler - 7
Common Yellowthroat - 3 (Cedar Hill (Karen Evans), Upper Lobe, Oven)
American Redstart - 19 including 2 adult males
Northern Parula - 9
Magnolia Warbler - 6
Yellow Warbler - Bow Bridge Island (Carine Mitchell)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Azalea Pond (Karen Evans)
Blackpoll Warbler - 1 Warbler Rock (Karen Evans)
Northern Cardinal - 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - female at the Oven

My apologies for the delay in posting this report.

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[nysbirds-l] Tom Reed, Visible Migration - BirdCallsRadio

2019-09-24 Thread Mardi Dickinson


Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guest Tom Reed, Visible 
Migration. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
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Re:[nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

2019-09-24 Thread Robert Lewis
 On my excursion of two days ago, which I posted about, I saw no "do not enter" 
or "private property" signs.  I am speaking of the gravel roads.   I would not 
even think of entering the fields.
Bob Lewis

On Monday, September 23, 2019, 4:05:43 PM EDT, sophiesaid 
 wrote:  
 
 Please note: that birding the farm formally known as the Warren Sod Farm (now 
known as the Sunflower Valley Farm) hasbeen *RESTRICTED* since last year and is 
not accessible to birders.  I have had conversations with the owner and he 
wanted me to pass along this information.To my knowledge there hasn't been any 
updates since then. 

Felipe and Bob: Warren Sod Farm/Sunflower Valley Farm  is the farm that the 
entrance is on Rt 12 between the silos.  This road leads to the "bridge: that 
Bob mentioned. The other side of the bridge is Skinner's Lane. This is private 
property and the farmer has stated that it is off-limits to birders.  They 
allow access by invitation only.
Pine Turf Nursery:  Please stop and ask for permission at the office first.  
The farmer have stated that they do not want cars on their road after a heavy 
rain.Please keep this in mind.
Skinner's Lane: Still open, but occasionally a worker will harass birders.  
THIS IS NOT A THROUGH ROAD. Please trun around before the bridge,as the farm 
across from the Skinner's Lane farm is the farm that is restricted to birders. 
Please exit through the same entrance you entered off Pulasky Highway.
Please be birding ambassadors in the Black Dirt.  Many Black Dirt farmers are 
seeing their requests disregarded.
Linda














 
 
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From: Peter 
To: Felipe Pimentel 
Cc: Robert Lewis ; nys birds 
Sent: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

One should never enter the fields on Indiana Road. The last time I was there 
there were birders from a number of states trampling all of the fields, much to 
the dismay (right fully so) of the local farmers. So much so that there was 
talk of putting up a locked entrance gate. 
Peter Post

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On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:18 PM, Felipe Pimentel  wrote:



There a several private roads but you can enter through Skinner’s lane and 
drive in the direction of Route 12 and look around for migrating shorebirds 
(now in early fall). You will pass several sad farms and now there a few 
“protected” medical cannabis farms too, and  the area is under surveillance. 
https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L1276465=all=
The other road that is private but birders use is Indiana rd that is good for 
migrating hawks in Fall.
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1041928
Avoid to enter the crop fields when you see workers and stay on the main dirt 
roads.
The other place to go is Pine Island Turf Nursery. I suggest NOT to visit that 
farm during the week since they are working and preparing the fields for 
winter. I generally go there ONLY during the weekends, when the place is more 
quiet.
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1041928
Good luck!
Felipe


On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:07 PM, Robert Lewis  wrote:
A few weeks ago I asked here for directions about where to actually go in the 
Black Dirt region.  One can find many references to birding there online, and 
there are some ebird spots, but there are many dirt or gravel roads and many 
seem to be on private property, and many are obviously not driveable once you 
see them.  So what is an out-of-the-area birder supposed to do? 

I thank Felipe Pimentel who provided directions to the Pine Island Turf farm.
Yesterday I went exploring.  The attached map is the result.  Enter the area at 
Skinner Lane,41.320541, -74.435339.  My route is the narrow black line.  I went 
up Skinner Lane to the northwest until it meets Iris Road, which is called 
Celery Avenue on my Iphone map app.  Then I turned left and follow Iris a long 
time.  It is all an excellent gravel road.  I was surprised to see a bridge 
over the Wallkill River at 41.325083, -74.466914.  It is certainly driveable.  
The maps are wrong in that there is no connection between Iris andTransport at 
41.300798, -74.472080.
As for birds, there were very few.  But in a few months -- let's hope.


Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY
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[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-09-24 Thread TURNER
Another productive night with stunning skies and clouds with 152 nighthawks 
flying through it. We've now passed 2,000 birds.saw the red bat 
again..we were joined by Spike Millington, Vice President and Director of 
the Asia Program at the International Crane Foundation. 


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Re: [nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

2019-09-24 Thread Ajit Antony
Transport Lane is another private road that birders are not welcome on for 
about 15 years.


Ajit I. Antony


Mearns Bird Club, Orange County New York




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On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 3:52 PM -0400, "ArieGilbert" 
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Trespassing is *against the law*. Adults should know this. Birders or 
photographers are *not* exempt. 
See the following document on proper behavior. Sheesh, does it really need to 
be posted? Apparently and sadly yes. Yes it does. 
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v=sites=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxxY2JpcmRjbHVifGd4OjcyZDE1Nzk1MDNjZWM3Yzc
It will not take a lot for the selfish and inconsiderate to ruin it for the 
rest of us. Dont be one of them!
Arie GilbertNorth Babylon Queens County Bird Club inc. 


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 Original message From: Peter  Date: 9/23/19 
 3:22 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: Felipe Pimentel  Cc: Robert 
Lewis , nys birds  Subject: Re: 
[nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County 
One should never enter the fields on Indiana Road. The last time I was there 
there were birders from a number of states trampling all of the fields, much to 
the dismay (right fully so) of the local farmers. So much so that there was 
talk of putting up a locked entrance gate. 
Peter Post

Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:18 PM, Felipe Pimentel  wrote:






There a several private roads but you can enter through Skinner’s lane and 
drive in the direction of Route 12 and look around for migrating shorebirds 
(now in early fall). You will pass several sad farms and now there a few 
“protected” medical cannabis farms
 too, and  the area is under surveillance. 



https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L1276465=all=


The other road that is private but birders use is Indiana rd that is good for 
migrating hawks in Fall.



https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1041928



Avoid to enter the crop fields when you see workers and stay on the main dirt 
roads.



The other place to go is Pine Island Turf Nursery. I suggest NOT to visit that 
farm during the week since they are working and preparing the fields for 
winter. I generally go there ONLY during the weekends, when the place is more 
quiet.



https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1041928



Good luck!



Felipe









On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:07 PM, Robert Lewis  wrote:









A few weeks ago I asked here for directions about where to actually go in the 
Black Dirt region.  One can find many references to birding there online, and 
there are some ebird spots, but there are many dirt or gravel roads and many 
seem to be
 on private property, and many are obviously not driveable once you see them.  
So what is an out-of-the-area birder supposed to do? 






I thank Felipe Pimentel who provided directions to the Pine Island Turf farm.



Yesterday I went exploring.  The attached map is the result.  Enter the area at 
Skinner Lane,
41.320541, -74.435339.  My route is the narrow black line.  I went up Skinner 
Lane to the northwest until it meets Iris Road, which is called Celery Avenue 
on my Iphone map app.  Then I turned left and follow Iris a long time.  It is 
all an excellent
 gravel road.  I was surprised to see a bridge over the Wallkill River at 
41.325083, -74.466914.  It is certainly driveable.  The maps are wrong in that 
there is no connection between Iris and
Transport at 41.300798, -74.472080.



As for birds, there were very few.  But in a few months -- let's hope.














Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY



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Re: [nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

2019-09-24 Thread Robert Lewis
 Its intersection with Pine Island Turnpike is unmarked and it appears to be a 
public road.  However, it is of no value to the birder as it ends quickly at 
some businesses.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5:45:39 PM EDT, Ajit Antony 
 wrote:  
 
 Transport Lane is another private road that birders are not welcome on for 
about 15 years.
Ajit I. Antony
Mearns Bird Club, Orange County New York

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On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 3:52 PM -0400, "ArieGilbert" 
 wrote:



Trespassing is *against the law*. Adults should know this. Birders or 
photographers are *not* exempt. 
See the following document on proper behavior. Sheesh, does it really need to 
be posted? Apparently and sadly yes. Yes it does. 
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v=sites=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxxY2JpcmRjbHVifGd4OjcyZDE1Nzk1MDNjZWM3Yzc
It will not take a lot for the selfish and inconsiderate to ruin it for the 
rest of us. Dont be one of them!
Arie GilbertNorth Babylon Queens County Bird Club inc. 


Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
 Original message From: Peter  Date: 9/23/19 
3:22 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Felipe Pimentel  Cc: Robert 
Lewis , nys birds  Subject: Re: 
[nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County 
One should never enter the fields on Indiana Road. The last time I was there 
there were birders from a number of states trampling all of the fields, much to 
the dismay (right fully so) of the local farmers. So much so that there was 
talk of putting up a locked entrance gate. 
Peter Post

Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:18 PM, Felipe Pimentel  wrote:



There a several private roads but you can enter through Skinner’s lane and 
drive in the direction of Route 12 and look around for migrating shorebirds 
(now in early fall). You will pass several sad farms and now there a few 
“protected” medical cannabis farms too, and  the area is under surveillance. 
https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L1276465=all=
The other road that is private but birders use is Indiana rd that is good for 
migrating hawks in Fall.
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1041928
Avoid to enter the crop fields when you see workers and stay on the main dirt 
roads.
The other place to go is Pine Island Turf Nursery. I suggest NOT to visit that 
farm during the week since they are working and preparing the fields for 
winter. I generally go there ONLY during the weekends, when the place is more 
quiet.
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1041928
Good luck!
Felipe


On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:07 PM, Robert Lewis  wrote:
A few weeks ago I asked here for directions about where to actually go in the 
Black Dirt region.  One can find many references to birding there online, and 
there are some ebird spots, but there are many dirt or gravel roads and many 
seem to be on private property, and many are obviously not driveable once you 
see them.  So what is an out-of-the-area birder supposed to do? 

I thank Felipe Pimentel who provided directions to the Pine Island Turf farm.
Yesterday I went exploring.  The attached map is the result.  Enter the area at 
Skinner Lane,41.320541, -74.435339.  My route is the narrow black line.  I went 
up Skinner Lane to the northwest until it meets Iris Road, which is called 
Celery Avenue on my Iphone map app.  Then I turned left and follow Iris a long 
time.  It is all an excellent gravel road.  I was surprised to see a bridge 
over the Wallkill River at 41.325083, -74.466914.  It is certainly driveable.  
The maps are wrong in that there is no connection between Iris andTransport at 
41.300798, -74.472080.
As for birds, there were very few.  But in a few months -- let's hope.


Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY
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[nysbirds-l] Royal Terns on Long Island

2019-09-24 Thread Joshua Malbin
Last year and this year I have seen a number of Royal Terns in Brooklyn
banded with field-readable bands -- six this summer and early fall alone.
They have all been juveniles banded a month or two before I saw them, all
from one of two colonies in Virginia, either near Chincoteague or Hampton
City. Based on their behavior with the other terns around them, it seems
clear they are traveling with a parent or both parents. It is impossible to
know the origin of all the birds without field-readable bands, of course,
but it seems likely that many or most of the Royal Terns that appear on
Long Island in late summer are coming north from Virginia in search of bait
fish after their breeding season is over.

Others may have reached the same conclusion independently a long time
before me.

Best,

Joshua Malbin

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[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Manhattan: Lincoln's Sparrow, 23-24 Sep

2019-09-24 Thread Ben Cacace
A Lincoln's Sparrow has been seen over the past two days in the begonia
garden surrounding the bird bath at the northeast corner of the park. This
is on the west side of the New York Public library just south of the
restrooms. It was discovered on Monday evening and spotted again today
during lunch hour.

Location: 40th-42nd St. east of 6th Ave.
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