* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 26, 2020
- Birds mentioned
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Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070
Compiler: Tom Burke
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
Transcriber: Ben Cacace
Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 26th 2020
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PURPLE GALLINULE, WHITE-FACED
IBIS, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL, LEAST BITTERN, BLACK TERN,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.
Some interesting birds this week certainly include the adult PURPLE
GALLINULE found earlier in the week apparently on Long Beach Island deemed
to be in good health and released Tuesday at Twin Lakes Preserve in East
Wantagh. The GALLINULE has since then been frequenting the lower western
side of a densely vegetated lower lake seen from a path that begins off
Park Avenue and goes north parallel to Old Mill Road. The bird has been
showing a tendency to remain close to the lake's western shore and thus
often visible from the path. But were it to venture out into the denser
vegetation it could become more difficult to locate. Interestingly another
adult had also appeared early this month out in a private community on
eastern Long Island.
The adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was reported again last Saturday at the Captree
Island marsh where herons this week have also featured irregular visits by
a TRICOLORED HERON.
Three BROWN PELICANS, one photographed, appeared this morning off field 2
at Robert Moses State Park this following another report from yesterday of
14 off Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes. A seawatch off Moses
field 2 Thursday afternoon was slow but did feature single CORY'S and GREAT
A nice find was an adult AMERICAN AVOCET seen briefly last Saturday morning
as it paid a quick visit to the Timber Point Golf Course Marina. Two
WHIMBREL flew by Breezy Point last Sunday with one also seen at nearby
Jacob Riis Park. Also noted that day at Breezy Point were one BLACK and 4
ROSEATE TERNS and one BLACK-BILLED plus 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS. ROYAL TERN
numbers increasing this week included 8 at mid Fire Island Tuesday and 6 at
Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton Thursday. At least one LEAST BITTERN was still
frequenting Big John's Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, the
bay also hosting a GULL-BILLED TERN last weekend.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has been visiting the Rockefeller State Park
Preserve in central Westchester recently.
A recent spike in NORTHERN BOBWHITE sightings indicates further
reintroduction attempts on Long Island and hopefully a few will take hold.
Continuing this week are the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Bayard Cutting
Arboretum in Great River and the BLUE GROSBEAKS around the Calverton
Grasslands these among the many local species that should not be disturbed
in any way during nesting season,
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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