[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 29 October 2010

2010-10-30 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA * New York * New York City, Long Island, Westchester County * Oct. 29, 2010 * NYNY1010.29 - Birds mentioned BARNACLE GOOSE+ MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD+ CAVE SWALLOW+ (+ Details requested by NYSARC) Eurasian Wigeon Redhead Harlequin Duck Horned Grebe American Bittern Cattle Egret

[nysbirds-l] Invitation to my Bird Photography Exhibit

2010-10-30 Thread Eduardo del Solar
My Birds of the Americas IV exhibit officially opens this weekend and is now ready for viewing. This year a main focus of my exhibit is images from Mary's Point, a migration pit stop for sandpipers on their way to Central and South America. The exhibit also has images from New England, The Outer

[nysbirds-l] Sarah Lawrence College birds

2010-10-30 Thread Andrew Block
10/30/10 - Sarah Lawrence College, Kimball Ave., Yonkers, NY Time:  8am to 10am Observers:  Andrew Block, Linda Blakely, Fred Baumgarten and birding group 1 Canada Goose 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Herring Gull 2 Rock Pigeons 5 Mourning Doves 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach West End

2010-10-30 Thread Luke Ormand
I visited Jones Beach West End this morning and had several GC-kinglets and Yellow-Rumped warblers by the Coast Guard station and 1 Brown Creeper. Overhead big numbers of Red-winged Blackbirds and Northern Flickers were moving in addition to 40 + Sharp-shinned Hawks. An American Kestrel and

[nysbirds-l] phoebe eating bees

2010-10-30 Thread Andrew Block
I have a Eastern Phoebe sitting on my hummer feeder poles trying to catch the honey bees that are visting them.  Didn't expect that.  Andrew  Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist/Wildlife Biologist 37 Tanglewylde Avenue Bronxville, Westchester Co., New York 10708-3131 Phone: 914-337-1229; 

Re:[nysbirds-l] [South Fork Bird Report] Raven in Montauk, Cattle Egret nr Mecox and a very early Dovekie off Georgica

2010-10-30 Thread Hugh McGuinness
Dear NY Birders, While my son was warming up for his soccer match, I had a half an hour to spend at Mecox Inlet (eastern Suffolk Co.). Here's what I found 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 first-year BLACK-HEADED GULL 4 American Pipits 1 SHORT-EARED OWL I wish every half hour of birding could be

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret- Elwood Rd Field, East Northport (Suffolk county)

2010-10-30 Thread Vinny Pellegrino
A few blocks away from my house there is a Cattle Egret feeding in an open field right off of Elwood Road in East Northport. I passed it at 12:20pm and walked In the door to type this message at 12:32pm. Also in the field was a small flock of Canada Geese. The field is located immediately

[nysbirds-l] Philadelphia Vireo

2010-10-30 Thread Orhan Birol
There was a Philadelphia Vireo on a Yellow Rod an hour ago in our rental property 236 Dune Rd.Quogue. I also saw and heard about a score of Pine Siskins overhead, Swamp and White-Crowned Sparrows and an immature Cooper's Hawk on the property. I have been here since Oct 7, relocated from Shelter

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret more details

2010-10-30 Thread Vinny Pellegrino
A link to the map of the field is below.  And under that is a link to two pictures I took of the Cattle Egret. Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.85167,-73.33271num=1t=hsll=37.0625,-95.677068sspn=23.875,57.630033hl=enie=UTF8ll=40.85292,-73.329663spn=0.007612,0.013711z=16 Pictures:

[nysbirds-l] Hudson-Mohawk Birdline

2010-10-30 Thread David Martin
This is a summary of the Hudson-Mohawk Birdline reports for the week ending October 27, 2010. Report your sightings in New York's Hudson-Mohawk Region to birdl...@hmbc.net Ninety species were reported this week. The best birds of the week were: RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 10/24.

[nysbirds-l] South Fork LI: 3 Cattle Egrets and Black-headed Gull nr Mecox

2010-10-30 Thread Angus Wilson
Yesterday Sandy Hunter found a *CATTLE EGRET* at the Mecox Dairy in Watermill (Suffolk). I took at look this afternoon and after a short wait saw the egret fly into the pasture alighting amongst the herd of Jersey cows. I stopped by again a little later but this time there were 3 Cattle Egrets

[nysbirds-l] Ft. Tilden Cave Swallows, Red Crossbills and more

2010-10-30 Thread Seth Ausubel
There was a great land bird flight this morning at Ft. Tilden, Queens County. The flight was viewed mostly from the hawk watch platform west of the ball fields from 7:45-10:00. The highlights were 4 Cave Swallows seen flying west between 9:00 and 9:25 a.m., and 9 Red Crossbills seen in flight at

[nysbirds-l] Le Conte's Sparrow in Connecticut

2010-10-30 Thread Mardi Dickinson
Birders et al, Le Conte's Sparrow at Milford Point, CT still being seen today Sat 10/30 early Morning, Late afternoon. Become a subscriber and get instant updates. See photos on my blog.http://kymry.wordpress.com Cheers, Mardi W. Dickinson Norwalk,CT/Bedford NY http://kymry.wordpress.com

[nysbirds-l] Fire Island Birds: Cave Swallows++

2010-10-30 Thread Shaibal Mitra
Robert Moses SP featured an exciting morning flight again today, with excellent volume and variety of diurnal migrants, but numbers of re-orienting nocturnal migrants (e.g., Myrtle Warblers) were much lower than yesterday's. Highlights included four Cave Swallows (pairs around 8:30 and 9:00), a

Re: [nysbirds-l] Smith's Point County Park, Suffolk

2010-10-30 Thread Mike
Fair nimbers of the usual late fall mix along the beach at Smith's Point this morning. Highlights included 2 Eastern Bluebirds, a Hairy Woodpecker and a Goshawk. Most interesting was runninng into Bob Gunning, a nature photographer/ birder, who showed us a photo of a frigatebird that he took

[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks - Greenwood Cemetery

2010-10-30 Thread Robert Bate
We were able to see 6 American Woodcocks in Brooklyn's historic Greenwood Cemetery today. Most were in the area of the Battle Hill Monument. We caught sight ofone walking and feeding between gravestones and another later flew in a circle around us affording excellent views; the rest were birds

[nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC 10/30 - plenty of migrants

2010-10-30 Thread Tom Fiore
Saturday, 30 October, 2010 - Manhattan, New York City The good flights carried into parts of Manhattan that are not always looked at, as well as some that are. In Riverside Park at nearly sunset, after a good amount of typical migrant activity in the areas above 100th Street, the slightly