[nysbirds-l] Boat-tailed grackles;Island Park

2011-02-18 Thread Richard A Cartwright
Yesterday there were 4 boat-tailed grackles loitering around (and making a raucous) at Masone Beach on Island Park. First time I've seen them this year. Does anyone know if they winter here? Dick Cartwright Hydrologist U.S. Geological Survey NY Coram Water Science Center 2045 Route 112, Bldg 4

[nysbirds-l] Montauk Western Tanager

2011-02-18 Thread Hugh McGuinness
Dear NY Birders, Please remember that when looking for the accommodating WESTERN TANAGER in Montauk birders do not have permission to walk onto the property where it feeds. (This is the property on the right at the top of the hill.) The bird can be easily seen from the road, although a little

[nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush etc. Central Park, NYC 2/18

2011-02-18 Thread Tom Fiore
Friday, 18 February 2011 - Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City The VARIED THRUSH is, as it has been for at least 2 weeks or more, wandering widely beyond the area where it had first been discovered - one of the several alternate areas it has taken to visiting is only about 1/4 mile (as the

[nysbirds-l] Mea culpa re Montauk Tanager

2011-02-18 Thread Hugh McGuinness
OK, I had a feeling I was making an ass of myself this morning when I posted about the Montauk WESTERN TANAGER and now I have received the information to prove it. It turns out that the person with license plateCHSER was invited on to the property by the owner. I am now mortified that I maligned

Re: [nysbirds-l] It's urgent, please respond

2011-02-18 Thread Michael Zablocky
Gee, ya think? But seriously, thanks for the warning. There are trusting souls who would fall for this. I live with one. I, on the other hand, am not so trusting! Birders, try to keep your feathers from being plucked. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 18, 2011, at 1:48 PM, Nadine Scarpa

Re: [nysbirds-l] It's urgent, please respond

2011-02-18 Thread richjack115
This probably is a scam. It happened to a friend of mine last year but luckily no one fell for it. The best thing to do is try phoning John to see if he is at home. Richard ZainEldeen Brooklyn, NY -Original Message- From: John Gavrity jgav...@gmail.com To: NYSBIRDS-L

Re: [nysbirds-l] It's urgent, please respond

2011-02-18 Thread Ardith Bondi
This is totally a scam - just delete it! Ardith Bondi On 2/18/11 2:40 PM, richjack...@aol.com wrote: This probably is a scam. It happened to a friend of mine last year but luckily no one fell for it. The best thing to do is try phoning John to see if he is at home. Richard ZainEldeen

Re: [nysbirds-l] It's urgent, please respond

2011-02-18 Thread Brien Hindman
John (if you can read this): And notify google that your password has been hacked. You should also double check with gmail search to make sure no personal info was in any of the emails such as credit card numbers or logins and passwords. They will certainly be looking for them. A friend from

Re: [nysbirds-l] It's urgent, please respond

2011-02-18 Thread Rick Linda Kedenburg
I have already forwarded it to: Phishing Us Gov www.phishing- rep...@us-cert.gov For future reference this is a US Government website that specializes in international e scamming. Rick K. On Feb 18, 2011, at 2:50 PM, Ardith Bondi wrote: This is totally a scam - just delete it! Ardith

[nysbirds-l] Signs of Spring on LI: Oystercatchers and Killdeer

2011-02-18 Thread Shaibal Mitra
This afternoon as I was scoping flocks of Brant and goldeneye at the Fire Island Inlet, seven American Oystercatchers came Wheep-ing in from the west and landed on the Oak Beach bar. They were the only shorebirds I saw until I came across a Killdeer along the roadside at Robert Moses SP. We had

[nysbirds-l] Redpolls at Jones Beach and Harlequins at Pt. Lookout

2011-02-18 Thread Sy Schiff
Jones Beach West End 18 Sep The group of approx. 50 COMMON REDPOLLS found yesterday by Ken Feustel were in the same place this morning at the end of the fisherman's trail, although they moved around a bit. They are very skittish. Also, in the area,were a number of HORNED LARKS. The Larks

[nysbirds-l] ELIAS Montauk Point Field Trip is CANCELLED

2011-02-18 Thread John McNeil
Because this field trip was posted in the January 2011 New York Birders, I am posting this notices about its cancellation. The Eastern Long Island Audubon Society field trip to Montauk Point scheduled for tomorrow February 19th. has been cancelled by the field trip leader, Carl

[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks

2011-02-18 Thread robsbate
Speaking of impending spring: on Wednesday I had a Woodcock foraging in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and yesterday one out at Floyd Bennett Field (also in Brooklyn). The bird at FBF was peenting in the brush before hopping out onto the edge of the tarmac and then flying off. It won't be long

[nysbirds-l] Hacked email account

2011-02-18 Thread John Gavrity
An email was sent from the gmail account that I use for NY Birds stating that I am stranded in the Netherlands and I am in need of money. Indeed this is a hoax as I am not in the Netherlands. My account was shut down by Google. They have completed their investigation and I have been assured

[nysbirds-l] Point Lookout

2011-02-18 Thread redknot
Spent an hour in the late afternoon birding Jones Inlet from the Pt. Lookout side. Had the five harlequin ducks (three adult male, 2 adult female). They lifted off, did a long circled flight around the Inlet and headed out to the ocean heading west. However, I could not relocate them after a

[nysbirds-l] Agawam Lake gulls

2011-02-18 Thread Seth Ausubel
A trip to the Town of Southampton today produced few geese, but an immature Glaucous Gull and a first-cycle Iceland Gull were on Agawam Lake in Southampton Village. Seth Ausubel Forest Hills -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Pt Lookout birding

2011-02-18 Thread redknot
I failed to mention in my previous post that while looking for the harlequin ducks along the Point Lookout jetty 11 vocalizing American oystercatchers flew by, heading west toward the groin field. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 18 February 2011

2011-02-18 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA * New York * New York City, Long Island, Westchester County * Feb. 18, 2011 * NYNY1102.18 - Birds mentioned BARNACLE GOOSE+ VARIED THRUSH+ WESTERN TANAGER+ (+ Details requested by NYSARC) GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Ross's Goose TUNDRA SWAN King Eider Harlequin Duck BARROW'S GOLDENEYE