[nysbirds-l] North Shore Nassau Ducks: 11 Pintails, Eurasian Wigeon, ~100 Canvasbacks, White Wing Surf Scoters

2014-01-20 Thread Robert Taylor
Hi Everyone, Just got back from birding Nassau's North Shore - weather sucks, but good birding - highlights: Oyster Bay Mill Pond (9:30 am) 11 Drake Pintails with one Eurasian Wigeon Oyster Bay Sanctuary/ Oak Neck Creek (10:45am): at least 100 Canvasbacks (lots of other various ducks) Bayville

[nysbirds-l] common raven-Nassau coliseum

2014-01-20 Thread lstocker
Jonathan stocker just called and ask me to post that he had two common ravens fly over the parking lot of the Nassau coliseum in Uniondale at 12:05,while waiting to see the islander hockey gamethanks lee stocker -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Point Lookout update

2014-01-20 Thread David Klauber
There is major dredging underway at Point Lookout and there is no access to the beach area by the jetties. The beach entrance in the southeast corner of the town parking area is roped off, and the beach has been extended with pumped sand all the way to the end of the eastern two jetties. I

[nysbirds-l] No. Shrike - Southampton, LI

2014-01-20 Thread Eileen Schwinn
Northern shrike - in the trees, east of the cement wall, at the corner of Old Town Rd and Gin Lane. Just south of Old Town Pond. The bird was first seen near the south east end of the pond. Eileen Schwinn Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Roaming Orange County

2014-01-20 Thread Felipe Pimentel
Today, I went to Mission land Road looking for the Snowy Owl but it was not there. On the hand, we had two Snowy Owls in the same area. One was perching near the entrance to Warren Sod Farm (Route 12, Orange County) the other was in the area of Skinner Lane (Pine Island). In addition to the

[nysbirds-l] Eastern Bluebirds - Muttontown

2014-01-20 Thread Steve Williams
We had 4 Eastern Bluebirds at Muttontown Presserver today. Not much else spotted besides a Flicker and a few Golden Crown Kinglets. SW -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-01-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
This afternoon at croton point park the landfill had a Merlin and roosting elsewhere in the park were great horned at rest and eastern screech up and down in its hole. Still good numbers of eagles around on ice in both bays and a few soaring; numbers should increase w freeze this week. Very

[nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2014-01-20 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * January 20, 2014 *  NYSY  01. 20. 14   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): January 13, 2013 - January 20, 2014 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands

[nysbirds-l] Snowy continues and when does winter become boring!

2014-01-20 Thread Ken McDermott
This afternoon, having been told that the Snowy Owl was still being seen at the old Warren Sod Farm(I have NO idea in the world what it is now called) off Lower Road in the black dirt area of Orange County, I took a quick trip out there to enjoy the bird again and also to wallow in the ability to

RE: [nysbirds-l] Snowy continues and when does winter become boring!

2014-01-20 Thread Steve Walter
Ken, Here in Queens, which of course is a bit milder, there are overwintering Red-winged and Rusty Blackbirds and Common Grackles (as is the case in many winters). The latter roam around in a flock of a couple thousand strong. There are probably a few other local areas that have grackle

[nysbirds-l] Smiths Point

2014-01-20 Thread leormand .
This afternoon my wife and I found a Snowy Owl @ Smith's point. No other birds of note - though there was a large collection of gulls on the small sandbars/islands @ the new old inlet. Gullheads would probably turn something up. Photos of the owl can be seen here:

[nysbirds-l] Monday's East End sightings

2014-01-20 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
Hook Pond..2 tundra swans 3 common mergansers Further Lane3 greater white fronted geese Lazy pointlesser black backed gull Montauk Point.4 razorbills, all 3 scoters Southampton:  Corner of Old Town Road Gin Lane...northern shrike

[nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker in Pelham Bay Park

2014-01-20 Thread Carney, Martin
I spotted one Red-headed Woodpecker from the wood chip path on the right (east) side of the Turtle Cove driving range about 200 yards (thanks yard markers) from the clubhouse area at approximately 4 p.m. todayMartin Carney -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Glaucus and Iceland at Shinnecock yes, Long Island

2014-01-20 Thread Cesar Castillo
This morning I decided to try my luck at Belmont Lake State Park, looking for either Cackling or Barnacle goose.  After searching very hard through the geese I could not produce either species.  Best duck though were two Common Mergansers.  I did see my first of year Golden-crowned Kinglet.

[nysbirds-l] 9 Snow Geese at Merritt's Pond, Riverhead

2014-01-20 Thread robert adamo
A quick stop (20 minutes) today found ~ 1/4 of the usual amount of Canadas, along with 4 adult Snow Geese (1 blue morph) and 5 juveniles, made up of at least 1 blue. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] VCP white crown

2014-01-20 Thread Alan Drogin
Mature white crowned sparrow in marsh behind mansion at Van Cortlandt Park. Also Muscota salt marsh at Inwood is now open to the public - a nice compliment to Swindlers Cove. Alan Drogin Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME