[nysbirds-l] Recent results at the Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-07 Thread TURNER
September 4th – 69 nighthawks September 5th - 179 nighthawks (with 25 coursing back and forth over the north pond at dusk) September 6th – 3 nighthawks (windy and rainy) September 7th – 91 nighthawks We're coming into what should be the best week at the watch. On tomorrow's date in 2017 we

[nysbirds-l] Fort Tilden

2019-09-07 Thread Steve Walter
Now for a happier post. For the first time in years, I tried hawk watching at Fort Tilden in early September. It was a bit different than back in the day. The highlight was a surprisingly good flight of Ospreys for what I consider still an early date - 102 counted, until I had to leave at 2 P.M.

[nysbirds-l] Rich Kelly Arrangements

2019-09-07 Thread Steve Walter
First, let me echo the sentiments expressed by Tom and Andrew. Rich was not only a member of the birding community, but his interests spanned many aspects of nature. He had great expertise in botany, butterflies, herps, and shells, but even that was not the limit of his interests. As such, he will

[nysbirds-l] Still Spaces Open for Brooklyn Mega-Pelagic, Sat 9/21 - Sun, 9/22

2019-09-07 Thread Paul Guris
We still have spaces available for the 34-35 hour Brooklyn pelagic scheduled for 9/21-22. The summer species we search for should still be in the area but it should be a better time for migration of jaegers, terns, and phalaropes as well. The trip is scheduled to leave Sat, Sep 21 at 8:00 AM and

[nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Mecox Inlet

2019-09-07 Thread AA Fawkes
In addition to the continuing avocet I just saw a buff-breasted sandpiper in the shrubby area at the western end of the inlet. It was spooked after a few minutes by 2 young peregrines and flew east down the beach and out of sight but has returned so it may stick around. Ebird checklist will

[nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Sept. 7, 2019: 15 Species of Wood Warblers, Olive-sided Flycatcher

2019-09-07 Thread Deborah Allen
Central Park NYC Saturday September 7, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. Highlights: 15 Species of Wood Warblers, Olive-sided Flycatcher. Mallard - 12 Mourning Dove - 4 Chimney Swift - 7 Ruby-throated Hummingird - Tupelo Field Herring Gull - 2 flyovers Black-crowned Night-Heron - adult

[nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted sandpiper, Nickerson beach

2019-09-07 Thread matthieu . benoit76
There is a Buff-breasted sandpiper now along the fence facing the shore line of the restricted area which is in front of the East terrase. Matthieu Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device Original message From: Ben Cacace Date: 9/7/19 5:20 AM (GMT-05:00) To: NYSBIRDS-L

Re: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 6 September 2019

2019-09-07 Thread matthieu . benoit76
Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device Original message From: Ben Cacace Date: 9/7/19 5:20 AM (GMT-05:00) To: NYSBIRDS-L Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 6 September 2019 - RBA * New York * New York City, Long Island, Westchester County * Sep. 6, 2019 * NYNY1909.06 -

Re: [nysbirds-l] AMAV Mecox -yes

2019-09-07 Thread Jane Ross
Avocet very actively feeding at Mecox where rising tide has almost covered the gut...perhaps there will be a break to open the pond shortly? Some sanderlings, 16 black bellied plover Jane F. Ross, PhD 1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128 mobile: 917-992-6708 On Sep 7, 2019, at 9:36 AM,

[nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Vale of Cashmere PP Brooklyn

2019-09-07 Thread Gabriel Willow
I just had a rather handsome adult CT Warbler at the NE edge of the Vale of Cashmere in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Rather early for the species I believe? It was in dense undergrowth on the path leading east from the Vale on the slope covered in pokeweed where the bamboo used to grow. Also 13

[nysbirds-l] AMAV Mecox -yes

2019-09-07 Thread Christopher Gangemi
Made it through the stormy weather. Still there as of 7:30 this morning. Cut still closed, so no other shorebirds besides Sanderlings. -Chris Sent from my iPod -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 6 September 2019

2019-09-07 Thread Andrew Baksh
I am greatly saddened to learn of Rich Kelly’s passing. If anyone knows anything about funeral arrangements, please do share. Rich was a brilliant naturalist. He was a genuine man with no pretentiousness and I enjoyed the time spent with him in the field due to his brilliance and sarcastic

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 6 September 2019

2019-09-07 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA * New York * New York City, Long Island, Westchester County * Sep. 6, 2019 * NYNY1909.06 - Birds mentioned LEACH'S STORM-PETREL+ WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+ BROWN BOOBY+ BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+ (+ Details requested by NYSARC) Parasitic Jaeger Lesser Black-backed Gull Caspian Tern Cory's