[nysbirds-l] Great white heron still there

2021-10-15 Thread Andrew Block
The great white heron at marshlands reservation is still there as of 5pm today.  Andrew Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Great White Heron still at Marshlands

2021-10-08 Thread Andrew Block
As of this evening at dusk the Great White Heron was still there with the other herons and Laughing Gulls south of Marie's Pt.  Gave great looks in the fading light.  Nice to have seen them in CT, NY, and FL:-)   Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers,

[nysbirds-l] White Plains Rural Cemetery birds

2021-09-29 Thread Andrew Block
3/29/21 - White Plains Rural Cemetery, Rte. 22, N. White Plains, NY 7 Mourning Doves1 Black Vulture1 Red-tailed Hawk1 Red-bellied Woodpecker1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker1 Hairy Woodpecker2 Northern Flickers1 Eastern Phoebe1 Red-eyed Vireomany Blue Jays1 Common Raven1 Black-capped Chickadee1

[nysbirds-l] Fish Crows in Lake George/Bolton Landing

2021-09-06 Thread Andrew Block
I was up in Warren County at Lake George and Bolton Landing and had a few Fish Crows.  I did not know they'd gotten that far north in NY.  Nice. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 

Re: [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy in Rye (Westchester Co): odd "egret" on 8/21

2021-08-30 Thread Andrew Block
Hi Phil, Sure is one!  Nice.  There was one in CT last year or the year before that eventually died and is now in the Yale museum.  Hope this one survives better.  By the way this list is actually for the whole state, hence NYS birds, so definitely the place to report this.  For some reason

[nysbirds-l] Eastern Meadowlark ssp. from Croton last winter

2021-08-28 Thread Andrew Block
Has anyone narrowed down the meadowlark from Croton Pt. Park last February that was with the redpolls, sparrows, etc. along the path to ssp.?  From my photos it sure looks like argutula from the southeast.  Just wondering.   Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt.

[nysbirds-l] 6 black terns west haverstraw

2021-08-23 Thread Andrew Block
Seen on east side of river from havrstraw bay park. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] 2 Caspian terms nyack

2021-08-23 Thread Andrew Block
Heading south towards bridge from memorial park on piermont ave. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Little blue heron at wallkill river nwr

2021-08-15 Thread Andrew Block
There is a immature little blue heron and a snowy egret at liberty loop trail with the other herons. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] white-winged dove/cockatiel

2021-06-08 Thread Andrew Block
Had a funny experience today along the Taconic Parkway.  As I was nearing the northbound exit 8 I saw just above car level and along the side of the road a bird flying parallel to me that I at first thought was a white-winged dove.  It had the swift flight of a dove and was about the right

[nysbirds-l] Mine Torne Rd. still closed?

2021-06-06 Thread Andrew Block
Does anyone know if Mine Torne Rd. at West Point is still closed to the public?  I assumed it was since I haven't seen mention of it since then many moons ago.  I'd love to go there again and see the goodies I used to over the years.  I rarely left the road since there was so much to see along

[nysbirds-l] dark eyed white-eyed vireo in late May?

2021-05-27 Thread Andrew Block
Has anyone ever had a juvenile white-eyed vireo in late May?  I had a bird in AZ that looked just like a white-eyed vireo but it's eye was dark.  I know the juveniles have dark eyes, but I've always been puzzled that it was dark at that time of year.  I would think they haven't even fledged at

[nysbirds-l] Bear Spring Mtn. WMA birds

2021-05-22 Thread Andrew Block
5/22/21 - Bear Spring Mtn. WMA, Walton, Delaware Co., NY 1 Mallard6 Canada Geese4 Mourning Doves2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds2 Turkey Vultures3 Broad-winged Hawks1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker2 Northern Flickers1 Pileated Woodpecker1 Alder Flycatcher2 Least Flycatchers3 Red-eyed Vireos4 Blue Jays3

Re: [nysbirds-l] Burrowing Owl, Kings County

2021-04-28 Thread Andrew Block
The question is will it stay around.  Probably not, but it'd be nice:-) Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780  www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 05:49:18 PM EDT, Shaibal

[nysbirds-l] Schoharie County Eagle Trail

2021-04-27 Thread Andrew Block
I just happened onto a site for the Schoharie County Eagle Trail today which peaked my interest since I went to school in Cobleskill and I'm very familiar with the area.  I had not heard of this trail, but it seems it's brand new, opening this spring.  It starts at Cobleskill and continues east

[nysbirds-l] Fw: Screenshot 2021-04-11 at 1.20.18 PM

2021-04-19 Thread Andrew Block
Just got this from my friend.  Good job by Latimer.  Now it can continue to be enjoyed by the birders and nature lovers it was intended for.  I mean really, why would we ever need a frisbee golf course.  I barely even know what that is:-( Andrew  Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20

[nysbirds-l] Red-throated Loon at Prospect Park

2021-04-03 Thread Andrew Block
With all the excitement about the probable Gray-breasted Martin at Prospect Park I haven't seen any posts about the Red-throated Loon there.  Also had a flock of Pine Siskins there.  Both seen while watching the martin. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3

[nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR birds and lots of sushi

2021-04-03 Thread Andrew Block
4/3/21 - Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR, Pine Island/Sussex, NY/NJ Time:  5pm to darkObserver:  Andrew Block several Canada Geese (plus 2 dead ones near each other, not good)8+ Mute Swansseveral Wood Ducks4 American Wigeons7 American Black Ducksmany Mallards7 Blue-winged Tealsmany Green

[nysbirds-l] Possible Black Vulture breeding

2021-03-30 Thread Andrew Block
For anyone doing the Scarsdale area for the atlas, I may have a breeding pair of Black Vultures there.  It's the same pair I always seen in the area of Scarsdale Ford on Central Ave.  Will try to confirm soon.  Was wondering if they were breeding around that area. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block

[nysbirds-l] siskins

2021-03-25 Thread Andrew Block
My friend still has a couple siskins at her feeders in Scarsdale.  I assume they'll be heading north soon, but who knows they might stay to nest.  It does happen in these irruption years. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York

[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks at Sterling Forest

2021-03-20 Thread Andrew Block
On my way home from Saratoga, I stopped at Sterling Forest at dusk to do some herping and had two woodcock, heard both and saw one on Ironwood Rd. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 

[nysbirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose and Yellow-headed Blackbird in Saratoga - no

2021-03-20 Thread Andrew Block
Once again I headed up to Saratoga Lake to try for the goose and now the blackbird as well.  Spent the whole day and found bunches of geese but the huge numbers from monday are pretty much gone.  Lots were heading north.  As far as I know only a white-fronted was found otherwise not much goose

[nysbirds-l] Bog meadow brook nature trail, saratoga,

2021-03-20 Thread Andrew Block
4 rusty blackbirds seen at above spot off meadow brook rd. Andrew block Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose still around?

2021-03-19 Thread Andrew Block
Hi all, Thinking of heading back up to Saratoga again tomorrow since it's going to be such a nice day and was wondering if the Tundra Bean-Goose or Yellow-headed Blackbird has been seen lately?  Thanks. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers,

[nysbirds-l] Saratoga Lake, Saratoga sod farm, Lock 2 birds

2021-03-15 Thread Andrew Block
Saratoga Lake/Saratoga Sod Farm/Loch 2  and vicinity, Saratoga Co., NY 8:30am to 5:30pm 1 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE1 SNOW GOOSE1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE1-2 CACKLING GEESE7,000+ Canada Geese25+ Wood Ducks7+ American Wigeonsmany American Black Ducksmany Mallards6+ Northern Pintails30+ Green-winged

[nysbirds-l] Mill Pond gallinule

2021-03-07 Thread Andrew Block
The Common Gallinule at Mill Pond Park along Merrick Rd. in Bellmore/Wantagh was there still today around noon or so on the east side of the island where the briars are hanging over the water low. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co.,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2021-02-14 Thread Andrew Block
I had it last weekend.  At the time I thought it was a pale Common since I didn't know the one there was a exilipes ssp.  I was thinking hornemanni ssp. since that it was I've seen here in the northeast. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers,

[nysbirds-l] Are the Croton redpolls still there?

2021-02-10 Thread Andrew Block
Hi all, Anyone know if the redpolls at Croton Pt. Park are still coming to the same spot?  I thought maybe since the 7+ inches of snow may have moved them to somewhere else I'd ask.  Didn't know if people were still putting out food for them. Thanks, Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting

[nysbirds-l] Croton Pt. birds

2021-02-06 Thread Andrew Block
2/6/21 - Croton Pt. Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY Time:  2pm to 5:15pm 10+ Horned Larks25+ Common Redpolls6+ Savannah Sparrows (3 different ssp.)3 Song Sparrows7+ White-throated Sparrows2 Bald Eagles1 Great Horned Owl (heard)1 Peregrine Falcon Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20

[nysbirds-l] extralimital Redwing

2021-01-30 Thread Andrew Block
The extralimital Redwing was seen all day today in Capisic Pond Park in Portland, Maine.  I also saw one of the two Dickcissels there and a Northern Shrike.  The Black-headed Grosbeak was seen briefly in the early morning but not the rest of the day.  A regular Patagonia Picnic Area Effect

[nysbirds-l] Ferruginous Hawk

2021-01-17 Thread Andrew Block
In case anyone is interested the Ferruginous Hawk up in Orange Co. in New Hampton area was last seen around 3pm or so along Celery Ave. and soon after on Onion Rd.  At least that's when I was there and it was seen. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3

[nysbirds-l] Is towhee still around

2021-01-14 Thread Andrew Block
Does anyone know if the towhee is still around Baldwin Park?  I heard it was seen again the other day but nobody posted it here.  Is it still in the same area?  I heard it was with a fox sparrow, but they are being seen farther towards the end of the path.  Thanks much. Andrew Andrew v. F.

[nysbirds-l] Spotted Towhee no

2021-01-10 Thread Andrew Block
No sign of the Spotted Towhee in Baldwin Town Park this am from dawn to 12 noon.  After 16 hours of towhee searching this week I'm calling it quits.  This was one of if not the most difficult rarity I've searched for in years.  Maybe next time in 20 or 30 years when one shows up in NY:-( Andrew

[nysbirds-l] Croton Pt. Birds incl. LeConte's Sparrow

2020-12-21 Thread Andrew Block
12/21/20 - Croton Pt. Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 130+ Canada Geese2 American Black Ducks3 Great Blue Herons1 Cooper's Hawk1 Northern Harrier5 Bald Eagles30+ Horned Larks3 Black-capped Chickadees1 Gray Catbird2 Northern Mockingbirds2 American Goldfinches3 Downy Woodpeckers1 Snow Bunting3

[nysbirds-l] extralimital Tundra Bean-Goose

2020-12-18 Thread Andrew Block
Since it is a mega-rarity I figured I could report it here even though it's in the Philly area.  Went to see the Tundra Bean-Goose being seen at Springton Reservoir and surrounding lawns in the area of Media, PA.  Today I refound it in the early am at Crum Creek Pond next to the water treatment

[nysbirds-l] Western Tanager

2020-12-13 Thread Andrew Block
The Western Tanager along 22nd. st. is still there as of this morning around 9am.  Being seen across from the little park on 10th. and up on the High line. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 

[nysbirds-l] correction to 12/5 report

2020-12-09 Thread Andrew Block
I apologize.  I meant County Rte. 62, not 16, on my report of last sunday.  The Barnacle goose was seen at the beginning of 62 not 16 near its intersection with 12 past the pond on the left in the fields.  Sorry:-( Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3

[nysbirds-l] Black Dirt region birds

2020-12-06 Thread Andrew Block
12/6/20 - Co. Rte. 16 just past Co. Rte. 12 intersection, Minisink, NY 1 Merlin300+ Canada Geese (incl. one melanistic Canada)1 Barnacle Goose3 Barnacle/Canada Goose hybrids - Oil City Rd. parking lot for Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR, Pine Island, NY 2 Sandhill Cranes1 Rough-legged

[nysbirds-l] Croton Pt. warblers

2020-11-06 Thread Andrew Block
Spent a few hours at Croton Pt. Park in Croton late this afternoon.  Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers were around with one Palm Warbler and one late Blackpoll Warbler.  Also had a noisy American Kestrel on top of the landfill.  Other than that there were the usual birds. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block

[nysbirds-l] Black-throated Blues in Scarsdale

2020-10-28 Thread Andrew Block
I was surprised to see a pair of Black-throated Blue Warblers in my friends backyard in Scarsdale in the same area as a month or so ago.  Didn't catch the male again luckily:-)  This also may be the latest I've seen them.  Nice treat. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock

[nysbirds-l] Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Ashoken - no

2020-10-18 Thread Andrew Block
No sign of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher at the Ashoken Reservoir as of 2:30pm.  Seems to have last been seen around 9:30am or so.  I was there from 10:30am to about 2:30pm with nothing.  Did have several Common Loons, a Common Merganser, Cooper's Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin, several

Re: [nysbirds-l] Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Ulster County

2020-10-17 Thread Andrew Block
If anyone sees this bird tomorrow PLEASE post it on this list.  I'd love to go see it.  Amazing what that reservoir has attracted this year:-)  Thanks. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 

[nysbirds-l] Siskins/redpolls and brant

2020-10-09 Thread Andrew Block
Had a large flock of siskins or redpolls fly off from a tree in my yard this am in Yonkers.  they called a little but not the typical siskin call so not 100% sure which they were.  Looking to be a big finch winter.  Also, while fishing in Verplanck I had five flocks of brant going south low

[nysbirds-l] Echo Kyack Launch lot Croton Train Station not free anymore:-(

2020-09-23 Thread Andrew Block
I haven't seen this posted, but today I saw that starting July this year the lot at the Echo Boat Launch site is no longer open the the public for free.  Another snobby town taking away free public parking from us, surprise surprise.  If you are a resident you can park for free with a permit

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in Carmel Hamlet

2020-09-14 Thread Andrew Block
Had a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in a preserve off of Nichols Rd. and east of the Putnam Co. Veterans Mem. Park.  Don't know the name of the preserve, but the entrance is just east of Gypsy Trails Farm. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester

[nysbirds-l] Little BLue Heron in Eastchester

2020-08-31 Thread Andrew Block
Saw an immature Little Blue Heron at Twin Lakes Park in Eastchester, NY.  It was with a Green Heron and Great Egret. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780  www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Ashoken Reservoir White Pelican and Brown Booby

2020-08-30 Thread Andrew Block
Went to look today for the White Pelican at the Ashoken Reservoir that was reported on ebird but never here hoping to get it and boy were we in luck today.  Finally got it around 1:30pm on a sandbar point directly across from Woodstock Dike viewed from Dike Rd.  Went to view it on the dike and

[nysbirds-l] Fw: INteresting Myiarchus flycatcher just over the border in MA

2020-08-21 Thread Andrew Block
I know it's extralimital, but today while at Bartholomew's Cobble in Ashley Falls, MA, I had a Myiarchus flycatcher across from the parking lot along the trail just past the big elm before the trail goes up hill into the woods.  It seemed to be a little smaller than a Great Crested Flycatcher

[nysbirds-l] Red-breasted Nuthatch

2020-08-15 Thread Andrew Block
The Red-breasted NUthatches are coming through.  Even though my idiot neighbors cut down their huge spruce earlier this year I had a single Red-breasted in their yard today.  Seem to come by every year about this time. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3

[nysbirds-l] Two Swallow-tailed Kites at Sandy Hook too

2020-08-11 Thread Andrew Block
Pretty amazing that there were two Swallow-tailed Kites at Sandy Hook, NJ, at the same time as the two in Orleans Co., NY.  Cool stuff. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780  www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

[nysbirds-l] Are Wallkill Cranes still around?

2020-07-31 Thread Andrew Block
I went to Liberty Loop Trail at Wallkill River NWR this am and there was no sign of the cranes there.  Does anyone know if they are still around and/or did the babies from the second clutch survive?  I was hoping to see them today.  Hope they survived. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting

[nysbirds-l] extralimital Western Meadowlark at Mill Creek Marsh Park, Secaucus, NJ

2020-07-26 Thread Andrew Block
By the way this park is not open until 7am even though it's supposed to be open by sunrise.  I got there at 5:45am and had to wait til that time before the gate was unlocked.  I found the probable Western Meadowlark loosely hanging out with a flock of starlings, Red-winged Blackbirds and an

[nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR birds incl. cranes

2020-06-26 Thread Andrew Block
6/26/20 - Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR, Pine Island/Vernon Twp., NY/NJ many Wood Ducks (of all ages)several Mallards6 Canada Geese1 Pied-billed Grebe1 Yellow-bellied Cuckoo1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird1 Virginia Rail8+ Common Gallinules4 SANDHILL CRANES (including 2 little cranelings:-),

[nysbirds-l] Verplanck Snow Goose

2020-06-19 Thread Andrew Block
While out fishing in Verplanck today I saw an adult Snow Goose with the usual Canadas and Mallards that hang out at the Steamboat Waterfront Park at the end of Hardie St.  That's where an immature was a couple of winters ago.  This adult has a busted wing so pretty obvious why it's around. 

[nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR birds

2020-06-13 Thread Andrew Block
6/13/20 - Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR, NY/NJ 1 Sandhill Crane (male was in same place as last time and eventually walked over to where the female is on her nest)2 Least Bitterns100+ Wood Ducks (of all different ages all in southern most impoundment)1 Brown Thrasher3 Bobolinks4 Marsh

[nysbirds-l] Screech-Owl family in Briarcliff Manor

2020-06-11 Thread Andrew Block
My buddy who lives on Macy Rd. in Briarcliff Manor just told me that while sitting out on his deck the other evening a family of small owls came into the yard and perched on the various fence posts in his back yard and periodically went down to grab something.  Sounded like it could only be a

[nysbirds-l] Bear Spring Mtn. WMA -Mourning Warblers and more

2020-06-07 Thread Andrew Block
6/7/20 - Bear Spring Mtn. WMA, Walton, NY 1 Alder Flycatcher2 Willow Flycatchers2 Ovenbirds2 Northern Waterthrushes3 Black-and-white Warblers2 MOURNING WARBLERS4+ Common Yellowthroats3 American Redstarts1 Northern Parula3 Magnolia Warblers4+ Blackburnian Warblers1 Yellow Warbler4 Chestnut-sided

[nysbirds-l] Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR confirmed breeders including cranes in NJ

2020-05-25 Thread Andrew Block
Hi all, Spent from 5pm to 9:30pm looking for rails and trying to see what the cranes were up to.  No luck on the Soras or Kings (if they are still breeding here), but did have a Virginia briefly call during the day.  I wonder if the rails there start calling at 10pm like they do in CT?  I

[nysbirds-l] Probable Trumpeter Swan at Partridge Run WMA

2020-05-16 Thread Andrew Block
Just saw a post on Facebook with a ok photo of what looked like an adult Trumpeter Swan at Partridge Run WMA in Middleburgh in Schoharie Co.  A very nice bird for that area.  My old stomping grounds. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester

[nysbirds-l] Probable breeding Sandhill Cranes

2020-05-16 Thread Andrew Block
I was at Liberty Loop Trail at Wallkill River NWR yesterday and had the resident pair of Sandhill Cranes close by the northern part of the trail near the lot.  Supposedly they had chicks but is did not see any and they did not act like they had any so I guess it's probable breeding since they

[nysbirds-l] Doodletown Rd. birds incl. large numbers of Cape Mays

2020-05-16 Thread Andrew Block
5/16/20 - Doodletown Rd., Bear Mtn. S.P., Stony Pt., NY 3 Mourning Doves1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird2 Black Vultures5 Turkey Vultures1 Bald Eagle1 Red-bellied Woodpecker2 Pileated Woodpeckers1 Northern Flicker1 or 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers1 Eastern Wood-Pewee1 Willow Flycatcher1 Least

[nysbirds-l] Confirmed breeding Common Ravens

2020-05-14 Thread Andrew Block
While at Sterling Forest S.P. in Tuxedo today on the Ironwood Dr. powerline ROW I had a family of five ravens on a cliff ledge.  There were three young and two adults. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 

Re: [nysbirds-l] Whooper Swan? - north of Oneonta

2020-05-08 Thread Andrew Block
Not the best photos so hard to tell but the right one looks like a whooper.  I'm sure it's an escape, though remotely possible vagrants.  Still a nice bird to see. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 

[nysbirds-l] Central Park birds (some confirmed nesting)

2020-05-02 Thread Andrew Block
5/2/20 - The Ramble, Central Park, Manhattan, NY Time:  7am to 11amObserver:  Andrew Block 5 Canada Geese (confirmed nesting)6 Mallards6 Mourning Doves10 Rock pigeons (confirmed nesting)5 Ring-billed Gulls1 Double-crested Cormorant1 Black-crowned Night-Heron1 Red-bellied Woodpecker3 Downy

[nysbirds-l] FOY Orchard Oriole

2020-05-01 Thread Andrew Block
While working at my computer at home enjoying the semi-nice weather I just heard my first of the year Orchard Oriole calling.  One of my favorites.  So nice. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 

[nysbirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk

2020-04-21 Thread Andrew Block
At a brief stop at Twin Lakes Park in Eastchester I had an adult Broad-winged Hawk circling over the parking lot off California Rd.  First one I've had there in over 40 years as far as I can remember. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester

[nysbirds-l] Confirmed breeding - eagles, swan, and goose

2020-04-11 Thread Andrew Block
4/11/20 - FDR Park, Yorktown Heights, NY The pair of eagles were on their nest all day, I assume sitting on eggs, maybe young. - Lake Rd., Pine Plains, NY A Mute Swan and a Canada Goose were on their respective nests within about 30 feet of each other at the corner of Lake Rd. and Beach Rd. in

Re: [nysbirds-l] Fish Crow confirmed breeding in Scarsdale

2020-04-01 Thread Andrew Block
there are still volunteer leads for priority blocks, anyone can eBird these crows with the appropriate breeding codes in the atlas portal and they will count - and I hope someone will! Thanks for sharing,Brendan On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 1:04 PM Andrew Block wrote: For whomever has the block

[nysbirds-l] Fish Crow confirmed breeding in Scarsdale

2020-04-01 Thread Andrew Block
For whomever has the block that includes 167 Old Army Rd. in Scarsdale in the NY Breeding Bird Atlas just wanted to let them know that I had a Fish Crow with nesting material go into the pines they nest in every year at my friends home.   Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20

[nysbirds-l] Larchmont Reservoir birds

2020-03-24 Thread Andrew Block
3/24/20 - Larchmont Reservoir, Weaver St., Larchmont, NY several Canada Geese (one pair mating)7+ Wood Ducks1 Gadwall2 American Black Ducksmany Mallardsseveral Ring-necked Ducks2 Lesser Scaup 2+ Hooded Mergansers10+ Ruddy Ducksseveral Rock Pigeons2 Mourning Doves2 Turkey Vultures2 Red-tailed

[nysbirds-l] FOS Tree Swallows

2020-03-22 Thread Andrew Block
Had my first Tree Swallows of the year at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining.  They were along the Red loop trail west of Blinn Rd. at a pond on private property.  There were about 7 or so flying around. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers,

[nysbirds-l] new yard bird in Yonkers

2020-03-09 Thread Andrew Block
Just had a Black Vulture circling over my neighbors home for a new yard bird.  Number 71 in six years, not to bad.  Surprisingly I haven't had a Turkey yet.  Soon I'm sure. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 

[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager in Wappinger Falls

2020-03-06 Thread Andrew Block
I just saw on the Orange Co. list that there's a Summer Tanager in Wappingers Falls that's evidently been around for awhile at a private feeder.  Nice photos on the eBird report.  A shame it's a private residence since I go by the road it's on periodically.  Andrew  Andrew v. F. Block

[nysbirds-l] black vultures still in Scarsdale

2020-03-06 Thread Andrew Block
The Black Vulture pair was seen again today in the same area as previous years on Central Ave. in Scarsdale near Scarsdale Ford.  They must be nesting somewhere nearby since they are always in the same vicinity.  Would love to find a nest again. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist

[nysbirds-l] heron rookery in Bedford

2020-03-05 Thread Andrew Block
I was driving on Rte. 121 this evening and passed by a large Great Blue Heron rookery in the large marsh in the northern part of Indian Hill Park.  I never knew it was there and that there was even a rookery in Westchester County.  Pretty neat. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20

[nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR/Shawangunk NWR birds

2020-02-23 Thread Andrew Block
2/23/20 - Liberty Loop, Wallkill River NWR, NY 1 Snow Goosemany Canada Geese1 Mute Swanseveral American Black Ducksseveral Mallards130+ Northern Pintails4 Mourning Doves2 Great Blue Herons1 Black Vulture5 Turkey Vultures2 Red-tailed Hawks2 Northern Harriers1 Red-bellied Woodpeckerseveral

[nysbirds-l] 3 wren day in Cold Spring!

2020-02-21 Thread Andrew Block
Went to the West Pt. Foundry Preserve today in Cold Spring and had 4 Carolina Wrens, a Winter Wren, and a House Wren.  This is by far the latest/earliest I've ever had a House Wren in NY, let alone the northeast.  Never had a 3 wren day in winter.  Very cool.  Also had two Eastern Bluebirds, an

[nysbirds-l] Hudson River birds and more

2020-02-13 Thread Andrew Block
2/12/20 - Croton Pt. Park, Croton, NY 5 Bald Eagles - Fleischmann Pier Park, Peekskill, NY 12 Great Cormorants (didn't know they wintered along the river is such large numbers, used to only see a few                                        Double-cresteds and the rare Great)2 Bald Eagles - Lake

[nysbirds-l] Orange Co. list

2020-02-11 Thread Andrew Block
Does anyone know why I'm not seeing any reports on the Orange Co. list via ABA's sight?  I used to see reports all the time and now they're none.  Just wondering.  The Hudson-Mohawk list is fine. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co.,

[nysbirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow at Playland- no

2020-02-08 Thread Andrew Block
Went to try and get some more photos of the grasshopper sparrow at PLayland Lake but it was not to be.  I saw its little Song Sparrow friend but it was nowhere in sight.  It might still be around but not this afternoon. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3

[nysbirds-l] FDR Park eagles

2020-02-07 Thread Andrew Block
Drove by the FDR Park in Yorktown Heights today and noticed the resident pair of eagles is getting ready for the nesting season.  Saw them copulating quickly near the nest and then the male flew off.  So cool to have such visible a pair right along the highway.  Gorgeous birds Andrew Andrew v.

[nysbirds-l] Catbird at Twin Lakes Park in Eastchester

2020-01-24 Thread Andrew Block
While making a brief stop at Twin Lakes Co. Park in Eastchester I found a Gray Catbird and female Eastern Towhee amongst a flock of sparrows.  Nice to see the catbirds around this time of year.  It and a mockingbird were feeding on rose hips. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20

[nysbirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow at Playland Lake yes

2020-01-21 Thread Andrew Block
Went to look for the Grasshopper Sparrow at Playland Lake in Rye this am and got it right away.  Very easy to find.  It hung out mostly amongst the picnic tables and in between them behind the sign for picnic area #4.  Barely even needed binoculars to look at it.  Great photo ops.  Adorable

[nysbirds-l] Is the Grasshopper Sparrow still there?

2020-01-20 Thread Andrew Block
Anyone know if the Grasshopper Sparrow is still at Playland Lake boathouse area?   Thanks, Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629  www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Nassau Co. birds

2019-12-29 Thread Andrew Block
12/29/19 - Philip B. Healey Beach Park, Seaford, NY 1 TOWNSEND'S WARBLER - Mill Pond Park, Bellmore, NY 2 Mute Swansseveral Gadwallsmany American Black Ducksmany Mallardsmany Northern Shovelers4 Northern Pintails3+ Green-winged Tealsmany Hooded Mergansersseveral Herring Gullsmany Ring-billed

[nysbirds-l] Marshlands chat still there

2019-12-24 Thread Andrew Block
The Yellow-breasted Chat was still at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye this morning.  It was around the pond at first and then moved around by the road for awhile giving point blank looks and great photo ops.  Thanks to Tom, Gail and Suzanne for the help in finding it.   Andrew Andrew v. F. Block

[nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy birds

2019-12-22 Thread Andrew Block
12/22/19 - Marshlands Conservancy, Rye, NY Only birded by the nature center area. 6 Canada Goose7 Wild Turkeys10 Mourning Doves1 Sharp-shinned Hawk1 Red-bellied Woodpecker1 Downy Woodpecker5+ Blue Jays3 American Crows2 Black-capped Chickadees3 Tufted Titmice2 White-breasted Nuthatches1 Winter

[nysbirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Mamaroneck

2019-12-20 Thread Andrew Block
I went to look for the Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the private residence in Mamaroneck after looking for the chat at Marshlands which I missed.  As soon as I got there the birds at the feeders flushed up onto the fence and the grosbeak was there for a minute before diving into the shrubs and out

[nysbirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak still around in Mamaroneck

2019-12-20 Thread Andrew Block
I just heard the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak has reappeared at the private residence in Mamaroneck.  Hopefully they will get it this sunday on the count.  Nice bird for winter. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 

[nysbirds-l] King Eider, Gr. White-fronted Goose, no Emperor Goose or Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2019-12-15 Thread Andrew Block
Went out today looking for these species and had some good luck.  The female King Eider at Sterling Forest S.P. in Tuxedo is still there showing nicely at the south end of the lake, but better to bring scope if it's not in close.  It's viewed from the road to the slightly to the left after

[nysbirds-l] Greater White-fronted & Emperor Goose in s. Westchester

2019-12-07 Thread Andrew Block
The Greater White-fronted Goose that was at the pond south of Bowman Ave. in Rye Brook last winter is back with the Canada Goose flock.  One of the Canada Geese has an all black head.  The previously reported Emperor Goose in White Plains at the abandoned golf course off Hathaway Lane was not

[nysbirds-l] Addendum to yesterday's Pelican post

2019-11-20 Thread Andrew Block
Forgot to mention that one of the pelicans flew to the group of docks south of the spit where all the gulls gather a little before dusk. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629  www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

[nysbirds-l] Eastern Long Island goodies & others

2019-11-19 Thread Andrew Block
11/19/19 - Brookside Co. Park, Sayville, NY 1 imm. GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW3 Fox Sparrowsseveral White-throated Sparrows2 Song Sparrows3 House Finches4 Black-capped Chickadees1 Tufted Timouse1 Downy Woodpecker - Montauk Pt. S.P., Montauk, NY several Canada Geeseseveral Common Eidersmany Black

[nysbirds-l] Thank you all

2019-11-18 Thread Andrew Block
Thanks you all for the updates.  Will head out tomorrow early and spend the day out there trying for these guys.  I will report if I see anything. Andrew  Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 

[nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican and Golden-crowned Sparrow still around?

2019-11-18 Thread Andrew Block
Does anyone know if the Brown Pelican in Montauk and the Golden-crowned Sparrow are still around?  I was thinking of going for them tomorrow if they are still there. Thanks, Andrew  Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 

[nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR

2019-11-03 Thread Andrew Block
11/3/19 - Liberty Loop and Wood Duck Trails, Wallkill River NWR, NY/NJ many Canada Geeseseveral Mallardsmany American Black Ducksmany Green-winged Teals3 SANDHILL CRANES2 Short-billed Dowitchers3 Great Blue Herons3 Great Egrets2 Turkey Vultures2 Bald Eagles4 Red-tailed Hawks1 Cooper's Hawk2

[nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park and Thompson Pond birds

2019-10-19 Thread Andrew Block
- Orchard Beach section, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY 10+ Brant (first of the season)1 Northern Flicker 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers1 Blue-headed Vireoseveral Blue Jays4 Black-capped Chickadees15 Double-crested Cormorants3 Herring Gulls7+ Ring-billed Gulls1 House Wren6+ Golden-crowned Kinglets2

[nysbirds-l] Scarsdale birds

2019-10-10 Thread Andrew Block
Had two Palm Warblers and a Common Yellowthroat at my friends home in Scarsdale on Old Army Rd.  Also had my first White-throated Sparrows of the season there too. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 

[nysbirds-l] Chimney Swifts in Yonkers

2019-10-06 Thread Andrew Block
Just had a flock of Chimney Swifts flying around my yard and over the neighborhood.  Thought most had left by now. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block Consulting Naturalist 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3 Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629  www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Yonkers and Scarsdale birds

2019-10-04 Thread Andrew Block
At my friends home in Scarsdale I had a House Wren still hanging around.  In Yonkers on Central Ave. at the Elite Investigations building I had an Eastern Phoebe and in my front yard I had a female Magnoila Warbler.  I'm still getting hummingbirds at the feeders too. Andrew Andrew v. F. Block

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