Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Hammond's Flycatcher, Sunken Meadow SP

2018-11-18 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
birders who were pretty unequivocal in ruling out Hammonds (and Dusky never got a look in etc.) cheers Dom *Dominic Garcia-Hall* * <>* *NY +1 917 740 1945* *UK +44 161 818 6166* On Sun, 18 Nov 2018 at 19:22, Hugh McGuinness wrote: > Are the phot

Re: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: European Goldfinch Flock (18-Dec)

2017-12-19 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Oh, weird, I am indeed wrong then ;) Wouldn’t be hard to automate a rule in eBird that folllowed ABA protocol on what’s countable or not? *Dominic Garcia-Hall* * <>* *NY +1 917 740 1945* *UK +44 161 408 4002* On 19 December 2017 at 19:11,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: European Goldfinch Flock (18-Dec)

2017-12-19 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
if you enter it without the feral/domestic moniker. The eBird algorithm 'decides' where it's apprpriate from a listing perspective. At least that was my understanding I might be wrong. *Dominic Garcia-Hall* * <>* *NY +1 917 740 1945* *UK +44 161 40

Re: [nysbirds-l] Astonishing High Count for Common Raven, Suffolk Co., LI

2017-12-02 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
expansion seems truly widespread. Great news! cheers, Dom *Dominic Garcia-Hall* * <>* *NY +1 917 740 1945* *UK +44 161 408 4002* On Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at 04:47, Andrew Mason <> wrote: > The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake question: field guide?

2017-11-08 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Try corncrake ;) Even the ABA has been misspelling it. What a great find. Did u go for it yet? On Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at 16:37, wrote: > What field guide is this bird in? I lugged my Svennson Birds of Europe > guide with me to work and there’s no sign of Crex crex in it. >

Re: [nysbirds-l] Changes to the NYS List

2017-07-02 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
FYI you can read most of the committee's accompanying comments here: Pretty interesting. Cheers Dom + 1 201 851 6512 On 2 July 2017 at 07:09, syschiff wrote: > The

[nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers, Midtown NYC

2017-06-13 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
- at Liberty SP - all summer. Anyway, if you're in need of BLSK for your NY county list, an early evening vigil from Chelsea piers would likely be rewarded. Good skimming. Dom Dominic Garcia-Hall + 1 201 851 6512 -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret & Central Park, NYC 4/16-17

2017-04-17 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Tom, et al. For what it's worth, if you're still on the fence about seeing this CAEG, it might be prudent to do it soon. I just made a quick pass through and the maintenance guys said they were about to start work on the lawn where it's been feeding. There was heavy machinery involved The

Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, (Bryant Park Lincoln's Sparrow question), NYC 3/6-7-8

2017-03-09 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Hi Tom There are phone pics on my ebird report from mid Feb when I last passed through the park.- It's basically not moved from its corner all winter. Unequivocally a LISP - just a bit scruffy ;) Cheers Dom + 1 646 429 2667

[nysbirds-l] ICGU @ SI ferry terminal

2017-02-24 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Am not on the Richmond county listserv so this may be a known bird but there is a 1CY Kumliens on the pier pilings just off of the Lighthouse Museum. And a very interesting looking HERG... Good birding, Dom PS. First time I've been here - SI looks to have some great gulling :) Dominic Garcia-Hall

[nysbirds-l] GYRF yes

2017-01-27 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
FYI for those thinking of going later / tomorrow, Ray Gilbert and others just had the GYRFALCON again at Stateline again. Chased north by resident peregrines. Cheers Dom + 1 646 429 2667 -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Gyr

2017-01-22 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Cross-posting as it may end up on the other side of the river - a gray GYRFALCON was seen and well documented late yesterday afternoon over the Hudson river at Alpine NJ (Stateline Lookout), by Mike Girone. Eyes skyward! Cheers Dom + 1 646 429 2667 <(646)%20429-2667> --

Re: [nysbirds-l] St. Paul's Church, Manhattan 1903-04 - 41 species

2016-11-30 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
I find most people reporting to eBird are pretty good about including context (location etc) in the comments field - not least because when it's a genuine rarity eBird mandates some kind of commentary. In fact, I'd say once a rarity has had its initial few ebird reports, further comments tend to

[nysbirds-l] caspian terns - Midtown Hudson River

2016-08-28 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Folks, This afternoon around 3pm I watched two caspian terns (an adult and what was presumably a HY bird) cruise north up the Hudson River from about Chelsea until I lost them in the heat haze south of the GW bridge. A friend of mine also had one this morning fly in off Manhattan Bay and judging

Re: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Least Bitterns- extralimital

2016-08-12 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Hi Gina The bitterns are typically fairly visible at DeKorte. There are several fledglings and HY birds still there that have yet to disperse. WIth a bit of patience it's usually possible to see several. There have been double digit counts and regularly 4 or 5 visible. cheers Dom

Re:[nysbirds-l] [NJBIRDS] Lark Bunting, Hudson County

2016-06-13 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Quite a few of us looking are looking but not refound yet. There are fairly strong offshore winds so might be worth keeping an eye peeled in lower Manhattan or even Governors island if anyone happens to be there. Dom. On Monday, June 13, 2016, Andrew Baksh [ebirdsnyc] <

[nysbirds-l] CP Kentucky?

2016-05-19 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Curious if anyone has updates - either positive or negative? Last I heard it was seen 9am? Thanks Dom. -- + 1 646 429 2667 -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Kings County Cerulean, Yellow-throated Warbler + Radar/Wind discussion

2016-05-02 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Hi folks I also find this website very useful for wind - You can change the altitude in various increments all the way up to 10,000m (good if you wanted to see bar-headed geese movement ;). The data visualisation is pretty cool, and you can scroll backwards in time which

[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Another photo link for the Central Park mystery warbler: photo link

2016-05-01 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
It's a very interesting find Karen. I'd imagine voice is the biggest clue (more so than plumage). As far as I know these two species are not naturally sympatric anywhere, so singing the 'wrong' song is more likely to be indicative of some form of hybridity than an example of 'learning'. It's

Re: [nysbirds-l] stores that display a variety of spotting scopes

2016-03-14 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
B are indeed good - but bear in mind that by giving them your money you're supporting some pretty horrendous discrimination practices. They're being sued again by the feds right now:

Re: [nysbirds-l] What's Left - Bryant Park

2016-03-08 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Shai, Brian I did a panel discussion for the Linnaean Society in January on this very subject (short write up on my blog). Our conclusion was that Bryant actually experiences little inflow and outflow from surrounding parks. Largely due to topographic effect of the buildings there which create a

Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Smew, Warren County

2016-02-18 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
I noticed some odd reports over the last week too I suspect it might have to do with the Great Backyard Bird Count - maybe a by-product of what's otherwise a great way of encouraging people to get into birding. Good smewing. Dom + 1 646

Re: [nysbirds-l] Quick note about Ravens

2016-02-08 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Hi Phil If you haven't read it, I'd highly recommend Bernd Heinrich's 'Ravens in Winter'. It's one of the most thorough studies on ravens and has a wealth of great science (and great anecdotes)... - both in terms of wintering strategies, and his big discoveries on recruitment and social behavior.

[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] E Meadowlark, Lower Manhattan

2015-11-13 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Ben's meadowlark continues as of 1020am. Seems pretty attached to the area and feeding incessantly. Occasionally flushed by joggers but returns quickly. Cheers Dom On Friday, November 13, 2015, Ben Cacace [ebirdsnyc] <

Re:[nysbirds-l] Trinity church CONW - request

2015-09-22 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
gt; Anders Peltomaa > > ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that > matter.' – Martin Luther King, Jr. > -- Forwarded message ------ > From: "Dominic Garcia-Hall [ebirdsnyc]" < > ebirdsnyc-nore...@yahoog

Re: [nysbirds-l] Caracara's left eye

2015-04-15 Thread Dominic Garcia-Hall
Interesting that it's the left eye. It could be a factor in explaining why this bird is so far from home, although perception of magnetic polarity in most avian species that have been researched is connected to the right eye (and left brain hemisphere), I believe Dominic