[nysbirds-l] South Polar Skua at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk County)

2020-07-10 Thread Ken Feustel
At 9:35AM a near shore dark morph South Polar Skua was observed from RMSP Field 2. The bird was observed harassing an Osprey (about 2/3 the size of Osprey) that was carrying a fish before heading East. Decent numbers of Great Shearwaters as well. Observers: Ken & Sue Feustel, Doug Futuyma

[nysbirds-l] Brown Booby at Robert Moses SP (Suffolk Co.)

2020-07-04 Thread Ken Feustel
At 7:20AM an immature Brown Booby was observed flying west to East close inshore at RMSP Field 2. The bird has not been seen again. Ken & Sue Feustel Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern at Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)

2020-06-29 Thread Ken Feustel
On flats with other terns. Stayed for ten minutes then flew towards the ocean. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis at Captree Island (Suffolk Co.)

2020-06-18 Thread Ken Feustel
Feeding with Glossy Ibis and egrets. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Prothonotary Warbler continues at Hempstead Lake State Park (Nassau Co.)

2020-04-21 Thread Ken Feustel
Relocated this morning by birders along the bridal path opposite the basketball courts south of Field 1. Observed on both sides of trail, some patience may be required as this bird will sometimes skulk. No vocalizations were heard. Other birds present in good numbers were Ruby-crowned Kinglet,

[nysbirds-l] Hook Pond Tundra Swans and White-fronted Goose (Suffolk Co.)

2020-01-21 Thread Ken Feustel
Two Tundra Swans and one GWFG Standing on the ice with some 1400 Canada Geese. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Dovekie at Shinnecock Inlet (East Side)

2020-01-12 Thread Ken Feustel
Seen in vicinity of red buoy # 4, both in flight and in water. Also continuing female King Eider and Harlequin Duck. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Correct on PABU location

2019-12-23 Thread Ken Feustel
Fresh Pond should read Big Reed Pond. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Painted Bunting - Yes (Suffolk Co.)

2019-12-23 Thread Ken Feustel
Refound by Brenda Bull. Up gated trail to Fresh Pond. Take the trail and make first left. You will approach a snow fence. Bird is feeding on right side of trail just beyond snow fence. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Northern Shrike At Heckscher State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2019-12-13 Thread Ken Feustel
Adult bird now chasing birds in Field east of Field 8. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Barnacle Goose in Riverhead Farm Fields (Suffolk Co.)

2019-12-08 Thread Ken Feustel
Seen in Field with many CAGO on east side of Doctor’s Path just south of Sound Ave. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Northern Shrike at Caumsett SP (Suffolk Co.)

2019-11-14 Thread Ken Feustel
Adult bird now being observed at Lloyd Pt. Being harassed by Mockingbird. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] King Eider in RMSP Field 5 Parking Lot (Suffolk Co.)

2019-11-03 Thread Ken Feustel
A female King Eider is sitting in the grass with Canada Geese at Robert Moses SP Field 5 traffic circle this morning. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican Continues at Lake Montauk Inlet

2019-10-31 Thread Ken Feustel
Seen this morning at various locations within the Inlet, ranging from CG Station north to jetties. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Avocet continues at Mecox Cut (Suffolk Co.)

2019-08-26 Thread Ken Feustel
Observed at 8:00AM this morning on west side of cut (which is currently closed to ocean) with Greater Yellowlegs and a few gulls. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Five Marbled Godwits at Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)

2019-08-08 Thread Ken Feustel
On flats east of Inlet. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Marbled/Hudsonian Godwits at Old Inlet, FINS (Suffolk Co.)

2019-08-03 Thread Ken Feustel
One Hudsonian, one Marbled Godwit feeding together on incoming tide on sandbar inside Old Inlet. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwits at Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)

2019-08-01 Thread Ken Feustel
Three Marbled Godwits, two in marsh east of Moriches Inlet, one on sandbar in inlet. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Pacific Loon Continues at RMSP

2019-05-30 Thread Ken Feustel
Four birders enjoying good looks at PALO at RMSP Field 2. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Pacific Loon at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2019-05-30 Thread Ken Feustel
A breeding-plumaged Pacific Loon is now being seen in the water off RMSP Field 2. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks Continue at Cow Meadow (Nassau Co.)

2019-05-21 Thread Ken Feustel
In previous location, south side of easternmost pond. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Wilson’s Plover and Roseate Tern at Cupsogue Co. Park

2019-05-16 Thread Ken Feustel
Wilson’s Plover continues in previous location at Cupsogue. Roseate Tern on bar with Common Terns in Moriches Inlet. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Tundra Swans, Hook Pond, Suffolk County

2019-02-02 Thread Ken Feustel
Two Tundra Swans seen at 1:30PM today on north side of pond against shore line surrounded by many CAGO. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose/White-fronted Geese-Yes(Suffolk Co.)

2019-01-11 Thread Ken Feustel
The Barnacle Goose and two White-fronted Geese were present late this morning in a large flock (approx. 1500) of Canada Geese in the farm field south of Sound Ave., and east of Rt. 105, across from Briermere Farms. Barnacle Goose flew out about fifteen minutes ago and headed west. Sent from my

[nysbirds-l] Thick-billed Murre At Shinnecock Inlet-Yes (Suffolk County)

2019-01-01 Thread Ken Feustel
Near end of West jetty with Common Eider. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] South Fork, LI Field Trip Report (Suffolk Co.)

2018-12-28 Thread Ken Feustel
The highlight of birding at Montauk Pt. Thursday morning was the large, continuing flight of Razorbills. In 2.5 hours of birding at the Point and Camp Hero State Park we recorded 9,015 Razorbills, the number once again exceeding the total count of the three scoters and Common Eider at this

[nysbirds-l] Montauk Field Trip Report (Suffolk Co.)

2018-12-13 Thread Ken Feustel
We spent the morning birding Montauk Pt. and environs. Without a doubt, the highlight was the presence of large numbers of Razorbills flying around the point. In two hours of observation we recorded some five hundred forty Razorbills. The movement was widespread, with good numbers of Razorbills

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egrets Continue at Timber Pt. GC (Suffolk Co.)

2018-11-03 Thread Ken Feustel
The two previously reported Cattle Egrets were observed this morning at Timber Pt. Golf Course. Specifically, on the west side of the entrance road near a house with a large fence around it. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Ash-throated Flycatcher-No

2018-11-01 Thread Ken Feustel
Despite extensive searching by a number of birders the previously reported Ash-throated Flycatcher was not seen early this morning at Heckscher SP. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: Ash-throated Flycatcher at Heckscher State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2018-10-31 Thread Ken Feustel
> Begin forwarded message: > > From: Ken Feustel > Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher at Heckscher State Park (Suffolk Co.) > Date: October 31, 2018 at 4:36:35 PM EDT > To: Jonathan Crain > > Shai Mitra called me and said he is now looking at an Ash-throated Flycatch

[nysbirds-l] Wheatear continues at Heckscher State Park(Suffolk Co.)

2018-10-28 Thread Ken Feustel
Being seen now in median on east side of park across from new cabin rentals. Perching on small evergreen shrubs and wooden posts. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher continues at Deep Hollow Ranch (South) (Suffolk Co.)

2018-10-21 Thread Ken Feustel
Currently viewing Flycatcher on middle fence at Deep Hollow Ranch south of Montauk Highway. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Suffolk County Shorebird Search

2018-09-21 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I had been away for three weeks so we embarked on a trip to try to find the various shorebird species that we have missed so far this year. Out trip started at Heckscher State Park, where our first molting adult American Golden Plover was in the puddles at the Field 7 parking lot. A

[nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit continues at East Pond (Queens Co.)

2018-08-26 Thread Ken Feustel
West side of East Pond just north of Dead Mans Cove. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Lark Sparrow at RMSP Field 2 Volleyball Courts (Suffolk Co.)

2018-08-18 Thread Ken Feustel
Seen at 9:15AM with House Sparrows. Still present at 9:45AM. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Marbled Godwit At Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)

2018-08-16 Thread Ken Feustel
Observed at 8:00AM on flats east of inlet-still present at 9:00AM. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses Sea Watch (Suffolk Co.)

2018-07-15 Thread Ken Feustel
Sea watch this morning at RMSP Field 2 yielded Brown Pelican (1), Wilson’s Storm Petrel (1), Whimbrel (3), and Royal Tern (1). Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson Beach (Nassau Co.)

2018-06-06 Thread Ken Feustel
An adult observed at 10:15AM with Common Terns at dried-up puddle on west side of beach. Ken Feustel Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker at Caumsett State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2018-05-25 Thread Ken Feustel
Seen and heard in woods west of Fresh Pond. A Long Island first for us! Ken & Sue Feustel Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler at Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Suffolk Co.)

2018-04-17 Thread Ken Feustel
Silent bird observed in pines east of main entrance near Montauk Highway. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane at Suffolk County Farm , Yaphank

2018-04-07 Thread Ken Feustel
Observed feeding in cornfield west of Visitors parking lot. Sent from my iPhone -- 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] Eared Grebe continues At Oak Beach (Suffolk Co.)

2018-01-22 Thread Ken Feustel
Observed this morning from small Senior Citizen parking lot, actively feeding off east side of Sore Thumb about halfway up the Sore Thumb shoreline. Diving frequently-patience required. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] White-winged Gulls at Swan Lake, Patchogue (Suffolk Co.)

2018-01-03 Thread Ken Feustel
First winter Glaucous and second winter Iceland on mostly frozen Swan Lake, as viewed from Swan Lake Civic Assoc. parking lot. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Townsend’s Solitaire -Yes (Nassau Co.)

2017-12-28 Thread Ken Feustel
Sent from my iPhone -- 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] West End, Jones Beach State Park Birds (Nassau Co.)

2017-11-18 Thread Ken Feustel
. More expected species were my first Fall Horned Grebe, and a good late morning flight of Red-throated Loons and Black Scoter. Passerines were in low numbers or missing entirely. Cheers, Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Good Seabird Flight at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2017-11-16 Thread Ken Feustel
Four birders enjoyed a good seabird flight at RMSP this morning on a southeast wind, featuring a close-in dark morph Northern Fulmar (which I did not get on), four adult Black-legged Kittiwakes, three Parasitic Jaegers, twelve Razorbills, and the expected loon and sea duck species. Halfway

[nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwits at Heckscher State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2017-11-02 Thread Ken Feustel
enile Semipalmated Sandpiper. I will post a few photos of the godwits later on my flick site. Cheers, Ken Feustel http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfeustel/ -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Heckscher State Park (HSP) Shorebirds (Suffolk Co.)

2017-10-30 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I has a productive few hours shorebirding at HSP this morning, recording twelve species of shorebirds at the flooded Field 7 parking lot. Prior to birding Field 7, we observed a Wilson’s Snipe feeding in the puddles in the Field 6 picnic area with a large contingent of waterfowl that

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay NWR East Pond Field Trip Report (Queens Co.)

2017-10-05 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I spent a pleasant morning birding the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge today. Highlights included continuing American Avocet, Caspian Tern, and Bald Eagle. Other species of note were American Golden Plover(2), Eurasian Wigeon(1) and American Pipit (5). The presence of the Bald

[nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)

2017-08-31 Thread Ken Feustel
Pectoral, Stllt, and White-rumped Sandpipers as well as the regularly occurring species. Small numbers of Bobolinks and Eastern Kingbirds flew by while looking at the shorebirds. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks at Heckscher State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2017-08-26 Thread Ken Feustel
This evening at about 7:40 PM we observed, from the Field 7 parking lot, seven Common Nighthawks flying high over the marsh heading in a northeast direction. Also present in the small puddle in the Field 7 lot were a Pectoral Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs (3), and Least Sandpiper (1). Ken & Sue

[nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2017-07-20 Thread Ken Feustel
We spent five hours on the flats at Cupsogue yesterday morning, covering both outgoing and incoming tides. Highlights were seventeen species of shorebirds including a single Whimbrel and four Pectoral Sandpipers. Terns of interest were Royal Terns(11), Black Tern (1), Roseate Tern (1) and

[nysbirds-l] South Fork Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2017-06-06 Thread Ken Feustel
flying up and scattering before setting down. Terns observed were Common, Least, Forster’s, Roseate (1), and Royal (2, on sandbar in the inlet). Cheers, Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)

2017-05-29 Thread Ken Feustel
the active Osprey nest (listen for the racket) on the east side of the main entrance road. The bird moved frequently, working his way north along the east side of the road toward the toll booth, finally crossing the road to the west side. Cheers, Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Southern Nassau Birds

2017-05-04 Thread Ken Feustel
It was a relatively quiet morning at Hempstead Lake State Park this morning, with a meager ten species of warblers. Highlights were our FOY Magnolia Warbler and a singing Worm-eating Warbler on the horse trail. Two Solitary Sandpipers were along the north end of the creek. Two Yellow-billed

[nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. East Marina, Great River (Suffolk Co.)

2017-04-20 Thread Ken Feustel
. The bird in question is a breeding male with a black ruff. The white underwings were prominently displayed in flight. Good luck if you go - Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Oak Brush Plains Preserve Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2017-03-25 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I went in search of the previously reported Red Crossbills at the OBPP in Commack. It was quickly apparent that we were not the only birders that had this idea. The birds had been reported on the east side of the preserve earlier but we did a loop of the overgrown field they had been

[nysbirds-l] East End Birding (Suffolk Co.)

2017-02-14 Thread Ken Feustel
We headed out east today to bird the Montauk area. We began the day at dawn at Montauk Pt. where Sue quickly spotted a female King Eider with two Common Eider in front of the restaurant. Birds were scarce at the Point, with many of the eider and scoter well offshore. A dismal Razorbill flight

[nysbirds-l] Tufted Duck at Swan Lake, Patchogue (Suffolk Co.)

2017-01-30 Thread Ken Feustel
A female or immature male ( a relatively long tuft if seen from a good angle) Tufted Duck was sleeping with a large (900+) mixed scaup flock on Swan Lake in Patchogue around 12:00PM. Also present were a pair of Wood Duck. This flock was by far the largest flock of scaup we have seen on any

[nysbirds-l] Dune Road & Eastport Pond Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2017-01-04 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I spent the morning birding Dune Road in misty and overcast conditions. We combined our Dune Road trip with a late morning stop at Eastport Pond. There was not much on the ocean beside flyby Common Eider and scoters. The bays were virtually devoid of ducks. At Shinnecock the jetty’s

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose Continues at Belmont Lake State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2016-12-15 Thread Ken Feustel
Observed at 9:30AM, between snow squalls, sleeping with Canada Geese at north end of the lake. Ken & Sue Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Montauk Pt. to East Hampton Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2016-11-23 Thread Ken Feustel
We started the morning birding the north side of the Point from the restaurant. There were low numbers of scoters and eiders on the north side but good numbers of Red-throated Loons and Bonaparte’s Gulls. The highlight of the mornings birding at Montauk Pt. was a first winter Little Gull

[nysbirds-l] East End Bird Report (Suffolk Co.)

2016-11-11 Thread Ken Feustel
We headed out to Montauk Pt. yesterday morning, hoping that Montauk’s history of November rarities might still hold true. There was a good number of gulls at the point, dominated by Laughing Gulls, with Bonaparte’s Gulls mixed in. Despite extensive searching we could only find a single

[nysbirds-l] Fire/Jones Barrier Beach Birds (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2016-10-31 Thread Ken Feustel
We started the morning sea watching from RMSP. While nothing rare was observed, we were impressed with the movement of American Pipits (122) flying west down the beach, and the large numbers of Gannets (+1200) feeding/migrating offshore. Hearing rumors of Lapland Longspur at West End we

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach State Park Birds (Nassau Co.)

2016-10-15 Thread Ken Feustel
as the raptor activity subsided. Warblers numbers are declining quickly (except Yellow-rumped) - I observed only Black-throated Blue(1), Black-throated Green(1), and Palm(2). Ken Feustel P.S. The annual Breast Cancer walk is at Zach’s Bay tomorrow (Sunday). -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2016-09-12 Thread Ken Feustel
In anticipation of finally witnessing a Fall passerine migration we headed overt to RMSP this morning. On arriving at 6:45 AM, we noted that the winds were light out of the N/NE, and there was a smattering of migrants (primarily warblers) making they way down the beach. One of our first birds

[nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpipers at West End (Nassau Co.)

2016-09-02 Thread Ken Feustel
Late this morning Sue and I, alerted to the presence of Buff-breasted Sandpipers on the West End ponds by other birders, observed three individuals on the ponds between the Nature Center and WE2 at Jones Beach State Park. The recent rainfall has partially filled the ponds, but shorebird numbers

[nysbirds-l] West End, Jones Beach State Park Birds (Nassau Co.)

2016-08-18 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I spent a few hours this morning birding West End, concentrating on shorebirds. Between the sandbar in the boat basin and the ponds between the Nature Center and WE2 we recorded seventeen species of shorebirds with nothing special to report. We did observe our first juvenile Stilt

[nysbirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope at Jones Beach West End (Nassau Co.)

2016-08-01 Thread ken feustel
Joe Viglietta found a Wilson's Phalarope on the ponds between West End 2 and the Nature Center late this morning. The bird, a molting juvenile (brown/gray upperparts and brownish cap) was feeding with Yellowlegs on the eastern portion of the pond complex. Also present were five Stilt

[nysbirds-l] West End, Jones Beach Shorebirds (Nassau Co.)

2016-07-17 Thread Ken Feustel
Stilt Sandpipers and a Pectoral Sandpiper along with an immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron. Although shorebird numbers were not particularly impressive, variety was good with fourteen species recorded. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)

2016-06-29 Thread Ken Feustel
At 9:00AM there was a Whimbrel feeding on the exposed mud flats just east of the West End 2 marina, perhaps the same bird reported yesterday. The basic-plumaged Red-throated Loon continued in the boat basin, in the company of three Black Scoters. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler at Connetquot River State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2016-05-29 Thread Ken Feustel
are included on my Flickr site. Ken Feustel http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfeustel/ -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[nysbirds-l] King Eider, Thick-billed Murre at Shinnecock Inlet (Suffolk Co.)

2016-03-30 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I spent the morning and early afternoon birding Dune Road from Shinnecock to Moriches Inlet. Spring migrants were few in number, but a few late wintering birds spiced up our list. Just west of the Inlet a mixed flock of Scoter and Common Eider contained a single female King Eider. While

[nysbirds-l] Oak Beach & Sunken Meadow State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2016-03-03 Thread Ken Feustel
winter Lesser Black-backed Gull. Good Birding, Ken Feustel http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfeustel/ -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Jones/Oak Beach Birds (Nassau/Suffolk Counties)

2016-02-29 Thread ken feustel
Citizens jetty headed east and was not relocated when I left. Good Birding, Ken Feustel http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfeustel/ -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Large Cedar Waxwing Flock at Captree State Park

2016-02-24 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I took a quick spin through Captree State Park this morning, encountering a large flock of Cedar Waxwings estimated at three hundred birds. The waxwings were feeding on Eastern Red Cedar berries. We were able to get good looks at most of the birds, unfortunately not finding any

[nysbirds-l] Dune Road Birds (Suffolk County)

2016-02-06 Thread Ken Feustel
closed off. I stopped at Eastport Pond and Patchogue Lake where waterfowl numbers were down from my last visits in early January and nothing of particular interest was observed, although it was nice to see both Redhead and Canvasback together on Patchogue Lake. Good Birding, Ken Feustel

[nysbirds-l] Ross's Goose continues in Amityville Creek (Suffolk Co.)

2016-01-08 Thread Ken Feustel
of the Amityville Creek watershed. Good Birding, Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] South Fork Birding Highlights (Suffolk Co.)

2016-01-07 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I spent the day birding the South Fork of Long Island, beginning the morning at Montauk Pt. The morning alcid flight was dismal - besides seeing eight Razorbills in the water we saw no alcids in flight. The relatively warm windless day (at Montauk Pt. in January!) was just too nice to

[nysbirds-l] Painted Bunting at Caumsett State Park (Suffolk Co.) - NO

2015-12-22 Thread Ken Feustel
withe the more common species. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] Painted Bunting at Caumsett State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2015-12-19 Thread Ken Feustel
Today Sue and I participated in the annual Northern Nassau Christmas Bird Count (CBC). We covered Caumsett State Park. The wind but a real damper on the day’s birding, as much of our area is on Long Island Sound. About 10:00AM while birding east of Harbor Road (the road that parallels Long

[nysbirds-l] Gyrfalcon at Cedar Beach Marina (Suffolk County)

2015-12-09 Thread Ken Feustel
Yesterday Sue and I observed a large gray falcon briefly sitting on an Osprey platform in the salt marsh north of the Cedar Beach Marina (CBM). Before we could even get out of the car to look at the bird it dropped off the platform and flew low over marsh before abruptly pouncing on something

[nysbirds-l] Manx Shearwater at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2015-12-01 Thread Ken Feustel
from shore. My previous encounters with this species has been in Spring (May) and Fall (September). Good Birding, Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Coastal Blackbird Flight at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2015-11-08 Thread Ken Feustel
After seeing Andrew Baksh’s and Tim Healy’s reports on Breezy Pt./Ft. Tilden and Jones Beach respectively, I though to add my observations from Robert Moses State Park. I birded at the park from 7:00AM to 10:00AM. The morning blackbird/goldfinch flight tapered off after 10:00AM with small

[nysbirds-l] Winter Birding at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)

2015-10-27 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I did a large walking loop along the east side of Jones Inlet this morning, coming up with a bird list worthy of a winter’s day. Highlights included Harlequin Duck (a female found by Bob Anderson at the WE2 jetty), Horned Grebe (four on the Pt. Lookout side of the Inlet), Bonaparte’s

[nysbirds-l] Zach's Bay Birds (Nassau Co.)

2015-10-20 Thread Ken Feustel
Late this morning, after birding West End without much result, we stopped at Zach’s Bay (part of Jones Beach State Park) to check out the picnic area. As we walked into the pedestrian walkway under Ocean Parkway a female Black-throated Blue Warbler was actively feeding in the darkness of the

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird Continues at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2015-10-14 Thread Ken Feustel
The previously reported Western Kingbird was observed this morning in the picnic area west of RMSP Field 2. Since we were not actively looking for the bird, we naturally found it in two additional locations - the golf course just south of the club house and an hour later perched in a shrub at

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2015-10-01 Thread Ken Feustel
This morning there was a Western Kingbird just south of the four-wheel drive road at Robert Moses State Park. More specifically, the bird was just south of the chain-link fence that separates the four-wheel drive road from the golf course at Hole # 12. As far as we are aware, subsequent

[nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpiper Continues at West End Ponds (Nassau Co.)

2015-09-02 Thread Ken Feustel
Bob Kurtz called and said he had one of the two previously reported Buff-breasted Sandpipers this morning at the west end of the “J” pond. The bird was feeding in the tall Salt Marsh Fleabane (rose-colored flowers) that is growing abundantly in the dry ponds. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Excellent Evening Flight of Eastern Kingbirds (Suffolk Co.)

2015-08-25 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I went to Heckscher State Park this evening to see if any Nighthawks were migrating through the park. We failed to see any nighthawks, but did witness an impressive movement of Eastern Kingbirds. From the Field 7 parking lot we recorded two hundred and twenty-three birds moving south in

[nysbirds-l] Coastal Storm Birding (Suffolk Nassau Counties)

2015-08-21 Thread Ken Feustel
We began the morning’s birding at Robert Moses State Park, where a sea watch produced four Wilson’s Storm Petrels but not much else. There were a total of four Lesser Black-backed Gulls in RMSP Fields 2 5. After a few unproductive stops we headed west to Jones Beach State Park/West End 2. Bob

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Birds and A Shout-Out (Queens Co.)

2015-08-13 Thread Ken Feustel
. Good birding, Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2

[nysbirds-l] Puddle-Jumping for Shorebirds in Suffolk County

2015-08-11 Thread Ken Feustel
Plover, and the typical small peep. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] Stilt Sandpipers Continue at Timber Point Golf Course (Suffolk Co.)

2015-08-02 Thread Ken Feustel
The number of Stilt Sandpipers increased to five this morning at the Timber Pt. Golf Course Marina in Great River. The marina, located on the east side of the golf course on the Connetquot River, also held Greater Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, Eastern Willet, and Least Sandpiper. The

[nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Tidal Flats (Suffolk Co.)

2015-07-22 Thread Ken Feustel
Dowitchers. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http

[nysbirds-l] Red Phalarope Continues at West End/JBSP(Nassau Co.)

2015-07-10 Thread Ken Feustel
The breeding-plumaged Red Phalarope continues at the first pond west of the Nature Center. Handsome bird! Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Photos of Female Red Phalarope at West End (Nassau Co.)

2015-07-10 Thread Ken Feustel
I have posted a few distant photos of the female Red Phalarope at the West End (Jones Beach State Park) ponds on my flickr site. This beautifully-plumaged female is quite a stunner. If you get a chance definitely take the time to look for it. Congrats to Bob Anderson on a great find! Ken

[nysbirds-l] Retraction of Arctic Tern Identification at Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)

2015-05-25 Thread Ken Feustel
Common Terns (2) and a single first summer bird. Apologies for any confusion this has caused. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Co. Park Birds and Repair Update (Suffolk Co.)

2015-05-24 Thread ken feustel
We visited Pike's Beach and Cupsogue County Park this morning, encountering an extremely low tide and persistent west winds. Shorebird numbers were low, with most the common species present. The highlight was three Arctic Terns on the flats north of the parking lot - two adults and a first

[nysbirds-l] Little Egret At Gardiner Park (Suffolk Co.)

2015-05-20 Thread Ken Feustel
At approx. 6:30PM the Little Egret flew south across Great South Bay towards the barrier beach. It has not been relocated. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

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