RE: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond report 9-7-20

2020-09-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Thanks Andrew for your always illuminating and informative shorebird reports and your work in general at JBNWR. I hope at some point to deign to leave Northern Westchester, cross the Whitestone and gulp, hit the Van Wyck and the Belt for Long Island (perhaps something I should have attempted

Re: [nysbirds-l] Plover at Sagg Pond

2020-08-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Yes Robert this is Sagaponack no riff-raff after 9 am. Gotta decide if 4 hours on the LIE roundtrip for a shot at Wilson’s Plover or Red necked Phalarope in limited time is worth it. Back here along the Hudson river (all welcome but granted not as many rarities) Bald Eagles seemed to be moving

Re: [nysbirds-l] StoneBridge Nighthawk results - 8/28

2020-08-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Where is this. Thank you. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 29, 2020, at 8:42 AM, TURNER wrote:  -CAUTION: EXTERNAL EMAIL We had a banner evening with 351 nighthawks passing by the watch, making it the 2nd highest daily total we've ever recorded. We had a kettle of about 130 birds circling

RE:[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2020-07-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
this e-mail, please notify the sender by replying to it or calling the phone number above and please delete the e-mail and any attachments from your system. Thank you! From: On Behalf Of Larry Trachtenberg Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 9:58 AM To: NYSBIRD

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2020-07-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Kestrels have returned to the posts on the landfill at Croton Point (I saw three this a.m.) - seems early, since as far as I know they do not breed in Westchester County. Also the Purple Martin colony has done pretty well; many adults and young birds scouring the landfill this am. It does

Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple gallinule

2020-06-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Mr. Lewis this is a statewide list can you let folks know what “Ryder” is and where it is. Best L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 28, 2020, at 7:57 AM, Robert Lewis wrote: > > -CAUTION: EXTERNAL EMAIL > > > > Hugging west shore near entrance at Ryder First seen

RE: [nysbirds-l] Exotic ID?

2020-06-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Yes; what’s up with that bill? L. Trachtenberg Ossining Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP 12 E. 49th Street, New York, New York 10017 | T: 212.521.3511 | F: 212.838.5505 NOTICE: This e-mail is intended only for the

[nysbirds-l] Lawrence's Warbler Rockefeller State Park -- No migrants -- Weariness

2020-06-01 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
June has arrived. (Do days; months matter?) I went to Rockefeller State Park this morning (Pocantico Hills, NY), and found the hybrid Lawrence’s Warbler at its appointed intersection (Farm Hill Road and Ash Loop). It was in the same tree comfortably and close to a blue winged, and was

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park - late migration today

2020-05-26 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Because of early morning fog, a heads up on the radar from C. Roberto, and the delay in migration I’ve been hearing about, I headed to the CPP nature center early this morning. It‘s just off the river with a good mix of trees including many oaks and in the past fog has yielded some nice

[nysbirds-l] Bobolinks back in force croton point park

2020-05-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Best to all L. Trachtenberg Ossining. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [nysbirds-l] E. Screech Owl numbers

2020-04-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Why not just fewer drivers/cars out and about. There sure are a lot less cars on the road downstate. Cannot speak for where you are, but if so, the odds are fewer owls would be road-killed — so may not portend any decline. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone On Apr 15, 2020, at 10:24

[nysbirds-l] Purple Martin croton

2020-04-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I spotted the — or at least my — first purple martin of the season at the martin “complex” at croton point park yesterday morning; then last night I heard that John Prine imo the greatest American songwriter short of Bob Dylan, had passed to Covid 19 So whether you put on Bonnie Raitt doing

[nysbirds-l] Croton/Ossining

2020-03-31 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Water behind Croton train station hosting at least as of noon today four (4) Bonaparte’s gulls found by K. Lamb. Pretty close to parking area. An Ossining feeder (not mine and address under circumstances not disclosed) has had a nearly full breeding plumaged dickcissel present for several days

RE: [nysbirds-l] Sands Point Preserve waving entrance fee

2020-03-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
8 PM To: Glenn Quinn ;; Larry Trachtenberg Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Sands Point Preserve waving entrance fee -CAUTION: EXTERNAL EMAIL Let's try to keep politics out of this. It's Covid-19. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Friday, March 20, 2020, 2:24:45 PM EDT, L

RE: [nysbirds-l] Sands Point Preserve waving entrance fee

2020-03-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Really “Chinese” Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP 12 E. 49th Street, New York, New York 10017 | T: 212.521.3511 | F: 212.838.5505 NOTICE: This e-mail is intended only for the named recipient(s). It contains

[nysbirds-l] The New York Times: Golf Club for the 1 Percent Wants to Seize a Migratory Bird Habitat -

2020-01-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Not much to say about this one, maybe surprising that the Club is in Jersey City not in Bedminster. Perhaps someone wants to put it up on Jersey Birds who is a member of that group. L. Trachtenberg Ossining --

Re: [nysbirds-l] Golden-crowned Sparrow Pics and Age

2019-11-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I have not seen the bird (Long Island and all) but have seen golden crowned sparrow in Victoria, BC. My point here is only that I appreciate the shared knowledge of Steve, Shai, Andrew and their ilk who still post on NYSbirds regularly (even if often beyond me). Thanks L. Trachtenberg

Re: [nysbirds-l] Iceland Gull, Croton

2019-11-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Now on dock by boathouse ossining Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 9, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Peter wrote: > > -CAUTION: EXTERNAL EMAIL > > > > Now at the train station > > Peter Post > > Sent from my iPhone > > -- > > NYSbirds-L List Info: >

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2019-11-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Good again this morning between 9-1015 on landfill: one red shoulder(adult) soaring w one Red tailed, and one sharpie (also seen a second sharpie and a coop); 3 meadowlarks, 3 snow buntings, 7 pipit. Some native grasses remain but most of landfill mowed plowed and re-seeded in cooperative

RE: [nysbirds-l] [Extralimital] Yellow-green Vireo in MA

2019-10-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Thanks for the report Angus Mr. Williams was certainly quite detailed and excited about his find (rightfully so) but perhaps a wee bit hyperbolic: “My heart jumped”; “I was . . . freaking out” ; “My heart just about leapt out of my chest”; “My fingers went slightly tingly”; “***Mega” L

[nysbirds-l] Croton Train Station — Common Nighthawks

2019-08-31 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Between approx. 645-710 pm this evening Kyle Bardwell and I counted 76 Common Nighthawks streaming south over the Green Growler/ Harmon Train Station / Eastern most part of Croton Point Park Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park this morning

2019-08-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There are several people who have been instrumental in aiding in the restoration of the Croton Point Park landfill, working with the County and the meadow landscaper, etc. They have put in countless hours over the last few years of volunteer time (I am not one of them). I won’t shout them out

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird Croton Point Park seen again this morning (day 7 since first spotted)

2019-08-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Between landfill and trees north side of road (past ball field before entrance kiosk) Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP 12 E. 49th Street, New York, New York 10017 | T: 212.521.3511 | F: 212.838.5505 NOTICE: This

Re: [nysbirds-l] Suffolk Sightings_8/22/19

2019-08-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I can understand the avocet excitement. In July 2014 I ran into Chris Letts at Croton Point swimming beach. I was sitting on bench w morning coffee. He walked down to shoreline and waved me down — American Avocet. Fortunately another CPP regular was there Jim Bourdan who got photo — to date

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird reliably reported at Croton Point Park at 8:10 am this morning— now 4 days running since first noticed.

2019-08-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
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Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown booby

2019-08-18 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Someone posted a sighting with photo from Sandy Hook NJ today. Check Monmouth County Ebird reports from the Hook. Likely but not definitely same bird I’d guess L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone On Aug 18, 2019, at 7:32 PM, José R. Ramírez-Garofalo

[nysbirds-l] There is a western kingbird north east side landfill croton point park

2019-08-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
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[nysbirds-l] Brown booby

2019-08-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Apparently on a sail of the sloop Clearwater out of Cold Spring (Putnam county) a BROWN BOOBY landed on the boat. Occurred yesterday (8/3). Unknown to me exactly where boat was or time of day. For those who have the Instagram photos posted on Clearwater cite which were sent to me.

[nysbirds-l] Fahnestock St. Park putnam County

2019-05-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Around 11 am today in campground area just off Rte 301/Taconic. Area known as Marty McGuire Woods, Max Kogut and I flushed two ruffed grouse. My first in the county in five + years. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

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

2019-05-21 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Wonder if same birds seen in Monmouth Co. NJ yesterday through last evening? I will miss them regardless. Waiting for a Westchester visit. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone > On May 21, 2019, at 6:31 PM, John Mora wrote: > > -CAUTION: EXTERNAL EMAIL > > > > An hour ago

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2019-05-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I assume most places had some movement last night. In 45 minutes at the Nature Center this a.m. (630-715) Kyle Bardwell and I must have had a dozen warbler species including male bay breasted, blackburnian and cape may. Ball field puddle still had five shorebird species and purple martin house

Re: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager, Manhattan, NYC: Monday, 4/29 (w/notes on some other N.Y. migrants)

2019-04-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Summer tanager continues at 12:20 pm Tuesday 4/30. Great looks through fence. Tom thanks for posting L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 29, 2019, at 9:37 PM, Thomas Fiore wrote: > > Monday, 29 April, 2019 - > > Just to add it into the day’s record here on this

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2019-04-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
First orchard oriole of season singing away. CPP is a breeding spot for this beautiful songbird. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton train station

2019-04-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
2 CASPIAN TERNS (should stick through low tide) 2 snowy egret 17 green winged teal All near jetty. Thanks Sean L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2019-03-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
One Snipe and 1,000 plus tree swallows. Also 4 Gw teal at train station L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Bald Eagles

2019-01-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Eagles are back in the Hudson Valley. This morning there were 5 at Ossining train station, 2 between Ossining and Scarborough (station) and 5 more between Scarborough and Philips Manor. One perched the rest on ice or flying low over it. I would imagine far more north of Ossining Saturday 2/9

[nysbirds-l] Osprey croton reservoir

2019-01-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
An osprey was seen and photographed along the croton reservoir just south of entrance to muscoot farm in yorktown today. I saw an osprey on same reservoir on Rte. 119 on Dec. 9. I wonder if it’s the same bird. Either way Jan. 8 is the latest in season (earliest in year) I recall osprey in

Re: [nysbirds-l] Advice

2019-01-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
What about making it a 3 rarity day (2 phoebes) and try for the Black Phoebe well photographed this a.m. in Sussex County (NJ). See Njbirds. As long as chasing you could make it all work. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone On Jan 5, 2019, at 3:43 PM, Robert Lewis

[nysbirds-l] Osprey northern westchester

2018-12-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I saw an osprey circle in then perch in trees along reservoir by Gate House bridge, Rte 129 side (yorktown heights) at 9:30 this a.m. I am told if it sticks another week (and is seen) it will be first for Peekskill- N. Westchester CBC L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone --

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-10-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
It is sparrow season at the Point. Reliable reports from the landfill of clay colored, dickcissel, and a photographed vesper in the last 2 days. I have seen none, but as a consolation did hear two screech owls in separate parts of the park whinnying yesterday morning. L. Trachtenberg

[nysbirds-l] Rockefeller SP, Hook mountain, croton point

2018-09-19 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Based on radar reports I spent a bit of time at Rockefeller this a.m. not crazy but Nine species of wood warbler highlighted by blackburnian, blue winged a few magnolia. Multiples of N. Parula and BT green. Then up high upon Hook Mountain (Nyack) between about 11:30-2. There was a broadwing

[nysbirds-l] Winged Jewels Of The Forest (NY Hall Of Science)

2018-09-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There is a wonderful photography exhibit of the birds of Rockefeller State Park (Westchester County) at the NY hall of Science in Flushing. Wonderful works by mostly members of Saw Mill River Audubon. The Exhibit runs until 10/28 so after chasing say a Western Kingbird in Queens you may want

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-09-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Walking east side of landfill now. There seem to be at least 20 kestrels. On every post, as well as on ground, tree branches, kiting. No idea how many on entire landfill. Two harriers too. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Presumed Hybrid Shorebird at Jamaica Bay

2018-08-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
That seemed so stilted; will-let it die a quick death. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 28, 2018, at 8:59 AM, Peter Reisfeld>> wrote: We should leave no turnstone unturned. On Aug 27, 2018, at 6:53 PM, Paul R Sweet>> wrote: A mere peep would be

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-08-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
2 red breasted mergansers at train station. Otherwise an uneventful lengthy walk through the park on a beautiful morning. 1 RB nuthatch, 1 Bald eagle, 1 American kestrel, 9 semipalmated and 1 least sandpiper, 1 lesser yellowlegs, only 3 warbler species (redstart, blue wing, yellowthroat); lots

[nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy

2018-08-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A great surprise this morning was a well seen mourning warbler right near parking area. A few least terns were also a first for me at the Park perhaps for the County. Shorebirds were in short supply at least between 1015-1145. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Purple Martin Colony

2018-07-26 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Reliable photos and regular monitoring seem to indicate the purple martin colony at Croton Point Park now exceeds 20 birds with many juveniles. "If you build it they will come." L. Trachtenberg Ossining Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | Aronson

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2018-07-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Adult and young forester’s tern at Croton Train station now at Jetty. (uncommon on river side.) Thanks to K. Lamb L. Trachtenberg Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

RE: [nysbirds-l] East Pond ( & Breezy Point Queens Co...

2018-07-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Kudos to Andrew for all he’s done at JBNWR to try and get it back to what it once was as well as his regular reportage of all the shorebirds I can’t ID. Perhaps I will take the drive down on a (cooler) summer day from Ossining as it’s been a long while. (As an aside, I did have my first

RE: [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Heckscher Park - NO (Suffolk Co.)

2018-05-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Photographers definitely can be incredibly inconsiderate and chase away rare (or not rare) birds (and then deny it). Indeed, I remember the Gyrfalcon (like Ruff a bird I have never seen) spooked by a photographer at Blue Chip Farms who sacrilegiously uses the moniker “LarryBird.” However, I

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-05-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On a brief landfill walk this morning I saw two grasshopper sparrows (one singing, the other nicely perched up), saw several bobolinks - heard more. No meadowlark(s) and do not know if they are present this spring. There are (at least) 5 Purple Martins using the martin house by the park office

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret croton Point

2018-05-18 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Breeding plumaged CE at NE corner of ball field (by soccer goal) found this a.m. by K. Lamb continues at 2 pm. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park (no mourning) and croton point (cattle egret)

2018-05-18 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
No luck for me anyway w Mourning between 745 and 815. Quite windy so not very birdy in the London Planes although there are oodles of common yellowthroats, ovenbirds, catbirds and white throats skulking. Caretaker found and buried this morning a dead magnolia warbler (had pic). Same no luck

RE: [nysbirds-l] The Kingbird

2018-05-11 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
As long as we are all dostadning, I have a bound set of Audubon Magazine from 1972 through the 1980s if anyone is interested. L Trachtenberg Ossining Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP 12 E. 49th Street, New York, New York 10017 | T: 212.521.3511 | 

[nysbirds-l] Ossining train station

2018-05-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Monday was I believe January 120, 2018, Tuesday was spring for a day and today summer. But for me this morning was the annual reaffirmation of something (not sure what), like the swallows of Capistrano, today the first chimney swifts of the season appeared at the Ossining Train Station (about 8

Re: [nysbirds-l] Terrific article on vanishing shore birds

2018-04-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Thank you for posting this. Mentioned briefly in the article is Eskimo Curlew, may I recommend Fred Bodsworth’s wonderful little novel “Last of the Curlews” (although written in the 1950s I believe the last official sighting was on the TX coast in the early 1960’s). Also, of course, The Sixth

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-04-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Charlie Roberto and I had a pretty good morning at the Point. Best bird was an adult little blue heron quite uncommon on the river side (usually those that show up are young birds in fall). It landed briefly in maintenance yard by ball field and took off up river. We tried chasing it a bit up

RE: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.

2018-04-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I have visited the several hundred thousand strong N. Gannet colony on Bonaventure Island at the tip of Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula. I would assume many of the gannets migrating along the east coast do make it to that colony (but just an assumption).

[nysbirds-l] Croton train station

2018-04-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On sand bar now at end of station parking lot is a single Caspian Tern. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Snipe Croton point

2018-04-07 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
2 birds very close to road (left side) just before circle before main parking lot. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly

2018-04-01 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Some new arrivals at least for me the past few mornings in a walk up the landfill and out to Teller's Point, included Eastern Phoebe (2), a singing Eastern Towhee (on the wine cellar low road), a seemingly serious uplift too in the numbers of flickers, common grackles, cowbirds and red wing

Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens

2018-03-31 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Even though “the world is turning and you can’t slow down,” I have chosen never to have tweeted, retweeted, used instagram, Ingraham, facebook, linked in or willingly participate in any form of social media. Getting old is not so bad considering where the world is going even if you miss a bird

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-03-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A walk out to Teller’s Point (southern tip of Croton Point Park yielded a very cooperative Female Black Scoter (a really good bird for the point; I believe my first), also one M adult sharp shinned hawk, and at least a dozen bald eagles (six circling together just above the camp ground) Sent

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2018-03-11 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There is presently a dark morph rough legged hawk perched in the trees on the southeast side of landfill. Also seen on /above landfill 1 Harrier, 1 horned lark on path, 2 bald eagle; heard 2 pipit and by train station 20+ tree swallow (my first this year) up high with a BE and a TV. L.

[nysbirds-l] Walkill NWR

2018-02-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Highlight was large numbers of pintail (500), also plentiful were GW Teal, American Widgeon, Mallard, canada goose, less so Gadwall, Ring necked duck, Black duck, even less so hooded Merg, common merg, wood duck and not seen by me coot. Several harriers (no rough legged). A bit up the road at

RE: [nysbirds-l] Playland Lake (Rye) Barnacle Goose continues

2018-02-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Seems like 9-Noon at Playland Lake is the optimum time for the Barnacle/Cackling duo; and as for yesterday’s jetty/groyn (or groin) chat; thank you for teaching me a new word, always appreciated. Teatown’s Hudson River Eaglefest is next Saturday 2/10. There have been more than 160 bald eagles

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2018-01-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Male long tailed duck below Nature Center. Showing really well as water calm surrounded by chunks of ice. The walk (and please ONLY half way) down is tricky. Feeding amongst 10 common goldeneye, 20 bufflehead and some common mergs. On landfill by maintenance yard a flock of 40+ snow buntings

[nysbirds-l] 3 Bald Eagles morning commute

2017-12-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
> Not unusual in the Hudson Valley but there were two BE this morning at > Ossining train station: adult circling and second heading towards Croton > Point and also one at Tarrytown. Whether the cold is starting to bring winter > residents down or these are local birds unknown to me. Would

[nysbirds-l] Northern Westchester CBC

2017-12-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Highlights from last Saturday's 12/16/2017 Northern Westchester Christmas Brid Count Snow Goose - 250 (count week) Redhead - 2 American Widgeon - 1 (count week) Canvasback - 300 Bald Eagle - 32 Northern Harrier - 2 Peregrine Falcon - 2 Merlin - 2 Virginia Rail - 1 Wilson's Snipe - 1 (per

Re: [nysbirds-l] White Pelican on Playland Lake - Yes

2017-12-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Pelican Continues at 9:15 well seen w scope (such as you can see anything well in this rain) on the water but “swam” out of my sight past one of the far islands. Certainly should still be visible if one has an Edith Read gate pass (I don’t) or wants to park in Playland lot and walk in (I

RE: [nysbirds-l] Queens - Crocheron and Alley Ponds

2017-12-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
As to warblers around, a very reliable report this morning from 2 excellent birders was of a Northern Parula at Mariandale Conference Center on Hudson River in Ossining -- along with an estimated 200 Canvasback and other waterfowl L Trachtenberg Ossining From:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point clay colored sparrow

2017-11-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
In mugwort right before main landfill path; park at ball field Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES:

[nysbirds-l] Pipits snow buntings croton point

2017-11-19 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Looking at nine buntings now on main landfill path closest to maintenance building. About 10 pipit size flock 2 harriers brilliant sky lots of wind L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Accidentals and Their Survival

2017-11-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The decline of the corn crake population in Scotland is very much in the news. This from BBC earlier today. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 9, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Adam J. Nashban >

Re: DECEASED - Re: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)

2017-11-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Having this very exciting bird in our area for a few days reminded me of Van Morrison's lyric from his meditation "Coney Island" --- "Out all day birdwatching and the craic was good". Believe that term for good conversation is pronounced the same way as the bird. Things come in threes and

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

2017-11-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I keep an old Peterson in office c. 1980. In it Corn Crake is shown on same page (114-115) listed with "short-billed rails" including Sora, black rail, and yellow rail. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP 12 E. 49th

[nysbirds-l] FW: [ebirdsnyc] Virginia Rail, Manhattan 11/08/2017

2017-11-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Cross posting from ebirdnyc. The VA Rail was still on the car at about 8:40 a.m. when Annie Novak who I met there and I arrived. She had a large cloth bag and was kind enough to catch the bird (which was skittish but did not look visibly injured; perhaps stunned) and head up to Wild Bird

RE: Definite ID: [nysbirds-l] Black Legged Kittiwake Orchard Beach BX county

2017-11-06 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Believe it or not some of us choose not give Zuckerberg our $ (for too many reasons to mention on this forum), are these pics available elsewhere? Either way a nice find. L Trachtenberg Ossining From:

[nysbirds-l] greenshank

2017-10-31 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
as a few pipits, meadowlarks, kestrel and harriers. Larry Trachtenberg Ossining From: [] On Behalf Of Thomas Fiore Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:57 AM To: Subject: [nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] Croton train station

2017-10-14 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On the Hudson low tide, I saw 22 great blue heron behind the train station and out past the trestle. A high count for me. One bald eagle flyover and a kingfisher as well. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2017-10-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There was a red throated loon - first of fall for me - in the (very high) water behind Croton train station this a.m. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Go Sox. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

RE:[nysbirds-l] Seems like posting is dying - Lark Sparrow (Nassau) and White Ibis (Saratoga)

2017-08-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Does seem like its Ebird, Facebook, etc., or bust. Extralimital for four days running including today, there has been a Wood Stork in the Salt Pond off Fisherman's Trail at the end of Sandy Hook (in NJ), always a great place even without such a northeast rarity. Still summer so there's a fee

[nysbirds-l] Neil Chayet

2017-08-14 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A Bostonian, Mr. Chayet did a syndicated radio segment called "Looking at the Law" interesting little vignettes. I think it was carried on CBS radio in NY. Now how does this involve birds? Well, one piece involved a large pot bust on the west coast where they hauled it on a barge out to sea

[nysbirds-l] Fahnestock State Park, Putnam county

2017-07-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Hiked the red trail from Rte 301 to Beaver Pond then back to 301 on Blue trail with Charlie Roberto and Kyle Bardwell. Did a bit of trail maintenance and got some good birds along the way. Highlights were six species of warbler including male chestnut sided, black throated blue and prairie,

[nysbirds-l] Fahnestock State Park (Putnam County)

2017-07-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
As part of the Putnam Co breeding bird survey Charlie Roberto, Kyle Bardwell and I spent 6:15-9:30 in Fahnestock State Park hiking the portion of the Appalachian Trail off Sunken Mine Road to Blue Trail up to Rte 301 by Canopus Lake. (Foggy overcast a small drizzle then clearing, humid) There

Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, Richmond Co.

2017-07-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Princess - Prince's Annunciation - enunciation Spell check - ? Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 4, 2017, at 1:37 PM, Seth Wollney wrote: > > Mathew, > > This dates are when Howard Cleaves set up the houses. He had his first > colony in his front yard on Purdy Place in

RE: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Anecdotally, on a trip with Saw Mill River Audubon to Duluth MN and environs in January, one afternoon, for the gull-ers in the group, we headed to the Duluth waterfront (in lieu of say looking for more e.g. great gray owls). However, we were successful in the quest to find, e.g. Thayer’s

[nysbirds-l] Question on Henslow sparrow Shawangunk NWR

2017-06-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I do not see a report on e-bird from Shawangunk NWR since Monday June 26 (positive) or on any reports on the Henslow's on this site. Does anyone know if it is still present? Thanks L. Trachtenberg Ossining -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

RE:[nysbirds-l] Dicksissel

2017-06-21 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There has been an interesting discussion on NJ Listserv of a seemingly eruptive year of dickcissels in NJ and PA – and there have been several sightings posted here from NY. (I was fortunate to see the singing male dickcissel as well as the singing and I understand continuing Henslow’s sparrow

[nysbirds-l] Purple martins croton point

2017-06-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The "colony" seems to have grown exponentially overnight. I saw 3 birds (none adult M) this morning in my ten minute coffee stop. A friend I saw there believes he may have had a fourth, an adult male, a bit earlier and will check his photos. Two martins appeared to be going in and out of

[nysbirds-l] Purple Martin Croton Point Park

2017-06-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There was a single Purple Martin perched on a bar of the newly installed martin complex at Croton Point Park this morning (7:05-7:15 a.m.). One of the houses is occupied by tree swallows but when buzzed by a swallow the martin did not seem concerned; indeed it took a pass at the swallow

Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmer: Croton RR Station Westchester

2017-05-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Even though tide high, so not much of a rocky spit, The black skimmer is present 625 pm. on what spit exists behind croton train station. No sign of either Caspian tern or black bellied plover seen this morning. Data I've been sent indicates skimmer quite rare for county particularly the river

RE: [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve ( and Fahnestock State Park)

2017-05-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Apropos Jack Rothman's post as to Rockefeller State Park, I now skip the "intensity" of Central Park altogether even though I work ten blocks from the south entrance. This morning Kyle Bardwell who drove down from Beacon and he and I spent about 3 hours covering about 4 miles of Fahnestock

RE: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2017-05-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I have a very reliable report of a common nighthawk as of 2:30 p.m. perched in a willow on way up to nature center at Croton Point L. Trachtenberg Ossining From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Wallace Sent:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2017-05-10 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I'm advised Eastern tent caterpillar webs (not gypsy moth) for the Cuckoo food source at Croton Point. (birds are hard enough for me; too much to learn too little time). Sent from my iPhone > On May 10, 2017, at 7:57 AM, Larry Trachtenberg <> > wrote:

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2017-05-10 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
During a brief 30 min walk on the low road (bay side/wine cellars) I was treated to a wide open YB Cuckoo maybe 15' off ground feeding on gypsy moth cocoon. Also warblers: black throated green, pine (late?), red start, and ubiquitous yellow; plus towhees, b. oriole, catbirds, red eye and

Re: [nysbirds-l] Shared Location - Greenacre Park (51st St. E of 3rd Ave.)

2017-04-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Is that bird still being seen at that location? Sent from my iPhone On Apr 27, 2017, at 2:44 PM, Ben Cacace > wrote: A marker was created for 'Greenacre Park (51st St. E of 3rd Ave.)' in New York County (Manhattan). This is a true pocket park where

[nysbirds-l] Hudson River

2017-04-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Not a bird sighting but right along the shoreline between Scarborough and Phillipse Manor stations a river otter was gliding southwards just now. Too foggy to see from train if any birds flying up river. Those riding Hudson line lookout. L. Trachtenberg Ossining. Sent from my iPhone --

Re: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch

2017-04-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Not sure if late as its been years since I have had them regularly until this year. But I also saw 1x at our feeders today. Two RB nuthatch (at least one seen) virtually every day I have been around to look since Oct. 19, 2016 which was first day last fall I noticed. L. Trachtenberg Ossining.

[nysbirds-l] Croton train station

2017-04-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Despite high water there were 3 Bonaparte's gulls swirling in water behind croton train station about 6:30 this a.m., moving towards but none close to full breeding plumage. Noticeably smaller than ubiquitous ring billed gulls. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List

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