[nysbirds-l] Harlequin/peregrine

2020-01-02 Thread Michael Higgiston
Harlequin duck west side of west jetty at Shinnecock inlet Peregrine under Ponquogue bridge. South end of bridge. East side of bridge mid-span Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Goshawk

2019-12-15 Thread Michael Higgiston
Possible immature northern goshawk seen on Dune Road just east of Ponquogue Bridge this morning Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Wilson’s plover

2019-05-17 Thread Michael Higgiston
Present at Cupsogue this AM at 7:30 However it is much further east than previously reported. Walk the road from the parking lot and at the end of the tree line on the bay side there are 2 paths, one to the bay, the other to the ocean. Take the ocean path to the beach and turn left. The

[nysbirds-l] Greenshank directions

2019-05-05 Thread Michael Higgiston
Long Island Expressway East Sagtikos parkway south Southern State Pkwy east Timber point exit Turn right at end of exit Go over hill, then left fork Take road to end after it turns left Drive to end of white picket fence TR into golf course Parking lot will soon appear on right Follow the crowd

[nysbirds-l] Ibis

2019-05-01 Thread Michael Higgiston
2 immature white faced ibis present at Field 6 of Hecksher Park at 9 AM this morning Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Quogue Wildlife Refuge sightings

2018-11-18 Thread Michael Higgiston
Winter wren Sapsucker Hairy WP Woodcock Creeper Hermit thrush Among others Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Ash throated flycatcher

2018-11-01 Thread Michael Higgiston
Bird is being seen now near the sandy path between the pool house and Field 6 parking lot Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Wheatear

2018-10-29 Thread Michael Higgiston
Still present at 12:40 PM Monday Mike Higgiston 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] Phalarope

2018-06-04 Thread Michael Higgiston
Any sightings of phalarope Monday morning? Thanks Mike Higgiston 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] Blue grosbeak

2018-05-03 Thread Michael Higgiston
Found a female blue grosbeak at Southaven Park in field next to Ranger station Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Blue grosbeak

2018-04-25 Thread Michael Higgiston
Sighted this morning at 8:30 in field next to ranger station at canoe/kayak parking lot at Southaven park in Yaphank Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Purple sandpipers

2018-04-20 Thread Michael Higgiston
There were 2 PUSA at the jetty at Cedar Beach in Mt Sinai this AM at @ 9:30. But they were on the east (sand) side of the jetty Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Purple sandpipers

2018-04-20 Thread Michael Higgiston
There were 2 purple sandpipers on the jetty at Cedar Beach in Mt Sinai at 9:30 AM. But they were on the east (sand) side of the jetty Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Whimbrel

2018-04-20 Thread Michael Higgiston
To anyone planning on looking for the whimbrel, be advised that a motorcycle group was setting up cones at 8:30 in hecksher’s field 7. Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Mountain bluebird

2017-12-20 Thread Michael Higgiston
Being seen now at Democrat Point as per Arie Gilbert’s directions Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Prothonotary warbler

2017-11-25 Thread Michael Higgiston
Found at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. There is a hedge row about 100 yards due west of parking area. Walk to north end of hedge row and move south. There is a trailer holding a number of long metal pipes. Just south of trailer in hedge row was bird. Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone --

[nysbirds-l] Corn crake

2017-11-07 Thread Michael Higgiston
Being seen now by mob on N side of Ocean Pkwy by Cedar Beach Mike Higgiston 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] Cattle egret

2017-04-20 Thread Michael Higgiston
Being seen in Mecox at Mecox ave and Halsey this morning Mike Higgiston 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] red headed woodpecker

2017-04-19 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The red headed WP was seen this morning around 8:30 in Sunken Meadow SP.   We were lucky as the bird was very quiet and remain perched in one place for about 15 min.  Directions: The main road into SMSP includes a bridge.  at the end of the bridge, there is a road, Naples Road, that leads to

[nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2017-04-17 Thread Michael Higgiston
Will someone be so kind and tell me where in Sunken Meadow SP the red headed woodpecker has been seen. Thank you Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Cattle egret

2017-04-17 Thread Michael Higgiston
In field south of corner of Mecox & Halsey in Bridgehampton Mike Higgiston 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] Woodcocks

2017-03-19 Thread Michael Higgiston
Had about 10 woodcocks displaying in North Fork Preserve in Riverhead, Suffolk County this evening between 7 and 7:30. Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Little gull

2017-02-17 Thread Michael Higgiston
Seen from Camp Hero around 9:45 AM Mike Higgiston Vince Cagno 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:

[nysbirds-l] Black headed hull

2017-02-17 Thread Michael Higgiston
Present at south end of Lake Montauk in company of Bonapartes Mike Higgiston Vince Cagno Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] East end Suffolk County

2017-02-17 Thread Michael Higgiston
Black guillemot present near Coast Guard Station, seen from pier at end of Star Island Road at 7:25 At Ditch Plains 3 purple sandpipers on jetty and 4 Bonaparte's gulls were present around 7:45 AM Mike Higgiston Vince Cagno Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Blackbirds

2017-01-30 Thread Michael Higgiston
Largest flock of blackbirds I've ever seen, about 2000-3000 grackles, red wing blackbirds, cowbirds and starlings on Town Line Road, south of Montauk Highway where Sagaponick & East Hampton meet. Flock has moved east as I write this Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Suffolk County sightings

2017-01-11 Thread Michael Higgiston
Barnacle Goose present at Belmont lake SP Monk parakeets present on Montauk highway and Wellwood ave by CVS 2 glaucous and Iceland gull at Atlantic Point apartments on rte 16 just past Brookhaven dump. Iceland on2nd Pond on right; 2 glaucous on last Pond on right when leaving complex Mike.

[nysbirds-l] Townsends solitaire

2017-01-07 Thread Michael Higgiston
Present this AM at 8 opposite 1725 North Sea Drive, Southold Pipits and larks on nearby Alvah's Lane between Rte 48 and Oregon Road Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane

2017-01-06 Thread Michael Higgiston
The sandhill crane flew into the field by Wainscott Pond just past 1PM. The bird was seen from Main Road which is north of pond. The crane favored the phragmities at the north end of the pond. Eileen Schwinn Vince Cagno Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] East Hampton

2017-01-05 Thread Michael Higgiston
Thursday AM around 8, I dipped on purple sandpipers on jetty south of Hook Pond. I also dipped on sandhill crane in Wainscot but sun's glare limited visibility. Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] North Fork sightings

2016-07-20 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
On Tuesday, a bobwhite was heard at 8:30 in the field north of Oregon Road at the corner of Bridge Lane in Southold, Long Island.  This is our go-to place for bobwhite. Later, around 9 AM at Cedar Beach, a whimbrel was spotted in the marsh behind the beach.  Whimbrels are seen in this marsh

[nysbirds-l] whip-poor-will

2016-06-08 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
I would like to correct my email from last night, as it was misleading.  Rereading that post, it would seem to indicate that the bird was in the parking lot.  It was not.  The whip was calling from a distance, west of the refuge, probably from the grounds of Westhampton Airport. The refuge

[nysbirds-l] whip-poor-will

2016-06-07 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
A whip-poor-will was heard calling at 8:30 PM from the parking lot of the Quogue Wildlife Center Tuesday evening.  It called continuously for 5 minutes. No chucks were heard. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Bittern

2016-04-16 Thread Michael Higgiston
American bittern present opposite 79 Dune Road at this time Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Yellow throated warbler

2016-04-15 Thread Michael Higgiston
A singing yellow throated warbler is present at Bayard Arboretum. Exit parking lot at exit closest to main house. Sign for restrooms etc. Follow walkway to carriage house. Bird was active in pines Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] hooded warbler

2016-04-14 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
the hooded warbler was seen again in the Quogue Wildlife Refuge towards the end of the dam trail around 3:30 today. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak

2016-04-10 Thread Michael Higgiston
In my yard in East Quogue now Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Glossy ibis

2016-04-05 Thread Michael Higgiston
A glossy Ibis was seen at Captree Island this AM around 10. It was seen about 50 yards past the Captree Island sign. The 2 blue winged teal were see further west Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn Vince Cagno Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] red breasted nuthatch

2016-02-03 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
A red breasted nuthatch was seen visiting the birdfeeders at Connetquoit SP around 11 this morning. Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Clapper rail

2016-01-29 Thread Michael Higgiston
Seen in marsh opposite 93 Dune Road at 10 AM this morning Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle goose

2016-01-28 Thread Michael Higgiston
Now present on Maratooka Lake in Matituck Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Bittern

2016-01-22 Thread Michael Higgiston
Now present opposite 83 Dune Road Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Snowy owl

2016-01-22 Thread Michael Higgiston
Now present on duck blind east side Tiana beach bayside Mike Higgiston Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Geese

2016-01-15 Thread Michael Higgiston
2 greater white fronted geese are present at Belmont Lake SP. no joy on Ross goose Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] RFI

2016-01-09 Thread Michael Higgiston
Where is Avon Lake? It's not identified on my Hagstroms. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Western kingbird

2015-12-08 Thread Michael Higgiston
The western kingbird is present in the parking lot at Montauk SP. He has been between the comfort station and the lot entrance. Also present was a brown thrasher. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] White faced ibis

2015-06-19 Thread Michael Higgiston
Still here @ Captree Is. Park by Captree Is sign before 1st house Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] cattle egret

2015-05-09 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
At 6:30 Saturday morning, the cattle egret was present on the Watermill, Long Island village green on Rte 27, Montauk Highway.  It was near the flagpole hunting insects. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Bohemian waxwing

2015-01-11 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The Bohemian waxwing was seen by 10 observers this morning around 10:30 at the Perkins backyard in Miller Place, Long Island.   It had been seen earlier before everyone arrived.  It returned in the company of a starling, landed at the top of a distant tree and remained for about 10 minutes and

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle goose

2015-01-09 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The barnacle goose was present in Belmont Lake State Park this morning.  It was seen around 8 AM.  Also present were a common merganser, 3 redhead and 3-4 snow geese. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] ground dove Cassin's kingbird

2014-11-28 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The common ground dove was seen along the curbstone on the northern perimeter of the West End 2 parking lot at Jones Beach today around 9:10 AM. The Cassin's kingbird was seen in the area immediately south of the Community Gardens at Floyd Bennett Field today around 11:45 AM. Eileen

[nysbirds-l] Barrow's Goldeneye

2014-03-06 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The male Barrow's Goldeneye was seen in the southwest corner of Lake Montauk this morning around 9:30.  It was associating with a loose flock of common goldeneye.  The female was not seen. Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] possible gyrfalcon

2014-02-21 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
This morning around 9:30, an all white bird with black wingtips overflew the farm fields along Northville Turnpike between Doctor's Path and Rte 105 east of Riverhead.  It continued north until we lost it in the fog.  It was very white and stood out in the white landscape of snow and fog.  We

[nysbirds-l] East End sightings

2014-02-20 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
A common raven was seen at 4:30 this afternoon atop a transmission tower west of the Hampton Bays railroad station.  Earlier a snowy owl was seen far out on the marsh between Tiana and Dockers. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] black vulture

2014-02-02 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The black vulture was found roosting on the roof of the house opposite the church at the corner of Rte 58 and Church Lane in Riverhead this morning around 8:15.   It was associating with about a dozen TVs. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Monday's East End sightings

2014-01-20 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
Hook Pond..2 tundra swans 3 common mergansers Further Lane3 greater white fronted geese Lazy pointlesser black backed gull Montauk Point.4 razorbills, all 3 scoters Southampton:  Corner of Old Town Road Gin Lane...northern shrike

[nysbirds-l] glaucous gull

2013-12-22 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
Two glaucous gulls were present on the west jetty at Shinnecock Inlet this afternoon around 3 o'clock. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] western kingbird

2013-11-11 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
the western kingbird was seen this morning at about 10:15 from the upper parking lot at Captree State Park, looking northwest.   It left but returned at 11 AM in the same general area as before.   During its second visit, it perched in the open for about 15 minutes when it relocated a short

[nysbirds-l] Cupsogue

2013-08-17 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
This morning around 8, the two marbled godwits were present on a mud flat at Cupsogue S.P.   Low tide will be about 12 noon. Richard Kasdan found an upland sandpiper for Kenny Feustal and myself on the island across from the parkland. Richard also had 4 fly-by cliff swallows. Mike Higgiston

[nysbirds-l] red necked phalarope

2013-06-20 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
A red necked phalarope was seen this afternoon at 3:30 at Pikes Beach on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. It was at the tip of the eastern peninsula and also on the eastern side of the peninsula.  It was associating with a flock of sanderling.  It was in breeding plumage and was still there when

[nysbirds-l] blue grosbeak: Saturday 6/8

2013-06-08 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
A blue grosbeak was seen in the fields south of Grumman Blvd on both sides of Line Road in Riverhead this morning at 7:30. Originally reported by Suzy Feustel to eBirds two days ago at the same location. Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] ruff

2013-04-15 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
One ruff was present in the marsh next to the East marina parking lot at Timber point GC in Great River this morning around 11:15. After a few minutes it wandered off into the marsh grasses and was hidden. Thanks to all for directions and updates. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] ruff

2013-04-13 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
Unfortunately, I don't play golf. Would someone share with me in what town Timber Point GC is located. Thanks. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Timber Point

2013-04-13 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
I want to thank all who answered my query concerning the location of the Timber Point GC. I would have acknowledged your responses earlier but I was out to dinner. (Not out to lunch. :) Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Montauk sightings, 3/1

2013-03-01 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
There was one razorbill seen from the restaurant patio at the Point around 11:30 this morning and a bald eagle soared over the south end of Lake Montauk around 2 PM. Could not locate the Barrow's goldeneye on Lake Montauk. Eileen Schwinn Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] snow buntings....Iceland gull

2013-02-18 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
the horned lark flock, reported yesterday, was found this morning at 11 in Mattituck in the sod field on the southeast corner of Oregon Road and Depot Road. There were many snow buntings in the flock but the lapland longspurs could not be found. Be advised viewing conditions were difficult

[nysbirds-l] pipits

2013-02-18 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
an addendum to my earlier posting; large flock of pipits were found around 10:30 this morning on the west side of Duck Pond Road, north of Oregon Road, in Riverhead. Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] ross's goose

2013-01-30 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The ross's goose was seen on Merritt's Pond in Riverhead this morning shortly before 8 AM. It soon departed with a number of canada geese to the southeast. One bluebird present at Line Road and Grumman Blvd. Trumpeter swan not present in Yaphank. Iceland gull not present at Iron Pier in

[nysbirds-l] east End sightings Jan 9

2013-01-09 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
4 common mergansers on Hook Pond 1 greater white fronted on Further Lane grass field 1 western grebe on ocean behind Kirk Park in Montauk; 6 black scoters flying westbound same place 1 A. kestrel hunting over the EEOC gardens across from East Hampton High School we saw no redpoll, clay

[nysbirds-l] Montauk sightings 1/4

2013-01-04 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
Lazy Point lesser black backed gull. no snowy owl in the AM or PM. Kirk Park (next to IGA on west side of town)numerous red white winged crossbills Montauk jettysurf scoter, great cormorant, purple sandpipers (Iceland gulls not

[nysbirds-l] sod farms

2012-08-10 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
Nothing to report from the Riverhead sod farms this morning. The sod farms in and around Rte 51 had 2 different flocks of black bellied plovers only. Eileen Schwinn Mike Higgiston -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] marbled godwit

2012-08-09 Thread MICHAEL HIGGISTON
The marbled godwit was seen west of the Ponquogue Bridge this morning around 9 AM at low tide. It was best seen from the end of Road K, bayside, looking to the northwest. There is a dirt spit with reeds, just west of the big island. The godwit was seen just beyond the dirt spit in the water