[nysbirds-l] Adult Northern Goshawk, Kissena Park, Queens

2019-10-15 Thread Peter Reisfeld
On the western park of the hill overlooking the lake. Wishing you good birds Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: Re: [nysbirds-l] Diurnal Migration on This Morning's Radar

2019-08-14 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Looking at the loop from last night, the reflectivities just about petered out at 6 AM, but then picked up again. That would seem to favor diurnal migration rather than a continuation of that from overnight. Peter -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Dark downy

2019-01-06 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Today I saw a woodpecker at my backyard suet feeder for the second time in the past few weeks. It appears to be a downy woodpecker but with very dark coloring on the face and underside. I know that Pacific downies can be somewhat buffy in these areas, but none of the photos I have seen are

[nysbirds-l] Kissena photo

2018-12-08 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Looks like this state list and Yahoo mail have issues communicating Flicker addresses, so I’ll try again with this photo of the diving orange crowned. https://flic.kr/p/2dn2L4f -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Kissena Park, Queens Orange Crowneds, Nashville, and Lincoln

2018-12-08 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Jeff Ritter and I birded Kissena this cold but sunny morning to scope it out for next week's Queens CBC.  It was relatively quiet but we saw some nice birds.  At Kissena proper we started by flushing a couple of great horned owls at an undisclosed location. We  found a winter wren kip, kipping

[nysbirds-l] Doodletown Road, Bear Mountain

2018-05-24 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Today I made my annual pilgimmage to Doodletown Road.  By the time I had climbed up Gray’s hill I had most of my target birds, with singing ceruleans, yellow-throated vireos, indigo buntings, a yellow billed cuckoo, a singing Louisiana waterthrush,  a blue winged warbler, a worm-eating warbler,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Interesting radar observation

2018-05-11 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I don’t have an explanation for it. The activity over water near the shoreline most likely indicates shorebird migration and would not explain high density of songbirds birds over our parks. If you look at the landing density on both mornings of your maps, it concentrates fairly symmetrically

[nysbirds-l] Radar musings

2018-05-03 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Being resubmitted as it did not appear in 30 minutes. Gus makes an excellent point that you can sometimes get valuable information on landing radar that you would not have predicted when making a report the night before (see Stephane Perrault's report from Hempstead Lake yesterday).  But I

Re: [nysbirds-l] Radar musings

2018-05-03 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Gus makes an excellent point that you can sometimes get valuable information on landing radar that you would not have predicted when making a report the night before (see Stephane Perrault's report from Hempstead Lake yesterday).  But I have still found significant discrepancies.  I can't tell

[nysbirds-l] Radar musings

2018-05-02 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The radar pattern tonight is similar to what it was last night.  High reflectivity and high velocity in a NW direction.  Does this mean tomorrow will be birdy or quiet? I can’t say for sure but I’d like to share some thoughts about it.   Steve brings up the issue of promising radar reports

[nysbirds-l] Metro NYC radar

2018-04-22 Thread Peter Reisfeld
For the second night in a row, despite unfavorable winds, there is moderately high reflectivity on radar, indicating a fairly good density of migrating birds. But while yesterday things petered out (no pun intended) in NJ, tonight it looks like they will be reaching the NYC metro area. Though

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake State Park

2018-04-19 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Arriving at Hempstead Lake in late morning seemed to have been the right time, as there was a moderate break from the rain. It was surprisingly birdy around Schodack pond with lots of yellow rumps, good numbers of palm and pine warblers, rublets, gnatcatchers and both waterthrushes, which at

[nysbirds-l] Summer tanager Hempstead lake

2018-04-19 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Presumably continuing bird. Adult male flitting around SE Schodack pond. Fairly birds here. Good birding Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Restoration Pond Douglaston

2018-04-04 Thread Peter Reisfeld
In another sighting by Eric Miller yesterday multiple pines, including the pale billed one, and the snipe were relocated along with an orange crowned warbler. But has anyone sighted Eric Miller? Good spring birding, Peter -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Restoration pond warbler

2018-04-03 Thread Peter Reisfeld
As we are in a slowdown waiting for migration to pick up I thought it may be a good time to start thinking about warblers. I had an interesting one on Sunday at the Restoration pond in Alley Pond park. It was most likely a dull first year pine warbler, but was interesting in that it had a

[nysbirds-l] radar

2018-03-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The storm on radar last night headed north and never quite reached the metro area, and landing densities this AM were on the weak side.  There still may be a few new birds, though more in western sites over NJ than here. Good early spring birding, Peter -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] radar

2018-03-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The storm on radar last night headed north and never quite reached the metro area, and landing densities this AM were on the weak side. There still may be a few new birds, though more in western sites over NJ than here. Good early spring birding, Peter -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] radar

2018-03-29 Thread Peter Reisfeld
For the first night this year there is movement on radar in the NY metro area, and with a surprisingly moderate level of reflectivity. The velocity image shows movement at a rapid clip of perhaps 50-60 knots in a northwest direction. And while this might ordinarily favor flyover, there is a

[nysbirds-l] Immature King Eider continues at Point Lookout

2018-02-04 Thread Peter Reisfeld
There were plenty of birds at Point Lookout today including 28 purple sandpipers, 4 harlequin ducks and a continuing first winter male King Eider. The eider was off the second easternmost pile of rocks (just trying to keep safe on terminology). That guy sure could hold his breath because he

[nysbirds-l] King Eider continues at Point Lookout

2018-01-20 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The male King Eider was present again today at Point Lookout near the second westernmost jetty. Though the temperatures were mild, the waters were pretty choppy, making spotting challenging at times. So I considered myself lucky to get some passable video of the bird. When reviewing my

[nysbirds-l] Western Tanager, Crocheron Park, Queens County

2017-12-07 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The Western Tanager found by Eric Miller yesterday ranged a bit today, from the willow at the pond to the shrubby area south and even to the vegetation on the north side of 35th avenue (where the Wilson’s was foraging). While not always easy to find, when present, she put on quite a show.

[nysbirds-l] Western Tanager continues, Alley pond restoration area, Queens county

2017-11-28 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Seen adjacent to the marsh along the entrance trail, about 50 yards before it turns east and heads towards the artificial pond. Good birding Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Western tanager, East Alley creek

2017-11-23 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Sorry to tempt people into jeopardizing family relationships on Thanksgiving, but I just happened upon the Western Tanager originally found by Eric Miller in East Alley Creek a couple weeks ago. It was seen along a tractor path west of the original sighting which takes its origin at two orange

[nysbirds-l] crake video

2017-11-08 Thread Peter Reisfeld
While I saw a lot of photos posted on ebirds, I didn’t see any video. So if anyone is interested, here is a video of the newest Long Island avian celebrity. Kudos to the Feustels for the discovery. https://vimeo.com/241949564 Wishing you good birds, Peter -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Ammodrammus sparrow Turtle cove Pelham bay near metal bridge

2017-10-28 Thread Peter Reisfeld
White medial crown stripe Minimal chest striping. No grey in nape. Photo link https://flic.kr/p/ZQbYDu Possible Le Conte's ? Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Kissena Park Queens

2017-10-21 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I meant warbler Sent from who knows where > On Oct 21, 2017, at 12:57 PM, Peter Reisfeld drpi...@yahoo.com [ebirdsnyc] > <ebirdsnyc-nore...@yahoogroups.com> wrote: > > Good birds near velodrome. Vesper sparrow around ballfield 6 west of drone.. > Orange crowned sp

[nysbirds-l] Kissena Park Queens

2017-10-21 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Good birds near velodrome. Vesper sparrow around ballfield 6 west of drone. Orange crowned sparrow in orchard east of it. Good birding Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Connecticut warbler at Alley Pond Park

2017-09-09 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Off trail bordering the Grand Central Parkway where it meets the Cross Island Expressway. Found by (who else?) Eric Miller. Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017

2017-05-26 Thread Peter Reisfeld
That’s ridiculous. Mastodons don’t congregate in colonies. It’s obviously pseudomonas mendocina. Peter > On May 26, 2017, at 7:35 AM, Rick wrote: > > Pleistocene Mastodon? > > From: bounce-121561409-3714...@list.cornell.edu >

[nysbirds-l] Summer tanager Forest park

2017-05-07 Thread Peter Reisfeld
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[nysbirds-l] prothonotary Strack pond Forest park

2017-05-06 Thread Peter Reisfeld
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Photo of a beauty. Thanks Corey and Ceasar. Prothonotary Strack pond  | | | | || | | | | |

Re: [nysbirds-l] Hooded Warblers and the Slingshot

2017-04-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Great article (evidencing a ton of hard work) by Shai and Pat proposing a slingshot event to describe the migration of early 2005, and which showed the same pattern as our current April migration. There is corroborating evidence on radar to suggest a weather related boost for the most recent

[nysbirds-l] Kentucky warbler. Alley pond park, Queens.

2017-04-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Birding with Jeff Ritter and the Veltris north of Decadon pond.   Hooded and blue-winged found earlier by the Veltris in an

[nysbirds-l] Dueling Prothonotaries

2017-04-15 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The curse has been broken. After dipping on my last 8 attempts in 3 states, today I got not only one, but TWO prothonotary warblers! Many thanks to the wonderful birding community, to Gabriel Willow for finding the Marine Park bird, to Eric Miller for valiantly rescuing it from the clutches

[nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe Oak Beach

2017-03-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Third time was a charm. This morning around 10 AM the eared grebe finally graciously cooperated by appearing relatively close to shore, and then by joining with his horned cousin for prolonged looks. Seen far west of the entrance approaching the Sore Thumb peninsula. Here’s a link to a

[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks in Massapequa

2017-03-16 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Timberdoodlemania is not just confined to New York City. Around 1PM today as I was searching (unsuccessfully) for the Northern Goshawk at the Massapequa Preserve I surprised 3 American woodcocks just west of the Pittsburgh Avenue lake. Also seen in the park were killdeer and an overwintering

[nysbirds-l] Townsend Solitaire Southold

2017-01-10 Thread Peter Reisfeld
For the benefit of birding procrastinators everywhere the Townsend Solitaire was again present at about 8:05 on the cedar between 1725 and 1625 North Sea Drive in Southold. He then erratically flew into various bare deciduous trees south of the road. Dull video on ebird checklist for couch

[nysbirds-l] Continuing birds at Kissena and Plandome

2016-12-25 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Having done the Christmas bird count with Jeff Ritter last week, I decided to revisit the Kissena Park on Christmas day to see what was still around. While numbers were down a bit from last week, the Red-headed woodpecker continues to be an active presence, and can heard loudly rattling on the

Fwd: [nysbirds-l] New Empidonax identification tip

2016-12-10 Thread Peter Reisfeld
While I do not profess expertise in this matter, I just wanted to comment on the study by Baumann et. al in the Journal of Field Ornithology on distinguishing Western and yellow bellied flycatchers. While precise separation of these species required in-the-hand measurement of wing and buffy

Re: [nysbirds-l] New Empidonax identification tip

2016-12-09 Thread Peter Reisfeld
While I do not profess expertise in this matter, I just wanted to comment on the study by Baumann et. al in the Journal of Field Ornithology on distinguishing Western and yellow bellied flycatcher. While precise separation required in the hand measurement of wing and buffy fringe lengths, as

[nysbirds-l] City Hall Park Videos

2016-11-25 Thread Peter Reisfeld
While I was able to get nice video from the cooperative Chat (https://vimeo.com/193100449) , the Tanager just kept moving, mostly up high in bad light. The only decent shot was a snippet of the bird pooping. So for those interested, enjoy: https://vimeo.com/193100508 Happy vagrant birding,

[nysbirds-l] Western tanager City hall park

2016-11-25 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Present this AM spotted by Paul Bordon in trees above eastern portion of east west path Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Kissena Park 10/30

2016-10-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I birded Kissena Park for a couple hours this AM with Jeff Ritter and Bob and Collen Veltri. A bit of stuff must have come in under the radar during the past few days, because it was surprisingly birdy. Most numerous were robins and song sparrows,many of whom were singing on this warm fall

[nysbirds-l] Sparrows at Jones Beach 10/15

2016-10-15 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I birded Jones Beach this morning with Bob Veltri and Jeff Ritter, hoping to see some migrating sparrows. Bob’s intuition to pick Jones was a good one, and was confirmed by the moderate levels of reflectivity on radar dispersing over mid long island this morning. While initially things were

[nysbirds-l] Connecticut warbler Alley pond

2016-09-02 Thread Peter Reisfeld
A Connecticut warbler was found this AM by Eric Miller on the paved path to Little Alley Pond as reached from the stairway going down from Vanderbilt Parkway Great birds here today Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Park 8/27 AM including Lawrence's hybrid

2016-08-27 Thread Peter Reisfeld
While not exactly hopping, there were clearly more migrants at Alley Pond park today than on my 2 previous jaunts this fall season. I saw 8 species of warbler including Canada, BT green and a remarkable 7 chestnut-sided warblers in various locations within the park. But the highlight was a

[nysbirds-l] EPCAL, Calverton 6/11

2016-06-11 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I visited EPCAL in Calverton in hoping to see the resident blue grosbeak. While I struck out with the grosbeak, I had a very pleasant morning at this lovely property, viewing grasshopper and field sparrows, good numbers of pine and prairie warblers, orchard orioles, flycatchers, and a

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: Kentucky warbler, Muttontown preserve continues

2016-05-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Ooops. East-west path is just SOUTH of trail 7. > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Peter Reisfeld <drpi...@yahoo.com> > Subject: Kentucky warbler, Muttontown preserve continues > Date: May 30, 2016 at 10:45:07 AM EDT > To: "NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu" <N

[nysbirds-l] Kentucky warbler, Muttontown preserve continues

2016-05-30 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Heard off of an asphalt east-west path, just north of trial 7 and east of the Walled garden. Coordinates are 40.826833,-73.534751. The bird was singing intermittently at 9AM in this location and then headed further south into an area further from pathways. Happy birding, Peter --

[nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker Connetquot park Oakdale

2016-05-26 Thread Peter Reisfeld
There is a gorgeous redheaded woodpecker frequenting the feeders south of the paddock between the blue barn and the main houses at Connetquot. Here is a link to a video https://flic.kr/p/HxcCcP Happy late spring birding Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Radar

2016-05-16 Thread Peter Reisfeld
For looking at specific radar stations I like the NCAR site. It is pretty basic, but one can conveniently vary the loop interval to go back to sunset and get the takeoff and evolution of the densities. Also in single image mode, a click on the screen changes it to velocity mode useful to see

Re: [nysbirds-l] Radar

2016-05-15 Thread Peter Reisfeld
For looking at specific radar stations I like the NCAR site. It is pretty basic, but one can conveniently vary the loop interval to go back to sunset and get the takeoff and evolution of the densities. Also in single image mode, a click on the screen changes it to velocity mode useful to see

[nysbirds-l] Doodletown Road 5/12

2016-05-12 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I made my annual pilgrimage to Doodletown Road today in the pleasant company of Bob and Collen Veltri. We saw good numbers of ceruleans, including females on nest. Hoodeds were everywhere, often singing alternate songs, one of which was a spitting image of a yellow throated warbler. When we

Re: [nysbirds-l] Heavy Nocturnal Flight Binghamton Airport Last Night

2016-05-05 Thread Peter Reisfeld
This observation by David may help explain the migration/radar paradox we have been observing. Perhaps when birds migrate under cloudy conditions, they are more likely to fly low and therefore escape detection by radar. Peter Sent from who knows where > On May 5, 2016, at 7:34 AM, David

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

2016-05-03 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I have also noticed that there have been a number of days this season in which there was good migration reported on the ground, but relatively low densities seen on radar. While the variation of wind direction at different altitudes may offer a path for birds to migrate on nights that the

[nysbirds-l] Swainson's warbler

2016-04-29 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Video of the Central Park star https://flic.kr/p/GzajmK Happy spring birding Peter Sent from who knows where -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Dickcissel Southward's Pond Park

2016-01-02 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The very cooperative Dickcissel found yesterday by John Gluth was present this morning behind the Park Avenue tennis courts of Southward’s Pond Park. Shortly after 9 he flew way out toward the western horizon, but returned 15 minutes later. Just as I was leaving he plopped down on the lawn 10

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Flushing Meadow sparrows

2015-12-25 Thread Peter Reisfeld
irding, Peter > Begin forwarded message: > > From: "Peter Reisfeld drpi...@yahoo.com [ebirdsnyc]" > <ebirdsnyc-nore...@yahoogroups.com> > Subject: [ebirdsnyc] Flushing Meadow sparrows > Date: December 25, 2015 at 4:07:00 PM EST > To: NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu,

[nysbirds-l] Sunken Meadow Park

2015-11-03 Thread Peter Reisfeld
There were only modest densities of birds on radar last night over NYC and Long Island, but the range was broad and the velocities were low, suggesting that flyover and continuing morning migration might be reduced. To get a sampling of birds reaching northern LI I visited the dump area of

Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Re-sighting of Little Egret and Laughing Gull RFI

2015-08-01 Thread Peter Reisfeld
While the compilation of data from observation may be useful in studying the behavior of birders, the very behavior being studied may be a consequence of the ways in which data is used.  The shift toward chasing rarities may not relate to changes in human motivation or culture.  Rather, I

[nysbirds-l] Long Island sparrows

2015-07-23 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Went looking for sparrows today. There were good numbers of grasshopper sparrows at EPCAL in Calverton, perhaps due to a number of juveniles trying out their wings. I was also happy to see that the Lark sparrow was still present near the volleyball courts east of the Field 2 parking lot at

[nysbirds-l] Red Phalarope Continues

2015-07-13 Thread Peter Reisfeld
After hanging around for 2 hours and missing the bird yesterday morning, I deserted my wife for breakfast today to try again. This time it paid off, as the bird was there and was close to the edge of the pond west of the bird blind. Attached is a link to a video.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn songbird raptor flight

2014-10-19 Thread Peter Reisfeld
It was interesting to hear about the large movement at Floyd Bennet Field this morning, and that the birds were heading west northwest, not south. The radar last night showed a very high bird density moving southeast, ending centered on mid Long Island. The density dissipated by 6 AM (1000

Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Coastal Fallout

2014-10-10 Thread Peter Reisfeld
There was nice correlation of last night's radar and Steve's observations at Jones Beach. The density of radar reflectivity was moderate, but the overall migration appeared to be southeasterly, with peaks ending centered on the Nassau-Suffolk border. Looks like there might be some corrective

[nysbirds-l] Garvies Point Preserve 9/24

2014-09-24 Thread Peter Reisfeld
After missing yesterday's big push of birds into Alley Pond Park, I came early today hoping some of them stuck around, particularly the Connecticut warbler found by Eric Miller and Harry east of Decadon Pond. I struck out on the Connecticut, saw nothing at the ballfields, and had few warblers

[nysbirds-l] Garvies Point Preserve 9/24

2014-09-24 Thread Peter Reisfeld
(Sorry if this is a duplicate post. For some reason, my posts don't seem to be uploading) After missing yesterday's big push of birds into Alley Pond Park, I came early today hoping some of them stuck around, particularly the Connecticut warbler found by Eric Miller and Harry east of Decadon

[nysbirds-l] Multiple Cape May Warblers at Garvey's Point Preserve, Glen Cove

2014-09-21 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I had pretty low expectations when I drove to Garvey's Point Preserve this morning. When I had been there on Thursday it had been relatively quiet. But my visit to Alley Pond yesterday had left me feeling warbler-deprived, so after the morning rain subsided, I decided to give it another try.

[nysbirds-l] Multiple Cape May Warblers at Garvey's Point Preserve, Glen Cove

2014-09-21 Thread Peter Reisfeld
had pretty low expectations when I drove to Garvey's Point Preserve this morning. When I had been there on Thursday it had been relatively quiet. But my visit to Alley Pond yesterday had left me feeling warbler-deprived, so after the morning rain subsided, I decided to give it another try.

[nysbirds-l] Calverton and Connetquot

2014-06-29 Thread Peter Reisfeld
I had a very nice morning of birding today, where things just seemed to fall in place. (But then again, those other mornings don't usually get posted.) I first headed for the EPCAL area in Calverton. I birded both north and south of the corner of Grumman Ave and Line Road. Partway through I

[nysbirds-l] Doodletown Road

2014-05-26 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Despite my abysmal record of success at finding target birds this year, I visited Doodletown Road today hoping to get the Cerulean and Kentucky warblers that had eluded me thus far. I arrived early, only to be swarmed with mosquitos and flies. There was plenty of birdsong, but I had to keep

[nysbirds-l] Northern Bobwhite, Sunken Meadow State Park

2014-04-27 Thread Peter Reisfeld
After a pleasant morning in Central Park with fairly good activity at the Point, I headed for Fuch's pond, where I entered the rare echelon of birders who missed the prothonotary  warbler three separate times. I thereupon headed to Sunken Meadow park for a stroll on the boardwalk with my wife.

[nysbirds-l] Northern Bobwhite, Sunken Meadow

2014-04-27 Thread Peter Reisfeld
The link to photo/video did not go through.  I'll try again. https://www.flickr.com/photos/50403904@N03/14018161686/ Peter -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES