[nysbirds-l] NYC Audubon Lecture tonight

2014-10-28 Thread Robert Bate
The Secret World of New York City's Green Roofs by By Dustin Partridge and Kaitlyn Parkins Tuesday, October 28, 6pm At the Arsenal in Central Park, 65th Street and 5th Avenue. http://www.nycaudubon.org/lectures Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Lapland Longspur contines in Prospect Park

2014-10-27 Thread Robert Bate
First base side if infield at field 7 at south end of Long Meadow. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Northern Wheatear - Brooklyn

2014-10-01 Thread Robert Bate
I received word from Dave Taft and Jen Nersessian, both of Gateway NRA, that they had the Northern Wheatear from 4-5:30 PM on both sides of the inlet to the salt marsh at Plum(b) Beach in Brooklyn. The bird first perched on a derelict boat on the north side making short forays and flew to the

[nysbirds-l] Prothonotary in Brooklyn

2014-09-18 Thread Robert Bate
There has Been a Prothonotary Warbler working the Peninsula Woods along the wood chip path that runs from the Peninsula Meadow to the Thumb in Prospect Park. Found yesterday by Kathy Toomey. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted SP at Jamaica Bay

2014-09-03 Thread Robert Bate
Buffy is on the flats opposit the island north end of East Pond. Also 2 Hudsonian Godwits. White-rumped SP. Western, Stilts, knots etc. Rob Bate -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Kentucky Wa. Prospect Park

2014-05-06 Thread Robert Bate
KEWA continues by Fallkill Falls above the Upper Pool in Brooklyn's Prospect Park -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] American Bittern Prospect Park

2014-04-28 Thread Robert Bate
Bobbi Manian found an American Bittern in the Phragmites on the west side of 3 Sisters Islands in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Rob Bate -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler in Prospect Park

2014-04-26 Thread Robert Bate
Seen well behind Upper Pool at waters edge. First found by Jim Muchmore. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler - Prospect Park

2014-04-13 Thread Robert Bate
Yellow-throated Warbler found by Dennis Hrehowsik by the Lower Pool. Confirmed by Sandy Paci and Kathy Toomey. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Correction YTWA

2014-04-13 Thread Robert Bate
Dave heerwagon found bird not me. Dennis H -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Grebe. Prospect Park Lake

2014-03-18 Thread Robert Bate
Peter Dorosh found a Red-necked Grebe by 3 Sisters Islands this morning. Bird still there as of 10 AM. Rob Bate Brooklyn, NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Harlequins at Pt Lookout - Nassau Co

2014-02-22 Thread Robert Bate
To follow on the heels of Anders' post, my wife,Tracy Meade, and myself had 6 Harlequins at Pt Lookout today. 2, adult drake and hen, were in the inlet and four apparently young males were bouncing in the surf off the westernmost jetty. -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Shrike at Jones

2013-12-02 Thread Robert Bate
Being seen now 100 yds east of west end 2 at Jones Beach. Red-necked Grebe at CG marina Rob Bate -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Red-headed WP - Prospect Park

2013-09-26 Thread Robert Bate
Our group saw the juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker first seen briefly by Shane Blogett on Tuesday. Bird was seen by Butterfly Meadow on Lookout. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Barn Owls

2013-05-19 Thread Robert Bate
Sad to report that the Barn Owl nest box on Big John's Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge has been broken in and occupied by a large raccoon. I hope there wasn't a tragedy involved. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawk- Prospect Park

2013-05-16 Thread Robert Bate
Kier Randall found a Common Nighthawk perched high in a tree on a bare branch over the path leaving the northeast corner of the Vale of Cashmere. The Vale is close to Grand Army Plaza and just above Nellie's Lawn. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park

2013-05-10 Thread Robert Bate
Birding was superb today in Brooklyn's Prospect Park with over 20 warbler species seen altogether; I personally had 17. The Yellow-throated Warbler continues and new notables include Blackburnian and Cape May Warblers. 5 Vireo species, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, flyover Little Blue Heron and

[nysbirds-l] Lawrence's Warbler Prospect Park

2013-04-25 Thread Robert Bate
Lawrence's Warbler in flowering cherry at entrance to Vale of Cashmere from Nellies Lawn. Seen by Tom Stephenson's morning Brooklyn Bird Club group. Ron Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] East End Birding

2013-03-30 Thread Robert Bate
To update some of our more reliable rarities from out east on Long Island; as of Thursday, the Captree Marina Red-necked Grebe continues in his favorite spot inside the docks at Captree State Park and Larry the Lesser Black-backed Gull continues at the harbour entrance in Napeaque. Birds are

[nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush

2013-03-20 Thread Robert Bate
Joe Giunta reports Varied Throsh east of Q Cemetery in Prospect Park in leaf litter on hillside -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush- Prospect Park

2013-03-08 Thread Robert Bate
Kier Randall just tweeted this confiming a tentative sighting yesterday. Nethermead bridge spans the creek thru the Ravine on Center Drive. Just look for the birders! @BBCKingsbirds: VARIED THRUSH confirmed per keir. Spot at yew tree north stairs Nethermead Br Rob Bate Brooklyn --

[nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush

2013-03-08 Thread Robert Bate
Refound just south of Neathermead Arch. Next to same area as before -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush - Prospect Park

2013-03-08 Thread Robert Bate
Photo of Prospect Park Varied Thrush. Better pictures sure to follow. http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertbate/8538958861/in/photostream Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Gyrfalcon

2013-03-04 Thread Robert Bate
This morning after seeing no Gyrfalcon action at Gilgo, Anthony Iesu and myself teamed up to make an attempt to find the bird elsewhere. From the Cedar Beach parking lot we took the tunnel under Ocean Parkway and emerged near the Cedar Beach Marina. The Gyrfalcon was perched on the Osprey nest

[nysbirds-l] American Bittern - Brooklyn's Marine Park

2013-02-03 Thread Robert Bate
The American Bittern seen recently in the Marine Park Nature Center continues. It flew out of some deep reeds just north of the viewing platform and continued across the channel landing in some deep reeds on the western shore. We also saw 4-5 American Pipets, a Kestel, a Great Cormorant and a

[nysbirds-l] Tufted Duck - yes Western Grebe - yes Nobel Laureate - Yes

2013-01-15 Thread Robert Bate
I arrived in Cold Spring around 8:15 and found the Tufted Duck in the company of the 17 Ring-necked Ducks and the Redhead on the pond behind St John's Church. The Cold Spring Harbor Bald Eagle flew in, perched in a tree by the lake, and stayed a few minutes before flying off in the direction of

[nysbirds-l] Bald Eagle Jamaica Bay

2013-01-03 Thread Robert Bate
An adult Bald Eagle was perched high in the trees by the viewing area at the end of the boardwalk at Jamaica Bay's East Pond in Queens. Other than this magnificent bird the East Pond itself was pretty quiet; mostly Ruddy Ducks and Shovelers. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay, Queens NY

2012-10-31 Thread Robert Bate
The devastation is as Andrew Baksh described. Besides the breach in the West Pond, the benches are gone and the trails are eroded as well as . The East Pond itself seems OK but the boardwalk and blind on the EP are both ruined making it difficult to see anything there. On a happier note Tracy

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Brooklyn

2012-08-20 Thread Robert Bate
Birding was great in the lower half of Prospect Park today. Songbird migration is underway. I first birded Lookout Hill and the wood chip trail up it's side from the Maryland Monument. Activity was good and besides the two Blue-winged Warblers I saw, a highlight was a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

[nysbirds-l] Gull-billed Tern/Whimbrel-JBWR

2012-06-19 Thread Robert Bate
At 10:30 AM the Gull-billed Tern put in an appearance feeding over the south marsh on the bay side of west pond. A Whimbrel was resting on the sandbar in the bay at the west end of west pond on the high tide at 8:30 AM. -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis - JBWR

2012-05-07 Thread Robert Bate
The White-faced Ibis continues at the west pond in front of bench 8 at Jamaica Bay WR. Also present in the grass at the pond edge are 3 Blue-winged Teals, 2 drakes and 1 hen. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Louisianna Warbler - Prospect Park in Brooklyn

2012-03-29 Thread Robert Bate
On a north to south walk through Brooklyn's Prospect Park this noontime I encountered 3 warbler species, a new high count for the season; Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler and, bird of the day and FOS for the park, Louisianna Waterthrush. The Waterthrush was feeding on a nicely neglected muddy

[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks at Jamaica Bay

2012-03-11 Thread Robert Bate
There were at least 6 American Woodcocks displaying, peenting and flying around in the shrub and grassy area just south of the visitor's center parking lot at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens County. They first appeared at 7:15 as the light was fading but could be seen peenting on the

[nysbirds-l] Mountain Bluebird- Hulse Landing Road

2012-01-11 Thread Robert Bate
Traveling to Long Island today for east end rarities, Rich Fried and I found the MOBL at the Haunted House just west of the usual location near HLR. Also present was an Easter Phoebe. Earlier in Eastport on the pond was the Barnacle Goose and then out out at Orient State Park, exactly where

[nysbirds-l] American Avocet - Coney Island Creek, Brooklyn

2011-12-08 Thread Robert Bate
The Avocet continues! I saw it late in the day today in Coney Island Creek after I birded with Sy Schiff, Joe Giunta and the crew at Jones Beach earlier. The Avocet seems to be regular in the northern cove of Coney Island Creek. To get there, park by the baseball fields near Home Depot, cross

[nysbirds-l] Ross's Goose - Brooklyn

2011-11-30 Thread Robert Bate
The Ross's Goose continues in the area. Today it was seen at Floyd Bennett Field in the grassy area between the main parking lot and the community gardens in the company of maybe 10 Canada Geese. This area is right across Flatbush Avenue from the driving range where it has been seen most often

[nysbirds-l] Pink-footed Goose continues

2011-11-16 Thread Robert Bate
Same commercial plaza off Dunning Road NW of intersection of Schutt Rd in Mechanicsville as yesterday, now in median of parking lot in front of Toys-R-Us with 10 or so Canada Geese. Rob Bate and Rich Fried -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Smith Point Northern Shrike

2011-11-14 Thread Robert Bate
The Northern Shrike continues as of 7:45 this morning at Smirh Point SP on Fire Island, Suffolk County, just where Seth reported it yesterday. It is just west of the picnic area/restrooms/handball courts. This is west of the traffic circle and north of the NPS visitor center. Good luck,

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird

2011-10-19 Thread Robert Bate
I received a call from Rich Fried to say that the Yellow-headed Blackbird continues at Captree State Park as of 3 PM. It is mixed in with Starlings, Cowbirds and Red-wings in and around the circle drive just inside the park entrance and also frequenting the narrow road leading to the boat launch

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Br Pelocan

2011-08-31 Thread Robert Bate
On the ocean in front of the swale at West End 2 a Brown Pelican was seen 75 yards off the beach. It disappeared while I was scanning the flocks of shorebirds and gulls and was gone when Stan came by. A probable Am Golden Plover was on the water's edge there. Also a Marbled Godwit at the

[nysbirds-l] Cupsogue

2011-06-30 Thread Robert Bate
In addition to Steve's post about all the terns, 3 of which were life birds for me, I was able to do a seawatch from the oceanside boardwalk at Cupsogue from 6 to 8:30 AM. There was not a lot of action over the water but I lucked out getting a pair of Greater Shearwaters flying together, a

[nysbirds-l] Hooded Crow

2011-06-22 Thread Robert Bate
Continues at Great Kills Park at south gravel parking lot as posted before by Jim O. Also foisted over dumpster and near bathroom. Also working the beach just SE of lot. Starting to rain, got to go. Rob Bate -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler - Rockefeller State Park

2011-06-06 Thread Robert Bate
I was at Rockefeller SP in Westchester County at 6:30 AM today and located one of the two Kentucky Warblers reported yesterday, the one with the two part song. He was located exactly where Benjamin Van Doren indicated, south and west of the southern intersection of Overlook and Ash Loop Trails.

[nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler - Brooklyn

2011-04-24 Thread Robert Bate
I spotted a Prothonotary Warbler this morning from Terrace Bridge in Prospect Park looking south over the lower Lullwater. The bird landed in a tree right below me and then flew down close to the water and moved around the marshy edge of the Lull. I ran around and below in an attempt to follow

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler - Brooklyn

2011-04-14 Thread Robert Bate
Another or the same YTWA was found this morning near the Maryland Monument in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. The word went out that it had been seen in the pine trees above the monument and our Brooklyn Bird Club spring migration walk headed right over to the area. Tom Stephenson found the bird

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Yellow-throated Warbler - map

2011-04-14 Thread Robert Bate
The previous link to the Maryland Monument map was a bit faulty. This is a new map of the sightings; hope it works http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8hl=enmsa=0ll=40.661092,-73.968329spn=0.011882,0.022295t=hz=16msid=216781238478427062158.0004a0e71425b312399ac -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warnler

2011-04-10 Thread Robert Bate
Eddie Davis found a bright Yellow-throated Warbler by Lampost 249 along the north shore of the lake in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Many eyes are on it now. Thanks Eddie! Ron Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] 25 Black-crowned Night Herons

2011-04-05 Thread Robert Bate
I stopped in at Return-a-gift Pond at Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn this afternoon hoping to find a Blue-winged Teal but was greeted instead by 25+ Black-crowned Night Herons roosting in the tree in the middle of the pond and in the Phragmites surrounding the pond. Quite a nice spring sight!

[nysbirds-l] Eastern Phoebe

2011-03-13 Thread Robert Bate
Seen in Four Sparrow Marsh in Brooklyn on walk with the Brooklyn Bird Club. YEAH Spring Ron Bate -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Greater White-fronted Geese

2011-02-13 Thread Robert Bate
We arrived too late at Belmont Lake in Suffolk County to see many geese of any type but a search of the cemeteries in the area turned up the four Greater White-fronted Geese at Pinelawn Cemetery. They were with a flock of maybe 30 Canadas grazing in the grass on the west side of Wellwood Avenue

[nysbirds-l] Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge

2011-01-22 Thread Robert Bate
On Friday my wife and I went up the Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge along Oil City Road in search of Short-eared Owls - wow! As the sun set they began to appear one at a time until, at the peak, there were 8 Owls visible at the same time flying low over the snow and ice covered marshes. Also,

[nysbirds-l] Ft Tilden - Queens - Harlequins

2010-12-24 Thread Robert Bate
While looking in Ft Tilden for the King Eider reported yesterday and from the Christmas count we saw three Harlequin Ducks, 1 Drake and 2 hen, located just west of Beach 169th Street near where Shane reported the King Eider being yesterday. Also lots of Common Eider, Surf and White-winged

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay - Little Blue Heron

2010-12-13 Thread Robert Bate
There is a lingering juvenile Little Blue Heron at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, NY. I saw the bird, or one just like it, about a month ago and just saw it again today. There are notes in the bird log of the LBH going back to Nov 25 or so and someone noted a Snowy Egret yesterday in the

[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks - Greenwood Cemetery

2010-10-30 Thread Robert Bate
We were able to see 6 American Woodcocks in Brooklyn's historic Greenwood Cemetery today. Most were in the area of the Battle Hill Monument. We caught sight ofone walking and feeding between gravestones and another later flew in a circle around us affording excellent views; the rest were birds

[nysbirds-l] American Bittern - Prospect Park

2010-10-28 Thread Robert Bate
Today while moping about the waning of fall migraton by the lake's edge in Brooklyn's Prospect Park I looked up to see a large heron-like bird flying across the water. At first I thought Green Heron, a common enough bird in this urban park, becauuse of the chest streaking. However the bird was

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park - Brooklyn

2010-10-19 Thread Robert Bate
Crossing Brooklyn's Prospect Park this morning from the skating rink on the eastside to the ballfields on the west I saw innumerable sparrows the highlight of which was a Vesper Sparrow in the fenced off area of the ballfields on the southernmost end of the Long Meadow. I had to leave but was

[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks at JBWR

2010-04-20 Thread Robert Bate
Yesterday at 8PM we heard and saw a American Woodcock at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, NY. They often appear at the edges of the brush in the mowed area just south of the parking lot as the light begins to disappear. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler

2010-03-23 Thread Robert Bate
I went looking for my first Phoebe and my first Pine Warbler today in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and came across our apparently lingering Orange-crowned Warbler. Today it seemed to be feeding with a Golden-crowned Kinglet and I saw it on both sides of the Lullwater north of Terrace Bridge. Sadly,

[nysbirds-l] Barrow's Goldeneye in Jamaica Bay

2010-01-19 Thread Robert Bate
At 4PM amongst a flock of about 45-50 Common Goldeneye I spotted a drake Barrow's Goldeneye in Jamaica Bay west of West Pond in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. Last year there was a Barrow's in the exact same location, perhaps the same one, with a Common Goldeneye flock. Last year

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Mew

2010-01-07 Thread Robert Bate
The Common/Mew Gull was seen again today resting on the grass near the pedestrian bridge over the Belt Parkway near Bay 16th St. Lenore found the gull, pointing it out to 3 of us. The bird took off after about 20 minutes but many gulls continued to congregate. Rob Bate Brooklyn -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Mew addendum

2010-01-07 Thread Robert Bate
I forgot to mention the Common/Mew Gull was seen between 10:30 and 11:00. (thanks A) The Common/Mew Gull was seen again today resting on the grass near the pedestrian bridge over the Belt Parkway near Bay 16th St. Lenore found the gull, pointing it out to 3 of us. The bird took off after about