Re: [nysbirds-l] Interesting shorebird in Jamaica Bay

2021-11-07 Thread Robert Lewis
Why not the European race of Dunlin? Bob Lewis On Sunday, November 7, 2021, 02:48:55 PM EST, Joshua Malbin wrote: Yesterday while kayaking in Jamaica Bay I photographed a shorebird that struck me as unusual. I ran photos past a couple of people, and Doug Gochfeld suggested that it

Re: [nysbirds-l] ebird question, video posting

2021-08-08 Thread Robert Lewis
> > On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 11:02 AM Robert Lewis wrote: >> Then what is the procedure to upload a valuable addition to the record?  And >> why does the ebird documentation say one can upload MP4? >> >> Bob Lewis >> >> >> &g

Re: [nysbirds-l] ebird question

2021-08-08 Thread Robert Lewis
, 2021 at 9:05 AM Robert Lewis wrote: > I'm trying to upload an MP4 file (a movie), which supposedly is an allowed > format, but I keep getting an error message, "this file type is not > accepted."  Anyone have this trouble? > > Bob Lewis > > > > > -- &

[nysbirds-l] ebird question

2021-08-08 Thread Robert Lewis
I'm trying to upload an MP4 file (a movie), which supposedly is an allowed format, but I keep getting an error message, "this file type is not accepted."  Anyone have this trouble? Bob Lewis -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: Re:[nysbirds-l] Cold Spring Harbor Spoonbill Stuff

2021-07-29 Thread Robert Lewis
This question was asked and answered many years ago.  You can't count a bird for any life list that you see on television.  It's the same with today's video cams.  It's a reconstructed image via pixels. There is a continuous progression:  the lens in your eye -> eye glasses -> lenses in

[nysbirds-l] (nysbirds-l] Montezuma area spoonbill

2021-07-23 Thread Robert Lewis
At 10:37am the spoonbill is perched in a tree a couple hundred yards west of the Route 89 bridge. Bridge over the canal. One can park just south of bridge and walk on a muddy path to get a view. Scope helps. Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 22, 2021, at 6:34 PM, Richard Guthrie > wrote: >

Re: Re:[nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill Dutchess County

2021-07-22 Thread Robert Lewis
Rochambeau Lane is here: 41.636802, -73.918611 Bob Lewis On Thursday, July 22, 2021, 10:34:48 AM EDT, Richard Guthrie wrote: Holiday Inn is Listed as in Poughkeepsie, NY on RT  9, and the side road is Rochambeau Lane. > On Jul 22, 2021, at 10:26 AM, Richard Guthrie > wrote: > >

Re: Re:[nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Wood stork at Knox Marcellus

2021-07-21 Thread Robert Lewis
Great find! I'm thinking of spending a day or so up at Montezuma looking for these.  Any hints about the most likely viewing spots, time of day, etc would be most appreciated. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7:08:34 AM EDT, Jay McGowan wrote: The immature

Re: [nysbirds-l] Golden Eagle in Queens

2021-04-30 Thread Robert Lewis
> I intended to share the pictures via the e-bird link. However, it appears > that Golden Eagle is marked as a sensitive species, so it gets blocked from > other viewers. That is just ridiculous.  Yet another example of how inadequate ebird is for birders.  Birders need a real bird sighting

Re: [nysbirds-l] Prospects for finding Progne today?

2021-04-03 Thread Robert Lewis
Bird is putting on a show perched on the peninsula. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 3, 2021, at 8:30 AM, Mike wrote: > > Any updates so far from folks on the scene? I imagine there might be one or > two birders on their way. > Thanks > > Mike Cooper > Ridge > > Sent from my iPhone > > --

Re: [nysbirds-l] Prospect Martin NOW

2021-04-03 Thread Robert Lewis
Any recent reports? Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 3, 2021, at 9:04 AM, Doug Gochfeld wrote: > >  > Progne being seen around Duck Island on the east side of the lake, now. > > Good Luck > -Doug Gochfeld > -- > NYSbirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Progne summary 04/02/21

2021-04-03 Thread Robert Lewis
How do birders in Brooklyn communicate with each other rapidly?  Whatsapp?  Twitter? Bob Lewis On Friday, April 2, 2021, 9:27:27 PM EDT, Doug Gochfeld wrote: This morning, the Progne was perched in a tree at the NW corner of Prospect Park Lake with a dozen Tree Swallows and a

Re: [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Progne

2021-04-02 Thread Robert Lewis
I would appreciate any help anyone could give about driving and parking to get close to this site. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow On Friday, April 2, 2021, 8:42:17 AM EDT, Doug Gochfeld wrote: A group of birders is currently looking at the intriguing Progne martin in Prospect Park. It is

Re:[nysbirds-l] [hmbirds] Goose report

2021-03-16 Thread Robert Lewis
Anyone care to summarize the sightings today? Bob Lewis _._,_._,_ -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Very dark "western" Red-tailed in Orange County

2021-03-15 Thread Robert Lewis
Apparently the same bird was seen by Tom Burke and Gail Benson on November 28, 2020 in the same area. https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S76829523 Bob Lewis On Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8:51:06 AM EST, Robert Lewis wrote: While looking for the Ferruginous, I saw and photographed

[nysbirds-l] searching ebird for a person

2021-03-14 Thread Robert Lewis
Is there a way to search ebird for a person's report on a certain day.  If I now  that Joe Smith filed a report on March 2, 2021, how can I find it? Bob Lewis -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Very dark "western" Red-tailed in Orange County

2021-03-13 Thread Robert Lewis
While looking for the Ferruginous, I saw and photographed a seemingly black (underneath) Red-tailed Hawk in Orange County on March 10.  It looked black in the field, but is not really black. Photos have been posted to ebird and to the NY Birders facebook page. Very interestingly, it turns out

Re: [nysbirds-l] Banded Ring-billed Gull

2021-03-05 Thread Robert Lewis
-an   Ed G. On Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 10:20 PM Robert Lewis wrote: > I found an adult Ring-billed with a silver band on one leg and a blue band > with white letters on the other, today at Croton Point Park.  Who do I send > this to? > > Bob Lewis -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Banded Ring-billed Gull

2021-03-04 Thread Robert Lewis
I found an adult Ring-billed with a silver band on one leg and a blue band with white letters on the other, today at Croton Point Park.  Who do I send this to? Bob Lewis -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2021-02-14 Thread Robert Lewis
>> Ari Weiss >> >> On Sun, Feb 14, 2021, 2:40 PM Joshua Malbin wrote: >>> When was the last day anyone picked out a Hoary? >>> >>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 11:38 AM Carney, Martin >>> wrote: >>>> Really wanted to see an Hoar

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2021-02-14 Thread Robert Lewis
This amazing display has been going on since at least February 2, with minor variations.   Two Hoary Redpolls were documented February 4, but they are elusive recently.  The Meadowlark started becoming regular and easy to see a few days ago.  There has also been a very reliable Ipswitch

[nysbirds-l] Some comments about the Orange County Ferruginous Hawk.

2021-01-31 Thread Robert Lewis
On January 31 I made my sixth trip to the Black Dirt region to look for the Ferruginous Hawk discovered two weeks ago. I'm batting .500, succeeding three times to see the bird, once at a large distance only, once pretty close, and once very close. It looks like the best way to see the bird

[nysbirds-l] Ferruginous Hawk Jan 24?

2021-01-24 Thread Robert Lewis
Did anyone look on this frigid day? Bob Lewis -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Ferruginous Hawk Jan 23rd?

2021-01-23 Thread Robert Lewis
Some advice to today's seekers. I've been on the pilgrimage four times.  The first two without luck, the second two with good luck.  The last two times, it seems that the bird has become fairly predictable.  It is first seen from Celery or Onion around 8:30 perched in trees.  It is usually

[nysbirds-l] Ferruginous Hawk Orange Co.

2021-01-20 Thread Robert Lewis
Someone named Matthew Jarred has just posted to ABA Rare Bird Alert that the bird is in the same grassy field near Cedar Swamp road as yesterday.  Bob Lewis -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Ferruginous Hawk in Orange County

2021-01-16 Thread Robert Lewis
No joke.  Linda Scrima has posted photos on the Facebook page raptor id.  No specific directions were given. Bob Lewis -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Two Lesser Black-backeds at Jones Beach Field 6 today

2021-01-12 Thread Robert Lewis
One first winter still looking like a juvenile, one adult.  They were both on the beach just south of the parking lot at Field 6 about 2:00pm. The first winter is quite different looking than the first winter Lesser I found at Heckscher State Park on Sunday. Today's ebird report:

[nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gull Heckscher SP, Suffolk, LI

2021-01-11 Thread Robert Lewis
About 3:00pm January 10.  Parking lot of Field 6.  The bird looks a bit atypical to me for a Lesser.  Noticeable window in the inner primaries.  Tail has a great deal of white. Bob Lewis https://ebird.org/checklist/S79104134 -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Probable California Gull Heckscher SP, Suffolk, LI

2021-01-10 Thread Robert Lewis
gt; me found it either. > > Shai > ____ > From: Robert Lewis [rfer...@yahoo.com] > Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:25 PM > To: Shaibal Mitra > Cc: NYSBIRDS (NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu) > Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Probable California Gull Hec

Re: [nysbirds-l] Probable California Gull Heckscher SP, Suffolk, LI

2021-01-10 Thread Robert Lewis
Any luck with this bird today? Bob Lewis Sent from my iPhone > On Jan 9, 2021, at 6:19 PM, Shaibal Mitra wrote: > > This afternoon I saw and photographed a first winter Larus at Field 7 > Heckscher SP that I think is a good candidate for California Gull--one of the > most birds on Long

Re: Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Re: COMMON GULL Brooklyn NYC 12-7...

2020-12-11 Thread Robert Lewis
in Sun Tzu  The Art of War > (\__/)(= '.'=)                                             > (") _ (")                                      > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!  Andrew Baksh www.birdingdude.blogspot.com > On Dec 9, 2020, at 9:13 AM

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Re: COMMON GULL Brooklyn NYC 12-7...

2020-12-09 Thread Robert Lewis
I'm not convinced that this is a Common Gull.  Actually it looks more like a Ring-billed to me.  Head and bill shape say Ring-billed.  I think I see some sharply pointed brown interior marks on the worn coverts in the second photo.  (That's the definitive mark.)  The streaking pattern on the

Re: [nysbirds-l] Kingston Mew gull turned out to be a young ring billed gull

2020-11-22 Thread Robert Lewis
I'll answer my own question.  Photos are here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76520435 Bob Lewis On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 8:32:50 AM EST, Andrew Baksh wrote: I did not think you twitched Larry given the carbon footprint and all (ducking). Just kidding. I saw the photos last

Re: [nysbirds-l] Kingston Mew gull turned out to be a young ring billed gull

2020-11-22 Thread Robert Lewis
Where are the photos posted? Bob Lewis On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 8:32:50 AM EST, Andrew Baksh wrote: I did not think you twitched Larry given the carbon footprint and all (ducking). Just kidding. I saw the photos last evening of the bird you referenced and offered my perspective

Re: [nysbirds-l] New Gull Ulster County

2020-11-21 Thread Robert Lewis
Was this supposed to be Mew Gull? Bob Lewis On Saturday, November 21, 2020, 12:20:56 PM EST, Richard Guthrie wrote: Report from just now at Kingston Point beach. Rich Guthrie Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Sage Thrasher - Columbia County, NY

2020-11-05 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks for the update. The coordinates you gave for parking are the same as those for the bird. Bob Lewis On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 4:25:24 PM EST, Adrian Burke wrote: After an hour+ of waiting (maybe longer by others on site before I arrived) the Sage Thrasher made an

[nysbirds-l] Extra limital Common Cuckoo

2020-11-02 Thread Robert Lewis
Continues in Rhode Island. Absurdly easy to get long close looks. 12:15 - 1:15. See RI ebird. Bob Lewis Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] extralimital mega rarity

2020-11-01 Thread Robert Lewis
Common Cuckoo in Rhode Island.  Check ebird.  Seen this morning. Near Providence. Bob Lewis -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re:[nysbirds-l] Tropical Kingbird

2020-10-29 Thread Robert Lewis
I haven't seen any posts here yet today. The local (Westchester) bird app reports that some people looked for the bird between about 7:00 and 8:30am with no success. The bird had been seen at several places between the Ardsley train station and Wicker's Creek.  That is approximately between

Re: [nysbirds-l] Kingbird

2020-10-28 Thread Robert Lewis
I think you mean Mercy College. 41.023364, -73.876451 Bob Lewis On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:29:05 PM EDT, Richard Guthrie wrote: Now at Mercy Hospital parking area near rr tracks Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] eBird report: probable Tropical Kingbird, Westchester

2020-10-27 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks! I'm sure we would all appreciate parking hints for tomorrow morning. Bob Lewis On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 7:34:04 PM EDT, Ryan Zucker wrote: Haven’t seen this posted here, but a Tropical/Couch’s Kingbird (looks good for Tropical, apparently recorded too) was reported to

Re: [nysbirds-l] American Golden-Plover declines - wind farms?

2020-10-23 Thread Robert Lewis
Good points. I think many other species of shorebird go north in the spring through the midwest.  Have they declined as well? Bob Lewis On Friday, October 23, 2020, 7:59:22 PM EDT, David Nicosia wrote: All,  In Broome Co we have been fortunate to have had a great year for the AMERICAN

Re: [nysbirds-l] Painted Redstart- Brooklyn

2020-10-19 Thread Robert Lewis
I would appreciate any recent updates. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow On Sunday, October 18, 2020, 03:49:04 PM EDT, Rob Bate wrote: Richard Payne found a Painted Redstart at Floyd Bennett Field art the Ecology Village. This area is technically off limits so be extra respectful if you go.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Another way to get into Rockefeller State Park Preserve

2020-09-16 Thread Robert Lewis
the fee and have more people around or perhaps end up finding your car ransacked upon your return. Happy birding all! Lisa On 9/16/20 11:55 AM, Robert Lewis wrote: >  This is in Westchester County.  It's very popular among birders. > > Most people park at either the main parking

[nysbirds-l] Another way to get into Rockefeller State Park Preserve

2020-09-16 Thread Robert Lewis
This is in Westchester County.  It's very popular among birders. Most people park at either the main parking lot (fee) at 41.113252, -73.834791, or the free area at 41.106365, -73.844567.  Maybe everybody knew this but me, but there is a very attractive free third option.  It's on route 448

Re: Re:[nysbirds-l] Plover at Sagg Pond

2020-08-30 Thread Robert Lewis
I'm not familiar with this park or parking lot.  There are many parks in the New York metro area where you are supposed to be a town or county resident, but if you arrive before a certain time, such as 8:00am, no one is there to stop you from parking.  No one checks you as you later drive out. 

Re: [nysbirds-l] Sunflower Valley Farm and Liberty Lane in Pine Island, NY are closed to birders.

2020-08-23 Thread Robert Lewis
There are many gravel roads in the greater Pine Island area.  Many of them are clearly public.  Which ones are privately owned?  What exactly are the boundaries of these private areas?  If there no obvious signs, how is anyone to know? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Sunday, August 23,

[nysbirds-l] Inquiry about birding in Hastings-on-Hudson

2020-08-16 Thread Robert Lewis
If anyone on this list birds frequently at Hastings-on-Hudson, I have a question about a spot on the Hudson River there. Thanks, Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Recent information about Spruce Grouse in the Adirondacks

2020-07-13 Thread Robert Lewis
In previous years some people have reported Spruce Grouse along Blue Mountain Road near Madawaska.  Any one try this year?  Any information would be appreciated. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Extralimital Red-necked Stint

2020-07-07 Thread Robert Lewis
The same spot in Rhode Island that had the Terek Sandpiper last week now has a beautiful adult Red-necked Stint. https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35613 Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Records of Purple Gallinule in New York

2020-07-02 Thread Robert Lewis
t;> On Jul 1, 2020, at 1:17 PM, Robert Lewis wrote: >> >> EXTERNAL SENDER >> >> >> Does anyone know how to find a list of all records of Purple Gallinule in >> New York? >> >> >> Bob Lewis >> >>

[nysbirds-l] Records of Purple Gallinule in New York

2020-07-01 Thread Robert Lewis
Does anyone know how to find a list of all records of Purple Gallinule in New York? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Nearby mega-rarity

2020-06-28 Thread Robert Lewis
Terek Sandpiper, Rhode Island. https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35613 Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple gallinule

2020-06-28 Thread Robert Lewis
I made the pilgrimage this morning to Twin Lakes, near Wantaugh, Nassau County, for the oft-reported Purple Gallinule. This time I had good luck, as someone was already on the bird when I arrived. June 28. (I spent more than two hours there Thursday afternoon with no success.) The bird hugs

Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple gallinule

2020-06-28 Thread Robert Lewis
ote: >>> >> 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 Lew

[nysbirds-l] Purple gallinule

2020-06-28 Thread Robert Lewis
Hugging west shore near entrance at Ryder First seen around 7:00. Five people following its slow progress Bob Lewis. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Purple martin house at Rockwood Hall, Westchester County.

2020-06-14 Thread Robert Lewis
There is a Martin house at Rockwood Hall, Westchester County, that is attracting Purple Martins! AFAIK this is only the second one in Westchester, after Croton Point Park. It is at 41.111839, -73.865339. This spot has always-free parking and an easy walk. Even better, there is an occupied

[nysbirds-l] Public roads near Nickerson Beach

2020-06-07 Thread Robert Lewis
I mean Nickerson Beach in Nassau County. There are several public roads shown on google maps very close to the Lido Beach Passive Nature area.  Seaspray Drive goes from the main highway south towards Malibu Beach.  Is it possible to drive on this?  Not park anywhere, but just drive on it?

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach and Arctic Terns

2020-06-07 Thread Robert Lewis
Any news of Arctic Terns on LI, especially Nickerson?  I know an Arctic was seen a week or more ago farther east. Have people been looking at Nickerson without success?  If so, how have you handled the logistics? Bob Lewis -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Pomarine Jaeger - Nickerson Beach (Nassau County)

2020-05-30 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks for the alert. Anything new about access to Nickerson for those of us who are not residents of Nassau County?  For example, here in Westchester, Croton Point Park is open only to county residents.  On weekends they have road blocks set up 1/4 mile or more from the actual entrance. 

[nysbirds-l] Lawrence's Warbler at Rockefeller State Park Preserve

2020-05-24 Thread Robert Lewis
This morning two photographers discovered a bird that was later identified as a Lawrence's Warbler by a teenage birder.  It was at the junction of the Ash Tree Loop and the Farm Meadow Road, here  41.104187, -73.838732.   Good photos taken.  It sang the Blue-winged song.  Last seen around

[nysbirds-l] Recent Ironwood Road sightings

2020-05-22 Thread Robert Lewis
Park here:  41.234789, -74.237866 Blue-winged Warblers can be found in several places but are pretty consistent at the southeast corner of the electrical tower on top of the first hill to the south, approximately 41.232031, -74.236900 Golden-wingeds can be hard to find.  The best place seems

Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach to be closed to NYC residents because of coronavirus

2020-05-19 Thread Robert Lewis
How will this be enforced?  For birding, in the past I simply arrived before, I think it was, 8:30.  Who will know? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 3:00:53 PM EDT, Ardith Bondi wrote:

[nysbirds-l] Brewster's Warbler Saturday. Ironwood Road

2020-05-16 Thread Robert Lewis
, Robert Lewis wrote: I and at least eight other birders tried for the Brewster's and Golden-winged Warbler along the power line trail at Ironwood Road.  We took the trail north of the parking lot.  I don't know if anyone went south. Park here:  41.234766, -74.237734. To get to the trail going

[nysbirds-l] Sterling Forest, Thursday. Ironwood Road

2020-05-14 Thread Robert Lewis
I and at least eight other birders tried for the Brewster's and Golden-winged Warbler along the power line trail at Ironwood Road.  We took the trail north of the parking lot.  I don't know if anyone went south. Park here:  41.234766, -74.237734. To get to the trail going north you have to

[nysbirds-l] Croton Railroad Station gulls

2020-04-07 Thread Robert Lewis
Today around 6:00pm I found an immature Lesser Black-backed Gull at low tide at the Croton Railroad Station.  Two days ago about 5:00pm I found an immature Iceland Gull at the same place!  This is not supposed to be a gull hot spot -- or is it?  It looks like migration is on.  Maybe they stop

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

2020-03-20 Thread Robert Lewis
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, Larry Trachtenberg wrote: Really “Chinese”   Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | trachtenb...@amsllp.com Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP 12 E. 49th Street, New

[nysbirds-l] Golden Eagles in Dutchess County, Clove Road

2020-02-24 Thread Robert Lewis
This morning around 11:20 I photographed two Golden Eagles along Clove Road in Dutchess County.  This spot has been reported to Ebird in the last week or so.  41.663458, -73.677943.  It's between Lagrangeville and Wingdale.  It's easy to park in the church parking lot.  Just look up!  There is

[nysbirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk(s) along Jones Beach today

2020-02-21 Thread Robert Lewis
I saw one, possibly two, Rough-legs along the Jones Beach strip today. About 11:30 I saw one just east of Field 5, 40.597417, -73.499946.  I was quite close to the bird but wasn't able to get any photos.  About an hour later I saw perhaps the same bird east of Gilgo around 40.621293,

[nysbirds-l] Any reports of Bohemian Waxwing?

2020-01-08 Thread Robert Lewis
Anywhere in New York this winter? Bob Lewis  Sleepy Hollow NY -- -- 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] Re: [nysbirds-l] Townsend’s Warbler -No

2020-01-02 Thread Robert Lewis
Not seen as of 1:15pm today Jan 2. However there is an adult Black-headed gull on the little beach right there. Bob Lewis, Sleepy Hollow. Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 31, 2019, at 9:26 AM, Jack Rothman wrote: > > About a dozen birders here but the warbler has not yet been seen. > Jack

[nysbirds-l] Geese at Tarrytown Lake

2019-12-13 Thread Robert Lewis
On December 11 there were three Cackling Geese and an Emperor Goose on the lower Tarrytown Lake, at roughly 41.084088, -73.835863.  Parking is not easy.  The road along the north shore is narrow and very busy with traffic.  One good place to park is the lot at 41.082389, -73.830403.  Walk

Re: [nysbirds-l] Golden crowned sparrow yes at brook side

2019-11-23 Thread Robert Lewis
Back at usual place near the feeders.  Seen off and on from about 8:00 to 10:30. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds ABA Please submit your

Re: [nysbirds-l] Golden-crowned Sparrow - Brookside County Park, Sayville - Nassau County

2019-11-18 Thread Robert Lewis
Is parking easy during the week?  I may go out tomorrow. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:26:49 PM EST, Irene Grysman wrote:  Golden-crowned Sparrow iwith small group of White Throated Sparrows at bird feeders seen by many observers at 12:15 pm --

Re: [nysbirds-l] Update Iceland Gull, Croton/OssinIng Hudson River shorelines

2019-11-10 Thread Robert Lewis
Possibly the bird will reappear today at low tide at Croton RR station.  Low tide is around 3:00 - 4:30. Meanwhile, some gull experts asked me, does anyone else have photos of the open wings?  Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:11:00 PM EST, Anne Swaim wrote:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Update Iceland Gull, Croton/OssinIng Hudson River shorelines

2019-11-09 Thread Robert Lewis
There is a discussion about this bird on North American Gulls on facebook.  Looks like it's a nominate race glaucoides.  Pretty cool. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:58:53 PM EST, Robert Lewis wrote: I've posted some photos of the Iceland Gull I took

Re: [nysbirds-l] Update Iceland Gull, Croton/OssinIng Hudson River shorelines

2019-11-09 Thread Robert Lewis
by Robert Lewis. | | | On Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:11:00 PM EST, Anne Swaim wrote: Great team effort tracking this bird with ongoing reports shared on the LoHud Birds WhatsApp group. Thanks to Peter Post for 1st report at Croton RR station! After Larry Tractenberg re

Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple Gallinule in Central Park and the marathon

2019-11-03 Thread Robert Lewis
I'd like to drive down and look for the bird today.  But today is the NYC Marathon!  Would it be best to wait and come down another day?  Could I get parking?   Could I even walk close to the bird?  Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Saturday, November 2, 2019, 4:56:06 PM EDT, ArieGilbert

[nysbirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler at Croton Point Park today

2019-10-25 Thread Robert Lewis
A first year bird was at the model airplane field.  I was fortunate to get a photo of it perched on one of the fences. The cap at Croton Point has been extensively plowed in the last week. There is very little grass of any kind left. There were no raptors at all on or over the cap for about 45

Re: [nysbirds-l] Lined Seedeater, Queens

2019-10-08 Thread Robert Lewis
HUH?? This has been present since September 7??  And not a single post of that fact to this server before?  Or did I miss it? Thank you Shai. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 4:41:42 PM EDT, Shaibal Mitra wrote: We birders are good at distinguishing between

[nysbirds-l] American Golden Plover at Croton Point today

2019-10-05 Thread Robert Lewis
On the top of the cap, around 11:45. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY eBird Checklist - 5 Oct 2019 - Croton Point Park - 18 species | | | | | | | | | | | eBird Checklist - 5 Oct 2019 - Croton Point Park - 18 species Submitted by Robert Lewis. | | | -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

Re: [nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

2019-09-24 Thread Robert Lewis
he selfish and inconsiderate to ruin it for the rest of us. Dont be one of them! Arie GilbertNorth Babylon Queens County Bird Club inc.  Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device Original message From: Peter Date: 9/23/19 3:22 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Felipe Pimentel Cc: Robert Lewis ,

Re:[nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

2019-09-24 Thread Robert Lewis
se be birding ambassadors in the Black Dirt.  Many Black Dirt farmers are seeing their requests disregarded. Linda -Original Message- From: Peter To: Felipe Pimentel Cc: Robert Lewis ; nys birds Sent: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 3:22 pm Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt R

[nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

2019-09-23 Thread Robert Lewis
A few weeks ago I asked here for directions about where to actually go in the Black Dirt region.  One can find many references to birding there online, and there are some ebird spots, but there are many dirt or gravel roads and many seem to be on private property, and many are obviously not

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, September 9

2019-09-10 Thread Robert Lewis
As I had to be on Long Island for something, I stopped at Nickerson Beach from about 3:00 to 5:00.  No one was collecting an admission fee. At the (somewhat) wet area at the western end, 40.586620, -73.604425, there were a Baird's Sandpiper, a Western Sandpiper, some Semipalmated Sandpipers,

[nysbirds-l] Orange County birding RFI

2019-09-09 Thread Robert Lewis
I am interested in detailed birding advice for Orange County, especially the "black dirt region." I have been to Pine Island and the Liberty Lane area.  Apparently Liberty Lane is private property and closed to entry now. Apparently some Sandhill Cranes have been seen recently nearby; also

[nysbirds-l] Re: [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 Robert Lewis
WEKI still present making the usual rounds. Good views on dead snags from upper area. 10:00am. Bring a folding chair food drink. Enjoy Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 20, 2019, at 8:55 AM, Larry Trachtenberg > wrote: > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > -- > > NYSbirds-L List Info: >

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Western Kingbird at Croton Point Monday, with new observation point

2019-08-19 Thread Robert Lewis
The WEKI was seen at the usual spots at Croton Point Park by 7-8 people between about 7:45 and 11:20. Today it was seen low in the brushy area on the cap only early, around 7:45, AFAIK.  Around 8:45 it appeared in the high dead snags that it favors, then moved a bit west to the tree with all

Re: Re:[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Western Kingbird and Upland Sandpiper

2019-08-18 Thread Robert Lewis
The last time the bird was seen yesterday was roughly 5:30.  Six or seven birders saw it on one of the secondary paths on the north side, around 41.186110, -73.891340. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Sunday, August 18, 2019, 8:09:53 PM EDT, Adrian Burke wrote: Correction: Western

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

2019-08-18 Thread Robert Lewis
17, 2019, at 12:06 PM, Karen Fung wrote: >>>> >>>> Thanks for the update, Robert. Noticed an eBird report of Upland >>>> Sandpiper on the landfill this morning. Any update on that bird? >>>> >>>> Karen Fung >>>> NYC >&g

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

2019-08-17 Thread Robert Lewis
Bird seen again. Last seen about 11:50 flying north towards group campground. Over tallest trees Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 17, 2019, at 9:43 AM, Larry Trachtenberg > wrote: > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > -- > > NYSbirds-L List Info: >

[nysbirds-l] Interesting Red-tail at Croton Point Park (Westchester County)

2019-08-12 Thread Robert Lewis
Yesterday afternoon I encountered a new adult Red-tail at Croton Point.  It seems to be either the Western race calurus or the northern Canadian abieticola.  I'm using this article for reference: https://hawkwatch.org/images/stories/Learn/RTH_Aabieticiola_North_American_Birds_March_2014.pdf The

[nysbirds-l] Any recent news from Cupsogue Park?

2019-08-08 Thread Robert Lewis
This ought to be shorebird season and Cupsogue (Long Island) has been good in past years.  But I haven't seen anything posted here. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-backed Woodpeckers at the Roosevelt Truck Trail

2019-07-21 Thread Robert Lewis
(if it goes through here) a photo of a fairly distinctive log that was on the left (west) side of the trail.  It has two obvious bracket fungi. Listen for the birds' drumming.  Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:31:04 PM EDT, Robert Lewis wrote: The Roosevelt Truck

[nysbirds-l] Black-backed Woodpeckers at the Roosevelt Truck Trail

2019-07-20 Thread Robert Lewis
The Roosevelt Truck Trail is near Newcomb.  Google it for directions. Approximately 43.918648, -74.012845 this morning around 9:45 I had two Black-backed Woodpeckers.  I walked in from the southern end.  I've posted some photos on the New York birders facebook page. Also there were about five

[nysbirds-l] Driving up I-87 tomorrow to Montreal

2019-07-15 Thread Robert Lewis
Anyone know of a nice place to take a break and bird not too far from I-87 (the Northway)?  Anywhere between Albany and Plattsburgh.  Some nice bog maybe?  (Ferd's bog is too far out of the way.) Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] [nysbirds] Cupsogue mudflats this morning

2019-07-09 Thread Robert Lewis
I birded the flats at Cupsogue this morning from about 7:45 to 10:30.  Low tide was about 7:45. It was disappointing.  There were few birds.  Shorebird list: - many many Willets.- many Oystercatchers - about 100 Short-billed Dowitchers- a few Greater Yellowlegs- Two or three Least

[nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Robert Moses State Park

2019-07-08 Thread Robert Lewis
There were at least six from about 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the eastern end of Robert Moses, not far from the Fire Island Light House, around 40.629629, -73.217616.  A nice variety of ages and stages of molt.  I'll post photos to the New York birders facebook page. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- --

Re: [nysbirds-l] Stilt Sandpiper - Nickerson Beach, Nassau County

2019-06-20 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks for the info.  They start collecting parking fees between 8:30 - 9:00.  I'm not sure of the precise time; it may vary slightly from day to day.  If you get there by 8:15 you should be fine.  The fee is $37 for nonresidents. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Thursday, June 20, 2019,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County

2019-06-10 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks for the update Joe. I'm interested in renting a boat and sharing expenses with others.  I don't know how feasible this is. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Monday, June 10, 2019, 12:39:10 PM EDT, wrote: The adult Bridled Tern found on Great Gull Island on June 8 continued today on

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