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

Re: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern Nickerson Beach Nassau

2019-06-09 Thread Robert Lewis
Yesterday there were very few loafing birds until around 10:00.  Then flocks started to loaf at the wet area on the west side, where the western path from the parking lot comes in. There were three Roseates.  40.586838, -73.604113 Around 8:00 on the beach at the eastern tern colony I

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach

2019-05-24 Thread Robert Lewis
Anyone been to Nickerson Beach (Nassau County) recently?  How are the terns?  Are they collecting parking fees yet? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Wilson's Plover Cupsogue, YES, May 19

2019-05-19 Thread Robert Lewis
Between 9:00 and 10:00am it moved between 40.769913, -72.734827 and 40.770613, -72.731939. It was on the beach, not inside any of the fences. The tide was high. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: [nysbirds-l Wilson’s plover Capsogue. Yes

2019-05-19 Thread Robert Lewis
Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: > From: Robert Lewis > Date: May 19, 2019 at 9:13:38 AM EDT > To: Sean Sime > Cc: nysbirds-l@cornell.edu > Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l Wilson’s plover Capsogue. Yes > > > 9:00 am near original site. Not far west of parkin

[nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l Wilson’s plover Capsogue. Yes

2019-05-19 Thread Robert Lewis
9:00 am near original site. Not far west of parking lot west end. Bob Lewis Sent from my iPhone > > Sean Sime > Brooklyn, NY > > > Sent from my iPhone > -- > > NYSbirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Sage Thrasher YES

2019-05-18 Thread Robert Lewis
Bird continues very cooperative farther north grass path Sent from my iPhone > On May 18, 2019, at 5:56 AM, David La Magna wrote: > > Continues this morning. No need to go much past the bench on that trail. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 17, 2019, at 4:59 PM, Brendan Fogarty wrote: >>

[nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Wilson’s Plover

2019-05-18 Thread Robert Lewis
Any news today of Wilson’s? Sent from my iPhone > On May 17, 2019, at 11:07 AM, Corey Finger <1birdsblog...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > Continues at Cupsogue. Shai Mitra found it east in front of the houses but it > has since moved west again and is just west of the cut through the dunes at

Re: [nysbirds-l] Probable Sage Thrasher YES

2019-05-18 Thread Robert Lewis
The bird was seen well by many from about 8:15 to 8:45. Sent from my iPhone > On May 18, 2019, at 5:56 AM, David La Magna wrote: > > Continues this morning. No need to go much past the bench on that trail. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 17, 2019, at 4:59 PM, Brendan Fogarty wrote: >>

[nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Swainson’s Warbler Central Park?

2019-05-17 Thread Robert Lewis
Pretty quiet. Four people looking. Sent from my iPhone > On May 17, 2019, at 7:58 AM, Jack Rothman wrote: > > Any news would be appreciated. > Jack Rothman > > Sent from Jack's phone. > > -- > > NYSbirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm >

[nysbirds-l] shorebirds at Croton Point

2019-05-08 Thread Robert Lewis
Yesterday around noon, May 7, I saw 16 Least Sandpipers at the ball field wet area.  At the beach wet area there were one each of Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs and a Spotted sandpiper. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Common Greenshank Info

2019-05-06 Thread Robert Lewis
Bird was last seen flying northwest about 7:35 with a few yellowlegs. Sent from my iPhone > On May 6, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Andrew Baksh birdingd...@gmail.com [ebirdsnyc] > wrote: > > For of those of you looking to twitch this AM. > > > Cheers, > > > "I prefer to be true to myself,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Co. Greenshank Suffolk Co

2019-05-05 Thread Robert Lewis
Greenshank!!!   Precise directions please! Bob LewisSleepy Hollow  NY On Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2:16:48 PM EDT, Patricia Lindsay wrote: Shai and i are looking at an ad Common Greenshank at Timber Point. Where the Wood Sandpiper was. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Forest Park, Queens, May 4 afternoon

2019-05-05 Thread Robert Lewis
I was there from about 3:15 to 6:00.  Migration was good but photography difficult. The highlights were 13 species of warbler, including:  female Hooded, both Blue-winged and Golden-winged, Nashville, Worm-eating.  Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Forest Park (Queens) recently

2019-05-04 Thread Robert Lewis
Any recent sightings?  How is the migration? Bob LewisSleepy 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] ebird email policy

2019-04-27 Thread Robert Lewis
Apparently it is an intentional policy of ebird not to provide email addresses of posters. I think this is a TERRIBLE policy.  On several occasions I have wanted to contact the poster about a reported bird. The policy should be changed to display email address as the default.  If someone wants

Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Necked Stilt, Nickerson, Nassau County, Long Island

2019-04-25 Thread Robert Lewis
Is it necessary to park in the lot (and pay the fee) to see this bird? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:38:37 AM EDT, Robert Taylor wrote: Still present right now, large puddle. Rob in Massapequa -- NYSbirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and

Re: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC 4/21; Forest Park Queens

2019-04-22 Thread Robert Lewis
Just for the record, I spent yesterday morning in Forest Park, Queens, from about 10:30 to 12:30.  It was dead.  Dead, dead, dead.  I stayed in the vicinity of the water hole.  Beyond question the worst birding trip I've ever had to Forest Park, and I've been going there in the spring since

[nysbirds-l] A few birds at Croton Point this afternoon

2019-04-20 Thread Robert Lewis
Two Greater Yellowlegs at the ball field. At least four Bonaparte's Gulls at low tide around 5:30pm at the sand bar at the train station.   41.188601, -73.880166 I'll post photos of both later on New York Birders. Many Tree Swallows, a few Rough-winged and Barn. The usual Red-tails and Kestrels.

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] White-winged Dove, Central Park

2019-04-16 Thread Robert Lewis
Any recent updates on this bird?  I might be able to squeeze in a trip this afternoon. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3:17:33 PM EDT, Joseph DiCostanzo jdic...@nyc.rr.com [ebirdsnyc] wrote:   Currently at feeders, Evodia Field Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton train station and Croton Point Park

2019-04-13 Thread Robert Lewis
The two Caspian Terns were still there around 2:30.  41.189078, -73.879924 Half an hour later a Merlin joined the usual two Kestrels moving around the cap, perching on the little poles.  I got a horrible photo of it from great distance. Around 4:30 the very tame adult male (I think) Red-tail

[nysbirds-l] American Pipits at Croton Point

2019-04-04 Thread Robert Lewis
There were two American Pipits at the ball field parking area at Croton Point today, in the muddy wet area.  I've posted some photos to New York Birders.   41.187237, -73.886248 Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] The tale of "Robert the Right", along with the saga of "Robert the Wrong"

2019-03-28 Thread Robert Lewis
, 2019, 2:04:49 AM EDT, robert adamo wrote: "Robert the Right", after seeking the current status of the Golden-Crowned Sparrow on this listserve, made the correct decision to pursue the bird on Wednesday, 3/20/19, and was rewarded in fortuitous fashion !  "R the R", of cou

[nysbirds-l] Golden-crowned Sparrows in the East this winter

2019-03-24 Thread Robert Lewis
This winter there were two Golden-crowned Sparrows in the East that were cooperative and seen by many birders.  One was in Harbinger NC and the other was in Downsville NY.  (They may be more; I don't know.) I was fortunate to photograph both.  I've put up a web page with some photos.  The NC

[nysbirds-l] Golden-crowned Sparrow at Downsville

2019-03-20 Thread Robert Lewis
I saw the previously reported bird this morning between about 7:30 and 8:30. It was first at the little thicket just across from Depot Street, just as people have often reported.  It was quite shy and disappeared after a minute or so. Later I was staked out on Depot Street watching the feeders

[nysbirds-l] Any recent information on the Golden-crowned Sparrow in Downsville?

2019-03-19 Thread Robert Lewis
Positive or negative. Bob LewisSleepy 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] The murres at Shinnecock Inlet

2019-02-17 Thread Robert Lewis
Are they still being seen? 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)

[nysbirds-l] Alcids at Shinnecock?

2019-01-12 Thread Robert Lewis
> Any news today? Bob Lewis Sleepy hollow -- 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] Extra-limital (barely) Kamchatka Gull

2019-01-11 Thread Robert Lewis
In Stamford CT this morning here:  41.056710, -73.504696.  This is about 13 minutes from the NY state line. It's an adult. Park at Gus Edson Park on Weed Ave.  The bird was very cooperative.  More information is on the CT bird listserve.  Apparently it's best at low tide, which was around

[nysbirds-l] Golden-crowned Sparrow - update 1-7-19

2019-01-07 Thread Robert Lewis
Five-six people looked for the Golden-crowned Sparrow in Downsville today (January 7) from about 8:30 - 12:30.  No luck. It was very cold, 12 degrees at 8:30 warming to 19 by 12:30.  No wind, partly cloudy. The only unusual bird was a Chipping Sparrow at the feeders at 22 depot. Bob LewisSleepy

Re: [nysbirds-l] Advice

2019-01-05 Thread Robert Lewis
Try the Say's Phoebe at the Winding Waters Trail, Oil City Road, Orange County.  41.289514, -74.532631 Not sure where you live, but it was a modest diversion for me coming back to Westchester County. Some people have had good luck and saw it fairly close to the trail.  For others (like me) it

[nysbirds-l] Fw: [RIBIRDS] Pt Judith RI frigatebird.

2018-12-22 Thread Robert Lewis
A frigatebird was seen 30 minutes ago in RI flying west! Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY - Forwarded Message - From: Glenn Williams gswillia...@yahoo.com [RIBIRDS] To: Ribirds ; Rachel Farrell ; CT Birds Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:21:37 AM ESTSubject: [RIBIRDS] Pt Judith RI

Re: RE: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-15 Thread Robert Lewis
on behalf of Joseph DiCostanzo [jdic...@nyc.rr.com] Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:08 AM To: Robert Lewis Cc: nysbirds-l Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island Bob, Molt, (and I am including change in soft part colors such as bill and leg color under the

Re: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-14 Thread Robert Lewis
migration. It seems far more likely that these birds are aberrant hirundo retaining aspects of their winter/non-breeding plumage than that there is an annual movement of Siberian based longipennis birds through Long Island. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad On Jun 14, 2018, at 7:59 AM, Robert Lewis

[nysbirds-l] RFI: Places close to Nickerson Beach

2018-06-11 Thread Robert Lewis
I'm thinking of combining a trip to Nickerson with another area fairly close by, presumably on the south shore.  Would any spot at Jones Beach be productive now?  How about farther east (not too far). Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Roseate Terns, Nickerson Beach, yesterday June 7

2018-06-08 Thread Robert Lewis
Nobody seems to have posted it here.  Yesterday morning we had eight adult Roseates, only one or two with bands,  Most showing lots of rosy coloring. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson beach roseates

2018-06-07 Thread Robert Lewis
5 adults east side of Nickerson beach 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)

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Roseate Terns and Gull-billed Terns, Nickerson Beach

2018-06-06 Thread Robert Lewis
__,_._,___ Interesting.  The adult Roseate we saw yesterday had no leg bands. Bob Lewis On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 4:43:33 PM EDT, annelazarus...@yahoo.com [ebirdsnyc] wrote: Today we saw one Roseate Tern at the Western protected area of the dried out  pond at Nickerson Beach. It

[nysbirds-l] Roseate Tern at Nickerson Beach this morning

2018-06-05 Thread Robert Lewis
There were around ten birders checking Nickerson Beach this morning, from around 8:30 to 11:30.  No Arctic Tern.  There was one cooperative Roseate that hung around from around 10:00 to 11:00.  If you arrive before 9:00, just drive in.  Supposedly, after that there is a fee, quite large if

[nysbirds-l] Arctic Terns on the south shore of Long Island.

2018-06-02 Thread Robert Lewis
June is here, and every year some Arctic Terns are seen at several places on the south shore of Long Island.  Does anyone have a sense of how weather impacts the probability of seeing this species?  Specifically, how does the forecast for the next week or so look for maybe seeing Arctic Terns?

[nysbirds-l] Golden-winged Warblers at Ironwood Road

2018-05-30 Thread Robert Lewis
The previously reported Golden-wings can still be found at Ironwood Road, Orange County, but it is not easy. The parking lot is here:  41.234666, -74.237770 I visited on May 29 and May 30.  I talked to a number of other birders. One can walk both north and south along the power lines.  Going

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

2018-05-24 Thread Robert Lewis
No.  Not the answer. That would be a throwback to two generations ago when there was an "old boys network" and everyone else was locked out. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY On Thursday, May 24, 2018, 9:42:27 AM EDT, Karen McCaffrey wrote: While, that is a viable

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