[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay historical note

2020-09-10 Thread Sy Schiff
Jamaica Bay Historical note. On September10,1978, Al Wollin and I (Sy Schiff) birded Jamaica Bay. The water levels were perfect and flats were easily available for walking and viewing on both the East and West ponds. The flats were covered with shorebirds. A super grand total of 28 species

[nysbirds-l] Oceanside MNSA

2020-03-14 Thread Sy Schiff
four (4) eggs. Both nests viewed via cam in real time. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside.

2020-03-10 Thread Sy Schiff
First of season Osprey carrying a fish and chased by Gulls. Second EGG laid in the Peregrine box over the weekend. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area.

2020-03-05 Thread Sy Schiff
Sunny with light wind. 28 species this morning including Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Common Ravin, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Eastern Meadowlark. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2020-02-25 Thread Sy Schiff
and female breeding plumage Common Goldeneye. On land Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Red-tailed hawk, Kestrel, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, House Sparrow, House Finch, Song Sparrow and Northern Cardinal. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[nysbirds-l] Meadowlark at Marine Nature Study area, Oceansidde

2020-02-19 Thread Sy Schiff
. A single Tree Swallow continues. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[nysbirds-l] MNSA, Oceanside, Red-necked Grebe

2020-01-28 Thread Sy Schiff
Overcast, raw morning. Out in the channel, there was an interesting mix this morning. COMMON LOON, RED-THROATED LOON, RED-NECKED GREBE, COMMON GOLDENEYE and GREATER SCAUP. On the marsh, a BELTED KINGFISHER and GREAT BLUE HERON. A bit of sun when I left. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Painted Bunting, Dec31 end of year

2019-12-31 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) arrived at the Gatsby Playground site as a group of birders was leaving. They told us where the PAINTED BUNTING was and we soon found it. It fed while we watched, but within the reeds making pictures always obscured by branches and stems. No problem, we’re birders

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-12-20 Thread Sy Schiff
, there were 1,000+ Scaup in three groups, mainly Greater with some Lesser. Mike picked out a single male Redhead that we both photographed with 1000 mm lenses and then enlarged to confirm the ID. The new hand held cameras are wonderful. I’m thawing out. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[nysbirds-l] MNSA ,Oceanside, Orange-crowned Warbleer

2019-11-22 Thread Sy Schiff
and several Northern Flicker. The 2 small birds made the day. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area.

2019-10-26 Thread Sy Schiff
Shorebirds—20+ GREATER YELLOWLEGS plus 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Sparrows around the trail—SWAMP, SAVANNAH and SONG. The MARSH WREN continues. A RED-TAILED HAWK circled over. Still a few GREAT EGRETS. Warblers—PALM and YELLOW-RUMP. Little wind and nice sunshine. Good to be out. Sy Schiff Sent

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area

2019-10-19 Thread Sy Schiff
along the trails. The marshes had Both Yellowlegs, both Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, a flyover Black-crowned Night-Heron and little else. The resident Belted Kingfisher was reported. Brant are in and Cormorants continue to fly over. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area.

2019-10-18 Thread Sy Schiff
Still fairly breezy. Not much of note other than a score of Yellow-rumped Warblers in the dunes. The highlight is the first flocks of BRANT have arrived for the winter, about 150 flying by in the channel and 30 feeding in the cove to Bedell Creek. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[nysbirds-l] Marin Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-10-12 Thread Sy Schiff
birds, up close for a change, turned out to be a MARSH WREN, a SALTMARSH SPARROW and a NELSON’S SPARROW, all looking for dryer ground. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-10-02 Thread Sy Schiff
, BELTED KINGFISHER, CAROLINA WREN, NORTHERN FLICKER and BROWN THRASHER. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside-godwit

2019-09-28 Thread Sy Schiff
An Hudsonian Godwit was present this morning sleeping in the deep grass, very occasionally picking up its head. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] marine nature study area-Yellow-breasted Chat

2019-09-27 Thread Sy Schiff
A Yellow-breasted Chat, 2 Marsh Wrens and a Common Yellowthroat were hiding in a series of shrubs along the trail just past the bridge at the north end of the pond. They finally came out for looks, but only the wren stayed long enough to get a picture. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] marine nature study area-oceanside

2019-09-13 Thread Sy Schiff
A nice group of shorebirds at MNSA this morning consisting of 9 species. Included were a Long-billed Dowitcher and a mostly molted Golden Plover. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Osprey cam at MNSA, Oceanside

2019-06-04 Thread Sy Schiff
housing pieces that survived show melted edges. The pole survived but has a non-blackened scar down its length. Lightning is scary. Please be careful out there. Both Marsh Sparrows , Clapper Rails and Tricolored Heron continue along with a singing Willow Flycatcher in the dune area. Sy Schiff

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-05-31 Thread Sy Schiff
An immature and an adult TRICOLORED HERON continue this morning. Seaside Sparrow singing and Clapper Rails calling and running around. Didn’t hear the Marsh Wren today. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-05-24 Thread Sy Schiff
of the boardwalk on the golf course side. The Thunderbirds are practicing for this weekend’s holiday show and flew over so I could take their picture. Hey, they’re birds. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-05-22 Thread Sy Schiff
in the morning heading NE. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-05-18 Thread Sy Schiff
and kept going. A pickup in shorebirds today with 11 species. A lovely morning. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area

2019-05-17 Thread Sy Schiff
. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] Marine nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-05-07 Thread Sy Schiff
, both NIGHT-HERONS, both EGRETS, CLAPPER RAI, FORSTER’S TERN, the first LEAST TERNS, BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE and 2 SALTMARSH SPARROW, both singing. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-04-30 Thread Sy Schiff
Overcast with a bit of mist and very raw. A CLAPPER RAIL called in the marsh. WILLETS finally made their appearance where previously they had only been heard. Both EGRETS and both YELLOWLEGS were seen. Otherwise not much. Some greenery starting in the marsh, but it’s still not Spring. Sy

[nysbirds-l] Marine nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-04-24 Thread Sy Schiff
A bit windy which appears to keep the small birds away. CLAPPER RAILS are on site along with an adult LITTLE BLUE HERON and the first YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. A single WILLET called. GREATER YELLOWLEGS continue. It’s a start. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature study Area, Oceanside

2019-03-30 Thread Sy Schiff
provided. A GREAT EGRET showed up early in the week (one day) and a SNOWY EGRET was there yesterday and today. The only other resident migrants so far are TREE SWALLOWS and RED-WINGED PLACKBIRDS. No Clapper Rails or Marsh Sparrows yet. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Ospreys are back at Oceanside

2019-03-16 Thread Sy Schiff
watched, the Brant across the channel erupted and finally a circling speck in the sky proved to be an immature Bald Eagle. A pair of Goldeneye continue in the channel with Red-breasted Mergansers. Red-winged Blackbirds are feeding in the marsh, but otherwise no new small birds. Sy Schiff

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2019-01-29 Thread Sy Schiff
I made the tour on a very overcast cold morning. Of interest besides the Geese, Mallards, Black Ducks and House sparrow, there are 4 American Wigeon, Hooded Mergansers, continuing lingering Cooper’s Hawk and Kestrel, a Belted Kingfisher and a few Song Sparrows. No Great Blues this morning. Sy

[nysbirds-l] Jones beach Coast guard Station

2018-12-11 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) viewed the bar and inlet. The bar contained the 3 gull species, 2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS and a few DUNLIN. In the water were all three SCOTERS SPECIES, a dozen COMMON EIDER, 75 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 2 BUFFLEHEAD and a HORNED GREBE. Nice to see the winter ducks

[nysbirds-l] Camanns Pond

2018-11-30 Thread Sy Schiff
Quick stop. One GREAT BLUE HERON and 14 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS. In the water CANADA GOOSE, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, MALLARD, NORTHERN SHOVELER, HOODED MERGANSER and the 3 common gulls. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2018-11-28 Thread Sy Schiff
and MALLARDS continue. The feeders had the usual House Sparrow flock plus 2 CARDINALS, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH. The HERMIT THRUSH continues in the vicinity. Not a great day to be out in such an exposed area.. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach and Pt; Lookout

2018-11-07 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) found the bar at the marina covered with shorebirds. They included AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN, several RED KNOT, and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONE. Several FORSTER’S TERN flew over the bar. In the inlet were 3 COMMON EIDER, SURF SCOTER and a RED

[nysbirds-l] Barrier Beach birdibg

2018-10-31 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) birded the beaches. Today was Sparrow day, hundreds if not thousands. They covered the lawns everywhere. Starting at Robert Moses SP field #5. we walked along the road to the Hawk watch platform scattering the sparrows. Almost all were White-throated Sparrows

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach and Hecksher SP

2018-10-28 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I(Sy Schiff) started at Jones Beach West End #2 and found the LARK SPARROW on the grass at the mid lot exit. On the east side of the building to the south we found the reported VESPER SPARROW. Sparrows were abundant this morning along the road edges with WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS

[nysbirds-l] Jones beach West End

2018-10-23 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) started at the Coast Guard hedgerow looking for sparrows. Birds to look at but only WHITE-THROATED, WHITE-CROWNED and SONG. A MARBLED GODWIT continues on the bar with a hundred AMEERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS; BLACK and SURF SCOTERS are still in the water. We drove over

[nysbirds-l] Vesper Sparrow Jones beach

2018-10-21 Thread Sy Schiff
Bird is near handicapped parking spot in West End #2 lot per Joe Giunta. He’s looking at it now Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is at South side of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.

2018-10-20 Thread Sy Schiff
I was requested to post this. Lots of luck. Sy Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- 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] Jones beach West End

2018-10-19 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I(Sy Schiff) found Ken Feusel at the east end of the Coast Guard hedgerow photographing an empidonax flycatcher. A very interesting bird with white throat and semi-tear drop eye ring. ID will be a challenge. Focus was on the flycatcher, but we managed to see PALM, PINE, MAGNOLIA

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake SP

2018-10-18 Thread Sy Schiff
above Trees still leafed out in Summer green. No fall color yet. Except for the Ravens all of the above posed for pictures for them that had cameras, Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Kissena Park, Queens

2018-10-09 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) parked down the street from the Kissena Community Garden, entered the park and birded the edge of the field where we found a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, a flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS and several HERMIT THRUSHES among other birds. We moved into the park and found it quite

[nysbirds-l] Santapogue creek, West Babylon and Venetian Shores Park

2018-10-01 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) went south on Venetian Blvd to Shore Pl. on the left. We parked at bit further on and viewed the island from the street (Please keep off the properties and be good neighbors). The island was covered with shorebirds. To see our target bird, we had to walk

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach and Heckscher SP

2018-09-14 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) stopped to view the Shot Beach bar at Jones west end on our way east. Five minutes after we arrived a large group of AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS joined the ones on the bar bringing with them a MARBLED GOTWIT. Nice. The good ones usually fly off, not fly in. Other

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay.

2018-09-03 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) started at the South end of the East Pond. There is a flat that you can walk out on. In the water, 25 + SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were feeding in the water close up. Mixed in and a bit on the periphery were 2 WESTERN SANDPIOPERS and 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS

[nysbirds-l] Jones beach bar and Heckscher SP

2018-08-28 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) stopped on the way to Heckscher SP and birded the bar at the Jones Beach Marina just before high tide. There were the usual Common Terns, American Oystercatchers, Black-bellied Plover, Red Knot, Ruddy turnstones and Short-billed Dowitchers. As the tide moved

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach- Short Beach Island

2018-08-27 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) birded the bar at the Marina, near high tide. A nice group of shorebirds, but few species. The high light was 50+ RED KNOT, many still quite red. There were 125 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, a dozen RUDDY TURNSTONE and three dozen BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER. After a short

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2018-08-24 Thread Sy Schiff
lenses and most managed satisfactory photos. There were a few YELLOW WARBLERS and AMERICAN REDSTART plus a lone EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2018-08-07 Thread Sy Schiff
, and Least Sandpiper, a stray Greater Yellowlegs and not much else. Fronts lately are from the west and winds from the south, We need a weather change, Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, East Pond

2018-07-19 Thread Sy Schiff
area looking north. We did not go to Big Johns Pond area. If all continues, the place should be in good shape for the peak August shorebird movement. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2018-07-18 Thread Sy Schiff
CLAPPER RAIL, WILLET and GREEN HERON adults feeding with young . Also noted, a young YELLOW WARBLE. So, There has been nesting success. Two pairs of SALTMARSH SPARROWS bouncing around in the marsh——didn’t notice any young yet. Other birds of note, a CEDAR WAXWING and a WILLOW FLYCATCHER. Sy

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2018-06-09 Thread Sy Schiff
quiet today, probably on nests., A few WILLETS can be picked out in the marsh and mostly silent. A WILLOW FLYCATCHER was singing from the top of the trees by the golf course. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Another possible kite

2018-05-28 Thread Sy Schiff
impression based solely on shape and movement. Some ebird birders reported - Raptor, Sp. Seeing Tim Healy’s post now, I wonder Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake SP

2018-05-05 Thread Sy Schiff
the stream and later moved over to the NW corner of the dog run. Still there when I left at 11:00, sporadically singing loudly. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area

2018-04-21 Thread Sy Schiff
the birds go crazy, patience and diligence is required. The wait was rewarding. Migrating Eagles are always nice to see. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Marine nature Study Area, Oceanside

2018-04-13 Thread Sy Schiff
WAXWINGS in the trees by the office. Sunny, warm for a change, but with a cool breeze off the water. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead lake SP

2018-03-29 Thread Sy Schiff
Near field #3, on a dreary morning before the drizzle, the Thursday mourning group found an Eastern Phoebe and a very bright Pine Warbler. Both FOS. It’s a start. Sy Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside,NY

2018-03-06 Thread Sy Schiff
on Saturday and was found this morning. We speculated whether it was displaced from neighboring areas by the high tides or an exceptionally early migrant. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Grebe and Tundra Swan

2018-02-26 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I(Sy Schiff) went to Alley Pond Park to the pond with the RED-NECKED GREBE. We parked on a side street, walked across to the pond and found the bird. There are also REDHEADS, LESSER SCAUP and a PIED-BILLED GRBE there. >From there we went to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Ref

[nysbirds-l] Point Lookout

2018-02-01 Thread Sy Schiff
After a visit to Hempstead Lake SP, Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) went looking for the KING EIDERS. It was with a score of COMMON EIDERS at the 4th jetty (inlet is 5). Other ducks included SURF SCOTER and LONG-TAILED DUCKS along with a diminished est. 600 GREATER SCAUP. PURPLE

[nysbirds-l] Belmont Lake and Pt. Lookout

2018-01-26 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) arrived at Belmont Lake 45 minutes after Doug’s post. There was a continuous outward movement of small flocks of Canada Geese. Apparently the Cackling and Ross’s went with them before we came. We arrived at Point Lookout at low tide to find the areas between

[nysbirds-l] Hammonds Flycatcher

2017-11-26 Thread Sy Schiff
viewing this and looking at Deborah Allen’s excellent photos. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[nysbirds-l] Belmont Lake SP

2017-11-22 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) arrived at Belmont Lake at 1:25, the Canada Geese flew out of the pond at 1:35 and returned at 1:45 with a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. By this time the rain had stopped and the sun was peeking through. Viewing was perfect. Sy Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[nysbirds-l] Birding

2017-11-09 Thread Sy Schiff
at Cedar Beach that I normally don't see very often. As Yoda says “900 years old , I am". Just knock off a zero and you have it. Thanks a lot guys!!! Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Heckscher SP

2017-11-02 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta & I (Sy Schiff) reacted to a call and returned to Heckscher after yesterday’s visit arriving about !:30. The HUDSONIAN GODWIT was in the puddle with a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and DUNLIN in a neat grouping. And they immediately flew off. The Godwit circled and landed close to wher

[nysbirds-l] Heckscher State Park

2017-11-01 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) went to Heckscher SP after a brief stop at Jones Beach (20 + Surf Scoter still in inlet seen from parking lot and a Lesser Black-backed Gull on West End lot). Field #7 at Heckscher was filled with large puddles and is surrounded with grassy lawn, perfect shorebird

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2017-10-25 Thread Sy Schiff
. Other birds were the continuing Snow Goose, both Egrets, a flyover Greater Yellowlegs calling and a flyover Easter Meadowlark. Sy Schiff Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Jones beach

2017-10-17 Thread Sy Schiff
Joe Jiunta & I (Sy Schiff) started at the hedgerow by the Coast Guard Station. Only 2 Song Sparrows, but a half dozen RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS and a half dozen EASTERN PHOEBES. Just down the road to the Fisherman’s lot, there was a burst of activity, mainly of more EASTERN PHOEBES and YE

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

2017-10-14 Thread Sy Schiff
(and the Brant are in), the puddle ducks have relocated to the East Pond. It’s a change from the past. Sy Schiff for the group Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Marine nature Study Area, Oceanside

2017-09-29 Thread Sy Schiff
Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow, Black-throated Blue Warblers and several Common Yellowthroats. Both Egrets and both Yellowlegs continue in the marsh. Sy SChiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area

2014-05-02 Thread Sy Schiff
of the trail – it was defending it’s nest and tried to bite me. Great day to be out. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach and Pt. Lookout

2013-01-09 Thread sy schiff
Jones Beach West End Pt. Lookout 9 Jan Joe Giunta, Sam Jannazzo and I (Sy Schiff) joined by Richard Porricelli went looking for Harlequin Ducks without success. Along the way, we picked up a few interesting winter birds. Meeting at the Coast Guard Station we observed the lone LAPLAND LONGSPUR

[nysbirds-l] Target Birds---Barnacle Goose at St, Charles Cemetery

2013-01-04 Thread sy schiff
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) went looking for target birds this morning (Jan 4), first stopping at the upper pond at Massapequa Preserve. Unexpectantly as we entered the preserve 2 RAVEN flew over calling. A nice surprise.The 2 EURASIAN WIGEON were above the pond and below the dam

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake SP Pelham Bay Park

2013-01-03 Thread sy schiff
Joe Giunta, Sam Jannazzo and I (Sy Schiff) continued our new year (3 Jan) with a birding day that included Pelham Bay Park.. We met in Hempstead Lake SP, joining the South Shore Audubon group. There we found NORTHERN SHOVELER, COMMON MERGANSERS, AMERICAN COOT, PIED-BILLED GREBES, GREAT BLUE

[nysbirds-l] Post New Year Birding

2013-01-02 Thread sy schiff
Joe Giunta, Sam Jannazzo and I (Sy Schiff) started the new year (2 Jan) with a comprehensive birding day on Long Island. We started in Hempstead Harbor before dark and saw the TUFTED DUCK after the sun arrived. From there we went to Caumsett SP to look for Pipit without success, but did see

[nysbirds-l] Massapequa Preserve

2012-12-23 Thread sy schiff
was the male hybrid wigeon. This bird has the buff colored forehead, gray body and a red face except for the American Wigeon's green eye patch. A good blend of features of both species, but, to my eye, not as pretty as either one. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Lido Beach Passive Nature Area

2012-12-19 Thread sy schiff
Lido Beach Passive Nature Area 19 Dec. This bay side salt marsh to the west of the Pt. Lookout marinas now shows little damage from the effects of Sandy except for 4 medium sized downed trees at the beginning of the trail leading to the bay. These trees were a favorite perch for Boat-tailed

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach and Pt Lookout

2012-12-05 Thread sy schiff
is open, but large sand piles impede access to the beach. There we saw COMMON EIDER, SURF SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK and HORNED GREBE. No harlequin today. Sy Schiff for the group -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach

2012-12-03 Thread sy schiff
. I didn't go down onto the beach, Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach report (Sandy results)

2012-11-16 Thread sy schiff
Jones Beach West End 16 Nov Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) stopped by the Coast Guard Station parking lot, now open for visitors. No bathrooms open. A Sandy high water line in the concession stand shows the level about two feet. So there was a pretty strong wash over. The main glass door facing

[nysbirds-l] Hempsted Lake SP

2012-11-10 Thread sy schiff
-CROWNED KINGLET, 2: HERMIT THRUSH, several; YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER; FOX SPARROW, 2; a single imm or female PURPLE FINCH feeding with White-throated Sparrows Sy Schiff. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Vesper Sparrows-Yes

2012-10-25 Thread sy schiff
Jones Beach West End 25 Oct Joe Giunta, Sam Jam Jannazzo, Pat Jones and I (Sy Schiff) birded the west side snow fence along the West End #2 parking lot, then along the south side fence entering the swale area in front of the concession stand. We then moved left (East) across the field toward

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Oct 16

2012-10-17 Thread sy schiff
the flight. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http

[nysbirds-l] Riis Park and Ft. Tilden

2012-10-13 Thread sy schiff
-- Magnolia, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Palm Warblers, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat; Eastern Towhee and 8 Sparrows including our first FOX SPARROW. --Sy Schiff for the group. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

2012-10-06 Thread sy schiff
GREATER YELLOWLEGS from the Big Johns Pond path overlook of the East Pond. Total species-58; a good day. --Sy Schiff for the group. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Kissena Park

2012-09-25 Thread sy schiff
Kissena Park 25 September Joe Giunta, Sam Jannazzo, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) birder the Community Garden, Corridor Park and then the Velodrome section. Visiting the latter area was a first for us and we stopped to watch the bicycle riders on the track and admire the the model

[nysbirds-l] Pike's Beach Cupsogue Co. Park

2012-09-13 Thread sy schiff
Pike's Beach and Cupsogue County Park 13 September Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) parked in the bay side parking lot of Pike's Beach and walked out to the bay. Directly across on the bar were 12 ROYAL TERNS and a CASPIAN TERN among the gulls. The Caspian flew off to the west as we

[nysbirds-l] Alley Pond and Kesenna Parks

2012-09-11 Thread sy schiff
Alley Pond Park and Kissena Park 11 Sep. Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) started at Alley and quickly found a TENNESSEE WARBLER. From that point it was downhill all the way. Birding was slow until we found a PHILADELPHIA VIREO in the trees across from the ball field. A BLACK

[nysbirds-l] Floyd Bennett Field- Grasspipers--NO

2012-09-05 Thread sy schiff
Floyd Bennett Field, 5 Sept Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) birded the puddles and surrounding areas without any success this morning. We did see a male RING-NECKED PHEASANT that popped out along the runway edge, wandered back and out again several times. We stopped

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake SP: Chat plus Pine Warblers

2012-03-30 Thread Sy Schiff
Hempstead Lake SP. 30 March Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) spent a pleasant, but still cool morning finding few migratory birds. However, 2 EASTERN PHOEBE were seen along with ten (10) PINE WARBLERS, in groups of 2, 6 and 2. Most were very bright and singing loudly, a number at the same time

[nysbirds-l] MNSA, Oceanside and Baldwin Park

2012-03-20 Thread Sy Schiff
bank out in left field holds a MONK PARAKEET nest. One bird came out and posed for pictures. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Pt. Lookout Harlequins

2012-03-18 Thread Sy Schiff
Oystercatchers. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http

[nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

2012-03-13 Thread Sy Schiff
March 13 As the clouds began to break up, I went to the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside. Lots of Red-winged Blackbirds calling and singing. Other birds of interest:-- Clapper Rail, calling Osprey, a single bird inspecting the nest Peregrine Falcon, continues at its nest box in the marsh

[nysbirds-l] Back to birding: Jamaica Bay and Floyd Bennett Field

2012-02-07 Thread Sy Schiff
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 7 February Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) arrived at the West Pond at 7:05 AM to find Debbie Martin focused on the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. Soon joined by others for great looks, the Goldeneyes took off at 7:18. There had been at least 50 COMMON GOLDENEYES on the pond

[nysbirds-l] Croton and Shawangunk Grasslands

2012-02-01 Thread Sy Schiff
Croton RR Station, Croton Pt. Park and Shawangunk Grasslands 1 Feb Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) went to the Croton RR station looking for eagles. No luck. We then went over to Croton Pt. Park and managed to find a GOLDEN-CROWN KINGLET. Returning to the RR station, we found off in the distance

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach West End

2012-01-26 Thread Sy Schiff
Jones Beach West End, 26 January Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) started at the Coast Guard Marina at high tide. Among the Brant covering the bar were AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and DUNLIN. Single AMERICAN and SURF SCOTERS plus LONG-TAILED DUCKS were in the water. Driving

[nysbirds-l] Razorbills in Jones Inlet

2012-01-11 Thread Sy Schiff
Jones Beach West End and Point Lookout; 11 January Joe Giunta, Sam Jannazzo, and I (Sy Schiff) started at the bar in front of the marina. High tide; what was left of the bar was covered with BRANT intermixed with HERRING GULLS, 12+ AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS. plus a few DUNLIN. We walked down

[nysbirds-l] Floyd Bennett Field and Jamaica Bay

2012-01-09 Thread Sy Schiff
Brooklyn Queens 9 January Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) went to Floyd Bennett Field, checked for the shrike without success and headed over to the boat ramp. There we found 2 RED-NECKED GREBE out in the bay. A birder we met at the site came by as we drove scanning the edges for the shrike

[nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park

2012-01-04 Thread Sy Schiff
Pelham Bay Park, 4 January 2012 Joe Giunta, Sam Jannazzo, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) braved the cold (fortunately no wind) and ventured into the woods. While most birds were scarce, we managed a mix of woodland birds: Red-tailed Hawk, 4 Woodpecker species, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted

[nysbirds-l] Grace's Warbler-yes; Mountain Bluebird-no

2012-01-03 Thread Sy Schiff
After Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) saw the GRACE'S WARBLER and SNOWY OWL, we headed East to the Mountain Bluebird site. No luck there. While scanning, we saw an AMERICAN KESTREL and 5 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS. Sy -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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