Re: [nysbirds-l] Osprey and bald eagle - e Patchogue

2019-10-21 Thread TURNER
did he get it? > On October 20, 2019 at 5:10 PM leorm...@gmail.com mailto:leorm...@gmail.com > wrote: > > > This afternoon I had the good fortune of watching an osprey fly overhead > with a fish in its talons. Moments later an adult bald eagle followed lazily > chasing a meal. > -- >

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-10-07 Thread TURNER
,018 birds, at a rate of .513 and.499 birds per minute, respectively. Thank you for coming out and participating. Hopefully, we'll see many of you again next year. The Nighthawk Watch has become one of the go-to social events of the Three Village Area!! John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-10-02 Thread TURNER
Last night we had a highly productive count with 237 nighthawks coming through. Typically, by early October the numbers start waning so the total for 10/1 was a large surprise. Will be curious to see how the weather over the next couple of days affects the count. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch, Setauket, NY

2019-09-29 Thread TURNER
nighthawks in 2018) John Turner -- 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@cornell.edu

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-09-24 Thread TURNER
Another productive night with stunning skies and clouds with 152 nighthawks flying through it. We've now passed 2,000 birds.saw the red bat again..we were joined by Spike Millington, Vice President and Director of the Asia Program at the International Crane Foundation. John Turner

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch correction

2019-09-23 Thread TURNER
Oops!...make that rectrices, not remiges.having taught Ornithology you'd think I wouldn't make that mistake! John T. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-23 Thread TURNER
to the remiges. Anyone with more information or has thoughts about the tailless birds we're seeing can reach me off-line at redk...@optonline.net mailto:redk...@optonline.net John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-22 Thread TURNER
The Nighthawk Watch was productive tonight. We had 156 nighthawks, often with a dozen birds in view at one time; another bird with no tail! The red bat appeared again. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-21 Thread TURNER
Things have picked up with yesterday's total of 66 nighthawks and tonight's total of 104 birds, after being shut out three days in a row for the first time since the Nighthawk Watch began in 2017. Had a red bat again, perhaps the same individual as seen the last couple of nights. John Turner

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch -Setauket, NY

2019-09-20 Thread TURNER
September 17th - 0 nighthawks September 18th - 0 nighthawks September 19th - 0 nighthawks September 20th - 66 nighthawks; including another tailless bird. A good view of another red bat. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch, Setauket, NY

2019-09-16 Thread TURNER
Tonight 5 visitors saw 14 nighthawks and a Cooper's Hawk disturbing a mumuration of blackbirds. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-09-15 Thread TURNER
September 12 - 2 nighthawks (rainy and windy) September 13 - 5 nighthawks September 14 - 15 nighthawks September 15 - 27 nighthawks and one highly visible red bat feeding over the North Pond in Frank Melville Park! 1,360 nighthawks to date. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch, Setauket, NY

2019-09-12 Thread TURNER
The skies above Frank Melville Park graced us with 95 nighthawks last night including the same or yet another tail-less bird. They came through in a steady stream of mostly two, three, and four bird groups. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-10 Thread TURNER
seen 1,216 nighthawks so far this season. John Turner -- 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] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-09 Thread TURNER
birders who live in the Big Apple and a reporter writing an article on the Watch. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Recent results at the Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-07 Thread TURNER
set the all-time total of 573 nighthawks.. John Turner -- 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] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-01 Thread TURNER
The Watch produced 88 nighthawks tonight with a nice closing show of 9 birds coming down lower and feeding over the north pond along with a few swallows and swifts. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-08-31 Thread TURNER
Fourteen birders afflicted with nighthawk fever came to the watch and saw 30 birds tonight. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [nysbirds-l] More Nighthawks

2019-08-31 Thread TURNER
We had 30 at the Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch > On August 31, 2019 at 9:22 PM Steve Walter wrote: > > > I covered the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch at the Greenwich Audubon Center > this afternoon, which was really about putting myself in position to > hopefully watch Common Nighthawk

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch -Setauket

2019-08-30 Thread TURNER
After batting zero in Wednesday's rainy watch, we were hoping the skies would be filled with nighthawks on Thursday night. Alas, this was not to be with only 12 birds tallied...but a better result tonight with 148 nighthawks seen, many of which were actively feeding overhead. John Turner

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-08-28 Thread TURNER
virtually all flying from the northeast to the southwest, presumably moving from feeding grounds to roosting grounds at the Stony Brook Mill Pond. The watch will continue, weather permitting, every night until October 6th from 5:30 p.m. to dusk. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List

Re: [nysbirds-l] Suffolk Sightings_8/22/19

2019-08-23 Thread TURNER
how far is a tad? > On August 23, 2019 at 2:23 AM robert adamo wrote: > > After reading Arie Gilbert's post re: finding an A. Avocet at "Mecox" > this AM (although his coordinates put the bird at the Tiana Beach Bay Side > Marina, Dune Rd., E. Quogue) I found this Avocet at 4:30 PM, just

Re: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread TURNER
Turner > On June 28, 2019 at 8:56 AM David Nicosia wrote: > > Does the Hermit Thrush still breed in the pine barrens of Long Island? I > noticed on the ebird map for June 2019 no HETH reports for LI. Curious. > -- > NYSbirds-L List Info: > Welco

Re: [nysbirds-l] Eastern Long Island Rarities Today

2019-01-15 Thread JOHN TURNER
It would be worthwhile to know if it had been shot.  On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 09:15 PM, Paul R Sweet wrote: If anyone picks this bird up we would like to have the specimen. Thanks, Paul Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @

RE: [nysbirds-l] They're back !

2018-10-10 Thread JOHN TURNER
Bob:  Not many birders are willing to explore the "vulture circuit"; you're a brave man! On Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 11:58 PM, robert adamo wrote: I happened to look skyward as I was leaving the Riverhead Library at ~ 1600 and saw 2 Turkey Vultures circling above. My eyes automatically moved to

[nysbirds-l] 2018 Totals for Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket

2018-10-07 Thread JOHN TURNER
birds per minute Best Day: 9/8 - 573 nighthawks John Turner -- 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] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-09-18 Thread JOHN TURNER
Despite the steady rain (which passed, providing us with a beautiful and strong double rainbow!) we had 114 nighthawks tonight with a dozen coming down lower over the pond toward dusk to feed. A wonderful night that started out rough...    John Turner  -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket

2018-09-17 Thread JOHN TURNER
For the last three days we've had these totals at the watch:  September 15th- 71 September 16th- 77 September 17th- 65 As of tonight we're up to 1,648 nighthawks seen in 2,473 minutes of time... John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-09-12 Thread JOHN TURNER
57 soggy nighthawks tonight in 98 minutes of time.  -- 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] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket

2018-09-11 Thread JOHN TURNER
After several days of little to no action presumably due to the inclement weather, the nighthawks arrived today with 306 birds being counted. This total represents the second highest total recorded to date, eclipsed by the 573-bird day last September 8th.  John Turner   -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Results for Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2018-09-03 Thread JOHN TURNER
September 2nd - 106 nighthawks, 118 minutes September 3rd - 141 nighthawks, 130 minutes, including 29 birds feeding over the north end of the north pond at dusk.   Stonebridge Nighthawk Watch to date:  717 birds - 1127 minutes - .636 birds per minute John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2018-09-01 Thread JOHN TURNER
Tonight, approximately a dozen participants counted 211 Common Nighthawks from the stone bridge nighthawk watch. It included three kettles of 30 or more nighthawks, including one group of 70 birds.  We also had an immature Bald Eagle fly over the north pond heading east.   John Turner

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-08-29 Thread JOHN TURNER
August 28th - 71 birds August 29th- 74 birds.  Cold Front on Thursday could make for interesting results on Friday.  Anyone who comes down gets a beautiful new nighthawk watch pin. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http

[nysbirds-l] Setauket Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-08-28 Thread JOHN TURNER
The 2018 season was kicked off last night with 68 nighthawks being seen in 141 minutes. Also, many chimney swifts and several dozen laughing gulls hawking for insects high over the ponds. All are welcome. John Turner   -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Results

2018-08-26 Thread JOHN TURNER
nighthawks and at least two dozen swifts coursing low over the pond and twenty feet over the bridge. Then, in the span of about 30 seconds all the birds left, making for a remarkable end.  John Turner  -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOM

[nysbirds-l] Setauket - Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-08-21 Thread JOHN TURNER
ll officially kick off next Monday (8/27) at 5:30, the same date as last year. All are welcome! John Turner     -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeCo

RE: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Report.

2018-06-19 Thread JOHN TURNER
Things took a turn for the better today! On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 07:20 PM, Long Island Birding wrote: Hello all, To summarize there were 7 tern species seen at Nickerson Beach Today. Sandwich Tern (found by Doug Futuyma) Arctic Tern (found by Adelia Honeywood) Gull-Billed Tern Forster's Tern 

RE: [nysbirds-l] Henslows Sparrow redux: Shawangunk Grasslands, NWR (Ulster County)

2018-06-15 Thread JOHN TURNER
I totally agree with Rick.  On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:51 PM, rc...@nyc.rr.com wrote: Karen:  Don’t confuse lack of interest with folks not having enough expertise on the topic to feel they are qualified to contribute to the discussion (e.g., me).  I for, one, was fascinated, and look forward

RE: [nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roosting Complex

2018-05-01 Thread JOHN TURNER
i understand you're feeling better? On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 12:01 AM, robert adamo wrote: Tonight between 6:45 & 7:00 PM, I drove the above locations.. The only birds seen was a single Turkey Vulture in the spruce stand at the intersection of Roanoke Ave and Elton St., and 2 Black Vultures on

RE: [nysbirds-l] Strange place for Osprey nest

2018-03-29 Thread JOHN TURNER
Glenn: I believe that is the 56-acre property owned by the Local Engineers of the Teamsters where union members practice using various types of heavy duty equipment. John T.  On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:22 PM, GQ wrote: Strange location for an active Osprey nest. It’s located in some

RE: [nysbirds-l] Mourning Dove nest

2018-03-28 Thread JOHN TURNER
Hi Andrew: Interesting observation. That is a very early report. I wonder if the light in anyway will affect the birds. BTW - I believe mourning doves are not passerines but in a different bird order.. On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 12:12 PM, Andrew Block wrote: I had a Mourning Dove pair on

[nysbirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon - West Sayville

2017-11-29 Thread JOHN TURNER
Earlier this afternoon I saw a beautiful male Eurasian Wigeon on the Mill Pond located on the north side of Montauk Highway just east of West Sayville. Not surprisingly, it was associating with several dozen American Wigeon.  John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Late Osprey

2017-11-15 Thread JOHN TURNER
for Osprey on Long Island.  John Turner -- 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@cornell.edu

[nysbirds-l] Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

2011-06-10 Thread John Turner
LinkedIn I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. - John John Turner Director - Division of Environmental Protection at Town of Brookhaven Greater New York City Area Confirm that you know John Turner https://www.linkedin.com/e/-ph3re2-gorplpe7-c/isd