Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens

2018-03-31 Thread brian . whipple
tl;dr On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 12:29 PM Gus Keri wrote: > Hi everyone, > > > > [Note: this email is not personal against Sean or Joshua who are some of > the nicest people I have met along my birding adventure] > > > > Three weeks ago, I deleted all my social media

Re: [nysbirds-l] Point Lookout

2018-02-01 Thread brian . whipple
Jetty: According to Merriam-Webster, the first definition of jetty is “a structure extended into a sea, lake, or river to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor.” The second definition is “a landing wharf.” It’s from the Old French ‘jetee,’ literally “something thrown out, a

Re: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: European Goldfinch Flock (18-Dec)

2017-12-19 Thread brian . whipple
As much as I’d like to claim the high-minded ideals of the altruistic citizen scientist who is wholly uninterested in his own numbers, I can’t. I’m very much a lister—at turns shamefully and shamelessly so. Numbers and lists don’t motivate me; moments with the birds do. But numbers and lists sure

Re: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: European Goldfinch Flock (18-Dec)

2017-12-19 Thread brian . whipple
The umpteen responses I’ve gotten to the contrary are why I hedged my sureness. Does anyone know the proper protocol for entering escapees on checklists (benefitting science) without having them inaccurately show up on lifelists (benefitting type-A listers)? Also, I know some of my Central Park

Re: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: European Goldfinch Flock (18-Dec)

2017-12-19 Thread brian . whipple
I’m 95% sure that European Goldfinches (like Budgies) won’t show up on anyone’s eBird NY State life list even if you keep the species in your regular checklists. eBird knows what to count/not count in that respect. On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 12:38 PM Deborah Allen wrote: >

Re: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake question: field guide?

2017-11-08 Thread brian . whipple
Thanks, all, for the answers! Had no idea it was in Nat Geo NA guides. The “corncrake” vs “crake, corn” in the index was where I was hung up. Should have tried looking up scientific name in the index. Thanks again! On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 11:54 AM Robert Paxton wrote: > One

[nysbirds-l] Corn Crake question: field guide?

2017-11-08 Thread brian . whipple
What field guide is this bird in? I lugged my Svennson Birds of Europe guide with me to work and there’s no sign of Crex crex in it. Did its common and scientific names change recently? -- BTW -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] American Golden-Plover - Yes - Heckscher SP, Suffolk County

2017-11-04 Thread brian . whipple
American Golden-Plover also present, in the parking lot On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 9:25 AM Michael Zito wrote: > Long-billed dowitcher also present. > Mike Zito > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Nov 4, 2017, at 8:51 AM, Michael Zito wrote: > > > > The

[nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler YES 5:10PM (Kings County)

2017-05-26 Thread brian . whipple
North of Center Drive, west of the path. Singing sporadically. -- BTW -- 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] Blue Grosbeak YES (New York County)

2017-05-10 Thread brian . whipple
The Blue Grosbeak was foraging around the apiary in the Battery exactly where first described by Gabriel Willow: just west of the Statem Island Ferry terminal. Any gardeners or other employees of the Battery Conservancy will know how to direct you if needed. I tried posting to @BirdCentralPark

Re: [nysbirds-l] St. Paul's Church, Manhattan 1903-04 - 41 species

2016-11-30 Thread brian . whipple
Please limit postings to 2 cents. On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 6:11 PM Dominic Garcia-Hall wrote: > I find most people reporting to eBird are pretty good about including > context (location etc) in the comments field - not least because when it's > a genuine rarity eBird

Re: [nysbirds-l] Western Tanager city hall pk Manhattan YES

2016-11-29 Thread brian . whipple
I'm not tired of it. I still haven't been able to find time to see the bird, what with being out of town for Thanksgiving and being at work, so I appreciate the updates. I still want to know if I have a chance whenever I find time to run to City Hall Park. I would guess I'm speaking for other

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Ash-throated Flycatcher

2016-11-20 Thread brian . whipple
We did not get the bird after 90 mins of looking. Cops showed up after that. While they were taking info and issuing summonses, i kept looking. they were good natured. On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM nathan o'reilly natro...@hotmail.com [ebirdsnyc] wrote: > >

Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Ash-throated Flycatcher

2016-11-20 Thread brian . whipple
Can the location be clarified? Rob's report says Bushwick Inlet Park but mentions "north side of creek." Paul's mentions N 12th St, which is adjacent to the Bushwick Inlet ( the "creek"?) but a few blocks north of Bushwick Inlet Park. i'll check both places, but clarification would be helpful.

[nysbirds-l] Pink-footed Goose - YES

2016-11-12 Thread Brian Whipple
If anyone still hasn't seen it, the Pink-footed Goose continues hanging out on Valley Stream Pond in Hendrickson Park. Dropped Pin near Hendrickson Park Trail, Valley Stream, NY 11580 https://goo.gl/maps/rQYrpuuRssA2 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope seen today?

2016-06-13 Thread Brian Whipple
Any word on the Wilson's Phalarope today (Mon Jun 13)? I'm hoping it sticks around for another week (but I'm keeping my expectations low). On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Carney, Martin wrote: > Still in same location at 5:45 pm...Martin Carney > -- > *NYSbirds-L List Info:*

[nysbirds-l] Upland Sandpiper - YES

2016-04-10 Thread Brian Whipple
The Upland Sandpiper is still hanging out in median east of the Oak Beach entrance, west of the turnaround. It keeps crossing through the brambles in the median, so sometimes it's visible on the eastbound side and sometimes visible on the westbound side. There's no real room to park on the

Re: [nysbirds-l] NY: Connecticut Warbler @ Trinity Church

2015-09-23 Thread Brian Whipple
Latest via Twitter: @BirdCentralPark: No sighting of Connecticut Warbler @ Trinity Church through 8:35a. 7+ observers. #birdcp via @NYCbirder m.twitter.com/BirdCentralPark On Sep 23, 2015 8:59 AM, "David Klauber" wrote: > any news, positive or negative for today, Wednesday

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Nightjar in Bryant Park NYC

2015-04-13 Thread Brian Whipple
For Gmail users: Go to Settings, then click the Filters tab, then create the following filter: - *to: *NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu; *Do this: *Never send it to Spam I frequently get emails from the NYSBirds-L and ebirdsNYC lists with a yellow banner in the top of the email reading This message

[nysbirds-l] Clarity re: Gyrfalcons

2015-02-28 Thread Brian Whipple
In the interests of people not familiar with Wallkill/Gardiner/Ulster County or Seneca County, could further emails about either Gyrfalcon's location please specify (preferably in the subject) whether they are about the Wallkill Gyr or the Seneca Gyr? Thanks for considering this. Brian --

Re: [nysbirds-l] Gyr falcon

2015-02-21 Thread Brian Whipple
Seconded. On Feb 21, 2015 4:34 PM, Larry Trachtenberg trachtenb...@amsllp.com wrote: I have learned the falcon was seen both Friday and again today (not sure about Thursday) but is not being posted on NYS birds --apparently on Facebook only. As an anachronism who has never joined Facebook

[nysbirds-l] POSSIBLE Thayer's Gull on Central Park Reservoir

2015-02-07 Thread Brian Whipple
Kai Sheffield and I are looking at gulls on the CP Reservoir, searching for one that Kai spotted earlier and thinks may have been a possible Thayer's Gull. He has photos, but we can't attach because they're on a point-and-click camera. We know weird Herring Gulls can look like Thayer's. We are

Re:[nysbirds-l] POSSIBLE Thayer's Gull on Central Park Reservoir

2015-02-07 Thread Brian Whipple
Sorry, the suspect is an ADULT gull. On Feb 7, 2015 3:54 PM, Brian Whipple brian.whip...@gmail.com wrote: Kai Sheffield and I are looking at gulls on the CP Reservoir, searching for one that Kai spotted earlier and thinks may have been a possible Thayer's Gull. He has photos, but we can't

[nysbirds-l] Couch's Kingbird YES

2015-01-03 Thread Brian Whipple
It's in the top of a tree now in the SW corner of W 11th and W 4th Streets. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re:[nysbirds-l] Couch's Kingbird YES

2015-01-03 Thread Brian Whipple
Now at intersection of Hudson and Bank. On Jan 3, 2015 9:45 AM, Brian Whipple brian.whip...@gmail.com wrote: It's in the top of a tree now in the SW corner of W 11th and W 4th Streets. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Le Conte's Sparrow YES at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn

2014-12-01 Thread Brian Whipple
Le Conte's Sparrow continues skulking in the grass exactly where Doug described. Refound by Michael Feder. On Nov 30, 2014 1:14 PM, Doug Gochfeld fresha2...@gmail.com wrote: Heydi Lopes just found a Le Conte's Sparrow at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. The bird is in a brushy just east of the

Re: [nysbirds-l] Say's Phoebe

2014-10-08 Thread Brian Whipple
It was searched for from about 9:15 to 11am on Tuesday 10/7 but wasn't found. On Oct 8, 2014 9:44 AM, Richard Timm riti...@comcast.net wrote: Any news on the Say's Phoebe? -- *NYSbirds-L List Info:* Welcome and Basics http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME Rules and Information