[nysbirds-l] Fwd: Correction to my post of 8/16/22, re: 7 immature White Ibis

2022-08-18 Thread robert adamo
Forwarded Conversation Subject: Correction to my post of 8/16/22, re: 7 immature White Ibis From: robert adamo Date: Fri, Aug 19, 2022 at 12:01 AM To: NY2 BIRDS2 With credit to Glenn Quinn, who in his later post on 8/16//22, stated facts that made me realize my memory

[nysbirds-l] Lightening strikes twice (maybe in the very same spot).......a tad over 45 years ago !

2022-08-15 Thread robert adamo
First congratulations Patrice on a great sighting ! Since you've started birding you have put the time and perseverance into your forays out of doors, with many of us being impressed, but not surprised ! So here's what happened on 7/18/77, as best I can remember, without the benefit of the fuller

[nysbirds-l] "Don't cry for me Argentina"...........

2022-08-13 Thread robert adamo
Today, on my 5th try (8/13/22), I finally caught up with the Bar-tailed Godwit at Cupsogue C.P. This frustrating period of time was mainly due to my own shortcomings, ie, medical restraints, equipment limitations, newly applied transportation concerns, and let us not forget the recent scorching

[nysbirds-l] Reports for Wednesday 3'/23/22 & Thursday 3/24/22

2022-03-24 Thread robert adamo
Due to 2 mistakes, the 1st caused by my memory, and the 2nd by my computer, I will now try to post the few birds of interest I saw on the above dates. On Wednesday, I had my FOS Merlin perched in a tree just outside Gabreski Airport, Westhampton. Next, on the bayside of Dune Rd., just e/o

[nysbirds-l] Recovery of a "senior moment" !

2022-03-24 Thread robert adamo
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[nysbirds-l] "Getting better" !

2022-03-22 Thread robert adamo
Drove Dune Rd. (between Post La. Bridge & Shinnicock Inlet) late this afternoon. Highlights were:7 Great Egrets; A.Kestrel; 3 Lesser Yellowlegs; and a pair of Killdeers. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Go east young man, go east !

2022-03-16 Thread robert adamo
This afternoon I found myself birding on Dune Rd., from the Post La. Bridge to Shinnicock Inlet, for the 4th day in a row ! Today's jaunt was very quiet, although I did get 4 Boat-tailed Grackles ! Using this outing's low production as a challenge, when I reached Montauk Highway on my way home,

[nysbirds-l] Sentinels up to 43 today !

2022-03-15 Thread robert adamo
This afternoon, for the 3rd day in a row, I traveled Dune Road, from Shinnicock Inlet to the Post Lane Bridge. Great Blue Herons were up, from 1 to 2, but the species of the trip was Boat-tailed Grackle. First seen as they were preening, the small flock of 9 was made up by both males & females,

[nysbirds-l] Another omission...sorry !

2022-03-14 Thread robert adamo
In my earlier post this evening, entitled "Sentinels of Spring", I, once again, left out a timely item I meant to include. For the 2nd afternoon in a row, at approximately the same time, in the same section of marsh, along the same road, I had the same species and gender of the following bird...I

[nysbirds-l] Sentinels of Spring

2022-03-14 Thread robert adamo
Once again, I did a few hours of birding this afternoon on Dune Rd., between Quogue and Hampton Bays, although I reversed the direction I usually start at from the west (Quogue) beginning today from the east (Shinnicock Inlet). Along the way there were 18 Red-winged Blackbirds* (some singing) on

[nysbirds-l] Patroling Dune Rd, Quogue to Hampton Bays.

2022-03-14 Thread robert adamo
Spent a few, fairly quiet hours on Dune Rd. Sunday afternoon. Was rewarded for my intrepidness with the sighting of a hunting, female N.Harrier, and 2 separate sightings of Killdeers, the first of a pair, followed by a singleton. Cheers, Bob...no Ospreys though ! -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: [NFBirds Report 4444] Fwd: "New field" in Old Field

2022-03-06 Thread robert adamo
12:12 AM robert adamo wrote: > > > -- Forwarded message ----- > From: robert adamo > Date: Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 11:56 PM > Subject: "New field" in Old Field > To: NY BIRDS > > > Today, at ~ 1300, I saw what I hope will be the latest addition to

[nysbirds-l] Addendum to previous post

2022-03-04 Thread robert adamo
First paragraph should have held only the following: Two of the meanings of the word "field" found in Webster's 9th New College Dictionary are 1) land containing a natural resource, and 2) a place where a battle is fought. Sorry, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] "New field" in Old Field

2022-03-04 Thread robert adamo
Today, at ~ 1300, I saw what I hope will be the latest addition to my (and countless others) NYS bird list...while also filling a myriad of other "lists", i.e., life, hemisphere, region, county, etc. I was led into battle by Patrice Domeischel, the very "finder" of this very possible super bird,

[nysbirds-l] A corral full of Canadas, 1 Bison and a few other species !

2022-01-03 Thread robert adamo
Today (Monday) I decided to try for the N.Shrike again, what with it not snowing yet ! Halfway there, I realized I forgot to call Mary Laura Lamont to invite her along, as well as realizing I forgot to take my C-phone. Making a command decision, I made a left on Penny La., heading for M.L's., and

[nysbirds-l] "Out Oregon Way"

2021-09-07 Thread robert adamo
Today was a day that, at least in part, should have been spent out of doors ! So, it was at ~ 1500 I headed east to Cutchogue, and it's fall magnat...the sod fields around Oregon Road. On Depot Lane, s/o Oregon I met a couple who summer on L.I., but live in Maryland. They had seen Buff-breasted

[nysbirds-l] Monday...a bad news/ good news kind of day !

2021-07-26 Thread robert adamo
The 26th started out with a dead battery on the Prius. It needed a jump from our mechanic, who advised a good ride before shutting it off ! I decided on a jaunt out east on Sound Ave, where in Jamesport, I came upon 16 Turkey Vultures slowly circling eastward (the largest # I've seen in awhile,

[nysbirds-l] 3 Clapper Rails

2021-06-02 Thread robert adamo
On Wednesday, a quick mid-afternoon drive along Dune Rd., from the Quogue Bridge to the Ponquogue Bridge, Hampton Bays, produced 3 Clapper Rails. A pair, in the marsh, quite close to the road just e/o Dockers Res't. were not shy. The 3rd rail was found in the marsh w/o the dirt road which

[nysbirds-l] Mycteria americana/ Westhampton, N.Y./ gorgeous weather/ gorgeous people !

2021-05-06 Thread robert adamo
Today, I was among the crowd ( ~ 20 coming & going) that feasted on the impressive image of *Mycteria americana *as it fed along the e/s of Beaverdam Creek, ~ 100 yards s/o Montauk Highway, at the intersection of Mill Rd. I was part of a 3 car caravan that was "trolling" for the bird, after

[nysbirds-l] A # of 1sts

2021-04-28 Thread robert adamo
After keeping an appointment at the VA Hospital in E.Northport, and impressed by all the bird calls/songs I heard getting back to my car in the parking lot - I made a command decision to stop at Sunken Meadow SP on my way east. Since I haven't been birding for a while, today's haul put a smile on

[nysbirds-l] Late posting/ Sandhill Crane

2021-02-26 Thread robert adamo
When Willie Becker asked me to post the above, he was a day late getting to me, and I compounded it by taking ~ 9 hours to get it on the listserve...sorry ! On Thursday, ~ 1630 Willie had the bird flying east to west over Tobay Sanctuary. His friend took the picture that Willie sent me - a SACR

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roost

2021-02-23 Thread robert adamo
Today at ~ 1600 hours there were a probable 38 Turkey Vultures, along with 3 Black Vultures at the above general location. The TV's were spread among the Roanoke Ave Elementary School, the spruce trees just n/o the firehouse right opposite the school, the spruce trees on the w/s/o Griffing Ave,

[nysbirds-l] Where did you see that bird ?

2021-02-08 Thread robert adamo
Today's afternoon had too much sunshine to stay inside, so I headed north and east of Riverhead to check for goose flocks - would you believe I didn't see a single goose in my travels today...both in the air or on the ground ! On Doctor's Path, n/o Reeve's Ave, I came upon a flock of ~ 20 Horned

[nysbirds-l] Spotted Towhee

2021-01-06 Thread robert adamo
After missing this bird on Monday (1/4) by 25 minutes, I found myself getting on the LIE from Riverhead at 0540 this morning to try once more for this rarity. Arriving on station at 0650 (possibly, the first seeker of the day) I spent all of the time up to ~ 0800 near the sand-pile, until noticing

[nysbirds-l] Dune Rd, Hampton Bays...1/4 mile east & west of Ponquoge Bridge

2020-12-18 Thread robert adamo
Found 6 American Pipits feeding along road w/o above and hundreds of C.Eiders, etc. in inlet, but did not have time to check out  Best sighting of day, Tom Burke & Gail Benson at inlet ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Wild Turkeys in farm field, s/s Middle Rd., Riverhead, 1/4 mile w/o Roanoke Ave.

2020-10-20 Thread robert adamo
Today,at mid-afternoon, I observed 37 "Toms" (no "Hens") feeding along the w/s of a farm field, at the tree line ( probably in case a quick exit became necessary). This is the largest concentration of this species I have ever seen on L.I., or anywhere else, for that matter ! A truly amazing

Re: [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2020-10-07 Thread robert adamo
Hi John,et al, Thanks for keeping us informed - August 29 must have been "bananas on the bridge" ! Cheers, Bob On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 8:38 AM TURNER wrote: > The 2020 season for the Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch concluded last night > with three nighthawks seen. As has been the case in past

[nysbirds-l] The Seasonal Build Up

2020-10-03 Thread robert adamo
Today, between 1715 and 1740, the # of vultures (since 9/22) at the Riverhead Roost Complex* grew to ~ 40 birds, 30 definitely being T.V's, with the remaining birds, while big and black, were buried in the Spruce boughs, just enough for me to not be able to I.D**. them, in the short time span

[nysbirds-l] Return of the Riverhead Vultures

2020-09-22 Thread robert adamo
Once again, on my return leg from the Riverhead Library, I swung by the Roanoke Ave Elementary School, only to find it barren - however, right opposite it atop the roof and antenna of the Riverhead Fire Dep't were 8 vultures...3 of them *Coragyps atratus* ! The time was 1515, the sun was in

[nysbirds-l] Migration on an Aquebogue Duck Farm

2020-07-26 Thread robert adamo
Feeding at one of the filtering pools was a Lesser Yellowlegs, a Spotted Sandpiper and 4 Least Sandpipers. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Today's 3 firsts

2020-04-01 Thread robert adamo
Got out for a little birding around Riverhead this gorgeous afternoon, and was duly rewarded. Found my 1st Killdeer of the season at the Riverhead Buffalo Farm, c/o Roanoke & Reeves Aves. While driving through the Riverhead Vulture Roosting Area, in addition to the single, airbourne Turkey Vulture

[nysbirds-l] The Riverhead Vulture Roost

2020-03-26 Thread robert adamo
>From its inception, the epicenter of the above has been the Roanoke Ave Elementary School, right opposite the new Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters Building. The chimney of the school has been the vultures favorite resting spot on the school (I've seen as many as 16 birds on it at the same

[nysbirds-l] Cooper's Hawk (with physic powers) on way to library.

2020-02-13 Thread robert adamo
This afternoon I happened on an adult COHA perched in a tree near the intersection of Mill Rd. & Middle Rd., Riverhead. The bird stayed put while I past it, turned around, lowered the window, readied the camera, and slowly advanced to a spot directly opposite it. I then pushed the envelope by

[nysbirds-l] Update of Riverhead Vulture Roost

2020-01-24 Thread robert adamo
Today, between ~ 4:30 & 4:45 P.M. there were ~ 34 turkey Vultures in the spruce trees located between the 1st & 2nd houses on the w/s of Griffing Ave,just s/o. Lincoln St., as well as 7 T.V's. on the chimney of the Roanoke Ave Elementary School. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Corrections to my last posts !

2019-11-20 Thread robert adamo
With thanks to John Gluth, who, after congratulating me on finally achieving a long sought species, cared enough to inform me of a couple of "my bads" ! First, the upstate bird (Downsville) I referenced was not N.Y.State's first Golden-crowned Sparrow, and the correct spelling of it's finder's

[nysbirds-l] "Big day 'near' Sayville High"

2019-11-19 Thread robert adamo
After spending 4 days upstate in Oneonta pursuing the fortunes of Hartwick College's basketball team (grandson #2 is a member) we arrived home Monday night to answer John McNeil's call re: the "golden moment" (read lifer) he had earlier in the day ! Today, the earliest I could get up to Brookside

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roost

2019-10-25 Thread robert adamo
During my first trip to the Riverhead Library after getting back from Portugal, I found a total of 4 Black Vultures located in the center of the roost area, which is visible from the library parking lot. At ~ 1410, there were 2 atop the chimney of the Roanoke Ave Elementary School, while the other

[nysbirds-l] Both correction and additions to my last post, with thanks to Bill O !

2019-09-17 Thread robert adamo
We did not have an American Kestrel at the swamp location near New Paltz. The full names of the two ladies in our party yesterday were Gail Norwood and Christine Brown. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker and raptor activity in a busy swamp outside New Paltz on 09/15/19.

2019-09-17 Thread robert adamo
During this past weekend ( 9 /13-15/ 19 ) I attended the NYSOA Annual Meeting in Kingston. It was hosted by the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, with assistance by the John Burroughs Natural History Society, and was highlighted by the keynote speaker at the Saturday banquet,

[nysbirds-l] My previous post

2019-08-23 Thread robert adamo
With an apology to Arie Gilbert for my confusion re: the location he provided for the A. Avocet at Mecox yesterday - his coordinates were correct ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Suffolk Sightings_8/22/19

2019-08-23 Thread robert adamo
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 a tad east of the marina, at the sandy beach built up by the breach caused by our last

[nysbirds-l] Pursuing the possibility of a Raven's nest: you never know what you'll find !

2019-05-30 Thread robert adamo
First, kudos to Orhan Birol for his recent post of a pair of C.Ravens on Shelter Islandwhich reminded me to follow up on a Raven sighting I had a while back near the water tower on Pulaski St., in Riverhead. On Wednesday afternoon, I did not see the bird (or, with my fingers crossed, a pair)

[nysbirds-l] G = Glorious__GD = Glorious Day__GG = Glorious Grosbeak

2019-04-23 Thread robert adamo
Tuesday was a light-weight shirt day, with the temperature in the mid-seventies, by the time Mary Laura Lamont called in the A.M., to alert me to the lone, probable female, Evening Grosbeak she had at her feeders.She was quite excited about her good fortune, for it had been 30 years since this

[nysbirds-l] (1) White-tailed Deer carcass, (25) Turkey Vultures., and (1) Black Vulture

2019-03-30 Thread robert adamo
Yesterday, late afternoon found me checking out the Baiting Hollow W.T. Deer carcass, but it was not drawing any avian attention. I then stopped at the Honda dealership to set up an appointment, and wound up watching a single T.V. fly-over. This sighting motivated me to head toward the Roanoke Ave

[nysbirds-l] Bare bones...almost !

2019-03-28 Thread robert adamo
The earliest I could check on the White-tailed Deer carcass today was 1800. Just as I pulled over to park, a Red-tailed Hawk parked itself next to the deer. A moment later it was actively feeding on it...or at least, was trying to ! I say this because, after just a couple of minutes the bird took

[nysbirds-l] A dead White-tailed Deer, a live Bald Eagle, and a frustrated Great Black-backed Gull

2019-03-27 Thread robert adamo
Today, at 1715, I arrived at the location referred to by Mike Cooper on 3/24, and found the deer and the 2nd year plumaged eagle, which, while standing next to the corpse, was constantly scanning its surroundings. The 1st bird that flew over somewhat near the deer & eagle ( ~ 150 ft to the east,

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

2019-03-27 Thread robert adamo
"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 course, is Robert Lewis, and I congratulate him for his conviction, his

[nysbirds-l] A hectic 1/4 hour at the Riverhead Vulture Roost

2019-03-18 Thread robert adamo
Monday night, at dusk (between 7 & 7:15) after helping at the Congregationalist Church's Soup Kitchen, I drove past the Roanoke Ave Elementary School ( the "Hub" of the R/V/R) only to find no vultures on the school's chimney, or in the immediate vicinity. I then headed toward the Riverhead

[nysbirds-l] 1 "Gray Ghost" and 22 "T.V's."

2019-03-04 Thread robert adamo
At ~ 1530, while traveling n/e on Northville Turnpike, Riverhead, a male N.Harrier came charging across the road, after passing by an old potato barn at a height no more than half way up the barn - a real "pick-er up a" ! Awhile afterward, between 1600-1615, there were 22 Turkey Vultures on or

[nysbirds-l] Both eiders, 2 out of 3 scoters, a pair of mergansers, and 1 species of shore bird.

2019-02-21 Thread robert adamo
On Thursday afternoon, between ~ 4 to 5:30 PM, I birded Dune Rd in Quogue, starting at the Post La. Bridge and ending at Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays. Early into the drive, 3 Greater Yellowlegs were found resting/preening in shallow water on the n/s of the road. Nothing notable was seen until

[nysbirds-l] Both vulture species back at Riverhead

2019-01-30 Thread robert adamo
On Wednesday, at ~ 1500, as I came out of the Riverhead Library, I observed 12 Turkey Vultures "rocking & rolling" while coursing the sky between the library and the Roanoke Ave Elementary School, a few blocks to the east. Noticing a couple of T.V's warming themselves by bathing in the hot fumes

[nysbirds-l] New Year's Day feast - Turkey, with a dash of Blacks !

2019-01-01 Thread robert adamo
Due to a house full of company, tonight was the 1st time I turned on the computer in over a week - so I don't know if someone has reported this sighting already.Today, at noontime, there were 8 Turkey Vultures riding the winds in the general area of the Roanoke Ave Elementary School, while 2 Black

[nysbirds-l] Here today - gone tomorrow !

2018-11-11 Thread robert adamo
We spent all of Saturday, and most of Sunday up west. In the A.M. we watched our #3 grandson, Brendan, play for the Chaminade J.V. Football Team, which beat a good Cardinal Hayes squad, and qualified for the CHSAA championship against Iona Prep next Saturday...Go Flyers ! In the P.M., I went

[nysbirds-l] Annual Seed Sale at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, sponsored jointly by the refuge and ELIAS.

2018-11-04 Thread robert adamo
The seed sale today was certainly enhanced by the delightful weather, as well as by the Bald Eagle that flew over the refuge's "Old Ice Pond" ! After the sale ended at 1430, I took a ride down to the beach, birding Dune Road from the Post Ave Bridge to Shinnicock Inlet. Highlights included: 3

[nysbirds-l] T.V. numbers increasing in Riverhead

2018-10-23 Thread robert adamo
On Tuesday at ~ 1600 there were a total of 9 Turkey Vultures resting on the Roanoke Ave Elementary School. 3 on the chimney and the rest on the roof, some of which in spots I have not seen them at before - these were the only vultures found on a quick tour of the local T.V. circuit. Cheers, Bob

[nysbirds-l] They're back !

2018-10-09 Thread robert adamo
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 the nearby Roanoke Ave Elementary School, where a another bird was resting on the chimney. Driving closer toward the school, I noticed 7 more TV's on

[nysbirds-l] It was a 3 "s-f-d" !!!

2018-09-08 Thread robert adamo
Today was a 3  day for us ! The first occurred in Mineola when the Chaminade J.V. Football Team beat St.Francis Prep. Our #3 grandson, sophomore Brendan Connors, plays right guard on the offensive line...and does a good job ! The 2nd took place in Garden City while enjoying a celebratory

[nysbirds-l] The view from the east facing deck of Oakland's Restaurant, Hampton Bays !

2018-09-04 Thread robert adamo
This sighting, from 9/3/18 in late afternoon, is very late - my sincere apology ! Once a year in the summer, my wife and I eat at the above, which stands as the last building before reaching the w/s of Shinnicock Inlet. Deck seating is either at tables, or on high stools, which allow you to eat

[nysbirds-l] Short and sweet: T Y 2 T H

2018-09-02 Thread robert adamo
It was a quiet Sunday afternoon until I checked the listserve and found Tim Healy's post re: the Buff-breasted Sandpiper he found earlier today at the DeLalio Sod Farm on the e/s of Doctor's Path in Riverhead - thanks Tim, for my first of the season ! Within an hour & a quarter I had seen the BBSA

[nysbirds-l] Finally, a Golden !

2018-08-25 Thread robert adamo
This early afternoon, after losing at our Condo's weekly Horseshoe Tournament, I decided to go birding and change my luck ! "The Golden Trapezium" was barren, but the sod field on the s/s of Sound Ave between Doctor's Path & Roanoke in Riverhead had shorebirds, albeit, less than on 8/23. There

[nysbirds-l] A start to the seasonal canvassing of the "Golden Trapezium": "The game is afoot" !

2018-08-23 Thread robert adamo
Today, in response to Ken Feustels post of 8/21, I checked out the east Riverhead sod farms on Doctors Path, Sound Ave and Northville Tpke, finding only swallows & starlings at those locations. Driving east on Sound Ave to view some of the construction going on at the North Fork Preserve, in

[nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow...finally !

2018-07-09 Thread robert adamo
Today, 7/9, after being sufficiently buoyed by Mike Britt's post of 7/7, and Karen Fung's up to date information on the "Star(s) of Shawangunk", Patrice Domeischel and I arrived at the Grasslands at 0740, whereupon Patrice, while stepping out of the car, announced "I hear it" ! Before hearing the

[nysbirds-l] Mecox Bay today - Black & Roseate Terns

2018-06-15 Thread robert adamo
Per Willie Becker, at 1615 there were 1 of the former, and 4 of the latter - way to go Willie ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Roanoke Ave Elementary School Turkey Vulture Roost, Riverhead

2018-06-11 Thread robert adamo
The first T.V. I saw today ( Lonesome George ? ) was at ~ 1545 on the way to help at the Riverhead "Soup Kitchen". The bird was circling over the Bishop McGann-Mercy Catholic High School, and, as the school just graduated its final Senior Class, prior to closing permanently due to financial

[nysbirds-l] 2nd Unofficial Fauna-thon, led by Steve Biasetti of Group for the East End.

2018-05-20 Thread robert adamo
While spending 3.5 hours this AM helping with the above, I had a Common Nighthawk feeding over the North Fork Preserve, Jamesport. Cheers, Bob P.S...I should note that prior to last year's "1st Unofficial Fauna-thon", Steve had organized and led 21 "Official Fauna-thons", which played a key role

[nysbirds-l] Nomanclature

2018-05-17 Thread robert adamo
For those listserve folks (who like myself) were not familiar with the name "Wilson's Thrush" - it is now known as the Veery. I found this info. in one of my favorite tomes...*A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America* by Edward Howe Forbush and John Bichard May.

[nysbirds-l] Belated Report of a Swallow-tailed Kite in Montauk on 5/4/18

2018-05-06 Thread robert adamo
My computer was out getting repaired by The Geek Squad since 5/3/18, and only got it back at 1900 tonight. Among the 250 + emails waiting on me was one from Hannah Mirando, from the 4th. It seems that she and her Dad were heading east to do some birding at The Point when Hannah's attention was

[nysbirds-l] Heading East

2018-05-02 Thread robert adamo
After finishing up at the dentist by 1530, I decided to try for the River Otters found at Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport a month or two back, and which have been spotted a few times since. I saw a Red-tail in Jamesport and a Peregrine in Cutchouge on the way out, and my FOY Yellow Warbler

[nysbirds-l] Eastern L.I. Audubon Society field trip to Rocky Point DEC Property

2018-05-01 Thread robert adamo
Each year ELIAS schedules a number of field trips during the month of May. This year we have 10 set up, with today being the first. It was a fine day weather wise, but "form" held forth re: the birds! We don't get the early influx of species, as do our cousins up west, coming up with just 15

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roosting Complex

2018-04-30 Thread robert adamo
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 the chimney of the Roanoke Ave Elementary School. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] .Raven in Riverhead

2018-04-04 Thread robert adamo
At ~ 1745, I had a single C.Raven flying over Middle Rd., between Osborn and Harrison Avenues - will have to start checking out Riverhead water towers ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Fwd:

2018-04-03 Thread robert adamo
-- Forwarded message -- From: robert adamo <radamo4...@gmail.com> Date: Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 11:31 PM Subject: Downtown Birds To: NY BIRDS <NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu> A quick trip to the V.A. office in Riverhead this afternoon enabled me to see my 1st Osprey of th

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roosting Complex

2018-03-29 Thread robert adamo
Because of chores today, I only was able to check the complex from 1655 to 1710. There were ~ 10 T.V's in the air above the Roanoke Ave School and the Riverhead Firehouse, with 1 on the school's chimney, along with 2 B.V's. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roosting Complex

2018-03-26 Thread robert adamo
Today's count was a "soft" 24 Turkey Vultures and 3 Black Vultures. All the vultures were seen along Roanoke Ave, in the pine tree behind house #542, in the spruce trees along the n/s of the Riverhead Firehouse parking lot, and across the street at the Roanoke Ave Elementary School. Cheers, Bob

[nysbirds-l] North Sea, L.I. Birds

2018-03-19 Thread robert adamo
Willie Becker asked me to post the following: He just had his first Osprey of the season up there on his marsh, and also reported 2 immature Bald Eagles over it on Saturday ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Record number of Turkey Vultures at Riverhead Roost

2018-03-18 Thread robert adamo
Spurred on by an email to me re: an ongoing Turkey Vulture presence in Asharoken, I decided to check out our local roosting complex today. Arriving at the Roanoke Ave Elementary School ~ 1730, I found 3 T.V's. atop the school's chimney. After finding 3 of the other regular spots empty, I hit

[nysbirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk

2018-03-17 Thread robert adamo
On my way home from shopping on Saturday afternoon, the above bird flew across Ostrander Ave, between Route 58 & Middle Rd, Riverhead. It landed in a tree behind the empty bank building, and in the time it took to bring my binoculars into play, the Rough-legged was gone. I rode around for awhile

[nysbirds-l] A quick visit to the Calverton Grasslands (EPCAL)

2018-03-14 Thread robert adamo
Seen Wednesday afternoon were: 3 N. Harriers, 1 being a "Gray Ghost"; 1, possibly 2, Red-tailed Hawks, 1, while it was eating "something" on snow-covered ground; and 5 Horned Larks, also eating (weed seeds) out on the runways. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Addendum to my post of 3/11/18

2018-03-13 Thread robert adamo
While describing the huge number of Long-tailed Ducks seen in Shinnicock Bay, I used both its current name, as well as the species' former name...adding that I "missed" the latter. This prompted Molly Adams to respond to me privately, stating "The name was changed for a reason. What's fun to say

[nysbirds-l] Birding with"Group for the East End", from Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays west along Dune Rd. to Triton La.,Quogue.

2018-03-11 Thread robert adamo
This AM, from 1000 to ~ 1145, Steve Biasetti led the above field trip. There were ~ 25 participants, who were thrilled with the way it started out ! Before even taking a step away from our meeting location (the west breakwater) we had wonderful views of the "bird of the day"...a lingering Snowy

[nysbirds-l] Both species of vultures in Riverhead.

2018-03-06 Thread robert adamo
Arriving at the Roanoke Ave Elementary School ~ 1530, I found 3 vultures "hanging out" on it's chimney...all Blacks ! Within 15 minutes, 14 TV's joined them - some liting on the chimney, with most just staying air-borne...seemingly, having fun ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] March 5, it took a dive...

2018-03-05 Thread robert adamo
...at least at ~ 1430 ! Cheers, Bob -- 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] March 4, and once more

2018-03-04 Thread robert adamo
This afternoon at ~ 1435, the Ross's Goose was again at the horse pasture on the s/s of Middle Rd., between Northville Tpke and Ostrander Ave, Riverhead ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] March 3, only 1 to see

2018-03-03 Thread robert adamo
This afternoon, at 1710, the Ross's Goose was the only avian specie in the horse pasture on the s/s of Middle Rd., between Northville Tpke & Ostrander Ave, Riverhead. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] March 2, saw a few !

2018-03-02 Thread robert adamo
This A.M. at ~ 1030, 14 Turkey Vultures were seen near the center of the Roanoke Ave T.V. Roosting Complex, 7 in the spruces on the north side of the Riverhead F.D. parking lot, with the remaining 7 flying close by. At ~ 1100, the Ross's Goose was seen at his previous location, the horse pasture

[nysbirds-l] March 1, and the fun has begun !

2018-03-01 Thread robert adamo
This A.M., I started out a tad late to insure a leisurely ride east to be on time for a dental appointment in Jamesport. My travel time took another "hit" when I had to stop to verify that the Ross's Goose was back in the horse pasture on the s/s Middle Rd., between Northville Tpke & Ostrander

[nysbirds-l] "Bad weather - good birding" : Results of 0730 Reconnaissance Report by Robert (USMC, not "ex", but inactive) on Ross's Goose in Riverhead/ 2/25/18

2018-02-25 Thread robert adamo
The R/G was sighted at the designated rendezvous s/s Middle Rd., Riverhead, in the company of Mallard Ducks, which, because of their similar size, could be ID without use of optics. See Rec. Rep. of 2/24/18 for more. Cheers, P.F.C. Bob  -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] After almost 17 years, and still no Cattle Egret...but a Ross's Goose "ain't half bad" !

2018-02-24 Thread robert adamo
There is a horse pasture on the s/s of Middle Rd., between Ostrander Ave & Northville Tpke, Riverhead, that I've known about since 1968, when I transferred from Garden City to Riverhead, for the local utility company. Then known as LILCO, but after ~ 7 name changes, operates now as the National

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: NYSYBC Montauk Field Trip 2/18

2018-02-20 Thread robert adamo
-- Forwarded message -- From: robert adamo <radamo4...@gmail.com> Date: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 2:33 PM Subject: NYSYBC Montauk Field Trip 2/18 To: Carena Pooth <car...@prodigy.net>, Susan Joseph < susan.joseph.bir...@gmail.com> Sorry for the late post, but m

[nysbirds-l] A T.V. Day !

2018-02-15 Thread robert adamo
On my way home this A.M. after a dentist appointment in Jamesport, I had 11 Turkey Vultures heading n/e, as they circled over Sound Ave. Also had 2 more over Middle Rd., Riverhead, a short time afterward. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Turkey Vulture Roosting Complex

2018-01-31 Thread robert adamo
This afternoon, between 1545 and 1635, I recorded between 32 and 39 TV's, plus 3 Black Vultures. The latter were all next to each other on the Roanoke Ave Elementary School's chimney, along with, at different times, up to 7 TV's...and was able to get some neat pictures to boot ! There were also 32

[nysbirds-l] "A long time coming"

2018-01-25 Thread robert adamo
Today I saw my first Snowy Owl of the season...but it almost didn't happen ! Arriving at Dune Rd., by way of the Post Lane Bridge, Quogue, I headed east, on my 3rd or 4th try for this season's much reported, *Nyctea scandiaca.* While I had some nice birds on D.R. before reaching Shinnicock Inlet,

[nysbirds-l] In pursuit of 3 correctly sized sheet-metal screws: hello raptor rapture !

2018-01-20 Thread robert adamo
While trying to repair my shower door, I found the need for 3 larger screws than I had in my stockpile. Arriving at Griffing's Hardware in Riverhead, as I got out of the car, I looked up to see a Red-tailed Hawk circling overhead...a possible sign ? After purchasing what I needed, I routed myself

[nysbirds-l] Snowy Owl Quest

2018-01-18 Thread robert adamo
Having yet to see my first snowy this season, this afternoon I headed down to Dune Rd., and wound up covering it completely, from Shinnicock Inlet (Hampton Bays) to Cupsogue Co. Park (West Hampton Dunes)...with no change in that dubious distinction ! I did, however, see an A.Bittern in open water

[nysbirds-l] " Return of the TV i "

2017-12-30 Thread robert adamo
Today at ~ 1530, after picking up clothes at the dry-cleaners in Riverhead, my route home took me past the Roanoke Ave Elementary School, where lo-and-behold, 4 Turkey Vultures were up warming themselves atop the school's chimney ! Across the street at # 542 (1st house n/o the Firehouse) there

[nysbirds-l] Joyful, joyful !

2017-12-24 Thread robert adamo
After attending the 1100 Mass today, while walking to my car, I looked up and saw a single Turkey Vulture ( could it have been "Lonesome George") making its way in an easterly direction. My immediate thought was that I was being rewarded with a "legal" reason to send this post to wish all on our

[nysbirds-l] Back to the basics, after a weekend at the NYSOA Annual Meeting in Niagara Falls.

2017-11-17 Thread robert adamo
Today, I freed up by noon, and headed out toward Orient Point County Park to try to find the Snowy Owl found by John Sep earlier this week. With the advent of a C.Raven in flight over the intersection of Northville Turnpike & Route 105 before leaving Riverhead, my hopes were high for viewing *Bubo

[nysbirds-l] "Barney Oldfield" rides again !

2017-11-07 Thread robert adamo
It was mid-afternoon when I nonchalantly turned the computer on to see what was happening, and from then, to ~ 4 PM when I *safely* arrived at "The Spot" on the Ocean Parkway and saw the "Crazy Crake", the Lord was my co-pilot ! It was a "perfect storm/ not" of a trip, with no traffic holdups, no

[nysbirds-l] A disappointment and a surprise !

2017-10-20 Thread robert adamo
This afternoon I tried for the Nelson's Sparrows reported by Jody Lenin from Cedar Beach in Southold recently...without success. I did, however, have success in picking up some neat shells for grandson #4 to sketch while attending his art class. I also enjoyed an additional success while enroute

[nysbirds-l] After 2 nights of favorable winds.....

2017-10-17 Thread robert adamo
In spite of a late start, I headed for the West End of JBSP, with a few planned stops enroute. RMSP, as with all my "ports of call" today, had, as their most numerous species, the ubiquitous E.Phoebe. I must have seen between 125 to 150 all told ! Prior to reaching the F.I.Hawkwatch, I had

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