[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks

2011-02-18 Thread robsbate
Speaking of impending spring: on Wednesday I had a Woodcock foraging in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and yesterday one out at Floyd Bennett Field (also in Brooklyn). The bird at FBF was peenting in the brush before hopping out onto the edge of the tarmac and then flying off. It won't be long

[nysbirds-l] Montauk Point

2010-12-29 Thread robsbate
There were huge numbers of all three Scoter species as well as Common Eiders at Montauk Point today, all mostly on the Sound side. My wife Tracy and I also got great looks at four or more Razorbills landing and feeding with some of the closer Eiders. We also saw a beautiful adult Lesser

[nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands

2010-03-08 Thread robsbate
This late afternoon at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR I saw one Rough- legged Hawk; 6+ Northern Harriers including 3 gray ghosts flying and hunting together; and 5+ Short-eared Owls. I heard Barred Owls and caught sight of one flying close to the parking area off Hogerburgh Road. Also heard a

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay 8/20

2009-08-21 Thread robsbate
American Avocet, Marbled Godwit and Wilson's Phalarope all by the first and second spits on the north end of the east pond as of 6 PM on Thursday 8/20. Rob Bate -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES