Re: [nysbirds-l] Birdingwatching In the Time of Covid-19.

2020-05-29 Thread John Mora
We are in Bellmore on Long Island a few miles in from the bay. This spring We had Carolina wrens next in our garage - it was a great month to watch them in our yard despite the poop on my lawn mower. Once they fledged they vacated our yard in mid May. Only heard them sing a couple of times

Re: [nysbirds-l] Birdingwatching In the Time of Covid-19.

2020-05-29 Thread Julie Hart
Alan, Thanks so much for sharing your observations of birding locally. Your comments embody what I feel is the essence of atlasing. It brings joy to really get to know your local birds and I too have felt pride in successful nesting attempts. Yours is a wonderful message to appreciate what

Re: [nysbirds-l] Birdingwatching In the Time of Covid-19.

2020-05-27 Thread Cesar Castillo
Hi, Thanks for this email.  I can echo your experience.  Since mid March I have only bird watched from my windows of my 9th story apartment here in Elmhurst Queens.  I have been surprised by the variety of migrants that utilize the backyards of the homes and my building that are only 1-2 blocks

Re: [nysbirds-l] Birdingwatching In the Time of Covid-19.

2020-05-26 Thread Anne Lazarus
Thank you Alan, and I will not forget the Golden-winged Warbler. Stuyvesant Town we have seen 15 warbler species and today a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by one of my fellow birders there. What is sad, and I hope we can stop it, is extensive herbicide cosmetic application. My friend is

[nysbirds-l] Birdingwatching In the Time of Covid-19.

2020-05-26 Thread Alan Drogin
This pandemic has forced me into birding the same mile of Riverside Park south of 96th Street, just down the block from where I live, almost every day for over two months now. Unable to chase birds throughout the hot spots of New York State this season, the fortunate timing during peak Spring