[nysbirds-l] Croton point Park

2020-09-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A lapland longspur has been seen and heard this am. (the third straight day) from the center road of landfill. STAY ON two main roads only — center and east side of landfill. There has been a major effort by a lot of folks on the restoration of this important and unique southern NY tier

RE:[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2020-07-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
S Subject: [WARNING - Possible Fraud Email] [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park -CAUTION: EXTERNAL EMAIL Kestrels have returned to the posts on the landfill at Croton Point (I saw three this a.m.) - seems early, since as far as I know they do not breed in Westchester County. Also the Purple Martin co

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2020-07-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Kestrels have returned to the posts on the landfill at Croton Point (I saw three this a.m.) - seems early, since as far as I know they do not breed in Westchester County. Also the Purple Martin colony has done pretty well; many adults and young birds scouring the landfill this am. It does

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park - late migration today

2020-05-26 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Because of early morning fog, a heads up on the radar from C. Roberto, and the delay in migration I’ve been hearing about, I headed to the CPP nature center early this morning. It‘s just off the river with a good mix of trees including many oaks and in the past fog has yielded some nice

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2019-11-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Good again this morning between 9-1015 on landfill: one red shoulder(adult) soaring w one Red tailed, and one sharpie (also seen a second sharpie and a coop); 3 meadowlarks, 3 snow buntings, 7 pipit. Some native grasses remain but most of landfill mowed plowed and re-seeded in cooperative

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2019-11-04 Thread Jonathan Perez
At the same location I had 1 snow bunting in addition to the below yesterday. Please excuse my brevity. Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 3, 2019, at 8:36 PM, Joseph Wallace wrote: > >  > A quick late-afternoon walk across the grassland revealed at least seven > Eastern Meadowlarks; a

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2019-11-03 Thread Joseph Wallace
A quick late-afternoon walk across the grassland revealed at least seven Eastern Meadowlarks; a tight-knit group of five Horned Larks foraging on the newly turned earth (one step in a major restoration project to eradicate invasives and re-plant native grasses); and a restless flock of perhaps 20

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park sightings, Westchester County

2019-10-28 Thread Anne Swaim
Some notable birds were seen on Saw Mill River Audubon's regular 4th Monday bird walk at Croton Point Park this morning. *Seen on the grassland landfill were* Wilson Snipe (2) American Pipit (40+) Horned Lark (2) Vesper Sparrow (12+) *eBird summary here of this morning's Saw Mill River Audubon

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park this morning

2019-08-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There are several people who have been instrumental in aiding in the restoration of the Croton Point Park landfill, working with the County and the meadow landscaper, etc. They have put in countless hours over the last few years of volunteer time (I am not one of them). I won’t shout them out

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park this morning

2019-08-30 Thread Anne Swaim
In case helpful to pass along, this week's planned mowing of the Croton Point Park capped landfill grasslands is part of a two-year restoration plan designed by Larry Weaner Landscape Associates. (Vegetation has not been removed from the site.) *Quick overview of project* (from local media story

Re: Re:[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Western Kingbird and Upland Sandpiper

2019-08-18 Thread Robert Lewis
The last time the bird was seen yesterday was roughly 5:30.  Six or seven birders saw it on one of the secondary paths on the north side, around 41.186110, -73.891340. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY On Sunday, August 18, 2019, 8:09:53 PM EDT, Adrian Burke wrote: Correction: Western

Re:[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Western Kingbird and Upland Sandpiper

2019-08-18 Thread Adrian Burke
Correction: Western Kingbird was at northeast side of landfill, not northwest. Was no longer present there around 5pm when I and others checked again but apparently was also missing there at that time yesterday, so may still be around. (Meant to update from field but phone died.) Good luck to

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Western Kingbird and Upland Sandpiper

2019-08-18 Thread Adrian Burke
Western Kingbird was present (may very well still be) when I and others were last looking (maybe 2:45?) at northwest end of landfill west of ballfields. It repeatedly returned to bare snags on north side of the road there. At the landfill, a skittish Upland Sandpiper continues, occasionally

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park (Westchester County) Western Kingbird still present

2019-08-17 Thread Max Epstein
Still present in dead snags directly above fire hydrant described above when I left about 4:25pm. On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 2:56 PM Gail Benson wrote: > The Western Kingbird is on dead snags on the north side of the road before > the entrance kiosk. You can park in a ballfield parking lot to

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park (Westchester County) Western Kingbird still present

2019-08-17 Thread Gail Benson
The Western Kingbird is on dead snags on the north side of the road before the entrance kiosk. You can park in a ballfield parking lot to avoid a fee and walk along the road/edge of the landfill. It flies off and returns. There is a fire hydrant and two green posts on the road side marking the

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2019-05-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I assume most places had some movement last night. In 45 minutes at the Nature Center this a.m. (630-715) Kyle Bardwell and I must have had a dozen warbler species including male bay breasted, blackburnian and cape may. Ball field puddle still had five shorebird species and purple martin house

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2019-04-27 Thread Dave Medd
Bonaparte Gull next to train station Purple Martin on gourd Dave Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2019-04-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
First orchard oriole of season singing away. CPP is a breeding spot for this beautiful songbird. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Sightings & Landfill Grassland Project Begun

2019-04-23 Thread Anne Swaim
Surprisingly still relatively quiet today: only warbler was ongoing Pine Warbler singing/seen in pines between RV Campground and Croton Bay. Big influx of House Wrens this morning singing in every corner and uptick of singing Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers and Eastern Towhee. Small kettle (11)

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2019-03-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
One Snipe and 1,000 plus tree swallows. Also 4 Gw teal at train station L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Ross's Goose (Westchester County)

2019-02-10 Thread Anne Swaim
7:22am Ross’s Goose just flew S down Hudson towards Ossining waterfront. > On Feb 10, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anne Swaim wrote: > > Ross’s Goose described below still present at same location first light. > > Thanks Tom and Gail! > > Also noting that many geese from night flocks in this location

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Ross's Goose (Westchester County)

2019-02-10 Thread Anne Swaim
Ross’s Goose described below still present at same location first light. Thanks Tom and Gail! Also noting that many geese from night flocks in this location have been seen shifting over to lawns in and adjacent waters to Croton Point Park after early morning. So here’s hoping this bird does

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Ross's Goose (Westchester County)

2019-02-09 Thread Gail Benson
An adult Ross's Goose we found late this afternoon at the boat launch at the Croton Railroad Station was visible until dark in a Canada Goose flock.It could possibly stay the night. (We had just come from seeing the immature Snow Goose at Verplank, still present.). Tom Burke & Gail Benson --

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Today: Sparrows and More

2018-10-22 Thread Anne Swaim
Sparrows galore on 4th Monday Saw Mill River Audubon bird walk at Croton Point today with 10 sparrow species seen on main walk: Chipping (2), Field (1), White crowned (5), White-throated (21), Vesper (6), Savannah (12), Song (92), Lincoln's (2 total, 1 on main walk and 1 by another observer), and

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-10-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
It is sparrow season at the Point. Reliable reports from the landfill of clay colored, dickcissel, and a photographed vesper in the last 2 days. I have seen none, but as a consolation did hear two screech owls in separate parts of the park whinnying yesterday morning. L. Trachtenberg

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-09-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Walking east side of landfill now. There seem to be at least 20 kestrels. On every post, as well as on ground, tree branches, kiting. No idea how many on entire landfill. Two harriers too. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-08-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
2 red breasted mergansers at train station. Otherwise an uneventful lengthy walk through the park on a beautiful morning. 1 RB nuthatch, 1 Bald eagle, 1 American kestrel, 9 semipalmated and 1 least sandpiper, 1 lesser yellowlegs, only 3 warbler species (redstart, blue wing, yellowthroat); lots

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Purple Martin Colony

2018-07-26 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Reliable photos and regular monitoring seem to indicate the purple martin colony at Croton Point Park now exceeds 20 birds with many juveniles. "If you build it they will come." L. Trachtenberg Ossining Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | trachtenb...@amsllp.com Aronson

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2018-07-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Adult and young forester’s tern at Croton Train station now at Jetty. (uncommon on river side.) Thanks to K. Lamb L. Trachtenberg Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-05-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On a brief landfill walk this morning I saw two grasshopper sparrows (one singing, the other nicely perched up), saw several bobolinks - heard more. No meadowlark(s) and do not know if they are present this spring. There are (at least) 5 Purple Martins using the martin house by the park office

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-04-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Charlie Roberto and I had a pretty good morning at the Point. Best bird was an adult little blue heron quite uncommon on the river side (usually those that show up are young birds in fall). It landed briefly in maintenance yard by ball field and took off up river. We tried chasing it a bit up

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly

2018-04-01 Thread Bruce Horwith
Spring "arrivals" from the East End of Long Island include oystercatchers, tree swallows and osprey -- and the bat which appeared last winter in my yard about this time, tentatively identified as a northern long-eared bat by Kevin Jennings of DEC. (and pretty tune by Jon Dee Graham) *Bruce

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly

2018-04-01 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Some new arrivals at least for me the past few mornings in a walk up the landfill and out to Teller's Point, included Eastern Phoebe (2), a singing Eastern Towhee (on the wine cellar low road), a seemingly serious uplift too in the numbers of flickers, common grackles, cowbirds and red wing

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park, Westchester, Spring Advancing

2018-03-26 Thread Anne Swaim
Saw Mill River Audubon's Woodcock Walk last night at Croton Point Park, led by Charlie Roberto, heard and saw at least five American Woodcock in their display flights. First peent was around 7:20pm. Another highlight was a big movement of Tree Swallows seen at dusk coming into Croton Bay,

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2018-03-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A walk out to Teller’s Point (southern tip of Croton Point Park yielded a very cooperative Female Black Scoter (a really good bird for the point; I believe my first), also one M adult sharp shinned hawk, and at least a dozen bald eagles (six circling together just above the camp ground) Sent

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2018-03-11 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There is presently a dark morph rough legged hawk perched in the trees on the southeast side of landfill. Also seen on /above landfill 1 Harrier, 1 horned lark on path, 2 bald eagle; heard 2 pipit and by train station 20+ tree swallow (my first this year) up high with a BE and a TV. L.

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Lark etc

2018-02-18 Thread Joseph Wallace
Inspired by the raptors at Shawangunk NWR last weekend and last night's snowfall, we spent a couple of mid-afternoon hours today at Croton P.P. It was quiet, the grassland featuring a lone Horned Lark flying around calling and then feeding on the snowy path. In the absence of ice, a single adult

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2018-01-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Male long tailed duck below Nature Center. Showing really well as water calm surrounded by chunks of ice. The walk (and please ONLY half way) down is tricky. Feeding amongst 10 common goldeneye, 20 bufflehead and some common mergs. On landfill by maintenance yard a flock of 40+ snow buntings

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Rough-legged Hawk, etc

2017-12-28 Thread Anne Swaim
A light morph Rough-legged Hawk was seen hunting Croton Point Park landfill grasslands this afternoon, viewed from entrance road by the park office. A Snowy Owl made a brief stopover at Croton Point on Christmas Day, seen by birders on Saw Mill River Audubon's Monday walk. First spotted by

[nysbirds-l] Croton point clay colored sparrow

2017-11-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
In mugwort right before main landfill path; park at ball field Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2017-10-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There was a red throated loon - first of fall for me - in the (very high) water behind Croton train station this a.m. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Go Sox. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)

2017-06-01 Thread Paul E. Hagen
There were 30+ Black Skimmers resting near Dune Road in Hampton Bays today - late in the day at high tide along the bay side just East of Tiana beach. Resting with a good mix of the usual shore birds. Paul H. On Jun 1, 2017, at 8:52 PM, Sean Camillieri

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)

2017-06-01 Thread Sean Camillieri
After striking out during high tide today around 2:30, the skimmer is now on the exposed rocks. No sign of the Caspian Tern or previously reported shorebirds. I saw the Red- throated Loon earlier today as well. Sean Camillieri On May 31, 2017 17:50, "Gail Benson" wrote: >

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)

2017-05-31 Thread Gail Benson
Nice for Westchester, the Black Skimmer reappeared (and the Caspian Tern, as just reported, was present too. This is at the Croton Point RR station. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point (Westchester) Caspian Tern

2017-05-31 Thread Gail Benson
Tom Burke and I stopped in at the Croton Point Railroad station. No Black Skimmer as had been reported earlier but there is (still) a Caspian Tern flying about. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer continuing

2017-05-31 Thread Anne Swaim
For those interested in this unusually-located Black Skimmer: present again this morning on rock bar within Croton River inlet alongside Croton Harmon RR Station parking. Joined by two semi-palmated plovers this morning. Anne Swaim Saw Mill River Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park, Westchester: Purple Martin, Grasshopper Sparrow, Meadowlark, Bobolinks

2017-05-22 Thread Anne Swaim
Saw Mill River Audubon's regular 4th Monday morning walk at Croton Point Park in Westchester observed a lone, first-year male Purple Martin actively vocalizing and flying around the tall emergency siren cluster by the main parking area. It kept perching on the siren tower & appeared to be trying

RE: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2017-05-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:02 AM To: NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park An early morning visit to the Model Airplane Field revealed a burst of activity to celebrate the (finally) changing weather. The highlight was 14 species of warbler, led by Chestnut-sided

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2017-05-16 Thread Joseph Wallace
An early morning visit to the Model Airplane Field revealed a burst of activity to celebrate the (finally) changing weather. The highlight was 14 species of warbler, led by Chestnut-sided and Wilson's. Others species, mostly in good numbers and voice, included Magnolia, Black-throated Blue,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2017-05-10 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I'm advised Eastern tent caterpillar webs (not gypsy moth) for the Cuckoo food source at Croton Point. (birds are hard enough for me; too much to learn too little time). Sent from my iPhone > On May 10, 2017, at 7:57 AM, Larry Trachtenberg > wrote: > > During a

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2017-05-10 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
During a brief 30 min walk on the low road (bay side/wine cellars) I was treated to a wide open YB Cuckoo maybe 15' off ground feeding on gypsy moth cocoon. Also warblers: black throated green, pine (late?), red start, and ubiquitous yellow; plus towhees, b. oriole, catbirds, red eye and

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park arrivals, Westchester County

2017-04-28 Thread Anne Swaim
Thanks to Larry Trachtenberg's early morning alert about of a good movement of birds, I walked around Croton Point this morning. Sunshine and more migrants, at last! Especially enjoyed these sightings: -- Solitary Sandpiper (3): feeding in wetland puddle in ballfield; -- Ruby-throated

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2017-04-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Plaintive song of the eastern meadowlark heard this morning on the landfill. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park- Vesper Sparrow

2017-04-12 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Vesper sparrow still present 615 main path over landfill just before hitting maintenance yard. Also 2 savannah (and I'd guess 10+ kestrel) Sent from my iPhone On Apr 12, 2017, at 2:43 PM, Sean Camillieri > wrote: I came across a Vesper

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park- Vesper Sparrow

2017-04-12 Thread Sean Camillieri
I came across a Vesper Sparrow on the South side middle path that splits the landfill. Sean Camillieri -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2017-03-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Last Saturday was fox sparrow fest at the Point. today it was Wilson's Snipe day -- I personally saw six (a high count was 9) easily seen and photographed from your car window without, as some w very large lensed cameras did, flushing the birds. Just saying. Birds are in mud / puddles on left

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2017-01-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A quick stop for some 2017 birds yielded 2 perched peregrines same tree (both adult) airplane field 1 American kestrel (landfill) 1 E. Screech (red morph) 1 Raven 2 bald eagle L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2016-12-21 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The gate was up so I drove out to Teller's Point at first light; the large Canvasback raft is visible in the bay. It was a beautiful first morning of winter with the alpenglow (even if not the correct word, I like it) hitting the Palisades; very calm at the confluence of the Hudson River and

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2016-11-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
It seems as if the osprey finally cleared out of Croton Bay; at least I did not see one the mid afternoon of 11/20. There were some raptors though singles of harrier, kestrel and coopers hawk and at least 4 red tails. Pipits made themselves quite visible for a change in the grass by mud/puddle

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2016-11-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There were a lot of doves at CPP this a.m. -- having read about a white winged dove in Sandy Hook yesterday I gave careful look. Counted 81 in three locations all were (in) mourning doves, though none were crying, as far as I could tell. Nothing else of note although a red tail hawk was

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2016-11-12 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Kyle Bardwell and I spent about 90 minutes out at CPP this morning; highlights included 2 common loon in the river -- at least one calling (we were surprised to hear this time of year), RT loon (bay side), kingfisher, at least 2 osprey, bald eagle, harrier, cooper's hawk, merlin (perched), RC

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2016-11-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
> K. T. Bardwell and I spent some time at Croton Point this a.m. With NW winds > we had hoped for a better raptor flight (any would have been good). But some > good stuff: large red wing blackbird and cedar waxwing flocks the former > clearly moving through; some discernible rusty blackbirds,

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2016-11-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
K. T. Bardwell and I spent some time at Croton Point this a.m. With NW winds we had hoped for a better raptor flight (any would have been good). But some good stuff: large red wing blackbird and cedar waxwing flocks the former clearly moving through; some discernible rusty blackbirds, a few

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point brief am stop

2016-10-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Raptor filled 30 minutes at CPP between 7:15 and 7:45 this a.m., not to mention a beautiful and fleeting sunrise over the landfill 4 harriers on landfill in one binocular view 1 sharp shinned hawk 1 cooper’s hawk 1bald eagle 2 osprey 1 red shouldered hawk (perched low road) 2 black vulture Then

[nysbirds-l] croton point a few minutes this morning

2016-10-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Raptor filled 30 minutes at CPP between 7:15 and 7:45 this a.m., not to mention a beautiful and fleeting sunrise over the landfill 4 harriers on landfill in one binocular view 1 sharp shinned hawk 1 cooper's hawk 1bald eagle 2 osprey 1 red shouldered hawk (perched low road) 2 black vulture Then

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Vespers (Westchester County) 10/23

2016-10-23 Thread Karen Fung
At least two Vesper Sparrows along the stone-lined gully of the landfill across from the RV parking lot. Patience necessary; very windy, and they don't stay out in the open for long. Bold eye ring easy to spot. 11:25am. Karen Fung NYC Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park (Saturday)

2016-10-16 Thread Karen Fung
I birded the landfill Saturday afternoon and had at least four Vesper Sparrow along the drainage ditch in the SW portion while walking east between the main parking lot and RV parking lot. The exact number was hard to say, since the birds were skittish and rarely out in the open. Some were

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2016-10-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
First, what a beautiful fall morning. The very tip (Teller's Point) had a really good flight of chickadees. I must have seen at least 30. Would ascend pretty high and then alight seemingly repeatedly so hard to estimate numbers but a lot. Not familiar with such a chickadee migration. Also blue

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Grassland Kestrels & Other Birds

2016-09-30 Thread Anne Swaim
At least 35 American Kestrels were seen actively feeding mid-day today from well posts or from overhead hover on the Croton Point Park landfill grasslands. They seemed to be catching grasshopper after grasshopper. Thanks to Croton Point Naturalist John Phillips for heads up on this! >From his

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park pipits

2016-09-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Autumn is here first flock of American pipits on landfill about 20 birds. At least 8 kestrel likely double digits. Breeze, sky clearing, perfect morning light, alonetime after a week of work. Can't beat that. So here's to good birding and the late great Buckwheat Zydeco. Sent from my iPhone

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2016-09-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
This morning Charlie Roberto and I spent about an hour at CPP hoping to run into passerine movement. We didn't. Unless a single northern Parula counts as a movement. However it was great for raptors a kestrel chased off a perched broadwing (unusual for CPP, except flyovers) and an osprey chased

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park -- olive sided fly

2016-09-10 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
About 730 this morning I watched an olive sided flycatcher hawking insects for about 5 minutes. Was regularly perching on a dead snag about half way up road to nature center. It was virtually identical spot several of us saw an olive sided fly during spring migration. Possible it could be same

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2016-09-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A few birds. Best 1 Philadelphia Vireo in trees just south and west of the swimming pool (at end of campground) in company of a blue gray gnatcatcher Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

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2016-07-31 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
After seeing photos of beautiful perched up meadowlark from the landfill this morning I walked the landfill from 345-445 breeze was up a bit so quite pleasant and great birds (but no meadowlark) -- 4 osprey, 2 red tail, 1 bald eagle (young bird), 1 kestrel, 2 grasshopper sparrow one teed up,

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2016-06-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
With a breeze the land fill was very pleasant this afternoon. With the drought there were no ticks (unheard of). As to birds 2 willow fly, 2 grasshopper sparrow (one teed up), one F bobolink, one bald eagle flyover There is a new informative sign installed at the beginning of the walk up the

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Landfill Grasshopper Sparrows

2016-06-11 Thread Anne Swaim
Pleased to see & hear four different grasshopper sparrows this morning singing atop the landfill grasslands at Croton Point just after dawn, along with four singing male bobolinks. Vimeo video of one grasshopper sparrow: https://vimeo.com/170279500 Posts for an interpretive sign that will

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2016-05-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Croton point is hopping olive sided fly, blackburnian (2) Wilsons magnolia Parula multiples of btgw btbw chestnut sided scarlet t both Orioles just at nature center and more Sent from my iPhone > On May 8, 2016, at 9:38 AM, Tim Healy wrote: > > Still exploring median

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2016-04-26 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
CPP was hopping a bit this am as the rain put down some birds -- not like CP or Prospect or High Island -- but hey it's our "patch" in the river towns of northern Westchester -- in a brief 45 minute visit w K. T. Bardwell we had Warblers (7 species) Black and white - x Yellow rumped - x BT

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2016-04-10 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Osprey w nesting material Kestrel (2) Fox sparrow (low road) Ruby crowned kinglet (low road) Killdeer GH owl (4); photographers (22) Screech owl (1) Tree sparrow Blue winged teal -- M+F (croton bay) Red breasted merganser (croton bay) Green winged teal (11) (train station - boat ramp area)

[nysbirds-l] Croton point snipe

2016-04-06 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
One snipe in grassy area on left side of road driving in after the toll house and before main parking lot about 20 feet in front of 4 killdeer L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton point Park

2016-03-19 Thread Karen Fung
Lark Sparrow present right now (3:25p) feeding on the grass in its usual area. Karen Fung NYC http://BIRDSiVIEWS.com Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 19, 2016, at 2:10 PM, Larry Trachtenberg > wrote: > > Several reportable highlights > > First of season

[nysbirds-l] Croton point Park

2016-03-19 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Several reportable highlights First of season American Kestrel 3 bald eagle Tree sparrow 15+ American pipit - landfill Ruby crowned kinglet The lark sparrow continues (was seen Tuesday and again this morning not by me but by very good and reliable reporters) L. Trachtenberg Ossining

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park 2/27 -- black vultures

2016-02-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
At 745 am this morning perched on the Rte 9 north exit off ramp for croton point park were 14 black vultures. That's the most I've seen up here. While the local TV count can sometimes well exceed 100, seems the BV population may be growing. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone > On

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park 2/27

2016-02-27 Thread Matthew Wills
Highlights of a glorious, barely winter day today at Croton Point Park. We walked from the train station to the Point and back, 11:30-3:15. At least one adult Bald Eagle -- 3 sightings of an adult bird over span of walk may have been more than one individual -- and one sub-adult (being

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Pk Lark Sparrow: Yes (Westchester Co)

2016-02-21 Thread Karen Fung
As of 10:45a, continuing in the area just beyond the main parking lot, between the pavilion and the paved road to the Nature Center. Karen Fung NYC http://BIRDSiVIEWS.com Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2016-02-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A sunny cold morning with KT Bardwell and J. Grant yielded a lot more birds than we thought. The lark sparrow continues seen a few times with good size flocks of American tree sparrows, juncos and some wt sparrows. 2 golden crowned kinglets and 2 catbirds the latter on low road by wine cellars,

[nysbirds-l] Croton point lark Sparrow

2016-01-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Continues- present now on path between gazebo and main parking lot. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2016-01-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Low road by wine cellars are 2 chipping sparrow w flock of Juncos. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Lark Sparrow - yes

2016-01-09 Thread Pepaul
North end of main parking lot associating with juncos. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Lark Sparrow - Yes

2016-01-02 Thread Alan Wells
Found this morning in the pines trees where the path to the Nature Center meets the main parking lot. Alan Wells -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Lark Sparrow continues

2015-12-28 Thread Anne Swaim
Seen this morning ~11am associating with flock of juncos on lawn area between large parking lot and landfill hill at Croton Point Park. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Lark Sparrow plus

2015-12-14 Thread Ryan MacLean
I along with several other people had great looks at the Lark Sparrow at Croton Point today between 2-3 PM. The bird does tend to wander around the area at the bottom of the nature center driveway but with some quiet persistence it usually comes back to the area, often in the company of House

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point - LASP, Yes!

2015-12-14 Thread Matthew Fuirst
The croton point lark sparrow is still present at Croton Point Park. Larry's directions were spot on. Bird was found in the largest patch of bushes on the left side of the road up to the nature center after the willow. Great looks and was pretty stationary for a while. Good luck! Best, Matt

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Lark Sparrow continues

2015-12-14 Thread Gail Benson
The Lark Sparrow continues to work a wide circle around the same area as first reported this morning. (Road up to nature center near Willow. Both sides of road.) -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2015-12-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Adult peregrine perched in perfect morning light by road to nature center. Watched for 15 min and was still there. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2015-11-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Late afternoon walk included 3 pipits, 5 snow buntings (great looks) 2 N. Harriers, 1 bald eagle and my first of season Am. Tree sparrow (3). L. Trachtemberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2015-11-07 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Beautiful morning in the park. Highlights included 1 meadowlark (landfill hopefully in for winter), 1 BH Vireo (river road), 2 YR warbler, 6 Savannah sparrow, 14 pipit (one flock - landfill), 75+/- waxwings (3 flocks), 4 BE (3 adult), 2 N Harrier, 1 Cooper's hawk, 1 osprey w big fish (seems

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2015-10-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
4 species of warbler Saturday --expected Palm, yellow rump and yellowthroat and an unexpected young Nashville full eye ring great looks; also harrier (grey ghost -- aren't they just a beautiful bird to see), 2BE, a lingering osprey (w BIG fish), 1 kestrel on landfill. Lots of waxwings: E.

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2015-10-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A breezy morning walk at CPP found among many other birds 4 WC and 3 field sparrow, 4 bald eagle all young birds in various stages, Merlin (some in group saw 2), 1 harrier, 1 Cooper's hawk, lots of waxwings, a BH vireo, kingfisher, and great looks at a grey cheeked thrush. L. Trachtenberg

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park: Sparrows & Raptors & Unexpected Am Bittern

2015-10-06 Thread Anne Swaim
Big influx of sparrows at Croton Point seen this morning especially along the river road below the campground. A seven sparrow morning: including large flocks of song & white-throats with additions of a few each swamp and white-crowned; lingering chipping sparrows; nice views of two different

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