Re: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-29 Thread Shaibal Mitra
Starting out very late this morning, Pat and I decided to heed our own advice (and the recent good examples of Eileen, Tom, and Steve) and check out the forest breeders at Hunters Garden in Eastport, Suffolk County. Despite such handicaps as a 9:36 start, a blazing sun, and 81-85 F

Re: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread David Nicosia
Thanks all. Glad to see they are at least hanging on down there. In the southern tier they are pretty common and found in different habitat than LI which is neat. They seem to prefer drier habitats in the uplands, generally northern hardwood, pine, hemlock but sometimes even oak and pine or just

Re: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread Eileen Schwinn
Having just returned from Hunters Garden in Eastport, both Mike Higgiston and I heard our FOY Hermit Thrush. (We were there between 8-10am). I believe Steve Biasetti and Tom Moran heard at least one Hermit Thrush there yesterday. We also heard and saw Steve and Tom’s Arcadian Flycatcher, and

RE: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread Shaibal Mitra
.cornell.edu] on behalf of TURNER [redk...@optonline.net] Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 10:01 AM To: David Nicosia; NY Birds Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island??? Hi David: As a person who does a fair amount of hiking and birding in the LI Pine Barrens,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread TURNER
Hi David: As a person who does a fair amount of hiking and birding in the LI Pine Barrens, it has been many years since I've heard Hermit Thrush singing; this is somewhat surprising given the success conservationists have had in preserving tens of thousands of acres of suitable habitat. John

[nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread David Nicosia
Does the Hermit Thrush still breed in the pine barrens of Long Island? I noticed on the ebird map for June 2019 no HETH reports for LI. Curious. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm