[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 15 June 2018

2018-06-15 Thread Gail Benson
-RBA * New York * New York City, Long Island, Westchester County * June 15, 2018 * NYNY1806.15 - Birds Mentioned ARCTIC TERN+ SANDWICH TERN+ (+ Details requested by NYSARC) Lesser Scaup CORY'S SHEARWATER Sooty Shearwater WILSON’S STORM-PETREL Bald Eagle Red-shouldered Hawk Whimbrel Ruddy

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach - Terns

2018-06-15 Thread peter paul
Just to add to the Long Island bird reports from today - I went to Nickerson and spent around 4 and a half hours terning. Highlights were a second summer type ARCTIC TERN, four ROSEATE TERNs, and a much-discussed-as-of-late, black billed, black legged, long winged, speckled forheaded COMMON TERN

Re: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-15 Thread Pepaul
For anyone interested in simply seeing a bird of this type, there is currently one on the beach at Nickerson. Also present are at least 4 Roseate Terns, and many young Common Terns. > On Jun 14, 2018, at 20:51, Joseph DiCostanzo wrote: > > I just wanted to add some information to my comments

Re: RE: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-15 Thread Robert Lewis
Perhaps I missed it, but there seems to be an obvious question here:  have bids like this been reported from neighboring states? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow Y On Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10:49:25 AM EDT, Shaibal Mitra wrote: As I mentioned in my earlier note to the list on this subject (8

Re: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-15 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
I went to the ABA’s Birding News site that lists RBA’s around the country and did a search for longipennis. For the months of May and June of this year, most of the returns of the search seemed to refer to a dragonfly with that scientific name. There was one bird report from the Aleutians and

[nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., June 15, 2018 - 4 Species of Wood Warblers

2018-06-15 Thread Deborah Allen
Central Park - North End, NYC Friday, June 15, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, m.ob. Highlights: Black-and-white Warbler (great views of a female), Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula (3), and American Redstart. Canada Goose - 11 Harlem Meer Mallard - 7 Meer Mourning Cove - 5 Chimney Swift - 2

[nysbirds-l] Central Park & Manhattan, NYC 6/9-15 - migrants, lingerers, & etc.

2018-06-15 Thread Thomas Fiore
Saturday, 9 June thru Friday, 15 June, 2018 Central Park, with occasional visits to other Manhattan (N.Y. City) parks & greenspaces. * It should be mentioned, yet again, that the playing of any amplified sounds without a permit in Central Park is prohibited at all times and in all areas.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-15 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Shai, Thank you for the dive into your bookshelves. For those who are away from the libraries :), or don’t have back issues of North American Birds, you can go to the SORA site (Searchable Ornithological Research Archive) maintained by the University of New Mexico (sora.unm.edu). Many

[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

RE: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-15 Thread Shaibal Mitra
Again, nobody is saying we know for sure what these birds are. But those who know the most about the records in question find them intriguing, and, having studied variation in hirundo collectively with great interest for many decades, remain uncomfortable with that null hypothesis. Another

RE: [nysbirds-l] Dark billed, dark legged Common Terns on Long Island

2018-06-15 Thread Shaibal Mitra
Swore I wouldn't do it, but I just pulled my stacks of North American Birds off the shelf. The NJ bird was photographed at Stone Harbor, near Cape May, by Michael O'Brien on 14 Jul 2003, and reproduced in Volume 57, p. 473 of North American Birds. The caption reads, "One of the most

RE: [nysbirds-l] Henslows Sparrow redux: Shawangunk Grasslands, NWR (Ulster County)

2018-06-15 Thread JOHN TURNER
I totally agree with Rick.  On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:51 PM, rc...@nyc.rr.com wrote: Karen:  Don’t confuse lack of interest with folks not having enough expertise on the topic to feel they are qualified to contribute to the discussion (e.g., me).  I for, one, was fascinated, and look forward

[nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Beach County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2018-06-15 Thread Ken F
I spent four hours birding the Cupsogue flats on an outgoing tide late this morning and early afternoon. Highlights included an immature Arctic Tern (photos on my flickr site) and a single Royal Tern on the Moriches Inlet sandbar. Eight species of shorebirds were observed, all common species,