[nysbirds-l] Gulls in the Hamptons

2010-03-28 Thread Anthony Collerton
On Friday (26th) I had an Iceland Gull in the parking lot of King Kullen in Bridgehampton. Saturday (27th) birded Montauk with Philip Dempsey, Michael Duffy and Ryan Walker. Had another Iceland Gull at the East Lake Jetty plus several Great Cormorants. Lots of Razorbills moving at Montauk

[nysbirds-l] Offshore from Montauk - July 31st.

2010-08-01 Thread Anthony Collerton
Philip Dempsey, Michael Duffy, Ryan Walker and I spend most of the morning 18-20 miles South of Montauk around Butterfish, mostly looking for sharks. Water temps were around 71-degrees. Sea bird numbers were disappointing other than lots of WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS in the chum line, with 20-30

[nysbirds-l] Northern Shrike at Napeague

2011-02-26 Thread Anthony Collerton
Philip Dempsey, Ryan Walker and I saw the Northern Shrike at 8:30am this morning at Lazy Point (at the end of the road near the inlet). Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager in East Hampton

2011-06-04 Thread Anthony Collerton
Still present, in fact saw both male and female together this evening. For brightly colored birds they can be remarkably hard to see in the dense oak canopy here. The male is no longer singing much but I've been hearing pit-a-tuck calls around the yard all day so they seem to be settled on

[nysbirds-l] East Hampton Summer Tanagers and birds at Sammy's Beach

2011-06-13 Thread Anthony Collerton
Took a quick walk around Sammy's Beach in East Hampton yesterday. Best birds for me were 2 Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows but the whole area was fairly busy. The Least Tern colony is very active with 3 Roseate Terns also loafing on the beach and at least 2 pairs of Piping Plovers. Horned

[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanagers in East Hampton

2011-06-26 Thread Anthony Collerton
Seeing Joe DiCostanzo's posting about a female Summer Tanager made me wonder whether perhaps I'd lost my female, but I think both birds are still there. I can certainly add some late June NYS records for the species. Saw the male Summer Tanager in the front yard on Friday evening (24th) -

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-crowned Night Herons at Sammy's Beach, East Hampton

2011-07-04 Thread Anthony Collerton
Flushed 2 Yellow-crowned Night Herons from the bushes along the saltmarsh trail at Sammy's Beach yesterday (not too common East of the Canal). Other garden birds up here in NorthWest this weekend included Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Phoebe, Turkey Vulture (scarce here) and a Wood Thrush

[nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Mecox

2011-07-23 Thread Anthony Collerton
Early this morning Michael Duffy and I checked out the flats at Mecox. Lots of common shorebirds but the highlight being a flock of 14 WHIMBREL that flew in while we were there. Later we checked out Napeague and braved the Mosquitos long enough to get a single GRASSHOPPER SPARROW in the swale

[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanagers in East Hampton (update)

2011-07-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
As previously mentioned, we found a pair of Summer Tanagers in our yard in East Hampton in late May. Throughout most of June we continued to hear Summer Tanagers around the yard and saw the male (but not the female) on 8 different dates in June and early July. The male remained remarkably loyal

[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanagers in East Hampton (update 2)

2011-07-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
Michael Duffy and I returned to the site at 10:30am this morning and found the Summer Tanager in the same area. Looking at it again and in better light, this bird really does look like a first year bird (very brown with paler undersides and a distinctly yellow throat). Didn't see any obvious

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird at Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk

2011-08-19 Thread Anthony Collerton
Still present on the wires towards the North end of the pasture South of Rt. 27. As of 9:30am. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird at Theodore Roosevelt County Park, Montauk

2011-08-19 Thread Anthony Collerton
Seen on the back side of the top field at 10:00am along with 8 Eastern Kingbirds. Went back to Deep Hollow and could not relocate the bird there. Presume it's the same bird, just ranging widely. Also 2 Solitary Sandpipers with 8 Least Sandpipers and 4 Lesser Yellowlegs at Deep Hollow. Sent

[nysbirds-l] Tennessee Warbler, other migrants in the NorthWest Woods, East Hampton

2011-08-23 Thread Anthony Collerton
Woke this morning to what seemed like a crisp Fall day and a quick look in the yard revealed that the birds seemed to think so too. The yard was hopping with birds and, while many were members the local Titmouse/Chickadee mixed flock, or other local breeders, there were some migrants in the mix

[nysbirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler in Northwest Woods, East Hampton

2011-08-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
Last night at about 6:30pm we had a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER visit the yard in a mixed warbler flock. A single COMMON NIGHTHAWK flew over about an hour later. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gull at Montauk

2011-08-27 Thread Anthony Collerton
A surfing trip to Montauk this morning produced a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the Concession beach (and a sighting of Jimmy Buffet in his custom surfing van) but otherwise not a lot to see. Philip Dempsey and I later worked the mixed flock in my yard (in the Northwest Woods of East Hampton) which

[nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican at Montauk

2011-09-02 Thread Anthony Collerton
Still on the East Jetty at the inlet (10:10am). 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] 2 Brown Pelicans at Montauk

2011-09-02 Thread Anthony Collerton
Ryan Walker just found a second pelican. Both are currently sitting on the East jetty at Montauk Inlet. Viewed from the Gin Beach parking lot. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Re-cap of the week in East Hampton - (probable) Rufous Hummingbird, Philadelphia Vireo, etc.

2011-09-03 Thread Anthony Collerton
Checked the Bridgehampton ponds this morning - Mecox had a CASPIAN TERN, a single BLACK TERN, an immature GULL-BILLED TERN and over 70 Black Skimmers. Shorebird numbers and variety were both low considering the date and the habitat. Sagaponack Pond quickly produced the WHITE IBIS (relocated this

[nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican at Montauk

2011-09-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
Juvenile bird on the West jetty at Montauk Inlet at 11:49am. 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] Mecox and Sag Pond

2011-10-09 Thread Anthony Collerton
Quick stops at both this morning. Mecox had 2 Royal Terns, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers and a Dunlin among others. Sagg main Beach produced an American Golden Plover on the roosting island. No godwits. Also had a roadkill Eastern Screech Owl this morning on Three Mile Harbor Road (near the junction

[nysbirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler, East Hampton

2011-10-15 Thread Anthony Collerton
Didn't get Out East until late this afternoon so no time to bird. The yard (Northwest Woods) was quiet, but there was a single ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (yard bird for me) and a single Yellow-rumped Warbler among the residents. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gulls etc. in the Hamptons

2011-10-16 Thread Anthony Collerton
Spent a lot of time today looking for, and not finding, unusual migrant passerines. Turned up a couple of interesting things though including 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Lazy Point, Napeague produced it's reliable LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a Royal Tern and a Peregrine. Checked Napeague Meadow

[nysbirds-l] A few migrants from Montauk / Napeague

2011-10-18 Thread Anthony Collerton
A quick stop at the point this morning produced a few migrants including an exhausted BLACKPOLL WARBLER and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW (South side of the main parking lot). The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE remains at Deep Hollow. Ditch Plains had all three scoters (but mostly Black) and a few Common

[nysbirds-l] Junco migration in the Northwest Woods of East Hampton

2011-10-26 Thread Anthony Collerton
On the subject of Juncos, while they been around for several weeks here, we got a very significant arrival of them overnight. More than 40 in the yard this morning and over 300 counted on the road/trails at Cedar Point. Since then I've also had several flocks passing over the yard - seems they

[nysbirds-l] Snow Buntings at Sammy's Beach, East Hampton

2011-10-28 Thread Anthony Collerton
Also had some SNOW BUNTINGS today - 2 at Sammy's Beach. Otherwise, waterfowl numbers building up - had 3 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Pied-billed Grebes and 5 American Coot at Ice House Pond in Montauk and a couple of Green-winged Teal at Teddy Roosevely County Park. White-winged Scoter are building up

[nysbirds-l] Montauk

2011-10-31 Thread Anthony Collerton
An evolving mix of seabirds at the end today. Montauk Point had 5 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, a few Northern Gannets and a scattering of Forsters and Common Terns along with the usual suspects. Deep Hollow Ranch had a (late?) SOLITARY SANDPIPER but few geese (7 Canadas). Teddy Roosevely County Park had a

[nysbirds-l] Tundra Swans

2011-11-21 Thread Anthony Collerton
The 5 Tundra Swans found by Jane Ross this weekend are still present on Hook Pond (Western end) as of 11am today. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican in Montauk

2011-11-27 Thread Anthony Collerton
An immature bird roosting on the dock at Duryea's Lobsters (near Ice House Pond). Present at 9:45am. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Glaucous Gull off Breezy Point

2011-11-29 Thread Anthony Collerton
Had a first winter GLAUCOUS GULL while fishing off Breezy Point this morning (no more than a half mile off). There is a large flock of gulls (mostly Ring-billed, Bonapartes and Herring but with a few Laughing and GBBGs in the mix) working over Striped Bass that are feeding on Herring sp. and

[nysbirds-l] Glaucous Gull and other large white birds from The Hamptons

2012-01-01 Thread Anthony Collerton
Philip Dempsey and I spent the whole day birding in the Hamptons, working from Montauk West to Shinecock Inlet (on the Southampton side). First bird of the year was an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL in my yard in East Hampton just before dawn. Best things today included an ICELAND GULL, a close female KING

[nysbirds-l] Cackling Geese at Hook Pond, East Hampton

2012-01-02 Thread Anthony Collerton
Checked a few more sites this morning with Philip Dempsey. Had the GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Deep Hollow and a Green-winged Teal and Killdeer at Rita's. Hook Pond had a large flock of Canada Geese from which we picked out 3 CACKLING GEESE. Also a few COMMON MERGANSER and other duck on Hook

[nysbirds-l] Birds and Whales at Montauk

2012-01-06 Thread Anthony Collerton
Well, just one whale but it was a treat. Started scanning at Camp Hero at around 8am and almost immediately had a whale spout 100 yards off-shore directly in front of me. It spouted and showed it's back/fin a couple more times as it headed West - based on size (~20'), fin shape (sharp, curved

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose, Suffolk - No

2012-01-09 Thread Anthony Collerton
No geese on the late at all at 9:40am. 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] Eastport Barnacle Goose - Yes

2012-01-09 Thread Anthony Collerton
At 2:40pm back left of pond. American Bittern showing well at 1:30pm in marsh South of Dune Road, one quarter mile W of Ponquogue Bridge (not the usual spot). Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon, Black-headed Gull, Eared Grebe in Queens/Brooklyn

2012-01-17 Thread Anthony Collerton
Spent a little time at Jamaica Bay this morning in the rain - both ponds are now largely frozen but the duck seem to be hanging around. The EURASIAN WIGEON was in a small hole in the ice on the East Pond at around noon (I'd checked earlier and not seen it). Best viewed from the Big John's Pond

[nysbirds-l] Dickcissel at Inwood Hill Park

2012-01-18 Thread Anthony Collerton
The Dickcissel was still present at 9:15am this morning with the House Sparrow flock at the SW-most ball-field. Also had a bit of raptor show with fly-over Bald Eagle, Peregrine and 3 Red-tailed Hawks. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Passerines including Fox and Ipswich Sparrows

2012-01-20 Thread Anthony Collerton
A couple of hours at Jones Beach provided the same birds as others (Snowy Owl, etc.) but was perhaps most notable for a good selection of passerines including a Fox Sparrow, 4 American Tree Sparrows, an 'Ipswich' Sparrow, a Palm Warbler and 16 Snow Buntings among the hoards of Song Sparrows and

[nysbirds-l] Slaty-backed Gull (No)

2012-01-23 Thread Anthony Collerton
Just to add to Andrew's message. Spent a fair amount of time looking for the gull today before calling at quits at 4pm. Searched extensively along the Newburgh waterfront and checked the Beacon Gull flock several times during the day (the flock ebbed and flowed several times during the day). I

[nysbirds-l] Sparrows at Union Square Park and birds from The Adirondaks, etc.

2012-01-30 Thread Anthony Collerton
Both the White-crowned Sparrow and the Swamp Sparrow were easily visible towards the South end of Union Square Park at around 10:45am this morning. A bit of a contrast from our weekend where Philip Dempsey and I joined Joan E. Collins for some Adirondack birding on Saturday. Spent most of

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach / Hunter's Island

2012-01-31 Thread Anthony Collerton
A quick stop at Jones Beach West End this morning yielded 5 American Pipits, 30 Razorbills, 3 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, a PIPING PLOVER and a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER among other things. It also left me at 149 species for New York State for 2012 - so another year bird was a major priority. I decided against

[nysbirds-l] Barrow's Goldeneye (Yes)

2012-02-04 Thread Anthony Collerton
West Pond at Jamaica Bay (6:55am). 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] Black Vulture and Short-eared Owls at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR

2012-02-06 Thread Anthony Collerton
Scanned from Galeville Town park for the evening raptor show (from 4pm to 5:45pm). Things move around a lot but high counts included 2 Turkey Vultures, a BLACK VULTURE, 13 Northern Harriers, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 8 SHORT-EARED OWLS, and 2 Red-tailed Hawks. We also had a COYOTE hunting for mice

[nysbirds-l] Lark Sparrow at Ditch Plains

2012-02-07 Thread Anthony Collerton
Still present at 8:53am 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] Snowy Owl and other over-wintering birds at Montauk

2012-03-02 Thread Anthony Collerton
Did a fair amount a sea-watching at the basic Montauk spots today (Ditch Plains, Camp Hero, Montauk Point, Culloden Point) hoping for late alcids or other seabird migration. Lots of scoters, Common Eider, loons, and Horned Grebes (29) but few Gannets and not a single alcid of any species. Not

[nysbirds-l] Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (record shot)

2012-03-05 Thread Anthony Collerton
http://www.flickr.com/photos/collerton/6811060568/in/photostream -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach / Jamaica Bay

2012-03-06 Thread Anthony Collerton
Had a few hours to spare in the middle of the day. Jones Beach West-End produced 5 HARLEQUIN DUCKS (1 male), a single RAZORBILL, a RED-NECKED GREBE and good numbers of Red-throated Loons. The only migrants were 6 Killdeer on the road-divide and a single TREE SWALLOW near the Fishermen's Trail.

[nysbirds-l] Hick's Island Snowy Owl continues

2012-03-10 Thread Anthony Collerton
Seen at 7:45am today sitting on a log across the channel from Lazy Point. The Lesser Black-backed Gull also continues at its usual spot. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Sagg Main, Bridgehampton

2012-03-18 Thread Anthony Collerton
Quick pre-breakfast stops at Mecox and Sagg Main this morning. Not a lot around but had Ospreys in both places, a Red-necked Grebe at Mecox and good mix of Gannets and loons feeding off-shore at Sagg Main. Best birds were two very bright and colorful Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the gull flock

[nysbirds-l] American Bitterns

2012-04-09 Thread Anthony Collerton
One showing well now at Jamaica Bay, West Pond, bay-side of Bench 12. The Dune Road/Tiana Beach bird was still present on Friday but a little West of Triton. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Caspian Tern - Mecox Inlet

2012-04-21 Thread Anthony Collerton
3 there at 11:30 (fog is keeping dog walkers off the flats). Also a good mix of shorebirds including (FOS) Least Sandpipers Willet. Also Red Knot and large numbers of Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs Sanderling. Marsh Wrens are back on territory at Sag Main Beach. Sent from my iPhone --

[nysbirds-l] Central Park - Kentucky Warbler, etc.

2012-04-27 Thread Anthony Collerton
Good day in the Ramble despite cold winds. I personally saw 16 species of warbler, including FOS Redstart and Chestnut-sided, and heard rumor of at least a couple more. By far the best was a male KENTUCKY WARBLER on the West Side of the Shakespeare Garden. Put it out on NYNYBIRD and quite a few

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret - Riverhead

2012-05-02 Thread Anthony Collerton
Relocated the Cattle Egret, previously reported by Eileen Schwinn, at around 4:30pm today. The bird was a little to the East of the original location, feeding in a field with a number of plastic greenhouses (which probably concealed it from other searchers during its absence). Thanks to Eileen

[nysbirds-l] Eastern Whip-poor-wills at Napeague

2012-05-11 Thread Anthony Collerton
Had seven calling Eastern Whip-poor-wills in the Napeague Harbor area (Suffolk) between 8pm and 9:30pm tonight. 2 on Promised Land Road, 2 on Napeague Meadow Road, 1 on Lazy Point Road, and 2 on Napeague Harbor Road. No Chucks unfortunately, at least so far, but I didn't go all the way up into

[nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis continues at Scoy Pond

2012-05-26 Thread Anthony Collerton
As of 7:25am. 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] Wilson's Phalarope continues at Mecox

2012-05-28 Thread Anthony Collerton
At least one still there at 3pm (with many beach goers and paddle boarders). Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Long Island Birds.

2012-05-30 Thread Anthony Collerton
Like many others, I combed Jones/Gilgo beach this morning searching unsuccessfully for Black-necked Stilt and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Needing a change of scenery (and a break from the no-see-ums), I ran out to Cupsogue and was rewarded with a FOS Royal Tern, and a single adult ARCTIC TERN

[nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Cupsogue

2012-05-31 Thread Anthony Collerton
Bob Adamo and I are watching a nice adult on the flat now (11:56am). 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] Eastern Long Island birds - Red-necked Wilson's Phalaropes, Vesper Sparrow.

2012-06-04 Thread Anthony Collerton
After driving back from the Adirondacks last night I wasn't too keen to run Out East this morning. However, Angus' promise of a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE got me going eventually, and I pulled in to Mecox at around 10:20am just in time to see Eileen's post that the bird was still there. Quickly picked

[nysbirds-l] 4 Phalaropes at Mecox

2012-06-08 Thread Anthony Collerton
3 Wilson's and a Red-necked in view together now 6:07pm). 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] Curlew Sandpiper at Cupsogue

2012-06-14 Thread Anthony Collerton
I may have missed this but I don't think it hit this list. Michael McBrien reported an adult Curlew Sandpiper on the NE side of the flats at 2:24pm on the LIRBA Text Alert system. No other details but I'm sure Michael will post more later. Worth checking Mecox this evening or tomorrow morning

[nysbirds-l] Boat trip from Montauk - pelagic birds, including Fea's Petrel

2012-06-19 Thread Anthony Collerton
Left Montauk at 5am this morning with Capt. Max Kramer, mostly to scout some of the near-shore Summer fly-fishing spots. Did a little chumming at a couple of spots, mostly looking for Mako Sharks and Bluefin Tuna, but hoping for some pelagic birds too. Started 20 miles South of Quogue and worked

[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager, Bald Eagle, etc. in East Hampton

2012-06-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
After narrowly missing the Cupsogue Pacifc Loon yesterday (minutes!), I decided to stay local and just hit some of the neighborhood spots in the Hamptons. Started the day well up in Northwest Harbor with the male of our yard-resident pair of SUMMER TANAGERS being quite uncharacteristically

[nysbirds-l] Ruff at Towpath Road (Montezuma NWR area), Seneca County

2012-06-25 Thread Anthony Collerton
I'm sot sure that this has gone out State-wide yet. Wade Melissa Rowley posted a Ruff (breeding plumage male, photographed) on eBird, this morning. Seen at 6pm last night. It was re-posted on Cayuga Birds this morning at 8:50am. I just heard third hand that the bird has been relocated and is

[nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern at Cupsogue

2012-07-01 Thread Anthony Collerton
One appeared at 4:25pm and still present. Photos. 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] Whimbrel etc. Dune Road, Hampton Bays.

2012-07-07 Thread Anthony Collerton
Best birds along Dune Road this morning included a Whimbrel, a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and an American Bittern (my second in the area this week - photos on eBird later). Cupsogue was quiet with 5 Black Terns probably the best thing on this morning's rising tide. A quick sea-watch produced

[nysbirds-l] American Avocet at Jamaica Bay (Yes)

2012-07-16 Thread Anthony Collerton
As of 11:50am. N end, just S of island. 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)

Re: [nysbirds-l] South Fork LI: Wilson's Storm-Petrels continue in Block Island Sound

2012-07-22 Thread Anthony Collerton
Spent most of the day out and about (between 8 and 25 miles) South of Montauk / East Hampton. Had several hundred Wilson's Storm-Petrels (not at all unusual for the location and date BTW) plus 8 Great Shearwaters, a Cory's Shearwater and a Manx Shearwater. Not much else of note bird-wise but a

[nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Jefferson County(Yes)

2012-07-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
Directions in the e-mail below. Present around 11am today. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: Joseph Brin brinjos...@yahoo.com Date: July 23, 2012 12:45:37 PM EDT To: Cayugabirds cayugabird...@cornell.edu Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA Reply-To: Joseph Brin

[nysbirds-l] 2 Whimbrels on the Ponquogue Flats

2012-08-05 Thread Anthony Collerton
... on the falling tide this afternoon (~3pm - 4pm). Just West of Ponquogue Bridge in Suffolk County. Not much else of note but several hundred shorebirds. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Avocet(s) @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Queens Co.)...

2012-08-06 Thread Anthony Collerton
Also 2 Wilson's Phalaropes currently on the island at the North End of the East Pond. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 6, 2012, at 8:07 AM, Andrew Baksh birdingd...@gmail.com wrote: A total of 4 American Avocets on the East Pond at the North End. Last seen flying west; presumably towards the West

[nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit at Jones Beach

2012-08-14 Thread Anthony Collerton
On the sand bar at Coastguards Station. 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] Baird's Sandpiper - Jamaica Bay, East Pond

2012-08-21 Thread Anthony Collerton
Juvenile. Currently roosting on the West shore about 100 yards North of the Raunt. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Jamaica Bay

2012-08-27 Thread Anthony Collerton
East Pond, West Shore opposite the North Island. 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] Long Island's unusual peep ...

2012-09-06 Thread Anthony Collerton
Hope this works - nowhere near a Mac so this is a bit of a jerry-rigged solution. https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2ik=ed5c390e74view=attth=1399dcd176c705a7attid=0.1disp=inlinerealattid=f_h6sgh8cr0safe=1zw

Re: [nysbirds-l] Long Island's unusual peep ...

2012-09-06 Thread Anthony Collerton
://picasaweb.google.com/37855303614931880/LongIslandPeep#5785205023764052450 On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Anthony Collerton icoller...@gmail.com wrote: Hope this works - nowhere near a Mac so this is a bit of a jerry-rigged solution. https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2ik=ed5c390e74view

[nysbirds-l] American White Pelican continues ...

2012-09-13 Thread Anthony Collerton
... at Jamaica Bay, East Pond. Almost no (as in 12) shorebirds present. 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:

[nysbirds-l] Question re. Hudwits at Montezuma

2012-09-13 Thread Anthony Collerton
Did anyone look for/see the Hudsonian Godwits today? 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] Gulls / Terms at Jones Beach

2012-09-18 Thread Anthony Collerton
Checked various spots there this morning in some ugly weather. Best birds were a Caspian Tern and a Western Sandpiper, plus 300+ Black Skimmers, at the Coastguard Station. A Pectoral Sandpiper in the median near Field 6. Also a total of 17 Lesser Black-backed Gulls of all plumages in the

[nysbirds-l] Odds Ends from Montauk this morning

2012-09-22 Thread Anthony Collerton
Sea watching from Camp Hero was quite productive with a close Manx Shearwater, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, a White-winged Scoter plus Northern Gannets, Common Terns and Common Eider. Best passerine was a PHILADELPHIA VIREO photographed at Teddy Roosevelt County Park. Had 9 species of warbler

[nysbirds-l] Odds Ends from Montauk

2012-09-23 Thread Anthony Collerton
Michael Duffy I hit a few spots this morning. Best things were 12 Bobolinks and an Indigo Bunting at Teddy Roosevelt CP. 4 Great Shearwaters at Camp Hero, and an American Golden Plover at Rita's Stable. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Sunday - South end of Irondequoit Bay

2012-09-24 Thread Anthony Collerton
No sign of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper as of yet, although the Black-headed Gull continues. Several birders looking. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 24, 2012, at 8:17 AM, Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter dannapot...@roadrunner.com wrote: The SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER found by Gary Chapin continued

[nysbirds-l] Jaeger, Pipits, etc. at Floyd Bennett, Brooklyn.

2012-10-10 Thread Anthony Collerton
Did some birding in the rain this morning. Floyd Bennett was very birdy although diversity was low - many hundreds of common sparrows and yellow-rumped warblers but little else. Best birds were two American Pipits on the Cricket Field and a Jaeger (Parasitic I think) sitting with the gulls in

[nysbirds-l] Say's Phoebe at RMSP (No)

2012-10-22 Thread Anthony Collerton
Gave it 3+ hours this afternoon with no luck. As a consolation, the drake Eurasian Wigeon was still at Mill Pond in Sayville on my way back East. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Cave Swallow at Montauk Point.

2012-10-30 Thread Anthony Collerton
11:15am with Peter Polshek. Anthony Collerton. 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) http://www.mail

[nysbirds-l] Leach's Petrel Montauk

2012-10-31 Thread Anthony Collerton
I did have a single Leach's pass close to shore at the jetty at the end of East Lake Drive this afternoon. Otherwise few storm birds. Winter birds are arriving though with Snow Buntings, Ipswich Sparrows and Purple Sandpipers all noted at their usual winter spots today. Sent from my iPhone

[nysbirds-l] 2 Cattle Egrets in Sagaponac, Suffolk Co.

2012-11-07 Thread Anthony Collerton
In the large fallow field South of Daniels Lane, just East of Peters Pond. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Odds and Ends from Montauk

2012-11-09 Thread Anthony Collerton
Had a late ROYAL TERN pass Montauk Point this morning and found a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW in the Turtle Bay parking lot with Juncos. Also had 9 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS earlier along Lazy Point Road in Napeague. Anthony Collerton -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Virginia's Warbler (Yes)

2012-11-10 Thread Anthony Collerton
Alley Pond Park. Just South of Cloverdale 73rd Avenue. 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] Brewer's Blackbird at Rita's Horse Stable

2012-11-11 Thread Anthony Collerton
Bird is back at the pond as of 11am. 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] Harlequin Ducks at Lazy Point Napeague

2012-11-14 Thread Anthony Collerton
Currently 2 females in the inlet. 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] Razorbills, Red-necked Grebe, at Montauk today ...

2012-11-23 Thread Anthony Collerton
RAZORBILLS are back in numbers - had 9 this morning feeding close inshore near Montauk Inlet and 2 from Camp Hero later. Also a RED-NECKED GREBE just West of Montauk Inlet - but please note that Culloden Point, our local go-to spot for this species, is closed (the stairs washed away during Sandy

[nysbirds-l] Pacific Loon at East Moriches yesterday (Yes)

2012-11-30 Thread Anthony Collerton
Had good scope views around 3pm yesterday from Maple Av. Seen later from Moriches Island Av. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Western Tanager in Athens (Yes)

2012-11-30 Thread Anthony Collerton
Continues. 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] Brown Pelican at Montauk

2012-12-01 Thread Anthony Collerton
In the gull roost inside the inlet (East side but best seen from the West). Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Odds and Ends from Montauk

2012-12-04 Thread Anthony Collerton
This morning Vicky Bustamante found a WHITE-WINGED DOVE at a private feeder near East Lake in Montauk. She got photos and confirmed ID with others, but the bird quickly vanished and could not be refound by myself or others this morning. The BROWN PELICAN continues in Montauk Harbor - this

[nysbirds-l] Odds and Ends from the East End.

2013-01-02 Thread Anthony Collerton
Hit a few spots between errands yesterday / today: Had a CACKLING GOOSE and a drake REDHEAD this morning among over 1,000 waterfowl on Agawan Lake in Southampton (no Pochards present I'm afraid). Cooper's Neck Pond was completely frozen, while Halsey Neck Pond had just a few duck and 5

[nysbirds-l] Rita's Horse Farm in Montauk

2013-01-06 Thread Anthony Collerton
of quarters to spare, please do think about making a donation. I'm sure we'll get a good return on our investment in terms of the birds. Anthony Collerton Northwest Harbor, NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http

[nysbirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk at Calverton

2013-01-08 Thread Anthony Collerton
could see). The sparrow flocks at the North end of the road were mostly in the brussels sprouts field so I couldn't get too close but I did see 1 Vesper and 1 White-crowned Sparrow (among many White-throated and Song Sparrows and a few Dark-eyed Juncos) as they moved around. Anthony Collerton

[nysbirds-l] Odds and Ends from Central Park (Owls and finches)

2013-01-09 Thread Anthony Collerton
A free morning in the City so wandered over to the Park. Spent an hour or so checking gulls at the reservoir (albeit just with bins) but couldn't find an Iceland Gull. Good numbers of waterfowl on the reservoir though including a Common Loon and 6 Wood Ducks. After a long search I did manage to

Re: [nysbirds-l] ROSS'S GOOSE/Doctor's Path Riverhead (YES)...

2013-02-01 Thread Anthony Collerton
Yellow-headed Blackbird(s) were still around this morning. Derek Rogers and Mike Scheibel had one just West of Edwards Avenue on Rt 25a at around 10:15am and I had one (the same bird?) near Manor Road (just a quarter mile East) about 20 minutes later. Apparently there are an awful lot of

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