[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park 10/14

2010-10-15 Thread gabriel willow
On a walk in Bryant Park this morning, saw a bunch of species: Peregrine Falcon (perched on building on S. side of park)Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (at least 3 individuals)Blue-headed Vireo (1)Winter WrenHermit Thrush (6 or more)Common Yellowthroat (4)Eastern Towhee (1 female)Song Sparrow (5)Swamp

[nysbirds-l] Wave Hill Central Park 10/24

2010-10-25 Thread gabriel willow
(dozens) Didn't manage to turn up any White-crowned or Savannah Sparrows though... We also had three Wood Ducks and a female Green-winged Teal on the Lake. Cheers, Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Ft. Tilden Walk 11/21

2010-11-21 Thread gabriel willow
StarlingYellow-rumped WarblerEastern TowheeSong SparrowSavannah SparrowWhite-throated SparrowDark-eyed JuncoSnow BuntingRed-winged BlackbirdCommon GrackleAmerican Goldfinch Cheers, Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Sparrows thrushes in Bryant Park 10/5

2011-10-05 Thread Gabriel Willow
in the park. Good birding! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- 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-archive.com/nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] Sparrowy Day in Prospect Park

2011-10-07 Thread gabriel willow
-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, a Brown Creeper, a Winter Wren, American Redstart, Palm, Blackpoll, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Blue, and Black-throated Green Warblers, a flyover Common Nighthawk and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Not a bad lunch break! Good Birding, Gabriel Willow Prospect

[nysbirds-l] Many thrushes remain in Bryant Park NYC

2011-10-12 Thread gabriel willow
On this morning's 10/12 NYC Audubon Bryant Park bird walk, we had a nice assortment of late autumn migrants, the highlight of which were four species of thrush feeding in close proximity... it was like a field guide page!   First we encountered a Gray-cheeked Thrush in the NW corner of the park

[nysbirds-l] Raptors on Staten Island

2011-10-17 Thread gabriel willow
Led an NYC Audubon hike on Staten Island yesterday, in conjunction with the Greenbelt Conservancy.  We hiked up Moses Mountain, a large pile of serpentine and other stone rubble from the construction of various Robert Moses highway projects.  It affords a wonderful 360° view of the surrounding

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park: Field Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler

2011-10-23 Thread gabriel willow
While birding in Prospect Park, Brooklyn late this afternoon, I encountered huge flocks of sparrows throughout the park.  Most were Chipping Sparrows; I probably saw 300 or more.  I kept hoping to find a Clay-colored among them, but no dice. However, over by the weed-covered gravel piles on

[nysbirds-l] Virginia Rail in Midtown!

2011-10-24 Thread Gabriel Willow
Someone sent me a photo of an unusual bird they saw this afternoon in Harold Sq. Park... I get a lot of these messages and assumed it would be a funny-looking pigeon, but it was actually a Virginia Rail sitting on a stone bench! - Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat other sightings in Bryant Park

2011-10-26 Thread gabriel willow
On this morning's NYC Audubon Bryant Park Bird Walk (Wed. 10/26 from 8-9 AM) we had some wonderful sightings and a daring attempted rescue! We started in the NW corner of the park, where we saw Ovenbirds, Catbirds, a Hermit Thrush, and White-throated Sparrows.  We then worked our way along the

[nysbirds-l] Eastern Bluebird flock in Central Park

2011-10-30 Thread Gabriel Willow
of Hermit Thrushes, both Kinglet species, Brown Creeper, and tons of White-throated Sparrows). Lovely morning! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Sightings 11/17/11

2011-11-17 Thread gabriel willow
While leading a private tour today for some excitable twitchers from Newcastle, UK, we had some nice sightings in Prospect Park in spite [because of?] the dreary cold, wet weather. On the Lake we had two Pied-billed Grebes, a number of American Coots, and many Ruddy Ducks.  Nearby under the

[nysbirds-l] 12/18: Phalarope NO, Rufous Hummer YES (last chance?)

2011-12-19 Thread gabriel willow
You win some, you lose some.  I rarely chase birds, but these two seemed too close to ignore, so I biked down to Redhook in the early morning cold yesterday, and hunted up and down the shore behind the Fairway, and over along Erie Basin, but saw no sign of the Red Phalarope that had

Re: [nysbirds-l] NYC Audubon's Winter Eco-cruise

2012-01-17 Thread gabriel willow
Thanks for posting this Joseph!  As a heads-up to birders who were unable to attend this past Sunday's eco-cruise, there will be another one on Sunday, Feb. 19th.  It departs from South St. Seaport, and we reliably see Harbor Seals, breeding-plumage Great Cormorant, Purple Sandpiper, and many

[nysbirds-l] NYC Harbor Eco-Cruise Sightings from 3/4/12

2012-03-05 Thread gabriel willow
I led another NYC Audubon/ NY Water Taxi Eco-Cruise yesterday (Sunday), the last one until the Harbor Heron cruises begin in June. The primary draw on these tours (which I'm happy to report have been sold out all Winter) are Harbor Seals that congregate around and on Swinburne Island, near the 

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Birding

2012-04-09 Thread gabriel willow
This morning was the first NYC Audubon Bryant Park bird walk of the season (we'll be continuing every Monday 8-9 AM and Thursday 5-6 PM through the end of May if anyone cares to join us; it's a free, drop-in walk). Bryant Park continues to amaze with the abundance and diversity of its birdlife.

[nysbirds-l] Sparrow Party in Bryant Park

2012-04-16 Thread gabriel willow
On this morning's NYC Audubon Bryant Park Bird Walk, things started off slow.   We had the resident Gray Catbird that skulks in the NW corner.  We had a Hermit Thrush.  Not much else.  It was hard to hear above the roar of the lawn-mowers on the park lawn. Then, as soon as the mowers stopped

[nysbirds-l] Central Park Sightings, evening of 5/1

2012-05-02 Thread gabriel willow
A belated report on my May Day evening walk in Central Park with NYC Audubon. We walked from Strawberry Fields along the Lake and through the Ramble down to The Point. As Tom Fiore noted, there was a good influx of migrants, especially Gray Catbirds.  The Catbirds were all over the place,

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Sightings 5/4, 5-6 PM

2012-05-03 Thread gabriel willow
I first had an excellent morning in Prospect Park (FOY Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Wood Thrushes, Veery, Catbirds in seemingly every shrub and tree, at least six Baltimore Orioles, a similar number of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Red-eyed, Warbling, and Blue-headed Vireo, and 14 species of warbler:

Re: [nysbirds-l] NYC: Bryant Park, Wed. 16-May incl. 9 warbler spp.

2012-05-18 Thread gabriel willow
Thanks to Ben his report, yesterday evening I took my NYC Audubon Bryant Park Walk group around the front of the Library, where we were treated to an eight-species flock of warblers, largely in the two honey locusts at the North end.  There was also an Empidonax flycatcher, which looked to my

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park 5/24

2012-05-24 Thread gabriel willow
This evening's NYC Audubon Bryant Park bird walk (5/24 from 5-6 PM) was quite productive in spite of the intermittent rain.  In the park proper, we had a Gray-cheeked Thrush, Gray Catbirds, several Ovenbirds (at least a half-dozen), Common Yellowthroats, a couple of female Blackpoll Warblers,

Re: [nysbirds-l] NYC: Bryant Park, Mon. 4-Jun 7 warbler spp. incl. Mourning W.

2012-06-06 Thread gabriel willow
in the shrubs to the East of the storage area.  The rest were in the shrub-row along the S. side of the lawn. Good birding, Gabriel Willow --- On Mon, 6/4/12, Ben Cacace bcac...@gmail.com wrote: From: Ben Cacace bcac...@gmail.com Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC: Bryant Park, Mon. 4-Jun 7 warbler spp

Re: [nysbirds-l] NYC: Bryant Park, Thu. 7-Jun incl. Wilson's Warbler, AK PF

2012-06-07 Thread gabriel willow
Scooped again!  I saw the Wilson's this afternoon around 4:30 and was all excited to report this first for the park, but you beat me to it Ben.  I will add two species to your list:  Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush, both hanging out under the shrubs on the south side of the lawn, in the same

[nysbirds-l] COTE breeding colony on Governor's Island, NYC

2012-07-16 Thread gabriel willow
Yesterday morning I led an Audubon tour around Governor's Island is NY Harbor, which was fairly productive for a hot summer day.  We saw all four common gull species, Double-crested Cormorants, and a few flyby Least Sandpipers. The biggest surprise however was an apparently thriving breeding

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park sightings 10/4

2012-10-04 Thread gabriel willow
(many) Blackpoll Warbler (1) Ovenbird (2) White-throated Sparrow (many) Swamp Sparrow (1) Good Birding, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, NYC sightings

2012-10-11 Thread gabriel willow
This morning on my weekly Bryant Park/ NYC Audubon walk, we had some interesting sightings. Of note was a roving flock of Tufted Titmice in the tops of the London Plane trees.  Although a common species, they seem to stick to their territories in Central Park or wherever, and I don't recall

[nysbirds-l] Randall's Island 10/13

2012-10-13 Thread gabriel willow
Today I led an NYC Audubon tour around Randalls/Wards Island as Alan mentioned. I always enjoy leading walks out to this under-birded area, with its recently restored fresh-and-salt- wetlands, lawns, woods, and lovely views.  Today didn't disappoint. The bright cold day with NW winds brought in

[nysbirds-l] Wave Hill Central Park 10/14: LISP, FISP, MOWA etc

2012-10-15 Thread gabriel willow
Yesterday I led walks at Wave Hill in the AM and Central Park in the afternoon.  Although the sheer numbers were lower than Saturday, the diversity did not disappoint. It was a strange day weather-wise: raw, breezy, cloudy and cold in the morning, and then warm clear and sunny in the afternoon.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Oct. 17 (+ Bryant Park)

2012-10-18 Thread gabriel willow
I wandered around Bryant Park and Central Park yesterday with Derek Lovitch, who was visiting from Maine to give a lecture for NYC Audubon about his book How To Be A Better Birder. He had never birded in Bryant Park and was amazed by the diversity of species there, and how close they allowed

Re: [nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose in Prospect Park

2012-10-24 Thread Gabriel Willow
with a flock of Chippies up on the grassy area by 103rd st on the West Side... Now I just need a Clay-colored for a Spizella collection! Good birding indeed, Gabriel Willow On Oct 24, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Shane Blodgett shaneblodg...@yahoo.com wrote: The Barnacle Goose-yes it is-is currently

[nysbirds-l] NY Harbor seabirds seals 1/6/13

2013-01-06 Thread gabriel willow
I have been remiss in not posting in a long time (various sightings of crossbills and tree sparrows and such around the five boroughs), but a harbor eco-cruise I led for NYC Audubon today yielded such a rich assortment of species I feel compelled to finally post. It was a two-hour trip out past

[nysbirds-l] Wintery Birds @ Jones Beach 1/26

2013-01-27 Thread gabriel willow
I led a winter birding excursion for NYC Audubon to Jones Beach yesterday.  I think the Snowy Owl has been widely-reported enough that I can mention him without crossing any ethical bounds... and what a treat!  It was actually my first Snowy Owl... I've been chasing this bird all over the

[nysbirds-l] Iceland Gull etc. in NY Harbor

2013-01-28 Thread gabriel willow
I led a seabirds and seals tour around NY Harbor for NYC Audubon yesterday afternoon (1/27).   It was a relatively balmy and calm day, and low tide, which allowed for excellent views of sunning seals on the rocks of Swinburne Island. Bird highlights included large rafts of Greater Scaup, several

[nysbirds-l] Razorbill, Purple Sandpiper more in NY Harbor

2013-02-04 Thread gabriel willow
I led my weekly Winter Eco-Cruise for NYC Audubon yesterday, and we had a great day.  In addition to the ever-popular Harbor Seals, we spotted Great and Double-crested Cormorants on Governor's Island; Red-throated Loon, Gadwall, Black Duck, Bufflehead, and Red-breasted Merganser in Erie Basin;

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park: Common Merganser, Pine Siskin, etc

2013-03-07 Thread gabriel willow
While working in Prospect Park, Brooklyn today, I took a quick jaunt outside and was surprised by the amount of bird activity in spite of the wind and iffy weather.   Up at the feeders by Breeze Hill there was a large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds (about 30 birds); the males were konk-a-reeing

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park L. Waterthrush etc.

2013-04-07 Thread gabriel willow
In spite of the cool and very windy conditions, I had a pretty productive day in Prospect Park (I was outside in the park all day for work). There were large numbers of Red-winged Blackbirds and American Robins everywhere, including some big, dark individuals of the latter that I suspect are

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Woodcocks other migrants

2013-04-08 Thread gabriel willow
This morning I led the first of the season's series of walks in Bryant Park with NYC Audubon.  It was a lovely morning, and the park had a nice diversity of birds, in spite of the large numbers of humans and the relative lack of plant cover. The highlights of the morning included two male

[nysbirds-l] Quiet evening in Bryant Park

2013-04-11 Thread gabriel willow
It was a quiet evening for the NYC Audubon Bryant Park bird walk from 5-6 PM.   The remaining American Woodcock was spotted by a birder, but not seen by our group. Apparently it was poking around in the ivy on the northern edge of the park, near the mid-block subway entrance. Although we failed

[nysbirds-l] Bald Eagle, Raven, etc. @ Wave Hill (Riverdale)

2013-04-14 Thread gabriel willow
I led my monthly walk at Wave Hill this morning, and although migratory songbirds were sparse (perhaps due to NW winds), we had some nice sightings: a third-year Bald Eagle, being dive-bombed by a Great Black-backed Gull, which looked petite in comparisonA large V of Double-crested Cormorants,

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Migrants

2013-05-10 Thread gabriel willow
My twice-weekly NYC Audubon walk in Bryant Park finally had some action yesterday, as many birds seemed to be moving through the area. We had: Gray Catbird (3)Warbling Vireo (2)Northern Parula (2 males)Palm Warbler (1)Common Yellowthroat (2 males)Prairie Warbler (1 female)and some lingering

[nysbirds-l] Prothonotary on The Point

2013-05-11 Thread Gabriel Willow
, Swainson's, Wood Thrushes Veery. Also a lovely Green Heron at the Upper Lobe... Woohoo! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon Www.facebook.com/urbannaturalist -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Wave Hill, Bronx: Orchard Oriole etc.

2013-05-12 Thread gabriel willow
Had a lovely morning at Wave Hill, leading a Mother's Day bird walk.   Highlights were 2 very cooperative pairs of Baltimore Orioles, hopping about in cherry trees at eye-level, 2 male Orchard Orioles, and about ten species of warbler (many heard but not seen, all singing): Northern ParulaYellow

[nysbirds-l] Y-b Cuckoo in Bryant Park

2013-05-13 Thread Gabriel Willow
) American Redstart (many) Black-and-White Warbler Magnolia Warbler Common Yellowthroat (many) Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush Eastern Towhee Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow There's a lot of activity when where the sun hits the treetops... Good birding, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Lincoln's Sparrow possible Bicknell's Thrush, Bryant Park

2013-05-24 Thread gabriel willow
Apologies for the belated notice, but on yesterday's (final for the season) NYC Audubon Bryant Park Bird Walk, we had nice views of a Lincoln's Sparrow in the plant bed in the NW corner with a square of boxwoods in the middle (just to the east of the 'Wichcraft kiosks).  In the same spot there

[nysbirds-l] Mourning Warbler etc, Central Park

2013-09-24 Thread Gabriel Willow
several White-throated Sparrows as well, they seem to be moving in real numbers now, compared with the individual early outliers that were around last week. It's officially Fall! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Hooded Warbler Central Park

2013-09-24 Thread Gabriel Willow
There is currently a male Hooded Warbler @ Strawberry Fields (on the right as you walk down the path, in the bushes behind the lawn). Also spotted a Blackpoll, B-t Blue, Redstarts, Magnolias, and a flyover Northern Harrier. Ok back to the tour! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park NYC Lincoln's Sparrow et al

2013-09-26 Thread Gabriel Willow
Sapsucker Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher Common Yellowthroat Ovenbird Song Sparrow Swamp Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Eastern Towhee House Sparrow Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Cape May Warblers, Common Nighthawk, etc. in Central Park

2013-10-15 Thread gabriel willow
was a flyover Common Nighthawk, spotted from the Great Hill (t was headed southward); 3 Field Sparrows, several Swamp Sparrows, and numerous Kinglets of both species. Beautiful fall day in the park! Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Wave Hill, Riverdale, BX, Bald Eagle etc

2014-01-12 Thread Gabriel Willow
highlights included a large flock of Cedar Waxwings a single Yellow-rumped Warbler. Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Grebe etc. NY Harbor

2014-01-26 Thread gabriel willow
a great view of a Red-necked Grebe in the water off of the sewage treatment plant, which is the first I recall seeing in NY Harbor in some time.  It took flight and headed west towards Staten Island.   A nice (if brisk) afternoon out on the water! Stay warm, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon

[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Grebe etc, NY Harbor

2014-02-09 Thread Gabriel Willow
loafing on the rocks (at least a dozen, including several small yearling pups). Birds on around Swinburne included a few Purple Sandpipers, a Ruddy Turnstone, several sanderling, a flyby Common Goldeneye, and a Great Cormorant. Not a bad day! Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L

Re: [nysbirds-l] additional Central Park, NYC 4/23

2014-04-24 Thread gabriel willow
the Lower Lobe and Lake, where, the day before, I had seen a Silver-haired Bat, a life bat for me. Things seem to be picking up! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon  On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:55 PM, Thomas Fiore tom...@earthlink.net wrote: Wed., 23 April, 2014 - Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/29

2014-04-29 Thread Gabriel Willow
, like the birders, were laying low. Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon On Apr 29, 2014, at 9:01 PM, Thomas Fiore tom...@earthlink.net wrote: Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 - Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City A few additions to the spring arrivals - Veery Wood Thrush, each of which sang

[nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler Madison Sq Park nyc

2014-05-03 Thread Gabriel Willow
for 5 minutes of birding while passing through! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- 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] More detailed Madison Sq Park report

2014-05-03 Thread Gabriel Willow
beautiful male Eastern Towhee in the maintenance area, and flocks of Chipping White-throated in the treetops. Happy Holi... It was a festival of colors today indeed! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] More detailed Madison Sq Park report

2014-05-03 Thread gabriel willow
On Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:54 PM, Gabriel Willow gabrielwil...@yahoo.com wrote: Turned out to be a pretty good day in some smaller parks too! I was in Madison Sq Park, NYC (by the Flatiron Building), not birding per se, happened to glance up and there was a male Prothonotary Warbler! Thanks

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, NYC 5-5

2014-05-05 Thread gabriel willow
... Cheers, Gabriel Willow -- 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-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2

Re:[nysbirds-l] Chuck has been refound

2014-05-05 Thread Gabriel Willow
-throated Hummingbird, and a pair of Warbling Vireos... Nice evening! Gabriel Willow On May 5, 2014, at 4:29 PM, Anders Peltomaa anders.pelto...@gmail.com wrote: Still in class, but here you go nightjar NE corner maintenance meadow in top of chestnut tree. 4:25 Kevin Topping Reply

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park NYC Lincoln's Sparrow etc.

2014-05-12 Thread gabriel willow
-throated Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow Baltimore Oriole (flyover) House Sparrow May the Birds Be With You, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon etc. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 5/13

2014-05-13 Thread gabriel willow
on a May morning in my Brooklyn backyard several years ago, so I know they do pass through NYC in migration.  I imagine this bird will continue northward tonight, but I'm curious if anyone else spotted it today, or has heard Bicknell's singing in the city before? Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Lincoln's Sparrow

2014-05-15 Thread Gabriel Willow
), and astonishing numbers of Ovenbirds (at least 15 individuals). Numerous Common Yellowthroats a few BW Warblers as well. Cheers, Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Randall's Island Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

2014-05-17 Thread Gabriel Willow
). A surprising number of Brant remain as well: I counted 190 in the inlet there. Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon, etc -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Singing Canada Warbler, Crown Hts BK

2014-06-13 Thread Gabriel Willow
was hopping around feeding between bouts of song. I wonder if the dense fog rain grounded some late northbound migrants last night? Worth a park run most likely... Good continued migration! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Singing Canada Warbler, Crown Hts, BK

2014-06-13 Thread Gabriel Willow
was hopping around feeding between bouts of song. I wonder if the dense fog rain grounded some late northbound migrants last night? Worth a park run most likely... Good continued migration! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC

2014-07-13 Thread Gabriel Willow
they frequented fresh water away from beaches... They're an unusual sight even in the East River. Nocturnal perambulations reveal many wonders! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http

[nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit JBNWR

2014-08-21 Thread Gabriel Willow
Marbled Godwit near the center of East Pond among various gulls. At West Pond spotted a flyover Royal Tern 2 immature (still dark) Clapper Rails, among the usual suspects. Good birding, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit JBNWR

2014-08-21 Thread Gabriel Willow
Marbled Godwit near the center of East Pond among various gulls. At West Pond spotted a flyover Royal Tern 2 immature (still dark) Clapper Rails, among the usual suspects. Good birding, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler etc, Central Park

2014-09-15 Thread gabriel willow
was remiss in not writing, but saw Wilson's Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, and Veery in Central Park. Some nice stuff in spite of low overall numbers... Fall is in the air! Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park rainy morning migrants

2014-09-25 Thread gabriel willow
Waterthrush (1)Common Yellowthroats (many)Swamp Sparrow (1, FOS for me)White-throated Sparrow (1, FOS for me) I'm sure many more species would have been present or more visible if the weather was better... Soggy birding, Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Strawberry Fields

2014-10-01 Thread Gabriel Willow
There is currently a very cooperative immature CT Warbler in the lawn on the N side of Strawberry Fields in Central Park, found by Nadir Souirgi, who joined my weekly Central Park evening walk as a guest guide. Nice work! Oh it just flew to rocks on S side... Good birding! Gabriel Willow NYC

[nysbirds-l] Mourning Warbler - NO

2014-10-02 Thread Gabriel Willow
female Blackburnian high in a plane tree. So plenty of activity here! Wish that Mourning had been a bit more cooperative (poor form not showing itself for an Audubon group), but since I saw a Connecticut last night, I guess I can't complain... Onward, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Central Park Incl. Black-billed Cuckoo etc.

2014-10-11 Thread gabriel willow
I led two tours for NYC Audubon in Central Park today, mostly around Strawberry Fields and The Ramble.  We saw 48 species of birds, not bad considering the rain.  Actually, there was quite a bit of activity!  Towhees seemed to be everywhere, along with Hermit Thrushes and of course

Re: [nysbirds-l] huge movement - smiths point suffolk Co

2014-10-25 Thread Gabriel Willow
I'm in Cape May (not NY I know), and it's a huge morning down here too: thousands of robins blackbirds flying high (Red-winged and Rusty), Yellow-rumps Swamp Sparrows everywhere, siskins Purple Finches flying over regularly as well. Guess it's hopping all along the coast this AM? - Gabriel

[nysbirds-l] Wave Hill (Bronx) 11/9/14

2014-11-09 Thread Gabriel Willow
fall day! Now I'm gonna go see if I can find that Dickcissel in Inwood... Good birding, Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Couch's Photos?

2014-12-29 Thread Gabriel Willow
Hey all, So although the kingbird has been hiding this far today, CBS News was here to film a story on the bird, and they want photos for the piece. If anyone has any good ones and wants to share their photos or video, email them to mbaker(at)CBS.com ASAP. Cheers, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon

Re: [nysbirds-l] Sibley's issues - Clarification

2015-02-04 Thread gabriel willow
Thanks for the heads-up Richard.  FWIW, I just called to have my first printing replaced, and the customer service guy on the phone sounded a bit overwhelmed.   He said they've been getting thousands of calls this morning since this news was posted on the internet, but that there wasn't a

[nysbirds-l] Gyrfalcon NO 2/12

2015-02-12 Thread Gabriel Willow
parking lot) American Tree Sparrow Typical feeder birds (titmice, chickadees, juncos, song sparrow etc) I hope others locate the falcon! Good winter birding, Gabriel Willow Nyc Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Common Merganser CP Reservoir

2015-02-14 Thread Gabriel Willow
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, which seems like a lot for a cold winter... Good Cold Birding, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Woodcock Meadowlark, FBF

2015-03-22 Thread Gabriel Willow
activity ceased within 45 minutes. But it was quite a frenzy for that short while. Happy spring, Gabriel Willow NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [nysbirds-l] Female Rose Breasted Grosbeak

2015-03-13 Thread gabriel willow
There was a female-type Rose-breasted Grosbeak reported from the Bronx Zoo on Feb. 17.  That's quite close to NYBG, I wonder if she is the same bird who survived the past three weeks or so?  Seems likely.  And if so, I'd guess she overwintered, rather than being an early arrival.  There's a

[nysbirds-l] Rough-legged Hawks, Red-necked Grebes etc. in BK QNS

2015-03-01 Thread gabriel willow
Yesterday I led a daylong trip for NYC Audubon to Floyd Bennett Field, Fort Tilden, and nearby locales. The Rough-legs at FBF put on a great show.  Just like Steve Walter, we only saw 2 at any given time, but identified them as 3 individuals by plumage.  They were hovering, perching on the

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Nightjar in Bryant Park NYC

2015-04-13 Thread Gabriel Willow
the throat would be darker and the breast/belly grayer paler. Any other clinchers I'm missing? Cheers, Gabriel Willow On Apr 13, 2015, at 10:33 AM, Hugh McGuinness hdmcguinn...@gmail.com wrote: Nice technical info, but what species of Nightjar is it? ;) Hugh On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 10

[nysbirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush, Bryant Park NYC

2015-04-20 Thread Gabriel Willow
. Good rainy birding, Gabriel Willow -- 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-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Chuck-will's-widow--YES

2015-04-16 Thread gabriel willow
Thanks for your thoughtful analysis Angus.  I have been birding in Bryant Park for years, and am myself at a loss for why birds often remain there for so long.  I think it makes sense that it's a migrant trap in the first place given the dearth of other appropriate habitat nearby.  I suspect

[nysbirds-l] Nightjar in Bryant Park NYC

2015-04-13 Thread Gabriel Willow
There is a sleeping nightjar, I think a Whippoorwill, on a horizontal branch on the Eastern side of Bryant Park behind library, near NE corner of lawn. Many other species present as well. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park migrants, 8/22

2015-08-22 Thread Gabriel Willow
that, a lovely morning. Migration is officially underway! - Gabriel Willow, NYC Audubon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [nysbirds-l] Unknown mammal - escaped illegal pet @ Jamaica Bay East Pond Trail

2015-08-14 Thread Gabriel Willow
refuge where it surely wouldn't survive the winter? I hope someone can tempt it down with some bananas or something and send it to a zoo or animal rescue. You really never know what you'll see in NYC parks! - Gabriel Willow On Aug 14, 2015, at 12:37 PM, Nadine Scarpa nadinescarpaho

[nysbirds-l] More NYC Night-Heron News

2015-07-19 Thread Gabriel Willow
are large numbers of Barn Northern Rough-winged Swallows; I presume both are nesting there. Good albeit hot birding, Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Birding in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

2015-10-09 Thread gabriel willow
luck this time... Good Fall Birding, Gabriel Willow -- 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-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park 20 species

2016-05-16 Thread Gabriel Willow
llow-throated Vireo would be my prediction for bird species #122 found in the park. Good midtown birding, Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding

[nysbirds-l] Lots of warblers at Wave Hill, Bronx

2016-05-08 Thread Gabriel Willow
! Happy Mother's Day Birding, Gabriel Willow Wave Hill Nyc Audubon -- 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] Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark @ Croton PP

2016-07-30 Thread gabriel willow
I led a trip for NYC Audubon today to Croton Point Park.  It started out moderate temps and overcast before becoming hot and sunny. Bird activity was low but we saw a nice diversity nonetheless, including a few target species. In addition to large flocks of Canada Geese, Brown-headed Cowbirds,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Ross's Gull benefits the Tupper Lake area (no sighting)

2017-01-30 Thread gabriel willow
I just wanted to chime in to agree with Tom's excellent point, and along those lines, to heartily recommend Larkin's Deli in Tupper Lake.  It looks like an unprepossessing gas station/general store, but they have incredible food (breakfast sandwiches and such) and make everything from scratch

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park NYC: 14+ species

2016-09-26 Thread Gabriel Willow
s) House Sparrow (many) Fall is here! Gabriel Willow Nyc Audubon etc -- 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-arc

[nysbirds-l] Birdy morning in Bryant Park, NYC

2016-10-10 Thread gabriel willow
influxSong Sparrow - 1Swamp Sparrow - 2, in NW corner of park, near ping-pongEastern Towhee - 1 male in NW corner of park, near ping-pongHouse Sparrow Good fall urban birding! Gabriel Willow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/

Re: [nysbirds-l] [NFBirds Report 2905] I Have Never Seen This Before !!

2016-12-09 Thread Gabriel Willow
, Gabriel Willow Nyc Audubon > On Dec 9, 2016, at 1:50 PM, Joan Collins <joan.coll...@frontier.com> wrote: > > Shai - wonderful description of the squirrel spinning the drumstick like a > pine cone! That is exactly how I describe what it looks like when a Red > Squirrel eats a

[nysbirds-l] Mourning Warbler, Prospect Park BK

2017-05-16 Thread Gabriel Willow
I just had a lovely male Mourning Warbler among dense brush & fallen logs on slope below Breeze Hill (to south towards Lakeside) in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. He sang briefly even. This was the rarest of 18 species of warblers I've had in the past hour birding in the park! Gabriel Wi

Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased

2017-06-20 Thread Gabriel Willow
There were also several deceased Great Shearwaters on the beach at Nickerson. I considered grabbing some for you, but was taking public transit and decided against traveling on the LIRR with a smelly shearwater corpse in a bag. Might raise questions... You should make little self-addressed

[nysbirds-l] Five shorebird species, GW Teal on Governors Island

2017-08-24 Thread gabriel willow
Leading a bird walk on NYC's Governors Island (where NYC Audubon has a summer residency) this afternoon, we encountered a surprising diversity of shorebirds at some unprepossessing mud-puddles in a construction area. The spot is along Enright Road (not labelled on all maps), to the SE of The

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park

2017-12-14 Thread Gabriel Willow
Cheers, Gabriel Willow > On Dec 14, 2017, at 8:16 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Wow, that's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, Anders! > > I'm looking forward to regular visits to Bryant Park throughout the year, so > I can get a sense of its ebb and

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