[nysbirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler in Central Park, NYC

2009-09-23 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
While leading my American Museum of Natural History group in the Ramble in Central Park this morning we found a Golden-winged Warbler along the stream by the rustic bridge at the south end of the Azalea Pond. We did not get great looks at the time and could not confirm the identification, but I

[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach to Captree State Parks, Sunday, November 7, 2010

2010-11-07 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
We birded the barrier strip from Jones Beach S.P., Nassau Co. to Captree S.P., Suffolk Co. today and did pretty well with the uncommon birds found there this past week. We saw the Common Ground-Dove in two locations at Captree, once along the road to the south parking lot that overlooks the

[nysbirds-l] Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Stamford, CT continues

2010-11-21 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
It is out of state, but the previously reported Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT continued to thrill many birders today with excellent views. The minimal restrictions placed on where birders could view from actually provided an undisturbed, easily viewable area for the

[nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush in Central Park, NYC

2010-11-29 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Just got a call from Jeff Kimball that the Varied Thrush has been found again just east of the maintenance building below the 79th Street transverse on the ne side the Ramble. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] LeConte's Sparrow

2011-01-10 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Tried for the previously reported LeConte's Sparrow at Calverton in Suffolk County today with no luck. Ran into a few other birders who also had no luck and who hadn't heard of anyone seeing the bird today. Joe DiCostanzo -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] White Ibis - Staten Island - NOT SEEN

2011-04-26 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Sean Sime just called me (12:15 pm) and asked me to report that he is at the location of yesterday's White Ibis on Staten Island, NY and there is no sign of the bird. It apparently has not been seen today. Joe DiCostanzo -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

RE: [nysbirds-l] LI Birds: Roseate and Common Terns

2011-05-02 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
To add to Shai's report on terns, Helen Hays told me a short time ago that 1000-1500 terns (mostly Commons) arrived at their nesting colony on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County this morning. Joe DiCostanzo Subject: [nysbirds-l] LI Birds: Roseate and Common Terns Highlights of an hour's

[nysbirds-l] White Ibis - CORRECTION!

2011-05-06 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
A correction to the directions in my earlier post - the road to the model airplane field and the wet area where the White Ibis is usually found at Great Kills Park is on the RIGHT side of the main road as you drive in, not the left. Note to self: do not write detailed posts late in the day

[nysbirds-l] Gray-headed/hooded Gull in Brooklyn

2011-07-31 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
I went to see the Gray-headed/hooded Gull at Coney Island in Brooklyn this morning with Sean Sime and Ann Shaw. (The bird goes by either name depending on which reference you are reading.) We were lucky and the bird was very cooperative sitting on the beach by the fake palm tree/water shower

RE: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds: Gray-hooded Gull at Coney Island: origin

2011-08-03 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
This past Sunday I posted some material on the normal range of Gray-hooded Gull in South America. I pointed out that the range map in Howell and Dunn – Gulls of the Americas (2007), which some were relying on was in fact wrong. I reported that I had seen flocks of the species on the north coast

[nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican at Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co., (again)

2011-09-02 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Ann and I left Great Gull Island yesterday (got home a few minutes ago). On the way home Helen Hays called to say she had a Brown Pelican flying over the island (east of Orient Point at the entrance to Long Island Sound) at 11:30 am this morning. Also on the island we have had at least one

RE: [nysbirds-l] Fw: Bird by the USS Intrepid on 8/31

2011-09-06 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
And, of course, there are various cruise ships that dock only a few blocks from the Intrepid. Joe DiCostanzo _ From: bounce-38007903-3714...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-38007903-3714...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Andrew Block Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 5:10 PM To:

[nysbirds-l] Orange-crowned Warblers, n. Manhattan; White-fronted Goose, Bronx

2012-01-08 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Ann Shaw and I decided to chase some of the local (for us very local) lingering good birds in northern NYC. At Sherman's Creek/Swindler's Cove at the east end of Dyckman St. we found the two Orange-crowned Warblers, plus a very cooperative Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. (We didn't chase the Dickcissel

[nysbirds-l] Rufous Hummingbird still here in NYC

2012-02-01 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
I haven't seen anyone else post on it today, so I thought I should note that the Rufous Hummingbird at the Hayden Planetarium/Rose Center on West 81st Street has made it to February. I saw the bird around 2:45 PM, thanks to someone who was photographing it, but whose name I don't know. Of course

[nysbirds-l] Rufous Hummingbird at AMNH and miscellaneous

2012-03-02 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The Rufous Hummingbird continues at the Rose Center, American Museum of Natural History on West 81st Street, just off Central Park West. Yesterday (March 1) Sean Sime and I saw it on the east side of the main entrance, just after 1:00 pm. It is now two weeks short of three months since the bird

[nysbirds-l] Inwood Hill Park, 4- 27-12, Bald Eagle and Space Shuttle

2012-04-27 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Ann Shaw and I made a dash into Inwood Hill Park this morning for the Space Shuttle Enterprise fly-by. We had great views from the overlook above the Hudson River. Almost as if NASA's public relations department had arranged it, on our way out of the park an adult Bald Eagle circled overhead. In

[nysbirds-l] Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co. migration fallout

2012-05-07 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
This post is a bit delayed because I didn't get back to NYC and a computer until late last night. As anyone reading the postings or who was out birding last week knows, there was a considerable fallout of migrants during the foggy/rainy weather last week on Wed/Thu, May 2/3. A small group of us

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

2012-07-16 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The Common Terns have been breeding there for at least three summers. I believe someone posted on them to either the NYSbirds or ebirdsnyc list (or both) earlier this summer. In June 2011 I led some bird walks on Governor's Island as part of a science festival and the terns were there then. I also

[nysbirds-l] Red Phalarope at Spuyten Duyvil

2012-10-30 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
About 9 am I had a Red Phalarope land in the ship canal visible from my apartment window at West 218th Street next to Inwood Hill Park in northern Manhattan. The bird drifted westward towards Spuyten Duyvil and the Hudson River. We tried to bird the Hudson from the west end of Dyckmann Street, but

[nysbirds-l] Linnaean Society of NY, November Meeting

2012-11-02 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
*** THE LINNAEAN SOCIETY OF NEW YORK - MEETING PROGRAM - AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, NEW YORK CITY *** This coming TUESDAY (6 Nov 2012) The Linnaean Society of New York will present another two-part program at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. 6:00 pm -

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, NYC

2012-11-12 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The previously reported Barnacle Goose was still on the baseball fields at Inwood Hill Park at 1:30 pm with a large flock of feeding Canada Geese. The bird, however, was not associating much with the Canadas. While Ann and I watched, a small child walked across the field followed by her parents

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose still at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

2012-12-05 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
On our way home from running errands, Ann Shaw and I tried for the previously reported Barnacle Goose at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. We found the parade grounds along Broadway empty of geese, but at around 3:30 pm we found the Barnacle Goose on the north end of the Van Cortlandt Park Lake

RE: [nysbirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak @ Forest Park Queens...

2012-12-21 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
I had a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (with a partial rose breast) at the south end of the Bronx Botanical Gardens on December 26, 1982 on the Bronx/Westchester CBC. It was not at a feeder. It should be on Ebird - I uploaded it with most of my other records a couple of years ago. Joe DiCostanzo

[nysbirds-l] Royals Terns on Great Gull Island

2016-06-21 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Earlier this morning Peter Paton saw 2 Royal Terns flying west (towards Orient Pt) past Great Gull Island. He got a photo of one bird. Also this morning, after the sun up thunderstorms, there was a second year American Redstart on the island, so there is still some bird movement going on. Joe

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County

2016-08-13 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Just before sunset this evening, Aug 13, we had an adult Bridled Tern hanging out with the Common and Roseate Terns on Great Gull Island. Photos to follow. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Ross's Gull - Tupper Lake - yes - Feb 1

2017-02-01 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Sean Sime just called to report the Ross's Gull is visible now (8:10 am) north of the boat launch in Tupper Lake. Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Inwood Hill Pk Empid (Manhattan) - notes from Saturday's sighting

2016-12-11 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Yes, walk west to Broadway from the 215th St station and the north to 218th St (there is a Twin Donut) on the corner), then west on 218th to the park at Indian Road. BTW, yesterday I did not hear the bird vocalize, but at one point when I had not seen the bird for at least 15 minutes I played

[nysbirds-l] Inwood Empi - still no

2016-12-11 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
As of just before 1 pm, the bird has not been seen. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Great Shearwater - Great Gull Island

2017-07-04 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
What I assume was Julie Keefer's Great Shearwater was off the south side of Great Gull Island in the mouth of Long Island Sound between 2:00 and 2:30 pm. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Bashakill, Sullivan Co., Saturday evening, May 27

2017-05-27 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
After a successful run at the Dickcissel and the Henslow's Sparrow at Shawangunk Grasslands this afternoon, Ann Shaw and I went over to the Bashakill WMA for some evening birding. A Least Bittern was heard calling briefly at the Main Boat Launch and an American Bittern fairly regularly at the

Re: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler continues

2017-05-02 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Where, exactly, in New York State are you?!? Sent from my iPad > On May 2, 2017, at 11:54 AM, Jelly_Admn wrote: > > Bird heard repeatedly in same area of burl in tree but more toward the fallen > tree in path/almost dry stream/logs to walk across. > Good luck > > >

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern, again, on Great Gull Island, Long Island Sound

2017-09-05 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
After not being seen yesterday, I just saw the previously reported Bridled Tern over Great Gull Island, Suffolk County. It was in a group of Common and Roseate terns that were chasing a juvenile Cooper's Hawk around the island. This is the first time the Bridled was seen away from the eastern

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island - No

2017-09-04 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
No sighting of the Bridled Tern today. Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County

2017-09-02 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
There was an adult Bridled Tern this afternoon on Great Gull Island, at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. I have posted a picture on the New York Birders Facebook group. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island

2017-09-03 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The windy, inclement weather prevented us from going out to the eastern end of the island for most of the day - we still have non-flying and barely flying young terns around. But we finally got a short break in the weather a little while ago and found the Bridled Tern found yesterday is still

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

2018-06-14 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
mature? > > I found a number of images of longipennis on the web. Here are some screen > shots: > > Index of /lewis/birds/other_long > > Index of /lewis/birds/other_long > > Bob Lewis > > > > On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 9:01:37 PM EDT, Joseph DiCosta

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

2018-06-14 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
stick together up here, too. Ditto for examining first-summer > Least Terns for Littles and first-summer Black Terns for White-winged and > Whiskered. > > Brian Patteson recently saw a Tahiti Petrel off of Hatteras! > > Shai Mitra > Bay Shore > > > __

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

2018-06-14 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
; fit the norms. > > As for how did it (they) get here, stranger things have happened, namely the > Gray-hooded gull of a few years back. Ship-assisted? Who knows. > > Bob Lewis > > On Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9:08:12 AM EDT, Joseph DiCostanzo > wrote: > > > Bo

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

2018-06-14 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
I just wanted to add some information to my comments about variation in individuals. I looked at data from Common Terns trapped on Great Gull Island in the summer of 2017. We have weights on 918 individuals. The weights ranged from 99.1 grams to 158.9 grams. That means at the extremes, the

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

2018-06-15 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
ered. > > Brian Patteson recently saw a Tahiti Petrel off of Hatteras! > > Shai Mitra > Bay Shore > > > > From: bounce-122637763-11143...@list.cornell.edu > [bounce-122637763-11143...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of

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

2018-06-15 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
d", underparts darkish gray (though not as dark as they > would be in May), tail feathers longer than wingtips at rest, legs seemed > slightly shorter than commons, though not as short as on arctic." > > All this typing is cramping my scope-focusing hand. I think I might

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

2018-06-13 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
One thing that has to be kept in mind about dark billed and/or dark legged Common Terns seen on Long Island in the spring is that our Common Terns (Sterna hirundo hirundo) have dark bills and dark legs in winter (both the young birds and adults). The possibility that these birds are just S.

[nysbirds-l] Henslow’s Sparrow at Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster Co.

2018-05-30 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Singing Henslow’s Sparrow this afternoon at the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR. Down the red loop trail past the gazebo, about fifty feet past a dry channel. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Redhead X Ring-necked Duck hybrid at Eastport, Suffolk Co.

2018-02-24 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
A male hybrid associating with Ring-necks at Eastport. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Arctic Tern and others

2018-06-19 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Steve, These color bands with the large letters have been used at Roseate Tern colonies for the last few years. They are known as PFRs (Plastic Field Readable bands). They are the latest incarnation of attempts to devise a band that is easily identifiable in the field. An important point to

Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Arctic Tern and others

2018-06-19 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Shai does an excellent job summarizing the complications of the terms. And he makes a very important point about using the term “type” since there is so much individual variation you cannot always reliably join plumage to chronological age. I would disagree with one point however. On Great Gull

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues at Great Gull I., Suffolk Co.

2018-08-04 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern found on Great Gull Island yesterday continued today on the rocks on the northeast corner of the island. Many shearwaters continue to be seen from the island (both west and northeast of the island). Today Great Shearwaters outnumbered Cory’s for the first time. Manx and

[nysbirds-l] More on shearwaters from Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2018-07-25 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Following up on the report I sent yesterday about shearwaters to the south of Great Gull Island: Joan Walsh estimated that yesterday afternoon/evening there were thousands of Cory’s and Great shearwaters south of Great Gull Island. In addition there were several hundred Sooty Shearwaters. She

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2018-08-06 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues on the northeast corner of Great Gull Island. I did not see it when I first checked for it around 10:00 am. Presumably it was out feeding. The evening around 6:00 pm it was in its usual area. I have received a number of inquiries and I will remind everyone the

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern still present on Great Gull Is, Suffolk Co.

2018-08-15 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern was still present this morning at its usual area on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co. This is now the thirteenth day of its stay. See my earlier posts for caveats on looking for this bird. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Is., Suffolk Co.

2018-08-16 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Bridled Tern continues this morning in its usual location on Great Gull Island. See my earlier posts for caveats and additional info, and on my Inwood Birder blog. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2018-08-12 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. Once again inclement weather in the morning prevented me from checking for it then. I checked at around 10:30 am and 3:30 pm and did not see it. However, a check at around 5:30 found it in its usual area on the northeast corner of the

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2018-08-11 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. This morning’s inclement weather prevented me from checking for it then. I was finally able to check at around 2:30 pm and it was in its usual area on the northeast corner of the island. (It has now been here since August 3. Beside it being

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2018-08-10 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. It has now been here for a week that we know of. (Beside it being its third in a row summer appearance.) Once again, I will mention that the island is a research station and casual visitors are not allowed. However, several birders have

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2018-08-14 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. At around 8:40 am I found it in its usual area on the northeast corner of the island. (It has been here since August 3.) Once again, I will mention the island is a research station and casual visitors are not allowed to land. However,

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern - NO.

2018-08-19 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The Bridled Tern that was on Great Gull I., Suffolk Co., has not been seen since Thursday despite three checks Friday and two on Saturday. Numbers of terns on the island are dropping now, so it may have departed with some of the Commons and Roseates. I will try to check again today, but the

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull I. - NO

2018-08-17 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Despite checks this morning, midday, and late afternoon, the Bridled Tern was not seen today. I will check again for it tomorrow. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Shearwaters from Great Gull Island

2018-07-24 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
I received a text message from Joan Walsh who is out on Great Gull Island. She reports that this afternoon there were hundreds of Cory’s Shearwaters, many Great Shearwaters (she didn’t give me a number) and at least one Sooty Shearwater with many Common and Roseate terns south of the island,

Re: [nysbirds-l] great shearwaters: Gardiners Bay/Block Island area

2018-07-08 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
We have had seals staying around Great Gull Island all summer for probably the last five years or so. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad > On Jul 8, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Bruce Horwith wrote: > > I fished yesterday behind Gardiners Island (south of the Gull islands) among > hundreds of terns

[nysbirds-l] Royal Tern at Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co., July 10 & 11

2018-07-11 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Last night around sunset a calling Royal Tern was flying over the tern colony on Great Gull Island. This morning it was roosting with Commons and Roseates on our dock. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Little Gull at Montauk

2018-02-25 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Adult Little Gull continues at Ditch Plains at Montauk. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Thick-billed Murre on Great Gull Island

2018-04-25 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Heard a little while ago from Helen Hays that this morning (April 25) Matthew Male picked up a dead Thick-billed Murre on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County. The bird is in winter plumage and does not appear to be long dead. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Calverton Red Crossbill info

2019-04-06 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Lots of birders saw the crossbills this morning. Arie’s directions below are spot on. We were standing exactly at the point marked on his map. Also present were singing Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, Pine Siskins. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded

Re: [nysbirds-l] The tale of "Robert the Right", along with the saga of "Robert the Wrong"

2019-03-28 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
I second Bob’s suggestion. Three of us stayed at the Downsville Motel when we went up for the Golden-crowned. It saved us from a middle of the night drive up to be at the sparrow spot at sunup. The bird, if it is still there, has consistently been an early morning individual. Joe DiCostanzo

[nysbirds-l] Golden-crowned Sparrow continues in Downsville, NY

2019-02-17 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The previously reported Golden-crowned Sparrow continues at its usual location in Downsville, Delaware Co. - across from Depot Street on River Road. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove, Central Park

2019-04-14 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Currently at feeders, Evodia Field Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern returns to Great Gull Island, Suffolk County

2019-06-08 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
For the fourth summer in a row an adult Bridled Tern has returned to the Common/Roseate tern colony on Great Gull Island. Once again you cannot land on the island. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern not seen today on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County

2019-06-12 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
John Kent and Tom Fiore have both sent me word that a boat out of CT saw the Bridled in its usual location on the northeast corner of Great Gull Island this morning between 10 and 11 am and reported it on the CT list. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad > On Jun 12, 2019, at 1:48 PM, wrote: >

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2019-06-23 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The unsettled weather of the last week prevented us from checking for the Bridled Tern, but we were finally able to look today. Around 11:00 am it was in its usual location on the northeast corner of the island. My usual reminder: landing on Great Gull Island is prohibited, but the Bridled has

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2019-06-15 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues in its usual location on the northeast corner of Great Gull Island. Landing on the island is prohibited, but the bird has often been seen from a boat off-shore. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2019-06-30 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues in its usual location on the northeast corner of Great Gull Island. As always, a reminder that unauthorized landing is not allowed on the island but the Bridled has been seen from boats offshore. Morning seems to be the best time. Sent from my iPhone --

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull I., Suffolk Co.

2019-08-13 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
At about 5:30 pm I spotted the Bridled Tern flying off the north side of Great Gull Island somewhat east of the center of the island. Numbers of the breeding Common and Roseate terns have been dropping sharply in the last couple of weeks, but migrant terns have been increasing. Individual

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2019-08-17 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
At 3:00 pm the adult Bridled Tern that has spent the summer at the Common and Roseate tern colony on Great Gull Island was flying and calling over the western portion of the island. If the frigatebird seen today on the CT shore would come by it would seem more like the Florida Keys than Long

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island

2019-07-20 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The adult Bridled Tern continues at its usual location on the northeast rocks of Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co. My usual reminder: landing on the island research station is not allowed but the bird can often be seen from offshore. Care must be taken because of rocks. Joe DiCostanzo Sent

[nysbirds-l] Dark-eyed Junco on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.

2019-07-30 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
A surprising migrant yesterday on Great Gull Island was a juvenile plumaged Dark-eyed Junco, an odd bird to find in eastern Long Island Sound in late-July. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Tree Swallow movement Suffolk Co.

2019-08-07 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Since shortly after sunup there has been a steady stream of Tree Swallows passing west over Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co., this morning. Total so far probably 150+. Most of our resident Barn Swallows seem to have left by yesterday. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPad -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co. - Yes

2019-08-05 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The Bridled Tern was seen again today at its usual spot by the northeast corner of Great Gull Island. It was seen flying around on three occasions over about a 30 minute period around mid-day. It never landed. My guess it is now frequenting another location on the edge of the island, probably

[nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull I. - No

2019-08-01 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
The Bridled Tern has not been seen on Great Gull Island since July 25 despite daily checks for it. I will post if it shows up again. Joe DiCostanzo Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Shorebirds at Jerome Reservoir, Bronx

2019-09-15 Thread Joseph DiCostanzo
Sean Sime and I checked the flats in the drained Jerome Reservoir in the Bronx just after sunup this morning. We found 9 Pectoral and 1 Baird’s Sandpiper plus 1 American Golden-Plover. Other shorebirds included both yellowlegs and Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers and Killdeer. Also present a