[nysbirds-l] JBWR Today (Queens Co.)

2009-08-22 Thread Ken Feustel
Birds observed this morning on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge included three previously reported Wilson's Phalaropes in the northeast corner of the East Pond, an American Avocet ranging from the island south to Mud Cove, an immature Sora, feeding along the line of Phragmites

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park this Morning (Suffolk Co.)

2009-09-14 Thread Ken Feustel
the northeastern corner of the golf course. Other birds observed included Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Palm Warbler. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Extralimital Report - Monhegan Island, Maine

2009-09-27 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I just returned from a three day trip to one of our favorite North American birding destinations - Monhegan Island, Maine. Monhegan Island is a well known fall migrant trap twelve miles off the coast of Maine (roughly opposite Rockland, Maine). On Friday, September 25th, after

[nysbirds-l] Clay-Colored Sparrow at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)

2009-09-30 Thread Ken Feustel
Overlook Beach. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html Please submit your

[nysbirds-l] Fire/Jones Barrier Beaches Today (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2009-10-05 Thread Ken Feustel
Sparrow was feeding near the bayberry on the west side of the entrance road to the WE2 Coast Guard Station. An adult Red- headed Woodpecker was reported from the WE2 parkway turnaround but could not be relocated. All in all a good (and overdue) morning of birding. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Request for Swainson's Hawk Status

2009-10-09 Thread Ken Feustel
We were thinking of going up to Coxsackie tomorrow to look for the Swainson's Hawk. Does anyone know whether the bird was seen today? I am sure other birders would also like an update. Thanks to Rich Guthrie and company for keeping everyone apprised of the birds status. Ken Feustel

[nysbirds-l] Pink-Footed /Barnacle Geese at SMSP (Suffolk Co.)- No

2009-11-05 Thread Ken Feustel
We found neither the previously reported Pink-footed or Barnacle Goose at Sunken Meadow State Park today around 1:00PM. Small flocks of Canada Geese were widely scattered around the park. The flocks appeared restless, moving frequently. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] King Eider in Jones Inlet/Nassau County

2009-11-17 Thread Ken Feustel
A female King Eider was discovered this morning in Jones Inlet towards the Pt. Lookout side of the Inlet, floating south on the outgoing tide. Also present in the inlet were scattered flocks of approx. fifty Common Eider. Land birding was very slow, with a few flyover pipits and goldfinch. Ken

[nysbirds-l] Pink-footed Goose Still at SMSP (Suffolk County)

2009-11-19 Thread Ken Feustel
Geese. Additionally, Rich Kelly found a Cackling Goose in with the Canada's. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park Sea Watch (Suffolk Co.)

2009-11-23 Thread Ken Feustel
Gull - 350 Herring Gull - 200 Great Black-backed Gull - 50 Bonaparte's Gull - 3 Black-legged Kittiwake - 3 Royal Tern - 2 Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[nysbirds-l] Waterfowl in Western Suffolk County

2009-12-13 Thread Ken Feustel
- this might be a hard to find species on some CBC's. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach Today (Nassau Co.)

2009-12-15 Thread Ken Feustel
Weather that featured partial sun with little or no wind created ideal conditions for birding this morning at West End. Just south of the entrance road to the West End marina there were three White-crowned Sparrows. While scoping Jones Inlet we heard birds calling overhead that proved to be

[nysbirds-l] No Barrow's Goldeneye at Bayville (Nassau Co.)

2009-12-20 Thread Ken Feustel
if the weather patterns had been kinder and hope for better weather when the count is rescheduled. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu

[nysbirds-l] Connetquot River State Park This Morning (Suffolk Co.)

2009-12-24 Thread Ken Feustel
. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html Please submit your observations

[nysbirds-l] White-fronted Geese at Belmont Lake State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2009-12-25 Thread Ken Feustel
We took a short walk this afternoon at Belmont Lake State Park (BLSP) to walk off our Christmas Eve dinner. When we arrived there were perhaps twenty-four Canada Geese on partially frozen Belmont Lake. Shortly after we started scoping at about 1:30PM geese started flying in from the northwest.

[nysbirds-l] CBC Birds (Suffolk Nassau Counties)

2010-01-05 Thread Ken Feustel
At Belmont Lake State Park this morning the previously reported White-fronted Geese (7), Cackling Goose (1) and Wood Duck (4) were still present until at least 8:00AM. We missed the Eurasian Wigeon on Santapogue Creek(south side of Montauk Highway) in West Babylon but were treated to an adult

[nysbirds-l] Barrow's Goldeneye at Bayville (Nassau Co.)

2010-01-09 Thread Ken Feustel
by an unidentified female goldeneye. The pair were further to the west and closer to shore. At Shu Swamp (Mill Neck Preserve) there were fifteen Rusty Blackbirds among many Robins feeding in the unfrozen portion of the freshwater marsh. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Shinneock Inlet, Dune Road Calverton Grasslands (Suffolk Co.)

2010-01-11 Thread Ken Feustel
We spent a few hours birding the eastern portion of Dune Road before heading to the Calverton Grasslands in the early afternoon. At Shinnecock Inlet there were over four hundred Common Eider, as well as an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull on a sandbar north of the inlet. Our FOS Clapper Rail was

[nysbirds-l] Huge Razorbill Flight at Montauk Pt. (Suffolk Co.)

2010-01-16 Thread Ken Feustel
Birders who arrived at Montauk Pt. at dawn this morning were treated to the sight of flocks of Razorbills, ranging from small groups of two to five birds to flocks of fifty birds, flying north of the Point and landing in the water. The flight was particularly intense from 7:00AM to 8:00AM, but

[nysbirds-l] Westchester County and West End/Jones Beach (Nassau Co.)

2010-01-23 Thread Ken Feustel
This morning we stopped by Pruyn Sanctuary in Millwood (8:00AM-9:00AM) but did not observe the previously reported Yellow-headed Blackbird. From the Pruyn Sanctuary we took a short drive to nearby Rockefeller State Park Preserve on Route 117, where the immature Red-headed Woodpecker (10:15AM)

[nysbirds-l] Red-Headed Woodpecker at Caumsett State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2010-02-04 Thread Ken Feustel
A sub-adult Red-headed Woodpecker was discovered this morning at Caumsett State Park. The bird had a few remaining dark streaks on the white secondary patches and some brown around the base of the bill, but the majority of the head was dull red. The bird was observed caching food in the woods

[nysbirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon Continues on Santapogue Creek, West Babylon (Suffolk Co.)

2010-02-08 Thread Ken Feustel
of the broken concrete that forms part of the southwestern border of the Bergen Pt. Sewage Treatment Plant, as viewed from the west side of the creek at Venetian Shores Town Park. The looks at the bird were mediocre, and a scope was necessary to locate the bird. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info

[nysbirds-l] Dune Road (Suffolk Co.) Birds

2010-02-15 Thread Ken Feustel
too brief a look for a definitive identification. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net

[nysbirds-l] Rouses Pt.; Ausable Pt.;Saranac Lake; Westport Boat Launch (Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties)

2010-03-02 Thread Ken Feustel
We travelled upstate on Saturday, February 27th from Long Island and headed for Rouses Point to search for the Ivory Gull. Fortunately, the Ivory Gull was on the ice south of the Stoney Point Road breakwater at about 1:00PM. A nasty snow squall came up the lake and sent us to Prospect Street in

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach Today (Nassau Co.)

2010-03-05 Thread Ken Feustel
We talk a loop around Jones Inlet from the West End side this morning, starting at the WE2 marina. Good numbers of Horned Grebes, Common and Red-throated Loons were in the Inlet. Six Harlequin Ducks were off the Pt. Lookout jetty. Approximately twenty-two Common Eider were in the Inlet. On the

[nysbirds-l] Shu Swamp (a.k.a. Mill Neck Preserve) Birds - Nassau Co.

2010-03-10 Thread Ken Feustel
the collar numbers for three Canada Geese to the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service and recently received the results. The three birds were banded by the Canadian Wildlife Service and Quebec University near Varennes, east of Montreal, Quebec in 2007. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake State Park West End/Jones Beach (Nassau Co.)

2010-04-02 Thread Ken Feustel
Birding was slow at HLSP early this morning, where there were more birders than birds. Other than Golden-crowned Kinglets there were few migrants. However, later in the morning the birding picked up (after we left). At West End there were good numbers of Eastern Phoebe's (approx. 25), a

[nysbirds-l] Shu Swamp (Nassau Co.)

2010-04-03 Thread Ken Feustel
Birding highlights this morning from Shu Swamp included a Red-shouldered Hawk, Pine Warbler (3), our FOS Palm Warbler (1), and Rusty Blackbird (6). Also present were Osprey, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Eastern Phoebe. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Jones Barrier Beach (Nassau Suffolk Counties)

2010-04-08 Thread Ken Feustel
it is not there. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com

[nysbirds-l] Connetquot River State Park and Jones Beach/West End (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2010-04-12 Thread Ken Feustel
CRSP was host to a good number, but poor variety, of recent spring migrants Sunday morning. Present in good numbers were Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (10), Pine Warbler (24), and Chipping Sparrow (8). One, possibly two, American Kestrels were observed, with one individual chasing a Red-tailed Hawk,

[nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove at West End 2 Marina (Nassau Co.)

2010-05-02 Thread Ken Feustel
Joan Quinlan and Gerta Fritz found a White-winged Dove at the WE2 Marina (Jones Beach) this morning about 10:00AM. The bird is in the company of Rock Pigeons that congregate near the WE2 Marina restrooms. It was still being observed at 11:00AM. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Sunken Meadow State Park Today (Suffolk Co.)

2010-05-03 Thread Ken Feustel
We took a run at SMSP about noon this morning after the heavy morning rains and the birds were singing everywhere. We saw and/or heard nine species of warblers including Worm-eating (Breeds), Blue-winged (B), Black-throated Blue, Am. Redstart (B), Prairie (B), Common Yellowthroat (B), Ovenbird

[nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Park Jamaica Bay W.R. This Morning (Queens Co.)

2010-05-07 Thread Ken Feustel
I was starting to write this report when I heard the tragic news of Matt Bayer's passing. Long Island has lost not only an excellent birder but a first class naturalist - he will be missed. There was a good movement of bird's this morning at Alley. Unfortunately, they were much easier to hear

[nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Park JBWR (Queens Co.)

2010-05-10 Thread ken feustel
This morning at windy Alley Pond Park there was a decent variety of birds, and unlike previous visits, a few species made there way down to the lower reaches where they could be seen. Our best bird was a female Summer Tanager in the Oaks just north of the handball courts, near the Mel Kaplan

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach Today (Nassau Co.)

2010-05-11 Thread Ken Feustel
in the picnic area were Nashville, Blackburnian, Magnolia, Parula, Blackpoll, BT Blue, Black and White, and Redstart. Other locations in the Park had Blue-winged, Prairie, Yellow, and Yellowthroat. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak at RMSP Field 2 (Suffolk Co.)

2010-05-12 Thread ken feustel
entrance to Field 2. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http

[nysbirds-l] Fire/Jones Barrier Beach this Morning (Nassau/Suffolk Counties)

2010-05-16 Thread Ken Feustel
of being on the barrier beach this morning was witnessing the huge flight of butterflies chiefly comprising Red Admirals and American Ladies. This may have been an island-wide phenomena as we observed good numbers of these species in the early morning at SMSP as well. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay W.R. This Morning (Queens Co.)

2010-05-21 Thread Ken Feustel
feeding with a single Glossy Ibis near Bench 12. Just before seeing the Ibis, a young male Summer Tanager flew by where I was standing and settled into the shrubbery east of Bench 12. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park (RMSP) Sea Watch (Suffolk Co.)

2010-08-04 Thread Ken Feustel
A sea watch from RMSP Field 2 from 7:30AM to 8:30AM this morning yielded five Cory's Shearwaters and two Wilson's Storm-Petrels. One of the Cory's Shearwaters was fifty yards from shore, feeding with a group of terns. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] West End 2/Jones Beach (Nassau County)

2010-08-13 Thread ken feustel
are well within the arrival dates for Baird's Sandpiper and they should be looked for in the grassy areas of the swale. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.) and West End/Jones Beach (Nassau Co.)

2010-08-23 Thread ken feustel
. I observed the swale in front of the WE2 concession building from the car which appeared birdless (and waterless), but did not cover the area thoroughly. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay WR and Oceanside MNSA (Queens Nassau Counties)

2010-08-26 Thread Ken Feustel
We spent a disappointing morning at JBWR this morning, where the water levels were up in both the East and West Ponds, providing scant habitat for shorebirds. At the South end of the East Pond there was a young Common Moorhen, as well as distant views of a Black Tern and the White Pelican at

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach This Morning (Nassau County)

2010-08-27 Thread Ken Feustel
. The most common warbler was American Redstart (14) while Red-breasted Nuthatch (13) numbers at WE2 continue to increase. No shorebirds of note were found in the swale, but American Oystercatcher numbers (475) were impressive as well as Western Willet (32) on the sandbar in the WE2 Marina. Ken

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach This Morning (Nassau Co.)

2010-09-05 Thread Ken Feustel
We spent the better part of the morning at WE2 anticipating a good movement on northwest winds. Upon arriving at WE2 at 6:45AM we noticed the winds appeared to be W/NW. Nevertheless, birds were moving down the beach, mostly Cedar Waxwings and Robins. In less than a half hour the winds were

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach This Morning (Nassau Co.)

2010-09-06 Thread Ken Feustel
were observed all morning at WE2, today was a bonanza. At Heckscher State Park, Sue Feustel found a single Buff-breasted Sandpiper feeding in the median east of the pool accompanied by ten Killdeer. Warblers observed were Parula, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, and Am. Redstart. Ken Feustel

[nysbirds-l] Suffolk County Bird Updates

2010-09-07 Thread Ken Feustel
. At Heckscher State Park the Buff-breasted Sandpiper was observed with Killdeer at about 9:30AM, feeding in the median of the parkway road system in the vicinity of Parking Field 8. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach This Morning (Nassau County)

2010-09-11 Thread ken feustel
flyby Bobolinks, a Cape May Warbler, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and three American Golden Plovers in the swale. The plovers flew in about 12:15PM and stayed about a half hour before flying north. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2010-09-16 Thread ken feustel
) of the dirt road leading to the volleyball courts. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park This Morning (Suffolk Co.)

2010-09-17 Thread Ken Feustel
Gulls. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park to West End/Jones Beach Today (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2010-10-05 Thread Ken Feustel
not observed in many years. On Monday at RMSP there were two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, one each in the Field 2 and 5 parking lots. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[nysbirds-l] South Shore Barrier Beach Birds (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2010-10-10 Thread Ken Feustel
We birded the barrier beach this morning , observing a fair movement of birds dominated by Yellow-rumped Warblers, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and White-throated and Song Sparrows. We had a Lincoln's Sparrow at the northwest corner of Robert Moses State Park Field 2, a flyby Pine Siskin, and a

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park to West End/Jones Beach (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2010-10-13 Thread ken feustel
direction. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park Today (Suffolk County)

2010-10-17 Thread ken feustel
This morning at RMSP Field 2 a diverse group of migrants were moving down the barrier beach. Highlights included sixty-five Purple Finch and twenty eight Pine Siskin. Decent numbers of American Robin (350), Red-winged Blackbird (125), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (750-1000, difficult to estimate)

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach Birds (Nassau Co.)

2010-10-20 Thread Ken Feustel
At WE this morning there was an American Golden Plover on the sandbar in the WE2 Marina along with three Western Willets and twenty-five Red Knots. On the ocean south of the swale the calm winds resulted in excellent viewing conditions. We observed a single Parasitic Jaeger harassing Laughing

[nysbirds-l] Caumsett State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2010-10-24 Thread ken feustel
! Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park West End/Jones Beach (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2010-10-29 Thread Ken Feustel
As Shai Mitra indicated in an earlier post, there was a good movement of passerines down the beach this morning. We counted birds from the west end of parking field 2 from 7:45AM to 9:00AM. Birds continued to migrate down the beach after we stopped counting and were still moving by late in the

[nysbirds-l] South Shore Barrier Beach Birds

2010-11-01 Thread Ken Feustel
(at approx. 1:45PM) off the southeast corner of the boardwalk (a scope was necessary to obtain decent views) of the T.R. Nature Center. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[nysbirds-l] Field Trip Report - West End/Jones Beach east to Robert Moses State Park

2010-11-06 Thread Ken Feustel
We birded West End this morning (Saturday), first attempting to do a walking loop from WE2 down to the TR Nature Center and back. The tide was high and ocean water was washing over the beach into the low lying areas in the back dunes, so we were unable to complete the loop. We walked back to

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park This Morning (Suffolk Co.)

2010-11-12 Thread Ken Feustel
the Western Kingbird briefly along the west side of the road to the upper (south) parking lot. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach and Vicinity (Nassau Co.)

2010-11-13 Thread ken feustel
most of us headed down to the median west of the large poplar tree at WE and quickly came across a young male White-winged Crossbill feeding in a Japanese Black Pine just west of the poplar tree. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Fire Island Inlet/Captree State Park This Morning (Suffolk Co.)

2010-11-15 Thread Ken Feustel
years. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com

[nysbirds-l] West End/JonesBeach This Morning (Nassau Co.)

2010-11-23 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I talk a walk down to the Jone Inlet jetty this morning from the southwest corner of the WE2 parking lot. On the way down to the beach we encountered an Orange-crowned Warbler with a group of Yellow-rumped Warblers. There were a good number of gulls near the jetty, with Laughing Gulls,

[nysbirds-l] Hermit Warbler - No

2010-12-09 Thread ken feustel
A search for the Hermit Warbler at mid-morning at Sunken Meadow State Park was unsuccessful. A cat was sunning itself in the leaves by where the warbler had been seen - not a good sign. I would encourage birders to still continue to check out this location on the chance the bird is still in the

[nysbirds-l] Closure of Ocean Parkway (Nassau Suffolk Counties)

2010-12-16 Thread ken feustel
. Here's hoping for some better CBC weather than last year! Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach, NY

2010-12-17 Thread ken feustel
Parkway Closure Update News 12 LI indicated at about 3:00PM this afternoon that law enforcement authorities will decide tonight whether to continue the search along Ocean Parkway for evidence related to the discovery of the four bodies east of Gilgo Beach. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach and Robert Moses S.P. This Morning (Nassau/Suffolk Counties)

2010-12-28 Thread ken feustel
the median, and two Boat-tailed Grackles were feeding along the shore of the Boat Basin. At RMSP Field 5 there were ten Horned Larks, two Snow Buntings and a single Lapland Longspur feeding in the center of the traffic circle. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Dovekie (Deceased) at West End 2 Marina (Nassau Co.)

2011-01-03 Thread ken feustel
days ago when the CBC was in progress. I noted that coastal New England recorded a fair number of Dovekies, apparently related to the December 26th coastal storm. Perhaps there are other birds around. Has anyone checked the Timber Point Boat Basin in Great River? Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] North Shore Suffolk/Nassau Counties This Morning

2011-01-05 Thread ken feustel
We went north to Cold Spring Harbor this morning around 8:00AM and found a group of birders eyeing the Tufted Duck. Satisfied with the looks we had of the bird we moved on to Bayville in the hope that the Barrow's Goldeneye might be present - no luck. Our next stop was an icy Shu Swamp where a

[nysbirds-l] Connetquot River State Park This Morning (Suffolk County)

2011-01-06 Thread Ken Feustel
(accessed by walking west from the parking lot). Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose at Belmont Lake State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2011-01-08 Thread Ken Feustel
of the swale. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http

[nysbirds-l] Wrong Address to View Lark Sparrow Photos

2011-01-09 Thread ken feustel
I just checked my flickr address for the Lark Sparrow photos and what appears is definitely not my flickr site. My apologies and i will attempt to post an address correction (although the address seems correct). Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Calverton Dune Road Yesterday

2011-01-11 Thread Ken Feustel
Pipits scattered in small groups of 1-3 birds, an American Bittern, two (Ipswich) Savannah Sparrows, and a Wilson's Snipe (salt marsh near Dolphin Lane). Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES

[nysbirds-l] Common Redpoll at Jones Beach (Nassau Co.)

2011-01-11 Thread ken feustel
A single Common Redpoll was feeding on the south shoulder of the Ocean Parkway east of JBSP Field 6 with a few Song Sparrows at about 1100AM this morning. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Connetquot River S.P. and West End/Jones Beach Birds (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)

2011-01-14 Thread ken feustel
helped, too). Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3) http

[nysbirds-l] Connetquot River State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2011-01-15 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I did a walk on snowshoes this morning up the east side of the Connetquot River to the fish hatchery and down the west side of the river. Although the woods were fairly quiet we observed a single Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, five Wood Duck, and most surprising of all, an Eastern Phoebe at

[nysbirds-l] Montauk Pt. to Shinnecock Inlet (Suffok Co.)

2011-01-18 Thread Ken Feustel
. Cooper's Neck Pond had some open water and held small numbers of Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Merganser and Ruddy Duck. On Dune Road there were two American Bitterns and a Clapper Rail west of Tiana Beach. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Montauk Pt. and Vicinity Today (Suffolk Co.)

2011-01-31 Thread ken feustel
Sue and I ventured out to Montauk Pt. today on what the National Weather Service promised to be a relatively calm day (winds of 6-9mph). On our way out we passed a group of fifteen Wild Turkeys perched in trees on the south side of Montauk State Parkway. Once at the point (about 7:00AM) we

[nysbirds-l] Connetquot River State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

2011-02-04 Thread ken feustel
At Connetquot River State Park this morning there were 202 Common Mergansers on the lower river. The trail east of the river was very quiet; our only bird on this portion of the hike was a single Golden-crowned Kinglet. At the feeders just west of the fish hatchery we found a young male

[nysbirds-l] White-fronted Geese at St. Charles Cemetery (Suffolk County)

2011-02-14 Thread Ken Feustel
The previously reported four White-fronted Geese were present at 1:30PM today with about 200 Canada Geese at St. Charles Cemetery. Specifically, the birds were in the fields on the west side of Wellwood Ave. south of the main (Wellwood Ave.) entrance to the cemetery. Ken Feustel

[nysbirds-l] East End Goose Search (Suffolk Co.)

2011-02-16 Thread Ken Feustel
of eight hundred Canada Geese on Mitchell Lane. Flocks of Canada Geese were moving back and forth during the morning and early afternoon, with an estimated 4,000 birds observed between Sag Pond (partially frozen) and Short's Pond (totally frozen). Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Large Movement of Lesser Scaup (Suffolk Co.)

2011-02-20 Thread ken feustel
The last few days we have noticed a buildup of numbers of Lesser Scaup at some of their favorite freshwater ponds, lakes and rivers. A stop at Connetquot River State Park (CRSP) this morning yielded only about seventy Lesser Scaup. After leaving CRSP we went to the southern portion of the river

[nysbirds-l] Saranac Lake and Bloomingdale Field Trip Report (Essex Franklin Counties)

2011-02-27 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I have spent the last few days birding in the Saranac/Bloomingdale area. Friday morning we managed to get in about two hours birding before the heavy snow limited visibility and forced us inside. Many of the feeders we checked had Common Redpoll, between 25-125 birds. Other than the

[nysbirds-l] Eastern Phoebe at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2011-03-01 Thread ken feustel
An early Eastern Phoebe was on the north side of the RMSP parkway opposite Field 4 this morning. A photo of the bird can be seen at: htp://www.flickr.com/photos/kfeustel/sets/72157626175726300/ Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe at Amagansett (Suffolk Co.)

2011-03-04 Thread ken feustel
An Eared Grebe was observed Thursday afternoon with three Horned Grebes from the end of Indian Wells Plain Highway in Amagansett. This individual is perhaps the same bird seen by birders further east off Atlantic Avenue the day before. This particular bird is not a well-marked individual,

[nysbirds-l] East End Field Trip Report (Suffolk Co.)

2011-03-08 Thread ken feustel
. On Seatuck Creek Pond in Eastport there were approx. 1200 Lesser Scaup as well as Redhead and Canvasback. Photos of the Shrike and a few blackbirds at David's Lane can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfeustel/sets/72157626101858223/ Click on the images to enlarge them. Ken Feustel

[nysbirds-l] Suffolk/Nassau County Birds

2011-03-26 Thread ken feustel
Grackle, and Tree Swallow. After spending ten days in the Rio Grande Valley with daytime temperatures in the mid 80's the return to 25-35F temperatures was a bit of a shock. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Connetquot River Sunken Meadow State Parks (Suffolk County)

2011-04-06 Thread ken feustel
This morning at Connetquot River State Park (CRSP) there were three Osprey, an immature Bald Eagle, Pied-billed Grebe (1), Wood Duck (1), Great Egret (1), Tree Swallow (5), Eastern Bluebird (2), Golden-crowned Kinglet (12), and Pine Warbler (11). At Sunken Meadow State Park in late morning

[nysbirds-l] West End/Jones Beach Birds (Nassau Co.)

2011-04-10 Thread ken feustel
noticed a flock of fifty Dunlin with two Purple Sandpipers mixed in. I enjoyed the winter birds but, bring on the warblers! Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[nysbirds-l] Update on YTW At Hempstead Lake State Park (Nassau Co.)

2011-04-14 Thread Ken Feustel
HLSP early this afternoon I noted my FOY Indigo Bunting on the side of the Ocean Parkway east of the entrance to JBSP Parking Field # 6. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake State Park Oceanside MNSA Birds (Nassau Co.)

2011-04-15 Thread ken feustel
It was a disappointing morning of birding at most locales we visited this morning. Robert Moses State Park was very quiet, as was WestEnd/Jones Beach. We stopped at Hempstead Lake State Park in mid-morning but no one we talked to had seen the previously reported Yellow-throated Warbler. We did

[nysbirds-l] Dune Road, Mecox Inlet, Sag Pond, and Calverton Birds (Suffolk County)

2011-04-19 Thread ken feustel
Pines in and around the old airport. Eastern Meadowlarks were also present, and I counted fifteen American Kestrels hunting in the fields around the airport runways. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake State Park; West End/JBSP; Connetquot River State Park Birds (Nassau/Suffolk Counties)

2011-04-24 Thread ken feustel
other warblers observed were Yellow and Black White. All three warblers (not YTWA) breed at CRSP. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu

[nysbirds-l] Hooded Warbler at Southard's Pond (Suffolk County)

2011-04-25 Thread ken feustel
from Field 2; birders are currently driving Ocean Parkway looking for the bird. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http

[nysbirds-l] Western Suffolk County Birds

2011-04-26 Thread Ken Feustel
We spent an hour birding at Southard's Pond this morning hoping for a repeat of yesterday's movement. Unfortunately, bird numbers and variety seemed reduced, with our only new birds being Baltimore Oriole (2) and Prairie Warbler and a big influx of Catbirds. At Sunken Meadow State Park we were

[nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Park Hempstead Lake S. P. Birds (Queens/Nassau Counties)

2011-05-03 Thread ken feustel
We started our morning at Alley Pond Park (APP) where we quickly found a Hooded Warbler, perhaps the same bird that has been there for the last week in the dry gullies on the west side of the Park. A Worm-eating Warbler was singing in the tops of the oaks just north of the athletic fields. We

[nysbirds-l] Basherkill;Linear Park;Port Orange Road; Blue Chip Farm Birds (Sullivan,Orange,and Ulster Counties)

2011-05-09 Thread Ken Feustel
A visit to Basherkill yesterday morning yielded a modest 74 species. Early morning found the marsh blanketed in fog, with temperatures in the low forty's. Marsh birds either seen and/or heard included American Bittern, Virginia Rail, Common Moorhen, and Green Heron. Shorebirds included Solitary

[nysbirds-l] Seabird Movement at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2011-05-15 Thread ken feustel
There is a good movement of seabirds currently going on at Robert Moses State Park Field 2. We received a call early this morning from Pat Lindsay of numerous Wilson's Storm Petrels, Loons, and Gannets. Upon arriving at 8:15AM we quickly observed the Wilson's Storm Petrels fairly close to

[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope Continues at JBWR (Queens Co.)

2011-05-21 Thread Ken Feustel
The Red-necked Phalarope was observed at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at 1:45PM in the northeastern corner of the West Pond as seen from Bench #12. Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http

[nysbirds-l] Central Suffolk County Birds

2011-05-23 Thread Ken Feustel
Sue and I began our Sunday trip at the County Road 51 bike trail, where we hiked north up to its intersection with a dirt road leading southwest from the Hunter's Garden entrance road. We found neither the previously reported Blue Grosbeak or Summer Tanager. On our way up we heard our FOS

[nysbirds-l] Hooded Warbler at Connetquot River State Park (Suffolk Co.)

2011-05-28 Thread ken feustel
SP) included Turkey Vulture (1), Laughing Gulls (5), and Forster's Terns (2). Ken Feustel -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1

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