[nysbirds-l] Northern shrike

2013-01-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
scope views Larry Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2013-02-03 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Sunday afternoon 1130 am-1 pm: 3 meadowlarks and counted 31 in pipits on cap. Pipit flock has been around since late fall; elsewhere in park: creeper, rb nuthatch, a perched and preening F Merlin and two bald eagle; kingfisher at railroad boat launch; waterfowl scarce L Trachtenberg

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle goose

2013-02-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Present at larchmont reservoir 130 pm. Resting but easy to pick out Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle and cackling larchmont

2013-02-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Well not a gyr but Kyle Bardwell and I had good looks at the Barnacle goose at Larchmont Reservoir about 8:30 am today and just a bit west off Weaver street at Quaker Ridge school (from same flock of Canadas as had been on reservoir) was a beautiful cackling goose. To complete the scene we did

RE: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [GABO-L] Birding TV Show and Bryant Park this a.m.

2013-04-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
this inane exercise and why is it on this cite? Back to birds at Bryant Park 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. this morning: had one of the woodcocks near maintenance shed south side (40th street), also a hermit thrush and on the lawn a palm warbler (FOS). Larry Trachtenberg Ossining NY From: bounce-80428689-10490

[nysbirds-l] Croton train station

2013-04-14 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
430 pm -- 13 Bonapartes gulls some almost full breeding plumage very uncommon here (high mark was 19 earlier this am). Many green winged teal and hundreds of swallows most tree but Rough winged and barn represented L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Pine siskin

2013-04-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I have had a single pine Siskin at thistle feeder (in Ossining) most of this afternoon. Hadn't had one since a flurry for 3-4 days in late fall. L. Trachtenberg Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2013-05-03 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A too brief walk on a beautiful morning yielded two meadowlarks on the main landfill; sun hitting their yellow breast during telltale flight. Great horned owls have again bred successfully in the park Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] RT loon at croton point park

2013-05-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
For the last 3 mornings (seen bw 645-715) there has been a lingering single red throated loon just off the beach at croton point park. Seems quite late to me? Also singing orchard oriole this morning. L. Trachtenberg Ossining. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bryant park 5/17

2013-05-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On May 17, 2013, at 8:34 AM, ktbardw...@yahoo.com ktbardw...@yahoo.com wrote: A quick 20 minute walk this morning at 8:00 in bryant produced some good birds. Larry Trachtenberg and I had 10 yellowthroats, ovenbird,magnolia, redstart,parula, and wilsons. There was more around but hard

RE: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown, Stony Point, Rockland County

2013-05-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The earlier email as to location inadvertently mentioned that the Doodletown trail is off Rte 9A (it is off Rte 9W). I spent some time at Doodletown Sunday afternoon and had similar birds to Tate, (yes to blackpoll; no to Wilson's and we missed an Olive sided FC that had been seen earlier by

[nysbirds-l] Putnam county -- ruffed grouse, miss kite

2013-06-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On the second day of the Putnam County month long breeding survey Charlie Roberto and I spent the early morning 530-9 (well 615 for me) at Fahnestock State Park primarily the red and blue trails off Rte 301 just west of Canopus Lake. Highlights were warblers: singing cerulean on 301, 4 worm

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2013-06-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
During a late afternoon (530-630) walk on the landfill I was able to see all four target birds who appear to be breeding in the park: savannah (3+) and grasshopper (2, one perched and singing) sparrow, bobolink (appear to be many); eastern meadowlark (1 seen). Thanks are due to several people

[nysbirds-l] Putnam county breeding survey

2013-06-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
As part of Putnam County breeding bird survey Kyle Bardwell and I made a few stops early saturday in Fahnestock St. Park (campground and Pelton Pond) and a bit on red trail off 301 then at Stonecrop Garden also on Rte 301 and joined by Charlie Roberto for a few hours at Glynwood Farm including

[nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2013-07-06 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
RH woodpecker (adult male) continues at Muscoot Farm (Rte 100 Katonah/Somers) just up the path from parking lot -- gave great looks on dead tree. Also seen indigo bunting, yellowthroat, house wren singing away and young bluebird poking head out of box Not sure the point (or if this is forum)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Long-billed Dowitcher @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond

2013-07-25 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Kyle Bardwell, max kogut, mike kogut and I also hit east pond. we had all the birds seen by Andrew except did not pick out LB Dowitcher and for shore birds we can add: least sp, single spotted sp, single black skimmer and many oystercatchers. Our highlight was the success of the imm. peregrine

[nysbirds-l] Croton boat ramp terns

2013-07-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Have had great scope views of two caspian terns - one imm. sitting with half dozen gulls (745-810) still here L. Trachtenberg Ossining. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park 8/19-20

2013-08-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Yesterday midday Karalyn Lamb found an UPLAND SP on the CPP main landfill relocated by her and Charlie Roberto around 7 pm. Unfortunately an intensive search this a.m w/ Charlie and Anne Swaim from 6:30-7:30 a.m. -- they were still at it when work interfered with my day -- did not turn up the

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2013-08-31 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A nice mixture of birds on walk out to Teller's Point from upper parking area: warbling and red eyed vireos, blue gray gnatcatchers, cedar waxwings, downy and hairy WP (and northern flickers), balt. oriole, house and carolina wren, a surprising red breasted nuthatch, and warblers: yellow,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks, Sullivan Cty.

2013-09-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
4 common nighthawks over Lincoln ave Ossining 5 min ago. Hoping for more L. Trachtenberg Ossining NY. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 31, 2013, at 9:10 PM, Scott Rando aqu...@ptd.netmailto:aqu...@ptd.net wrote: I spotted about a half dozen common nighthawks at 7 pm tonight; they were hawking for

[nysbirds-l] Northern Parula

2013-09-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
47th and Vanderbilt hanging on green canvas construction material at eye level. Pleasant surprise on way to work; hope it makes it on its way south L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2013-09-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Immature RHWP still hanging out croton point park nature center 215 pm 9/27 -- large dead tree just to left of nature center -- good looks. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park

2013-10-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Although the Park has apparently been sold today by Bloomberg for a private T-Mobile event (Shikira concert) and the lawn and most of walkways were completely inaccessible, I was in early and birded the fringes for 30 minutes by maintenance area (40th St on 5th Ave side) and in front of the

[nysbirds-l] Croton point Park

2013-10-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
CPP main landfill very active w sparrows yesterday. Literally dozens of Savannah's and Song. One vesper, great looks. At least 8-10 swamp. Off the landfill one field; many chipping around, 6 junco, others had a Lincoln's. Warblers limited to large numbers of yellow rumped; several palm and a

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton point Park

2013-10-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
and eastern meadowlark and flock of grackles on landfill -- vesper again wide open I believe there's more than one; other additions from yesterday were one each of winter wren and peregrine. Sent from my iPhone On Oct 13, 2013, at 8:32 AM, Larry Trachtenberg trachtenb...@amsllp.com wrote: CPP

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2013-11-10 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The park was productive this morning. In addition to lingering palm warblers (eastern and western) ruby and golden crowned kinglets, savannah, white throated and song sparrows, many eastern bluebirds, we had excellent looks on the landfill of a single Lapland longspur; Cooperative enough for

[nysbirds-l] croton point Park

2013-11-11 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Charlie Roberto reports that Lapland Longspur and Eastern Meadowlark (one each) and many American Pipits were well seen on landfill this morning. L. Trachtenberg Ossining, NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2013-11-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Flock of 42 snow buntings in ball field area when you first drive in; kestrel on post and also a harrier in landfill; and a Great horned owl sitting in the open just off road near tent camp area Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

Re: [nysbirds-l] Why did you yell at him? Bird must have left becuase of yell

2013-12-01 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
And why is this board the police blotter; or is there some sense of self-aggrandizement in calling the cops that needs to be reported here. Back to birds: this am 7-9 am at croton point park: the RH woodpecker still showing well. Landfill had skein of 45+/- common mergs flying over; at least

[nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2013-12-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
RHWP still present in oaks at croton point park by gazebo up top (model air field) Monday 730 am. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

Re: [nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2013-12-04 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Oops I meant Wednesday. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 4, 2013, at 8:16 AM, Larry Trachtenberg trachtenb...@amsllp.com wrote: RHWP still present in oaks at croton point park by gazebo up top (model air field) Monday 730 am. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

RE:[nysbirds-l] Captree CBC, Preliminary Results

2013-12-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I understand that the first official day of the CBC Count Period was Saturday December 14 and the last day is Sunday January 5, 2014. Thus, for counts on Saturday 12/14, the count week period is 12/14-12/20 and for 12/15 the count week is also 12/14 -12/20 (not 12/12-12/18) hence the Gyr e.g.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Stuyvesant town Varied Thrush -- Friday update??

2013-12-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Warm day, glad I took the bins to work. Varied thrush seen well 330-345 -- took about an hour. Found with +/- 10 robins and some juncos, mourning doves and white throats. A number of people got to see it. other notable birds for my first birding excursion to Stuyvesant were ovenbird (seems

[nysbirds-l] Orange County

2013-12-21 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Charlie Roberto, Kyle Bardwell and I travelled to black dirt region today. Highlight was 12 Rough legged hawks on rte 94, Indiana road and at oil city road (pine island) 9 of which were light-phased) also 5 kestrel, 3 harrier, lots and lots of horned lark (missed on buntings and longspurs),

[nysbirds-l] peekskill CBC

2013-12-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Late post from last (snowy) Saturday (12/19) Peekskill/Northern Westchester CBC; some highlights in bold Snow Goose 50 Canada Goose 2920 Mute Swan 47 Gadwall 11 American Widgeon 7 American Black Duck 62 Mallard 489 Canvasback 1 Redhead 1 Ring-necked Duck 18 Lesser Scaup 1

RE: [nysbirds-l] peekskill CBC

2013-12-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
(meant 12/14) From: bounce-11126-10490...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-11126-10490...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Larry Trachtenberg Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 3:29 PM To: NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu Subject: [nysbirds-l] peekskill CBC Late post from last (snowy) Saturday (12/19

[nysbirds-l] Putnam County CBC

2013-12-30 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
While not yet final, preliminary results from Saturday's (12/28) 59th Putnam CBC showed some interesting finds: One each of: Golden Eagle (by Hudson at Breakneck Ridge Mt.) N. Pintail (Drake) (Boyd's Reservoir) Horned Grebe and Wood Duck (both Lake Mahopac) Northern Shrike (Glynwood farm)

[nysbirds-l] Eagles from train

2014-01-07 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Riding the train this morning from Ossining I saw four bald eagles; 2 adult on ice at Ossining, subadult just south of Scarborough, and immature soaring off Philips Manor; none from Tarrytown south. Curious if anyone counted them from Poughkeepsie down. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Croton point bay

2014-01-12 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On ice edge at croton point bay (off beach) at 820 a.m. there are 27 bald eagles sitting in the ice / water edge L. Trachtenberg Ossining NY Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-01-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
This afternoon at croton point park the landfill had a Merlin and roosting elsewhere in the park were great horned at rest and eastern screech up and down in its hole. Still good numbers of eagles around on ice in both bays and a few soaring; numbers should increase w freeze this week. Very

[nysbirds-l] Orange County SEOW

2014-01-26 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
On an afternoon trip to Orange County between rte 94, Indiana road, and skinners lane, john grant, miles grant and I had approx. 12 rough legged hawks, 4 dark phase w several kiting, 10+ N. Harrier including 2 grey ghost, 30+ red tail hawk, (no falcons), 100 horned lark (saw no buntings or

[nysbirds-l] Lost binoculars at Eaglefest

2014-02-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Lost by eaglefest volunteer at parking area just outside Croton (train station) boat ramp area at approx 11 am. Same were not turned in at eaglefest headquarters in croton point park or to metro north or croton police as of last evening. Leica 10x2. Please contact off list with any info. Thank

[nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2014-02-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Still around at croton point park, seen this a.m. same group of oaks up top by gazebo. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] White winged scoter (Westchester)

2014-03-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Highlight of a few hours at Edith read was single white winged scoter and single American wigeon L trachtenberg Ossining. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-03-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Beautiful calm morning ducks on the move. In cove left (west) of swimming beach 60+/- ring necked ducks, 13 GW teal, 6 gr. scaup, 4 comm. golden eye, mallards and buffleheads. Along river itself walking south along the sea wall 30+/- comm. golden eye, some more ring neck, and tucked in cove 21

RE: [nysbirds-l] Crow Shoot scheduled in Greene County

2014-03-19 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
to the crow shoot comments anything that has not already been said. Larry Trachtenberg Ossining From: bounce-113372021-10490...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-113372021-10490...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of John Cancalosi Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:12 PM To: Arie Gilbert Cc: NYSBIRDS

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2014-03-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
In a brief stop at Croton Point Park this morning I did not see the snipe that had been seen and photographed yesterday afternoon on the ball field as you drive in, but there were 12 GW Teal and 6 killdeer there (as well as numerous robins, mallards, Canada geese and about 80 ring billed

[nysbirds-l] Croton some good birds

2014-03-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
At croton point park this weekend 2 snipe within ten feet of the road, grey catbird, green winged teal, amer. wigeon, Merlin, kestrel, continuing RH woodpecker, and for me first of year osprey (perhaps will nest on light tower in train parking lot), double crested cormorant, and at Mayo's

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton some good birds addendum

2014-03-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
And the highlight I forgot two eastern meadowlark (pairing up?) on the landfill at croton point L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone On Mar 23, 2014, at 12:18 PM, Larry Trachtenberg trachtenb...@amsllp.com wrote: At croton point park this weekend 2 snipe within ten feet

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point and Read and Marshlands

2014-04-01 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
parking lot. Don't know status of RH woodpecker that's been in the park all winter. Larry Trachtenberg Ossining [logo] Lawrence B. Trachtenberg | trachtenb...@amsllp.commailto:trachtenb...@amsllp.com 485 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10017 | T: 212.521.3511 | F: 212.838.5505 NOTICE

[nysbirds-l] Madison square park

2014-04-14 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Just walking through. Hermit thrush feeding on lawn east side bw 24/25 L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton train station

2014-04-19 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Bonaparte's gulls. Presently nine in bay at station -- 3 in full breeding black head plumage Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Battery Park

2014-05-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Having to attend an all day conference on Pine Street (downtown) ugh -- I spent 45 minutes in battery park this am --- essentially a construction site at present -- only birds of note: 2 wood thrush, 1 b+w warbler, 1 e. Towhee, many white throated sparrows and low on the right by castle

[nysbirds-l] Pheasant croton point

2014-05-12 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
This morning at about 645 a ring necked pheasant was at ball field at entrance to Croton Point Park. My first in Westchester County in many years -- whether countable I will not venture but beautiful to look at. I understand bobolinks are back on the landfill hopefully grasshopper sparrow

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bryant park NYC Mourning Warbler

2014-05-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Spent 25 minutes or so beginning around 820. I would gladly trade 11 ovenbirds, 4 common yellowthroat, several catbirds and white throats even a beautiful swamp sparrow, Arod and a first round draft pick but alas no mourning warbler L. Trachtenberg Ossining. Sent from my iPhone On May 22,

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-05-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Cpp picks up another Westchester rarity a cattle egret presently in ball field at entrance to park feeding near Canada geese L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-06-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
With a fantastic lineup and fantastic weather for the Clearwater Festival I took the opportunity to twice walk the landfill. Highlights were numerous bobolinks, 2 grasshopper sparrow, 1 meadowlark (I have heard there are as many as 4). Not sure where else in Westchester county those species

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-07-06 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A solitary sandpiper was feeding at puddle by ball field at entrance to park this am. Seems early L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

RE: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

2014-07-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The Basha Kill (also Sullivan) has had a nesting pair in the past (not been there this year) sometimes visible from canoe/kayak put in. Take Rte. 17 to Exit 113. If you're coming from the east, turn left (south) at the end of the exit onto Rte. 209 towards Port Jervis. (If you're coming from

[nysbirds-l] American avocet croton point park

2014-07-14 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Just a few minutes ago (730 am) an American Avocet in breeding plumage was at the water's edge of the swimming beach at Croton Point Park. Beautiful light. A great find by Chris Letts too bad neither of us had cameras. Certainly a first for me in Westchester County. Good luck if you go. Sent

RE:[nysbirds-l] American avocet croton point park - update

2014-07-14 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Westchester County record of American Avocet and the first since 1997 (Croton Point had one other sighting in 1979). L. Trachtenberg Ossining -Original Message- From: bounce-117286066-10490...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117286066-10490...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Larry

RE: [nysbirds-l] New York Co. American Avocet

2014-07-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Seems to be an equal opportunity rarity: Westchester and Rockland Counties and now New York County ? L Trachtenberg Ossining -Original Message- From: bounce-117312121-10490...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117312121-10490...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Nadir Souirgi Sent: Tuesday,

[nysbirds-l] Bonaparte's gulls

2014-07-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
This afternoon Charlie Roberto and I had 3 bonaparte's gulls in bay behind croton train station one being harassed in flight by ring billed gull; size difference and tern like flight of bonapartes evident. Seem more common migratory stopover for them in recent years both ways (or else I just

[nysbirds-l] Croton train station -- common tern

2014-07-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Low tide this a.m. Highlights were a green heron, 5 great blue heron, two common mergansers (young) (I understand they bred in croton river this year); and on spit in bay a common tern, also 2 bonaparte's gulls and some unidentifiable peeps. L. Trachtenberg Ossining NY Sent from my iPhone --

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-08-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
7 a.m. drinking my coffee on the bench at swimming beach looking at a lone bobbing spotted sandpiper (still a lot of spots), when I notice another unidentified shorebird crossing the bay. Two falcons appear out of nowhere chasing it unsuccessfully. On the way back and over land the smaller one

[nysbirds-l] Nighthawks over Ossining

2014-08-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
6 tonight over porch at 715 pm. my first of season. Still sitting out hoping for another round. With work slow was able leave office early and spent about an hour in Central Park bw 330-430 pm. Best by far was a very cooperative worm eating warbler in Evodia field. Several folks got on it and

[nysbirds-l] Nighthawks over Ossining

2014-09-01 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
3 at 620 pm then a lone bird at 655. Not sure how many missed as I was in and out of house. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park

2014-09-13 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
During a few hours at the park w Charlie Roberto it was fairly active this morning with migrants. Hit a few pockets but likely missed more, 9 warbler species including Nashville, Pine, magnolia, Parula, and a late Yellow. Heard at least 2 BB cuckoo but would not make an appearance. Also of note

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-09-16 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Northern Harrier hunting successfully in brief stop at CPP this a.m. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-09-21 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Yesterday from 330-5 pm was fairly productive. Anne Swaim and I had first of fall American pipit (2) including one who posed on the landfill path for still and video. Other highlights were pine warbler, several flocks of waxwings at least 60 birds total, 7 RT hummingbirds in various jewelweed

[nysbirds-l] Loss of longtime LI birder

2014-09-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A NYFD captain and friend has asked that I inform the birding community, particularly those on Long Island, that Dan Heglund, long time LI birder (and who spent 20+ years with the NYFD) has passed after a long battle with cancer. L. Trachtenberg Ossining, NY Sent from my iPhone --

RE: Re:[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park

2014-09-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Supplementing Alan, John and Rob from Massapequa's posts, I was at Bryant Park from 1230 to 1 today and my list is more like Alan's although not as extensive -- alas no bins with me. 4 sp. warbler (pine best); did have what I also thought was grey cheeked thrush but at different location on

[nysbirds-l] Sandy Hook in Peril

2014-09-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Because it seems to be a depressing day for bird news, and because numerous NY birders head to Sandy Hook on occasion (me among them), below is a posting from Tom Brown on NJ Birds from earlier today (with links he provided for comment) regarding a Park Service plan that is likely to have a

RE: [nysbirds-l] N. Wheater YES

2014-10-03 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I think there was similar debate in 2011 for the N. wheatear that spent a few days at croton train station http://cortlandt.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/rare-bird-sighted-croton-train-station L. Trachtenberg Ossining From: bounce-118101662-10490...@list.cornell.edu

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park

2014-10-11 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
For you sparrow folks the Point was active this afternoon. Besides the landfill only a portion of which I walked, other productive areas by were grass by (never used) swimming pool, the grassy knoll (b/w the gazebo and the road to the nature center) and the low road w the wine cellars:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point park today

2014-10-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The rain over the last few days left some puddles in the park including up by the airplane field. Charlie Roberto passes on he had an excellent Westchester find of pectoral sandpiper in one of them about 9:00 this am. Also seen in grass in the area of air field were single vesper and Lincoln's

[nysbirds-l] TV roost Village of Croton on hudson

2014-11-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I was listening on the car radio to Bob Dylan's 14 minute dirge on the Titanic from his most recent record Tempest, parked and walked into the Black Cow Coffee Co. for my morning caffeine, saw the NY Times election headline, left the shop and there were (at least) 49 Turkey Vultures circling

[nysbirds-l] Ossining birds

2014-11-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The river has some waterfowl accumulating. From the Mariandale - Dominican Sisters property visible were large rafts of bufflehead, ruddy duck, coot and some black duck. Charlie Roberto and a few observers (not me unfortunately -- too late-- had single first year black and surf scoters;

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point/ossining

2014-11-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
At ball field as you drive in to CPP this a.m. were horned lark (6), snow bunting (4), pipit (3). I didn't see any of those species on the landfill although surely they are up there. On landfill surprisingly 2 fem. RW blackbird also several savannah sp. and a few tree; 2 harrier including grey

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park and vicinity

2014-11-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
To add to Robert and peter's posts of a great morning at croton point there were numerous harriers over both main and model air landfill. In the pines at parking lot up top were pine warbler, brown creeper, and golden crown kinglet, at the ball field a single killdeer, perched on the bay side

[nysbirds-l] Mariandale ossinng

2014-12-05 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Canvasback raft still present (80+). Did not see any redhead that were present last weekend. A lot of other usual winter ducks seems virtually all waterfowl in croton bay up close to Mariandale property. 3 Bald Eagle (2 adult); kingfisher at creek by Oss. Train Station L. Trachtenberg

Re: [nysbirds-l] Eurasian wigeon YES

2014-12-06 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The Eurasian wigeon is being seen close by at Hommocks conservation area in Mamaroneck -- lots of Amer. Wigeon too (off to try for the gull). L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone On Dec 6, 2014, at 9:46 AM, Sean Camillieri scamilli...@gmail.com wrote: Currently being seen around

[nysbirds-l] Northern Westchester / Peekskill CBC

2014-12-22 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Highlights from Saturday's 12/20/2014 Peekskill CBC included: High counts of bald eagle (34) pileated WP (19), American pipit (41 all at croton point), and both eastern bluebird and common raven (can't recall the #s); also of note were singles of eastern phoebe (very unusual for this count),

[nysbirds-l] Snow goose westchester

2014-12-24 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
In Rockefeller state park off rte. 448 (just past stone barns entrance). Single bird in large flock of Canadas. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

Re: [nysbirds-l] COUCH'S KINGBIRD Manhattan NOW

2014-12-26 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Cassin's in Brooklyn; Couch's in Manhattan. Seems like Flatbush Ave is Kingbird Highway Redux L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone On Dec 26, 2014, at 9:13 AM, Doug Gochfeld fresha2...@gmail.commailto:fresha2...@gmail.com wrote: Bird is back at the original location (from last

Re: [nysbirds-l] NYC Couch's Kingbird update?

2014-12-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I just got to Abington sq took subway from midtown give it a shot. No luck in 5 minutes. Two young birders rigged out in Swarovski and big camera got in from CT early this am spending most time around Jane + Washington - NO kingbird for them all day. On way to Washington and Jane passed 3 more

[nysbirds-l] 11th + 4th 231

2014-12-29 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2)

[nysbirds-l] Eagle Fest

2015-02-07 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Today is Teatown Eagle Fest headquartered at croton point park. Tents and spotters also at croton train station boat ramp, George's island (Montrose), Verplank pier, croton dam. 8 am -- 39 eagles at George's island. (25 at 9 am). On ice floes and perched. Other birds seen this morning mostly

[nysbirds-l] Eagle fest

2015-02-08 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There were well in excess of 100 bald eagles seen during eagle fest yesterday between Tarrytown and Peekskill. High hourly counts were 39 at George's Island 8 a.m. and 51 at Verplank pier at 10 am including 20 on an ice floe. Other birds seen during festival were: croton train boat ramp/ croton

[nysbirds-l] Redpolls -- croton point

2015-02-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Good sized flock (est. 20) continues this a.m. about 715 in and around black birch trees and in bushes and on gravel road past RVs before cabins at croton point park giving really nice looks. L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point

2015-02-17 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
There were many common redpolls in mixed flock of goldfinch and siskins yesterday even feeding on ground w juncos and WT sparrows. Sporadic reports over the last week so they are likely hanging around. Best spot seems to be in trees just at the left turn off, from the paved road (past the RVs)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bald Eagles at Croton-on-Hudson 1/27

2015-01-27 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I stopped by George's island Sunday 4 pm for first time this season (I spend all day there for Eagle Fest -- this year it's Saturday 2/7) and there were ten eagles perched. No ice at GI but there is river ice around the bend at Verplank pier, also at Charles Point and up to ansville circle

[nysbirds-l] Backyard bird

2015-02-14 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
My yard in Ossining had one surprise today a single common grackle. It didn't feel like spring. Also nice were hairy WP, song sparrow, a robin and my first pine siskins (5) of the season Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Spring

2015-03-15 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
At least 100 mixed blackbirds have been dropping into the feeders today mostly red wings -almost all males - some grackles and cowbirds. Also siskins continue at thistle; count was 11 today. 52 degrees tomorrow. L Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Croton point wilson's snipe

2015-03-20 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
7:15 this morning there were 3 snipe on grass left side of traffic circle just before main parking lot. Also one N. Harrier and still several Eagles around L. Trachtenberg Ossining Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Edith read / croton Point / black rock

2015-03-09 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
A few Westchester stops held some good birds on Sunday. At Edith Read Scaup (Large rafts), American wigeon, common loon (did not see any grebes), old squaw, red breasted mergs, and on one of the small rock islands, six or so shorebirds Dunlin (almost positive pretty far out), both sharpie and

[nysbirds-l] Croton point / ossining

2015-03-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Despite the cold rain and snow (and wind) there were some good birds on the landfill flushed snipe and FOS meadowlark, kestrel and fly over osprey. Also GHO seen by many and heard a Merlin was around but I did not see it. At home feeders still at least 5 pine Siskin (will they make it to

[nysbirds-l] FW: Croton point park - Sunday 3/22

2015-03-23 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
Started the morning with some vine cutting led by Karalyn Lamb of Croton Point Vine Cutters and The Swarm, whose work albeit swimming upstream, helps put a dent in invasive species at the Point and elsewhere in the lower Hudson valley. Freed up some Sassafras saplings and some black cherry

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point

2015-02-28 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
The redheads were still present this am. I had fewer BE than 20 but seven were perched all visible from the low road, 4 in one tree by water; imm. red shouldered hawk perched on tree right on low road (the gravel road w wine cellars) but biggest surprise was a hermit thrush which I was able to

[nysbirds-l] Gyr falcon

2015-02-21 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
I have learned the falcon was seen both Friday and again today (not sure about Thursday) but is not being posted on NYS birds --apparently on Facebook only. As an anachronism who has never joined Facebook (and perhaps I'm not alone) a post on NYS birds would be appreciated either positive or

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