Re: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Breezy Point

2016-06-11 Thread Long Island Birding
Just an FYI about general New York Beach Access, I believe the high water mark (high tide line) is the demarcation used to separate public and private beach property. Meaning if you walk on the wet sand that is covered by water half of the day, you are OK. There was even a ruling in 1988 in NY

Re: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Breezy Point

2016-06-11 Thread Long Island Birding
he water past the low tide line! Mike Z. On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Long Island Birding <michaelz...@gmail.com> wrote: > Just an FYI about general New York Beach Access, I believe the high water > mark (high tide line) is the demarcation used to separate public and > priv

Re: [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's and Hooded Warbler - Prospect Park Peninsula (correction)

2016-05-19 Thread Long Island Birding
Did anyone happen to notice if the Bicknell's at Prospect Park had a small growth by the bottom of one of its eye? Thanks. Mike Z. On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Paul R Sweet wrote: > Take a trip to the top of Slide Montain in the next few weeks. Guaranteed > Bicknell's > >

[nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake State Park

2016-08-09 Thread Long Island Birding
I birded HLSP briefly today. I had at least 5 Northern Waterthrushes (could not locate any Louisiana), 2 solitary sandpipers, and at least 2 spotted sandpipers. Also saw a few American Redstarts. The mosquitoes were really bad! Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule

2016-09-23 Thread Long Island Birding
To update, both birds were seen together this evening. Thanks Rob. Mike Z. On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Robert Taylor wrote: > both birds together now, sw corner of island > > > On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Robert Taylor > wrote: > >>

[nysbirds-l] Please Read: Jones Beach Median in Danger due to Bike Path extension

2016-10-01 Thread Long Island Birding
Hello everyone, I want to make the birding community aware that there are plans to extend the bike path towards the West End 2 parking lot at Jones Beach. This is going to include building a path on the lawn on the bay side. This is a huge problem for all of us who love walking Jones Beach. The

[nysbirds-l] Red-Necked Grebe - Pt. Lookout, Nassau County

2017-01-10 Thread Long Island Birding
Sorry for the late report but I had a Red-Necked Grebe between the very first and second jetty at Pt. Lookout earlier today for anyone interested. Several Horned Grebes around as well. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Red crossbils Edgewood yes

2017-03-25 Thread Long Island Birding
For anyone interested I was able to take a shot of an interesting behavior Eric Miller pointed out while observing the Red Crossbills. The seemed to be picking at the bark (for what I am not sure) of a deciduous tree, we even observed the male feed the female red crossbill.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue 8/17

2017-08-17 Thread Long Island Birding
To add to Steve's report, Arie Gilbert, Mattie, and myself observed a Whimbrel in the area west of the flats. Mike Z. On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 8:26 PM, Steve Walter wrote: > It looks like the tern gathering thing, at least on the flats, may be over > for the year. Just 3

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] crake video

2017-11-08 Thread Long Island Birding .
I also had some videos of Crakie from the past two days for those interested! Thank you again to the Feustels for finding and reporting the bird. https://youtu.be/KEGUIx5Mz3c https://youtu.be/xfnlzhRcsVI Mike Zito On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Peter Reisfeld drpi...@yahoo.com [ebirdsnyc]

Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff still at Heckscher SP Suffolk

2018-05-23 Thread Long Island Birding
Hello, To update, the ruff flew off about 5 minutes ago. Mike Z On Wed, May 23, 2018, 6:50 AM Edward Becher wrote: > Ruff still here. > > Edward becherebe6580...@aol.com > -- > On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Patricia Lindsay

Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff still at Heckscher SP Suffolk

2018-05-23 Thread Long Island Birding
To update again, the bird is now at field 6. On Wed, May 23, 2018, 7:13 AM Long Island Birding <michaelz...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > To update, the ruff flew off about 5 minutes ago. > Mike Z > > On Wed, May 23, 2018, 6:50 AM Edward Becher <ebe6580...@aol.com>

[nysbirds-l] QCBC Nickerson Beach Trip Report

2018-06-09 Thread Long Island Birding
Today the Queens County Bird Club had the following birds of interest at Nickerson Beach: Roseate Tern (at least 3) Black Tern (1, adult) Gull-billed Tern (1, flyover) Common Eider (3, seen in the water and briefly resting on the shore) Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re:[nysbirds-l] Black Tern - Nickerson Beach

2018-06-08 Thread Long Island Birding
Update - Bird flew off for now On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 8:36 AM Long Island Birding wrote: > Black tern on the flat originally found by Steve Walter. > Mike Z. > -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Black Tern - Nickerson Beach

2018-06-08 Thread Long Island Birding
Black tern on the flat originally found by Steve Walter. Mike Z. -- 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] Nickerson Beach - Possible Common Tern (longipennis) Species - Comments and thoughts welcome

2018-06-07 Thread Long Island Birding
Hello all, On 5/22 at Nickerson Beach I observed a Common Tern that stood out from the rest. It was the same size/shape as the other common terns, but the bill and legs were much darker. I showed the bird to a friend who is an eBird reviewer and he suggested that it was a Common Tern

[nysbirds-l] 5 Roseate Terns - Nickerson Beach

2018-06-11 Thread Long Island Birding
Currently in front of east colony. Mike Z. -- 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] Nickerson Beach Report.

2018-06-19 Thread Long Island Birding
Hello all, To summarize there were 7 tern species seen at Nickerson Beach Today. Sandwich Tern (found by Doug Futuyma) Arctic Tern (found by Adelia Honeywood) Gull-Billed Tern Forster's Tern Roseate Terns Least Terns Common Terns Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach - Possible Common Tern (longipennis) Species - Comments and thoughts welcome

2018-06-07 Thread Long Island Birding
Hello Shai and everyone, Thanks so much for your detailed response Shai. I changed the listing to Common Tern and added one more picture with more of a side view, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get a flight shot or any shots with the wings spread open. I am curious if this bird will reach

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Roseate Terns and Gull-billed Terns, Nickerson Beach

2018-06-06 Thread Long Island Birding
To add to the report, this evening there were at least 5 roseate terns, some showing a very nice rosey hue on the breast, and at least one of them had bling. A single gull-billed tern made an appearance and there were multiple first year common terns. Mike Z. On Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 6:20 PM Robert

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Evening Report

2018-06-20 Thread Long Island Birding
Hello, Just had two Brown Pelicans fly by on the ocean, also noteables include a presumably continuing delayed second summer type Arctic Tern and at least 8 Roseate Terns. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Roseate Tern Banding and Aging Follow Up

2018-06-26 Thread Long Island Birding
Thanks for the update Steve, of note a few days ago I observed two of the roseates at Nickerson displaying courtship behavior. I tried to get it on video, but they stopped before I could start filming. Maybe some are breeding? Or practice? Also of note, some birders observed last year there was a

[nysbirds-l] Commoner Mergansers -Hempstead Lake State park - Nassau County

2018-02-13 Thread Long Island Birding .
Spent a short time at HLSP this afternoon, there were at least 15 (conservative, probably more as some birds were a bit too far for me to make out) Common Mergansers on Hempstead Lake with some nice looking drakes. There was also a single male Redhead on South Pond towards the south end.. Mike

[nysbirds-l] Harris's Sparrow - Altamont, NY - Yes

2018-02-21 Thread Long Island Birding .
Just showed up around feeders at previously reported location next to red garage/barn. Also had an Eastern Phoebe, Long-eared Owl and Black Vulture. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

RE: [nysbirds-l] Harris's Sparrow - Altamont, NY - Yes

2018-02-21 Thread Long Island Birding .
gt; bounce-122311546-75443...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Will Raup > *Sent:* Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:05 PM > *To:* Long Island Birding . > *Cc:* NYSBIRDS-L > *Subject:* Re: [nysbirds-l] Harris's Sparrow - Altamont, NY - Yes > > > > > > Details on that Long-E

[nysbirds-l] Extralimital - Wallkill Roseate Spoonbill

2018-07-26 Thread Long Island Birding
The Roseate Spoonbill and Glossy Ibis continue at the liberty loop of Wallkill. Mike Z -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[nysbirds-l] White-Crowned Sparrows - Norman J. Levy Park

2018-10-21 Thread Long Island Birding
If anyone is looking for White-Crowned Sparrows there are at least 8 mixed in flocks in the parking lot of Norman J. Levy Park. Two nice adults by the green energy vehicles. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

Re:[nysbirds-l] OCWA and Pine Siskins @ Lido Beach Town Park

2018-11-10 Thread Long Island Birding
My apologies to all, the bird was actually a Tennessee Warbler and not an OCWA. On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 2:20 PM Long Island Birding wrote: > Those at Point Lookout Town Park might be interested in this > > I found an orange-crowned warbler earlier this morning in the area that >

[nysbirds-l] OCWA and Pine Siskins @ Lido Beach Town Park

2018-11-10 Thread Long Island Birding
Those at Point Lookout Town Park might be interested in this I found an orange-crowned warbler earlier this morning in the area that the scissor-tailed flycatcher was seen in. I was also alerted to a group of about 25 pine siskins seen by other birders near the memorial at the park. They

Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret in Point Lookout

2018-11-10 Thread Long Island Birding
Peter Reisfeld sent out the initial report at 10:53am, there were a series of replies to his email so it might have moved up in your inbox. Mike Z. On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 2:40 PM Steve Walter wrote: > I had also heard something (third hand) about a Scissor-tailed in Point > Lookout. I didn’t

[nysbirds-l] Extralimital - CT Kamchatka Gull - Yes

2019-01-14 Thread Long Island Birding
The Mew "Kamchatka" Gull was present this AM on the docks of Cove Island Park. Mike Z -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

Re: [nysbirds-l] White Pelican present Sunday morning

2019-01-13 Thread Long Island Birding
White Pelican continues at the end of Cove Rd. with mute swans. Mike Z. On Sun, Jan 13, 2019, 8:36 AM Jane Ross Directly across from the dead end at Cove Road off Rose Hill Rd in > WaterMill. Sometimes obscured by many preening swans. Active hunters don’t > seem to bother them at the moment. >

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay - Sora - Yes

2018-09-16 Thread Long Island Birding
Currently being seen with Robert Taylor at previously posted location. Mike Z -- 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] Nassau County - Wild Turkeys

2019-03-16 Thread Long Island Birding
Wild turkeys displaying on the entrance ramp/service road to the LIE from South Oyster Bay Road going west near exit 42 , not the exactly the best place for them (Corner of Robbins Lane north east side of LIE) Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Report - Nassau County

2019-05-30 Thread Long Island Birding
Birded Nickerson Beach this morning with the following highlights: 1 Arctic Tern (adult) 1 Gull-billed Tern 1 Roseate Tern (banded) Will post an eBird report later today with pictures. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - Nickerson Beach, Nassau County

2019-06-17 Thread Long Island Birding .
The ten Black-bellied Whistling ducks continue on the field at Nickerson Beach. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Pelagic South Shore Report

2019-06-24 Thread Long Island Birding .
I was offshore Sunday and Monday doing some incidental birding and had good numbers of shearwaters. In the area of the Bacardi Wreck on Sunday there were huge rafts of Great Shearwaters on the water and many flying about. Conservatively I would estimate there were close to 1000+ birds in the area.

[nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - Cow Meadow - Yes

2019-05-21 Thread Long Island Birding
The four continue in the pond. Hopefully they roost for the night. Mike Z -- 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] Wilson's Plover, Cupsogue - Yes

2019-05-21 Thread Long Island Birding
The Wilson's Plover continues at Cupsogue Beach in the wrack line. Mike Z -- 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] Nocturnal Flight Calls

2019-08-21 Thread Long Island Birding .
Am hearing a good amount of nocturnal flight calls over Bay Shore (1:45am - 2:20am) but it seems to be slowing down a bit. Maybe some new birds later this morning. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] South Shore Long Island - Offshore (Coimbra Wreck Area) Report - 8/21

2019-08-22 Thread Long Island Birding .
Went offshore yesterday, had high numbers of Wilson's Storm Petrels with some larger flocks. A conservative total count would be in the 200s. Birds were concentrated in areas of bait fish slicks. Also had a single Jaeger Sp. in the distance cruise by a dragger. Noticeably absent were shearwaters

Re:[nysbirds-l] Brown Booby - offshore out of Debs Inlet

2019-08-27 Thread Long Island Birding .
*forgot to add the area it was in is known as the Atlantic Beach Reef. Mike Z On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 9:35 AM Long Island Birding . wrote: > An adult Brown Booby was seen this morning 2.5 miles out of Debs Inlet on > the south shore of Long Island. The bird landed on a charter fishin

[nysbirds-l] Brown Booby - offshore out of Debs Inlet

2019-08-27 Thread Long Island Birding .
An adult Brown Booby was seen this morning 2.5 miles out of Debs Inlet on the south shore of Long Island. The bird landed on a charter fishing boat. Cell phone picture available by request, I already posted it to a local online group. Mike Z -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Brown Booby Access

2019-08-27 Thread Long Island Birding .
Sorry for the barrage of emails, but in case anyone was interested the bird has been seen on the Super Hawk and Captain Al out of Point Lookout the last few day. It was also seen out of Freeport on the Captain Lou. My mistake the bird is not quite an adult. Mike Z -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Interesting Rail at Oceanside MNSA - Nassau

2019-09-12 Thread Long Island Birding .
A possible hybrid king/clapper rail was reported at Oceanside MNSA. There are pictures from 9/10 available on the "What's this Bird" group on Facebook. I did not personally see the bird or have any other details. Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Lined Seedeater, Queens

2019-10-08 Thread Long Island Birding .
Hello Bob, Just of note these birds are widely available for purchase online and maybe even in local pet stores. I think many feel that it was probably an escapee rather than the more unlikely scenario of a vagrant, but who knows? https://leesexoticbirds.com/prices/