Re: [nysbirds-l] New Migrants in Babylon NY this AM

2012-10-23 Thread Peter Morris
There were several birds around Southards Pond Park, Babylon (close to Tim) this morning which appeared to be 'new in'. The most obvious arrivals were Thrushes (56), Robins (36), Golden-crowned Kinglets (23), Goldfinch (19) and Pine Siskin (30).  Goldfinches and Siskins were moving west through

[nysbirds-l] Hurricane Sandy and potential seabirds

2012-10-26 Thread Peter Morris
Hi all, I am quite new to the area, having just moved to Babylon, Long Island with my girlfriend (from England). I was wondering if someone could share some experience with regards to storms such Sandy and their potential to produce seabirds in this area. Specifically, where are the best

[nysbirds-l] Red Crossbills, West Babylon

2012-11-18 Thread Peter Morris
Around 10 Red Crossbills flew south west over West Babylon High School at 10:40 this morning. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Virginia's Warbler @ Alley Pond Park Queens County (YES) reported by another birder....

2012-12-03 Thread Peter Morris
Hi, I am thinking of trying for the Virginia's Warbler on Wednesday (5th December), this will be my first opportunity since it was found to get there. If anyone else is thinking of trying that day, send me an email as it seems like team work may be the best option. All the best, Pete --

[nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull - Montauk Lake Inlet

2012-12-20 Thread Peter Morris
On my second attempt today, the continuing 1st-winter Black-headed Gull flew out of the inlet with a Bonaparte's Gull then west along the beach and out of view. Also of note were 2 Great Cormorant and a Horned Grebe. Pete -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Southards Pond Park Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo

2013-05-09 Thread Peter Morris
Given the slightly better looking weather forecast I started early at Southards Pond Park and despite getting fairly wet, was not disappointed. Warbler variety wasn't particularly great but the best of the lot was a singing Blue-winged Warbler. Also pleasing was a Yellow-throated Vireo showing

[nysbirds-l] White-eyed Vireo - Southards Pond, Babylon

2013-11-20 Thread Peter Morris
I had a White-eyed Vireo at Southards Pond in Babylon today. This bird was very active around the entrance to the Park just north of the tennis courts. I am fairly new to birding here but this seemed quite late for the species.  A photo is on my flickr site here: 

Re: [nysbirds-l] Birding in Britain

2013-12-15 Thread Peter Morris
Hi all, Having recently moved to NY from Britain, I am quite familiar with the British birding scene. Aside from a few imfamous incidents and chartacters (such as those featured), twitching in Britain can be a largely sedate and enjoyable affair. Having said that, there are some large egos

Re: [nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush

2013-12-18 Thread Peter Morris
Apparently the Varied Thrush is still present this morning in the same area as yesterday. All the best, Pete Sent from my iPhone On Dec 17, 2013, at 4:27 PM, Patricia Pollock wrote: 12/17/13, Tuesday Pat Pollock If anyone went looking for the Varied Thrush today,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush

2013-12-18 Thread Peter Morris
. -Original Message- From: Peter Morris To: Patricia Pollock Cc: Phil Jeffries; nEW yORK sTATE bIRDS-L Sent: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 10:57 am Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Varied Thrush Apparently

[nysbirds-l] Bald Eagle Southards Pond

2013-12-27 Thread Peter Morris
Hi all, I just had an adult Bald Eagle circle high over Southards pond, Babylon (Suffolk County) and drift slowly east. All the best, Pete Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Iceland Gull Southards Pond, Babylon (Suffolk)

2014-01-02 Thread Peter Morris
Hi all, I was just looking at an adult Iceland Gull roosting on the north side of the water at Southards Pond, Babylon. The flock then flew and I lost it but it still could be there. All the best, Pete Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Lesser black backed Gull - Southards Pond (Suffolk County)

2014-01-05 Thread Peter Morris
Hi all, I just found a Lesser black backed gull at Southards pond in Babylon. The bird wasn't here long and flew off west with a small group of Herring gull and has not returned as yet. All the best, Pete Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] About Iceland Gulls

2014-01-16 Thread Peter Morris
Hi all,  Sadly, I am not nearly well read enough on the subject of Iceland/Thayer's Gull but I am thoroughly enjoying reading the thoughts of others. Is there any evidence to suggest that the variation in wingtip pigmentation is clinal throughout the breeding range of 'Kumlien's Gull'?  With

[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Grebe - Southards Pond, Babylon (Suffolk)

2014-02-10 Thread Peter Morris
Around lunch time today there was a Red-necked Grebe in the north west corner of Southards Pond. I only watched the bird for about 5 minutes before it took off, circled the pond several times and departed west.  All the best, Pete -- -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Grebes at Robert Moses SP and Oak Beach (Suffolk, LI)

2015-03-01 Thread Peter Morris
It seems like there has been a sizeable movement of Red-necked Grebes into Long Island waters over the past couple of days. This morning, before the snow made viewing impossible, Tim Dunn and I watched 16 Red-necked Grebes fly west past Robert Moses field 2 (in a 45 minute period late morning),

[nysbirds-l] Little Egret - Gardiner Park (Suffolk)

2015-05-20 Thread Peter Morris
Hi all, I just thought I should flesh out some of the details from the earlier reports of the Little Egret. My initial views of this bird were relatively poor. The bird was quite distant and hunched down in the creek at the east end of the marsh. I had no scope with me but noted a couple of

[nysbirds-l] Tufted Duck, Santapogue Creek, Lindenhurst (Suffolk County)

2017-12-24 Thread Peter Morris
There is a Tufted Duck mixed in with a Scaup flock at Santapogue Creek (Suffolk). The bird was near the island where the Long-billed Dowitchers are most frequently seen half way down Venetian Boulevard, towards Venetian Shores park. There are several small flocks of scaup spread out along the

[nysbirds-l] Brown Booby, Robert Moses SP (Suffolk)

2019-09-02 Thread Peter Morris
At little before 7am today, an adult Brown Booby flew west to east past our vantage at Field 2 at Robert Moses State Park in Suffolk County. Otherwise a very unproductive seawatch. Pete Morris Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: