Re: [nysbirds-l] Ash-throated Flycatcher (Yes) - Queens NY

2009-11-27 Thread Robert Lewis
I observed the Ash-throated Flycatcher at the Cohancy Street location this afternoon (11/27) around 3:05 pm. I was shown the bird by another birder whose name I never learned. He had evidently seen the bird in the same spot about 20 minutes earlier, then it had flown north along the fence on

Re:[nysbirds-l] RFI, Mew Gull (Brooklyn)

2010-01-04 Thread Robert Lewis
I'm surprised no one has responded. I'll report what I know. I searched for the gull on Saturday morning. The wind and cold were brutal. I was there from around 8:30 to 12:00. No luck. I went at that time because I read last week that the bird seemed to show up before high tide. The best

Re: [nysbirds-l] Greater White-Fronted Geese in East Hampton, NY

2010-01-14 Thread Robert Lewis
I visited the Further Lane field in East Hampton today, Thursday, from around 2:15 to 2:45. I saw four immature Greater White-Fronted Geese. No Cackling Geese. This area is not so convenient for birding, as the road is fairly narrow. Fortunately there is very little traffic. The only place

Re: [nysbirds-l] Suffolk County, Dovekie and Trumpeter Swans

2010-01-28 Thread Robert Lewis
Hi, I saw the Dovekie in the usual 'west marina' section of the Timber Point Golf Course around 12:40 - 1:00 this afternoon. Incredibly easy to find, incredibly easy access, no hassles. I almost thought I was back birding in North Carolina. Then I drove to the previously reported

Re: [nysbirds-l] Tundra vs. Trumpeter

2010-01-31 Thread Robert Lewis
Hi, I'm no swan expert, but about a month ago I counted about 40,000 Tundras at Lake Mattamuskeet NC, and spent a little time hoping for a Trumpeter. Looking at your (good!) pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/34769...@n00/sets/72157623192228787/ the ones on the lower left seem to show

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point Sunday

2010-01-31 Thread Robert Lewis
Hi, I visited Croton Point, Westchester County, from around 3:30 - 5:00 today. Had a couple of interesting birds: Bald Eagle: 3, way out on the ice north of the point; at least 2 adults. White-crowned Sparrow, 1 imm, at the feeders at the nature center. ** Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 imm,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird at Pruyn Sanctuary

2010-02-06 Thread Robert Lewis
The previously reported YH Blackbird was seen this afternoon at the Pruyn Sanctuary by Tom Burke, Gail BEnson, and I around 3:15 - 3:30. It is very well marked. It hangs around with a large flock of more common blackbirds. Look for it near the feeders and in the surrounding trees. The

[nysbirds-l] Birding @ Rockerfeller State Park, Westchester

2010-05-02 Thread Robert Lewis
Good birding conditions this morning produced a moderately interesting walk.   Park where it's free at 41.10613115, -73.84438991. Walking uphill from here, I encountered a pair of Orchard Orioles in the little cattail marsh on the left soon after the blue Nature's Way sign.  Also here a Northern

Re: [nysbirds-l] Tallman Mtn. Statepark - Prothonotary Warbler

2010-05-03 Thread Robert Lewis
Hi,    I spent most of the morning at Tallman Mountain State Park.  I heard the Prothonotary but did not see it.   There was a nice amount of migrant activity.  The Prothonotary was reported yesterday here:  41.033860, -73.916048. I drove up to the top of the mountain (it is not necessary to

[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Forest Park, Queens NY, Tuesday morning

2010-05-04 Thread Robert Lewis
Hi, I was at Forest Park, Queens, Tuesday morning from about 9:45 to 11:10. With a few other people, I recorded these highlights: Red-eyed Vireo Wood Thrush Northern Parula (singing) Black-throated Blue Warbler (singing) Yellow-rumped Warbler (many, singing) Blackburnian Warbler (1 male)

Re: [nysbirds-l] JBWR: American White Pelican and Wilson's Phalarope

2010-07-28 Thread Robert Lewis
From around 5:30 - 6:00 pm another birder and I saw both these birds at the north end of the East Pond. I too entered at the NW corner path through the phragmites. The water level is fairly high, and I did go beyond that NW corner. The pelican was maybe 800 feet away, but we got good

Re: [nysbirds-l] White-tailed Kite, Stratford CT

2010-08-01 Thread Robert Lewis
I too was there from about 3:35 to 4:00 when the WT Kite reappeared. Stunning views. The location is at:  41.153584, -73.103542  Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Hescher Pk to Shinecock Inlet

2010-09-13 Thread Robert Lewis
I'm not sure what you mean by the Scandinavian race.  If you mean L. fuscus fuscus, they are darker black that Great Black-backed Gull and still unreported in North America, AFAIK. You may have had some form of L. fuscus intermedius.  I'd love to see a photo.   Peter Post and I wrote two

Re: [nysbirds-l] Ground Dove at Captree

2010-11-12 Thread Robert Lewis
Any recent word on the Ground Dove?  I have been out of town for three weeks and would like to try for it tomorrow.  Any hints about time of day, etc, would be appreciated. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Saturday update Common Ground Dove - YES

2010-11-13 Thread Robert Lewis
I saw the bird at 1:58 pm at the green buoy. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow -- 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)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Saturday: more Common Ground Dove

2010-11-13 Thread Robert Lewis
succeeded in seeing the bird. However, to reiterate what Shai Mitra posted a week ago, I think they would have had more success if they had not tried to walk up to the bird. The bird is pretty skittish. Use your car as a blind. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY --- On Sat, 11/13/10, Robert Lewis

Re: [nysbirds-l] Calverton sparrows?

2011-01-11 Thread Robert Lewis
I would appreciate any news today on the Lark and LeConte's, as I am considering coming out before the storm. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

RE: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's/Kumlien's thingy photos video

2011-03-13 Thread Robert Lewis
In April 1997 I took the following photo of an adult Thayer's on Staten Island. At least two other experienced observers agreed that it was a Thayer's. http://home.bway.net/lewis/birds/Thayers/Thayers.JPG Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY (visiting New Mexico until June) --- On Sun, 3/13/11, Kevin

[nysbirds-l] OT: great video from a baseball game

2011-04-25 Thread Robert Lewis
one strike and you're out? http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=mlbcontent_id=14145595 (and not a falcon either, as labeled) Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY(currently in New Mexico) -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

2011-05-26 Thread Robert Lewis
Does anyone have directions or a map to this spot? Latitude and longitude? How much walking is involved? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY (just back from four months in New Mexico) --- On Thu, 5/26/11, Angus Wilson oceanwander...@gmail.com wrote: From: Angus Wilson oceanwander...@gmail.com

Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whisting Ducks - NO

2011-05-28 Thread Robert Lewis
I was thinking of going out there tomorrow.  Are certain times of day better than others? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow --- On Sat, 5/28/11, Liz Martens birder...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Liz Martens birder...@yahoo.com Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whisting Ducks - NO To: NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu

Re: [nysbirds-l] No B-b Whistling Ducks

2011-05-30 Thread Robert Lewis
No one seems to have posted about yesterday (Sunday) so I will report no sightings that day (AFAIK). I arrived about 5:00pm. There was a group of four birders wrapping up their visit.  They said they had looked and walked both north and south of Oil City Road, to no avail.  I stayed until 7:00

Re: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown Rd, Iona Island, Mine Rd

2011-06-04 Thread Robert Lewis
It would be helpful if people describing this location would use the standard names for these roads.  Please refer to Google maps.  You will find there the names Lemon Road, Dunderberg Turnpike, and Pleasant Valley Road. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Sat, 6/4/11, ROBERT ADAMO rada...@msn.com

Re: [nysbirds-l] Hooded Crow

2011-06-22 Thread Robert Lewis
All,    I see that photos have been publicly posted (not by me).  It is not necessary to join the Staten Island listserv to view the following. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethbirds - Original Message - From: Robert Bate robsb...@gmail.com To:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Gray-hooded Gull

2011-07-30 Thread Robert Lewis
The escape from the Bronx Zoo was in 1995.  I don't know much about this species, but I would think 20 years might be a reasonable life span. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY http://www.sharonlbegley.com/great-escape-birds-flee-the-bronx-coop

[nysbirds-l] Coney Island Gulls

2011-08-01 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks to everyone who sent recommendations on where to park. I decided to take the easy route and just pay at the Aquarium.  Very easy and very overpriced.   So was the hot dog at Nathan's. I was among the many birders who saw the Gray-hooded Gull  when it reappeared around 1:15. Before

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

2011-08-03 Thread Robert Lewis
All,   I am a bit surprised that the origin of this bird has not been discussed much.   With people coming from a long distance, I think it ought to be mentioned more than it has been.   Has this bird arrived here on its own, or was it assisted?  How can we know?   Many people are concerned

[nysbirds-l] Grey-Hood Gull - driving

2011-08-04 Thread Robert Lewis
Here  are some hints for those driving to Coney Island across Queens, having crossed the Whitestone, Throgs Neck, or Triboro (RFK) Bridges. First, Google traffic is very good;  go to Google maps and enter: traffic nyc. In Westchester, avoid the Hutchinson River Parkway (the Hutch).  It is only

Re: [nysbirds-l] Wallkill NWR- White Ibis: Yes!

2011-08-06 Thread Robert Lewis
All,    The imm. White Ibis showed well this morning from around 11:15 - 12:00 noon.    When I arrived around 11:00 a birder who was just leaving said he had seen it 10 minutes earlier from the wooden platform on the south side of Oil City Road.  It was no longer visible because it was now

[nysbirds-l] Tropical Terns and more on the Hudson, Sleepy Hollow

2011-08-28 Thread Robert Lewis
I birded our neighborhood park on the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow NY from about 12:30 - 1:30.  A strong west or northwest wind was blowing, 30 - 40 mph.   The following birds were flying south down the Hudson. 1 DC Cormorantaround 250 Common Terns (couldn't identify every bird).3 Least Terns8

Re: [nysbirds-l] More on the Black-necked Stilt

2011-08-29 Thread Robert Lewis
I looked for the Black-necked Stilt this morning, Monday, about 10:30.  No luck.  The storm created pool where the bird was has disappeared.  There are workmen in there now. In case you want to try for it, drive west on Beekman Avenue.  You will see the huge abandoned GM site on your right.  

Re: [nysbirds-l] Wheatear at croton train station

2011-09-06 Thread Robert Lewis
Update:  easily visible from around 2:50 = 3:10pm when I left. killer looks. When I left it was perched on top of a gravel pile, about 6 feet off the ground. Plenty of easy parking here.  Just keep driving south. 41.184524, -73.879591  Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Wheatear at Croton RR Station

2011-09-06 Thread Robert Lewis
Update:  easily visible from around 2:50 - 3:10pm when I left. killer looks. When I left it was perched on top of a gravel pile, about 6 feet off the ground. Plenty of easy parking here.  Just keep driving south. 41.184524, -73.879591 Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

RE: [nysbirds-l] Wheatear Question

2011-09-07 Thread Robert Lewis
Seeing it from a moving train?  That's quite a stretch. Virtually no chance.   Once the train has stopped at the station?  Even less likely. Get out and walk! The area is very easy to find.  I posted these coordinates yesterday (the green arrow if you feed this into Google maps). 41.184524,

[nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy, Mourning Warbler

2011-09-20 Thread Robert Lewis
All, Yesterday afternoon my wife and I visited Marshlands Conservancy, near Rye, Westchester County. I have not been there in many years. The highlights were 4-6 Osprey, one imm Bald Eagle, and a Mourning Warbler. The female or imm bird was seen briefly in a grape thicket just east of

[nysbirds-l] focus group opportunity in Westchester County

2011-08-11 Thread Robert Lewis
I have been asked to post this opportunity for birders to influence telescope makers. It is  a focus group in Elmsford, Westchester County. I am not affiliated with any company involved here. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY   ORNITHOLOGISTS OR BIRD WATCHERS NEEDED     Fieldwork New York, a

Re: [nysbirds-l] Where to Go

2011-08-27 Thread Robert Lewis
Let's not forget the Yellow-nosed Albatross seen from 30 feet away by Berna Weissman (now Lincoln) and Gene (?) Howe on August 10, 1976, after Hurricane Belle.  Croton Point on the Hudson. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

Re:[nysbirds-l] [nysbirds-l][MidHudsonBirds] Common Ground Dove

2011-09-10 Thread Robert Lewis
Can someone post a photo accessible to all?  (not requiring a membership somewhere) Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Sat, 9/10/11, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu wrote: From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [MidHudsonBirds]

Re: [nysbirds-l] Painted Bunting near Stamford CT

2011-11-27 Thread Robert Lewis
All,    My wife and I drove over this afternoon and did NOT see the bird.  We were there from around 2:30 - 3:45pm. We ran into a knowledgeable fellow who said the bird has not been seen since Saturday morning.    This is Cove Point Park Wildlife Area.  The park is easy to find, but not so the

RE: [nysbirds-l] Swainson's thrush Winter Kingbird Reports

2011-12-12 Thread Robert Lewis
I assume you mean Golden-crowned Kinglet? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Mon, 12/12/11, Meredith, Leslie leslie.mered...@simonandschuster.com wrote: From: Meredith, Leslie leslie.mered...@simonandschuster.com Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Swainson's thrush Winter Kingbird Reports To: 'Hugh

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Central Park, December 11, 2011 photo of Baltimore Oriole

2011-12-13 Thread Robert Lewis
All,    I also well remember the much discussed oriole that was at the Rockefeller Preserve in Sleepy Hollow about ten years ago. The defining feature that was pointed out then by someone of ID Frontiers was the the way the black marks intrude on the upper white wing bar.     This is a bit hard

Re: [nysbirds-l] Gray-crowned Rosy-finch

2011-12-23 Thread Robert Lewis
This is the most astonishing find in New York State I have ever heard of, in my 30+ years birding.  More incredible than say, Gray-hooded Gull,  Western Reef Heron, or either of the wagtails.  Those were all great finds, but they were on the coast. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Fri,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Grace's Warbler Pt. Lookout

2012-01-01 Thread Robert Lewis
Please supply details. Exact location? Separation from Yellow-throated? Bob Lewis --- On Sun, 1/1/12, Seth Ausubel sausu...@nyc.rr.com wrote: From: Seth Ausubel sausu...@nyc.rr.com Subject: [nysbirds-l] Grace's Warbler Pt. Lookout To: post NYSbirds nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Date: Sunday,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Grace's Warbler location

2012-01-01 Thread Robert Lewis
40.59, -73.589 last seen around 1:30 AFAIK. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

re:[nysbirds-l] directions to Grace's Warbler - a map!

2012-01-02 Thread Robert Lewis
Jim Osterlund and I posted this yesterday: Bob's coordinates as a link: 40.59, -73.589 - Google Maps --- On Mon, 1/2/12, Cindy catbird...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Cindy catbird...@yahoo.com Subject: re:[nysbirds-l] directions to Grace's Warbler - a map! To: 'NYSBIRDS-L' NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu

Re: [nysbirds-l] NJ Chaffinch -YES

2012-01-05 Thread Robert Lewis
I saw the Chaffinch about 10:45 this morning. The previous appearance was 9:15. Apparently it returned around 11:30. From conversations and reading the internet, this seems to be the pattern. It stays around 45 seconds each time. The cul-de-sac where you park is here: 40.630695, -75.025871

Re: [nysbirds-l] Any information on the NJ Chaffinch

2012-01-15 Thread Robert Lewis
See the NJ Birding Posts, for example: http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NJBD.html#1326469502 Recall the policy of NO WEEKEND VISITS. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Sun, 1/15/12, tahoe...@optonline.net tahoe...@optonline.net wrote: From: tahoe...@optonline.net tahoe...@optonline.net

Re: [nysbirds-l] Knee jerk reaction to 2 guys that just didn't get it

2012-02-06 Thread Robert Lewis
As a long-time resident and birder of New York state (more than 30 years) I agree with Cindy. We must not fall into any extremist position. It would be beyond a shame to go back to the old word of mouth system, when only a self-appointed elite knew about rarities.  Respond appropriately to

Re: [nysbirds-l] Knee jerk reaction to 2 guys that just didn't get it

2012-02-06 Thread Robert Lewis
Careful. This post makes me uneasy. It smacks of vigilante justice. Moderation in all things. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY --- On Mon, 2/6/12, Dan peterbilt.bir...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Dan peterbilt.bir...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Knee jerk reaction to 2 guys that just didn't

Re: [nysbirds-l] Gray Crowned Rosy Finch

2012-03-05 Thread Robert Lewis
I, for one, would appreciate detailed directions to this place. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Mon, 3/5/12, Will Raup hoaryredp...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Will Raup hoaryredp...@hotmail.com Subject: [nysbirds-l] Gray Crowned Rosy Finch To: NYSBIRDS-L nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Date: Monday,

Re: [nysbirds-l] Spring morning at Rockefeller Preserve

2012-04-14 Thread Robert Lewis
The Rockefeller Preserve is in Sleepy Hollow, NY, Westchester County. I parked at the free area, intersection of Sleepy Hollow Road and Tower Hill Road, about 8:30 am.  I walked up Tower Hill Road (east), up Ash Tree Loop.   Then back down past Sleepy Hollow Road to the lower area, west of SH

[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] the white Ruff at Jamaica Bay

2012-07-12 Thread Robert Lewis
I'm not sure this was posted on the New York bird lists, but apparently the white-headed Ruff that was at Jamaica Bay a week or so ago later turned up at Cedar Island, North Carolina.  It was seen there for several days, but not apparently yesterday.  Is it really the same bird?

[nysbirds-l] Bell's Vireo Photos from N. Carolina

2012-09-12 Thread Robert Lewis
Mattamuskeet causeway, December 2009, taken by Allen Bryan: http://www.visitingnature.com/bellsvireo.htm Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] another immature White-eyed Vireo photo

2012-09-13 Thread Robert Lewis
taken in Virginia: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/12743457/fullscreen This is an interesting ID problem I was not aware of. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

RE:[nysbirds-l] Update Poss SLATY-BACKED GULL - Cohoes/Waterford

2012-10-05 Thread Robert Lewis
Kevin has nailed it. It's a Great Black-backed. Size can be attributed to being a small female, or simply variation within the species. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY --- On Thu, 10/4/12, Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote: From: Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu Subject: RE: Update RE:

Re: [nysbirds-l] wilsons petrel

2012-10-30 Thread Robert Lewis
Please be specific. Where is River Road? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY --- On Tue, 10/30/12, Jim Clinton jc...@earthlink.net wrote: From: Jim Clinton jc...@earthlink.net Subject: [nysbirds-l] wilsons petrel To: nysbirds-L nysbirds-L@cornell.edu Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:16 PM

[nysbirds-l] Brant on the Hudson, Westchester County

2012-10-30 Thread Robert Lewis
About 1:00 pm, from Sleepy Hollow, a flock of about 50 brant flying south in the middle of the Hudson. Nothing else but 2 gulls way off. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

RE: [nysbirds-l] Virginia's Warbler Locations

2012-11-12 Thread Robert Lewis
I was one of the birders who saw the bird at this spot (email below) around 12:30.  It was my second attempt in two days. For those new to this park, this is along a trail that loops around a glacial kettle.  If you zoom in to the area on Google maps, the trail is called Brooklyn Queens

RE: [nysbirds-l] Painted Bunting @ Alley Pond Park Queens County

2012-11-26 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks for posting! Can you explain how to get to the Upper Winchester parking lot?  It is not obvious from Google maps. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Mon, 11/26/12, Steve Walter swalte...@verizon.net wrote: From: Steve Walter swalte...@verizon.net Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Painted Bunting

Re: [nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose and Cackling Goose in the Bronx

2012-11-29 Thread Robert Lewis
All, Two other birders and I (sorry, didn't catch the names) saw the two geese at van Cortlandt Park from around 1:00 - 1:30. We were also treated to an adult Peregrine soaring quite low overhead. Access is very easy: they are in the large flock of Canadas seen on the Parade Grounds from

[nysbirds-l] RFI Pacific Loon on Moriches Bay (Long Island)

2012-12-14 Thread Robert Lewis
Any recent information, positive or negative? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Unusual Cormorant at Rye Beach, Westchester County

2013-01-04 Thread Robert Lewis
Interesting photos of the cormorant.  I am no expert on cormorants, but it seems to strongly resemble a race of the European Cormorant, phalacrocorax carbo sinensis, or maybe maroccanus.  Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Fri, 1/4/13, vanh...@citlink.net vanh...@citlink.net wrote: From:

Re:[nysbirds-l] Unusual Cormorant at Rye Beach, Westchester County

2013-01-05 Thread Robert Lewis
I too have never seen a (North American) Great Cormorant with this much white, but it makes sense that that's what is was. We call it Great Cormorant, the British call is Cormorant, but it's the same species, phalacrocorax carbo. One or two of the European races definitely do show this much

Re: [nysbirds-l] Newburgh Gulls

2013-02-16 Thread Robert Lewis
Can you post directions to the best places to look in Newburgh and Beacon?   When would the tide be best? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY --- On Fri, 2/15/13, Curt McDermott tele-...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Curt McDermott tele-...@hotmail.com Subject: [nysbirds-l] Newburgh Gulls To: New York Birds

Re: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands?

2013-05-02 Thread Robert Lewis
Any news of the longspur today?  Please post positive or negative. Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Hearing Loss and SongFinder

2013-05-17 Thread Robert Lewis
Has anyone here had experience with Songfinder, the digital hearing aid for us folks of a certain age? Here is their webpage:  http://www.nselec.com Are there competing products?  How does this work in comparison with standard hearing aids that one buys from a doctor? Thanks! Bob Lewis

Re: [nysbirds-l] pics/vid of amazing fallout in Texas + Y/C Night Herons, Cedarhurst

2013-05-20 Thread Robert Lewis
That's a great series of photos and videos, thanks! At almost exactly the five minute point on the first video, there is a warbler hopping in the leaf litter.  Is that a Swainson's Warbler?  Otherwise I'm stumped as to its identity.  Maybe someday I'll see one at Forest Park.  ;-) Bob Lewis

Re: [nysbirds-l] pics/vid of amazing fallout in Texas

2013-05-21 Thread Robert Lewis
we look down upon it.  I know I never have. Bob Lewis --- On Mon, 5/20/13, Robert Lewis rfer...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Robert Lewis rfer...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] pics/vid of amazing fallout in Texas + Y/C Night Herons, Cedarhurst To: NYS Birds nysbirds-l@cornell.edu, ebirds

[nysbirds-l] Rockefeller Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester Co.

2014-05-05 Thread Robert Lewis
All,   I made a brief foray today to the Rockefeller Preserve, parking at the free area on Sleepy Hollow Road, then walking east and later west on Old Sleepy Hollow Trail, from around 3:30 pm to 5:00.  This was certainly not an optimal time, so I didn't expect a lot, but it was very good.

[nysbirds-l] Doodletown Road, Rockland County: excellent birding

2014-05-11 Thread Robert Lewis
All,   I had an extremely good, rather brief, late afternoon trip to Doodletown Road, part of Bear Mountain State Park.  Excellent  migration, many birds, almost constant activity.   4:30 - 6:00 pm.   The highlight was probably the adult male Cerulean that stayed below my eye level ten feet

[nysbirds-l] Rockefeller Preserve Wednesday morning

2014-05-14 Thread Robert Lewis
Had a great time at Rockefeller Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County this morning, from around 9:30 to 11:00. As usual, I parked at the free area off Sleepy Hollow Road and walked up (northeast) the main path, Old Sleepy Hollow trial.   Warbling Vireo Red-eyed Vireo Yellow-throated

[nysbirds-l] Rockefeller Preserve, White-eyed Vireo

2014-05-17 Thread Robert Lewis
This preserve is in Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County. Around 9:00 this morning I found again the White-eyed Vireo just up the main trail from the free parking area on Sleepy Hollow Road.  Another birder, Tod, came by who apparently later saw two birds and got a good photograph of one.

Re: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warblers in Doodletown

2014-05-18 Thread Robert Lewis
You wrote:  about 100 yards up from the center of town there.   Please be more precise.  Go to google maps and zoom in.  Are you talking about Lemon Road? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow From: Rob Bate robsb...@gmail.com To: nysbirds-l nysbirds-l@cornell.edu

Re: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown Road

2014-05-18 Thread Robert Lewis
This great birding spot is in northern Rockland County.   41.301533, -73.986193 For those who are new to the area:  I just noticed that Google maps no longer shows the correct path for birding Doodletown.  If you go there and zoom in, DO NOT take the path labeled Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail (at

Re: [nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird/ Hallockville - No

2014-05-18 Thread Robert Lewis
I must have missed the original post.  Can someone post directions and details? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY From: robert adamo radamo4...@gmail.com To: NY BIRDS NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:13 PM Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird/

Re:[nysbirds-l] Rattlesnake at Doodletown

2014-05-25 Thread Robert Lewis
Doodletown Road is a famous birding spot in northern Rockland County. I was there around 5:00 pm and ran into a rattlesnake just along the main path.  I and two other people heard its rattle, which was more like a buzz.  This was about 75% of the way up to the top, just past the sign for

Re: [nysbirds-l] Rattlesnake at Doodletown

2014-05-26 Thread Robert Lewis
Distribution Map - NYS Dep... Disclaimer View on www.dec.ny.gov Preview by Yahoo Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY From: Claudia Peretti beec...@verizon.net To: 'Robert Lewis' rfer...@yahoo.com; 'NYSBirds' NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent: Monday, May 26, 2014 10:01 AM

[nysbirds-l] Rockefeller Preserve this morning; White-eyed Vireo

2014-05-26 Thread Robert Lewis
No migration was evident this morning along Old Sleepy Hollow Trail,  Rockefeller Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County. The previously reported White-eyed Vireo is still at about the same location, seen and heard well.  This morning around 10:15 am it was at the intersection of Old

Re: [nysbirds-l] Rattlesnake at Doodletown

2014-05-27 Thread Robert Lewis
Peretti *Sent:* Monday, May 26, 2014 10:01 AM *To:* 'Robert Lewis'; 'NYSBirds' *Subject:* RE: [nysbirds-l] Rattlesnake at Doodletown Re: Doodletown:  A yard-long Timber Rattlesnake was seen by both the AE Mearns Bird Club and the Linnaean Society of NYC on Saturday in late morning

[nysbirds-l] Whiskered Tern at Cape May

2014-09-13 Thread Robert Lewis
Any news since this morning? Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Whiskered Tern at Cape May

2014-09-15 Thread Robert Lewis
Seen quite easily and very well this morning resting on the beach near Bunker Pond. It hangs around with a flock of a few hundred Common and Forster's Terns. Also Laughing Gulls, one Black Tern, a few Royal. I saw it from about 7:00 to 8:00. After 8:00 the flock seemed to get more

Re: [nysbirds-l] Floyd Cassin's yes

2014-11-22 Thread Robert Lewis
Can someone post more specific directions to this?  I don't see community garden on Google maps.  Where does one park?  How much walking is involved? Thjanks, Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY From: Dennis Hrehowsik deepseagangs...@gmail.com To: nysbirds-l@cornell.edu nysbirds-l@cornell.edu

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

2014-11-29 Thread Robert Lewis
I had an excellent few hour's birding in and around Croton Point Park (Westchester County). Parking lot adjacent and just west of the model airplane field:  around 11:00am, 5 Pipits, a few dozen Horned Larks, one adult Lapland Longspur.   Then a beautiful light phase Rough-legged Hawk flew by

Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park Sunday

2014-11-30 Thread Robert Lewis
Not as birdy as yesterday. Parking lot adjacent and just west of the model airplane field:  around 2:00pm, 2 Pipits, a few dozen Horned Larks, two adult Lapland Longspurs.   Adult male Purple Finch at the feeders at the Nature Center. No sign of the Rough-leg.  One very tame Red tail hanging

Re:[nysbirds-l] LeConte's Sparrow, Floyd Bennett field

2014-12-01 Thread Robert Lewis
Good views of the skulker were had by 20+ people when I was there from around 11:20 - 12:20.  Thanks to all who found and refound it. It showed a lot of site-fidelity and was here:  40.58384, -73.87755  (Use Google maps satellite.) Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY | | • | | • | | • | |

[nysbirds-l] Croton Point this afternoon

2014-12-25 Thread Robert Lewis
Pretty dead.  At the model airplane field, just four Am. Tree Sparrows and a Red tail. At the nature center, just a bunch of House Sparrows and a Chickadee. No owls to report. On the cap, a couple more Red tails.   At the train station, a few gulls and a Common Merg. At Mariandale, no close

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

2014-12-26 Thread Robert Lewis
Can someone post more detailed directions? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY From: Doug Gochfeld fresha2...@gmail.com To: NYSBIRDS-L@cornell edu NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu Sent: Friday, December 26, 2014 8:53 AM Subject: [nysbirds-l] COUCH'S KINGBIRD Manhattan NOW Jacob Drucker refound the

[nysbirds-l] Forest Park Queens, May 4

2015-05-04 Thread Robert Lewis
A noticeable improvement over Friday, but still quite slow overall. The best birding was not at the water hole, but farther west at the kettle and farther southwest toward the railroad tracks. Morning Dove Blue-headed Vireo Yellow-throated V. Red-eyed Vireo V.Blue-headed V. Carolina WrenRobin

Re: [nysbirds-l] White-eyed Vireo in Rockefeller State Park - Westchester County

2015-05-07 Thread Robert Lewis
Sounds like just where it was last year. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY From: Richard Guthrie richardpguth...@gmail.com To: midhudsonbi...@yahoo.com midhudsonbi...@yahoo.com; NYSBIRDS_L nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:22 AM Subject: [nysbirds-l] White-eyed Vireo in

[nysbirds-l] Rockefeller Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County

2015-05-14 Thread Robert Lewis
Thursday morning 7:30 - 9:00.  Park at the free area on Sleepy Hollow Road at its intersection with Tower Hill Road, which is a path. A fairly good morning, but with no pure migrants. Best bird:  continued presence of White-eyed Vireo, at the same spot as about a week ago, which is the exact

[nysbirds-l] Bar Tailed Godwit at Jamaica Bay?

2015-05-17 Thread Robert Lewis
Any news today, Sunday? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Caracara Including Parking

2015-04-12 Thread Robert Lewis
latitude and longitude of the 11:30am sighting:  41.5296, -74.2007of the 12:00 noon sighting:  41.5282, -74.20099 Scan the tops of the trees for the perched bird. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow | Reply via web post | • | Reply to sender | • | Reply to group | • | Start a New Topic | •

Re: [nysbirds-l] Terns at Nickerson Beach

2015-06-09 Thread Robert Lewis
Thanks Shai for your recent reports of Arctic Tern at Nickerson Beach and Cupsogue Park.   I've never seen Arctic Tern in New York and would love to visit one of these areas. However, I am not a resident of either Nassau County or Suffolk County.  As far as I can see, the parking fees for

Re: [nysbirds-l] Terns at Nickerson Beach

2015-06-10 Thread Robert Lewis
Any sense of whether tide has an impact on the number of terns at this spot? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow From: Felipe Pimentel fpimen...@verizon.net To: Robert Lewis rfer...@yahoo.com Cc: Shaibal Mitra shaibal.mi...@csi.cuny.edu; NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu Sent: Tuesday

Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach ARCTIC TERN, no

2015-06-11 Thread Robert Lewis
Yesterday afternoon from about 3:20 to 6:00 I birded Nickerson Beach, Nassau County.  No Arctic Tern.  Another birder was there for most of that time (whose name escapes me, sorry) and he too reported no luck, though he did say he saw a Roseate.  There was a Black Tern. The flock of Common

Re: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern search

2015-06-12 Thread Robert Lewis
I find that I have time this June to look for Arctic Terns.  I was at Nickerson Beach a couple days ago and had no luck. For Cupsogue Beach, I'm wondering if this make sense:  I see from the tide tables that between June 17 - 21 the tides seem to be favorable.  This is from the table for Center

[nysbirds-l] Little Egret on Long Island?

2015-05-24 Thread Robert Lewis
Have many people been searching the  last two days? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown in Harriman State Park

2015-05-24 Thread Robert Lewis
I would add a Black-billed Cuckoo seen well, about 2/3 the way up the trail, around 10:30.  Also an Eastern W. Peewee. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow From: Rob Bate robsb...@gmail.com To: nysbirds-l nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 5:01 PM Subject: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown in

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

2015-05-21 Thread Robert Lewis
Can someone post more explicit directions? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow From: Arie Gilbert ariegilb...@optonline.net To: Peter Morris p_morri...@yahoo.com; NY Bird List List nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:57 AM Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Little Egret - Gardiner Park

Re: [nysbirds-l] Little Egret - Yes (including directions)

2015-05-21 Thread Robert Lewis
What field marks does this bird show? Larger size obvious?  (compared to Snowy) long pale gular area on lower mandible? gray lores? solid black legs? single plume? Bob LewisSleepy Hollow From: Seth Ausubel sausu...@nyc.rr.com To: post NYSbirds nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Thursday, May

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