[nysbirds-l] Western Flycatcher

2015-11-21 Thread peter paul
At around 3:30pm today, while observing a flock of Pine Siskins along the path between the point and the oven, where the Red-headed Woodpecker has been hanging out, I refound the Western Flycatcher. A number of observers got on it, and some got photos. It vocalized a few times, a high pitch,

Re: [nysbirds-l] East Pond report 7-14-16

2016-07-14 Thread peter paul
I also went to the East Pond today, and will add to Andrew's email only that on the way out, near the south side entrance, I came across a Western Sandpiper mixed in with a flock of Leasts and Semis. Thank you to Andrew for looking at my photo and helping me clinch the ID! Good Birding, Tripper

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret

2017-07-08 Thread peter paul
FYI -- Forwarded message -- From: Richard Veit rrvei...@gmail.com [SINaturaList] < sinatural...@yahoogroups.com> Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 3:02 PM Subject: [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret To: sinatural...@yahoogroups.com At gbp Clearly gray lores, blackish legs

Re: [SINaturaList] Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted

2017-07-08 Thread peter paul
To me, the bill looks too slim and too uniform in color for LBHE (which would have a thicker bill that tapers more, dark tip with lighter colored base). LBHE also tends to hunt and stand with its neck extended, not curled up like this bird is doing in all of these pictures. The legs would also

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

2018-06-08 Thread peter paul
Hey all, Just to throw another specimen into the mix, here ( https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S30364262) is a bird that Simon Taylor and I found a couple of summers ago at Nickerson. We noted many of the structural, plumage, and molt features that Shai mentions in the 2011 listserv email. This

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach - Terns

2018-06-15 Thread peter paul
Just to add to the Long Island bird reports from today - I went to Nickerson and spent around 4 and a half hours terning. Highlights were a second summer type ARCTIC TERN, four ROSEATE TERNs, and a much-discussed-as-of-late, black billed, black legged, long winged, speckled forheaded COMMON TERN

Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Arctic Tern and others

2018-06-18 Thread peter paul
As interested as I am in the aging of these birds, I'm just gonna keep reading the thoughts of others. But going back to the how-many-Arctic-Terns-are-we-seeing thread: Tim, My Sunday and Friday birds were different. Look at my pictures from Friday

[nysbirds-l] Breezy Point Queens

2018-06-13 Thread peter paul
Last evening I had a possible Arctic Tern at Breezy point in Queens. The jury is still out, and thoughts would be welcome. Images of the bird can be seen below in my ebird report, and from flickr. The bird stuck around for about 6 minutes before flying off, and I was unable to refind it (though

Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Arctic Tern and others

2018-06-19 Thread peter paul
To add another layer to the aging confusion, while also tying into the ROST banding conversation - here are two banded Roseate Terns I have recently encountered at Nickerson. I have now received reports from both of them. They were both banded as chicks, one on Great Gull Island, one in

[nysbirds-l] Breezy Point Shorebirds (and others)

2018-08-07 Thread peter paul
Yesterday morning, Breezy was host to a couple thousand shorebirds - mostly Sanderling, but 12 shorebird species in total. Highlights overall were two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLs, a continuing male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER close to the jetty, two RED KNOTS, and good numbers of Ruddy Turnstones and

[nysbirds-l] Breezy Point - Marbled Godwit, Black Tern +

2018-08-17 Thread peter paul
This morning there was a continuing MARBLED GODWIT at Breezy point, usually about half way between the 4x4 trail and the jetty. Early in the morning it was down on the beach, but as more joggers, etc... were showing up, it tended to stay farther up the beach, near or in the roped off area. It

[nysbirds-l] Breezy Point Queens - Brown Pelicans +

2018-07-16 Thread peter paul
It's time for a Breezy Point check in! Late this afternoon, Breezy had an east to west (and eventually south) fly-by of 8 BROWN PELICANS. Also there was a (presumably) continuing first summer LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL near the entrance to the beach from the 4 x 4 path, as well as a similarly aged

[nysbirds-l] Breezy Point - Queens

2018-09-07 Thread peter paul
I haven't been to Breezy in a while. No rarities warranting in-the-field reports, but there were some good birds! Highlights: A WHIMBREL was flushed at the jetty by some fishermen - it flew east, turning back and eventually landed on the beach about half way between the 4x4 trail and the jetty.

[nysbirds-l] Breezy Point, Queens

2018-07-10 Thread peter paul
In case anyone was missing all that tern talk - never fear, I got you covered! Breezy was very busy yesterday in the late afternoon. There were hundreds of gulls (mostly Herring and Great Black-backed), and hundreds of terns (mostly Common, and Least). But highlights included one ROSEATE TERN