[nysbirds-l] Falcon fest

2009-08-30 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
After returning from up west (as the older 'east-enders' are prone to say) around 5 PM, I decided to try the Riverhead, Suffolk Co. sod fields for migrating shorebirds. As I checked the w/s field along Route 105, I noticed about 12-15 Kildeers, working the plowed under strip closest the road.

[nysbirds-l] A Big Day in Suffolk Co.

2009-09-12 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today started with an enjoyable, Condo horseshoe tournament in Riverhead. This was followed by a Group for the East End program in Southold, given by Dr. Judith Weis, of SUNJ Rutgers Newark, on her co-authored book, Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History. Heading home on Sound Ave in

[nysbirds-l] Barnacle Pink-footed Geese at Sunken Meadow S.P., Suffolk Co.

2009-11-04 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Sorry for this late post. Yesterday afternoon, somewhere between 3 4 PM, I arrived at the eastern parking lots, to find 3/4's of the birding McBrien Family present, and the birds absent. Mom, Barbara, along with son, Michael, and daughter , Megan, were just about leaving to try another spot in

[nysbirds-l] Forsythe Fischer

2009-11-07 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, The Eastern Long Island Audubon Society (ELIAS) conducted a field trip to Forsythe NWR, NJ. Highlights included TV, at least 6 N.Harriers, one of which was a Grey Ghost, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, 3 Bald Eagles, (2 immatures an adult in a tree, busily tearing flesh off it's prey) and 2 adult

[nysbirds-l] No Y-b Loon, but I'd like to...

2009-11-08 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Thank Shai Mitra Matt Bayer for pointing out the Cackling Goose at the horse farm, s/s Montauk Highway, Montauk, this AM. Thanks also to Angus Wilson for calling my attention to a Coopers Hawk, at that same spot, in the PM. Sometime in between, I managed 2 C. Eiders on my own, during a stop

[nysbirds-l] Bad News 1= Good News 2

2009-11-22 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Yesterday, my Verizon cell phone broke. Today, after having it checked at the Riverhead store, I was directed to it's service location in Bridgehampton, about a 40 minute drive east. Once there, in just half that amount of time, the phone was replaced under warranty, and I was on my way. But,

[nysbirds-l] Fw: Photography Show

2009-12-01 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
- Original Message - From: ROBERT ADAMOmailto:rada...@verizon.net To: NY BIRDSmailto:NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 11:36 PM Subject: Photography Show The following post has been approved by the owner of this listserve. Starting today, and running through

[nysbirds-l] Lqrge pale falcon w/tresses, Wading River,Suffolk Co.-No

2009-12-14 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, late morning, I tried unsuccessfully for the bird along the highline on Hulse Landing Rd., Sound Ave. (both east west of H.L.Rd.) and along Farm Rd., west, into town.I then headed east on Route 25A to Route 25, and then west to the Grumann Grasslands, all to no avail. Earliar, while

[nysbirds-l] Black Guillemot yes...finally!

2009-12-24 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, between 2 2:30 PM, along with approx. a dozen Long-tailed Ducks at the mouth of Sebonac Inlet, the guillemot fed continuously- it was up down so many times, that afterward, I wished I had counted them.This ended a 37 year quest to see this bird in NYS waters. I first saw it on a

[nysbirds-l] Imm. Bald Eagle/North Sea Harbor, Suffolk Co.

2010-01-14 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
At approx. 0930 today, Willie Becker called to report watching the above, from the town dock, located at the end of Towd Point Rd., North Sea. After about 20 min. of resting on an ice flow, the bird took off and proceeded to lazily circle the harbor. From his description, it could be the 1st

[nysbirds-l] Addition/Dovekie

2010-01-17 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Following up on Carl Starace's email of today, the Dovekie we saw yesterday was a first for all 3 of us. It was Dick's (a new ELIAS member and birder) first alcid, while also being the first time Carl I have ever seen this specie in any bay (or other smaller body of water) on L.I. I would

[nysbirds-l] Thanks!

2010-01-28 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
First, to Ken Thompson for the 10ft away Dovekie! Second, to Jack from the Bronx (one of the dozen, or so, Dovkie admirers) for alerting John McNeil I to the nearby Tundra Swan! And finally, to the finder of this year's pair of Trumpeter Swans at Upper Lake in Yaphank-please forgive me for not

[nysbirds-l] Imm. Bald Eagle at Werthiem N.W.R, Shirley, Suffolk Co.

2010-02-04 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This afternoon, at approx. 1:15 PM, Dick Berlanger I had the above as it flew north over the lower Carman's River, near the office bldg. Upon seeing it, Dick said it was the same bird he had yesterday on the Upper Carman's, at Southaven Co. Pk., near the boat rental dock-where the bird put on

[nysbirds-l] 5 Harlequin Ducks at Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays, Suffolk Co.

2010-02-11 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
The previously reported 4, has now increased by 1- all still to be found on the w/s of the w/jetty. There are 2, probably 3,males, and 2 females. There was also 23 C.Eiders in the inlet. On Dune Rd. in Quogue, I was treated to a primo look at a perched Coopers Hawk, from about 50-60' away. It

[nysbirds-l] Fw: Calverton Grasslands, Suffolk, Co.

2010-02-13 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Re-sending of post not acknowledged on Saturday - Original Message - From: ROBERT ADAMOmailto:rada...@msn.com To: NY BIRDSmailto:NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 9:06 PM Subject: Calverton Grasslands, Suffolk, Co. Today, at dusk, for the 2nd time in 2 weeks,

[nysbirds-l] Seals, harriers, harlequins, birders lunch...not neccessarily in that order.

2010-02-21 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This afternoon's trip to Shinnicock Inlet was different-birds were not the goal...seals were! While I'm usually alone, enroute to this location, today my wife, Ruth Ann, was riding shotgun. With the temperature and sunlight pulling her outdoors, along with her rememberence of my description

[nysbirds-l] Addition to, and spelling corrections of, my last post.

2010-02-22 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
The last name of the couple I met yesterday does not begin with W-it should have been P, as in Patsch. Gerhard (without the t) currently is president of The Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club. Also, I'm starting to see the necessity of getting some sort of spell-check, as in nec©essarily! Cheers, Bob

[nysbirds-l] Birding on the North Fork, Suffolk Co.

2010-02-27 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, between a late start (9:00 AM) and an early fiinish (3:00 PM), Dick Berlanger and I had a few nice birds, with the highlight involving a Great Blue Heron and a Great Green Eel! We weren't in the car 5 minutes before having a Turkey Vulture in Riverhead. In another 5 min., we were at

[nysbirds-l] A FOS a lifer

2010-03-06 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This morning at Shinnicock Inlet I finally had my FOS Purple Sandpiper (2) and met Seth Ausuabel for the first time! 2 Harlequin Ducks (1, possibly 2 drakes) were feeding near the e/jetty, while 14 C.Eider continue in the inlet, as well. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Corrections on my previous post of 40 minutes ago, at 12:36AM

2010-03-17 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
There should only be one (i) between (d t) in traditional, and I guess my brain, as well as my sight, were not up to speed, when I used sight instead of site. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Peconic River Osprey Nest, just e/o the Rt. 105 Bridge, Riverhead, Suffolk Co.

2010-03-20 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Thanks to Tom Lambertson, a long-time birder who happens to live very near the above, for letting me know, that while I was right re: the Rt.24/Rt.105 nest, I was wrong about the Peconic River nest. According to Tom, a pair nested there in 2009 and fledged 3 young. I know Tom and certainly

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2010-03-22 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This past Saturday morning, 4 intrepid Elias members installed 10 Bluebird nests at the property known as Pheasant Meadows, on Evergreen Avenue in East Moriches, for the Town of Brookhaven. This marks the 6th bluebird trail our club has installed. For those of you who don't know about the

[nysbirds-l] Fw: T.V's. Waterfowl on the North Fork, Suffolk CO.

2010-03-24 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
- Original Message - From: ROBERT ADAMOmailto:rada...@msn.com To: Radamo2mailto:rada...@verizon.net Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:02 AM Subject: Fw: T.V's. Waterfowl on the North Fork, Suffolk CO. - Original Message - From: ROBERT ADAMOmailto:rada...@verizon.net To:

[nysbirds-l] When the rained stopped

2010-03-30 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
When it happened, I threw the dice, jumped in the car, and headed down to Shinnicock Inlet... for who knows what! My usual route of the Quogue Bridge to Dune Rd., and then east to Hampton Bays was out of the question today, unless you had one of those Duck vehicles, which Dennis Puleston helped

[nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes- Yes... plus some other nice sightings!

2010-03-31 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This morning, Dick Belanger and I set out for Sagaponack. Once on territory, our preliminary stop, at the n/end of Sagg Pond, yeilded 3 Ospreys a Ring-necked Pheasant. Checking all the fields on our way down to the s/end of the pond produced... nada! Of note, was the length of the pond's cut,

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret Solitary Sandpiper at Terrells River, E.Moriches, Suffolk Co.

2010-04-03 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Dick Belanger just called to report the above, which he just saw from a choice spot...the seat of his kayak! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Queens Great-horned Owl Suffolk Swallows/Martin

2010-04-19 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Returning home from Allentown, Pa., I first routed myself through Alley Pond Park, Queens Co., where I saw the Great-horned Owl, thanks to Joan Quinlan. Next stop was at the Calverton Grasslands, Suffolk Co.. At the above pond, which is located along Grumman Blvd., just inside the fence and a

[nysbirds-l] Shinnicock Inlet, Suffolk Co.

2010-07-28 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Yesterday, 7/27, I tried for the neat birds seen by Jim Clinton, Jr. on 7/26. Between 9:15-1145 AM, first from the w/s of the inlet, and then from the e/s of the inlet where most of the birds were (albeit fewer farther out, than reported by Jim). The only specie of note was Cory's Shearwater,

[nysbirds-l] Fw: Cupsogue Co. Pk., Suffolk Co.

2010-08-28 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
- Original Message - From: ROBERT ADAMOmailto:rada...@msn.com To: Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2010 2:31 PM Subject: Fw: Cupsogue Co. Pk., Suffolk Co. - Original Message - From: ROBERT ADAMOmailto:rada...@verizon.net To: NY BIRDSmailto:NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent:

[nysbirds-l] Correction of last post

2010-08-28 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
In 2nd sentence, haven't should read hadn't, and today should read then. -- 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)

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Sod Fields, Suffolk Co.

2010-09-25 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
A quick survey, of most of the above, came up empty, however, I did pick up a Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Solitary Sandpipers and 2 Least Sandpipers, while managing to miss the normally plentiful Kildeer! All 3 species mentioned were found at a wet area on Penny La. in Northville. I also had my

[nysbirds-l] Trying for the booby prize

2010-10-03 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
En-route to Jones Beach St Pk, Nassau Co., I stopped at the Robert Moses St/Pk Hawk Watch from about 0930 to 1130 AM. N. Harrier, then Osprey, were the most numerous species during that time, followed by Kestrel, Merlin, a few Peregrines, and a couple of both, Sharp-shinned Cooper's Hawk.

[nysbirds-l] FW: Trying for the booby prize

2010-10-04 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 23:12:34 -0500 From: bobbyh5...@verizon.net To: rada...@msn.com CC: libird...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: FW: Trying for the booby prize Hello Bob , I'm sorry you weren't able to get a view of the booby and I'm also sorry to report there is a reason why. Ill explain.

[nysbirds-l] Mecox Bay Shinnecock Inlet, Suffolk Co.

2010-10-09 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today,while finding Mecox Bay cut open to the ocean (work completed yesterday, per fishermen) I also managed to find singles of both N.Gannet Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Royal Terns, as well as 34 Black Scoters. At Shinnecock Inlet, the only bird of note found was a C. Eider. Cheers, Bob

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park, Suffolk Co.: from the hawkwatch to the west end turn around.

2010-10-10 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
On Sunday, prior to picking up my wife at Islip's airport, I birded the above. During the time I was there, the wind direction did not cooperate, thereby keeping the official counter(s) not very busy. Without question, the best sighting of the day, was seeing Manny Levine and his wife, Mickey,

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Redo, Suffolk Co.

2010-10-15 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Forgetting to post the birds seen on a short outing Thursday afternoon, I decided to do it again today (same time and route) and compare the two...taking into account last night's rain and today's wind. Yesterday, I found my FOS goose flock in a farm field, with Canada being the only specie

[nysbirds-l] Heading home... in the opposite direction

2010-10-21 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
From: rada...@msn.com To: nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Subject: Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:04:32 -0400 After spending Tuesday night in Scarsdale helping my brother celebrate his 70th birthday, rather than getting involved in Wednesday morning's commuter traffic, I chose to head north a

[nysbirds-l] Sod Farm, Northville section of Riverhead, Suffolk Co.

2010-10-26 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, sometime between 3:45 4:30 PM, on the w/s of Route 105, closer to Northville Tpke than Sound Ave, I had a mixed shorebird flock. consisting of 48 large plovers ( made up of at least 11 black-bellies, at least 28 goldens, and 9 undetermined), 2 Buff-breasted 3 Least Sandpipers.

[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Redo

2010-10-28 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, between 12 1:30 PM, I revisited the sod farm on the w/s Route 105, bet. Sound Ave Northville Tpke, finding only 18 Black-bellied Plovers. I was able to get my FOS E. Meadowlarks, when Mike Lotito flushed at least 6 from the n/w/c/o Route 105 N'ville Tpke ,across the road to the field

[nysbirds-l] Common Ground-Dove

2010-11-01 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
I too am happy to report seeing the bird, as well as the Western Kingbird, during the late morning. For all those planning to try for the dove, you might want to check both sides of the road as you approach the toll booths. NYSYBC member Michael M. his mother were nice enough to return to

[nysbirds-l] Common Ground- Dove

2010-11-04 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Just after reading, first Andy Guthrie's post, and then that of Ken Feustel , Willie Becker called to say he saw the bird today, at the same spot Ken did, at about 4:30 PM. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] One shy of a Trifecta

2010-11-28 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Stan Kirsh, originally from Wading River, N.Y., residing now in North East, Md., (to my knowledge) was the first person to use the term Trifecta, to describe his first 3 lifer day- Tom Moran came up 1 short of that today! However, because of the quality of the two black, white and gray

[nysbirds-l] Trumpeter Swan- Yes

2011-01-01 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
First, health, happiness and good birding in 2011 ! Second, I saw the above at the same spot it was last reported from (the w/s of the s/end of Agawam Lake, Southampton, Suffolk, Co.) from about 3-3:30 PM, on Fri. 12/31/10. It's interaction with a family of 6 Mute Swans (2 adults

[nysbirds-l] Monday'sl Hits Misses

2011-01-03 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Yesterday, I tried for the Lark Sparrow (4th x) without success, in addition to missing the R/L/Hawk seen by Byron Young. I did however, get to see an A. Kestrel, a N. Harrier, and when I pulled over to check out 5 W-t Deer for racks , flushed 3 x that # of E.Meadowlarks. Cheers, Bob

[nysbirds-l] Tomnsend's Solitaire/ Albertson La., Greenport, Suffolk Co.- No

2011-01-04 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Although I didn't get the above, I did make the acquaintance of Aaron Virgin, of the Group for the East End, who had just finished bushwhacking the loop around the area where the solitaire was found on New Years Day. Shortly afterward, a group of 8 Rusty Blackbirds landed close to us,

[nysbirds-l] Tufted Duck- Yes: Having Dessert before Dinner

2011-01-07 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Yesterday, Jan. 6, We were invited to a 1 PM dinner at our best friend's home in Huntington Station, Suffolk Co. With the blessing of my wife, Ruth Ann, I dropped her off at 12:10 PM, after swearing I would return by the afore mentioned 1 PM ( 5 other guests were expected, and my wife did not

[nysbirds-l] LeConte's Sparrow- Yes: My cup overflows

2011-01-09 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
In the space of 4 days I have seen 2 wonderful birds, both, while under heavy time restraints ! On Thursday, Jan.6, I had all of 50 minutes to go from Huntington Station to Cold Spring Harbor ( both in Suffolk Co. ), look for the Tufted Duck, and then get back to H/ S for a dinner

[nysbirds-l] Surf's up- 83 C.Eiders in Shinnicock Bay

2011-01-19 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
On Wed. 1/19, there were 82 of the above scattered out in bay, plus 1 very close to inlet parking lot. Also in bay, ~25 seals hauled out on sand spit. In the ocean, the only identifiable objects were the surfers ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Angus Wilson's Pelagic Bird Workshop at Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave, Baldwin, N.Y., 11510-3289, on Feb.12, 2011, from 2:45- 4:45 P.M.

2011-02-10 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Parking for the above might be a problem, if you try to use the p/lot right behind the library. It is fairly small, and also services a bowling alley, as well as other stores. There is more than adequate parking in the 2 public lots behind the Firehouse, which is located across from the

[nysbirds-l] FW: Barrow's Goldeneye

2011-02-13 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
From: rada...@msn.com To: nysbirds-l-requ...@cornell.edu Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:50:48 -0500 Due to NYSOA's Pelagic Trip (out of Freeport) being cancelled for Sunday, many people headed out to Montauk, in the hope of at least getting their alcids by

[nysbirds-l] Calverton Grasslands, Suffolk Co. (A.M. P.M.)

2011-02-26 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Tom Moran called to let me know of the following birds he had enroute to, and while at, the C/G's this A.M.: Turkey Vulture, in Wading River; N.Harrier; 2 Red-tailed Hawks; 2 Rough-legged Hawks (both light morphs); Horned Lark We met at the grasslands ~1515, and birded until 1715. During

[nysbirds-l] FW: A, Oystercatcher

2011-03-05 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
From: rada...@msn.com To: nysbirds-l-requ...@cornell.edu Subject: A, Oystercatcher Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:38:40 -0500 John McNeil, leading an ELIAS field trip to Jones Beach today, just called and asked me to post the above, seen at the sandbar near the Coast Guard Station.

[nysbirds-l] FW: An afternoon of selective birding on the South Fork of L.I.

2011-03-31 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
From: rada...@msn.com To: nysbirds-l-requ...@cornell.edu Subject: An afternoon of selective birding on the South Fork of L.I. Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 01:43:05 -0400 Starting with the pair of Ospreys atop their nest (at least 3rd year in a row) at the smelly, noisy, and busy intersection

[nysbirds-l] T.Y's. Hydraulic Fracturing

2011-04-04 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This morning, while driving in downtown Riverhead, Suffolk Co., I observed 3 T.V's. circling overhead, as they drifted toward the east. This afternoon, I drove to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge in Quogue, in order to set up check out the dvd we were going to show tonight at our monthly Audubon

[nysbirds-l] Late post of a sub-adult plumaged N. Goshawk in Riverhead, Suffolk Co.

2011-04-07 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
On Monday evening (4/ 04/ 11) at ~ 7 PM, while driving to our (ELIAS) monthly meeting, I had the above fly over (Route 105, just n/o the Indian Island G.C.)fairly low, affording me a quick, though assuring ID. I was just reminded of it, as I began to forward an e-mail I had just received,

[nysbirds-l] Barrier Beach from Post La. Bridge to Shinnicock Inlet, Suffolk Co.

2011-04-14 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This afternoon, between 4:30 6 PM, the only shorebirds I could find were 2 Black-bellied Plovers 5 Greater Yellowlegs. Making up for that however, were 3 N. Gannets (2 just outside the inlet, and 1 flying over the bay), plus a hunting Short-eared Owl. Cheers, Bob

[nysbirds-l] Caspian Terns, Water Mill, Suffolk Co.

2011-04-18 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This afternoon, between 2 2:30, at Mecox Bay, Tom Moran I had the previously reported Caspian Terns (plus 1, for a total of 3), as well as our FOS Piping Plover. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] FW: Another L/B/J

2011-04-26 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
From: rada...@msn.com To: nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Subject: Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:32:04 -0400 Today, after reading Johnny C's morning post to LongIslandBirds.com re: the Rocky Point DEC Property, I decided to try that location for the very first time. I arrived at

[nysbirds-l] FW: Nature Program Information for posting on ebird

2011-04-27 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
As acting Program Chair of the Eastern L.I. Audubon Society, and frequent poster to this list-serve, our newsletter's editor asked if I could post the below, due to said publication's production problem with the upcoming issue. All are welcome ! Thanks, Bob...P.S. There was a drake Blue-winged

[nysbirds-l] Rufous Morph Ruffed Grouse in Rocky Point, Suffolk Co.

2011-04-30 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
On Saturday morning (4/30), at about 0715, at the Rocky Point D/E/C Property, Tom Moran and I had the above, first on the ground in a path about 100' ahead, and then, after it sensed us, as it flew away. Since 5/14/79 ( at Warbler Woods, Yaphank, Suffolk Co.- one of the hot-spots of it's day),

[nysbirds-l] Probable demise, of a probable Pine Vole, on Tuesday, 5/3.

2011-05-03 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
In reverse order: 1) Hunter's Garden- FOS Veery 2) Grumman Grasslands- FOS Grasshopper Sparrow (singing) 3) Rocky Point D/E/C Property- FOS E.Kingbird - FOS A.

[nysbirds-l] John Connors' first Big Day'

2011-05-06 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
It's May, the month of the Bib Day, and John C. had one today! He and I spent most of morning, first at the Rocky Point D/E/C property, and then, en-route home, a fast stop at The Nature Conservancy Property in Wading River (formally the old Kemp property). John is a neighbor, a friend, and a

[nysbirds-l] A Confluence of Shorebirds

2011-05-10 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
I was surprised this morning to find 5 shorebird species feeding in a fairly small re-charge basin, just n/o the traffic circle, at the confluence of Middle Rd. and Osborne Horton Avenues, in Riverhead, Suffolk Co. There were single: Killdeer; Greater Yellowlegs; Lesser Yellowlegs; FOS

[nysbirds-l] Confluence x 2 (Riverhead), plus Dune Rd.(from Post La. Bridge, Quogue to Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays, Suffolk Co.)

2011-05-11 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
I got my wheels back by late afternoon, and from ~ 5- 5:30 PM, was back at yesterday's location, where the same shorebird species were seen again, with the only specie not in greater numbers being the (1) Greater Yellowlegs. Increases were: Killdeer, 1 to 2; Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 to 2; Solitary

[nysbirds-l] An open vest- the day's best, plus Confluence x 3

2011-05-12 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Because of a problem with my left foot, my birding has been curtailed this past week and a half. After reading Richard K's post to Long Island Birds.com re: a Kentucky W. at the Rocky Point D/E/C Property, I contacted him, and found out the location of his sighting was fairly close to the

[nysbirds-l] Confluence x 4

2011-05-13 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Earlier today on a Home Depot run, I made a quick stop at the same Riverhead re- charge basin for the 4th straight day, and found both #'s of shorebirds, and water level down. At 7:15 PM, I returned, and found the # of birds had risen some. They consisted of: 1 Killdeer, unchanged from

[nysbirds-l] Rocky Point DEC Property

2011-05-25 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
I finally was able to do a little birding this morning, and was able to watch a hunting Coopers Hawk until he made a power dive out of sight (staying out of sight, for what I took to be a probable successful hunt). I also saw my FOS E. Wood Peewee, Prairie Warbler and Vesper Sparrow,with the

[nysbirds-l] Doodletown Rd, Iona Island, Mine Rd., and a mind blowing 3-4 seconds that left us very perplexed.

2011-06-03 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Yesterday, on Thursday the 2nd, Linda Sullivan and I left Wading River at 5 AM, arriving at D'town Rd. at 7:25 AM. We had a total of 29 sure species for the day, plus one big question mark at D'town Rd.. We found the birding, for the above areas, in the first week of June, to be very

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

2011-06-04 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
@cornell.edu 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

[nysbirds-l] Driving Dune Rd. in dreary weather... but getting scared out of our wits !

2011-06-11 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, from ~ 1245 to 1600, Tom Moran and I hit the beach ! Visibility on the ocean was close to none, with the water on the bay side being almost up to the road. Due to the explosive atmosphere, surrounding the current philosophical discussion being waged on this list-serve, I will not list

[nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit Glaucous Gull/ Cupsogue County Park, Suffolk Co.

2011-07-13 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
First, thanks to Lloyd Spitalnik for getting the word out, re: the above, so fast. On Tuesday, 7/12, Tom Moran and I arrived on a falling tide, stayed during low tide, and left on a rising tide. The # of terns were greatest when we first arrived, and proceeded to drop throughout our stay.

[nysbirds-l] Reflections from Coney Island, Kings Co. on 7/30/11

2011-08-01 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
1) Arrived at 0730, early enough to find a non-metered parking spot. 2) Found ~ 10-15 birders already on stations. 3) This # grew to at least 30 by 1215, when during my 4th or 5th forced march up down the boardwalk (from the Olde Parachute Jump to beyond the Aquarium) I came upon a

[nysbirds-l] Wallkill NWR- White Ibis Yes but Sedge Wren No

2011-08-05 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Sorry for the late post! Yesterday (8/4) Tom Moran I, thanks to Rob Stone, saw the ibis ~ 1215. He found the bird in the 1st water you come to, off the w/side of the path, opposite the parking lot. Access to this body of water is from a short, trampled down, grass path ~ 50 - 70 yards

[nysbirds-l] Correction #2 on my post of 8/1711 re: Cedar Beach Park Whimbrels

2011-08-22 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
With thanks to John Sep for picking up my error. I entered 7/14 as the date of his first '11 sighting of Whimbrel at C.B.PK- it should have been listed as 7/10. Thanks also Shai, for your informative post to this listserve, re: Whimbrels in migration on, over and off the shores

[nysbirds-l] On the road again

2011-09-01 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
From: rada...@msn.com To: nysbirds-l@cornell.edu Subject: Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 01:09:58 -0400 Yesterday, (9/1), Tom Moran and I started at Field 7, Heckscher S. Pk., and finished at Cupsogue Co. Pk. At each park, Tom got a life bird and a FOS, and I, 2 FOS. At H/S/Pk,

[nysbirds-l] FW: Cutchouge Sod Field (Depot La., c/o Oregon Rd.)...which begat a Southold Sod Field (w/s Horton's La., n/o Rt. 48), Suffolk Co.

2011-09-09 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This afternoon, I headed toward the C/S/F because of Rich Nancy Willot's promising report from that location yesterday. Upon arrival, I found Rick Linda Kedengerg, along with Jody Levin, already on the scene. They, in turn, made me aware of the single golden, plus a #

[nysbirds-l] FW: Press Release: Smithsonian Scientists Confirm New Species of Seabird Discovered in the Hawaiian Islands - National Zoo| FONZ

2011-09-10 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
I thought the following would be of interest to the members of this listserve, and quite possibly be new information to many, as it was to me. George Rowson, a bird bander on Long Island's North Fork, recently made this area's birding community aware of the above release, and it's link

[nysbirds-l] The 1 PM GWFG...much more punctual than the LIRR

2011-11-09 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
For at least the last (5) days, a Greater White-fronted Goose has been at Marratooka Lake, Mattituck, Suffolk Co. at 1 PM. I finally caught up with Gillen's Goose today at 12:40 (it was still there when I left at 1 PM), after missing it on 11/7 by (15) minutes! I also missed it last

[nysbirds-l] B/S Bonus

2011-11-12 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
The over-night babysitting assignment of our (4) grandsons (by my wife and I) in Rockville Centre, furnished me the opportunity of being down at Jones Beach today by ~ 0715, where I was greeted by a lone Rusty Blackbird in the hedgerow near the Coast Guard Station. Shorebirds on the sand bar

[nysbirds-l] A miss, a little hit, a big surprise, another miss, and a bigger surprise!

2011-12-07 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
I'll be brief with this very late post. On Sunday, 12/4, Tom Moran and I headed west, first, for the Troupial (last seen days before in Roslyn) which we missed. We than looked for the bird at the Nassau Co. Museum of Art (the old Mackay Estate) a mere 1/4 mile (as the Raven

[nysbirds-l] 4 Days of Angst

2011-12-30 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Since Monday, I've tried to make the time to take the 10-15 minute ride to Wading River for the Mountain Bluebird, but not until today (after checking off the 3 items on my wife's prioritized list of must do's) was I able to get the MOBL! We have had a houseful of company over the holidays

[nysbirds-l] Thanks x 3

2012-01-02 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Monday, January 2, 2012 was a great day, for I got to see the Grace's Warbler, after trying for, and missing it on Jan.1, 2012. First, I wish to thank Doug Gochfeld Andrew Baksh for their extraordinary discovery. Next, I would like to thank Steve Walter, for being the first one to post

[nysbirds-l] Lure of the Alcids: Puffin, no, but Dovekie Razorbill, yes

2012-01-03 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
After my 2 recent successes at chasing the MOBL and the GRWA , I felt this strong urge to try for a NYS hat trick. Tom Johnson's forward of Marlene DuBois' 1/2/12 eBird report of an Atlantic Puffin at Montauk S.Pk., got me dreaming, and so, despite a late start and windy conditions in

[nysbirds-l] North south, little big, Sedge Snowy...oh happy day!

2012-01-06 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, at ~ 1145, I saw the Sedge Wren, at the same location where it was found on 12/31/11 by Steve Biasetti Aaron Virgin, while taking part in Mary Laura Lamont's Orient CBC. As per Steve's instructions, take Main Rd. through the Village of Orient , finding Orient State Park on the s/s

[nysbirds-l] Purple Sandpipers

2012-01-07 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Having some free time this afternoon, I tried for the Iceland (Kumlien's) Gull, that has been reported a number of times from Iron Pier Town Beach, Jamesport, by Paul Gillen. I found Steve Walter there, who had seen the bird before I arrived, and also reported seeing Purple Sandpipers at

[nysbirds-l] Want to get lucky, buy your wife lunch!

2012-01-08 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
After church today, my wife RuthAnn agreed to accompany me down to Eastport, Suffolk Co., for a quick try at the Barnacle Goose. Upon arrival, I found Diana Teta, and 2 of her friends (unknown to me), looking at the BRNG, just as it swam into the 2nd cove on the w/s of Eastport Pond, and out

[nysbirds-l] Adult Iceland (Kumliens) Gull, Iron Pier Town Beach, Jamesport, Suffolk Co.

2012-01-10 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
This afternoon, I finally caught up with this handsome bird, originally found by Paul Gillen, after missing on my first two attempts.This Town of Riverhead Park is at the Long Island Sound, at the end of Pier Ave, which runs n/o Sound Ave. Cheers, Bob --

[nysbirds-l] Adult Blue Morph Snow Goose, Maratooka Pond, Mattituck and Iceland Lesser Black- backed Gulls, Iron Pier Town Beach, Jamesport, Suffolk Co. uffolk Co.

2012-01-16 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
I've been battling a head cold for a week now, and had not been out much. A Podiatrist appointment for 0945 in Southold had to be kept, so I decided to bird at 2 spots on the way home, both without having to get out of the car. Stopping in Mattituck 1st I found at least 500 Canadas, and many

[nysbirds-l] Update of 11/09/11 post, re: 3 banded and/or collared Canada Geese, found feeding in a Mattituck farm field.

2012-01-24 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
As I started to read the email from Anthony David Fox* which began...I guess it is not everyday that you get an unsolicited e-mail from Denmark, etc., I couldn't help but feel the satisfaction of being a small cog in a large, important wheel, as it moves toward the better

[nysbirds-l] Gulls at Bellport Village Dock, Suffolk Co.

2012-02-02 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Giving thanks to Michael McBrien for his 2/1/12 posting re: the above, I arrived ~ 4:30 PM, to find a sizable, mixed flock of gulls, most resting on the split docking facilities, with the rest swimming or flying nearby- all easily seen. I also found 6 other birders at the feast,

RE: [nysbirds-l] Of Owls, Birders, Photographers, Harry Potter, and the New York Giants

2012-02-07 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Can I get an Amen? Cheers,Bob Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 08:57:02 -0500 Subject: [nysbirds-l] Of Owls, Birders, Photographers, Harry Potter, and the New York Giants From: fredbee.ea...@gmail.com To: NYSBirds-L@cornell.edu All: I have been birding for exactly 1,396 years, give or take a few. I

[nysbirds-l] Follow up to this morning's report of 2 C.Ravens at the Hampton Bays Water Authority property, Suffolk Co.

2012-02-08 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Arriving mid-afternoon, I found both birds sitting side by side on the a fore-mentioned electric transmission tower, which runs along the LIRR tracks, located ~ 100 yards n/o the water tower. Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Eastport Pond, Suffolk Co.

2012-02-09 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Hoping for a Barnacle Goose re-dux, the only birds of interest I found were 2 C.Snipe, in the mud s/o Montauk Highway. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] FW: The Knicks, the raven and the 'bills...a winning day!

2012-02-19 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
After watching the new N.Y. Knickerbockers lin-one, I ventured down to Hampton Bays, stopping first at the H.B.Water Works, where I found one of the ravens on the ground, toward the rear of the property, feeding on ? ( just couldn't make out what those large mandibles were picking up). The

[nysbirds-l] The Locust Grove Treasure Trove

2012-03-07 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, at ~ 0640 (didn't quite make first light) Stan Kirsh and I found 3 earlier birds looking at the glorious Gray-crowned Rozy-Finch! Stan lives in Maryland, and we planned to meet in Stroudsburg, Pa., early enough to try for the GCRF late yesterday afternoon. Those plans went astray, when

[nysbirds-l] Correction to my post of 3/7/12

2012-03-08 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Upon checking my bill for Tuesday night's lodging, the host that we recommended highly should have read Hampton, and not Comfort Inn... which I believe, is not even located in the Utica area- yes, yesterday was a long one! Cheers, Bob --

[nysbirds-l] To hear, and then to see!

2012-03-09 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Today, after having a hearing aid repaired at the VA Hospital in Northport, L.I., I visited nearby Sunken Meadow S.Pk. in pursuit of the Yellow- rumped (Audubon's) Warbler, that had been seen, off on, this past season. This was my 3rd try, so I guess I have figuratively struck-out with this

[nysbirds-l] Early spring birding out east

2012-03-12 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Sunday afternoon from ~ noon to ~ 6:15, Tom Moran and I made ~ 12 stops on the North Fork, traveling as far east as Orient Beach S.Pk., in pursuit of the great fish hawk! Heartened by a number of early reports of Ospreys (one even from a LIRR commuter on his way to work) we,

[nysbirds-l] FW: Eurasian Wigeon

2012-03-16 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
On Thursday, 3/15, Tom Moran and I found the previously reported Eurasian Wigeon at Coopers Neck Pond in Southampton. This was a lifer for Tom, a bird that had given him the slip a number of times these past few years. Also present, besides the many species of common, wintering, waterfowl

[nysbirds-l] A 3 corvid day +

2012-03-18 Thread ROBERT ADAMO
Tom Moran and I started today by checking on the pair of C.Ravens which are nesting on the water tower in Hampton Bays,Suffolk Co. We initially found one of the birds calling from an electric transmission line tower, that runs along the railroad tracks just n/o the H.B. Water District

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