Re: [nysbirds-l] Dark morph redtail

2016-01-08 Thread sophiesaid
I relocated the Western RTHA today in the Black Dirt Region, Orange County, NY. It flew in and perched and then flew off, and I was not able to relocate. I have pictures and received confirmation on the ID. It covered Black Dirt (Flew in from RT 1 and flew in past sod farms). Linda Scrima

[nysbirds-l] Gyrfalcon- Orange County, NY

2016-02-26 Thread sophiesaid
I was able to view a perched Gyrfalcon from the platform at the Wallkill National Wildlife Preserve tonight, at sunset. It was distant, but was flushed by several Northern Harriers and then the Gyrfalcon flew towards me. I have pictures for documentary purposes. I recommend scopes/binoculars

[nysbirds-l] Bullock's Oriole- Recent sightings???

2016-03-04 Thread sophiesaid
Trying to schedule a trip to see the Bullock's Oriole? Was it seen today? Is there any consistent time it has been seen? Any recent info/update would be appreciated. Thanks, Linda Scrima Sent from AOL Mobile Mail Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Iceland Gulls on Staten Island

2017-01-02 Thread sophiesaid
Happy New Year! I have lived on SI most of my life, but now I am off the Island and traveling to visit family today. I would like to see the Iceland Gulls on Front Street (if they are still around). Because my family thinks that I am only visiting them, I would like to make a quick pitstop

[nysbirds-l] White Ibis- Yes Orange County

2017-07-17 Thread sophiesaid
7/17/17 Thunder/lightning storm stakeout in car at Wickham Lake, Warwick tonight. 5 White Ibis flew over car, and flew past yesterday's perch in treeline. Ibis circled back past perch a few minutes later, but kept going. Took documentary photo through car windshield. The rain was too heavy and

[nysbirds-l] White Pelican- Montezuma

2017-07-22 Thread sophiesaid
White Pelican at Benning Marsh Montezuma, this morning. Have photos. Linda Scrima Sent from AOL Mobile Mail Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [nysbirds-l] Pine Island

2017-08-20 Thread sophiesaid
In all the time that I have been birding Missionland, I have only had this experience once- with the same individual (at least by the description of the truck). I avoided confrontation, and said that I was leaving. One of the farmers who owns property on Missionland stops to talk to me each

Re: [nysbirds-l] Pine Island Missionlands Road, Warwick.NY

2017-08-20 Thread sophiesaid
Hi Bill and the NY Listserv~ My reply to your post was to ask you to avoid confrontation. This man seems to be an anomaly, most of the Black Dirt farmers are super nice, and in my humble opinion, super patient with the influx of birders and photographers during the different bird migrating

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret Relocated Liberty @ Liberty Marsh (NY)

2018-05-01 Thread sophiesaid
The previously reported Cattle Egret reported by Jim Hayes this morning has been relocated tonight. It flew in from the south, headed north over the Oil City Rd Liberty Loop platform and landed in the field by the hunting platform. It then circled back over the platform, and landed (in NY), east

Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Dirt - Wallkill

2018-01-28 Thread sophiesaid
Dear Steve/ NYSBIRDS, Re: Canadian (or Northern) RTHA seen in the Black Dirt Region- there have been a few sightings reported. I recently been reporting a Northern RTHA (Abietcola) at the Wallkill River NWR (Sussex County portion of the Refuge) over the last few weeks. I have seen this

Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Say's Phoebe reported from Wallkill (but on NY side)

2019-01-03 Thread sophiesaid
The Say’s Phoebe is being seen at the Winding Waters trail off off OIl City Rd. This part of the Wallkill Refuge is down the road from the LIberty Loop. It has its own parking lot, and the entire trail is in NY. Scope views from a short walk from the parking lot. Linda Scrima Sent from AOL

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird Croton: YES 8/24

2019-08-24 Thread sophiesaid
Just as we entered landfill from ball field, we saw Western Kingbird in tree line. It did fly down and perch  in landfill 9:15. Sent from AOL Mobile Mail Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.com On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Adrian Burke  wrote: Western Kingbird was present (may very well still

[nysbirds-l] Birding the Black Dirt Region, Orange County

2019-09-23 Thread sophiesaid
Please note: that birding the farm formally known as the Warren Sod Farm (now known as the Sunflower Valley Farm) hasbeen *RESTRICTED* since last year and is not accessible to birders.  I have had conversations with the owner and he wanted me to pass along this information.To my knowledge there

[nysbirds-l] Birding Access Black dirt

2019-09-23 Thread sophiesaid
Please note: that birding the farm formally known as the Warren Sod Farm (now known as the Sunflower Valley Farm) hasbeen *RESTRICTED* since last year and is not accessible to birders.  I have had conversations with the owner and he wanted me to pass along this information.To my knowledge there