Sunday, November 07, 2004

Staten Island birding reports

I recently subscribed to a Staten Island Nature listserve. I like to keep updated on happening there but sometimes it seems like they are the "forgotten" borough. This is the first weekend report that I've received. I'll try to periodically add their sightings here:

Subject: Staten Island Weekend Reports
Date: 11/7/04 3:06 PM

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Date: 11/6/04
Observers: Seth Ian Wollney, Michael Shanley The Third
Report: Seth Ian Wollney
Locations: Miller Field, Mt. Loretto, Wolfe's Pond, Great Kills

red-throated loon
bufflehead
double-creasted cormorant
3 gull sps
AMERICAN PIPIT (10, at Miller Field)
brant
american crow
american goldfinch
house finch
house sparrow
mourning dove
starling
coopers hawk
mockingbird
common grackle
common loon
american wigeon
g. scaup
cardinal
tufted titmouse
killdeer
hooded merganser
black duck
sharpie
northern shovler
green winged teal
canada goose
de junco
gold-crowned kinglet
red-breasted merganser (30 or so off Wolfe's Pond Beach)
red-tailed hawk
downy woodpecker
black-capped chickadee
blue jay
yellow-rumped warbler
swamp sparrow
song sparrow

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Date: 11/7/04
Observer(s): Seth Ian Wollney, Michael Shanley the Third (Moravian, and Salt Flats)
Locations: Great Kills, Moravian Cem., Wolfe's Pond, Mt. Loretto

In all I had 56 species for the day, 16 species of waterfowl!!!

mockingbird
yellow-rumped warbler
3 gull sps
carolina wren
american goldfinch
de junco
house finch
black skimmer (3 seen from Crooke's Point flying across the bay)
common loon
bufflehead
downy woodpecker
cardinal
brown thrasher (in brambles at Crooke's Point)
white-throated sparrow
mallard
mourning dove
bc chickadee
red-tail hawk
brown creeper
white-breasted nuthatch
blue jay
tufted titmouse (many at Moravian)
ruby-crowned kinglet
golden-crowned kinglet
PINE SISKIN (feeding on sweet gum balls with AMGO at Moravian)
gadwall
red-throated loon (dozen or so off Salt Flats at GKP, et al.)
greater yellowlegs (2 @ Salt Flats)
dc cormorant
red-breasted merganser
dunlin (3)
semipalmated plover (1)
starling
rock pigeon
HORNED GREBE (8-10 between Salt Flats, and Oakwood Treatment Plant)
killdeer
brant
black duck
house sparrow
canada goose
american wigeon
g. scaup
PIED-BILLED GREBE (Wolfe's Pond)
northern shovler
great blue heron
song sparrow
northern harrier
sharp-shinned hawk
belted kingfisher
HOODED MERGANSER
AMERICAN COOT (Mt. Loretto)

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