Friday, November 07, 2014

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, November 7, 2014:

-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov 7, 2014
* NYNY1411.07

- Birds Mentioned

COMMON GROUND-DOVE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)


TUNDRA SWAN
EURASIAN WIGEON
Common Eider
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Red-necked Grebe
Cory’s Shearwater
Northern Gannet
American Bittern
Bald Eagle
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
American Golden-Plover
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
American Woodcock
Parasitic Jaeger
Bonaparte’s Gull
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Great Horned Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Merlin
Least Flycatcher
Cliff Swallow
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Ovenbird
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
LARK SPARROW
Snow Bunting
DICKCISSEL
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44nybirdsorg

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]
Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November
7th at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are COMMON GROUND-DOVE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, HARLEQUIN DUCK, HUDSONIAN and MARBLED GODWITS, GOLDEN EAGLE and NORTHERN GOSHAWK, LARK and CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS and DICKCISSEL.

Last Sunday morning, New York State’s second COMMON GROUND-DOVE was spotted at Jones Beach West End and subsequently observed and photographed after being relocated along the border of the Coast Guard Station. The Dove soon disappeared, but was refound in the same area Monday morning, when it was then apparently the unfortunate a choice of a hunting MERLIN.

Other birds at West End last Sunday included a dozen LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS in the West End 2 parking lot, plus SNOW BUNTING and VESPER SPARROW. Monday then added GREAT HORNED OWL, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, and EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and Tuesday produced a RED-NECKED GREBE in Jones Inlet and the MARBLED GODWIT again on the bar east of the Coast Guard Station. ROYAL and FORSTER’S TERNS also remain around the inlet and elsewhere, their deceasing numbers augmented by additional BONAPARTE’S GULLS recently.

Surprising was a flock of 33 TUNDRA SWANS dropping into Jamaica Bay south of the former West Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Thursday afternoon; the birds then soon picked up and continued south. Single EURASIAN WIGEONS were reported from Grant Park in Hewlett on Wednesday and along the southwest shore of Staten Island near Mill Creek Saturday and Tuesday.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Calvert Vaux Park (or Dreier Offerman Park if you prefer), in Brooklyn Tuesday, and 2 late CLIFF SWALLOWS visited Coney Island Creek Sunday, while an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER visited Plumb Beach in Brooklyn today.

Also on Sunday an Empidonax flycatcher caused a stir in Prospect Park before being pinned down as a LEAST FLYCATCHER on Monday. A DICKCISSEL was visiting a private home in Queens this week, so watch what’s coming to your feeders. Another DICKCISSEL was reported from Inwood Hill Park in northern Manhattan today.

A GOLDEN EAGLE visited the Fire Island Hawk Watch at the eastern end of Robert Moses State Park Sunday morning, eventually heading back east, and 2 BALD EAGLES were seen over Hempstead Lake State Park today.

Also on Sunday, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK was spotted flying east along Ocean Parkway in the Cedar Beach area. Another Goshawk appeared at Caumsett State Park Tuesday, where a nice variety of birds also included NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, 2 VESPER SPARROWS, and 18 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

Out on the South Fork, an HUDSONIAN GODWIT and a ROYAL TERN were at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton last Saturday, while along Daniel’s Lane single LARK and CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were seen together along the roadside. Another CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Robert Moses State Park today.

At Montauk Point Saturday among the hundreds of COMMON EIDERS, NORTHERN GANNETS and LAUGHING GULLS were 4 CORY’S SHEARWATERS, 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS and 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS; another PARASITIC JAEGER was off the town of Montauk. A drake HARLEQUIN DUCK seen off Orient Point on the North Fork Tuesday has been present there since late last week.

A few AMERICAN BITTERNS are now showing up, while recent lingering warblers in the city have included OVENBIRD, NORTHERN PARULA, 3 different TENNESSEES, ORANGE-CROWNED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACKPOLL, and WILSON’S, with a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in Central Park last Sunday.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126, or weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

- End transcript

No comments:

Exploring urban nature, birds, birdwatching, birding, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, hawks, raptors, wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, environment, binoculars, spotting scope