Friday, February 10, 2017

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, February 10, 2017:

-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 10, 2017
* NYNY1702.10

- Birds Mentioned

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE+
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Snow Goose
ROSS’S GOOSE
Tundra Swan
EURASIAN WIGEON
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Common Goldeneye
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
American Bittern
Great Egret
Clapper Rail
SANDHILL CRANE
Razorbill
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
SNOWY OWL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Lapland Longspur
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT


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
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, February 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, SANDHILL CRANE, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, PINK-FOOTED, BARNACLE, ROSS’S and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, HARLEQUIN DUCK, EURASIAN WIGEON, SNOWY OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

The TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was still present today at its usual North Fork location around the cedars near the blue house #1625 North Sea Drive in Southold.

The SANDHILL CRANE in Wainscott on the South Fork was last Saturday feeding in the northwest corner of the field between Wainscott Pond and Wainscott Main Road and later on to Wednesday it was feeding in fields along Wainscott Hollow Road. Yesterday’s snowfall will presumably impact the Crane more than the Solitaire but hopefully it will survive and continue in that area.

A female-type YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD briefly visited a Floral Park Queens feeder Thursday.

Besides the PINK-FOOTED GOOSE still present at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream through today, another was spotted at Elda Lake in North Babylon last weekend and up at least to Wednesday.

A ROSS’S GOOSE was still floating between its roosting site on Belmont Lake State Park and the cemeteries and golf course area to the west along Wellwood Avenue at least to Wednesday, and the BARNACLE GOOSE staying in the same area was seen at St. Charles Cemetery Wednesday as well as at the private golf course.

Two other ROSS’S GEESE and two SNOW GEESE have been visiting Short’s Pond off Scuttlehole Road in Water Mill, first seen last Saturday – the younger of the ROSS’S GEESE might be a hybrid.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was on Hook Pond in East Hampton Wednesday, and another in Westchester County was noted in Briarcliff Manor Saturday and on Swan Lake in Rockefeller State Park on Wednesday.

Two TUNDRA SWANS were still on Lake Ronkonkoma last Sunday.

The drake BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen again off Sands Point Preserve Sunday and Wednesday, the bird usually a little west of the Preserve with COMMON GOLDENEYES.

A young male HARLEQUIN DUCK was still at Shinnecock Inlet on Saturday, that day also finding the male EURASIAN WIGEON on Eastport Pond on the north side of Montauk Highway. Another EURASIAN WIGEON was on Nassau Creek on Staten Island on Sunday.

Single GLAUCOUS GULLS were spotted at Oak Beach Sunday and on Central Park Reservoir Wednesday. ICELAND GULLS continue along the Brooklyn shoreline and one visited Prospect Park Lake last Sunday.

A RAZORBILL was seen off Coney Island Pier and Floyd Bennett Field last Sunday, and some continue off Montauk Point.

A SNOWY OWL at Breezy Point on Tuesday hopefully will not be pursued as rigorously as the one previously trying to reside at Jones Beach West End.

Single RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen during the week in Central Park west of 68th Street, in Kissena and Hendrickson Parks, at Caumsett State Park Monday and at Sunken Meadow State Park Wednesday.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was noted again at Dreier-Offerman Park in Brooklyn Sunday and Wednesday, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen again at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center Monday.

Two LAPLAND LONSPURS were present along the roadside at Jones Beach West End today, and among the birds along Dune Road west of Shinnecock Inlet last Saturday were AMERICAN BITTERN, GREAT EGRET and CLAPPER RAIL.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483 on weekdays.

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

- End transcript

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