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Saturday, June 26, 2021

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, June 25, 2021:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 25, 2021
* NYNY2106.25


- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Blue-winged Teal
MARBLED GODWIT
STILT SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
CASPIAN TERN
Royal Tern
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Acadian Flycatcher
Grasshopper Sparrow
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Northern Parula
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

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 nysarc44(at)nybirds{dot}org.

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: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for *Friday, June 25th 2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, MARBLED GODWIT, STILT SANDPIPER, GLAUCOUS GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, CASPIAN TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

The adult WHITE-FACED IBIS, recently visiting the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, was noted at least to Tuesday around the south end of the pond where it has been dropping in for short stays in the company of a small number of Glossy Ibis. STILT SANDPIPER was also between the Raunt and the south end with Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs to Tuesday.

Another interesting shorebird was a MARBLED GODWIT photographed in flight while passing by Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes last Sunday and a small number of WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS have been among late lingering shorebirds at suitable coastal locations. Good numbers of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS have been gathering recently at various south shore locations including an impressive 79 counted out at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton last Saturday with 68 Sunday and still 46 today. Other sites such as Robert Moses State Park have also featured decent numbers.

A GLAUCOUS GULL, perhaps the continuing immature slowly moving down the coast, was seen at Pike's Beach in West Hampton Dunes yesterday.

ROYAL TERNS are showing up, still in low numbers, along the Atlantic Coast and 2 CASPIAN TERNS paid a quick visit to Croton Point Park in Westchester Thursday.

A pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL on Central Park Reservoir Wednesday was unexpected there.

Offshore pelagic flights have not been terribly rewarding lately but today 29 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were counted off Robert Moses State Park. Most moving east.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS this week included one at Oak Wood Beach on Staten Island yesterday, at least one continuing along the Paumanok Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville and another still present at the Rockefeller Preserve State Park in Westchester.

An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER also continues to stay in Prospect Park while among the warblers a YELLOW-THROATED remains at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River and the singing KENTUCKY was reported in Alley Pond Park Tuesday. Other late warblers noted locally have included OVENBIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, NORTHERN PARULA and BLACKPOLL.

Several BLUE GROSBEAKS remain in the productive grasslands around the former Grumman airport in Calverton and 2 or 3 DICKCISSELS continue to sing atop the former landfill at Croton Point Park. Both locations also contain GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and other desirable grassland birds.

To phone in reports, call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

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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