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Saturday, November 13, 2021

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, November 12, 2021:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 12, 2021
* NYNY2111.12


- Birds mentioned
SAY'S PHOEBE+
LECONTE'S SPARROW+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
SANDHILL CRANE
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Parasitic Jaeger
Black-legged Kittiwake
Lesser Black-backed Gull
American Bittern
Cattle Egret
Golden Eagle
WESTERN KINGBIRD
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Grasshopper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's 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, November 12th 2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are SAY'S PHOEBE, WESTERN KINGBIRD, LECONTE'S SPARROW, SANDHILL CRANE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

A nice combination of flycatchers at Caumsett State Park both continued at their respective locations at least through Tuesday but we have no word since then but both might continue there. The SAY'S PHOEBE had been frequenting the corral area between the parking lots and the tree line to the north but over the weekend was pushed a little farther east to corral fencing near the yellow barn while the overflow parking areas were being used. The WESTERN KINGBIRD up to Tuesday remained along the spit at Lloyd Point requiring a 2 mile walk north to that area.

Last Saturday a LECONTE'S SPARROW was spotted at Croton Point Park and on Tuesday it was relocated along the path over the landfill where it continued but was quite secretive at least to Thursday morning requiring much patience as it would only occasionally pop briefly out of the vegetation along the path. Other highlight species at Croton have included single GRASSHOPPER and "Ipswich" SAVANNAH SPARROWS atop the landfill.

With the hawk season winding down but with some more GOLDEN EAGLES expected over local watches, providing a nice surprise were the 3 SANDHILL CRANES moving by the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch at the Butler Sanctuary in Bedford last Saturday morning.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE has returned to the Rye area [...] on Playland Lake last Monday and has also been seen on the pond off Bowman Avenue in Rye Brook at the [...] roosting site where it disappears with the Canadas at one of the several golf courses in the area. A drake EURASIAN WIGEON has recently been seen on the West Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge along with a good variety of waterfowl and a drake KING EIDER was still present off Midland Beach on Staten Island last Tuesday. Conceivably the same lingering immature AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was reported Wednesday at Floyd Bennett Field and then Thursday at nearby Plumb Beach in Brooklyn.

Two BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES off Robert Moses State Park today were joined by 4 continuing LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a PARASITIC JAEGER with another PARASITIC also seen off Orient Point last Saturday.

Though the influx has definitely tapered off a CATTLE EGRET was still present Wednesday out at Hook Pond in East Hampton while an AMERICAN BITTERN was noted this week in Prospect Park. Single LAPLAND LONGSPURS were reported from Ferry Point Park in the Bronx last weekend and Sammy's Beach in East Hampton Tuesday and the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center off Yaphank Avenue on Wednesday. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was along the Hudson River Greenway south of Watts Street in Manhattan Monday.

Last week ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen in Central Park at Point Lookout and out at Big Reed Pond in Montauk while a variety of late warblers have recently included OVENBIRD, BLACK-AND-WHITE, TENNESSEE, AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACKBURNIAN, BLACK-THROATEDEDS BLUE and GREEN, CANADA and WILSON'S.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Saturday and a DICKCISSEL has been lingering at the Dyckman Fields in Inwood Hill Park all week.

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.

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