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Saturday, November 27, 2021

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, November 26, 2021:

-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov 26, 2021
* NYNY2111.26


WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
TUNDRA SWAN
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
SANDHILL CRANE
BLACK-HEADED GULL
American Bittern
CATTLE EGRET
Blue-headed Vireo
NORTHERN SHRIKE
House Wren
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Baltimore Oriole
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
American Redstart
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
DICKCISSEL


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, November 26, 2021 at 11:00 pm.

The highlights of tape are SANDHILL CRANE, WESTERN TANAGER, NORTHERN SHRIKE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, TUNDRA SWAN, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, CATTLE EGRET, WHITE WINGED CROSSBILL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, DICKCISSEL and more.

Very interesting Tuesday morning were a large number of SANDHILL CRANES reported moving over Rye in Westchester County, with 30 estimated over Read Sanctuary at Playland Park and even more over Marshlands Conservancy shortly thereafter; these birds were not observed farther down the coast, but additional CRANES were seen at local hawk watches on following days, with five over the Quaker Ridge site at the Audubon Center in northwest Greenwich Wednesday and then six over the Chestnut Ridge watch at the Butler Sanctuary in Bedford Thursday.

Also notable is a WESTERN TANAGER reported late this week at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan, this the same site where one visited this park's feeders all last winter. The feeders are located just off East End Avenue adjacent to about 86th Street.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was spotted again on Long Island, this one on Wednesday at the North Fork Preserve, north of Sound Avenue in Northville.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was photographed at Plumb Beach on Wednesday.

Waterfowl, still on the increase locally, this week included two TUNDRA SWANS in flight along Bellport Bay yesterday.

The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in the Rye area of lower Westchester has still been visiting the pond behind the Rye Ridge shopping center, though on somewhat of an irregular basis, apparently spending most of its time with CANADAS on local golf courses.

A few CACKLING GOOSE reports have included one at Randall's Island yesterday and another back at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream as of today.

Last Sunday drake EURASIAN WIGEONS were still on the West Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and on Patchogue Lake, and a drake KING EIDER was again around the entrance to Lake Montauk.

A CATTLE EGRET was seen from Sunday at least to Wednesday near Route 51 in Eastport in fields off Eastport-Manor Road and Head of Neck Road, and an AMERICAN BITTERN was still around Prospect Park Lake at least to Wednesday.

At least three WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were noted yesterday during the morning flight at Robert Moses State Park.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was spotted Tuesday at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, while VESPER SPARROWS included singles at Bayswater Park and Rockaway Beach in Queens last weekend and two at Croton Point Park in Westchester Wednesday.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT visited City Hall Park in lower Manhattan Tuesday and Wednesday.

At least six ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were reported during the week, and various late lingering WARBLERS this week included BLACK-AND-WHITE, TENNESSEE, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and PRAIRIE plus both CANADA and WILSON'S in Prospect Park.

Other late species have included BLUE-HEADED VIREO, HOUSE WREN and BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and a DICKCISSEL was still visiting Inwood Hill Park at least to Tuesday.

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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