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Friday, December 03, 2021

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, December 3, 2021:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Dec. 3, 2021
* NYNY2112.03


- Birds mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
GRAY KINGBIRD+
LECONTE'S SPARROW+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
American Bittern
NORTHERN SHRIKE
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Orange-crowned Warbler
American Redstart
Wilson's Warbler
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, December 3rd 2021* at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are GRAY KINGBIRD, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, LECONTE'S SPARROW, WESTERN TANAGER, NORTHERN SHRIKE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, GLAUCOUS GULL, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, DICKCISSEL and more.

A rather obliging GRAY KINGBIRD found last Monday at Great Kills Park on Staten Island was still present there today. It has been staying mostly in shrubby areas across from the Moonbeam Marina. So from Hylan Boulevard enter Great Kills on Buffalo Street and continue towards Crooke's Point. Park near the Moonbeam Marina and search the vegetated areas across from the marina including near the bathhouse for the KINGBIRD. A drake KING EIDER also continues along the shore at Great Kills.

Last Sunday a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was found in a Canada Goose flock out in Bridgehampton in a field on the south side of Route 27 (Montauk Highway). On Monday the flock was with the PINK-FOOTED and relocated a little north of there on Short's Pond on the western side of Scuttlehole Road but we have no further reports since Monday. This PINK-FOOTED follows one on Wappinger's Lake in Dutchess County that departed last Saturday.

Two LECONTE'S SPARROWS were seen together on top of the landfill at Croton Point Park on Thursday morning with one reappearing there in the afternoon. This is the same area where a LECONTE'S was also present in early November.

A WESTERN TANAGER was still appearing in Carl Schurz Park in mid-Manhattan today visiting the feeder area located just off East End Avenue adjacent to about 86th Street.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen again yesterday and today at the North Fork Preserve which is north of Sound Avenue in Northville.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still present midday today on the pond adjacent to the Rye Ridge shopping center off Bowman Avenue in Rye Brook and another was reported today on the lake at Rockland Lake State Park.

A few CACKLING GEESE include the one at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream.

Single drake EURASIAN WIGEONS were continuing on Mill Pond in Oyster Bay on Patchogue Lake and additional drake KING EIDERS included one last weekend continuing on the Montauk Harbor Inlet and another Sunday at Shinnecock Inlet.

An immature GLAUCOUS GULL was spotted last Saturday at Jones Beach West End followed by one Monday at Fort Tilden. Dwindling numbers of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS included 4 Saturday at Robert Moses State Park lot 2 and an AMERICAN BITTERN was still around Prospect Park Lake last Saturday

A report of 6 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS moving by Robert Moses State Park this morning provide good encouragement of perhaps a good winter ahead.

Last Sunday single flyover LAPLAND LONGSPURS were noted at both Randall's Island and Breezy Point.

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen in Inwood Hill Park all week and Union Square Park Saturday and out at Montauk last weekend and late warblers featured AMERICAN REDSTART and WILSON'S in Prospect Park to Thursday.

Two DICKCISSELS have been visiting the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area recently through today with another lingering in Inwood Hill Park through last weekend.

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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