* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 10, 2017
- Birds Mentioned
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
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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=E2=80=99s tape are TOWNSEND=E2=80=99S SOLITAIRE, SA=
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, PINK-FOOTED, BARNACLE, ROSS=E2=80=99S and GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, BARROW=E2=80=99S GOLDENEYE, HARLEQUIN DUCK, EURASIAN W=
SNOWY OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.
The TOWNSEND=E2=80=99S SOLITAIRE was still present today at its usual North=
location around the cedars near the blue house #1625 North Sea Drive in
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=E2=80=99s snowfall will presumably impact=
Crane more than the Solitaire but hopefully it will survive and continue in
A female-type YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD briefly visited a Floral Park Queens
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=E2=80=99S GOOSE was still floating between its roosting site on Belm=
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=E2=80=99S GEESE and two SNOW GEESE have been visiting Short=
off Scuttlehole Road in Water Mill, first seen last Saturday =E2=80=93 the =
of the ROSS=E2=80=99S 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=E2=80=99S GOLDENEYE was seen again off Sands Point Preserv=
and Wednesday, the bird usually a little west of the Preserve with COMMON
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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