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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

nycbirder

Date

July 30, 2020

Description

Two adult Red-tailed Hawks on Governors Island. This is the pair that raised young this year. One of the juveniles was seen nearby on the communications tower.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Adult male Red-tailed Hawk on the south side of the cupola on Liggett Hall which faces the communications tower nest.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Adult Red-tailed Hawk on the communications tower nest. She eventually joined the male on the Liggett Hall cupola and remained there for the balance of my stay in the area. Photo included of the nearby male on the Liggett Hall cupola.

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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

One of three Killdeer on the Oval lawn just west of the Urban Farm.

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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Two of 3 Killdeer on the east edge of the ballfields north of the Hills.

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Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Male Bufflehead seen at the north end of the island east of the Soisson's Landing ferry terminal. Fairly close to the shoreline.

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Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Female Bufflehead south of Yankee Pier on Buttermilk Channel.

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Brant Branta bernicla

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Group of 55 Brant on the floating raft in the Battery Tunnel Vent cove north of Pier 102.

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Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Male Red-breasted Merganser at north end of Governors Island west of the Soisson's Landing ferry terminal.

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

One of several on Nolan Park.

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Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Honey Locust on Governors Island south of eastern entrance to Fort Jay.

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Apples Genus Malus

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Crab Apple south of eastern entrance to Fort Jay.

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Black Cherry Prunus serotina

Observer

nycbirder

Date

February 21, 2020

Description

Black Cherries at SE corner of Fort Jay on Governors Island. Winter.

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Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 2, 2016

Description

Spotted around Fort Jay.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 2, 2016

Description

Spotted the Common Buckeye around Fort Jay.

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 2, 2016

Description

Spotted on Governors Island around Fort Jay.

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Chickweed Geometer Moth Haematopis grataria

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 2, 2016

Description

Appears to be a moth. I've looked online for common moths with a purplish band running horizontally across both wings.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

nycbirder

Date

October 6, 2018

Description

One of 3 male Belted Kingfishers on fencing off Yankee Pier.

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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

nycbirder

Date

October 6, 2018

Description

Killdeer with Least Sandpipers in the background at the large puddle off Tango Pier.

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Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Observer

nycbirder

Date

October 6, 2018

Description

Least Sandpipers resting with Killdeer in the foreground at the large puddle off Tango Pier.

The birds were resting at the time of the photo. Both birds show an overall warm brown back and wing feathers along with brown chests.

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

nycbirder

Date

October 6, 2018

Description

Northern Mockingbird on maintenance area fence off Discovery Hill lawn.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

nycbirder

Date

October 31, 2018

Description

Great Cormorant on pilings SW of Yankee Pier side-by-side with a Double-crested Cormorant (right).

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Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Observer

nycbirder

Date

October 31, 2018

Description

Great Cormorant (left) on pilings SW of Yankee Pier side-by-side with a Double-crested Cormorant.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 1, 2018

Description

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in nest on Wheeler Ave. Its eyes are visible over the edge of the nest. The adult YCNH was nearby seen in the second photo attached.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 1, 2018

Description

Adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron between nest and entrance to NY Harbor School.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 1, 2018

Description

Nine Canada Geese on Parade Ground.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 9, 2018

Description

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Herons branching near Wheeler Ave. nest.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

One of three juveniles outside of nest. All branchers now. Two together above nest and one between nest and lamppost south of entrance to NY Harbor School.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

Two of three juveniles outside of nest. All branchers now. Two together above nest and one between nest and lamppost south of entrance to NY Harbor School.

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Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Observer

nycbirder

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

Lesser Yellowlegs resting with a mixed flock of ducks on the Buttermilk Channel side of the puddle on the maintenance area off Tango Pier.

This is a record shot of the continuing LEYE on Governors Island. Others saw and some took better photos of the bird. A good bird for NY County. You can click on the Governors Island icon in the map URL below to see the LEYE sightings during Aug/2018:

https://ebird.org/map/lesyel?bmo=1&emo=12&byr=1900&eyr=2020&env.minX=-74.069&env.minY=40.639&env.maxX=-73.969&env.maxY=40.739&gp=true

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