Bird List 🌅
all yr: 2012-now
FOS in NY
2016 celebrate birding 10 year anniversary - 決志: 矢志不渝 、堅定不移地 進行觀鳥,
2016 (Jan-Jul): Mexico (4/7)
2015 (8/14-): Curacao / HK
2015 (Jan-8/8) log: South
Carolina / Seattle
2014 log: Jamaica
/ Canadian Rockies / Curacao
2013 log (New
Orleans, Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan, & Cozumel, HK)
2012 (after Hurricane Sandy) log
(Jul-before Hurricane Sandy) log (Netherlands, UK, Scotland, Norway, Denmark) (birdList.b4_split2_b_and_c.htm)
2011 log (HK,
2010 log ( 1. Mar. Caribbean Cruise : Fort Lauderdale / Cozumel, Mexico
; 2. Nov. Caribbean Cruise : Puerto Rico / Half Moon Cay )
2009 log (Las Vegas; HK, Mainland China and Taiwan)
2008 log (South Caribbean Cruise - Puerto Rico,
St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Grenada, Bonaire & Aruba; Toronto;
Palm Beach, Florida)
and Video @ Punta Cana
others HK trips
on Dragonfly and Damselfly
Postings of NY Birding List
Costa Rica, 2012 - Photo
Birding in Shetland Islands
Google Voice t-mobile (6/2014)
多部未华子 Don't vote Senator Gillibrand in 11/2018!
Camera/Camcorder for birding
Glacier & Canadian Rockies
[Rockjumper's standard tours (as we classify this PNG tour) are aimed at the
keen birder who wants to see as many birds and as much wildlife as possible
without extreme effort or arduous hours in the field i.e. the average birder.
Lead Adventures 3-Week Galapagos program -
Quito - Monastery of San Francisco -
List of whale and dolphin species
List of birds of HK
Labor Day weekend -
Rockaway Beach (1Beach
59th St.) ; Sep. - Gulls feeding on ant swarms
Summer (August) is a good time to visit Rockefeller State Park, Valhalla, NY -
at the lake/pond, many dragonflies & damselflies.
birding in NYC
late Feb / early March: Ring-billed Gulls,
when they have shed their streaky winter plumage and have gleaming white
feathers, a bright orange orbital ring and a bright orange gape, are pretty
may be also for other gulls (e.g., Great Black-backed Gull - <1>
Early Spring, May: look for
Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita),
Eastern Forktail & other
dragonflies/damselflies emerges from its nympahal skin (exuvia)
to commence the aerial portion of its life.
ebird bird account 2012 up to 5/8
detailed map of East
excellent information on Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge -
Ranger Ryan JBWR plant
Oceanside: Peregrine Falcon & Swallows fledging (late May /early June), Osprey
fledging (June), dragonflies (July), Clapper Rail babies (July?)
"3/31/2013 - Queens, New York City: I visited Breezy Point today to do some
spring shorebird reconnaissance and had the following notables: Piping plover
(3), eastern phoebes (2), my first-of-the-season American oystercatchers (17),
sanderling (240), and dunlins (3). In a first for me at Breezy Tip, I had
(5) roaming around where there used to be dunes. Out on the ocean, a handful of
northern gannets were seen, all adults. No massive staging of waterfowl, with
only a smattering of long-tailed ducks." - Andrew Baksh src
QCC Nature-on-Campus BLOG : 2015 February 16
... Pelham Bay Park (Bronx, NY) "Superb Owl" walk led by David Burg. The walk was on, you guessed it, Super Bowl Sunday.
....; 2. Great Horned Owl in tree cavity; 3. a second Great Horned Owl in the distance; 4. a Killdeer on the beach
Golden Pond at Crocheron Park, Bayside, NY 11361 -
map direction: Take I-295 N/Clearview Expy to 35th Ave. Turn right onto 35th Ave.
Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL)
2016 May 9 -
of Mercury will
occur. Full transit will be visible in South America, Eastern North America, ...
September 1, 2016 -
Solar Eclipse will be visible from central Africa, Madagascar and locations
from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The eclipse will be partial for people in
most of Africa.
如來神掌 (5+2) | 投奔怒海 (1982年) | 少女日記 (1984)
鄧浩光 | 倚天屠龍記之魔教教主
哥斯拉 (1954) |
摩斯拉 (1961) |
Species (1995) | Godzilla (1998) |
List of films featuring giant monsters
1 time birding permits for Ft. Tilden/Breezy Point:
I asked Rita Mullally, the person in charge here at Floyd Bennett Field, and she
said to contact Jennifer Bethea. Jennifer has been out for a week or so. Feel
free to email
rita_mullally AT nps.gov
jennifer_bethea AT nps.gov
Ranger John Tebbetts (
john_tebbetts AT nps.gov )
(in some countries synonymous with a plebiscite —
or a vote on a ballot
collapse disorder (CCD)
Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees
... the key question is how neonicotinoids influence bees, and wild bees in
particular, in real-world agricultural landscapes11, 12, 13.
Here we show that a commonly used insecticide seed coating in a flowering crop
can have serious consequences for wild bees. In a study with replicated and
matched landscapes, we found that seed coating with Elado, an insecticide
containing a combination of the neonicotinoid clothianidin and the non-systemic
pyrethroid β-cyfluthrin, applied to oilseed rape seeds, reduced wild bee
density, solitary bee nesting, and bumblebee colony growth and reproduction
under field conditions. Hence, such insecticidal use can pose a substantial risk
to wild bees in agricultural landscapes, and the contribution of pesticides to
the global decline of wild bees1, 2, 3 may
have been underestimated.
High Dynamic Range
Post-processed by HDRsoft Photomatix Pro 5.0.4:
(1) Yellow-crowned Night Heron
(6/29/2013) - <1> (cf.
(2) Seaside Dragonlet (6/29/2013) -
(3) Grasshopper (9/28/2013) -
(4) Periodical Cicada (6/8/2013) -
(5) Double-crested Cormorant (1/17/2015) - <1>
灰喜鵲 (Azure-winged Magpie, Cyanopica
cyanus = Cyanopica cyana)
Parroquia Catolica de San Jose, a small church at town square of Puerto Morelos
How many birds with common name in USA starting with American? 19.
How many duck (inc.
species did I see? And which has not yet?
Redhead. Muscovy Duck. Wood Duck. American Wigeon. Gadwall. Ruddy Duck. Bufflehead.
Blue-winged Teal (8/20/2011).
Green-winged Teal. Hooded Merganser. Ring-necked Duck (1/2012
at "New Alley Pond"). Shoveler. Mallard. American
Greater or Lesser Scaup (1/8/2012). Red-breasted Merganser (1/8/2012, 7/28/2012). White-winged Scoter (1/8/2012).
(where and when? 2012 Costa Rica?) Long-tailed Duck (2/18/2012).
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus; "fox-goose") in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae
Muscovy duck (?Kissena Park 2/28/2009 [No, it is the the big Snowy Goose]?, Punta Cana 2011).
Horned Grebe (1/8/2012).
Question: Mottled Duck (rare in NYC) in FL or others? Masked Duck. Mandarin duck
Definitely Not Yet:
(1) Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
Note: Mallard call duck - mini mallards breeding for their loud call, to attract mallard's for hunting.
Animals produce their own melanins. Even humans produce melanins when tanning,
which darkens the skin. But the building blocks for carotenoids come from diet.
Flamingos get their pink from the color of the shrimp they eat. Deprived of
shrimp, the flamingo is white. There are blue pigments in nature. The blue in
blueberries is a pigment. Chlorophyll is a green pigment. Yet birds cannot
convert these pigments to color their feathers.
Blue and green are oddball colors in the animal kingdom. They are structural
colors. In birds, they are caused by microscopic structures in the feather that
refract light like a prism. When this light passes through a dark layer of
melanin, some wavelengths are filtered out, and the bird looks blue. In Maine,
blue jays, indigo buntings and bluebirds all get their color from structure, not
pigment. If the light passes through a yellowish pigment, the bird looks green.
Most parrots are green because of structural color.
Structural color exists in insects and amphibians, too. The blue morpho is a
large tropical butterfly that glows a brilliant blue.
Iridescence is a structural color. Refracted light is why a hummingbird is
ruby-throated. It’s why grackles and starlings turn shimmering purple in the
sun. It’s why the glossy ibis is glossy. Iridescence is apparent only when the
light hits the bird at certain angles. Otherwise, all you see is the dark of the
Important memory in 2016:
- Visited JBWR 14+ times, more than last year
- Start to log
FOS in NY
- Tried underwater photography
Tried HDR post-processing
Visited Breezy Point with $60 fine
- Visited Nickerson Beach and
Queens County Farm Museum each more than once
9/24/2016 (Sat) pm after Dim Sum (after opening accounts at
nerdwallet.com ), very nice weather
Dragonfly. Damselflies. Double-crested Cormorant. Hummingbird
9/18/2016 (Sun) pm
Baisley Pond Park (wiki)
Dragonfly: Blue Dasher mating. Blue Dasher, female ovipositing. Eastern Pondhawk, male.
Great Blue Heron. Double-crested Cormorant. Mute Swan. Mallard.
Flycatcher. Song Sparrow?
Blue Dasher mating -
Blue Dasher, female ovipositing -
Blue Dasher male -
Eastern Pondhawk, male -
Great Blue Heron -
Double-crested Cormorant -
9/17/2016 (Sat) am / pm after Dim Sum with Bill, comfortable and nice weather
JBWR (14th visit) / Kissena Park
Osprey eating fish. Northern Flicker (3). Finch. ?Goldfinch,
Long-horned grasshopper at JBWR East Pond (same species as 9/16/2015 or
9/20/2014 in Kissena Park?) -
Prairie Warbler, female - <1>
Hummingbird - <1>
9/10/2016 (Sat) after lunch, hot and humid, feel like 95F, very
4 hybrids (domestic Graylag Goose X Canada Goose).
Grasshopper - <1>
The white hybrid goose -
9/5/2016 (Mon) after lunch
Two bees at a water fountain. One tries to get water out of it. Great Blue Heron.
9/3/2016 (Sat) am
JBWR (13th visit) with Frank Ng (10 year ago with him to
MD during Labor Day)
Flower Fly. Goldfinch, M+F. Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
9/2/2016 (Fri) late afternoon
Kissena (Corridor) Park
Butterfly and Wasp Day.
Hummingbird is back. Ring-necked Pheasant, male.
Butterfly: Skipper. Yellow. White.
8/27/2016 (Sat) 9-11:30am
JBWR (12th visit)
Wasp: possibly Great Black Wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus), like the one
Dragonfly. There is one look like female Great Blue Skimmer.
Oystercatchers. Glossy Ibises. Red-breasted Nuthatch,
many good pictures. Goldfinch, M+F. Wren, juvenile?
Dragonfly (Great Blue Skimmer?) -
Duskywing butterfly? -
Red-breasted Nuthatch -
Starling, molting juvenile -
Cardinal, male -
4/2008 Report : Research Opportunities
in the Natural and Social Sciences
Jamaica Bay Unit of
Gateway National Recreation Area by
8/20/2016 (Sat) 7:30am-3pm
JBWR (11th visit), with Raymond Wang and his GF
11th Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival.
Morning walk at North End of East Pond leaded by
Kevin T. Karlson: Red Knot (1), non-breeding plumage.
Black-bellied Plover (a couple of). Oystercatcher (1). Glossy Ibis
Afternoon walk at South End of East Pond leaded by
damselfly (a couple of). Dragonfly (1). Belted Kingfisher (1).
Cicada - <1>
Short-billed Dowitcher -
Least Sandpiper -
Semipalmated Sandpiper -
the poor guy with oil -
Glossy Ibis, juvenile (beak not fully grown yet) -
The Linnaean Society Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk was held today at
Glossy Ibis, juvenile vs. adult
Contrary to popular lore, these annual cicadas are not named after the dog days
of summer–or the hottest days of summer. For that matter, the dog days of
summer and the dog day cicadas both get their name from the same place: from the
“Dog Star,” Sirius, which is part of the constellation Canis
the Great Dog). In ancient Egypt, its presence coincided with the flooding of
the Nile, and in ancient Greece it marked the hottest part of the summer–the
“dog days.” Due to oddities of the earth’s rotation and calendaring, it now
appears in the sky in the winter in the northern hemisphere.
"Green Tibicen Species"
Collectively, yet informally, referred to as the "Green Tibicen species"
(per. comm.), the following cicadas are often difficult to differentiate and
all appear to be very closely related. Genitalic analysis of the males
suggest these species are very closely related and morphological differences
between and among the species are often slight. It is also thought (based on
observations) that several of these may be involved in complex hybrid zones;
however, more work is needed to substantiate and better understand these
8/8/2016 (Mon) late afternoon on the way to home
Judge Moses Weinstein Playground
Cicada Killer, probably female.
8/6/2016 (Sat) 7am - 11:30am
Nickerson Beach / JBWR (10th visit)
There are still a lot juvenile Skimmers.
Common Tern -
Least Tern -
Forster Tern -
Ruddy Turnstone -
Piping Plover -
Semipalmated Plover -
a black wasp -