Bird List 2016b 🌅
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 (Aug-): HK
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
20 in. x 20 in. x 1 in. Elite Allergen Pleated FPR 10 Air Filter $20
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.
American Legion Post 1404, Broad Channel, NY - 209 Cross Bay
Blvd, Far Rockaway, New York 11693
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.
Wi-Fi vs Li-Fi vs Wi-Fi HaLow
Friendly Badminton Club -
1. Jamaica HS: Saturday from 2:00pm-6:00pm
16701 Gothic Drive, Jamaica NY 11432 (entrance on 168 street)
Facilities: four badminton indoor courts with hardwood floor and permanent
lines, heater during winter, big parking lot (can accommodate about 60 cars), 10
minutes walk from F train at 169 street, three big benches around the courts.
Private/group training will be available from 2:00-3:00pm only with additional
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
- Snorkeling at beautiful far-from-shore coral reef, reaching by boat via paid tour
- See giant sea turtles
- Muffler Clamp problem of my car on Christmas Day at Valhalla - ? V-Band Exhaust Clamps
(V帶排氣夾) get loose so exhaust falls -
info and pic
Replace with this?
1998-2002 Toyota Corolla Exhaust Clamp - Genuine W0133-1932618 $12.48
maybe instead of a clamp replacement, that my muffler might
need extensive repair or replacement.
Answer: It's not a clamp after all, it's the muffler hanger that wraps around the largest part of the muffler in the rear of the car.
(1) had an extra set added for more support
(2) get the hanger re-welded
1998-2002 TOYOTA COROLLA EXHAUST HANGER :
eBay (US $16.99)
Next year ambition:
- Snorkeling at ship wrecking sites (artificial
In fact, Half Moon Cay, Sunset Beach Resort at Jamaica & Marriott House Reef (at an artificial man made beach?)
at Curacao are all artificial to some extent.
- back to badminton. Play at least 30 times.
- Use pedometer to promote more walking even jogging. Target:
6,000+ aim at 10,000.
- Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Visit at least 15 times.
- Use my own modem instead of the one from RoadRunner.
Best pic in 2016:
Raven (or crow?) taking off - HDR,
- gearless snorkeling (basically just plain swimming) at Ala Moana Beach.
Seeing eel, etc.
- other gearless snorkeling / swimming in Hawaii: Hanauma Bay,
Maui boat tour after the science conference (first time using underwater camera
to take photo), ...
- 5/2005 Cancun - take snorkeling and diving lessons but then no practice.
- 3/18/2010 visited
Cayman Islands - start swimming again
- 3/19/2010 visited Cozumel, Mexico
- 2010 Nov 11-20 Caribbean Cruise:
St Maarten & Half Moon Cay.
- 2011 Punta Cana
- 3/29/2013 - 4/9/2013:
failed to snorkeling at Goff's Caye, Belize;
Coxen Hole at Roatan, Honduras
- Join Island Sightseeing & Beach tour. See many tropical fish & a sting ray at the beach.
Sunset Beach Resort, Jamaica / Curacao (house reef)
- bring my own mask/gear
- 2015: Curacao - bring
NeoSport Wetsuits Full Body Sports Skins Full Body Sports Skins, Black, X-Lar -
Diving, Snorkeling & Wakeboarding bought in 12/2014
- 2016: Mexico:
Puerto Morelos - Snorkeling at beautiful far-from-shore coral reef, reaching by boat via paid tour
Akumal - See giant sea turtles
(1) Iguanas have right of way on the roads in Little Cayman.
(2) Travefy's plan
The caymanbutterflies.org web
site will help you identify the butterflies and understand how they make the
best of their very harsh environment to survive. src
(4) Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park -
Cayman Islands Government Television (CIGTV)
12/25/2016 (Sun) late morning to noon
Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla & Jonathan's home
Cardinal, male (1). Chickadee, a few. Titmouse. Junco, many.
Blue Jay (heard only). Raven/Crow.
12/10/2016 (Sat) am before / pm after Dim Sum
Kissena Park / Chinese Supermarket
A good birding day.
Hooded Merganser, 2 males. Double-crested Cormorant, 1. A
large flock of Grackles in hundreds. Cardinal, 1. RWBB, 1, a juvenile with
eye disease. White-throated Sparrow, quite a lot. Mockingbird, 1.
Chinese Supermarket: Ring-billed Gull, 10+.
Missed: No Robin. No woodpecker. No Blue Jay.
White-throated Sparrow - <1>
Northern Mockingbird - <1>
RWBB, juvenile with eye disease - <1>
12/3/2016 (Sat) pm after Dim Sum
Hooded Merganser, 2 males. Double-crested Cormorant, 5.
11/9/2016 (Wed) - 11/29/2016 (Tue)
2 Badmintons. 3 Ping pong. Hiking (from
龍虎山山腳) to Victoria Peak,
Nam Long Shan, ...
小鸊鷉 - Tachybaptus
普通鸕鷀 - Phalacrocorax
鳳頭蜂鷹 - Pernis
11 (五) 大口環物理治療
12 (六) 屯門 Vcity Badminton
13 (日) Church / HK Park
14 (一) 灣仔伊館0800~1000 乒乓 , 下午南生圍
16 (三) HK Park - kingfisher
Hike from HKU to Victoria Peak - 山頂廣場，與你一起點亮聖誕
17 (四) 大口環物理治療 / 長洲
18 (五) 早上 7：30 已到長發體育館
Bird: 栗耳鵐 (赤胸鵐 - Chestnut-eared Bunting)
19 (六) 3pm 黃大仙翠華 / 6:30pm 天地人
(日) 灣仔蘭杜街2號 - map (
) / HK Park
21 (一) 澳門 (Macau) / 在中環大家樂吃完一個40多元的晚饭
23 (三) 米埔 raining very hard
Bird: 黑臉琵鷺 -
24 (四) Cousin dinner
25 (五) Kowloon Park / 九龍寨城公園
26 (六) 獅子樓 旺角 太子道西193號帝京酒店3樓
27 (日) am 大埔滘觀鳥 上午 8 時正至中午約 12 時 - 領隊聯絡電話：9457 3196 (只限語音，不設短訊)
交通: 大埔墟火車站乘 72、73A或74A巴士,
pm 奧海公園 / 旺角海泓道1号，奥海城三期，帝峰、皇殿會所(帝峰、皇殿六樓)
28 (一) 早上 Bill Man 伊館乒乓
Bird: 燕雀 (Fringilla montifringilla , Brambling)
- wiki :
a small passerine bird
in the finch family
- 2017 10 4 (三) 中秋节 薄扶林村火龍
- 九龍寨城 巴士1 下站落車 - pic
- Yellow-breasted Bunting 黃胸鵐 -
27 大埔滘觀鳥 共記錄35種雀鳥 -
2016/11/27 Tai Po Kau outing, Cloudy, 11.7c RH89%, N 5km/h
85 Crested Honey Buzzard 鳳頭蜂鷹 1
94 Crested Goshawk 鳳頭鷹 1
102 Black Kite 黑鳶 1
222 Spotted Dove 珠頸斑鳩 1
294 Grey-chinned Minivet 灰喉山椒鳥 1
295 Scarlet Minivet 赤紅山椒鳥 1
300 Long-tailed Shrike 棕背伯勞 1
319 Large-billed Crow 大嘴烏鴉 1
325 Cinereous Tit 蒼背山雀 1
326 Yellow-cheeked Tit 黃頰山雀 1
331 Red-whiskered Bulbul 紅耳鵯 1
332 Chinese Bulbul 白頭鵯 1
335 Chestnut Bulbul 栗背短腳鵯 1
343 Pygmy Wren-babbler 小鷦鶥 1
345 Mountain Tailorbird 金頭縫葉鶯 1
356 Radde's Warbler 巨嘴柳鶯 1
359 Yellow-browed Warbler 黃眉柳鶯 1
364 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 淡腳柳鶯 1 (hear by AFCD staff)
396 Common Tailorbird 長尾縫葉鶯 1
399 Huet's Fulvetta 黑眉雀鶥 1
407 Blue-winged Minla 藍翅希鶥 1
408 Silver-eared Mesia 銀耳相思鳥 1
414 Japanese White-eye 暗綠繡眼鳥 1
415 Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 絨額鳾 1
440 Oriental Magpie Robin 鵲鴝 1
441 Grey-streaked Flycatcher 灰紋鶲 1
464 Blue Whistling Thrush 紫嘯鶇 1
472 Red-throated Flycatcher 紅喉姬鶲 1
483 Orange-bellied Leafbird
486 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 朱背啄花鳥 1
488 Fork-tailed Sunbird 叉尾太陽鳥 1
491 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 樹麻雀 1
493 White-rumped Munia 白腰文鳥 1
499 Grey Wagtail 灰鶺鴒 1
503 Olive-backed Pipit 樹鷚 1
11/5/2016 (Sat) am (meet QCBC trip leaded by
Eric Miller) / pm after Dim Sum with Lisa & Alex
Kissena (Corridor) Park
am before meeting them: Pheasant. Hooded Merganser, female (firstly
misidentify as Ruddy Duck). Junco.
am after meeting them: Carolina Wren. Palm Warbler. Downy
Woodpecker. Chickadee. Nuthatch. Golden-crowned Kinglet.
Rusty Blackbird. Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
10/29/2016 (Sat) am / pm after Dim Sum
Baisley Pond Park (wiki) / Kissena Park
Baisley: Wood Duck (M). Gadwalls (M+F). American Black Duck.
Great Blue Heron catches a big fish. Coots. Mute Swan, a pair. Ring-billed Gulls.
Double-crested Cormorant. Flycatcher, 1 or 2. Song Sparrows.
Back street (78th Rd) at home on the way to car for Dim Sum: Downy or Hairy
Kissena: Golden-crowned Kinglets. Rusty Blackbirds or
Grackles. The graylag goose hybrid family is a new
gang in the park. The gang of 5 is untouchable!
Great Blue Heron -
Golden-crowned Kinglet -
Great Blue Heron eats big fish
10/26/2016 (Wed) 6:30-9pm
Saving Jamaica Bay—A documentary film
American Legion Post 1404, Broad Channel, NY
10/23/2016 (Sun) pm
Flock of Grackles, Starlings, Robins preparing roosting.
10/15/2016 (Sat) pm
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 -