New York City rare birds


This video from the USA is called Birds of New York, Central Park.

From the New York City Rare Bird Alert in the USA:

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 7th 2014 at 7pm. The highlights of today’s tape are PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, ROSS’S GOOSE, BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL, THICK-BILLED MURRE, NORTHERN SHRIKE and more plus a petition needing your signature.

A nice collection of geese on eastern Long Island last weekend included two PINK-FOOTEDS seen together in a large Canada flock spread over fields east of Roanoke Avenue and north of Reeves Avenue near the Buffalo Farm north of Riverhead. The presence of two PINK-FOOTEDS had been suspected earlier but was confirmed on Saturday and those gathering at these fields were also treated to single ROSS’S and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE as well as a couple of CACKLING GEESE.

As more and more fields opened up during the week in that area the goose flocks became more spread out and the PINK-FOOTEDS and ROSS’S both eluded searchers from Monday on. One of the PINK-FOOTEDS though was again on Merritt’s Pond in Riverhead today. Also on Saturday a BARNACLE GOOSE was found in fields off Daniel’s Lane in Sagaponack where it was joined by two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE these were not reported after Saturday. Continuing with the waterfowl, HARLEQUIN DUCKS were around the Jones Beach West End jetty today, a female KING EIDER was in Fire Island inlet Wednesday across from Robert Moses State Park field 2, the drake BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was still present Thursday morning at the south end of Lake Montauk spotted in the southwest corner of the lake best viewed from South Lake Drive and two TUNDRA SWANS continue on Hook Pond in East Hampton. A drake COMMON TEAL, the Eurasian sub-species of GREEN-WINGED TEAL (at least considered so in our country), was uncovered among American GREEN-WINGEDS Saturday at Brookville Park in Queens this north of 147th Avenue and west of Brookville Boulevard. The EURASIAN WIGEON was still around Coney Island Creek last weekend.

A THICK-BILLED MURRE found on a boat and released in New York Bay on Wednesday was presumably the one noted from Veteran’s Memorial Pier in Bay Ridge Brooklyn that afternoon.

The NORTHERN SHRIKE at Jones Beach West End was still present this week seen west of the swale off the West End 2 parking lot.

SNOWY OWLS also continue at selected locations with 5 noted at Jones Beach West End on Wednesday.

A good number of RED-NECKED GREBES remain in the area with 9 counted in Brooklyn Wednesday and 4 in Hempstead Harbor off Port Washington last Sunday these among 8 noted in that area.

Single SHORT-EARED OWLS were at [Staley] Beach in Bayville last Sunday and Floyd Bennett Field on Saturday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Green-wood Cemetery and Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn and Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx where 3 were noted last Sunday.

In Central Park the 2 BALTIMORE ORIOLES and a PINE WARBLER remain in the Ramble near the feeders and other park visitors have included WOOD DUCK, AMERICAN WOODCOCK and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

If you have not yet signed a petition on the Internet to restore the West Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to its pre Sandy condition please do so. This will help. A link to the petition is as follows. We do appreciate your involvement.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126, but during the day except Sunday call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

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Rock musician Lou Reed dies


This video says about itself:

Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed Interviewed by Charlie Rose (2003) – Part One

July 8, 2003

Lou Reed talks about ‘NYC Man‘ (his retrospective album) and Andy Warhol.

Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed talk about their relationship.

And here is part two of that interview.

From Haaretz daily in Israel:

Rock legend Lou Reed dies at 71

Cause not reported, but according to Rolling Stone magazine, he underwent a liver transplant in May.

Oct. 27, 2013 | 7:42 PM

Rock legend Lou Reed, 71, died Sunday, Rolling Stone magazine reported.

The cause of death wasn’t reported but according to Rolling Stone, he underwent a liver transplant in May.

Reed was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York in 1942. He went on to form the Velvet Underground group with Welsh musician John Cale in the 1960s. They would later come to collaborate with pop artist Andy Warhol.

The band is widely credited as one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.

Some of his most well-known songs were Perfect Day, Take a Walk on the Wild Side, I’m Waiting for my Man and Here Comes Your Man.

He was married to performance artist Laurie Anderson. He had no children.

This music video is called Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side.