Saturday, February 09, 2013

Gull and hawk and snow and ice -- TODAY

Cooper's Hawk -- Ramble, near feeders - 2/9/13

         Iceland Gull - The Lake -- 2/9/13


Matthew Ligas reports today:  There is a 1st-cycle Iceland/Kumlien's Gull on The Lake now. Seen around 1pm. West side ice near the boat landing around W 75th St. Pictures below.

Other highlight while walking around the Ramble was an immature Cooper's Hawk perched for a long time near the feeders. Found by another birder who pointed it out whose name escapes me now - Steve?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Central Park's Starr

David Barrett wrote yesterday:

I am deeply saddened to report that Starr Saphir died at 3:50 PM today, February 5th, at Calvary Hospice in New York, where she had been receiving palliative care after a decade-long battle with cancer.

Her skills as a birder were legendary. The “matriarch of Central Park birding,” she was a friend, teacher, mentor, and inspiration to many. Her daughters Shawna and Lara loved her very much. We are all going to miss her.

Graveside services for Starr will be at 12:30 PM Thursday, February 7th, atKensico Cemetery (914 949 0247), 273 Lakeview Avenue, in Valhalla, New York. All are welcome to attend.