2017 Field Observations

2017 Field Observations

Contributed by LSNY Members

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Corncrake — New York State, November 7-8, 2017

Submitted by: Anders Peltomaa 11/25/2017

A video of Paul’s presentation

Paul Sweet, Ornithology collections manager at the American Museum of Natural History, presenting on the status of Corncrake in New York State and showing the specimens in the collection at AMNH.

LSNY_Sweet_CorncrakesNY from NYNYbirder on Vimeo 11/14/2017 © Anders Peltomaa

Paul Sweet's slideshow

Impromptu “show and tell” in the break between the scheduled presentations on the occasion of the November 7-8, 2017 Corncrake at Cedar Beach Marina, Suffolk County, New York. Found by Ken and Sue Feustel on the shoulder of the parkway and then seen by many observers for two days. The bird was then, unfortunately, found dead by the birders who arrived at first light on November 9. Arrangements were made and it was transported to AMNH, where they could confirm it had been hit by a car. The bird is now specimen AMNH 841733.

Corncarke presentation, 11/14/2017 © Sean Sime

Corncrakes from the AMNH collections. The 2017 one, AMNH 841733, is on the right of the top picture.

Corncarkes — old plus new one of 11/8/2017 © Anders Peltomaa

Corncrake AMNH 841733 of 2017 © Anders Peltomaa

Corncrake, 11/8/2017 © Sean Sime

Corncrake, 11/8/2017 © Peter Post