26 July: Least Bittern being photobombed by a Marsh Wren at DeKorte Park (digiscoped)
28 June: Least Tern at Jones Beach
30 May: Grasshopper Sparrow singing at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
25 May: Grasshopper Sparrow singing at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
25 May: Bobolink singing at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
17 May: Cerulean Warbler in Central Park
9 May: Golden-winged Warbler at Sterling Forest SP
9 May: Worm-eating Warbler at Doodletown
3 May: Blackburnian Warbler singing, Central Park North Woods (heavily cropped)
19 April: Western Tanager at Jones Beach. Distant ID shot (heavily cropped)
4 April: Yellow-throated Warbler at Valley Stream SP
8 March: A chance encounter with Fischer's Lovebirds in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, SE France. These birds are native to Northern Tanzania, but a small feral population exists nearby, in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
4 March: Common Chiffchaff in Nice, France
4 March: Black Redstart in Nice, France
4 March: European Robin in Nice, France
4 March: Indian Silverbill in Nice, France. This is a species from the Indian subcontinent that was accidentally introduced in other parts of the world. There is an established population in Nice.
4 March: Eurasian Blue Tit in Nice, France
2 March: Eurasian Collared-Dove in Menton, France. Common all over Europe.
2 March: White Wagtail in Nice, France
2 March: Water Rail at the mouth of the Var River, SE France
4 March: European Greenfinch in Nice, France
28 February: Great Tit in Nice, France
19 Jan: Common Redpoll at Tiana Beach
11 Jan: Northern Gannet on the Freeport pelagic
11 Jan: Mystery gull (Herring/Iceland/Thayer's complex)
11 Jan: Black-legged Kittiwake on the Freeport pelagic
1 Jan: Couch's Kingbird in Manhattan's West Village (continuing). First reported ~ 25 Dec though seen for at least 4 weeks prior to that.
27 Dec: Couch's Kingbird in Manhattan (West Village). First state record, pending acceptance by NYSARC.
14 Dec: Common Opossum in Central Park. A first for me in Manhattan.
30 Nov: LeConte's Sparrow at Floyd Bennett Field (Brooklyn).
30 Nov: Cassin's Kingbird continuing at Floyd Bennett Field (Brooklyn).
15 Nov: Snow Bunting in Westchester County
9 Nov: Common Ground-Dove at Jones Beach
2 Nov: Vesper Sparrow in Van Cortlandt Park