The first Staten Island Big Year bird I have found since my last posting was a fish crow that we heard calling from Holten Ave and Purdy Place yesterday morning. The second year bird, and one that we usually have to make special trips to certain locations to find was rusty blackbird. These I found with Mike Shanley as we took a quick walk at Conference House this after. Although not a typical location to find this species annually, I have found rusties in the wet woodlands on two prior instances in the last 11 years of birding.
The list now stands at 108.