Saturday, August 19, 2017

Safe Solar eclipse viewing

Warning Don't look direct at sun.This is one safe but dramatic way viewing the eclipse using binoculars inverted. Cut out lens holes using market to outline size. .NOTE Your back to the sun. 

245 eastern standard time.

Set for solar eclipse

Warning Don't look at sun! My bins are ready, the two sun reflection spots(3rd photo) my observation this Monday 245 EDT. your back to sun. Fingers crossed for clear sky.

Safe methods for viewing solar eclipse

NYC will have a PARTIAL Eclipse. Two safe ways not directly looking at sun with your back towards sun:

A pinhole camera with cardboard with a center pen point size puncture and a dark stiff paper / cardboard behind the pinhole.

Or

Take your binoculars and invert with cardboard shield over  one lens (front) onto a dark or light  stiff paper or cardboard. Shield acts as a light block.But first cutout a stiff cardboard that fits over the front lens of the binoculars.your shield.

See this link for pics and BE SAFE! SUN Can blind you!

http://www.mreclipse.com/Totality2/TotalityCh11.html

Hope for clear skies at peak viewing 2:45.

KB

How to watch Monday's eclipse online | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 8:01 PM on Thu, Aug 17, 2017:
Common nighthawk over Peninsula lawn
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/898333884449816576?s=03)

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 6:05 PM on Thu, Aug 17, 2017:
Canada Warbler Peninsula
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/898304909442899968?s=03)

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Prospect warblers

8 species reported by Gus Keri ,Inc BLACKBURNIAN in Peninsula this morning. A north wind last nite

From Orrin in Greenwood cemt
Bunch of warblers again mostly redstarts and blckwhite, and a couple of flycatchers on dell ave just off central Ave

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:42 AM on Wed, Aug 16, 2017:
Per Rafael lookout hill Philadelphia vireo ca. Butterfly meadow
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/897815876791132160?s=03)

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Greenwood Cemetery bords

From Orrin. Fallout gwc central ave. Mostly redstarts and black white warblers

Monday, August 14, 2017

Downloadable Quick Finders from The Warbler Guide | Princeton University Press Blog

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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Date: Aug 14, 2017 2:30 PM
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*** Species Summary:

- American Coot (1 report)
- Ovenbird (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

American Coot (Fulica americana) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2017 09:27 by karen o'hearn
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38642558
- Comments: "continuing bird"

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (2)
- Reported Aug 14, 2017 09:27 by karen o'hearn
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
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- Comments: "seen together along cemetery fence."

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Fwd: Green-Wood today

Red Tailed Hawk photos from Miriam ( see prev post ) prey has bands likely a pigeon ( a racer ? then someone lost their prized boid)
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Date: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: Green-Wood today
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Sorry - here is the hawk with its banded lunch. 

On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 6:29 PM, Miriam Molnár <miriammolnar@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Peter,

I've seen at least 4 blue-grey gnatcatchers at the cemetery today.
And a red-tailed hawk feasting on a bird that had bands on both feet. 





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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fwd: Green-Wood today

From Miriam
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From: "Miriam Molnár" <miriammolnar@gmail.com>
Date: Aug 13, 2017 6:29 PM
Subject: Green-Wood today
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc:

Hi Peter,

I've seen at least 4 blue-grey gnatcatchers at the cemetery today.
And a red-tailed hawk feasting on a bird that had bands on both feet. 

Tweet from will pollard (@billmiky) greenwood center hooded warb

will pollard (@billmiky) tweeted at 9:46 AM on Sun, Aug 13, 2017:
Hooded same location as yesterday at gwc
(https://twitter.com/billmiky/status/896729564344438784?s=03)

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KB note. See previous post Joshua's map

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fwd: Fw: GWC

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From: "Orrin Tilevitz" <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
Date: Aug 10, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: Fw: GWC
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc:




Only migrant was a single American redstart on the Central Ridge.  But I did find a couple of cooperative dragonflies, a blue dasher and an eastern amberwing.

 


Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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*** Species Summary:

- Ovenbird (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Kings County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Kings County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35645
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 09, 2017 16:00 by Kathleen Toomey
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38566637
- Comments: "By the back edge of the Upper Pool, walking on ground, orange stripe on top of head from front to back - forward/backward chicken like movement of head as it walked"

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The Perseids: Big Eclipse's Opening Act - Sky & Telescope

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tweet from ko (@KarenOhearn)

ko (@KarenOhearn) tweeted at 10:34 AM on Wed, Aug 09, 2017:
YB Cuckoo. Midway up the stairs from Maryland monument.
(https://twitter.com/KarenOhearn/status/895292290767478785?s=03)

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Incoming warblers

Eni Falci came along awhile I was working at the Lily Pool section. She reported a few warblers this afternoon.

First a BLUEWINGED WARBLER was sighted at the west end of Boulder Bridge by some Hornbeams. Then a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in the bridle Path rain puddle at Ricks Place.
And at Binnen Run just south of the Nethermead Bridge, feeding at Cardinal Flowers , a YELLOW WARBLER appeared.

Gus Keri reported five hours ago a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at Binnen Bridge.

So, a little action in fits and starts.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tweet from Rob Jett (@thecitybirder)

Rob Jett (@thecitybirder) tweeted at 10:10 AM on Sun, Aug 06, 2017:
5 species of warbler in this morning's early Green-Wood Cemetery bird walk
(https://twitter.com/thecitybirder/status/894198910541017093?s=03)

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Hummingbird BBG

At this Cardinal flower stand along the Brooklyn Botanic garden watercourse North end I've been watching a Ruby throated hummingbird bird make quick visits.   Thx to my sister spotting it.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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Date: Aug 4, 2017 11:00 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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Cc:

*** Species Summary:

- Louisiana Waterthrush (1 report)
- Scarlet Tanager (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Kings County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Kings County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35645
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 04, 2017 14:00 by Kathleen Toomey
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38481024
- Comments: "Waterthrush with bright white eyebrow flared toward rear, possibly two individuals, one seen near Esdale Bridge, the other at the back of the Upper Pool"

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 04, 2017 14:00 by Kathleen Toomey
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38481024
- Comments: "In Ravine, female type, yellow bird with dark wings, no wingbars, thickish bill"

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert


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Date: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 5:21 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To:


*** Species Summary:

- Louisiana Waterthrush (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Kings County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Kings County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35645
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2017 13:30 by Kathleen Toomey
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38447570
- Comments: "Back of Upper Pool,  Waterthrush with very white eyebrow, flared to the back"

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Fwd: Fw: green-wood cemetery


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Date: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:43 PM
Subject: Fw: green-wood cemetery
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


This morning, a northern waterthrush at the koi ponds, a yellow warbler and three spotted sandpipers at the Sylvan Water, and at least one yellow warbler at the Valley Water.  Other birds included house finches, cedar waxwings, chipping sparrows, at least 3 eastern kingbirds, a flicker or two, a flock of brown-headed cowbirds, and the usual starlings, robins, mourning doves, cardinals, monk paraakeets, canada geese, and mockingbirds.  Also, a couple of cooperative dragonflies (pictures).



 



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Least Bittern today

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2017 11:00 by Molly Adams
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38393843
- Comments: "Seen perched in small patch of reeds on north side of the lake  - will upload photo "

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tweet from Rob Jett (@thecitybirder)

Rob Jett (@thecitybirder) tweeted at 3:13 PM on Sat, Jul 29, 2017:
Ann Feldman texted me the Least Bittern is still in Prospect Park at the usual reed patch near the edge of Prospect Lake at the Peninsula
(https://twitter.com/thecitybirder/status/891376117512364033?s=03)

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fwd: Fw: gwc

Interesting about the Yellow rumped. Did it fledged at GWC?
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From: "Orrin Tilevitz" <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
Date: Jul 27, 2017 3:51 PM
Subject: Fw: gwc
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc:



In Green-Wood this morning, yellow warbler and juvenile yellow-rumped warbler at the Valley Water, and at least one yellow warbler at the Sylvan Water (picture).  Other bird species included eastern kingbird and green heron (pictures), chimney swift, chipping sparrow (many), a pair of flickers, and common raven.
 


Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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*** Species Summary:

- Least Bittern (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jul 27, 2017 07:30 by Ryan Goldberg
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38345624
- Comments: "Small, long-necked, cinnamon-colored heron flew past the Peninsula mulch beach at 8:10, from the thumb to the phrags of the "Sora" spot."

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