Saturday, September 23, 2017

SW ballfields grassy knoll

The newly reopened southwest ballfields at prospect park long meadow west features a grassy mound or knoll that you should keep in mind as sparrow season descends.

I walked thru here after work and was impressed by the habitat. Blooming New England asters n boneset a thoroughwort enhances an exceptional spot for sparrows feeling secured by that ridge mound.

Keep your eyes On it. 😎

Birds that Migrate at Night: How Do They Find Their Way? - Farmers' Almanac

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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- White-crowned Sparrow (1 report)
- Dickcissel (1 report)

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White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2017 06:50 by Shane Blodgett
- Owls Head Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-74.0322153&ll=40.6403687,-74.0322153
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- Comments: "Earliesh I mmature-large sparrow with distinctive light brown median crown stripe offset by darker brown lateral crown stripes-dull auricular patch with weak moustache stripe and stronger blackish brown eyeline that widens towards he nape-unmarked grayish underparts and long tail-flesh/orange bill-upright posture while on ground"

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2017 06:50 by Shane Blodgett
- Owls Head Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-74.0322153&ll=40.6403687,-74.0322153
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Young bird with dull yellow supercilium and upper breast and face"


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Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn begins

Autumn Equinox begins at 4:02 this afternoon ( actually a half hour from now as I write... )

Summary of today's reports

Owls Head Park near Bay Ridge/Sunset Park had the front page today as a DICKCISSEL came from that region. Besides that rare report, a few LINCOLN SPARROWS and a single PHILADELPHIA VIREO took other honors.

Shane Blodgett tweeted out this mornings report that  Owls Head was birdy with passerines. The top bird --DICKCISSEL -- hung out with 40 House Sparrows as this species usually does on the slope meadow.

Meanwhile in Prospect Park, LINCOLN SPARROW are in a few spots. One reported by Ed Crowne was at the Peninsula Sumac grove bordering Well Drive; the other bird in a typical re known sparrow spot, the Sparrowbowl between the Tennis and Picnic Houses revealed itself there.Ed Crowne and separately, Linda Ewing were the birders.

Lastly, Tripper Paul found a PHILADELPHA VIREO at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden  on the north side of the Rose Garden.It sounds like the slope spot leading up to the walk above.

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Tweet from Gus Keri (@BirdingGus)

Gus Keri (@BirdingGus) tweeted at 8:49 AM on Fri, Sep 22, 2017:
White-crowned and 2 Lincoln Sparrows found by Shane at Owl's Head park now.

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Tweet from Tripper (@petersownbirds)

Tripper (@petersownbirds) tweeted at 8:59 AM on Fri, Sep 22, 2017:
Philadelphia Vireo just north of rose garden BK botanic garden.

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Tweet from Gus Keri (@BirdingGus)

Gus Keri (@BirdingGus) tweeted at 9:13 AM on Fri, Sep 22, 2017:
Dickcissel at Owl's Head park. Also found by Shane.

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Tweet from Ed Crowne (@ecrowne)

Ed Crowne (@ecrowne) tweeted at 11:13 AM on Fri, Sep 22, 2017:
Lincoln's sparrow sumac triangle peninsula meadow

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Tweet from Linda Ewing (@lke313)

Linda Ewing (@lke313) tweeted at 7:16 AM on Fri, Sep 22, 2017:
Lincolns sparrow, back of the (still mostly dog-free at this hour) sparrow bowl, Prospect.

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Owls Head park

is reported to be highly active right now at 730 am , according to Shane Blodgett

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 21, 2017

Leading Rafael Campos

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From: Rafael Guillermo Campos-Ramírez <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>; Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 06:07 PM
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 21, 2017

Peter here is the checklist of the Bird Walk for the BBC that I led today instead of T.S.
The walk was quite pretty good. At least 14 sps of Warblers.  
3 sps of Vireos, the best was 1 White-eyed Vireo.
As a group, I recorded 53 sps of birds.  We missed the Lincoln's Sparrow reported early.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, US
Sep 21, 2017 7:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.7 kilometer(s)
Comments:    Today, I led the bird walk for the Brooklyn Bird Club.  Eleven participants + myself as TL.  A little windy, overcast.  Lots of bird flying overhead.
53 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  4
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  5
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  20
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  6
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  5
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  4
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  12
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  6
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  4
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  6
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  4
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  2
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  3
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  2
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  3
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) x

Brooklyn is great birding!!

Hilights today

Scanty reported are a few quality birds in Prospect and Greenwood Cemetery.

I received tweets from Kathy Toomey first of an active warbler spot at the Rose Garden early this morning.I presumed Kathy was with the Thurs walk group. Later Kathy reported HOODED WARBLER in the Peninsula.

On my sidebar in Ebird trax, two sparrow species of note. One is CLAY COLORED SPARROW in Greenwood; the other in Prospect is WHITE CROWNED. No details provided where.

Also reported is LINCOLN SPARROW seen at the phragmites patch across from the Wellhouse with SWAMP SPARROW,

Looks like the sparrow genus is ready to pop in.

For all winter hardies

Here's the winter bird forecast just out. Here's hoping for "finchy" visitors to the NYC area.

Fwd: Ron Bourque Exhibit Opening

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Subject: Ron Bourque Exhibit Opening

Exhibit Opening at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Please come to meet and greet the photographer at the opening.
Ron Bourque's photo exhibit, Images, will open at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, September 24 from 2-4 PM, with a reception for the artist.  The photographs show the serendipitous revelation of patterns and images formed by water and wind on beach sand.  On first look, these pictures appear to be finely crafted pencil or charcoal drawings, but they are fascinating photographs, inviting the viewer to perceive and imagine varied images.

Bourque says: "while I was sorting the pictures on my computer into various categories, I began to notice something about the photos of beach sand at low tide. These patterns were not apparent to me when I was took these photographs, but as these images were enlarged on my computer screen, I began to see birds, fish and landscapes emerging in my mind's eye.  When I shared some of these images, some people saw in them themes and subjects I had not noticed." 

Bourque has had a long association with Gateway NRA, beginning in 1979, when he and his late wife began birding in Floyd Bennett Field. They worked as volunteers on many projects in the park including helping to clear some 130 acres of brush, monitoring breeding grassland birds, and leading bird walks for visitors.  Bourque has also been active in NYC Audubon since 1979, served on its board and is a past president of that organization. He currently serves on the Conservation Committee, and is on the board of directors of the Salt Marsh Alliance.  

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 175-10 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel.
Exhibit runs for two months.

"Kelp Forest," a photo of beach sand by Ron Bourque.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fwd: Sage Grouse Sign On Letter & Legislative Action Alerts

Besides the sage grouse,other take action for you

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Subject: Sage Grouse Sign On Letter & Legislative Action Alerts


Dear Friends,


Wildlife is threatened like never before with dozens of bills now before Congress that weaken habitat protections and our nation's environmental laws, as well as administrative changes being proposed affecting Greater Sage-Grouse, endangered species and National Monuments.


Please take action by signing your organization to a letter in support of Greater Sage-Grouse conservation by this Friday, September 22.


There are also good bills to advance conservation that we must keep pushing to save birds and other wildlife. We are pleased to be coordinating advocacy efforts with National Audubon Society in support of the Conserving Migratory Birds of the Americas Act (NMBCA) and the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act.


Please ask your activists to write a letter on each of these issues to theirs Senators and Representative using the links below:


Bills to Support that Advance Bird Conservation


Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Act (NMBCA)


Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced, S. 1537, to reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), one of the nation's most important bird conservation laws. Now called the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Act, the bill would provide a higher level of funding to help conserve migratory birds, many of which are in rapid decline. Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) have introduced companion legislation, H.R. 3598 in the House of Representatives. ABC recommends passage of S. 1537/H.R. 3598 and asks Senators and Representatives to please cosponsor the bill.




Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act 

Reps. Mike Quigley (IL) and Morgan Griffith (VA) have reintroduced the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act (H.R. 2542) to prevent the deaths of millions of birds by calling for each public building constructed, acquired, or significantly altered by the GSA to incorporate, to the maximum extent possible, bird-safe building materials and design features. It also calls for monitoring to identify problem buildings/locations for collisions.  ABC recommends passage of this legislation. Representatives, please cosponsor the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act.




Saving America's Pollinators Act 

H.R. 3040, the Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2017, introduced by Reps. John Conyers (MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), would suspend registration for neonicotinoid insecticides, or "neonics," which are causing serious harm to birds, bees, and aquatic life pending thorough review and field study of the adverse effects.   ABC recommends passage of this legislation. Representatives, please cosponsor the Saving America's Pollinators Act, H.R. 3040.




Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels Act

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) is expected to introduce a bill implementing the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), and we hope to see a companion bill introduced in the Senate. ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve albatrosses and petrels by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.  The U.S. is a world leader in improving bird-friendly mitigation practices to reduce accidental bycatch, and our participation in the agreement can help encourage other nations to make similar progress. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee must give its advice and consent for ACAP to move forward towards ratification.

ABC urges Congress to ratify and pass implementing legislation




Bills to Oppose

Bills and Administration Plan Undermining Sage Grouse Conservation Plans

Additional conservation measures are needed to conservation Greater Sage-Grouse, but the administration has released report recommending changes undermining the federal resources management plans protecting grouse habitat. In addition, legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate (S. 273/H.R. 527) that would allow adoption of weaker conservation measures for managing grouse habitat, exempt the grouse from Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for ten years, and halt the proposed mineral withdrawal for the most important grouse habitats. It is essential the federal conservation plans be kept in place and that Greater Sage-Grouse not be exempted from the ESA. ABC asks lawmakers to please oppose S. 273/HR 527 and the Interior Appropriations rider preventing ESA protection for the grouse, and for the administration to withdraw its plan to undermine grouse conservation.


TAKE ACTION: Organization Sign On Letter (deadline Sept. 22)

Letters to Congress:


Bills Weakening the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act has a demonstrated track record of success and is an essential lifeline for species sliding towards extinction. A package of harmful bills have been introduced in the House that would block federal ESA protections for gray wolves in the Great Lakes states and Wyoming, undermine the ESA listing process by removing deadlines necessary to ensure petitions are ruled on in a timely fashion, subverting the ESA's science-based requirements, strip ESA protections for species impacted by wildlife trafficking, and undercutting citizen engagement and enforcement of the ESA. ABC urges opposition to H.R. 424, H.R. 717, H.R. 1274, H.R. 2603, and H.R. 3131 that weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act or to exempt individual species such as Sec. 113 of the House Interior Appropriations bill.


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Bills Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act


The State of North America's Birds 2016 report found that more than one third of our migratory bird species are in steep decline and will require concerted conservation efforts to ensure their future. They are under extreme pressure from cumulative threats—habitat loss, invasive species, window collisions, and pesticides. Doing away with or weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act would push many species closer to the brink, undermine the current system of wildlife management. Bills to allow for baiting of migratory birds is being considered in the House and Senate.




Endangered Birds and Federal Forests at Risk

Federal forest lands provide essential habitat for a number of threatened bird populations including the Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet. H.R. 2936 and S. 1731 would undermine sustainable forest management on public lands by weakening habitat protections provided by the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedures Act. The House bill, H.R. 2936, which may be voted on this month, also puts at risk old growth forests providing habitat for endangered species. ABC urges opposition to S. 1731 and H.R. 2936.




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Tweet from ko (@KarenOhearn)

ko (@KarenOhearn) tweeted at 3:26 PM on Wed, Sep 20, 2017:
Marsh wren singing prospect park in phragmites just north of Greenwood Avenue entrance

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 19, 2017

Results of Tuesday BBC walk Bobbi Manian leading
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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 19, 2017
To: "Peter Dorosh" <>, "Dennis Hrehowsik" <>, "Tom Stephenson" <>
Cc: "Rob Bate" <>, "Kathleen Toomey" <>, "Phil Hore" <>, "Lenny Goldstein" <>, "Sheila Friedman" <>

Hi Peter,

Well, we had to work hard for the birds today, they were few and far between.  Luckily we had a patient and enthusiastic group! A few hotspots but overall very quiet.  One highlight (or lowlight?) was when we finally found a birdy spot on top of Lookout (birdy meaning goldfinches and red-eyed vireos ;-)) only to have all the birds flushed by a sharp-shinned hawk who must have been as desperate for birds as we were , because it made quite a ruckus as it chased and and flushed everything away.  

Here's hoping the NW winds Wed night bring Tom some good birds on Thursday!


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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 19, 2017 7:31 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  6
Northern Shoveler  1
Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  1
gull sp.  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  9
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  1
Veery  1
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  5
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  7
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  X

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Art exhibit

Brooklyn Birding legend and conservationist Ron Bourque is having his photo artwork displayed at JBWR Visitors Center. See the post I picked up on the listserve:

Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:59 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Andrew Baksh" birdingdude

I am delighted to share with you all, news of an upcoming photo exhibit by our very own Ronald Bourque. The exhibition opening will take place on September 24th, from 2-4 p.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Queens.

Ron, for most of you is no stranger to our community. He and his wife the late Jean Bourque were involved in many restoration projects throughout Brooklyn and Queens; inspiring many of us to become more involved in conservation. Many talk a good game but very few back it up with action like they did - legit!

I hope to see you at Ron's exhibition.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ash trees are second best for hosting insect diversity for bird food... ( A BUMMER!) Arboretum

     Morton Arboretum Researchers Reveal Bleak News for America's Ash Trees: 5 of 6 species Critically Endangered | The Morton   

all natural tick repellent

Thought this might be welcome for DEET opponents

Philly vireo ARLEENS pines

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2017 14:00 by kristin costello
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist:
- Comments: "MoSt likely same bright yellow breeding bird in Arlene's pines on butterfly a few feet away from where it was yesterday. Yellow throat dark cap eyeliner all the way through lores. One of the brightest yellow phillies I have seen. "

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Northwest Winds midweek

According to Cape May Audubon ( who know a thing or two about NW winds and migration ), Wednesday and Thursday is looking good for birds.

The hurricane Jose will draw in Northwest winds Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

See the FB link!/story.php?story_fbid=1687960584560953&id=171890359501324&refid=28&_ft_=qid.6466900638454430188%3Amf_story_key.-8981891547929927952%3Atop_level_post_id.1687960584560953%3Apage_id.171890359501324&__tn__=%2As%2As-R

East wind,no boids

The weekend's predominantly east winds does not bring birds off the ocean. A north wind does.Unfortunately,the birding crashed.

A prospect morning yielded very little; it was too quiet. So the mind mold was find something interesting. Marc Brawer came thru with a spotting of a chunky hawk circling low over the elm grove at the west end of Butterfly meadow. Marc found us- me and Chris Las an adult BROAD-WINGED HAWK. The bird showed the prominent wide white tail band an easy mark for us as well as the black wing border. Just a moment earlier a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK also caught the same thermal.

The other good spot occurred at the Butterfly meadow near ARLEENS Pines. In as many as two days,Mike Yuan spotted his second CLAY COLORED SPARROW after yesterday's bird at Floyd Bennett. Mike is on a roll! But much to our tough luck having spent time there earlier the sparrow didn't think high of me,Chris and Marc. Richard Payne looked for the bird later for 45 minutes; I searched for 20 afterwards with no luck.

Hopefully a good wind after Jose storm passes by.

Fwd: Sat walk Prospect

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Sent: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 01:41 PM
Subject: Sat

Well we aren't supposed to say there weren't a lot of birds so many must have been disguised as empty branches yesterday.

A group of 13 birders mined what birds were in the park after what seemed like a large movement out the previous evening on a warm humid morning.

Highlights were a bright philly V found on butterfly meadow by Isabel Conte, cape may, a pair of humming birds and a pair of rose breasted grosbeaks.

We had a chance to hone our fall warbler Id skills on the 11 species found along the way. We also were able to work on nothern water thrush chip notes as we found at least 4 possibly 5 vocal birds yesterday.



Tweet from Michael Yuan (@themeowking)

Michael Yuan (@themeowking) tweeted at 10:59 AM on Sun, Sep 17, 2017:
Deja vu pt 2. Clay-colored Sparrow on butterfly meadow by Arleen's pines

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:04 AM on Sun, Sep 17, 2017:
Broadwing hawk circling low over lookout hill summit

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Philly VIREO in Prospect

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2017 07:39 by Isabel Conte
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Dark eye-line extending to bill, yellow throat and  undersides, dark crown above white supercilium. "

Tweet from Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf)

Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) tweeted at 8:18 AM on Sat, Sep 16, 2017:
Indigo Bunting, #Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 meadow. #nyc #birding

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Will Hurricane Jose hit New York? | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

I wondered if a Pelagic bird (s) winds up on Prospect lake?  😋

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Tweet from Rob Jett (@thecitybirder)

Rob Jett (@thecitybirder) tweeted at 5:57 PM on Fri, Sep 15, 2017:
A whole bunch of Monarch caterpillars in the Swan Plants in front of historic chapel at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery today

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Digest Number 4495

Details on Gov isl western kingbird

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Digest #4495


Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:35 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Ben Cacace" msmythii

*NY County Highlights (Fall season): *

Laughing Gull (3), Belted Kingfisher, Western Kingbird & Bobolink.

The Western Kingbird was spotted on the north side of Outlook Hill and was
moving from Slide Hill to Grassy Hill.

On the NYS eBird Hotspots page I've added a map in the 'Local Links'
section showing the location of the hills at the south end of Governors
Island. The ferry schedule can be accessed from the symbol of the ship
below the bar charts table on the same page. First ferry is at 10am which
is at South Ferry east of the Staten Island Ferry.

*1st hour*: *13 spp.*; *2nd*: *+7*; *3rd*: *+3*; *4th*: *+4*; *5th*: *+0
(13 min.)* = *27 spp.*

Full checklist & record shots of WEKI:
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC
Wiki for NYS eBird Hotspots
Facebook Discussion for NYS eBird Hotspots: Q & A
ebirdsnyc: bird sightings from the NYC area

Tweet from Michael Yuan (@themeowking)

Michael Yuan (@themeowking) tweeted at 6:35 PM on Fri, Sep 15, 2017:
Probable Alder fc on bbp pier 6. Responded to "rhea" call. No CONW yet

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Weki on Gov's

A WESTERN KINGBIRD found on Governor's Island at the "Hills" by Ben Cacace. 1st ferry morrow at 10am ( BATTERY PARK,NYC)