Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Addditional Greeen space on Brooklyn waterfront

Means a little more habitat.... for birds to rest in on the green starved industrial waterfront.....

http://www.brooklyngreenway.org/the-greenway/open-spaces/#columbia-waterfront-park

http://www.brooklyngreenway.org/the-greenway/open-spaces/#naval-cemetery-landscape

Tweet "able" birds

For those of you who I follow on Twitter BBC Kingsboids, ( https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds )  the following list includes species Highlighted in YELLOW available for tweets I received on my account.

This list covers only Brooklyn & Queens sightings.... based on the species rarity or uncommon frequency . The twitter accounts I follow only post birds under this protocol ( not general personal tweets to keep my account purelyfor rare to uncommon birds or unususual events like massed flocks, high warbler activity "waves" etc in Kings and Queens) . Some twitterers I might turn on the notifications on my cell phone... ( because I do work full time)

Of Course , if a MEGA RARITY  ( not on the list below, bird outside of Northeastern range, a extralimital species) , in kings or Queens, tweet it.

if u want this list, email me....

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Common LoonGavia immer
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitata
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseus
Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Northern GannetMorus bassanus
American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo  ( if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc )
AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea   ( if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc )
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
White IbisEudocimus albus
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Snow GooseChen caerulescens  ( if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc ) Or Massed flock
Ross's GooseChen rossii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
BrantBranta bernicla
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Wood DuckAix sponsa
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americana
American Black DuckAnas rubripes
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila   if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis     if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
King EiderSomateria spectabilis
Common EiderSomateria mollissima
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
Black ScoterMelanitta americana
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
OspreyPandion haliaetus
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Clapper RailRallus longirostris
King RailRallus elegans
Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinica
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria   if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
WilletCatoptrophorus semipalmatus
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularia
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
Little StintCalidris minuta
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
DunlinCalidris alpina
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus   if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
Broad-billed SandpiperLimicola falcinellus
Buff-breasted SandpiperTryngites subruficollis
RuffPhilomachus pugnax
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
American WoodcockScolopax minor
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Gull-billed TernSterna nilotica
Caspian TernSterna caspia
Royal TernSterna maxima
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Least TernSterna antillarum
Bridled TernSterna anaethetus
Sooty TernSterna fuscata
Black TernChlidonias niger
Black SkimmerRynchops niger   if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
DovekieAlle alle
Thick-billed MurreUria lomvia
RazorbillAlca torda
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Rock PigeonColumba livia
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Barn OwlTyto alba  Owls Not eligible for tweets
Eastern Screech-OwlOtus asio
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Snowy OwlNyctea scandiaca
Barred OwlStrix varia
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Boreal OwlAegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Chuck-will's-widowCaprimulgus carolinensis
Eastern Whip-poor-willCaprimulgus vociferus
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Calliope HummingbirdStellula calliope
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticus
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchii
Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana
Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor
White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
Bell's VireoVireo bellii
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Common RavenCorvus corax
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
Purple MartinProgne subis
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapilla
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonica
Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Winter WrenTroglodytes hyemalis
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris  if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
 Eastern Bluebird                                   if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava/tschutschensis (indeterminate)
American PipitAnthus rubescens
Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillus
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorus
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's WarblerOreothlypis virginiae
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosus
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
American Tree SparrowSpizella arborea
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
Le Conte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteii
Nelson's SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
Saltmarsh SparrowAmmodramus caudacutus
Seaside SparrowAmmodramus maritimus
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
DickcisselSpiza americana
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major   if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Purple FinchCarpodacus purpureus  if in Prospect Park, GWCemetery, etc
House FinchCarpodacus mexicanus
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Common RedpollCarduelis flammea
Pine SiskinCarduelis pinus
American GoldfinchCarduelis tristis
Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
House SparrowPasser domesticus

Monday, August 3, 2015


2 Yellow warblers @3 sisters islands Prospect lake
 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fwd: Bush Terminal today




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-------- Original message --------
From: Gus Keri <guskeri@aol.com>
Date:08/02/2015 10:48 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: prosbird@aol.com
Cc:
Subject: Bush Terminal today

Hi Peter,
 
Today I saw a flock of five Least Sandpipers together. They stayed around for longer than one hour, until I left.
Also the European Goldfinches are back. I saw two of them but there could be more.
Here are the pictures. The Goldfinch picture is not clear but this the best I've got.
 
Gus

Fwd: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 1, 2015





-----Original Message-----
From: kathleentoomey@gmail.com
To: Peter
Sent: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 7:17 pm
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 1, 2015



From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Date: August 1, 2015 at 11:13:50 PM EDT
To: Kathleentoomey
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 1, 2015

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Aug 1, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
29 species

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  5
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  40
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
American Coot  1     Seen with Mallards in the SW corner if the Lake, near West Island
Laughing Gull  1
Herring Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  20
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1     Heard
Barn Swallow  4     Three still in their nest
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  11
European Starling  5
Black-and-white Warbler  2
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  3
Song Sparrow  1     Heard
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle  7
House Sparrow  25

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24462206

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Saturday, August 1, 2015


@railbabbler: At path above wellhouse PP today there was a silent Empid, looked like long primary projection so perhaps Acadian. Also AMRE BAWW EWPee etc
 

a short prospect morning walk

My short morning Prospect walk had a few warblers and some other expected birds, from Lookout hill to the Peninsula.

First a Black & white warbler female made its appearance at the fringes of Butterfly  meadow. Some Cedar  waxwings popped in view at the mead edge with a single American Goldfinch.

However more action happened at the peninsula tip. There a  young male Yellow warbler spotted with an American Redstart juvenile  female type; tthen from my view at the shelter,i see across at Duck Island where more activity  was seen in a Box Elder. A few Yellow warblers mingled with as far as i saw Warbling Vireos,a known breeder here.

On my way out, a Spotted Sandpiper flew across the Lake to the peninsula shoreline,an adult happily teetering along.

Early fall action always excites.

Yellow warblers & Warbling vireos Duck Island box elder tree seen from Peninsula tip
 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon tonight

http://wild.enature.com/blog/dont-miss-this-fridays-blue-moon

http://www.space.com/30083-blue-moon-full-moon-friday.html


Today quick sighting

In Prospect , while viewing work site for invasive removal, I spotted a fall juvenile or female type AMERICAN REDSTART in the south Lullwater. While warblers may seem few now, they are starting their fall migration....

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fwd: Northern Waterthrush at BBP

Reports also today from janet zinn posted three warbler species in prospect. Black &white,yellow and northern waterthrush.early fall movement starting up.


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-------- Original message --------
From: Sean Zimmer <seankzimmer@gmail.com>
Date:07/29/2015 9:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: prosbird@aol.com
Cc:
Subject: Northern Waterthrush at BBP

Hi Peter,

While enjoying the sunset at Brooklyn Bridge Park this evening, I saw a Northern Waterthrush on the rip-rap bordering the salt marsh (Pier 1).
Best,

Sean

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fwd: bird sighting Prospect

-----Original Message-----
From: Elysektaylor <Elysektaylor@aol.com>
To: prosbird <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:03 am
Subject: bird sighting

Hi Peter,
So nice seeing you today! Right after we met I saw 3 warblers, yellow, black & white, northern waterthrush.
Then at the lake  a great blue heron and great egret.
all the best,
Elyse

Posted on Ebird Yahoo group listserve

Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:55 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Jessica Thayer" jessicalynnthayer

Jamaica Wild Life Refuge - “The Floating Cabin” is available for avid birders to enjoy the sights and sounds of Jamaica Bay’s 330 species of migratory birds that pass through NYC every year!
http://www.travelandleisure.com/blogs/campingin-new-york-city <http://www.travelandleisure.com/blogs/campingin-new-york-city>;

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fwd: Fw: GWC

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From: "Orrin Tilevitz" <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
Date: Jul 24, 2015 10:48 AM
Subject: Fw: GWC
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@aol.com>
Cc: "prosbird@gmail.com" <prosbird@gmail.com>


This morning's haul at Green-Wood Cemetery included a juvenile night heron (yellow-crowned, I think), 6 yellow warbler (one by the Havemeier tomb and 5 by the Sylvan Water), 2 great egrets, a brown-headed cowbird, some eastern kingbirds, a patriotic groundhog, and a raccoon napping by the Dell Water.

 


We got wildlife in prospect park!


Feeding young adult groundhog or woodchuck ..eating pokeweed.

5Yellow warbler GWCemetery havemier ave per orrin
 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bush terminal hot with peeps....

Least sandpiper seen at bush terminal,spotted by Bobbi Manian.this second  peep in two days after yesterdays semipalmated.

Fwd: The Ravens at Bush Terminal




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-------- Original message --------
From: Gus Keri <guskeri@aol.com>
Date:07/23/2015 12:32 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: prosbird@aol.com
Cc:
Subject: The Ravens at Bush Terminal

Hi Peter,
 
Today, the family of the 4 Ravens that have their home close to Bush Terminal park were out enjoying the sun. some feeding also took place.
Here are few pictures:
Included are the 4 Ravens and a Yellow-crowned Night heron and a juvenile (spot-less) Spotted Sandpiper.
I also placed a video of the Ravens on my Facebook page. People can see it here:
 
Take care
Gus

Northern waterthrush bush terminal park per orrin
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fwd: Fw: hawks

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Orrin Tilevitz" <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
Date: Jul 22, 2015 12:07 PM
Subject: Fw: hawks
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@aol.com>
Cc: "prosbird@gmail.com" <prosbird@gmail.com>

BBG this morning.  Juvenile red-tail; and two juveniles begging food from uninterested adult.
 


Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 22, 2015

Indigo Bunting



-----Original Message-----
From: ticornis@yahoo.com
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 3:10 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 22, 2015

Peter:
    Almost 40+ days since my last visit to the Park.  Today was a another new experience walking around.  As usual I started around the Vale, continued to the Midwood (Great crested Flycatcher was the best here), then Nethermead, and continuing alo

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, US
Jul 22, 2015 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos



Protocol: Traveling
5.2 kilometer(s)
31 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  8
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  5
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  21
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  13
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  2
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  4
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  4
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  23
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  9
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  7
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  7
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1    male, taking a bath: Vale
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  6
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  14


Brooklyn is great birding!!!



Bush Terminal Park SESA

Below is a photo from Bobbi Manian's sighting of Semipalmated Sandpipers (SESA) today.A common " peep" elsewhere at salt marshes,etc,this location isn't known as a shorebird spot.But where's there rocks any landing spot works.photo taken thru scope  " digiscoped"


Fwd: Wed. 7/22/15 Prospect Park





-----Original Message-----
From: Evenvin@aol.com
To: prosbird
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 12:53 pm
Subject: Wed. 7/22/15 Prospect Park

Hi Peter-
 
Haven't been in the park much this summer but with the break in the heat decided it was time for a walk.
Sometimes if you are in the right place at the right time and take the time to look you see some ordinary birds being exceptional.
Today I saw a male yellow warbler on the lullwater at the first rustic lookout. At first I was just happy to see a warbler then a larger bird flew next to the small warbler. I was then disappointed to see a juvenile brown head cowbird begging to be fed by said warbler. It did feed the cowbird; there were no juvenile yellow warblers to be fed.
 
The second exceptional moment was when I got to the pink beach at the Peninsula. I heard house wrens calling and saw two flying after each other. After sitting for a while I walked to the lamppost to see the birds. They were still buzzing after each other in a dogfight but then they caught each other and I watched two males wrestling feet locked on the ground nipping at each other for what seemed like a long while with the female in a bush nearby watching but not engaging the two. After I looked at her the wrestling pair was gone from the ground no corpse at least and one singer continued across the path.
Not a lot of species but a good nature drama in the park.
Eni
 

Fwd: Bush Term hits 100!





-----Original Message-----
From: roberta.manian@gmail.com
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 12:53 pm
Subject: Bush Term hits 100!

Hi Peter,

Bush Terminal hit 100 species today!  Gus had a willow flycatcher, and I had a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers.  Also added this month so far are Brown-headed cowbird, Common Grackle, Cliff and Bank swallows, Black Skimmer, Brown Thrasher.  

b.

Bush Terminal Park achieves its 100th

According to Ebird Cornell, the list hit 100 species. It might have happened today.
Pretty darn good for an urban waterfront park not yet  one year old. ( next November)

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L3151880


Fwd: Bush terminal birds




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-------- Original message --------
From: Gus Keri <guskeri@aol.com>
Date:07/22/2015 2:51 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: prosbird@aol.com
Cc:
Subject: Bush terminal birds


Hi Peter,

Here are three pictures from  my walk through Bush terminal today:
Greater Scaup, Northern Rough Winged Swallow and Spotted Sandpiper.
Gus