Sunday, August 25, 2019

Prospect Park | eBird Hotspots | eBird this weekend past

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A good birding diversity weekend. Rather than me summarizing,take a peek.59 species seen.

Greenwood's weekend gems

Some birders namely Kathy and Will on separate days found some birding gems.

Saturday when Kathy T birded offered up BLUEWINGED WARBLER and BLACK BILLED CUCKOO. A previous post has details.

Today was Will P's turn and his catch was flyover COMMON NIGHTHAWK and PRAIRIE WARBLER at Crescent Water.

Just Google " Greenwood cemetery Ebird hotspot" to get the updated checklist.

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Yellow bellied FLYCATCHER continues in PP

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- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 report)

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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (2)
- Reported Aug 25, 2019 07:36 by Jesse Christensen
- 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: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59246404
- Comments: "Yellowish front, white ring around the eye. Wing bars. Perched on branch. Two tone abbreviated tweet, high to low."

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American Bittern reported in Prospect today.

Observer Tom Coughlin

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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Aug 25, 2019 09:06 by Tom Coughlan
- 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: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59244696
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Have pictures, stripes on chest and long yellow beak"

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) greenwood cemetery

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:10 PM on Sat, Aug 24, 2019:
Blue winged warbler and other warblers, Bkack-billed cuckoo Dell Water
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1165295380000645121?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Saturday Prospect morning

A few scant reports from Prospect mostly just Lookout Hill though two birds spotted were quality species.

I was hoping for Warblers while standing watch at Butterfly Meadows Western edge. I saw very briefly an AMERICAN REDSTART that moved rather quickly . Then a bird flew to a low branch of the BBC donated Oak; immediately I recognized an empidonax flycatcher and a gorgeous YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER splashed by early sunrise gave me a great look before it took off towards Arleens Pines. Otherwise I didn't mind the lack of birds in other areas.

Reports on the Hill also mentioned an adult female
SUMMER TANAGER according to Gus. Ovenbird,Baltimore Oriole and Ruby Throated Hummingbird along the monument steps.

It's only August...


Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)


in BBC DONOR OAK TREEi

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 7:31 AM on Sat, Aug 24, 2019:
Yellow bellied flycatcher prospect butterfly meadow
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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Saturday's bird forecast

According to Cornell's updated bird forecast Saturday paints a more rosier picture for birds coming thru than Friday which was impacted by all morning showers that rained on a migration parade. There was a friday midmorning west northwest wind . A touch of some yellow hitting NYC western  meaning almost medium movement on the scale below. So, go boiding in your greenspaces Saturday! At least you should be off or most of you....and hopefully passerine birds are in town.

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source : http://birdcast.info/

Kathys PP list


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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. 
                                 --John Muir

PP WOOD THRUSH

@KingsKathy: Wood thrush Prospect Park in puddle up the steps on Lookout from Wellhouse BBG

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Friday

This Friday potentially looks good for bird action as a cold front sweeps thru Thursday which also see birds sneaking by. I'll check the birdcast app the night before

eBird Checklist - 20 Aug 2019 - Prospect Park - 34 species (+1 other taxa)

a landmark for my blog

Since it started I believed nine years ago  May 2010 with the newer blog ( time flies!) my blog has hit the readership big historic mark. Counting just the newer blog ( after it was converted from an older blog the newer one has hit the million hit list mark..Actually I wasn't paying attention.. here's the big number now

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so over at least 12 years writing and posting the bulletin board,ive come a long way...
PS heres the older blog stats

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  total all time  1,246,673

Prospect Park Monarch chrysalis emergence

From a restored area thats been planted with native flowers, my coworker Howard found this Monarch butterfly emerging from its Chrysalis on Monday. The area was recently restored from mulberry infestation and converted into a wildflower/grass meadow. Good to see our effort pay off even for one Monarch.








Monday, August 19, 2019

GW Warbler in GWC

Reported yesterday observed by Rob Jett, a GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER seen in Greenwood Cemetery. along with Blue winged warblers. No further details gathered.


Further info. The golden winged was reported at Atlantic Ave by the mulberry path.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

eBird Checklist - 15 Aug 2019 - Prospect Park - 41 species (+1 other taxa) Karen's list

Tiny trickle of Warblers in Prospect

It isn't alot but two warbler species we're reported on Lookout Hill today.

Karen and Kathy went birding and found a PRAIRIE WARBLER and AMERICAN REDSYART.
The wind isn't great yet but some birds will get a head start. Keep tuned to forecasts. My good bet that the next northwest wind will trigger a nice much bigger trickle. I'll if I remember to check will look at Bird cast

Update after seeing the checklist later the actual number Warblers seen was seven.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

RTHawk with pigeon prey tweet

https://twitter.com/AllisonCMeier/status/1161253676679356417/photo/1

Fwd: Volunteers needed for Butterfly Meadow Crew



Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end of July we're gonna start another season. 
--Jerry Orbach, Actor



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From: membership <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
To: membership@brooklynbirdclub.org <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
Sent: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Subject: Volunteers needed for Butterfly Meadow Crew

Dear Bird Club Member,

As some of you may know, in association with the Prospect Park Landscape Management department, a small group of dedicated BBC members have worked for several years maintaining Butterfly Meadow and other areas on Lookout Hill. Its grown from a weed-infested plot to a wonderful bird and butterfly habitat.

We could use two or three more volunteers for the upcoming season.  We meet every other Wednesday morning, from 9 a.m. until 11:30, from Sept-November, and then again from around April-June. The work consists of weeding, planting, fixing fences, etc. and is not usually too strenuous.  

We plan to start the fall season on Wednesday, September 11th so if you are interested in helping out, please contact me asap by replying to this email. You will need to be registered with the Prospect Park Volunteer Corps, if you are not already (this can be done online.)

Thank you!
Janet Zinn
Volunteer Leader, Lookout Hill Corps.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Fwd: The Night Sky This Month - August 2019



Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end of July we're gonna start another season. 
--Jerry Orbach, Actor



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Friday, July 26, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert Black scoters

At Bush terminal park

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- Black Scoter (1 report)

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Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2)
- Reported Jul 26, 2019 08:00 by Gus Keri
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58460189
- Comments: "A male and female flying together. They flew very close to the pier and then continued north bound toward the Brooklyn Bridge. All black male with an orange color on the bill and the female less dark with the typical facial pattern. By the time I ID'ed them it was too late for a good photo."

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

The early migrants

Image result for clip art yellow warblerMy apologies for not getting the birders name but while conversing with her during my work day at Butterfly Meadow, she mentioned seeing three YELLOW WARBLERS at the Lullwater Cove platform this morning. Though unverified if they are prospect breeders or fledglings, Yellow warblers are renown kicking off early their "fall " migration , starting in late July. Either way, breeder or migrant, fall is in its early stages... ( Plumb beach yesterday had great shorebird diversity for example..)

Later in the early afternoon as I was weeding the cove, a GREEN HERON flushed from one tangle to the cove opposite shore...I guessed I spooked it...