Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tweet from Ed Crowne (@ecrowne)

Ed Crowne (@ecrowne) tweeted at 9:24 AM on Tue, May 23, 2017:
Mourning warbler singing below. Butterfly meadow near neathermead and mm stairs
(https://twitter.com/ecrowne/status/867008343897976832?s=03)

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Tweet from BobbiInBrooklyn (@BobbiInBrooklyn)

BobbiInBrooklyn (@BobbiInBrooklyn) tweeted at 9:31 AM on Tue, May 23, 2017:
Isabel has yb flycatcher on north side of hammerhead
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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub)

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 10:33 AM on Mon, May 22, 2017:
Tonight 730pm BBC Presentation: Members Photo Night. Come and support your friends. https://t.co/wDSDiVnZvp
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Tweet from Ed Crowne (@ecrowne)

Ed Crowne (@ecrowne) tweeted at 6:30 AM on Tue, May 23, 2017:
Alder FC singing West Island
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Monday, May 22, 2017

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Monday Mourning :)

The only report on this rainy day regards the continuing MOURNING WARBLER.

bird song expert Ed Crowne heard the bird in the Butterfly Meadow. Its likely the same bird heard and seen yesterday on the west slope ( per Ann Murray ) that continued down towards the Nethermead edge of Lookout Hill. Apparently with this bad weather, the Mourning decided to rest awhile. Not a bad Mourning...

Fwd: Birdathon summary

From Birdathon compiler Bobbi Manian


CONGRATS TO ALL birdathon participants partaking in a conservation event.  -KB


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To: prosbird <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Sun, May 21, 2017 9:14 pm
Subject: Birdsthon summary

Hi Peter


Final numbers are all in from our teams who participated in the Birdathon this year. Congratulations to The Greatest Yellowlegs(Peter Paul, Daisy Paul, Josh Malbin) had the highest species count (120), well done team!

Total species seem cumulatively across Brooklyn was 132.

Results are below, there is still time to sponsor a team or make a general donation.

Greatest Yellowlegs: 120 (Peter Paul, Daisy Paul, Josh Malbin)

The Wandering Warblers: 81 Janet Zinn, Alan Baratz, Rob Bate,
Tracy Meade, Kathy Toomey, Steve Nanz, and Marvin Baptiste.

The Celebirdy Sightings - 72 - Molly Adams, Corey Rubin, Jen Kepler, Tim Kepler, Jane Mcandrew, Elizabeth Norman, Ally Kirkpatrick

The 'Down-a-Doodlers':65 ( Dennis Hrehowsik, Bobbi Manian, and the Saturday walk gang)

The Woodcock Avengers: 59 - Benjamin Garron-Caine, Grace Markman, Phil Davis and spiritual team member Adelia Honeywood

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Fwd: Brooklyn Bird Club Meeting Tuesday, May 23rd


evening members night


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Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club Meeting Tuesday, May 23rd

Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:30 P.M. in the Dweck Auditorium at the BPL Central Branch (note special time and room!)

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

Members Photo Night

Members of the Brooklyn Bird Club will present recent bird photos from their travels at home and abroad.

Presenters include Elliotte Rusty Harold, Jennifer Kepler, Marc Brawer and Benjamin Garron-Caine.

http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (3 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2017 13:40 by Daisy Paul
- 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/S37042073
- Comments: "Smallish Empid with yellow belly and throat, bold eye-ring,  greenish back, short tail. Photos"

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2017 11:20 by Richard Payne
- 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/S37043204
- Comments: "Empid w/ olive back, solid eye-ring, yellow throat and belly. Bill relatively short and stout, lower mandible entirely yellow. Base of the tail relatively narrow cf. what you would expect on an Acadian. Josh Malbin took good photos; found earlier by Isabel and Kathy. In a white-flowering shrub/tree at entrance to Quaker Cemetery (flagged as rare)."

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2017 07:45 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/S37042592
- Comments: "Quaker Cemetery gate, small flycatcher with eyering and wing bars, yellow
throat and breast, wide base of bill"

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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2017 13:12 by Joshua Malbin
- 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/S37041231
- Comments: "Photos to follow show greenish back, rounded head, moderate primary projection longer than Least, large eye ring, yellow at the throat. Found by Isabel at the cemetery gate earlier. Not vocalizing."

Tweet from Michael Yuan (@themeowking)

Michael Yuan (@themeowking) tweeted at 1:48 PM on Sun, May 21, 2017:
Acadian FC calling at the top of the stairs between Boulder Bridge and Ravine. Seen from the octagonal spot. https://t.co/gKdYYk6v8M
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/866350028440449024?s=03)

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Fwd: eBird day summary

Results of Birdathon Greater YELLOWLEGS team

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From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Sun, May 21, 2017 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: eBird day summary


Ha! Sorry, Peter, I sent it as an attachment already. I didn't know you wanted to post the email directly. Here is the summary list pasted into the body of the email.

Snow Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Clapper Rail
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Willet
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Monk Parakeet
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Tweet from Ann Murray (@amurraycolo)

Ann Murray (@amurraycolo) tweeted at 10:10 AM on Sun, May 21, 2017:
Mourning Warbler steps going from butterfly meadow to center drive. Visible and vocal.
(https://twitter.com/amurraycolo/status/866295065379049472?s=03)

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Tweet from Michael Yuan (@themeowking)

Michael Yuan (@themeowking) tweeted at 7:56 AM on Sun, May 21, 2017:
1ym/female type Summer Tanager on butterfly meadow on Lookout https://t.co/pd6SJrKi7E
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/866261537379561473?s=03)

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

under a cloud,saturdays nice variety of birds

Under the spectre of an ugly incident involving a crazed dogowner  attacking and robbing a birder in the Midwood ( see previous post),Saturday birding yielded a nice variety of birds. From the rare warblers to flycatchers and even out of season buteo, this nice cool day had its good offerings for birdathoners and birders alike.

KENTUCKY & MOURNING WARBLERS continue to delight and tease birders.On this day,the Lullwater cover is the scene of intense focus. The Kentucky refound by Ed Crowne caught his attention at the West side of Lullwater bridge. In the brush just east of Lullwater platform, it didn't offer alot of views but nevertheless seen by the lucky few. But at the Cove platform to the downward left in the peninsula on the cove left shore,a really skulky MOURNING WARBLER sang away the morning. I ventured late there but the platform occupied by two marijuana smoking individual s,I moved down trail lest I be having hallucinations of multiple rare birds. I had no luck.

However a few flycatchers-- empidonaxes-- got birdathoners attention.The continuing calling ACADIAN stays put in Ricks Place.But a calling ALDER was heard by Rob Jett on the Peninsula thumb; the ensuing tweet bought in a number of birders looking to add this prize for their day list.

Speaking of the Peninsula thumb,another BICKNELLS THRUSH materialized. Again its call song nailed the species.

The rest of the day featured unusual species.Dennis H walk " down a doodle"  group recorded out of season RED SHOULDERED HAWK;late SNOW GOOSE & AMERICAN COOT at Prospect Lake

Birder robbed in prospect park

Rob J was robbed in Prospects Midwood at approximately 345 this afternoon. The robber pulled out his knife n robbed Rob's iPhone.

Therefore it's very important you travel with people and beware of your surroundings n location.The Midwood can be a lonely remote place.

Here's the tweet I got : "Middle-age guy with shorts, blue jacket and medium-size black dog just pulled a knife on Rob and stole his iPhone in the Midwood"

UPDATE: I got more details. The robber was described as follows white male  50-ish; 5’8” to 5’9”; maybe 175 lbs.; dark hair that is thinning and receding. His dog is a medium, black terrier-type. He was wearing shorts and a blue, cloth onzipper jacket.  Rob was targeted-- actually followed all the way from the Lullwater south--by this dog owner trying to provoke an incident sending his off leashed dog into the area Rob was birding three times before the knife holdup.

Therefore to all birder: if you meet this suspect who wants to provoke you, get away and CALL 911. he's wanted and he's dangerous especially to any birder. 

Close match online to dog with robber. 

Tweet from Ed Crowne (@ecrowne)

Ed Crowne (@ecrowne) tweeted at 7:11 AM on Sat, May 20, 2017:
Kentucky Warbler singing neathermead side of boathouse bridge
(https://twitter.com/ecrowne/status/865887816148013056?s=03)

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Tweet from RobBate (@robsbirder)

RobBate (@robsbirder) tweeted at 8:36 AM on Sat, May 20, 2017:
Mourning Wa. By lullwater platform and lullwater path
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Fwd: Fw: BBG Birds

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 In the Native Plant Garden a LAWA (wagging its tail from side to side) and a gray-cheeked thrust. Also caught a downy woodpecker as it was (presumably) heading into its nest-hole
 


Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Note latest location KENTUCKY
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From: <ebird-alert@cornell.edu>
Date: May 19, 2017 10:39 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To:
Cc:

*** Species Summary:

- Alder Flycatcher (1 report)
- Kentucky Warbler (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

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 07:45 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/S36996881
- Comments: "Greenish flycatcher with eyering and wing bars, large beak and low contrast between cheek and throat, heard and seen"

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 07:45 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/S36996881
- Comments: "Heard only, close to the stairs down to the Ravine from the Midwood, reported earlier in the day in the Midwood"

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*** Species Summary:

- Eastern Bluebird (1 report)

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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 15:30 by Roberta Manian
- Owls Head Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6403687,-74.0322153&ll=40.6403687,-74.0322153
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36994153
- Media: 1 Photo

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Sat PP PERGOLA WALK INFO DENNIS

@deepseagangster: Sat Walk gang: be a few minutes early tomorrow. In the past it has been easy to get to meet at 7:05 not so much at 7:20 due to 1/2 marathon

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (1 report)
- Acadian Flycatcher (1 report)
- Bicknell's Thrush (1 report)
- Kentucky Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 08:50 by Paige Linden-Brams
- 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/S36989880
- Comments: "Flying north just east of the park as I was existing. Juvenile. Slow floppy wing beats. Have pics and will upload when my computer cooperates. "

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 08:50 by Paige Linden-Brams
- 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/S36989880
- Comments: "Heard singing several times near ricks place. Very clear and loud song. Heard by others. "

Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 08:50 by Paige Linden-Brams
- 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/S36989880
- Comments: "Heard call once and sing twice. Grayer face than a swainsons with rufous tail. I may have decent pics but no audio recording. Seen with others.  "

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 08:50 by Paige Linden-Brams
- 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/S36989880
- Comments: "Heard singing several times. Flushed by off leash dogs and mean dog owner. Wasn't able to relocate. Seen and heard by others. "

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My old Kentucky home at the Midwood Triangle patch

A KENTUCKY WARBLER settled in a triangular patch of woods in the North Midwood early this morning. The area also played host to 5 species of thrushes making the Midwood "Thrush Country" today while a nearby ACADIAN FLYCATCHER sang away adding backdrop woods music ( and it wasn't Beethoven's Pastoral symphony)

Prospect birding eared maestro Ed Crowne struck again, finding the KENTUCKY WARBLER at the top of the Midwood bridle trail. Bordered by the horse trail, the curvy short steps stairs path and a dirt trail , this triangular woods patch hosted the rare warbler for several birders,appeared openly . I was told by Rob Jett at lunchtime that Shane followed the Kentucky to the south Midwood where I searched in vain for the skulker bird. Meanwhile, a BICKNELLS THRUSH loved those stairs!

The BICKNELLS THRUSH hopped down the steps that come down from Ricks Place to the Midwood.I was informed by Rob Jett who along with top birder Shane Blodgett , heard and recorded the Bicknells. This bird is very tough to separate from GRAYCHEEKED THRUSHES in the area as well. So, along with WOOD, VEERY and SWAINSONs THRUSHES, 5 thrush species in the Midwood really makes the day. I was lucky on my very short lunch hour (yes I'm complaining) to see three species--Veery, Swainsons & Graycheeked in several spots.

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER is another noteworthy species , a bird hanging out in Ricks Place. This species once nested in this area, a very noted event given its southern range.

Tomorrow is the rescheduled Birdathon from last weekend northeasterner postponement. Good luck to the Teams. Dennis Hrehowsik will lead the regular Prospect Walk from the Pergola. See the BBC website trips page for details. His walk will be part of the birdathon pledge drive.


Bicknells thrush

Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) (1)
- Reported May 19, 2017 07:50 by Linda Ewing
- 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/S36982165
- Comments: "Vocalized, responded to call, noticeably warmer/ruddier cast than nearby gray-cheekeds. Seen with Rob Jett and Shane B (who photographed)."

Tomorrow is the rescheduled Birdathon.

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 1:46 PM on Fri, May 19, 2017:
Acadian Flycatcher Rick's place
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/865624806355386369?s=03)

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Kewa

KENTUCKY WARBLER reptd top of Midwood bridle trail in open by Ricks place. Also ACADIAN FLYCATCHER same area. Per Ed c n Joshua

Fwd: Today's Thurs Walk



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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
To: ProsBird <ProsBird@aol.com>
Cc: Robert Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>; Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>; Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>; Janet Zinn <jczinn135@gmail.com>
Sent: Thu, May 18, 2017 05:22 PM
Subject: Today's Walk


Hi Peter,

We had another record-sized group with lots of new faces. That's always great to see.
The park was much slower than Tuesday (as will almost all days in the future be...) but we still had 16 species of warblers and several other good birds including 10 or so spotted sandpipers, a least sandpiper and a black-billed cuckoo.

Here's the list.
And thanks very much for your help with the glue-stickers. We flagged down a park ranger and showed them pictures of the guys. Another walk member had tracked them and could point out their direction and had other pictures.
Let me know what ultimately happened with them.
I did try and keep the people with binoculars out of their field of view. I don't want to encourage any revenge on the birders..


Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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Date: May 18, 2017 2:48 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Acadian Flycatcher (1 report)

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Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported May 17, 2017 06:00 by Linda Ewing
- 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/S36935719
- Comments: "Greenish empid, weak eye ring, seen with others; originally listed as "empid sp" here. Did not vocalize and no one in the group could identify in the field. Pictures taken and posted by Josh Malbin led to conclusion that it was Acadian (based primarily on head shape and bill)."

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- Palm Warbler (1 report)
- Yellow-throated Warbler (1 report)

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Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported May 14, 2017 12:30 by Eric Losh
- Alfred T. White Memorial Ampitheater, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6680297,-73.9633137&ll=40.6680297,-73.9633137
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36965044
- Comments: "In the low-slung Japanese Cherry Tree(?) that overhangs the pathway along Japanese Pond (below the Alfred T. White Ampitheater, clockwise around pond edge a few meters--you have to duck to walk under the bough). Seen alongside Blackpoll Warbler and Yellow-throated Warbler."

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) (1)
- Reported May 14, 2017 12:30 by Eric Losh
- Alfred T. White Memorial Ampitheater, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6680297,-73.9633137&ll=40.6680297,-73.9633137
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36965044
- Comments: "Heard first in oaks near south end of Japanese Pond. Then seen briefly in the low-slung Japanese Cherry Tree(?) that overhangs the pathway along Japanese Pond (below the Alfred T. White Ampitheater, clockwise around pond edge a few meters--you have to duck to walk under the bough). Then flew up higher in trees, where it was more easily observed for longer period one level up on the small path (next to ampitheater). Seen alongside Blackpoll Warbler and Palm Warbler. Unmistakable."

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Tweet from Rob Jett (@thecitybirder)

Rob Jett (@thecitybirder) tweeted at 4:00 PM on Thu, May 18, 2017:
Birders spot poachers with trapped American Goldfinch in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. NYSDEC enforcement contacts - https://t.co/dI1Zg9sjPh
(https://twitter.com/thecitybirder/status/865296159916666880?s=03)

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10,000 Birds | New York City Park Department Contractor Tears Up Imperiled Sparrows Home

Prospect poachers caught red-handed

An ugly thing has reared itself again in Prospect Park. A male individual was caught red-handed poaching , carrying a caged AMERICAN GOLDFINCH AND the glue stick on his possession. See the picture below at the bottom.

Some birders saw this individual on the Peninsula with the bird and stick, called in to one of the BBC top officials. ( no public name for obvious reasons) . The official called the Urban Park Rangers and the officers caught up with the guy at the Boathouse.

My park crew got notified and caught up with the guy in discussion with the three rangers. A long time after with the guy arguing and citing his case, the bird came to me for ID. This Goldfinch had a blue leg band with a serial number. ( possibly banded during a migratory mist net) The rangers will followup with the State NYSDEC authority and bird band identification. The guy was told if he didn't want to get a $1000.00 fine, release the bird. However he was adamant not to despite being caught red handed. Somehow we got the bird released. This guy  became incensed and started cussing. A second heavy set guy came from the Cleft Ridge span ( obviously watching and waiting) and started yelling too at the rangers and my coworker. Apparently he had trapped the bird and sold it to the guy with the cage. Both were incensed and angry and fled. However the goldfinch was free.

The story I hear on the trapping or poaching method.A male is kept in a cage with an attached glue stick. The male is fed cannabis seeds which incites it to sing. This singing attracted other birds and they perch on the glue stick and ripped off into a bag or pouch for the pet trade.

Therefore its up to us birders and likewise community to watch and be suspicious if you see an individual or more in the woods with a bird cage; a glue stick or carrying a bag or pouch that wiggles; or anything that rouses your suspicion. The important thing this:

DO NOT CONFRONT OR TELL POACHING MISCREANTS YOUR SUSPICIONS OR WHATEVER. These are dangerous people! Act like you didn't see anything, walk away a good distance and call the authorities.

State charges (NYSDEC) are serious and the NYSDEC takes poaching very seriously http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/67751.html  ; http://www.dec.ny.gov/65.html

call the Urban Park rangers

718-421-2021

or 311

Or Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP) 718-437-1350

If you have additional numbers , email me.



city regulation ordinance G https://www.nycgovparks.org/rules/section-1-04