Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

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Date: Apr 29, 2017 10:22 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>

*** Species Summary:

- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)
- Yellow-breasted Chat (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Apr 29, 2017 10:15 by Linda Ewing
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Seen high in flight: accipiter with squared-off tail, rapid wing beats interspersed w gliding"

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (1)
- Reported Apr 29, 2017 11:10 by Linda Ewing
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Seen in Midwood close to where hooded warbler was observed. Flew into small, densely leafed-out maple and played hide and seek. Only managed impressionistic looks: large (oriole/tanager size), longish tail, shockingly bright yellow throat and breast, white on lower belly; black bill, face/head appeared dark when seen from below. Maybe chat? Karen o'hearn got an unobstructed, full-on view and confirmed ID."


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