Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

After a " long" absence,LEAST BITTERN reappears.

PERHAPS there COULD be a nest in there?

Someone needs to stake out..
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Date: Jul 6, 2017 9:43 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>

*** Species Summary:

- Least Bittern (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jul 06, 2017 05:47 by Adrian Burke
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist:
- Comments: "FOY - continuing bird first seen in phragmites at the thumb of the Peninsula as it flushed briefly when harassed by a Red-winged Blackbird, then about five minutes later (at about 6:39 am) seen in direct flight moving west from the thumb. Tiny heron with buffy back and wings, dark wingtips. Returned to Thumb at 6:52."


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