Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fwd: BBC Thursday Walk

Led by Tom S.

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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 2:01 PM
Subject: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,
Beautiful weather today...and lots of crickets singing....
For the first half of the trip this AM that's what I thought this report was going to be about....BUT....we finally reeled in a good number of species, including 14 warblers and 51 total bird sp. 
The highlights were Orange-crowned, 2 Cape Mays, Black-throated Blue, many Northern Parulas, several Northern Waterthrush, and lots more.
It was a tie for most individuals between Northern Parula and Eastern Wood-pewee...
Most of the diversity was in the south end of the park...

All-in-all lots of fun. Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom


Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Veery
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Great cormorant in continues in PP

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- Great Cormorant (1 report)

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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) (1)
- Reported Sep 18, 2019 16:07 by Peter 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
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- Comments: "Continuing, early, and uncommon in the park. It was swimming, so I didn't see the belly, but white chin patch was easy to see. "

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Tweet from Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) Chat at BBrPark

Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) tweeted at 8:24 AM on Wed, Sep 18, 2019:
My 162nd patch bird, Yellow-breasted Chat! 6pm last night at #Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6. #nyc #birding #birds https://t.co/5VsWiNqh9a
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fwd: Peregrine falcon



The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.




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To: Peter Dorosh <Prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 07:56 PM
Subject: Peregrine falcon


Hi Peter,
A Peregrine falcon was perched on a tree at Hummerhead after Bobbi's walk.
Charles


GWCemetery report from Orrin T

Interesting variety of birds at Green-Wood this morning, if not a flood.  Blue-gray gnatcatcher, winter wren and some promising warblers around Pine Avenue-Central Avenue, olive-sided flycatcher at Crescent Water, a couple of juvenile rose-breasted grossbeaks at the nearby catacombs.  Along with flickers, lots of redstarts, black and white, common yellowthroat, juvenile chestnut-sided, etc.

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 17, 2019. BBC WALK

Led by Bobbi

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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 17, 2019
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Hi Peter,

we had a good sized group today and the park was fairly active, especially around the picnic tables by the lake and lookout.  The Wednesday weeding crew cleared a nice patch of Butterfly Meadow and that enticed a very cooperative Wilson's Warbler to put on a show for us.  List is below.

Best,
Bobbi

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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 17, 2019 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
43 species

Canada Goose  3
Mute Swan  1
Northern Shoveler  3
Mallard  X
American Black Duck  X
Ruddy Duck  1     continuing on lake
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Laughing Gull  2
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  6
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  2
American Robin  6
Cedar Waxwing  7
House Sparrow  X
American Goldfinch  35
Song Sparrow  2
Baltimore Oriole  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  5
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

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Continuing GRCO in PP

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2019 07:43 by Kathy Willens

- 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/S59880661
- Comments: "Seen on southwest side of Prospect Lake across from Hammerhead.  From that distance it appeared similar in size to the two juvenile Great Cormorants we saw nearby four days earlier. I saw a light colored belly, but was unable to see white chin strap from my vantage point. "

Fwd: Extinct in New York - Governors Island

From conservationist Bart Chezar on Art exhibit Gov Island plants extinction from NYC.

The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.




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Subject: Extinct in New York - Governors Island


Hi All,

I am sending this e-mail to the distribution list concerning my work with the American chestnut and, eelgrass and Sargassum.  I apologize for those on both lists who will get this e-mail twice.

There is an exhibit on Governors Island I believe you may find interesting - https://lmcc.net/lmcc-arts-center-at-governors-island/michael-wang-extinct-in-new-york/  .  This exhibit is an artistic display of plants that have gone "Extinct in New York".  It runs from September 19th to October 31 (Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm.

A couple of months ago the artist, Michael Wang, met with me and I provided him with American chestnut seedlings for the exhibit.  I spoke with him about my work with eelgrass, Zostera marina, and Sargassum filipendula and their prior history in New York harbor.  He decided to include them in the exhibit and obtained specimens from Steve Schott at the Cornell Extension Service.

Though I have not seen the exhibit yet, I look forward to visiting it soon.  If you know others who might be interested in seeing the exhibit please pass on the link.

Regards,

Bart

 

Fwd: BBC Meeting Tuesday, September 17



The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.




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Sent: Sun, Sep 15, 2019 08:47 PM
Subject: BBC Meeting Tuesday, September 17


Bats at Prospect Park Zoo, Presented by the Wildlife Conservation Society Staff and Paul Keim

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come learn about the bats native to our area with a presentation from Wildlife Conservation Society Employees who are studying the bat diversity within the grounds of our WCS institutions. We will conclude our evening with a walk, with naturalist Paul Keim, on zoo grounds looking for bats and other evening fauna that call the natural areas of the zoo home.

This meeting will take place inside the Prospect Park Zoo in the Conservation Classroom, please wear comfortable shoes to venture outside with.

Please ensure you are on time, doors open at 6:45pm and you must enter through the service gate on Flatbush Avenue.

http://brooklynbirdclub.org/event/bats-at-prospect-park-zoo-presented-by-the-wildlife-conservation-society-staff-and-paul-keim/

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

TWO Great Cormorants now reported on prrospect lake

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- Great Cormorant (1 report)

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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) (2)
- Reported Sep 14, 2019 07:40 by Addie Smock
- 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/S59790226
- Comments: "Two sub adults on snag at SW corner of lake. One clearly had a developing white chinstrap and the had a slight chinstrap. Both had dark grey bills and white bellies that went down to their feet. Seen on Brooklyn Bird Club walk. "

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert PP GRCO

Still present.



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- Great Cormorant (1 report)

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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2019 14:58 by Alex Tey
- 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/S59778653
- Comments: "Large brown cormorant with white belly, found by tip on Twitter. Photos to come."

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Where the pinball drops

Image result for pinball clip art



A pinball travels at the mercy of gravity and bumps and physics whatever before it drops in a hole.Likewise its the same in my view with bird migration during a good wind.

When a cold front passage occurs, along that front are bandwidths of birds. Some band widths may be thick with birds; others much thinner. ON Lookout Hill, a premier location for northwest wind fronts, it wasn't much activity at either meadow, Butterfly or the summit. Kathy Toomey did report scarlet tanager, rose breasted grosbeak,blackpoll warbler,redeye & warbling vireo with magnolia warbler. I walked around and didn't see anything , my poor timing as well as the harsh glare undermining my ability seeing stuff; heck when I did the birds hide well in the thick foliage.

Meanwhile my friend Orrin reported over at Greenwood Cemetery's Central Ridge a "zoo of birds" Warblers,vireos and thrushes were the name of the game.

IT comes down to your lucky location, location and location....

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fwd: Connecticut Warbler GWCemetery



The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.




-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Tang <charles.tang@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <Prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 06:38 PM
Subject: Connecticut Warbler


Hi Peter,
My first Connecticut Warbler I refind it at Greenwood this afternoon. Adler or Least flycatcher? I will leave that to Tom S.
Charles


Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert GWC COWA


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- Connecticut Warbler (1 report)

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Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2019 14:15 by karen o'hearn
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6523083,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59715416
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "spotted by Danielle earlier.  dell water on the ground in the brush left side towards the back"

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Fwd: Thursday BBC Walk

 Led By Tom S.

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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 2:32 PM
Subject: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,
Well....beautiful day but very slow bird-wise, except for the huge number of American Redstarts (including 1 adult male only...) and a good number of Common Yellowthroat. We did uncover a few unusual species including Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a bright Blackburnian Warbler, an early Blackpoll, several Northern Waterthrush, and a total of 10 species of warblers. 

The surprise guest of the day was a Great Cormorant, west of three sisters. It was a young bird (photo attached) hanging out with some wood ducks and a young Double-crested Cormorant.

Here's the list. 

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Before the cold front

The prelude to the upcoming cold front included today's sighting of CONNECTICUT WARBLER in Greenwood Cemetery and a few goodies in Prospect Park per Tom Stephenson's BBC walk.

First with the CONNECTICUT WARBLER in Greenwood , seen at the Dellwater. Danielle Gustafson in the mid afternoon reported a single bird devouring moths in or under a cherry tree near the beehives.

Bird Print Wall Art Connecticut Warbler Pair Birds Audubon image 0Meanwhile on Tom's walk , a rare water bird along with the walk offerings; a young GREAT CORMORANT tops Tom's list, the water bird seen In the southwest corner of Prospect Lake, likely at West Island. Earlier on Lookout Hill, Tom reported YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO, likely a carryover from yesterday's sighting over the mulch trail from north Butterfly Meadow by Mike Yuan, OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER.

Friday according to Cornell Birdcast is looking good for birding; As one expects with cold fronts from the northwest.

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Good potential tomorrow... 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hearing on bird proofing Glass windows


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Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 10, 2019



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Date: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 11:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 10, 2019
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

Fifteen birders took part in the Tuesday walk this morning in spite of very light rain for the first half hour.  We were lucky enough to be joined by Doug Gotchfield and Jeff Gordon, President of the American Birding Association.  Jeff spotted the Wormeating Warbler on Lookout, which was probably the highlight of the day.  There were pockets of warblers on Lookout and along the southern edge of the Lake, but very few birds in between. 

Thanks to Adelia Honeywood who shared her list with the rest of us. 

Kathy

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Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 10, 2019
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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 10, 2019 7:47 AM - 12:27 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.78 mile(s)
Comments:     Tues. BBC walk.
50 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  11
Mallard  42
Ruddy Duck  1     Continuing, seen only by      Kathy on her way out
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
American Coot  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Herring Gull  1
Green Heron  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  7
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  2
Peregrine Falcon  1
Empidonax sp.  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  5     5 separate individuals, heard or seen at different, distinct locations
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  11
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  23
Gray Catbird  10
Veery  3
American Robin  48
Cedar Waxwing  3
House Sparrow  223
American Goldfinch  25
Song Sparrow  4
Baltimore Oriole  2
Common Grackle  1
Ovenbird  2
Worm-eating Warbler  2
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  9
American Redstart  22
Northern Parula  5
Magnolia Warbler  1     Seen only by Kathy on her way out
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  12     Seen in small groups of two or three in distinct locations in the park
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1     Seen by Sheila, Isabel and Kathy at the very end of the walk
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  3
Northern Cardinal  14

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59675960

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert GWC MOWA


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- Mourning Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2019 07:20 by Gustavo Gonzalez
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6523083,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59588433
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in the underbrush close to the ground next to the Dell Water.  At first I thought it was a Nashville Warbler, but upon reflection and looking at the pictures more closely, I believe it is a Mourning Warbler."

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Kathy Toomey"s screen shot photo of Olive sided Flycatcher

Monday, September 9, 2019

eBird Checklist - 9 Sep 2019 - Prospect Park - 50 species (+2 other taxa) Kathy's list

Fwd: Summer Clapper Rail


The latest Brooklyn Bird Club newsletter out... enjoy!

Good work to Ryan,Janet Schumacher, Angie, Tina, and the contributors 


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From: Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 11:08 AM
Subject: Summer Clapper Rail
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

We put out the Summer Clapper Rail yesterday. I thought you might want to link to it on your site.


Ryan


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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fwd: Brooklyn Bridge Park Bird Walks list: "The Urban Birder Day Course Sunday 9/15"



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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Sent: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 02:58 PM
Subject: Brooklyn Bridge Park Bird Walks list: "The Urban Birder Day Course Sunday 9/15"


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Heather Wolf (Organizer) sent a message to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Bird Walks mailing list
The Urban Birder Day Course Sunday 9/15

Hi All!

Want to learn all about urban birding in the field at the height of fall migration in NYC?

There are still a few spots left for The Urban Birder Day Course this Sunday, September 15th from 9am - 3pm!

You can purchase tickets here.

Hope to see you there!

~Heather


Black-and-white Warbler spotted this week in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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Anybody had Monday off? If u do and birded, lucky you!

Local greenspaces triple play

All three local greenspaces- prospect Park, greenwood cemetery and Brooklyn botanic garden benefited from a quality sighting this Sunday.

First in Prospect,Linda Ewing came up with a rare GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER at the north side of the Butterfly meadow going in and out of the trees there before yielding a complete view. This species is very rare given it's low population and oftentimes overlooked status during migration.

Continuing with prospect a PHILADELPHIA VIREO was reported as well,a very uncommon bird around this time,spotted or reported by Ryan Mandlebaum. The sighting was in the Vale Cashmere. Ryan also reported the continuing OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER on a snag above the Maryland Monument.

Over in Greenwood meanwhile,HOODED WARBLER is the quality bird. Found in the Dellwater by Ryan Goldberg, it was a female.

Lastly the third local the Brooklyn botanic garden had high flying observation. During the Sunday walk by Bradley Klein and Danielle Gustafson,they spotted 8 BROADWINGED HAWKS in a spiral kettle gaining height from updrafts before  beelining south. This species is going on the move for the next few weeks. My advice: keep looking up!

Update: another rarity flagged by Ebird ALDER FLYCATCHER.Details below

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2019 08:45 by Peter 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: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59613595
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Rare in Fall.  Complete but narrow eyering - too small for LEFL or YBFL, too broad for WIFL.  Primary projection moderate, seemingly too long for LEFL, too short for Acadian.  Bill broad at the base, and almost entirely yellow in color.  Greenish tones unlike our local WIFL that we see all summer.  Was silent for the duration.  Seen at Music Island, near Lefrak"


Broadwings over BB Garden

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (8)
- Reported Sep 08, 2019 10:13 by Danielle Gustafson
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6680222,-73.96367&ll=40.6680222,-73.96367
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59612538
- Comments: "Butueos were Kettling then flew straight lines south."

Sunday morn rate PP GOLDENWINGED WARBLER *

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2019 07:15 by Linda Ewing
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6615151,-73.9697269&ll=40.6615151,-73.9697269
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59609645
- Comments: "Butterfly meadow, north edge (on the hill side). Mostly seen in glimpses through foliage (at eye level or slightly above). Attention first caught by bright yellow cap; subsequently saw black throat and mask. Bird finally granted me a brief but stunning full frontal view - all white below aside from distinctive throat/mask and trace of dark edge on tail. Never actually saw its eponymous golden wing patch, but feel confident in ID based on other field marks. "

Sunday GWC Hooded

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2019 08:05 by Ryan Goldberg
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6523083,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59606664
- Comments: "Female at the Dell Water. Dark cap framing yellow face and beady black eye. All yellow underneath. Olive on the back and tail, and continuously fanning the tail to reveal white edges. "

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Fwd: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Sep 7, 2019

First fall BBC Saturday walk by Dennis

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 7, 2019, 7:36 PM
Subject: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Sep 7, 2019
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, <12toms@gmail.com>


Peter,

Wow what a great first walk of the season. 59 species and 14 warbler sp were observed by 25 birders mostly on the south side of the lake.

Other highlights were 2 olive sided flycatcherson lookout, 2 blackburnian warblers, a Tennessee and a ruby throated humming bird. Looking forward to next week!

Best,

25 Canada Goose
2 Mute Swan
3 Wood Duck
5 Mallard
1 Ruddy Duck -- Rock steady on lake
25 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
10 Mourning Dove
10 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Laughing Gull
2 Herring Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Green Heron
1 Osprey
2 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Merlin
2 Olive-sided Flycatcher
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Least Flycatcher
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
3 Warbling Vireo
5 Red-eyed Vireo
5 Blue Jay
13 American Crow
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
25 European Starling
3 Gray Catbird
1 Veery
35 American Robin
25 Cedar Waxwing
75 House Sparrow
25 American Goldfinch
2 Song Sparrow
2 Baltimore Oriole
2 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Common Grackle
3 Northern Waterthrush
4 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
7 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
2 Blackburnian Warbler
5 Yellow Warbler
2 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
1 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 59


Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

A Connecticut in orospect

It's been a loooonng day on a coastal Brooklyn BBC trip with Tom Stephenson,but I'll be brief regarding a Prospect rarity.

This mid-morning,Gabrie Willow spotted a CONECTICUT WARBLER at the north end of the Vale Cashmere. More specifically on the bamboo slope along the path towards a pumphouse. After hours search it was refound I presumed in that general vincinity or the Vale itself no details given.

Other news was a plethora of FLYCATCHERs around the Well house area according to Janet Zinn. OLIVE SIDE,GREAT CRESTED,PEWEE,and some empidonax species reported.


Time to rest now.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Olive sided flycatcher

Kathy Toomey screen shot photo this morn at well drive

latest Birdcast forecast for tomorrow

Predicting a decent day saturday ...Midwest where we aint  a fallout, so maybe we here will get a spillover

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Tweet from Charles Tang

Before the rains at Brooklyn Botanic Garden


Tennessee warbler, Worm-eating warbler, Black-throated blue at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Very birdy right now. Near the middle of the garden.