Sunday, October 25, 2020

Greenwood migrationfallout jumping with woodcocks

 A wind surge from the north produced citywide good stuff but for Greenwood cemetery excellent fallout of sparrow numbers and wood cocks.

Terrific numbers of American WOODCOCK marked the day in Greenwood. One birders report listed a conservative number of 14 ;Other birders exclaimed seeing ten along the Warrior Path! In any case any visiting birder was bound to see one in leafy that clutter.

The other big news was the huge numbers of sparrows ,namely juncos And chipping sparrows the big draw. By the Leonard Bernstein grave site 100s were reported. Other regular sparrows were present especially Song.

Then a few rare birds  also made news.A VESPER SPARROW; MARSH WREN in the Dellwater; 5 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS near the 35th street enttrance:and  a WILSONS SNIPE.

Good numbers of common and quality birds is interesting to note. According to a lister seeing 50+ HERMIT THRUSHES ,15 PURPLE FINCHES, and 25 TUFTED TITMICE should be eye openers

A good day at the cemetery ...for birds that is.

eBird Checklist - 25 Oct 2020 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 59 species (+1 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75401344 

Note quality birds WOODCOCK,WILSONS SNIPE,MARSH WREN, PURPLE FINCH,  VESPER SPARROWTimouse high number,Hermit Thrush

Friday, October 23, 2020

Fwd: Today's "thursday" walk


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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2020, 5:36 PM
Subject: Today's "thursday" walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, <Karenohearn@aol.com>


Hi Peter,
Another fantastic Fall day, with great weather and a surprising number of birds, still!
It's hard to believe we got 79 species again....same as last week.
The number is a bit higher as we had two groups, due to the group size restrictions.

Highlights: Orange-crowned Warbler, 7 species of raptors including a Bald Eagle seen by Karen, Rusty Blackbird, also Karen's group pre-merger..., 12 species of warblers including the OC and a Wilson's, a Bufflehead, thanks to Michele, and more.

Here's the list. I guess this is the last one for the Fall season, but we've got to consider doing more popup or regular walks as Winter arrives.

Best regards,
Tom


Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Rusty Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). Blue headed Vireo

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:20 PM on Fri, Oct 23, 2020:
Quick look BLUE HEADED VIREO Well drive boat ramp River Birch over marsh
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1319720263370625024?s=03)

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Vale Cashmere Wilson's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 07:40 by Mike Elfassy
- 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/checklist/S75248188
- Comments: "In the Vale giving good looks. Vet yellow warbler with black cap and dark olive wings." 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:55 AM on Fri, Oct 23, 2020:
Drake Hooded Merganser at Prospect Lake 3 Sisters islands
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1319653681126690817?s=03)

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Fwd: BBG today


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Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 3:50 PM
Subject: BBG today
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>



Quick walk through BBG on overcast day. Nice mix of finches, especially at northern end: siskins, goldfinch, purple finches, some bright males, all in good numbers. Were joined by yellow rumps, chipping and white-throated sparrows, cedar waxwings. Lots of activity and lots of food.

BBG open earlier for members on weekends at 9 am. Colors are beginning and few visitors




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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Fwd: today's birds in GWC



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Monday, October 19, 2020

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert


Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 16:03 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/checklist/S75115366
- Comments: "Slightly late. Catharus thrush with cold face and little to no red in the tail."

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 16:03 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/checklist/S75115366
- Comments: "Slightly late. Gray warbler with yellow rump, yellow in face, and single large white wing patch at the shoulder."

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)PP field sparrow

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:27 PM on Mon, Oct 19, 2020:
Field Sparrow on wall left of Prospect wellhouse
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Tweet from Brooklyn Backyard Birds (@BirdsBrooklyn) GWC feeders

Brooklyn Backyard Birds (@BirdsBrooklyn) tweeted at 7:20 PM on Sat, Oct 17, 2020:
The feeders were up for the season at @GreenWoodHF today. So I took advantage to take some close up pics of these cooperative male Purple Finches. #birdbk https://t.co/HhJP0uqt43
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Tweet from Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster). Birdathon update

Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster) tweeted at 9:51 PM on Sun, Oct 18, 2020:
Thanks to Some installation help from Parks the Anti-Collision film has already been installed at the Salt Marsh Nature Center. We have raised at least $7000 at this point and are well on our way to our goal. Thank you all! #bkwmbd https://t.co/aIsBl9peft
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Friday, October 16, 2020

Fwd: today at Greenwood



"Gone are the birds that were our summer guests."                                                       — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




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From: Orrin Tilevitz <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, Oct 15, 2020 09:21 PM
Subject: today at Greenwood


A couple of neat pine siskin pictures and a white-crowned sparrow.  (Please reassure me that the warbler is only a common yellowthroat.)  Also, a juvenile red-headed woodpecker.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fwd: BBC Virtual Presentation, Tuesday October 20



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Subject: BBC Virtual Presentation, Tuesday October 20


Carolyn Monastra Presents Climate Concerns

This meeting will take place via Zoom

Bio: A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carolyn Monastra received her MFA in photography from The Yale School of Art. For the past twenty-five years her work has focused on creating and discovering mystery in the natural world. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies including at Ucross, Caldera Arts, The Djerassi Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and The Saltonstall Foundation. A 2009 residency at the Skaftfell Visual Arts Center in Iceland inspired her to begin focusing on the critical issue of climate change in her artwork.

Talk Summary: Working at the intersection of art and ecology, artist and activist Carolyn Monastra has spent the past ten years focusing on one of the most critical issues of our time: climate change. She will present work from two projects: The Witness Tree (begun in 2010) and Divergence of Birds the latter of which was inspired by the Audubon Society's recent Climate Reports. She will discuss her different approaches to these two bodies of work and suggest direct actions everyone can take to combat the climate crisis and protect endangered wildlife.

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Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Dickcissel @ Bush Terminal Piers Park...



"Gone are the birds that were our summer guests."                                                       — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




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Subject: [ebirdsnyc] Dickcissel @ Bush Terminal Piers Park...


 

I had a brief glimpse through the fence at a Dickcissel feeding on what I think are Giant Foxtails. The bird was among a flock of House Sparrows that were in a fenced off area near the southern most artificial turf soccer/softball field.


I am currently trying to relocate for better looks. If you are in the business of twitching something like this, please be aware that the parking lot is filled and the area is currently very active with FDNY training, scooters, footballers etc.

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Fwd: Extralimital Thursday Walk 1

BBC Walk 2 groups led by Tom Stephenson and Karen Ohearn

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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 4:11 PM
Subject: Extralimital Thursday Walk 1
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, <Karenohearn@aol.com>


Hi Peter,
We had a very enthusiastic group on our "extra" Thursday walk today.
Thanks to Karen, we could accommodate about 20 people for the walk.

We had 74 species, with a good mix of warblers, raptors and ducks.

Highlights: Black-capped Chickadee!!! first one many of us have seen for several years. In the same vein: Brown Creeper, both nuthatches, House and Purple Finches; flyover Siskins; 14 species of warblers, Gadwall, Wigeon, Merlin, American Kestrel, Karen had flyover Monk Parakeets.

Here's the list.
Next week maybe???

Best regards,
Tom


Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Gwc massed pine SISKINS

On favorable north winds, an irruption is occurring with Pine SISKINS today in Greenwood Cemetery.

Here's Mary Eysters report:

Have to update the numbers.  100s of them all across the cemetery.  Hill of Graves and area near 20th gate had at least 100,   in the Northern White Cedars (?).  Also good numbers of sparrows.



Fwd: 'Jet fighter' godwit breaks world record for non-stop bird flight

remarkable!

"Gone are the birds that were our summer guests."                                                       — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
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Subject: 'Jet fighter' godwit breaks world record for non-stop bird flight

'Jet fighter' godwit breaks world record for non-stop bird flight


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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) GWC PISI

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:04 AM on Wed, Oct 14, 2020:
Mary E reports 20 plus Pine Siskins Hill of Graves. Greenwood Cemetery
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1316394572768047105?s=03)

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Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking) pier 6 Bklyn be park siskins

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 7:34 AM on Wed, Oct 14, 2020:
Pine Siskins galore on Pier 6 Flower Field, @bbpnyc, close up and not caring. https://t.co/PpYusghaS8
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/1316341603674488832?s=03)

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Tweet from Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf). Pine SISKINS

Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) tweeted at 7:29 AM on Wed, Oct 14, 2020:
Pine Siskin, #Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6. Thx @themeowking for the tip! #nyc #birding #birds #birdtwitter https://t.co/WIyCBX7IDC
(https://twitter.com/heatherwolf/status/1316340412249001985?s=03)

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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub). BBC Virtual presentation

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 7:37 AM on Wed, Oct 14, 2020:
Join us Tuesday Oct 20th 7PM for our first BBC Virtual Presentation! Carolyn Monastra Presents Climate Concerns. You must sign up in advance for this virtual talk, details here: https://t.co/CCyy4UvNXv https://t.co/vpKL024AVh
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

BirdCast - Bird migration forecasts in real-time

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Favorable conditions for Wednesday. Northwest winds tonight thru....

eBird Checklist - 13 Oct 2020 - Prospect Park - 16 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S74785333 

There's a saying "When it rains,it pours". That was true today for me on two breaks ( including lunch) and quick looks. Three rarities on my watch during a wet misty day helps bring down the birds.

A first prize started with Prospect Lake. Stopping to wipe my windshield dry as my wipers didn't work,I took a quick look at the lake. In the western middle, a gliding peaceful looking RED THROATED LOON in basic ( or winter) plumage is a great start. 

I figure then let me a take a quick look at the Peninsula sumacs. It wasn't long before I spotted a perched LINCOLN'S SPARROW on one of the sumacs; it soon dropped down to the lawn. At around this point I thought I also saw a siskin ,streaky bold back turned. My guess was  answered quickly when I spotted 3 PINE SISKINS with the Lincoln's at the pedestrian path edge in front of the sumacs. Wow.. a really great start to my morning. But it doesn't end there.

A routine check of the butterfly meadow ( as it's in my work zone), I stopped my vehicle and watch 4 Goldfinches weigh down a tall Evening Primrose flower at the south side path. And lo and behold a Pine Siskin joins them, pecking away at the petals. I eventually saw 6 there, half feeding on a  Joe Pye Weed flower . Can my day get any better than this ?

Yes it can!

It's now my lunch hour. And a stroll thru field 6 and 5 flushed up some sparrows I could Id right away. But I figured Savannah's as I saw one in the alley between both fields. I figure " walk away" and come back. Five minutes later as I'm stalking I see a larger Sparrow thru the chain links fences of field 6 's first base dugout. Moving so slowly I peeked around the fence in the direction of home plate. I'll be darn! It's a VESPER SPARROW! A drab young adult ,it featured the prominent white eye ring. It actually moved inside the dugout and thereby I named it Casey ( if you know the story of mighty Casey 3x ⚾).

More birders came and got the Vesper. And due to their looking, I also saw the juvenile WHITE CROWNED SPARROW next to field 7 dugout.

Something about  hotspot dugout cause I was "batting" .400 today! 🤗

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) #5 sparrows

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:55 PM on Tue, Oct 13, 2020:
Prospect ballfield #5 1st. Base dugout: juv white crowned, Savannah,chipping sparrows.Vesper reported here found by Ryan M.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1316075121635921922?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). Vesper Sparrow Prospect ballfield 6

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:30 PM on Tue, Oct 13, 2020:
VESPER SPARROW inside the 1st base dugout field 6 prospect park ballfields . I think I'm gonna name it Casey.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1316053743738249218?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)PISI butterfly mead

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:46 AM on Tue, Oct 13, 2020:
Pine Siskin on Evening Primrose with 4 Amer Goldfinches weighing down the flower. ( Heavy boids!) Butterfly meadow south path
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1316027643813339136?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pine SISKINS prospect

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:01 AM on Tue, Oct 13, 2020:
Three PINE SISKINS pedestrian path edge at Peninsula sumac Grove.. Lincoln's Sparrow as well
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1316016259209674759?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) Lincoln sparrow

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:55 AM on Tue, Oct 13, 2020:
Lincoln Sparrow Peninsula sumac Grove edge at lawn
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1316014674744209415?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). RED THROATED LOON Prospect Lake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:32 AM on Tue, Oct 13, 2020:
RED THROATED LOON Prospect Lake Western side
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1316008923502129152?s=03)

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Fantastic experience viewing pine siskins

 It was crazy birding in the chilly rain but thru it all a rewarding experience at Greenwood cemetery.. Watching a hoard of Pine Siskins was simply fantastic.


After an initial visit to Bush terminal park, to try my luck for the Nelson's Sparrow, I  struck out for Greenwoo Cemetery. By now my raincoat was pretty soggy but I wanted to visit the Dell water for something good. And what a stroke of luck for me! For within the Dell water pond where half of it was weedy marsh I found about 25 PINE SISKINS feeding on Beggars Ticks seed.The loose seed provided abundant food for this winter finch.


Not wanting to disturb these birds after my tweet,I headed to the other side. It wasn't long when halfway down the path, a larger number of Siskins flew up into a tree. Before long just mere feet from me,I roughly counted over 70 Pine Siskins devouring Beggars Ticks seed. I sstood like a statue: one twitch and the flock goes.It might be a bone chilling rain ;And I'm crazy being exposed to the elements but the reward was well earned.


https://ebird.org/checklist/S74764600


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eBird Checklist - 12 Oct 2020 - Bush Terminal Piers Park - 19 species (+1 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S74735627

Note Nelson Sparrow seen by linda ewing

Bad photo of pine siskins

A small number among at least 70 SISKINS very close to my statuesque figure ( one twitch and they're gone!

Dellwater, feeding on abundant Beggars Ticks.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pine SISKINS 70

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:13 PM on Mon, Oct 12, 2020:
Now at least 70 pine SISKINS gwc Dellwater opp side,mere feet from me on beggars ticks
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1315702131236712449?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). GWC pine SISKINS dellwater

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:56 PM on Mon, Oct 12, 2020:
A load of wet PINE SISKINS (~25) eating Beggars ticks inside GWC Dellwater,now onshore by beehives eating same
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1315697912018620417?s=03)

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Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking) birdathon update

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 8:05 AM on Mon, Oct 12, 2020:
A wee adjustment to the birdathon total- BK birdathoners collectively saw 134 species in Brooklyn, which is 99% of the 136 species reported in eBird on 10/10. Amazing job!
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/1315624743672983554?s=03)

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub). Birdathon results

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 8:49 PM on Sun, Oct 11, 2020:
The numbers are in! Congrats to  The Winter B**ch Forecast they are top Birdathon Team with 107 species. 137 species total seen by all teams yesterday. See full results here: https://t.co/i3miL1UjnJ https://t.co/ORpTnUJi7Q
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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Tweet from Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster)

Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster) tweeted at 7:46 PM on Sat, Oct 10, 2020:
Hope everyone had a fun day. The work of installing the anti collision window film at marine park has already begun! Now all we need to do is pay for it. #bkwmbd I already made my donations it was so easy using PayPal Link:
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Fwd: Nice Day At G-W Yesterday

From Chris Meyer

The hot bird around , good numbers in GWC. Irruption in progress

"Gone are the birds that were our summer guests."                                                       — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Meyer <nyccentre@hotmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Sat, Oct 10, 2020 05:46 AM
Subject: Nice Day At G-W Yesterday


Hello Peter,

Pine Siskins having a sip of Sylvan water.

Fwd: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Oct 10, 2020

BBC Walk GWC
led by Rob Jett

"Gone are the birds that were our summer guests."                                                       — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Jett <citybirder@earthlink.net>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Sat, Oct 10, 2020 02:35 PM
Subject: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Oct 10, 2020


Hey Peter,

Had a good group this morning and everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves. The highlight was finding a Blue Grosbeak on the wildflower ridge next to the historic chapel (perfect habitat for one). Below is the day list.

Cheers,

Rob

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Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, US
Oct 10, 2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     Brooklyn Bird Club walk. Participants: Darcy Allen, Alan Bacchiochi, Darya Cowan (2), Bob Curtis, Lisa Curtiss, Reece Hunt, Vipassana Vijay
61 species

Canada Goose  32
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  5
Herring Gull  X
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  3
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  10
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  6
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  3     1 at Dell Water; 1 along Crescent Ave.; 1 at Sycamore Ave.
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  6
Tufted Titmouse  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  12
Red-breasted Nuthatch  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  3
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  X
Swainson's Thrush  4
Hermit Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  X
Cedar Waxwing  X
House Sparrow  X
House Finch  1
Pine Siskin  25     Most at Dell Water in Crabapple next to bee hives. Several more at edge of water at Sylvan. Flyover of half dozen in a flock.
American Goldfinch  12
Dark-eyed Junco  8
White-crowned Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  25
Song Sparrow  9
Lincoln's Sparrow  4     1 continuing at Dell Water. 2 along south ridge of Sylvan. 1 on wildflower ridge at Sycamore Ave.
Swamp Sparrow  8
Eastern Towhee  2
Baltimore Oriole  1
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  5
American Redstart  3
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  4
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  X
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S74650176

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)