Monday, August 10, 2020

Fwd: Brooklyn Bird Club's Clapper Rail - Summer 2020 issue



"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." 

                                                   - Henry David Thoreau



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Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:54 AM
Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club's Clapper Rail - Summer 2020 issue


Greetings Brooklyn Bird Club members:

Here at last is our new issue of the Clapper Rail. It combines spring and summer, as the coronavirus pandemic that seized
New York this spring scattered members of the club and dramatically altered how we interact with the city and birding within
it. Those were terrifying days. Some were able to find peace while birding in places like Green-Wood Cemetery, while others
departed or remained homebound, and thus experienced spring migration in new or reduced ways. We missed the club's
walks and field trips and the camaraderie of seeing birding compatriots in the field. We hope that you have been able to
weather these trying times.

In these pages, you'll see how some members coped with life in the early months of covid-19. It's no surprise that birds and
nature kept us connected to the outside world, forcing us to slow down and observe birds and their behavior from our
windows or backyards or local patches. Wherever we turned, there were articles in the mainstream press about the joys of
birds and birding, as people woke up to birdsong in a quiet metropolis and noticed the colorful sights of spring migration.
Our hope is that this appreciation continues long into the future.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this issue.

-- The Clapper Rail team


Tweet from José R. Ramírez-Garofalo (@egarzetta). Invasive Spotted Lanternfly alert

José R. Ramírez-Garofalo (@egarzetta) tweeted at 11:44 AM on Fri, Jul 17, 2020:
A spotted lanterfly was found at Mount Loretto Unique Area, Staten Island, NYC this week. Please be on the lookout, it may only be a matter of time before they are in your local park.

Info on Spotted Lanternflies: https://t.co/EpumiYHm54 https://t.co/XOD2QnISqs
(https://twitter.com/egarzetta/status/1284151939735969792?s=03)

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Little blue. Her on recs prospect

Data

Prospect Little Blue Heron records

 Yesterday's sighting would likely be the 13th sighting for Prospect.however it's increasingly frequent the last several years.photos help particularly of juvenile birds.

DATE#OBSERVER
2020-08-081Anonymous eBirder
2020-08-081Martha Weintraub
2020-08-071Radka Osickova
2019-05-181oona stern
2019-05-041Addie Smock
2018-09-211Casey Michel
2017-04-181Anonymous eBirder
2014-05-021MI YU
2013-05-101Robert Bate
1998-08-061Anonymous eBirder
1998-08-061NYC Bird Report Data
1956-05-101NYC Bird Report Data
1955-08-131NYC Bird Report Data
1954-07-141NYC Bird Report Data
1954-07-131NYC Bird Report Data
1954-07-121NYC Bird Report Data
1954-07-111NYC Bird Report Data
1954-07-101NYC Bird Report Data
1954-07-091NYC Bird Report Data
1953-08-141NYC Bird Report Data

Fwd: Juvenile Little blue heron

Charles photo of rare sighting. ( Like every five years or so..I'll check Ebird recs)

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." 

                                                   - Henry David Thoreau



-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Tang <charles.tang@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <Prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Sun, Aug 9, 2020 08:27 AM
Subject: Juvenile Little blue heron


Hi Peter,
Is the Juvenile Little blue heron usual at PP.  Behind Music island, seen from the peninsula. It has been here for 2 days. I will check and see if it is still here.
Charles


Tweet from Elliotte Harold (@elharo) rare Little Blue heron

Elliotte Harold (@elharo) tweeted at 0:55 PM on Sat, Aug 08, 2020:
Park rarity juvenile Little Blue Heron this morning near Lefrak Center in #ProspectPark @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/gB963psLcW
(https://twitter.com/elharo/status/1292142331206959106?s=03)

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Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn)


*Rare* for Prospect,reported yesterday at Music Island off the shoreline plaza near the Lincoln statue. Heard best seen from the Peninsula point..

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 10:10 PM on Sat, Aug 08, 2020:
juvenile Little blue heron from yesterday and today at Prospect lake, Prospect park. https://t.co/NB9lqkCOV3
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1292282001144385538?s=03)

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Peak season for shorebirds,free Cornell guide.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

outcome August shorebirds at JBWR

Forget shorebird watching on Jamaica bays refuge east pond this month. A look at TS Isaias storm track shows the eye going right thru the refuge this Tuesday. With valve problems not releasing water since early July, there's no mudflats for these shorebirds to land.. been like that the last few years... 😟. Bird plumb beach at low tide if anyone interested

Over 5 inches rain forecasted here

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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- Louisiana Waterthrush (1 report)

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Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2020 07:33 by MI YU
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6996104,-73.9973745&ll=40.6996104,-73.9973745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72041831
- Comments: "Calling low, resounding chip. Long white supercilium, white underparts, clean throat."

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Who Was Rick of Rick’s Place in Prospect Park? - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/nyregion/who-was-rick-of-ricks-place-in-prospect-park.html

A friend asked me today about who was Rick and so I thought it was fitting to remember a terrific person and naturalist whom unfortunately for me to not have met. But what you see now there would surprised You greatly what it looked before the degraded area was filled in and restored by PPA landscape corps. Before, A concrete cinder block house served as an elephant station
Likely exercise spot that was a gravel stubble field hence why the road towards center drive was called Elephant Hill. before Ricks Place that previous location became a notorious solicitation area in the 1970s thru 80s. ( the area scared the bejeepers outta me when I birded there then.)

Anyway in Tribute to Urban Park Ranger Rick Garcia. ( who played the role of the Headless horseman in the PPA Halloween walks)

https://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/news/archives-halloween/?page=2

Saturday, August 1, 2020

How Oak Trees Evolved to Rule the Forests of the Northern Hemisphere - Scientific American

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-oak-trees-evolved-to-rule-the-forests-of-the-northern-hemisphere/

The most important tree for birds

Conjunction tonight after 930 SE Sky

https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116693647_10157825065522775_5958669201344214194_n.png?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=8024bb&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=6lXtIdVJ9iEAX8UAidL&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=7e8e8e1986062f21b62f73eb62681e2e&oe=5F4A7B83

Fwd: BirdCast: Isaias approaches


Impact and possibilities of pelagic bird showing up anywhere,even inland lakes.

Stay safe


"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." 

                                                   - Henry David Thoreau



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Sent: Sat, Aug 1, 2020 06:51 AM
Subject: BirdCast: Isaias approaches


BirdCast
Forecasting bird migration across North America 
Isaias approaches
Aug 1st 2020, 10:14, by af27

Hurricane Isaias is forecast to make landfall in the US on the Carolina coast after grazing the Florida Peninsula and passing directly over the Bahamas and nearby islands. This storm will likely produce hazardous conditions where it passes, including damaging winds, dangerous storm surges, and torrential rains with flooding. Safety in the path and wake of this storm is of the utmost importance, particular in this time of public health emergencies throughout the region.

For those able to move safely in a physically distanced and protected manner, particularly in coastal areas of North Carolina, eastern Virginia and DelMarVa, portions of coastal New Jersey and eastern Long Island, and coastal southern New England, the passage of this system could presumably bring the typical array of tropical terns (e.g. our favorite aerialist Sooty Tern) and a number of Gulf Stream seabirds including Black-capped Petrel (and perhaps rare Pterodroma petrels, although the storm may be too coastal in nature and not sufficiently far enough offshore to entrain many of any members of this genus) and Band-rumped Storm-Petrel ashore and inland. Whether an array of near shore species (e.g. Royal and Sandwich Terns, Laughing Gull) will be displaced and entrained is an open question! We will post updated species lists as the forecast track becomes clearer in the coming days.

Hurricane Dorian, a very strong storm that followed a path that was similar albeit offshore, brought a number of coastal and near shore species far afield into Canada, such as Gull-billed Tern, Black Skimmer, and Royal Tern. That storm was a full month later, with a number of species presumably dispersing and migrating at that point; will we see a similar pattern for these species with Isaias?

Black Skimmers appeared in large numbers in Nova Scotia after the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Mark Dennis/Macaulay Library. eBird S59679203

Hurricane Irene was followed a similar path to that predicted for Isaias after making landfall, but this storm spent time significantly farther offshore of the Florida Peninsula and Carolinas before making landfall – an example of some of its windfall is here. (Note, Black Swift is included in this array of entrained species, and observers should watch carefully for this and other large swift species.) A more complete account of that storm is here.

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Recent reports + maybe MIKI

Following Thursdays discovery of a juvenile Great crested Flycatcher in the Lullwater cove, on Friday An American Redstart and a probable Mississippi Kite which would be very rare  were reported as well.

Charles Tang reported a single American Restart . If it was seen being fed thn it's a prospect borne native.Otherwise call it an early migrant.

An interesting report near the 15th Street entrance was an alleged flyover Mississippi Kite reported by Ryan M. Seen by naked eye , no binoculars Ryan based his observation on the flight style and shape.we'll see if any other reports surfaced.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Louisiana returns

The end of July usually looks for the early warblers like Louisiana Waterthrush, one reported at Brooklyn Bridge Park...that park gets its birds!

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2020 06:37 by Jeremy Thorp
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6996104,-73.9973745&ll=40.6996104,-73.9973745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71949676
- Comments: "At Pier 1 pond. Hopping low on branch over eater. Very light breast, larger than Northern"

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert


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*** Species Summary:

- Acadian Flycatcher (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 29, 2020 13:22 by The Wildlab
- 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/S71930082
- Comments: "Singing near Center Drive on Midwood Path. Loud "pee-WEET" song, also a quieter "pit-pit-pit-pit-pit" call. Greenish-yellow with broad yellow-bottomed bill. Grabbing up foliage insects with an audible "snap"."

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (3)
- Reported Jul 29, 2020 09:45 by Ryan Candee
- 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/S71929730
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "on either side of Center Drive where the containers are and abutting the stream behind music pavilion"

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:56 PM on Tue, Jul 28, 2020:
Osprey now patrolling southwest prospect lake,spooking a laughing gull and that's no joke. 🃏
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1288156492668043282?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:25 PM on Tue, Jul 28, 2020:
Perfectly placed lunch spot: osprey flew direct over my work vehicle about 25 feet up unto Prospect Lake west shore..
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1288148617434411008?s=03)

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Tweet from ryan (@RyanFMandelbaum)

ryan (@RyanFMandelbaum) tweeted at 9:10 AM on Mon, Jul 27, 2020:
got to play paparazzi for a brooklyn celebrity family yesterday https://t.co/ACpNA2gKMt
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Sunday, July 26, 2020

PP Acadian Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (4)
- Reported Jul 26, 2020 12:45 by Ryan Mandelbaum
- 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/S71855420
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "ran into our happy family walking through the midwood. photos of two yelling babies and two parents. greenish empids, making signature two part song"

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn)

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 5:57 PM on Fri, Jul 24, 2020:
Green herons' chicks at Lullwater, Prospect Park. This is the second nest, opposite to the first one. 4 fledgelings on the 1st nest. They are hunting dragonflies.  This nest have 3 chicks. There are other nests most likely at upper and lower pool. https://t.co/OPBScvN19z
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1286782675739652096?s=03)

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Fwd: Prospect Park Cleanup Sunday Aug. 2



"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." 

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To: membership@brooklynbirdclub.org <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2020 04:10 PM
Subject: Prospect Park Cleanup Sunday Aug. 2


Dear Members,

Please join us for our next Prospect Park cleanup Sunday August 2nd, 9 a.m. with meeting locations at the Wellhouse and Grand Army Plaza (see attached flyer.) Please R.S.V.P by replying to this email if you plan to attend, and let us know at which location you plan to meet.

We will again provide hand sanitizer, garbage bags, gloves and first-come first-serve grabbers. If you borrowed a grabber, please remember to bring it with you. And don't forget water, and your mask!

Thank you to all those who have participated and helped us support Prospect Park.

Hope to see you on the 2nd!

Yours,

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President, Brooklyn Bird Club

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

note  Acadian nest

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- Acadian Flycatcher (1 report)

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Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 21, 2020 08:00 by Charles Tang
- 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/S71761154
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Heard the song and have a photo of Acadian flycatcher and nest."

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert


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- Acadian Flycatcher (1 report)

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Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (2)
- Reported Jul 22, 2020 06:46 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: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71717410
- Comments: "Continuing. Lots of pizza songs, sounded like two birds."

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Tweet from Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf)

Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) tweeted at 7:43 AM on Wed, Jul 22, 2020:
Gray Catbird fledgling, #Brooklyn  Bridge Park, Pier 3. #nyc #birding #birds #birdtwitter https://t.co/iXI8KyqN1W
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) shorebirds PP Lake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:45 PM on Tue, Jul 21, 2020:
Flick of unidentified shorebirds flying around prospect lake west.. about 15 birds.. got my cheep bins out but they disappeared. Fyi
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Jones beach nature center update and new planted area

Awesome triumph for wildlife and conservation.. reverting hard surface to planted area


https://www.facebook.com/groups/LongIslandNativePlants/permalink/1035806060150931/?sfnsn=mo 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn)

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 10:54 PM on Sun, Jul 19, 2020:
Acadian flycatcher at Prospect Park, Brooklyn. I been hearing their songs for a month. Seeing them was not easy. Today, I was surprised to see it close-up! An exciting birding day! https://t.co/Ezua4LOhja
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1285045383668752384?s=03)

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Saturn At Opposition: Seize The Moment! | Star Walk

Rick's Place Acadians

Charles Tang took a great photo  of a perched Acadian Flycatcher at Rick's Place.

It's long been suspected that a nest is present. Later Ryan M reported two Acadians and a silent empid possibly a fledgling.

Rick's Place is the section adjoining the Boulder bridge and west North Midwood in Prospect.

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 18, 2020 09:56 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: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71643770
- Comments: "Continuing, just south of Rick's Place. Heard full pizza song a few times, at one point twice in fairly quick succession from different sides of the path. We weren't on the bird so we can't swear it didn't fly, but it could have been two birds. Voice recording."

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bluewing warbler bkbrpk

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:24 by Jeremy Thorp
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6996104,-73.9973745&ll=40.6996104,-73.9973745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71539409
- Comments: "At edge of scrub on South side of pier 3. Wing bars clearly visible" 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Acadia fc

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 15, 2020 11:08 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/S71520577
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "In Rick's place. Calling repeatedly, never stopped for the time we were there. Even so, it was difficult to find and, once found, keep track of. We heard the full "Pizz-ah" song two times. Audio and photos later."

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

RIP Dave Burg

https://www.facebook.com/groups/115115665191254/permalink/3276454052390717/?sfnsn=mo 

I only met Dave several times but he was a vibrant environmentalist and fighter for NY habitats. Dave once invited me ,Mary and Donna to do a bioblitz survey at Floyd Bennett in which we camp overnight in Ecology Village.  A Swell guy.

COMET NEOWISE - Classical Astronomy

http://classicalastronomy.com/2020/07/comet-neowise/

Northwest sky 80 minutes after sunset. Heading towards into Big Dipper.  Dark sky and binocs a must. In areas without light pollution ( do I hear NYC ? 😕) it's a Naked eye object. You can see the tail.



Ovenbird BkBrPk

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Jul 14, 2020 07:06 by MI YU
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6996104,-73.9973745&ll=40.6996104,-73.9973745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71481862
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Presumably continuing on Pier 1 in the woods between the Bridge lawn and the vale." 

Monday, July 13, 2020

One less big pine for owls

A casaulty of Fridays tropical storm Fay,the big white pine at southwest Nethermead toppled over. With heavy soaked soft roots ,the pine' s heavy weight did the rest.

This tree once hosted a northern sawwhet owl I found on a Christmas bird count and likely more we didn't find 🤗

Well ...too bad.

😕

Epilogue

At least the owl tree roots held firm.  It was Fay's wind gust that snapped the thick trunk. Must've taken at least 60 mile gust into the needles wind basket

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Fwd: bird at Green Wood today

Floater parula

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Orrin Tilevitz <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
Subject: bird at Green Wood today
To: "prosbird@gmail.com" <prosbird@gmail.com>


northern parula male Sycamore Avenue GWC



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" Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot,the only home we've ever known"

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Friday, July 10, 2020

Fwd: "Peter-Peter" Bird: Tufted Titmouse

The bird that knows my name.....

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." 

                                                   - Henry David Thoreau


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To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Fri, Jul 10, 2020 11:03 am
Subject: "Peter-Peter" Bird: Tufted Titmouse

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Tufted Titmouse
The active and agile Tufted Titmouse is easily recognized by its jaunty crest of gray feathers, big black eyes, and rust-colored flanks. This familiar bird feeder visitor often joins mixed foraging flocks with other common backyard birds such as the White-breasted Nuthatch and Black-capped Chickadee.
Since the Tufted Titmouse is easily seen in the eastern United States and parts of southeastern Canada, you may already be familiar with it. But do you know how this little songbird got its name?
 
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