Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer greetings

Today is the first full day of summer,started 1136 last night.


Happy summer!  ☀🌞🌝⛲

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Fw: [Ridgewood Reservoir 881] Re: Renderings for proposed development of Basin 3




"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere,"
       --Albert Einstein



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From: Christina Wilkinson <nutrichris623@gmail.com>
To: Highland Park-Ridgewood Reservoir Alliance <ridgewoodreservoir@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2021, 07:37:22 AM EDT
Subject: [Ridgewood Reservoir 881] Re: Renderings for proposed development of Basin 3

For those wondering where the slides came from, it was this event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-change-ridgewood-reservoir-a-panel-discussion-tickets-155821822265

You'll note the sentence that says the basins "are among the greatest unused inaccessible natural-protected spaces in the city."

And here I thought this whole time that it was used and accessed by nature, which was the whole point of stopping development. This sounds very Robert Moses-esque. Next they'll be calling it "underutilized."

Christina

On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00:55 PM UTC-4 Christina Wilkinson wrote:
Hi all,

These slides were presented by NYC H2O during a discussion sponsored by the Queens Museum.


I, for one, did not work to save the reservoir so that nature could be replaced by a performance space and playground.

Christina

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Ridgewood Reservoir under "attack" again

 After years of fighting to preserve the natural state of the reservoir from development and interior ballfields ,finally getting protected status,some bozos talking about playgrounds inside... What do they don't understand ?


From Newtown historical Society Christina Wilkinson: 

Anyone on board with removing nature in basin 3 and replacing it with a children's slide and performance space? We certainly did not join the cause to save the reservoir only to end up with this nonsense. For those wondering where the slides came from, it was this event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/.../inspiring-change-ridgewood...

You'll note the sentence that says the basins "are among the greatest unused inaccessible natural-protected spaces in the city."

And here we thought this whole time that it was used and accessed by nature, which was the whole point of stopping development. This sounds very Robert Moses-esque. Next they'll be calling it "underutilized."


Continuing Acadian in Ravine Ambergill creek

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:02 by Matthew Garvey
- 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/S90481893
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "heard a few times giving piz-za call at ravine. nice surprise as i hadn't scouted trip so had to stop in my tracks to make sure i heard right. recording."
 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Brooklyn bridge park Acadian fc

 Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)

- Reported Jun 18, 2021 09:43 by Amin Khalifa

- Brooklyn Bridge Walkway, Brooklyn, Kings, New York

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7040733,-73.9943497&ll=40.7040733,-73.9943497

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90398790

- Comments: "Heard distinctive call several times, seen by other members of group near waterfall"



Also acadian  continuing at Prospect Ravine heard calling by Amber gill Falls

Friday, June 18, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Swainsons Thrush details

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1)
- Reported Jun 17, 2021 07:01 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/S90324064
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Extremely late date, possibly one of the latest spring coastal records. Bull's Birds of NYS has June 11 as latest spring date, eBird shows a June 17 record from Staten Island. Heard singing its thin, rising song from the Pier 3 berm, seen shortly after. Lores and eyering not particularly prominent in color, but olive back and dark breast spots good.  Video- https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/uUXdVY9pQ-OmqqY5-eJM2A.nSI0Fgc3m-tIjarwxGzflv

Tweet from Caleb Crain (@caleb_crain)PP nest CAWR

Caleb Crain (@caleb_crain) tweeted at 10:38 AM on Tue, Jun 15, 2021:
Two Carolina wrens were building a nest inside a matt of ivy, in @prospect_park this morning. https://t.co/A1HiZKlsNe https://t.co/oUm5mmbJkw https://t.co/FsTyH7n86m
(https://twitter.com/caleb_crain/status/1404810636450799621?s=03)

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Tweet from Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) Gadwall family BkBrPk

Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) tweeted at 8:15 AM on Thu, Jun 17, 2021:
A happy Gadwall family! Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 4 Bird Island. https://t.co/PZabbq3gbg
(https://twitter.com/heatherwolf/status/1405499214482784258?s=03)

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Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking) late Swainsons Thrush BkBrPk

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 9:23 AM on Thu, Jun 17, 2021:
A considerably late Swainson's Thrush singing, then doing nothing, on the Pier 3 berm @bbpnyc #birding https://t.co/ClIzraXFOk
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Sunday, June 13, 2021

New Trees Along Flatbush Avenue - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Nys breeding Atlas event coming



nysbirds-l digest: June 13, 2021


New York State Birds digest
To
nysbirds-l digest recipients
Jun 13 at 12:00 AM
NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Sunday, June 13, 2021.

1. Be part of the first Big Atlas Weekend June 25-27!

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Subject: Be part of the first Big Atlas Weekend June 25-27!
From: New York Breeding Bird Atlas <nybba3@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:58:58 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

The New York State Atlas team is planning an exciting new event for this
June: the first-ever Big Atlas Weekend
<https://ebird.org/atlasny/news/big-atlas-weekend-june-25-27>! This event
will be a fun way for birders across the state to focus on breeding birds,
build birding skills, and come together as a birding community. There will
also be a chance to win prizes in different Atlas categories.

If you're missing the big day competitions or you just love to bird with a
purpose, this is the event for you!

You don't have to be an expert to participate. We have designed challenges
and prizes (free courses of your choosing from Cornell's Bird Academy) for
birders of all skill levels designed to focus your atlasing where we need
it most.

Plus, there will be a friendly competition between four states that are
currently conducting atlases: Maine, Maryland-DC, New York, and North
Carolina.

Mark your calendar and plan to go atlasing between June 25 and June 27 so
New York can claim bragging rights for the inaugural Big Atlas Weekend!

Happy atlasing!
Julie

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PP Acadia turf

The ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues to stake out the area along the Ambergill creek and pool in the Ravine based on multiple reports.

Singing its " pizza" song it's heard more often than seen but does cooperate for looks with low perches.This is a good bird observation for the park as the species is expanding its southern range northward the last decade ..

The Ambergill goes under the Esdale Bridge as indicated on official park maps.The Ravine is on the south bridge side. Along this section towards the waterfall Rock arch bridge is Acadian domain.

Friday, June 11, 2021

PP Acadian Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 06:30 by Thomas Bittner
- 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/S90010304
- Comments: "Continuing.  Viewed from the horse trail in same general location as yesterday on down-stream side of Ambergill Falls.  Circled back about an hour later and I thought it was gone but as I walked west I began to hear it on the up-stream side of the falls nearer to the Esdale Bridge.  Was able to locate it flying back and forth between the tree branches overhanging the water." 

American Littoral​ Society - Home Queen's chapter

https://www.littoralsociety.org/ 

Please consider becoming a member. Our shorelines and coast are critical bird Havens.

Dom Riepe is Jamaica Bays baykeeper and a legend conservationist. A great friend to all.

Update on Jamaica Bay wildlife poaching for diamondback turtles

Thursday, June 10, 2021

JBWR East pond map

 If You are interested in getting the East pond guide ( PDF file) map, email me.


 Next month shorebirds migration begins.



Tweet from Dean Keim (@deankeim) partial solar eclipse tweet

Dean Keim (@deankeim) tweeted at 7:16 AM on Thu, Jun 10, 2021:
I fell in to a burning ring of fire. It pays to be an early riser. The partial solar eclipse peaking over those clouds this morning. #solareclipse #ringoffire #nyceclipse #nyc #brooklyn #ny1 @NY1 https://t.co/yrLRfRQCR4
(https://twitter.com/deankeim/status/1402947707354943488?s=03)

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Good ones around the nabe

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Jun 10, 2021 07:25 by Mohammed Alomeri
- Fort Greene Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.691923,-73.9754964&ll=40.691923,-73.9754964
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89932095
- Comments: "Observed several times at this location"

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 10, 2021 07:14 by Thomas Bittner
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6643361,-73.9676908&ll=40.6643361,-73.9676908
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89931523
- Comments: "Very vocal, in the ravine" 

Partial solar eclipse

 This mornings partial solar annular eclipse. At Coney island beach 😎. With solar glasses...

Solar eclipse glasses



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Fwd: Jeopardy question ( if you are a fan)


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 9, 2021, 2:52 PM
Subject: Jeopardy question
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Annular Solar Eclipse in June 2021 | Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse | Star Walk

https://starwalk.space/en/news/the-ring-of-fire-eclipse-is-coming 

Hope for some clear sky at sunrise.. wear solar glasses..

Partial solar eclipse at sunrise (annular) tomorrow

Prospects are so at 524 am sunrise for clear skies. I likely will go out to the south Brooklyn beach to look anyway. RECCOMENDED! ECLIPSE / SOLAR glasses!!

5 AM6/10

74°
RealFeel® 72°
rain drop10%

Partly cloudy

Air QualityFair

WindNNE 7 mph



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: prosbird@gmail.com


*** Species Summary:

- Acadian Flycatcher (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Kings County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Kings County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35645
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 07, 2021 09:48 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/S89820080
- Comments: "Seen and heard. Photographed by others. Greenish with pale wingbars, eyering not prominent.  Very
 wide bill.  Long wings.  Calling repeatedly - PEE zah"

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

nesting likely...

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Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 11:36 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Acadian Flycatcher (2 reports)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Kings County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Kings County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35645
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 08, 2021 07:48 by Enrico Leonardi
- 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/S89841192
- Comments: "In the Ravine. Spent most of the visit observing it to see if alone or a pair nesting, but no second bird found, although someone said she saw two early in the morning. Good views and record of calls."

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 08, 2021 07:40 by Caleb Crain
- 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/S89842591
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Seen with Charles T., Jeremy N., Enrico, Terry, and another birder, who recognized its call."

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Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn). Acadian FC nest report

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 0:56 PM on Mon, Jun 07, 2021:
Acadian flycatcher at Prospect Park. Last year, my group found and documented the successfully nesting of Aacdian flycatchers. This year, I have find the nesting location. I cannot give exact location of nesting birds. They are at the Ravine. Please respect nesting birds. Thanks! https://t.co/GOZbfCUJgZ
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1401946243811663874?s=03)

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Good nesting in PP.

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 08, 2021 06:21 by Richard Fleming

- 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/S89833824
- Comments: "At this latish date presumed to be nesting in the park, and possibly already confirmed by others to be doing so. Photos, recording and notes tk."