Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Warblers latest in PP


Note redstarts latest " new" location

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (2)
- Reported Dec 01, 2021 11:00 by marisa hernandez
- 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/S98328249
- Comments: "South side of the Lake, male and female, near Three Sisters Island"

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2021 09:35 by E R
- 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/S98330136
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Late, continuing by well house in traditional Wilson's spot" 

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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-headed Vireo (1 report)
- Wilson's Warbler (1 report)

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Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2021 09:04 by Radka Osickova
- 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/S98320007
- Comments: "Dark blue head, thick white spectacles. Same area behind Binnen bridge"

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2021 09:04 by Radka Osickova
- 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/S98320007
- Comments: "Continuing, behind Wellhouse"

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Wilsons moved or expanded its range to Maryland Monument. Late BH Vireo per Radka
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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-headed Vireo (1 report)
- Wilson's Warbler (1 report)

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Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) (1)
- Reported Nov 30, 2021 09:12 by Radka Osickova
- 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/S98282910
- Comments: "Area behind Binnen bridge."

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 30, 2021 09:12 by Radka Osickova
- 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/S98282910
- Comments: "Today by the Maryland Monument. Yellow body with black cap; chipping"

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Tweet from Tony (@Tparkslope) PP warblers

Tony (@Tparkslope) tweeted at 6:11 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Is this Spring?? Wilson's Warbler and an American Redstart. Prospect Park well house and the nearby green containers today.
Thanks to @4binator for telling me about the Redstart. https://t.co/lwMIXkKzEq
(https://twitter.com/Tparkslope/status/1465458408056836100?s=02)

Tweet from Tony (@Tparkslope) yb sapsucker

Tony (@Tparkslope) tweeted at 6:53 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker banging away. Prospect Park today. https://t.co/AHeoGnLLgi
(https://twitter.com/Tparkslope/status/1465468920010264578?s=02)

Tweet from Heidi (@heidicleven) ring necked duck

Heidi (@heidicleven) tweeted at 8:41 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Do you ever get that funny feeling that you're being watched by a Ring-necked Duck? Prospect Park 11.27.2021. https://t.co/EFXfefBCAj
(https://twitter.com/heidicleven/status/1465496134286295043?s=02)

Monday, November 29, 2021

Chanukah greetings

Happy Chanukah to readers and birders of the Jewish faith!

Monday's summary in prospect

Just as some snow flurries were observed today noontime,likewise a species with the namesake shows up . On a personal note it was good to see some interesting birds.

This midmorning ,birders spotted a single Snow Goose along prospect lake west shore. Hanging out with a few Canada geese, I failed to find it after my lunch hour. There might have been a small flock of 5 " different " flyover geese according to an observer that produced the snow goose.

On a personal note I finally got to see one of three tardy warblers of Well Drive: American Restart. The adult male hyper actively moved up slope from the shipping containers.

At the feeders where I was joined by Kathy and Bob, two Yellow bellied sapsuckers capped our list. Thanks to Kathy spotting,both male sapsuckers played "tag" on the big tree behind the feeders. A Fox Sparrow joined in with at least 8 Red winged blackbirds devouring seed.

On a side note, well drive spots continue to be go-to spots. Cooper's hawk, 2 purple finches and red tailed hawk were seen by the picnic tables.



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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:19 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Male adult Amer redstart above well drive ship right container prospect
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1465384871405264899?s=03)

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:52 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Male redstart at Wellhouse green container
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1465378217687191553?s=03)

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Amer redstart continues well drive

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (2)
- Reported Nov 29, 2021 07:19 by Benjamin Forbes
- 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/S98243517
- Comments: "Male and female on vine-covered slope behind fire pits near well house" 

Tweet from dpoveromo (@oldtimeyyo)

dpoveromo (@oldtimeyyo) tweeted at 7:58 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Wonderful waterfowl afternoon on @prospect_park lake. Pied-billed grebe, as excited as I was to see it; Hooded Mergansers, a gentle cygnet scolding from our favourite Mute Swan Mama. @BirdBrklyn #bkbirding #birding https://t.co/rJY2vH425l
(https://twitter.com/oldtimeyyo/status/1465123088144769028?s=03)

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Tweet from Sharon Ní Bhaoill (@goddessmode)

Sharon Ní Bhaoill (@goddessmode) tweeted at 5:24 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Ring-necked Ducks at Prospect Park Lake today. https://t.co/nQXUCXCon1
(https://twitter.com/goddessmode/status/1465084084196155394?s=03)

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Tweet from Sharon Ní Bhaoill (@goddessmode)

Sharon Ní Bhaoill (@goddessmode) tweeted at 6:22 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Downy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren & Purple Finch at the Prospect Park bird feeders today. https://t.co/SMVAuX4zae
(https://twitter.com/goddessmode/status/1465098771377922048?s=03)

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Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn). Yesterday red shouldered hawk

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 10:46 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Two crows were harassing the Red-shouldered hawk today at Prospect Park. https://t.co/xILYGk03fq
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1465165266757763076?s=03)

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) snow goose pplake

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:19 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Snow Goose on Prospect Lake.  Found by others
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1465369821181263875?s=03)

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny)

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 2:08 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
This guy! - in the ginkgo leaves Saturday afternoon. Thanks for the alert @Antisomniac @BirdBrklyn   #CanadaWarbler https://t.co/8Vog5oj2y5
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1465034808178925578?s=03)

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Pp late warblers nadel chklist

eBird Checklist - 27 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 19 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S98145803 

Note Rusty blackbirds behind pagoda bandshell

eBird Checklist - 27 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 35 species Elfassy chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S98146365 

Note continuing Wilsons warbler,purple finches, good number wood ducks,

Tweet from Tony (@Tparkslope) rnducks

Tony (@Tparkslope) tweeted at 4:30 PM on Fri, Nov 26, 2021:
Ring-necked Ducks in Prospect Park this afternoon. https://t.co/KOyx70xBpl
(https://twitter.com/Tparkslope/status/1464345910289342466?s=03)

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Prospect bittern Saturday showing

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 09:31 by null
- 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/S98135899
- Comments: "Photo"
 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Friday non shop birding

 Black Friday is known as the biggest shopping day of the year. I prefer to bird. Its so much better to do rather than get caught up in the shopping craze.Regardless how my walk goes its the moments that count.


One of those moments of my mid afternoon walk took place south of West Island. Two ducks popped into view off the tip of the island. They were drake Ring necked Ducks, typically found in these cramped areas like coves and inlets or next to islands. They are cool looking ducks without any flashy plumages but I adore them.

A lone chilly walk around the lake without anything special led me to the feeders. And immediately upon arrival, I spotted a Fox Sparrow below the newest feeder. The bird was double clutching the leaves. I'm glad to get my first one of the season. 

A few moments later,I see another gorgeous bird ,the Carolina Wren feeding on the suet.Its reddish color and ochre tinted breast contrasts sharply with the gloominess of the day.

These moments are worth being in the outdoors most rewarding anytime than in any retail mall.


Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pp fox sparrow

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:53 PM on Fri, Nov 26, 2021:
Fox sparrow Prospect feeders
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1464336598481309696?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) rn ducks

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:51 PM on Fri, Nov 26, 2021:
2 Drake Ring necked ducks south tip prospect west island
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1464320936690212873?s=03)

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Old landfill sites promote biodiversity, study shows - BirdGuides

https://www.birdguides.com/news/old-landfill-sites-promote-biodiversity-study-shows/ 

Brooklyn's Chisholm State Park and Staten Island are prime areas fitting the mold locally...

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert . Continuing pp warblers


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*** Species Summary:

- American Redstart (1 report)
- Wilson's Warbler (1 report)

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American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 11:00 by null
- 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/S98079952
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing Bird in the brushy area adjacent to the Container on Well House Drive.  I believe this is an Immature Male. Photo attached."

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 11:00 by null
- 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/S98079952
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing Bird in the brushy area adjacent to the Container on Well House Drive.  Adult male.  Olive above, yellowish below, prominent black cap. Could this be the Adult version of the Immature Wilson's see last year and at this time of the year?  Photo attached."

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Prospect Park, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Highlights on Thanksgiving day include continuing Wilsons Warbler on well drive, American Woodcock, Rusty blackbird, and mixed pair of purple finches at the feeders. Woodpeckers Hairy and yellow bellied sapsucker also noted;Wood ducks and Ring-necked duck at the lake.

Late GWC eastern phoebe

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 08:37 by Tom K
- 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/checklist/S98043009
- Comments: "Late. Fly catching and tail wagging on edge of Crescent Water."

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Thanksgiving greetings

 



The Kingsboider wishes all Happy Thanksgiving! Let us be thankful for family ,good friends ,and the joy of birds.



Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Three late warbler Species today in prospect! Add American redstart

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Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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*** Species Summary:

- American Redstart (1 report)
- Wilson's Warbler (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

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 16:05 by James Weir
- 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/S98028693
- Comments: "behind the green containers just west of the well house. well seen with yellow tail and breast markings"

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 16:05 by James Weir
- 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/S98028693
- Comments: "yellow warbler with black cap. seen behind the green containers just west of the well house"

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PP Canada Warbler report w photos

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 09:30 by marisa hernandez
- 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/S98016909
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted on Northern Edge of Nethermead near Waterfall

Also Terry's chklist

Pre big feast Wednesdays good birding

This day before Thanksgiving turns out to be a good one. Wednesday wonders included late warblers Wilson's and Canada, feeder Purple Finch and the continuing AMERICAN BITTERN.

Just south of Nethermead 3 arches bridge above the steps, a gorgeous male CANADA WARBLER stuck around for a half hour at the lawn woods edge where a lawn is being restored ,protected by a mesh fence. The bird eventually flew to the Binnen Creek after 5 birders watched it.

The long continuing Wilsons warbler still visits the Well Drive 3 containers.

During her Wilson's  observation, Terri who for her good charity donating bird seed money lucked in seeing the AMERICAN BITTERN fly across prospect lake towards the south shore. It's good to see this rare heron stick around .

And last, with the feeders barely up, within the hour start a PURPLE FINCH female delighted birders with its stage the platform feeder. And that's good news if it can call in more winter finches.

Prospect feeders season begins

 





The annual winter feeders are up on this first day in Prospect, in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

First a shout-out of thanks to the Brooklyn Bird Club and president Dennis for donating the cost of the first seed stock $136. 

Then first individual gifts in the field from Terri with $40 and Charles Tang $15.

The feeders are contingent upon donations to keep feeding the birds and provide moments of joy . Let me know if you like to donate cash or seed /or suet depending on current space storage. Contact me first.

The first good bird of female Purple Finch within the hour of installation is a good omen for the upcoming season.

Enjoy watching !