Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Moon Mars occultation tonight

If it clears, at 1113 pm, the moon passes in front of Mars.

🌕🔴

Late Prospect BHVireo

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2022 11:19 by Jeff G
- 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/S123601033
- Comments: "south of Vale - have photos" 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Bridge orange crowned

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata) (1)
- Reported Dec 06, 2022 10:55 by E R
- 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/S123550379
- Comments: "continuing on pier 3, concrete area" 

late redstart


American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 05, 2022 12:54 by Spencer Hildie
- 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/S123522743
- Comments: "Continuing female type in the NE corner of the Rose Garden; identifiable phone video"
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Monday, December 5, 2022

eBird Checklist - 5 Dec 2022 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 34 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S123516458 

Note 

  1. 1

    Details

    Different location from yesterday. Central ridge. Orange oriole. Dark wing. Wing bars. Feeding in yew. Image.

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Note late Ovenbird and rare Orange crowned Warbler at Bridge Park.

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*** Species Summary:

- Ovenbird (1 report)
- Orange-crowned Warbler (1 report)

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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 05, 2022 11:38 by Catherine Quayle
- 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/S123507763
- Comments: "Continuing on pier 1.  Today hanging out near the hotel cafe."

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata) (1)
- Reported Dec 05, 2022 11:38 by Catherine Quayle
- 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/S123507763
- Comments: "Continuing on pier 3. In the maze today."

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Amid the Sprawl, a Long Island Prairie Makes a Quiet Comeback - Yale E360

https://e360.yale.edu/features/hempstead-plains-long-island-wildlife-conservation-gardens

The tragedy of habitat loss because of over development. Imagine the beauty and wildlife of a vast grassland?But hope on the horizon with conservation gardens..

Friday, December 2, 2022

Tweet from Gigi A (@gigi_nyc)

Gigi A (@gigi_nyc) tweeted at 1:16 PM on Tue, Nov 29, 2022:
An American tree sparrow in Brooklyn Bridge Park #NYC They're easily identifiable by their bicolored bill and central breast spot. #birdwatching #BirdsSeenIn2022 #americantreesparrow #wildlife https://t.co/15YbD9r7vS
(https://twitter.com/gigi_nyc/status/1597655801338167296?s=03)

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Tweet from roxy (@buffy__smmers)

roxy (@buffy__smmers) tweeted at 11:28 AM on Fri, Dec 02, 2022:
@BirdBrklyn just saw this guy swoop down and snatch a pigeon like it was nothing on Reeve and Prospect in Windsor Terrace! https://t.co/bdeqYwVJyW https://t.co/nvpsatB1eu
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Dec3rd BBC walk to Sheepshead,etc

Tomorrow's Brooklyn bird club walk  ( pdorosh)to Sheepshead Bay,Manhattan Beach,etc is CANCELED due to inclement weather calling for rain and Gusty wind


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

LBBG at Bush Terminal Pier Park

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*** Species Summary:

- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (Northeastern or type 12) (1 report)

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Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Nov 29, 2022 07:40 by Adelia Honeywood
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123201972
- Comments: "Dark back, yellow legs, streaked head and nape. Nearby great black-backed gulls were clearly larger in size, with darker backs. Photo."

Red Crossbill (Northeastern or type 12) (Loxia curvirostra (type 12)) (5)
- Reported Nov 29, 2022 07:56 by R M
- my house, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6643584,-73.9849559&ll=40.6643584,-73.9849559
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123202792
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "rare and irruptive but expected - at least, expected enough that i've been on the roof every day for two weeks hoping for it to happen. westbound birds saying "kip kip kip." number is an estimate, i have a recording. spectrogram shows hallmark short up, long down shape of our northeastern type 12 birds"

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Prospect Crossbills alert

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- Red Crossbill (1 report)

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Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (7)
- Reported Nov 29, 2022 07:36 by Forrest Wickman
- 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/S123205833
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Heard and briefly seen flyover, counted individually, flying W over the Lullwater in the direction of Green-Wood. Thanks to R M for listening to my crappy audio (a plane decided to fly over at the same time, and the Blue Jays didn't help either) to confirm. Crossbills are best heard right at the beginning of the recording."

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Feeder visitor

A pine siskin was reported today at Prospect feeders... It could mean he's calling his friends to come on down...

Bridge chat

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (4)
- Reported Nov 28, 2022 08:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Brooklyn Bridge Park--Pier 2 and Pier 3 Terrace, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6984488,-73.9976664&ll=40.6984488,-73.9976664
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123187782
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "near benches at end of pier 3, continuing" 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Cackling goose report in PP.

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2022 13:04 by Rusty H
- 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/S123054153
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "noticeably small bill, noticeably small neck, but not noticeably small body; a hybrid?"

Lunar occultation of Mars - In-The-Sky.org

https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20221208_16_100&town=5110302 

December 7th @11:13pm

Hope for clear skies!

🌕🔴

A Turkey in Prospect: Brooklyn Bird club walk

Leader Peter Dorosh

List compiled by courtesy of Gordon Lam.

Prospect Park
Nov 26, 2022
8:31 AM
Traveling
3.85 miles
210 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Part of a group of six led by Peter Dorosh for the Brooklyn bird club
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.13.2 Build 2.13.20

60 Canada Goose
1 Mute Swan
8 Wood Duck
30 Northern Shoveler
20 Mallard
2 American Black Duck
2 Hooded Merganser
22 Ruddy Duck
1 Pied-billed Grebe
30 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
12 Mourning Dove
6 American Coot
100 Ring-billed Gull
15 Herring Gull
3 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Cooper's Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Peregrine Falcon
10 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
7 Black-capped Chickadee
16 Tufted Titmouse
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
4 European Starling
6 American Robin
24 House Sparrow
2 House Finch
3 American Goldfinch
1 Fox Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
4 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
7 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 42 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Photos of ash throated fc gwc

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2022 11:00 by terry VP
- 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/S122957839
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "brown w cinnamon on wings/tail. white front w hint of yellow belly. perched atop gravestones and low branches flycatching and moving quite a bit around Vine/Fir intersection" 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) 3 sisters islands

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:13 PM on Thu, Nov 24, 2022:
7 wood ducks,4 ( at least)hooded mergansers @ prospect lake 3 sisters islands
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1595858210367455234?s=03)

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Latest whereabouts Townsend's thxgiving day

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2022 09:29 by Asher Fusco

- 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/S122929053
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Moving through mid-canopy of a large tree between Washington Park and the seeded Central Lawn, ~100m north of the playground." 


Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2022 09:28 by Tracey Chan- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S122929140
- Comments: "Spotted east of the seeded field in a tree surrounded by picnic tables. Black mask, yellow face and belly, strong black/white streaking."

Greenwood ash throated

Terry just texted me of an Ash throated Flycatcher at Fir and Vine avenues in Greenwood cemetery south section

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving greetings

Giving thanks for friends and the birds we see.. 





-kb 🦃

Today's Townsends

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2022 14:23 by Johan Alexandersson
- 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/S122899024
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen with a group. Distinct yellow warbler with black streaked chest. Male. Seen just north of the playground in the south east corner of the park. 

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2022 16:05 by Brad Vatrt- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S122902279
- Comments: "Continuing bird.  Still hanging around. Seen with several others.  My 2nd sighting of the bird, Rachel's first. Bird had moved to the two large trees on the east side of the park near the seeded field. Warbler with yellow breast with black streaks.  Black cheek patch and cap clearly visible to distinguish from BTNW."

Tweet from Gigi A (@gigi_nyc). GWC OCWA

Gigi A (@gigi_nyc) tweeted at 0:15 PM on Tue, Nov 22, 2022:
Light was almost fading when I spotted this orange-crowned warbler, foraging low on the shrubs around Dell Water in Green-wood Cemetery. #birdwatching #BirdsSeenIn2022 #orangecrownedwarbler #wildlife https://t.co/d08HWa1EOR
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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Irruption Alert: Like an incoming tide, here come more finches - FINCH RESEARCH NETWORK

Prospect feeders

We are delighted to announce the traditional prospect park feeders have begun a new season. They went up today.

The feeders are dependent on donations so contact me if you desire to contribute. I thank the Brooklyn bird club and President Dennis  towards paying the initial setup for new feeders and the first batch of seed of $245.00.

Any odd circumstances, correction needed or repair of the feeders, please contact me or the Brooklyn bird club webpage contact page. You can also contact Rob Bate my backup.

The feeders will be refilled only on Fridays as i have a busy work schedule.

Enjoy the new season and hopefully great birds.

The Kingsboider


Tweet from Lotus Winnie Lee (@lotuswinnielee) another towa photo

Lotus Winnie Lee (@lotuswinnielee) tweeted at 2:44 AM on Mon, Nov 21, 2022:
Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on a cold & windy Sunday,  11/20/2022: Another rare bird, not a lifer but my first MALE Townsend's Warbler, had the female before. What a beautiful bird! #townsendswarbler #warbler #birdwatching #wildlife #wildlifephotography https://t.co/b2ESHij9Gp
(https://twitter.com/lotuswinnielee/status/1594597560538333186?s=03)

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Tweet from OP (@opie233) towa photo

OP (@opie233) tweeted at 11:22 PM on Sun, Nov 20, 2022:
It's been a while since I chased a bird in NYC. Here's a rare-for-Brooklyn Townsend's warbler at Fort Greene park from today. These guys are usually found on the west coast so this young male is pretty far from home right now. https://t.co/t0ztrenqA5
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11/22 b.oriole & chat

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2022 07:15 by Ryan McGrady
- 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/S122824005
- Comments: "Continuing in the nw part of pier 3. Thanks Mike for pointing it out. Photo later"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2022 07:29 by Forrest Wickman
- 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/S122825227
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Seemingly just a drab 1st year female and a late migrant? And very similar to the drab 1st year I saw in the Midwood being chased by a Red-Tailed Hawk on Saturday. But an odd, possibly injured bird: hopping around on the ground near the Maryland Monument among House Sparrows." 

Monday, November 21, 2022

Ft Greene TOWA still sticking around today

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2022 09:06 by Tracey Chan

- 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/S122773866
- Comments: "Spotted directly north of tennis courts. Bright yellow face and belly, black mask."