Saturday, May 21, 2022

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert


Reports of today's birds

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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: prosbird@gmail.com


*** Species Summary:

- American Coot (1 report)
- Alder Flycatcher (1 report)
- Bicknell's Thrush (1 report)
- Townsend's Warbler (3 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

American Coot (Fulica americana) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2022 07:50 by Martha Weintraub
- Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.65509, -73.97320, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.655091,-73.973203&ll=40.655091,-73.973203
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S110838132
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen by many. Have photo."

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2022 08:30 by terry VP
- 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/S110838602
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "reported by EC, sound ID'd, did not see singing. will amend if need &#x1f937;&#x1f3fb;‍♀️"

Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2022 09:00 by R M
- 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/S110837316
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Rare but probably under detected passage migrant in NYC. Reddish catharus thrush with mostly yellow bottom mandible, singing signature song ending in an upslur/sustained note. Photos/recordings."

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2022 09:35 by Matthew Eisenson
- 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/S110843127
- Comments: "Continuing adult male at Cypress and Grape. Black throat and auriculars with extensive bright yellow on other parts of face and head. Bright yellow breast with black streaks. Seen just after 9:30 with Gabriel Willow and others."

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2022 07:54 by The Wildlab
- 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/S110837481
- Comments: "Continuing male, actively foraging & singing at Cypress & Euonymus Path at ~ 9:10am"

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2022 07:06 by Patrick Shure
- 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/S110842552
- Comments: "Continuing near Cypress and Grape.  Preened and then started foraging.  Vocalizing a bit. BT Green type song but with a sloppier more stuttering ending. Mob. ID photo"

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Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

--Robin Williams

Greenwood cemetery comes thru spectacular ly again

The mega rarity was literally topped by another spectacular rarity today in Greenwood Cemetery.

The continuing Townsend's Warbler stuck to its loyal roots at Cypress Ave. Reported on that road by Zephyr Path, all eyes looking up, when some birders saw a flyover Mississippi Kite! Photos confirmed the Kite as it flew in a southeasterly direction. A great moment regarding two high quality rairites in one spot.

Meanwhile over in neighboring Prospect, two standouts. Another Mourning Warbler was reported at Butterfly Meadow. Another Mourning called in NorthLullwater.Then at the Dongan Oak eagle monument, a confirmed Bicknells Thrush skulked on the north side of the eagle.The call gave away its true identity.

For more quality,add Alder Flycatchers to the days list. Two birds sang away on Lookout Hill and in the Midwood.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Olive sided fc and that other "bird"

Overshadowed by today's mega bird Townsend's Warbler in Greenwood cemetery, an Olive Sided flycatcher put in an appearance in Prospect.

Along the East Drive within the south Midwood, the boreal flycatcher perches in a dead tree per Ryan M.-- as expected of the species.

Getting back to the Townsend's, the bird was heard by a visiting Californian birder named Cedric Duhalde. Because it was high up in the tree canopy, the singing or call by Townsend's would've been taken by a similar Black-throated Green.

The bird was first heard by Cedric at Cypress and Grape Avenues, the former always a magical warbler road due to the numerous oaks lined along there.

Good luck if it's there tomorrow.

Endangered Species Day - Endangered Species Coalition May 20th

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Saturday looks good for birding...

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Another western warbler mega rarity in our area, this time in Greenwood Cemetery.. TOWNSENDS WARBLER**

Cypress and Grape area..check the below reports.

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Date: Fri, May 20, 2022 at 1:25 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- Townsend's Warbler (5 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

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 20, 2022 12:36 by Francis Simms
- 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/S110755803
- Comments: "Saw with about 20 other onlookers. Yellow and black warbler with black throat, yellow crescent under eye, flying between treetops"

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 20, 2022 12:05 by Deborra Mullins
- 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/S110755921
- Comments: "Stripes on breast, dark around eyes and cheek, wing bars; mobs"

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 20, 2022 12:05 by Mary Beth Kooper
- 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/S110756711
- Comments: "Contrasting black and yellow face pattern. Mob"

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 20, 2022 06:31 by C├ędric Duhalde
- 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/S110751925
- Comments: "Sighted at 9:30am. Warbler with mask on face, yellow arc under the eye, dark throat and distinctly streaked sides (not much bleeding between the 2). Photos. Mob managed to catch up with it shortly thereafter"

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported May 20, 2022 06:31 by Augie Kramer
- 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/S110757085
- Comments: "Sighted at 9:30am. Warbler with mask on face, yellow arc under the eye, dark throat and distinctly streaked sides (not much bleeding between the 2). Photos. Mob managed to catch up with it shortly thereafter"

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eBird Checklist - 18 May 2022 - Prospect Park - 58 species Topping chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S110681619

Note Cerulean Warbler apparently on Lookout Hill yesterday.

Fwd: Thursday Walk out of the rain

Report from BBC Thursday walk leader Tom S.

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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Subject: Thursday Walk out of the rain
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
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Hi Peter,
We had a brave and hardy group today... with rain and not a lot of birds at first, but after some clearing it turned out to be fairly birdy. We ended up with 83 species and 18 species of warblers.
Highlights: several Bay-breasted Warblers, Blue-winged and Canadas that showed well, many female Blackpolls, a juvenal Broad-winged Hawk, a cooperative Gray-cheeked Thrush along with all of its relatives except Bicknell's, and more.
The Mourning was, unfortunately, just a call and the Summer Tanager was a singing bird that then called a few times and disappeared before we could find it. In fact, many birds disappeared suddenly today, including the Marsh Wren, which showed for a few of us only.

Even with the rain it was a lot of fun with a great group.
Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
American Kestrel
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow



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Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

--Robin Williams

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Fwd: Saw this poster for missing pet bird

fyi

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From: Jackie Cangro <jcangro@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 18, 2022 at 6:05 PM
Subject: Saw this poster for missing pet bird
To: <pdorosh@prospectpark.org>


Hello,
I saw this posted near the entrance to PP and Garfield and thought our bird watching community might have come across the bird in their travels.
I don't know if you normally post things like this but I thought it was worth a try

Thanks!
Jackie

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

104 species

eBird Checklist - 18 May 2022 - Prospect Park - 21 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S110565335

See mourning warbler photo

Its MOWA time in prospect

Today's hilight regards Mourning Warbler. This reclusive warbler is quite a prize ..if you can see it.

Whether it's one bird or two,two locations held sway for prospects Mourning warbler. The first sighting is the east slope of the Vale of Cashmere,where dense native growth resides. Then a few hours later, the area above the Tunnel Arch stairs revealed the " second" bird,described as skulking as its nature.

Brooklyn Bridge park has its own bird.. Mike Yuan reported one at long pond on pier one.




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Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

--Robin Williams

Tomorrows BBC walk

THURSDAY WALK FOR MAY 19, 2022

It looks like rain in the early AM, so let's start the walk at 8:00, which will hopefully be after the storm has passed.

See you tomorrow, at 8am. Fingers crossed (or whatever technique you have for influencing the weather...)


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Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

--Robin Williams

PP MOWAs


Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 08:56 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/S110572912
- Comments: "Found by MIYU. Foraging in the underbrush around the long pond on Pier 1. Adult male with clear black chest patch to go with bluish grey. All yellow on underside. Did not hear calling."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 18, 2022 07:40 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/S110574555
- Comments: "Sang once early, then very actively singing and moving around on the slopes around the vale a bit later. Brief glimpses at first, mostly very hidden in thickets, but eventually popped up in the open for a few minutes, switching from singing to chip calls at that point, interestingly. Will add audio and photo later"

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 18, 2022 08:29 by Emily Clark
- Prospect Park--Vale of Cashmere, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6690561,-73.9683616&ll=40.6690561,-73.9683616
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S110577379
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Singing and calling along the slope by the stairs in the north corner of the pond in the Vale where it was first reported by Richard F this morning. Eventually it moved across to the NE side near the rose garden - unless there were actually two! Photo and audio recording tba"
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" Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot,the only home we've ever known"

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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Date: Wed, May 18, 2022 at 11:48 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- Mourning 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

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 06:48 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/S110567345
- Comments: "Infrequent but in the park for the 3rd spring in a row. Brief look at a male with a dark gray hood and darker breast band. Yellow underside from the undertail to the breast. One wretched pic."

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

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

good stuf"



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*** Species Summary:

- American Coot (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 report)
- Bicknell's Thrush (1 report)
- Purple Finch (1 report)
- Mourning Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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American Coot (Fulica americana) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 07:54 by Tom K
- 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/S110561665
- Comments: "Lingering. Dark duck-like with stubby white bill."

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 07:15 by R M
- 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/S110561988
- Comments: "Flag. Small, yellowish empidonax flycatcher with yellow throat and little to no contrast between throat and cheeks. Photos."

Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 08:47 by Hanyu Lu
- Prospect Park--Feeders Only, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6580479,-73.9676857&ll=40.6580479,-73.9676857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S110565442
- Comments: "Saw it in peninsular"

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 08:47 by Hanyu Lu
- Prospect Park--Feeders Only, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6580479,-73.9676857&ll=40.6580479,-73.9676857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S110565442
- Comments: "Hear it in peninsular"

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 09:11 by Ant Tab
- 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/S110565335
- Comments: "By the stairs on the northwest entrance to the Vale, mostly hidden in the bushes but singing and calling very loud—will add photo"

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 07:15 by R M
- 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/S110561988
- Comments: "Bird first found by richard fleming, not seen but detected by chreep chreep song."

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Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 17, 2022

BBC Tuesday walk, rept from Bobbi.

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From: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 18, 2022, 8:23 AM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 17, 2022
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>, Kathleen Toomey <kathleentoomey@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

we had a great walk yesterday!   8 hours and 17 species of warblers.  Janet and Alan found a termite hatchout looking down from the Terrace Bridge and had a wonderful time looking DOWN at warblers.  Thanks to Radka for letting us know how birdy 3-sisters was we spent several hours going up that side of the lake.  we had a fairly cooperative wormeating at the top of Maryland steps and almost eye-level looks at a pair of Bay-breasteds along the Lullwater

fell asleep super early and forgot to send list, so remedying htat now

b.

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Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 17, 2022
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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
May 17, 2022 7:31 AM - 3:29 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.3 mile(s)
65 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  7
Mute Swan  18
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  107
American Coot  1     Continuing by West Island pictures
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper (solitaria)  2
Laughing Gull  21
Ring-billed Gull  14
Herring Gull (American)  3
Forster's Tern  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  2
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Osprey (carolinensis)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Least Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Warbling Vireo  8
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  7
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
Barn Swallow (American)  4
House Wren (Northern)  2
European Starling  3
Gray Catbird  4
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  9
Cedar Waxwing  5
House Sparrow  4
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  3
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  2
Baltimore Oriole  6     saw 2 building nests
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  3
Ovenbird  4
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  21
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  5
Bay-breasted Warbler  4
Yellow Warbler (Northern)  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Blackpoll Warbler  11
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  5
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

MOWA this morning

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- Mourning Warbler (1 report)

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Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported May 18, 2022 05:43 by Richard Fleming
- Prospect Park--Vale of Cashmere, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6690561,-73.9683616&ll=40.6690561,-73.9683616
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S110551287
- Comments: "Seen briefly east slope of vale, hopefully a quite nice recording to add."

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tweet from Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac) MOWA Photo

Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac) tweeted at 8:23 PM on Tue, May 17, 2022:
Mourning warbler at the meadow on lookout hill @prospect_park a couple hours ago (saw briefly before it flew off). first for me! @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/yMTCnFFRec
(https://twitter.com/Antisomniac/status/1526720131551854593?s=02)

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884

Note summer tanager of 86 species in GWC today

Mourning butterfly meadow

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported May 17, 2022 17:30 by Ryan McGrady
- 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/S110517455
- Comments: "Briefly seen in the meadow on lookout hill. Photo shortly"

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

106 species today including multiple warblers .hooded,cape may,wormeating,baybreasted among top birds, black billed cuckoo,forsters tern,Lincoln sparrow, ,broadwinged hawk, marsh wren,etc


There was a report of yellow bellied fly catcher by the zucker playground vale cashmere

eBird Checklist - 17 May 2022 - Prospect Park - 65 species (+1 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S110507687

Results of Bobbie's Brooklyn bird club Tuesday walk.

eBird Checklist - 17 May 2022 - Prospect Park - 63 species payne chkist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S110483616
Note worm eating warbler

Monday, May 16, 2022

Monday gems

Sporadic sightings in Prospect led to some good birds. From what I heard without looking at the checklist,here's a few.

A top bird now that mid may peaks for Empidonaxes was an Acadian fly catcher. First reported near Falkill Falls, it moved down slope the path towards Center drive. Here it was heard calling within the deep recesses of the woods.

In the Vale of Cashmere, a Yellow billed cuckoo showed up. But I think the more interesting bird in the Vale should be an Eastern Bluebird. A late appearance into deeper spring raises the possibility of a breeding bird?

Bay breasted Warblers are handsome birds ( and I love to find one) . Two reports came out with this species- one at Terrace Bridge and the other at Hammerhead southwest shore. 


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Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

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Ft Greene rarity

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) (1)
- Reported May 16, 2022 06:56 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/S110350019
- Comments: "Photos" 

Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking). BBP Redheaded WP photo

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 8:06 AM on Mon, May 16, 2022:
Magic Monday morning! Red-headed woodpecker @bbpnyc https://t.co/RdcT9Dczeh
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/1526172161936969728?s=03)

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Tweet from RobBate (@robsbirder) baybreasted warb

RobBate (@robsbirder) tweeted at 9:10 AM on Mon, May 16, 2022:
Bay-breasted Warbler byTerrace Bridge
(https://twitter.com/robsbirder/status/1526188273365921794?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) yb cuckoo

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:37 AM on Mon, May 16, 2022:
2nd hand report yellow billed cuckoo in Vale Cashmere this morn
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1526195034554523649?s=03)

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Todays quick hilights

The Prothonotary warbler- one of them- was refound at Lullwater between the cove and Terrace Bridge. Working its way thru, it traveled to the Peninsula north shore, about 200 feet so9uth of the pink concrete beach.


Over at Greenwood Cemetery, a lone Summer Tanager hit the mark at Oak leaf and Vista Avenues.

Birdathon Prospect Saturday

This is a brief summary of Prospect highlights yesterday with multiple teams reporting .

As mentioned in a previous post, it appears the bird of the day and Co-sharing the year are 3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS in a flyover. If the first ( after I check Ebird records monday) then this species joins another first two weeks ago the Black throated Gray Warbler. We're on a roll here!

On the topic with warblers,two darn good birds ( maybe three I say), Kentucky and Prothonotary warblers were found,the latter , two seen.Aforementioned earler,the Kentucky descended on Butterfly meadow's Western slope perimeter whereas the two Prothonataries were found at Lower pool and Lullwater cove respectively. A Hooded warbler adds more quality. Accenting the low numbers this years birdathon,"only" twenty warbler species makes the grade.

A Marsh wren continues at Lily Pool, now for a week stay there. At the same spot, Solitary Sandpaper is also a check off.

Some water birds to report for their quality. Forsters tern ,Yellow Crowned night Heron ,Gadwall and Wood Duck are some good finds.

Adding to these sightings, in and above the park, a Lincoln Sparrow and Monk Parakeets likely from Greenwood joined a flyover Bald Eagle.

Overall this year was a !ow count Birdathon. The top team recorded 111 species, with cumulative all teams finding 133 species. Prospects top. Number was 82 species earned by a young Birders team.

If you are interested in donating,please go to the Brooklyn bird club Facebook page. Or email them if not a Facebook subscriber. Its for conservation ,creating new habitat at Greenwood cemetery Valley Water.


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Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

--Robin Williams

Lunar eclipse

Tonight staring 1130 peaking deep red at midnight on...

Hope for clear skies!

Tweet from RobBate (@robsbirder) lullwater prothonotary

RobBate (@robsbirder) tweeted at 11:14 AM on Sun, May 15, 2022:
Prothonotary now between cove and Terrace Bridge in tree overlooking Lilly pads.
(https://twitter.com/robsbirder/status/1525857238631518208?s=03)

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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub). Birdathon best team count 111 species

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 9:11 AM on Sun, May 15, 2022:
It's official! Congrats to A Solitary beer, Yo!  on nabbing 111 species. Heydi Lopes and Josh Malbin combed the nooks and crannies of Brooklyn to turn in the  high species count for the day. Well done guys! #bkbigday support them at
  https://t.co/8cxqCN2kLo
(https://twitter.com/BklynBirdClub/status/1525826259674185728?s=03)

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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub). Awesome kids!

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 9:27 PM on Sat, May 14, 2022:
congrats to young birders: Hairy Woodpecker and the Deathly Swallows (Ben Abramowitz, Luca Inamoto-Martinez, Elias Markee-Ratner) on a slow day in PP where most of us struggled to get 70 sp, these sharp-eyed wizards-in-training spotted 82 species, great job guys!!!!   #bkbigday
(https://twitter.com/BklynBirdClub/status/1525649020353486849?s=03)

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