Wednesday, February 28, 2024

eBird Checklist - 27 Feb 2024 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 1 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S163121609

Photos of yesterday's Sand hill Cranes in link chklist

eBird Checklist - 28 Feb 2024 - Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park - 12 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S163216675

Photos of today's SWAINSONS HAWK in chklist link

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Swainsons Hawk still reported at SIMS RECYCLING ,,see attached reports

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*** Species Summary:

- Swainson's Hawk (2 reports)

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Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2024 13:43 by leo wexler-mann
- Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6624882,-74.0090782&ll=40.6624882,-74.0090782
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163199163
- Comments: "continuing at sims recycling in tree down and to the left of the wind turbine. very tough to see with binoculars, but dark brown streaky chest, paler around the collar and dark projections down towards tail.
nice job Michael silber tracking this bird down again.
thanks to the folks here with scopes letting me take a peek."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2024 12:55 by Timothy Graves
- Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6624882,-74.0090782&ll=40.6624882,-74.0090782
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163198004
- Comments: "Hawk with dark back, creamy underside with dark streaks and dark breast band. Very long wings. Distant photos later."

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert Continuing prospect rarities



"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Rufous Hummingbird (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2024 08:39 by B F
- 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/S163187535
- Comments: "Continuing male, swimming in front of 3 Sisters, seen from across lake.  Dark green head, long red bill, black on back with white flanks and neck."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2024 08:39 by B F
- 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/S163187535
- Comments: "Kings County first continues.  Flew in and perched on a branch just above the feeder that was set up.  Rufous on flanks and in tail."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2024 10:05 by Roger Clark
- Well House Drive, New York, US (40.659, -73.966), Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.658504,-73.966087&ll=40.658504,-73.966087
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163189309
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen at feeder and immediate area at base of Breeze Hill.  Perching and active with great views. Pics added later."

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A hot Michael S: two megararities over Greenwood Cemetery

Michael S is on a fiery streak.

 A day ago Michael spots high up over the northwest section an interesting raptor. Following through studying his long distance photo and consulting with other experts it turn out the raptor was a SWAINSONS HAWK. This is the second year in a row he found such a bird. More to follow on this individual bird.

Then today at 1:10, Michael does it again. This time over the Hill of Graves he spotted 7 SANDHILL CRANES! Getting a timely  what app tweet out, Rob J rushes out to his fire escape in Park slope and spots the crane flock,skirting in low altitude along the edge of Prospect Park where a third report mentions the flock climbing higher in the Grand Army army Plaza area.

Getting back to the the SWAINSONS, it turns out as Michael presumed , this bird descended into the Sims Recycling plant in Sunset Park coastal area at 29th st and 2nd ave.its no doubt the same bird returning from last year.

Go figure. Congrats to Michael S for his incredible luck and good eyes.

Here's an Ebird from Jeff Gramm regarding SWAINSONS.

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Feb 27, 2024 15:08 by Jeff G
- Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6624882,-74.0090782&ll=40.6624882,-74.0090782
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163135420
- Comments: "Found two years in a row by MCHL!! Immature - but darker more uniform streaking on its front than last year's bird. It must be the same hawk right? Thanks to Ferino for the scope views. I did not have my camera with me but they got some digiscopes"

   

Fwd: Welcome to the New Jersey Birding & Wildlife Trails

This is outside of North Brooklyn but I wanted to pass this along if you are interested in traveling to the great birding state of Jersey..Highly informative !
 click on the link below.

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Subject: Welcome to the New Jersey Birding & Wildlife Trails
To: Peter Dorosh 


https://njaudubon.org/wp-content/wildlife/index.html

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   


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Monday, February 26, 2024

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Both Rufous Hummingbird and Common Mergansers continue today in Prospect Park.Refer to prev posts locations

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Feb 26, 2024 08:30 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/S162993277
- Comments: "cont"

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 26, 2024 08:30 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/S162993277
- Comments: "cont"

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Rufous Hummingbird (3 reports)
- Bald Eagle (1 report)
- Orange-crowned Warbler (1 report)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 25, 2024 10:45 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/S162943158
- Comments: "male and female"

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 25, 2024 14:58 by Doug Linse
- 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/S162941952
- Comments: "Saw it around the feeder, other birders were nearby and told us what we were looking at! I hear it got lost on its migration."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 25, 2024 14:30 by Monica Berger
- 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/S162946229
- Comments: "Base of path to Breeze Hill, continuing"

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 25, 2024 10:45 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/S162943158
- Comments: "continuing little sprite now feeding at the feeder. itty bitty green hummingbird with rufous sides and tail base. photos of tail base confirm that there hasn't been an old switcheroo."

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 25, 2024 10:45 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/S162943158
- Comments: "the spirit of rover lives on"

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata) (1)
- Reported Feb 25, 2024 14:30 by Monica Berger
- 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/S162946229
- Comments: "Lefrak roof, holly tree adjacent to steam vent"

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Post from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) BTPP Iceland gull today

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) posted at 2:46 PM on Sun, Feb 25, 2024:
Sub adult Iceland gull continues at Bush Terminal pier park.decayed pier north of concrete osprey pier
(https://x.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1761840225146307031?s=03)

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Saturday, February 24, 2024

eBird Checklist - 24 Feb 2024 - Bush Terminal Piers Park - 17 species (+1 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S162764122


Note photo Iceland gull and big (135) number lesser scaup


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Saturdays sightings

Prospect Park enjoyed a gorgeous day late morning with several good sightings. 

The Rufous Hummingbird continues its impressive run at the bottom of Breeze Hill . look for the feeder at the hairpin path turn where it's hanging out on that south slope.

Two Common Mergansers grace Prospect Lake ,a mixed pair. I was fortunate seeing the beautiful drake near Wes Island where I also was lucky seeing a drake Ring necked Duck and a wood duck pair ,both hopping up on the stone edge.

Bald eagle continue their flyovers,one seen today.

The Orange crowned Warbler also impresses with its very long stay at Lefrak Rink environs.

Pretty soon,stuff will come thru as March beckons, my having seen Ruby crowned kinglet at Well Drive picnic tables site.

On a side note,the Iceland Gull continues at Bush Terminal pier park today.


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Orange at the rink

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2024 09:21 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/S162779808
- Comments: "By Lefrak, continuing"


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

BBP LBBG end of arrival

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 23, 2024 16:17 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/S162692248
- Comments: "Wintering adult, arriving on the pilings at 4:33pm."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

eBird Checklist - 23 Feb 2024 - Prospect Park - 20 species Chan chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S162685518


Note now 2 Common mergansers

Mixed pair


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Friday, February 23, 2024

Prospect feeders


There may be 2 weeks tops left for the feeders as seed is diminishing ( 1 1/2 bags) after todays refill. The feeding season hasn't been great this past winter, hence the season will end a week earlier than usual.  No finches because the thistle sock that you see has been the same one since November!

An off very off year this winter.

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

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Paul Chklist Bush Terminal Pier Park

Iceland Gull continues

https://ebird.org/checklist/S162644462

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

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Wickman Prospect chklist

NOte Rufous Hummingbird , ring necked duck, common & hooded merganser,wood duck, swamp sparrow.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S162634028

THis is the time of the year ducks are returning, passing through, and early winter songbirds as well e.i. Brown Creeper, RC Kinglet...



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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Lesser BBG at BBP

 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)

- Reported Feb 22, 2024 16:34 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/S162601232
- Comments: "Perhaps the smoky-eyes adult often seen on the pier 1 pilings this winter."

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Rufous continues...

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2024 07:31 by Russ Comeau, SSAS Prez
- 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/S162529204
- Comments: "Continuing. Checked red feeder and did not stay around."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2024 08:11 by Forrest Wickman
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S162540356
- Comments: "Continuing around the hummingbird feeder between Breeze Hill and the lake, sometimes feeding at the honeysuckle across the path closer to the lake. Photos available."


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Iceland joins in at Bush terminal park.. a gull hotspot!

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2024 14:05 by MCHL ____
- 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/S162483140
- Comments: "Continuing. Image."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Beloved NYC bald eagle Rover, reported dead after vehicle collision - Gothamist

https://gothamist.com/news/beloved-nyc-bald-eagle-rover-reported-dead-after-vehicle-collision

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

eBird Checklist - 21 Feb 2024 - Prospect Park - 32 species Sime chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S162465039

Note Rufous photo and 14 wood ducks rept

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Continuing BHGU at Bush terminal pier park

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2024 08:18 by Jeff G
- 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/S162459682
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported by Richard Fleming and again recently by Josh M. Photos."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Continuing RUHU at south Breeze Hill hairpin path and slope

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2024 07:18 by Julian Elman
- 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/S162445101
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing near feeder"


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Charles Tang Rufous Hummingbird photo

 a gorgeous shot.  Bird still being seen at the usual site today .South Breeze Hill hairpin turn enroute Lefrak rink.





Monday, February 19, 2024

Multiple reports Prospect Rufous Hummingbird .one report below

Location bottom hairpin turn breeze Hill south path 

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2024 10:07 by Lauren Guerrero
- 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/S162240064
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Seen with a mob of excited birders. A lot of really great looks at this little beauty. She was even flying up to the crowd at times. She was mostly 20 yards to the left of the feeder in a perch. Then she would visit the feeder for only about 30 seconds at a time. But it was well worth the trip. A definite lifer for me!"

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

eBird Checklist - 19 Feb 2024 - Bush Terminal Piers Park - 16 species Payne chkkist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S162209873

Note bald Eagles

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

RUHU continues President Day

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2024 09:04 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/S162222170
- Comments: "Continuing in the usual area between Lefrak and Breeze Hill, all along the slope with the hummingbird feeder. Very cooperative today. Photos."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Fwd: Brooklyn Bird Club GBBC Walk Feb 18th



"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

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From: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 19, 2024, 1:17 PM
Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club GBBC Walk Feb 18th
To: <prosbird.bbctrip@blogger.com>, Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Leader Tina Alleva

Hi Peter,

We had about 10 participants on this frigid morning for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Due to the overnight freeze, which made some areas slippery, we opted for safety and stayed on the main roads and clear paths, which limited the areas we could access.
As people arrived, Angie Co spotted an adult Bald Eagle soaring over the lullwater, likely the same one frequently observed in the park. After about two hours, the cold prompted us to conclude a bit earlier than planned. However, as we were leaving, we received news that the Rufous Hummingbird had reappeared. A few of us that were left were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of it before departing.

Here is our checklist:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S162198699


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Tom Stephenson's bird song ID webinar tomorrow

https://www.labirders.org/webinars/studying_bird_songs.html?fbclid=IwAR0jz8fbwzUEdN5jS-Y7xqUWe6KEUfCznD7q566zQ8UDgBSEtWU6MRankL0

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Fw: rufous hummingbird photo

Taken by Caleb Crain today. Link attached

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

 

Camille Pissarro,19th c. artist, father of

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Caleb Crain <crain.caleb@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 10:45:56 PM EST
Subject: rufous hummingbird

Hi, Peter,

Great to cross paths with you this afternoon. Here's my best photo of Rufus:


yours,
Caleb

Sunday hilights summary

Sunday was a very good winter day. With chilly weather under bright sun, birding couldn't be better . Here were the hilights.

The mega RUFOUS Hummingbird continues its remarkable resilience. It's a survivor and a showboat. It continues to visit the sugar water feeder near the hairpin turn at Breeze Hills south slope. I was able to see it in the midafternoon with two Hummer visits at that feeder brightly lit by the setting sun. I couldn't along with other birders ask for a better close look.

Second hilight regards an Iceland Gull at Bush terminal pier park. Always beat in winter as a full spot, Bush pulled in a juvenile Iceland,seen on a pier north of the osprey platform.

Bald Eagles were seen flying over both Prospect and Greenwood Cemetery. On the latter, a good sighting over Valley Water wowed birders there. Two were at least seen above Prospect Lake.

Prospect feeders was better for me today than yesterday. At least I observed 8 Cardinals and the always delightful Carolina Wren picking at the suet.

Winter may not have many birds but good species abound.

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Bald eagle prospect Inc photo

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2024 08:23 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/S162023902
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Flew over the SE corner of the lake at 8:30. Not sure where it went but didn't see it after that. Adult. Photos

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Continuing ICGU at bush term park

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2024 10:34 by Tracey Chan
- 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/S162039686
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Pale grayish gull with light wingtips, dark eyes, small dark-tipped bill and pink legs. Slightly smaller than nearby HEGU. Photos."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Rufous Hummingbird has survived storm#2

Seen today by the sugared water feeder at base south slope Breeze Hill path hairpin turn.

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, Feb 18, 2024, 11:45 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2024 13:20 by Gabriel Kornbluh
- 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/S162017447
- Comments: "continuing, showed up after about a half hour at feeder, watching with 6-8 other birders - pics"

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