Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Greenwood sylvan specialties

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Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Clay-colored Sparrow (2 reports)
- Blue Grosbeak (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 11:03 by Sara Stokes
- 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/S94745463
- Comments: "Continuing from this morning in same general area, the east slope across from Sylvan. Associating with Chipping Sparrows. Photos."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:20 by Michael Silber
- 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/S94745662
- Comments: "Brown cheek. White eye line. Gray nape. Associating with chipping sparrows."

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 11:03 by Sara Stokes
- 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/S94745463
- Comments: "One seemed to be frequenting the east slope of Sylvan near the stairs and cherry tree half way up. Calling loudly, sounded similar to a cardinal but louder. Second bird was at Dellwater frequenting the willow and flying back and forth across the water.  Photos of both birds."

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:20 by Michael Silber
- 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/S94745662
- Comments: "Large bill. Long tail. Brown grosbeak. Seen and heard near Sylvan Water."

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--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Birdcast

September 19th looking like a great day


https://birdcast.info/

Primary brooklyn bridge park birder Heather profiled ny-er

 Nice short profile of Heather Wolf in this week’s New Yorker


Birdlife
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/20/meet-merlin-the-bird-identifying-app

Wellhouse philly vireo

 Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)

- Reported Sep 16, 2021 07:25 by Ryan Goldberg
- 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/S94732262
- Comments: "Vireo with high-contrast face — steel blue-gray crown, pale supercilium, dark eyeline and lores — and yellow throat that was brightest in the center. Great looks by the Wellhouse."

Fwd: Thursday BBC Walk

Led by Tom S.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Subject: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, 


Hi Peter,
The rains held off and we had a pleasant, if not super birdy, day. That being said, we had 15 species of warblers including Wilson's, Palm, Blackpoll, a cooperative Philadelphia Vireo, Olive-sided Flycatcher and our new regular, Solitary Sandpiper, in the Rose-Garden "pool".

Thanks very much to Ryan for co-leading, as we had close to 40 people. (And let us know if I missed anything you had with your group.)
Here's the list. 

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Solitary Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow





--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Mass Bird Death Reported in New York City Amid Migration Season

GWC Sylvan Water Blue Grosbeak (juv)

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 07:26 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/S94730024
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile near Sylvan. Awful ID photo." 

Help the birds!



Habitat loss the primary impact for bird decline stems from not only destruction of forest,woods, etc but also introduce d exotic plant species that destroy insect food webs. Native plants evolved with insects over millennium their symbiotic relationships. It's twofold : loss of habitat and integrity.


An example in my local park, Asian originated Sycamore and Norway maples agressively take over displacing native seedlings and shade them out , which those native oaks,cherries die. Overcomperition is the factor.currently I'm in a project that this far removed over 4000 Norway maples spawn by 4 mature trees. You get the idea. Eventually I will plant shade tolerant oaks. Etc.

 From Facebook Pollinator s Friendly Yard 


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Cherry tree (Prunus ),oaks (Quercus)and Willow (Salix) trees host between 300-500 insect species

 ◾No exotic plant could ever achieve this. 

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A respectab!e 76 species

In Prospect today



--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

BBC Thursday Walk is on

 Tom Stephenson posted to Brooklyn bird club Facebook page his walk is a go between rainstorms.



GWC clay colored sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 11:32 by Peter Paul

- 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/S94702443
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Eleanor R., then re-found by Rob J. Or maybe he found a different one. Dunno. Small sparrow, unmarked lores, white malar - classier than a Chipping Sparrow." 

Philly vireos

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 07:44 by Roberta Manian 🐥

- 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/S94690684
- Comments: "Bright bird.  Dark cap/light supercilium.  Yellowest on throat"

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 11:20 by Michael Silber- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94699705
- Comments: "Seen by sylvan. Yellow belly vireo. Confirmed by Rob jett"

The Basics of Bird Migration: How, Why, and Where | All About Birds All About Birds

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A big Tuesday surge

It was one of those days I guess didn't reflect a big push of migrant birds. But there it was: evidence of numbers and birder reports from a few that a fallout commenced. One birding friend said prospect was still active into the afternoon. In parks across northern Brooklyn, it was Birdy everywhere.

For example  take the word of the Brooklyn bird club who had their weekly walk. Just a short distance from their starting point, "lamppost249" treated them well: a immature Summer Tanager with all green body with a vertical red stripe on its breast; black billed cuckoo ; and 15 species warblers just off the south slope of Lookout Hill. A standing party!
See Bobbi' s report in the previous post.

Prospect saw its first fall Connecticut Warbler ( finally). Greenwood wasn't going to claim solo rights. Courtesy of Richard Payne, he spotted the skulker along the phragmite edge across from the well house , or by the Ginkgo trees on the lake side of the Peninsula. ( Ridgewood Reservoir by the way also boasted a Connecticut today on the trail along the western impoundment)

Also on the Peninsula a Philadelphia Vireo showed up along the meadow edge. But Greenwood owns the win likely three Phillies, two together near the 20th /PPW Ave entrance. The third one was on Orchard Hill at Landscape Ave and Hillock path.

Smaller parks like Owls head park benefited from the surge as well, a birder there saying it was "very Birdy". Regardless where you were, I'm sure you saw birds,all in the home stretch songbird peak.

The day was so good, a friend mentioned :"  I stayed in one spot on the far end of the peninsula meadow for 2 hours!" 

There are many more species to mention. Look at the following checklists for details.

Prospect 95 species


Bklyn br park 47 species



PP 1st Connecticut warbler

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 09:18 by Richard Payne
- 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/S94651388
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Chunky warbler walking around in north side of lake in that corridor of reeds by the Wellhouse. Full eye ring, clear demarcation b/t drab head/breast and yellow belly, poor but diagnostic pics. *Rare." 

Chan PP Checklist Inc Worm eating warbler

BBC WALK Big Birdy Tuesday

Led by Bobbi Manian

Hi Peter,

good to see you on walk today!  as you saw, it was near fallout conditions, super birdy in most spots. gotta love those days when the birds to all the work for you.  Hope they stick around for Tom ;-)

b.

From: <do-not-reply@ebird.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 4:05 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 14, 2021
To: <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 14, 2021 7:20 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
65 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  3
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  22
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Herring Gull  2
Double-crested Cormorant  10
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  7     Conservative count.  All over the park. Many vocalizing
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Philadelphia Vireo  1     Bright adult dark crown and Lors. Bright yellow chest and throat. darkest in the throat
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  2
Gray Catbird  4
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Veery  3
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  22
Cedar Waxwing  8
House Sparrow  X
American Goldfinch  13
Song Sparrow  1
Ovenbird  3
Northern Waterthrush  3
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Tennessee Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  11
Cape May Warbler  2
Northern Parula  8
Magnolia Warbler  5
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Summer Tanager  1     Striking  imm tanager yellow with splotchy red vertically center of chest
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S94660589

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Greenwood on a roll!

Greenwood Cemetery continues on a really good roll with fantastic birds, all seen today.

There appears to be two Connecticut warblers. One was a continuing bird on Vernal Ave by Union Ave;there is a onion dome mauseleum at that location. A second Connecticut swung by at a weeping beech on Larch Ave by Beech ave.

 Near the Vernal ave Connecticut, a Clay- colored Sparrow surfaces.

Topping a warbler list, it's always good seeing a Yellow - breasted Chat. Bobbi Manian found this bird at the Glade path near central and sycamore Avenues.

Olive -sided Flycatcher continues in the cemetery. ( On a side note,also at Prospect Maryland Monument dead snag)

If you look up, you might've seen Black Vulture and Common Nighthawks( totaling 7) flyovers.

It's just too bad I have to work and miss these great boids. 😭

Overnight pelagic boat trip for birds

GWC Rarities clark checklist

 Note clay colored sparrow and Connecticut warbler


https://ebird.org/checklist/S94612003

Manian prospect checklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94597982

Note olive sided fc,YB cuckoo, RC kinglet


--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Fwd: First sat BBC walk

Led by Dennis 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 6:25 PM
Subject: First sat walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, 

Hey all,

Nice group perfect weather and a total of 61 species plus an empid. Highlights were yellow throated vireo eating a lantern fly, blackburnian, Canada, bay breasted warbler and olive sided flycatcher. Looking forward to next week.

D

Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.65679, -73.97029, Kings, New York, US
Sep 11, 2021 12:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
61 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  14
Mute Swan  8
Wood Duck  9
Mallard  21
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  12
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  9
American Coot  1
Laughing Gull  2
Herring Gull  1
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  2
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  2
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Empidonax sp.  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  4     Two seen at once near duck island two others heard along lakeside
Red-eyed Vireo  13
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Barn Swallow  2
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  32
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  2
Hermit Thrush  1     In a berry tree near West Island with robins
American Robin  5
Cedar Waxwing  5
House Sparrow  3
American Goldfinch  14
Song Sparrow  2
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  2
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  19
Northern Parula  12
Magnolia Warbler  6
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Canada Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S94577840

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

Saturday, September 11, 2021

GWC PHVI details

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2021 15:14 by Max Epstein

- 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/S94529447
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Michael S. earlier, flew out of crabapple tree off Vista ave where it was hanging out. Warbling-like vireo with yellow tinge on breast and belly, brightest on the throat, dark line through eye and lores, and whitish eyebrow contrasting with darker cap. Photos." 

Excellent Day in Greenwood Cemetery

 A most productive day in Greenwood Cemetery in supplementing the high warbler diversity ,rarities put on appearances for birders. With no Townsend's warbler to report, it was a great day for birding under clear blue skies.

85 species were reported including 23 warbler species, a spectacular fall number for the cemetery.

Personally I spotted a fall best 13 species warblers,thanks to help of my spotters Rob Jett and Adelia Harrison. My best I think were Mourning, Bay-breasted, Wilson's and Blackpoll in that highlighted order. The Mourning spotted by Adelia appeared feeding in white wood asters at the Bluffside path on Sylvan Water north slope; Bay-breasted and Wilson's at Crescent water crabapple trees. 

A gorgeous adult Bald Eagle flew over in circles above Crescent for nice views

Regarding rarities and uncommon birds,here's the list: Connecticut Warbler at Vernal Ave by Union; Philadelphia Vireo in a Vista Ave crabapple; Yellow breasted Chat at Dellwater; Broadwing Hawk over Cypress and vine aves; Olive sided flycatcher at Ocean Hill; perched Common Nighthawks, ; Yellow throated Vireo at a Holly Path bald cypress tree; and cuckoo.

Orioles, tanagers ,red breasted nuthatches, great crested flycatcher,wood pewee were some other stuff making it an enjoyable adventure at the cemetery.

Check the list ( click on the date for the observer Checklist)


https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884


Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) yesterday's photo red necked phalarope

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 4:15 PM on Fri, Sep 10, 2021:
Red-necked Phalarope near the peninsula at Prospect Park. Found by Eleanor R. https://t.co/g7PUPZraJt
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1436423003039019008?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) gwc mowa

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:14 AM on Sat, Sep 11, 2021:
Mourning warbler greenwood Bluffside path found by Adelia H. Active spots in places
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1436679492806877186?s=03)

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Friday, September 10, 2021

GWC

79 species today inc continuing Town sends warbler. In several locations by Pine Hill or Vinegar Ave near Forest ave.

Check Ebird Alerts


Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 12:50 by Roger Clark
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94464320
- Comments: "Continuing. Pics. Many observers present."


--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Day of the Phalarope

Eleanore Ray came up with a big bird for Prospect Park,the first seen since 2001. 

A RED NECKED PHALAROPE dominates birders mindset as they all converged on the south Lullwater. Swimming and pecking away at surface bugs, the rare bird was quite a tame creature ,so tame that a rental kayak with two kayakers glided so close yet the phalarope paid no mind. 

First seen around 11:15, it stuck around into late afternoon though on the move . An hour after its discovery it moves southeast towards the Peninsula point. As of 4:37 at the last tweet,it resided along the south shore of the Peninsula meadow ( by the giant Willow). 

A really terrific find and enjoyable bird to watch so close to birders on the Breeze Hill shoreline.

The rest of the park enjoyed a great day for birding. Philadelphia Vireo, Olive sided flycatcher and multiple warblers entertained birders in many spots. Lookout Hill Butterfly Meadow northwest was hit very early with warblers, along them a cooperative TENNESSEE WARBLER.

76 species in prospect. Check the link 

Prospect Red necked phalarope records

 Today's great find by Eleanor Ray is the 4th record for Prospect Park.

Here are the other dates

October 6th, 1945 preconversion, no observer

Fall 2001 ( unfortunately this record isn't in Ebird,likely lost during the office database conversion into Ebord. The bird I found was on a boulder at the Upper pool dog beach.The paper record is disposed)

Sept 12th 2007 Scott Whittle

Todays photo red necked phalarope

See max's checklist




--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Brooklyn, NY Hourly Weather | AccuWeather

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/brooklyn/11210/hourly-weather-forecast/334651 

Northwest wind still blows thru this evening. It's an opportunity to get out and watch birds Saturday!

GWC TOWA **

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 07:24 by Linda Ewing

- 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/S94451231
- Comments: "Continuing, found by Doug G yesterday. Distinguished from female BTG by broad, dark olive mask(appeared nearly black in some lights) and yellow extending from face/throat onto chest. Multiple good looks, mostly brief, w many other observers."
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Fwd: Friday's BBC Thursday Walk

Leader Tom Stephenson assisted by Ryan Goldberg

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2021, 1:50 PM
Subject: Friday's Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>, Angie Co <angela@studio-co.com>
Cc: Valerie Masten <valerie.masten@gmail.com>, <shishi47@gmail.com>, Tina Alleva <tinamariealleva@gmail.com>, Jeremy Nadel <jeremynadel@gmail.com>, Toby Kasper <tobykasper@gmail.com>, <annchou1218@gmail.com>, radka osickova <Radkadesign@yahoo.com>, Eleanor Ray <eleanorkray@gmail.com>, Enrico Leonardi <leonardi.enrico@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,
It was a beautiful day, with a smattering of birds around the park. The numbers were down from last week, but there were some really good species. We never made it to the lake or even out onto the peninsula, so the list is a bit shy this week. Here are some of the hightlights:

Thanks to Eleanor for spotting the Red-necked Phalarope; really a great bird for the park. We also had Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, at least 5 Bay-breasted Warblers, Wilson's, Tennessee (Valerie), Worm-eating Warblers; and more.

The lifer for me was a walk that included a 7-week old. So many lifers....

Here's the list to post. See everyone next week.

Best regards,
Tom

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mallard
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Red-necked Phalarope
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow