Wednesday, April 30, 2014

1st Sunday Walk Boathouse

From walks coordinator Michele

The best Sunday walk all year is this coming Sunday. The Warbler Migration is upon us. The weather this week is not really cooperating with the birds. Hopefully, the weekend will be better.

Prospect Park has had lots of yellow so far this season. Some of the sightings included: Pine, Praire, Yellow-rumped, Yellow and Prothonotary warblers.

Meet us at the Boathouse at 8 am on Sunday, May 4. Bring your own binoculars. Neal will be leading the group.

Have a great day!

Don't forget that Saturday, May 10 is International Migratory Bird Day.

fences in a special bird habitat along the peninsula. If you would like to donate, check out the link:

Brooklyn Bird Club Home Page.

Thursday May 1st Walk Prospect is a GO.

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

Roger Miller,songwriter singer

Despite low expectations for migration activity and this heavy deluge today (absolutely dreadful weather esp working in it) that would impact migration, I decided to go forth leading tomorrow's walk.

Fog is predicted from 8 am to 10, (7 likely some rain) maybe a possibility for a thunderstorm at 10. The positive ? Southern wind. If you are game,then I see you at Grand Army Plaza 7:15 am

We'll hope for the best,maybe we might get a surprise.

I have to end the walk by 10:10 for work.


Thursday's Prospect walk Update

Tomorrow, May 1st, I am subbing in for Tom Stephenson.  Mother Nature right now doesn't hoot for birds ;so stay tuned, end of day , maybe by 330 PM, I will see if the walk is a go or not based on latest weather reports from this huge soaker system. I rarely cancel walks unless it requires Noah's Ark.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014


-----Original Message-----
From: robsbate@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Tue, Apr 29, 2014 12:48 pm
Subject: LOWA

I had eight warblers today - missed on Prairre but had a Norther Parula.  I got good shots of Louisianna Waterthrush looking down from Esdale Bridge today.

Yellow is the color

Yellow was a welcome cheery sight under gloomy skies and a biting cold wind. Besides some yellow flowers--Wild Oats-- that bloomed in the Ravine, also of the color yellow, some birds ,one of which is rare for Prospect.

A few reports came from birders that benefited today's Brooklyn Bird Club Tuesday walk led by Bobbi Manian , a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON perched high in a tree overlooking the Lullwater. On the north side of Terrace Bridge, the rare heron was seen by Shane Blodgett, followed by a report of likely the same bird earlier by Cathy Sogg, ( telling Klemens who texted me), and then Rob Bate's tweet. I finally got down there on my lunch break, missing the bird until Rob showed me the heron.

But as I was looking for the heron, I did see a beautiful warbler, very bright and offering cheer on this drab day,a male YELLOW WARBLER. It appeared by the bald cypress trail adjacent to the pink beach along Breeze Hill, before it crossed over the path up to the slope. A few were seen today by others.

A deluge predicted tomorrow, rain supposedly torrential. Birding takes a holiday ?

From Bobbi Manian leading the BBC Tuesday walk

Hi Peter,

Rob must have had psychic insight into today's cold/wind/lack of birds when he asked me to sub for him this week!  Today was stark contrast to yesterday, but 5 hearty souls persevered for over 5 hours.  We lost a few on the way and gained a few along the way.  Big THANK YOU to Bob O'Neil and Bambi for lending extra layers to those of us who were unprepared.  Also thank you to Shane Blodgett for calling Bob to tell us about a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron that was being seen today in the park and waiting for us to backtrack from the Peninsula. 

Kathy, please let me know if i missed anything.  i wasn't keeping great track. too cold!


On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:03 PM, "" <> wrote:
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 29, 2014 7:14 AM - 12:29 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Robs Tues BBC spring migration walk. Bobbi subbing for Rob.  <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1
46 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  4
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  4
American Black Duck/Mallard  X
Blue-winged Teal  3    Continue. Lullwater.
Ruddy Duck  7
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Egret  2
Green Heron  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1 - Thanks to Shane for calling Bob to tell us about the bird and waiting for us to arrive
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo  2
Blue Jay  7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  12
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  1    Heard
Carolina Wren  1    Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Worm-eating Warbler  1 - seen by Rob B, while ditching his own walk!!!
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  25
Prairie Warbler  2
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  7
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  15
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Sparrow  X

Red Bellied Woodpecker and Kingfisher ( heard)

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

 Dear Peter, My Photo of Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. Seen by Carrie Sogg early morning at South side of Lake in phragmites  and recently found by Shane Blodgett high up in Tree 50 yards north of Terrace Bridge on the East side of Lullwater.


Wild Oats in Ravine

1 Yellow crwnd night heron south lullwater path bfore Terrace br.high bird. Yell warb also
Louisiana waterthrsh Ravine crk south side of rock arch br
@robsbate: Yellow crowned NH in tree just north of Terr bridge east side

Prospect AM


Keir Randall

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 29, 2014 6:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 3
Blue-winged Teal 3 Continuing on Lullwater
Common Loon 1 Flyover early
loon sp. 1 Flyover, possible Red-throated but very brief view of bird flying away.
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 High in Ravine above Little Rock bridge.
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 6
Fish Crow 1
Barn Swallow 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1 Ravine at Little Rock Arch bridge.
American Robin 60
Gray Catbird 2 Vale
Brown Thrasher 1 Singing just below Nethermead Arches.
European Starling 45
Ovenbird 1 Heard singing in the Vale
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Esdale Bridge and then perhaps the same individual below Nethermead Arches later. Interesting individual with slightly more dense chest streaking than I would expect for this species but very white supercilium with flare, unstreaked throat and bubblegum pink legs etc all seemed better for LOWA.
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1 Vale
Yellow Warbler 1 Lower Pool
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 22
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 17 Nellie's Lawn
Song Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at
Blue winged teal continue at Lullwater cove per klemens

Monday, April 28, 2014

Fwd: Blue-gray gnatcatchers defend nest

-----Original Message-----
From: oostern@
To: peter dorsch
Sent: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 7:02 pm
Subject: Blue-gray gnatcatchers defend nest

Hi Peter.
Kevin and I caught an awesome display Sunday in Prospect Park.


Fwd: Fw: Today's Birds

-----Original Message-----
From: tilevitzo@
To: Peter Dorosh
Cc: Sarah Tilevitz ; Chana
Sent: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 7:02 am
Subject: Fw: Today's Birds

Green-Wood this morning.  Bay-breasted warbler on Hillock Avenue, northern waterthrush by Sylvan Water, a couple of yellow-rumps, nothing else of particular note.  By far the best bird was this ball of fluff, perched at tree-top high above the Dell Water.

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 28, 2014

American Bittern above

-----Original Message-----
From: Rafael Guillermo Camp os-Ramírez
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Sent: 28-Apr-2014 18:17:16 +0000
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 28, 2014

Attached are some pxs from the rare AmBi.  Thanks for helping me to find this master of camouflage (and more THANKS to Bobbie Manian for finding it).  I left the park past 1:30 pm, with 8 sps of warblers seen, including the Worm-eating Warbler, but not PRWA.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Apr 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
OBSERVER: Rafael G Campos R

Protocol: Traveling
4.0 kilometer(s)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  4
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  6
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)  1    West shore of the lake, behind the Three Sisters Islands.  Multiple observers.  Photos Taken.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1    Lilly Pond, eating a large catfish.
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  X
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)  1    Seen first near the Music Pagoda, flew into some trees towards the other side of the bridge, and seconds later, out of sight.
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)  1    Ravine
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  3
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1    male, Ravine.
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2    1 near Three Sisters Islands, 1 Ravine
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  2
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1    Across from the Well House
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  16

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  11
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  8
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  12
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1    Singing, Vale.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Fwd: Am Bittern and Prothonotary

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Bate
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: 28-Apr-2014 18:03:09 +0000
Subject: Am Bittern and Prothonotary

Here are a couple of my Bittern photos and the Prothonotary shot.

Good couple of days for PP!

From BBC Facebook, "who is the fairest of them all" Prothonotary warbler at Upper Pool a day ago.
Awesome photo by Rob Bate​

American Bittern photos

From Klemens Gasser

Fwd: American Bittern

-----Original Message-----
To: prosbird
Sent: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 12:23 pm
Subject: American Bittern

Dear Peter, I uploaded 20 photos of our American Bittern to my flickr account:


What an impressive bird!





Klemens Gasser

(646) 286-8689




Fwd: Fwd: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2014-4-28

-----Original Message-----
From: joshuamalbin
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 1:37 pm

Was home sick today but got out of bed for the Bittern and ended up staying out all day. Other than that and the Prothonotary, my highlights were a Louisiana Waterthrush that popped up while I was watching the Prothonotary and a Least Flycatcher at the Maryland Monument. Also a late accipiter far overhead, probably a Sharp-shinned.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Joshua Malbin" <>
Date: Apr 28, 2014 5:20 PM
Subject: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2014-4-28
To: "Joshua Malbin" <>

Observer: joshuamalbin
2014-04-28 11:38
Prospect Park
Protocol: Traveling
2 Miles
340 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
    X    Canada Goose     
    X    Mute Swan     
    2    Wood Duck     
    X    Mallard     
    10    Ruddy Duck     
    1    Double-crested Cormorant     
    1    American Bittern    first reported by bobbi, seen by many. 
    1    Great Blue Heron     
    2    Great Egret     
    1    Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk    high overflight. characteristic accipiter shape but far too high to make judgments about size. presumably a sharp shinned. 
    5    Laughing Gull     
    2    Ring-billed Gull     
    4    Herring Gull     
    X    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)     
    12    Mourning Dove     
    14    Chimney Swift     
    1    Belted Kingfisher     
    4    Red-bellied Woodpecker     
    7    Downy Woodpecker     
    2    Hairy Woodpecker     
    4    Northern Flicker     
    1    Least Flycatcher    maryland monument. 
    3    Blue-headed Vireo     
    2    Warbling Vireo     
    X    Blue Jay     
    4    Northern Rough-winged Swallow     
    15    Tree Swallow     
    10    Barn Swallow     
    3    Tufted Titmouse     
    1    White-breasted Nuthatch     
    3    House Wren     
    6    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     
    1    Ruby-crowned Kinglet     
    2    Hermit Thrush     
    X    American Robin     
    X    European Starling     
    1    Louisiana Waterthrush    popped up while watching the PROWA, same spot. 
    3    Black-and-white Warbler     
    1    Prothonotary Warbler     
    2    Yellow Warbler     
    14    Palm Warbler     
    2    Pine Warbler     
    54    Yellow-rumped Warbler     
    1    Black-throated Green Warbler     
    1    Eastern Towhee     
    5    Song Sparrow     
    12    White-throated Sparrow     
    X    Northern Cardinal     
    X    Red-winged Blackbird     
    X    Common Grackle     
    3    Brown-headed Cowbird     
    4    American Goldfinch     
    X    House Sparrow       
This report was created and sent using BirdsEye BirdLog (
3 sisters isl American Bittern still present in phrags next to shore by willow tree.stand by blu graffiti tree,look left

Fwd: Prospect 4.28

-----Original Message-----
From: keirr@
To: peter dorosh
Sent: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 10:06 am
Subject: Prospect 4.28

Bittern pic and report from PP earlier today.

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 28, 2014 7:25 AM - 9:20 AM 
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s) 
Comments: Lullwater, Midwood and Pools only
43 species (+1 other taxa)

 Canada Goose 2 
Mute Swan 2
 Wood Duck 2
 Mallard 8
Blue-winged Teal 3 Continuing on Lullwater between Boathouse bridge and cove. Photos. 
Great Blue Heron 2 
Great Egret 1
 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 
shorebird sp. 1 Flyby of Peninsula Meadow tip, viewed from ice rink. Presumably a Spotted Sandpiper but only glimpsed.
Herring Gull 1
Mourning Dove 5 
Chimney Swift 4 
Belted Kingfisher 1
 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
 Downy Woodpecker 1
 Hairy Woodpecker 2 
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2 
Warbling Vireo 1 
Blue Jay 6 
Tree Swallow 5 
Barn Swallow 6
 Tufted Titmouse 2 
House Wren 2
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4 
Hermit Thrush 3 
American Robin 25 
European Starling 10 
Louisiana Waterthrush 2 Lullwater near Terrace Bridge and upstream from Ambergil Bridge. Both with sparse streaking, big white superciliums etc. Photos of one.
 Northern Waterthrush 7 An obvious upswing overnight.
 Black-and-white Warbler 7 Many singing, especially Ambergill and Lullwater 
American Redstart 1 A singing male with the massive Myrtle flock on south slope of Breeze HIll (opp pink beach) 
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 5 
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 70 Everywhere, especially along Lullwater. 
Prairie Warbler 1 Singing at Midwood horse trail near Center Drive
Eastern Towhee 1 
Savannah Sparrow 3 Lakeside at ice rink. 
Song Sparrow 2 
White-throated Sparrow 6 
Northern Cardinal 5 
Red-winged Blackbird 9 
Common Grackle 2 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
 American Goldfinch 3 
House Sparrow 4 

 View this checklist online at

Prothonotary Warbler tracking

Reported this morning in the Lulwater ,the stay over PROTHONOTARY WARBLER now has been reported by the Boulder Bridge,that spans the horse trail or in that Ravine vicinity by John Walsh and Dale Dancis

it appears the bird is settling or  favoring the Ambergill falls spot

per dennis and also Joshua

Looking at american bittern

Prothonotary now at Boulder Bridge in ravine per John Walsh Dale Dancis


Late April continues to bless Prospect with another rarity,this time an AMERICAN BITTERN.The birder of the day finding this rare heron was Bobbi Manian who spotted movement in the phragmites surrounding Three Sisters Islands' western island.The call went out for other birders who came upon the scene on the shore right of the cove.The bittern was perched up in the phragmites then.

A flash mob developed in the next hour or so according to sources, where the bittern was seen well, despite disappearing a few times deep in the phragmites.
The last report had the Bittern in its classic erect camouflage profile near the mute swan nest,according to friends.

You know pictures are coming so for now,the news is out for this quite wonderful discovery. Thanks to sharp eyes of Bobbi.

Three Sisters Island sits at the Lake's southern shore,about mid center.   Good luck to all and hopefully it sticks around all day.

Latest AMERICAN BITTERN @3 Sisters moved closer to swan nest in disguise profile phrags

Rob Jett digi scope Am Bittern photo

Sent from my MetroPCS 4G Android device
AMERICAN BITTERN perched on phrags on 3 Sisters islands western view from cove shore

Fwd:photo of Fisherman inside RESTRICTED AREA

Request to birders and readers..on April 27th, Note this intrusive law breaking fisherman one of 5 seen inside this restricted sensitive habitat area same time.

This encroachment is now an offense for NYC POLICE to comply ( Not any longer PEP). The intruders should get a ticket.

Call 911 from a distance. ( do not address these fishermen yourselves,let the police do it).  Its up to us to protect the habitats we love for birds and wildlife

Sent: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 5:41 am
Subject: Fisherman photo



something to ponder

i  like hockey..right now playoffs are in progress. The Anaheim Ducks won their series last night in quarterfinals. If somehow the Minnesota Wild win the next two games versus Colorado,maybe there is a dream matchup for hockey fans who are birders for the Stanley Cup finals?


Sunday, April 27, 2014

List of hilights

date = 2014/04/28
site = Prospect Park

observers = Me, Mary, multiple observers with some birds

Turkey Vulture f/o nethermead
Canada Goose 
Wood Duck 2 Lullwater cove, mix pair
Broad-winged Hawk Over Boathouse
Herring Gull 
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Chimney Swift 
Warbling Vireo reported on Peninsula, Dennis Hrehowsik among them
American Crow 
Blue Jay 
Barn Swallow 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 
Hermit Thrush Ravine
European Starling 
Worm-eating Warbler reported at Ambergill falls/Ravine, Jim Muchmore, few others
Prothonotary Warbler Binnen Falls, ;using the whole watercourse from Upper Pool to Lullwater cove
Palm Warbler 
Pine Warbler Lullwater cove
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Northern Cardinal 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Common Grackle 
House Sparrow 

Fwd: Prothonotary pictures

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Chung <>
To: prosbird <>
Sent: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 10:34 pm
Subject: Prothonotary pictures

Hi Peter,
    I was alerted to the Prothonotary's location in the late afternoon by a couple of birders.
These pictures were taken at the Ravine's Ambergill Falls at around 5:30pm.
I did not see the Worm eating warbler at that time.
Higher resolution pictures at :

Paul Chung

Fwd: today's birds

Taken by Orrin in Greenwood Cemetery

-----Original Message-----
From: tilevitzo
To: Peter Dorosh
Cc: Sarah Tilevitz ; Chana
Sent: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 7:44 am
Subject: today's birds

Fwd: GWC

-----Original Message-----
From: tilevitzo@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 7:17 am
Subject: GWC

Green-Wood Cemetery This Morning

Double-crested cormorant (1 in Sylvan Water, plus a flock(!) of maybe 20 overhead at Dell Water)
Canada goose
Red-tailed hawk
Hood warbler (Sylvan Water)
Pine warbler
Palm warbler
Black and white warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Blue-headed vireo
Blue-gray gnatcatcher (3)
Hermit thrush
Red-headed woodpecker (2)
Red-bellied woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Northern flicker (heard)
Black-capped chickadee (heard)
Tufted titmouse (heard)
Song sparrow
White-throated sparrow (1)
Chipping sparrow (heard, many)
Northern cardinal
Northern mockingbird
Barn swallow (many)
Northern rough-winged swallow (several)
House sparrow
Mourning dove
European starling
American robin

Fwd: Prospect Park today

-----Original Message-----
From: kathleentoomey@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 2:10 pm
Subject: Prospect Park today

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 27, 2014 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
44 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  5
Mallard  6
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  1
Ruddy Duck  13
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Green Heron  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1     On the Peninsula near the tip
gull sp.  1
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  6
Tufted Titmouse  2
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Black-and-white Warbler  1     Ravine
Prothonotary Warbler  1    Seen in the Lullwater and by the Upper Pool
Palm Warbler  9
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  34
Black-throated Green Warbler  1     Peninsula
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  10
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  X
House Sparrow  4


Juvenile Red tailed Hawk yesterday at Greenwood Cemetery .Sort of a loony bird that follwed us and at one point flew right between me and Mary Eyster ar Dellwater


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Prospect Park Prothonotary Warbler

A well traveled Prothonotary warbler is all over the place ( that I
doubt is two birds), following Prospect Park,s watercourse.
First reported early this morning at the Lull water Bridge, then an
hour later at the Upper Pool dog beach, finally I lucked in with
spectacular views at the Binnen Falls, near the boathouse. Last reports
at noon placed the bird behind the Music Pagoda by Binnen Creek, north
of the Boathouse. While watching the cooperative Prothonotary, a number
of us watched skyward an adult BROADWINGED HAWK soaring over the

other decent birds was the long staying WORMEATING WARBLER at Ravines
Amber gill Falls, Spotted Sandpiper on the Peninsula.

Meanwhile, I received an early report HOODED WARBLER continued at
Greenwood Cemetery's Sylvan Waters slope south. Also,the residenr Red
Headed Woodpecker at Battle Ave plot 109.

More details later tonight on my blog when I recover from information
overload. :-)

@deepseagangster: Prothonotary warb behind music pagoda. Spotted by Kevin Rowling
Rept came back mistaken id NOT Yellow crwnd night heron
Hi Peter this is Jim Muchmore. Not new but spotted the worm eating finally at the ravine by the stairs/waterfall
Broadwing hawk over boathouse
Prothontary warb binnen falls at bald cypress
Per Sandy p: hooded still at sylvan water greenwood
A prothonotary warbler upper pool found by Emily Goldstein

@railbabbler: Prothonotary showing well lullwater between boathouse bridge and west cove, refound by Adam W

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fwd: PP 4.26



Sent from my MetroPCS 4G Android device




------ Original Message ------
From: keir randall
Date: 4/26/2014 8:46 PM
To: peter dorosh;
Subject: PP 4.26


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 26, 2014 10:10 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Pools, Ravine, Lullwater and Peninsula only
45 species

Canada Goose 2
Mute Swan 3
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 3 Continuing on the Lullwater
Ruddy Duck X
Great Egret 2
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 1 Circling high over Nethermead and drifting east. Juvenile or second year bird?
<a href="" title="Bald Eagle, Prospect Park 4.26.14 by keir randall, on Flickr"><img src="" alt="Bald Eagle, Prospect Park 4.26.14" /></a>
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 25
European Starling X
Prothonotary Warbler 1 Presumably the same bird found earlier by Jim Muchmore at the Upper Pools, refound in the Lullwater. Sang occasionally. Flew across the water to just a few feet away from me on two occasions!
<a href="" title="Prothonotary Warbler, Prospect Park 4.26.14 by keir randall, on Flickr"><img src="" alt="Prothonotary Warbler, Prospect Park 4.26.14" /></a>
Common Yellowthroat 1 Upper Pool
Northern Parula 1
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 4
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 9
Eastern Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 12
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow X

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Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Apr 26, 2014



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------ Original Message ------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik
Date: 4/26/2014 7:52 PM
To: Peter Dorosh;
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Apr 26, 2014



After a long day of birding Kristin and I decided to unwind by, well, birding prospect water ways this evening :-) had the place to ourselves in nice sun shower. highlights included prothonotary warbler, blue wing teal flyover (2 male one female flying west over lake seen from southern shore near gazebo.) and 7 glossy ibis flyover spotted by Kristin (Flying east over lake seen from penna meadow shore.) an interesting little park list I thought.



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Date: April 26, 2014 at 7:44:59 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Apr 26, 2014

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 26, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose  5
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  7
Blue-winged Teal  3     Two male one female flying west over lake
Ruddy Duck  7
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  7     Flyover pp lake heading east spotted by kristin costello
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  1
Laughing Gull  12
Herring Gull (American)  X
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Blue Jay  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  25
European Starling  10
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  7
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
White-throated Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Grackle  5
House Sparrow  10

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Fwd: Hooded Warbler

-----Original Message-----
To: prosbird
Sent: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 2:53 pm
Subject: Hooded Warbler

Dear Peter, And one photo of Hooded Warbler.





Klemens Gasser

(646) 286-8689




A southern squall overnight, mix of old and new

The overnite squall brought in some new birds, most obvious the Prospect PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, and the target bird I had in mind HOODED WARBLER in Greenwood Cemetery. And in the cemetery both RED HEADED WOODPECKERS are in full glory,their red heads fully developed making my day and for others seeing the rare warblers a satisfying day.

The cemetery HOODED WARBLER fortunately for me stuck around , and a number of old friends saw the bird in cooperative manner. On the slope on the south side of Sylvan Waters, the HOODED WARBLER first appeared among Norway  saplings, behind the blossomed Saucer Magnolia Tree, then into the mature Yew Tree. It was a bright bird,easy to see and in full views.

In the cemetery as well, both RED HEADED WOODPECKERs continue their long stay : one at plot 109 at Battle Ave, the other by the intersection of Cypress and Grape Aves, along the Heliotrope path , before flying east along Cypress to a oak tree. The plot 109 bird was very well seen, in its favorite sycamore tree, then flying across the road to the lawn, then ascending to an oak.. awesome looks ,great bird...

But the highlight today was the new species , a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER found first at the back view of Upper Pool, the credit belonging to the founder Jim Muchmore. Various observers were present responding to twitter tweets... as reports came in thru the day , the bird was tracked to the following spots : Lull water by Terrace Bridge, Lull water by Rustic Arbor, and then this evening , Dennis H reported it across from the Peninsula Pink Beach (southern Lullwater), but acting very skittish and harder to see. North winds are in progress so its likely the rare warbler might stick around..hopefully.

BALD EAGLE was observed over the Nethermead mid afternoon by Kier.Also,worthy to mention,BANK SWALLOW at Sylvan Waters and I think the Lake.

See all the forwarded reports below for lists and photos. Not a lot of birds today,but that didn't dampen anybody's spirits seeing either HOODED or PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS.

Fwd: My photo of Prothonotary Rob Bate

-----Original Message-----
From: robsbate@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 11:29 am
Subject: My photo of Prothonotary

Fwd: Prothonotary photo Sandy Paci

-----Original Message-----
From: sandypaci@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10:12 am
Subject: Prothonotary photo

Hi Peter,    Here is an iPhone screen shot of the back of my camera. I got several very good   pics but won't be able to process them on the computer until Tuesday.     

Fwd: Fwd: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2014-4-26

-----Original Message-----
From: joshuamalbin@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 12:08 pm
Subject: Fwd: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2014-4-26

Mostly very slow today except for the PROWA. 8 species warblers including either 3 separate prairies or one highly mobile one and my foy black and white, parula, and yellowthroat, and kingbird.
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From: "Joshua Malbin"
Date: Apr 26, 2014 3:55 PM
Subject: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2014-4-26
To: "Joshua Malbin" <>

Observer: joshuamalbin
2014-04-26 09:05
Prospect Park
Protocol: Traveling
3 Miles
400 Minutes
Observers: 1
    X    Canada Goose     
    X    Mute Swan     
    2    Wood Duck     
    X    Mallard     
    13    Ruddy Duck     
    11    Double-crested Cormorant    flock of 9 flew over. 
    2    Great Blue Heron     
    4    Great Egret     
    1    Green Heron     
    1    Black-crowned Night-Heron     
    1    Osprey     
    1    Red-tailed Hawk     
    5    Laughing Gull     
    20    Herring Gull     
    X    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)     
    12    Mourning Dove     
    8    Chimney Swift     
    2    Belted Kingfisher     
    7    Red-bellied Woodpecker     
    8    Downy Woodpecker     
    5    Northern Flicker     
    1    Eastern Kingbird     
    X    Blue Jay     
    2    Fish Crow     
    2    Northern Rough-winged Swallow     
    4    Tree Swallow     
    9    Barn Swallow     
    1    Black-capped Chickadee     
    9    Tufted Titmouse     
    1    House Wren     
    5    Carolina Wren     
    7    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     
    2    Ruby-crowned Kinglet     
    2    Hermit Thrush     
    X    American Robin     
    X    European Starling     
    1    Black-and-white Warbler     
    1    Prothonotary Warbler    refound on lullwater. 
    1    Common Yellowthroat     
    1    Northern Parula     
    5    Palm Warbler     
    3    Pine Warbler     
    28    Yellow-rumped Warbler     
    3    Prairie Warbler    first in the woods behind upper pool, second over the stairs to nowhere, third over rustic arbor. 
    6    Chipping Sparrow     
    5    Song Sparrow     
    X    White-throated Sparrow     
    X    Northern Cardinal     
    X    Red-winged Blackbird     
    19    Common Grackle     
    1    Brown-headed Cowbird     
    3    American Goldfinch     
    X    House Sparrow       
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