Sunday, August 31, 2014

This eve 730 ish,Dennis H reported 1st yr MOURNING WARBLER along southwest stairs of Lookout Hill,steps close to picnic tables

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fwd: Saturday Park Walk

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 1:33 pm
Subject: Saturday Park Walk

Hi, Peter.

After an unhurried tour of only about half the park, we recorded 47 species overall, including 14 warbler species (highlights: Tennessee, Blue-winged and Worm-eating).

Regards, Ed

eBirds NYC - bird sightings around NYC - Yahoo Groups

See chat reptYellow breasted Chat reported at Sylvan Water in Greenwood Cemetery.near joe borker

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Philadelphia vireo abve dirt track bet butter fly mead to uppr mead.elm grv to virg creeper tree base path

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 29, 2014

A good flight of birds following on the tail of the north wind bought out the birders.Though not epic, good birds and warbler sightings with some flycatchers made a day an enjoyable one in Prospect

The hi lights of the good morning were a sitting COMMON NIGHTHAWK in a tall cherry tree in the northern Lookout Hill section, BLACK BILLED CUCKOO,PHILADELPHIA VIREO, Hummingbirds, and at least 15 species warblers.Flycatchers include GREAT CRESTED,EASTERN WOOD PEWEE,OLIVE SIDED ( on Lookout hill,Dennis H,Mike Y,also Joshua ),LEAST and YELLOW BELLIED ( Dennis and Mike Yuan).

I had my best shot in free time available during a work day.Most impressionable was two RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS feeding on Cardinal Flowers in the Ambergill ,a treat watching a tandem of hummers chase each other and perching ,but more " illuminating" the gorgeous backlight hi lighting the very rapid wingbeats.

The following credits for the sightings: NIGHTHAWK spotted by Dennis Hrehowsik with Mike Yuan; BLACK BILLED Cuckoo spotted by Wada at Breeze Hill,PHILADELPHIA VIREO at Binnen Bridge by Chris Elliot.Joshua ( see his list prev post) seeing TENNESSEE & WORMEATING WARBLERS as well as RED BREASTED NUTHATCH.

It should continue decent birding tomorrow especially if winds shift a bit,halting migration for restful night in the park


My list

-----Original Message-----
To: prosbird
Sent: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 29, 2014

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY  Aug 29, 2014  Protocol: Incidental  42 species (+1 other taxa)    Canada Goose  27  Wood Duck  4     upper pool  Mallard  X  Red-tailed Hawk  1  Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X  Mourning Dove  X  Common Nighthawk  1     perched.Lookout Hill north  Chimney Swift  X  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4     2 feeding on Cardinal Flowers Ambergill  Downy Woodpecker  2  Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1  Eastern Wood-Pewee  2  Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  2  Least Flycatcher  2     distinctive eye ring, tal down, grayish overtones  Great Crested Flycatcher  1     Butterfly Meadow  White-eyed Vireo  2     Lookout Hill upper south slope  Warbling Vireo  1     Terrace Br  Red-eyed Vireo  3  Blue Jay  2  Black-capped Chickadee  1  House Wren  1  Veery  1  American Robin  X  Gray Catbird  X  European Starling  X  Cedar Waxwing  6     along Peninsula east shore  Ovenbird  2  Northern Waterthrush  1     Peninsula  Blue-winged Warbler  1     Butterfly Mead  Black-and-white Warbler  3  Common Yellowthroat  4  American Redstart  14  Northern Parula  1     Peninsula thumb, female  Magnolia Warbler  2  Chestnut-sided Warbler  2  Black-throated Blue Warbler  5  Scarlet Tanager  1     female, Terrace Br  Northern Cardinal  4  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2     Lookout Hill south, Binnen Pool , juv male  Common Grackle  3  Baltimore Oriole  2  American Goldfinch  5  House Sparrow  X    View this checklist online at    This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (  

Fwd: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2014-8-29

Good flight per Joshua

-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Malbin 
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:05 am
Subject: Fwd: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2014-8-29

Hi Peter. Good morning today. 15 warblers including Worm-eating and Tennessee, plus Olive-sided, Red-breasted Nuthatch, female Scarlet Tanager, and a perched Nighthawk found by Dennis.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Observer: joshuamalbin
> 2014-08-29 06:00
> Prospect Park
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 Miles
> 220 Minutes
> Observers: 2
> All birds reported? Yes
>     6    Mute Swan       
>     X    Mallard       
>     X    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)       
>     X    Mourning Dove       
>     1    Common Nighthawk    sleeping. dennis tweeted.   
>     5    Chimney Swift       
>     2    Ruby-throated Hummingbird   
>     3    Red-bellied Woodpecker       
>     2    Downy Woodpecker       
>     3    Northern Flicker       
>     2    Monk Parakeet       
>     1    Olive-sided Flycatcher       
>     2    Eastern Wood-Pewee       
>     1    Least Flycatcher       
>     1    Empidonax sp.       
>     1    Great Crested Flycatcher       
>     1    Eastern Kingbird       
>     3    Warbling Vireo       
>     11    Red-eyed Vireo       
>     X    Blue Jay 
>     1    Red-breasted Nuthatch       
>     1    White-breasted Nuthatch       
>     2    House Wren       
>     X    American Robin       
>     X    Gray Catbird       
>     X    European Starling       
>     X    Cedar Waxwing       
>     3    Ovenbird       
>     1    Worm-eating Warbler       
>     2    Northern Waterthrush       
>     1    Blue-winged Warbler       
>     4    Black-and-white Warbler       
>     1    Tennessee Warbler    path behind wellhouse.   
>     1    Nashville Warbler       
>     8    Common Yellowthroat       
>     29    American Redstart       
>     7    Magnolia Warbler       
>     3    Chestnut-sided Warbler       
>     2    Black-throated Blue Warbler   
>     3    Prairie Warbler       
>     2    Black-throated Green Warbler 
>     3    Canada Warbler       
>     1    White-throated Sparrow    midwood.   
>     1    Scarlet Tanager       
>     X    Northern Cardinal       
>     5    Baltimore Oriole       
>     X    American Goldfinch       
>     X    House Sparrow       

@deepseagangster: Perched nighthawk chip trail between butterfly and md steps.look for cherry tree with virginia creeper vine left of.mulch trail

@chebirds: Philadelphia Vireo from Binnen Bridge looking north towards Pagoda. Lost it around the corner.

Early observation Prospect

Better numbers of birds seen , only observed atop Lookout Hill meadows, compared to warmer previous days. A number of warblers were seen in the elm grove between the meadows,flycatchers evidently seen.

Only an hour to spare before checking in for work at 7, I made the most of it. Its early yet so birding should be better after the sunrise spell. Of the warblers I saw in the elm grove to Butterfly Meadow's pin oak at the northwest corner, my fall season first BLUE-WINGED WARBLER tops my personal list. There were CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, REDSTARTS, COMMON YELLOW THROAT , RED EYED VIREOS to add.Two EASTERN WOOD PEWEES in an upper Meadow snag , the flycatchers chasing each other was interesting. Wished I had more time but I cant show up at the office on a sick day  ;) ( though we get to leave by 130 for the holiday weekend. )

best of luck to birders today.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Common Nighthawk festival

In a good sign for tomorrow's birding, COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were on the move tonight as northwest winds prevailed.

7 friends joined me tonight at the southwest corner of the Nethermead and we were not disappointed. A total of 14 Nighthawks entertained us ,some  right over us in good views and as the sun set, reflective light  made the drab birds light up .At one point as the nighthawks chose the hunting fields over the Lullwater,8 birds congregated in a single flock, insects mad birds happy tonight.

Be certain- if you are off- to bird tomorrow for a migration event. Depends on how good it will be.I'm sure my phone will be buzzing.

8 Common Nighthawks now over southwest Nethermead
1st Common nighthawk ovet Nethermead

Fwd: GWC

From Orrin

Note FOS Red breasted Nuthatch

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 12:41 pm
Subject: GWC

Green-Wood Cemetery this morning

Brown-headed catbird
Mourning dove
Monk parakeet
Blue jay
American robin
European starling
Ovenbird (a few)
Northern cardinal
House sparrow
Common yellothroat
American redstart (males and females)
Downy woodpecker
Yellow warbler
Black and white warbler
Red-breasted nuthatch
Red-bellied woodpecker
Eastern kingbird
Magnolia warbler
Gray catbird
Solitary Sandpiper atop plastic covering phragmites west cove by West Island.pools of freshwater

Results of first Fall walk Thursday series

Leader : Tom Stephenson

Hi Peter,

Hope you're having a great summer.
We had exceptional weather and a great group of maybe around 35-40 people including an attendee from Germany, San Diego, Denver, Syria, and even the Bronx.

We were also honored to have in the group Susan Bonfield, Director of Environment for the Americas, the organization that runs the International Migratory Bird Day.

It was fairly quiet, but we still had some good birds including 15 species of warblers.
Highlights were Prairie, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, good looks at Worm-eating thanks to Janet S's very sharp eyes, several Canada Warblers, a fly-by calling Red-shouldered Hawk, and more.

Here's the list. Let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler horse trail near cemetery
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler  horse trail near cemetery; chip call only heard
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Wind is now...

From Accuweather, the wind  is now NORTHWEST into the evening

( might be a hot old time with the Nighthawks)

Intend to bring my chair and sit in the Nethermead lawn triangle this evening...


Fwd: prospect 8/28

from Mike Yuan:

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Yuan 
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 10:16 am
Subject: prospect 8/28

Hi Peter-
List from Lookout and the Quaker Cemetery this morning.  The changing winds brought...redstarts mostly.  Had a nice Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher with Dennis H near the MD monument. 
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 28, 2014 6:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
32 species (+1 other taxa)

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
Mourning Dove 9
Chimney Swift 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Singing
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Feeding around a pine near Md monument. Yellow underparts. Distinct complete white eyering. Lower mandible yellow from base to tip.
Empidonax sp. 2 One LEFL type, large rounded head and complete solid eyering.
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Robin 35
Gray Catbird 6
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 25
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 12
Magnolia Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Orchard Oriole 1 Female type. Yellow-green all over, including belly. White wing bars. Fed at eye level on berries.
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 3

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fwd: Nighthawks over Nethermead

From Sean

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Zimmer 
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 7:28 pm
Subject: Nighthawks over Nethermead

Hi Peter,

4 Common Nighthawks over the Nethermead this evening.


wind predictions ( friday is good )

There is mentioned on Accuweather a west wind in the early evening hours tonight becoming south/southeast. So its anybody's guess tomorrow's bird numbers will be. Maybe some birds will try their luck and come thru anyway. But my guess the same today.

But then Thursday the winds shift full its looking like Friday prospectively is the good day for bird numbers ..

last note: late Thursday afternoon into evening might be productive  if north wind prevails then..nighthawks might take off in decent numbers among late day short migrants

Its all  timing.. you know the saying : ( especially for anyone off Friday )  " Thank God its Friday"


Giant Swallowtail Prospect

Butterfly alert: Giant Swallowtail along asphalt road adj Ricks Place.first i've seen here.1:05 pm

update  two reported in the last ten years per Steve Nanz

History note

Today is the the Battle of Brooklyn (238th)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heads up,good wind

A cold front (north wind) is supposed to pass thru tomorrow evening.This means Thursday should be better  for birds compared to the last week. More tomorrow eve.


Prospect brief

A warm summery day hilighted by perched COMMON RAVENS in the Midwood (RBate) ended with partially shared named  species COMMON NIGHTHAWKS reported over Prospect north end  in the evening (Jett) ,five total after Mike Yuan's two over the Nethermead.Its about that time for the next two weeks ,so get thee out there in the early eve an hour at least before dusk.North winds might boost numbers.

My sightings early morning included two INDIGO BUNTINGS in early molt in Butterfly Meadow,one a female type ; most action occurred at Three Sisters Islands, a YELLOW WARBLER fest with at least 6 birds along with two WARBLING VIREOS.

Warm day tomorrow might be slow action.

Tweet from Rob Jett (@thecitybirder)

Rob Jett (@thecitybirder) tweeted at 7:39pm - 26 Aug 14:

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Rob Jett (@thecitybirder) tweeted at 7:34pm - 26 Aug 14:

Common Nighthawks over north end of the Long Meadow in Prospect Park, seen from my roof (

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Fwd: BBG

BB Garden
-----Original Message-----
From: Orrin Tilevitz
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:58 am
Subject: Fw: BBG

BBG this morning: nothing besides house sparrows until I got into the native plant garden, where there was this cooperative northern waterthrush (in a tree, yet), one or two hummingbirds, and a red-eyed vireo, all in the same area.


@robsbate: 2 Ravens Payne hill flying to Midwood or farther
Indigo Buntings Butterfly Meadow

Monday, August 25, 2014

HOODED WARBLER/Nighthawk Prospect

A HOODED WARBLER male continued into the late afternoon , early eve , the bird found by Gus Keri late morning in the southwest fence area of the Quaker Cemetery.. I didn't hold out much hope in the late afternoon but chanced it finding this good warbler.

Viewing from the mulch trail just west of the cemetery main gate, I uttered a quick "phish", and it worked. The handsome Hooded  appeared to my right , upon a dead large timber. For the next 15 minutes, working along the cemetery fence towards me, sometimes perched in the fence, it ended up in a pokeweed stand.

Back later again with Bob O'Neill, I saw the bird again but it offered a quick flash as it went back the other way and inside abit the cemetery. A nice bird to see, my real intent to finding this bird and whatever.  Up on Lookout Hill, quiet and expected on a warm day, CHIMNEY SWIFTS overhead in in good numbers. But surprise as I spotted a COMMON NIGHTHAWK along the south slope, a flyover heading Southwest/west.

There was a an assortment of warblers. Gus reported some nice ones, see his report in a previous post. I found besides the Hooded, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in the same spot.James Merwin reported BLUE-WINGED WARBLER across the Center Drive. See his note before.

There is  according to Accuweather a quick north/northeast wind before it turns south late into the night. But whatever, go birding if you have the time, though early if you can.


-----Original Message-----
From: James Merwin <>
To: Peter <>; merwin.james <>; <>
Sent: 25-Aug-2014 19:09:44 +0000
Subject: BWWA

Peter, Blue Winged Warbler: base of mulch trail going up Lookout Hill, by Maryland Monument, 4th-5th wooden "step" from bottom of of trail, at 18:30. Responded to pishing, coming to top of dense vegetation.  Jim Merwin

Common nighthawk flyover Butterfly Meadow south slope

Fwd: Hooded Warbler



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------ Original Message ------
From: Gus Keri
Date: 8/25/2014 1:38 PM
Subject: Hooded Warbler


Hi Peter,
It was a good birding day today.
the highlight was the Hooded Warbler which was near the Quaker's cemetery at the junction of West and Center drives. It stayed in that area for almost 30 minutes, initially near the big fallen tree and then it made its way eastward, toward the entrance of the cemetery. Also, I saw Nashville Warbler and Ovenbird in the same area. At the Rick's place in Midwood, I saw a Blue-Wing Warbler near the steps below Rick's place and a Worm-Eating Warbler at the horse path. Also noted Chestnut-Sided Warbler in three different places (lookout hill, Quaker's cemetery and the Midwood)
Hooded warbler male still present.along quaker cemtery SW fence bet main gate n trail west..latter best view
Gus keri reported Hooded warbler 53 mins ago Quaker Cemetery @ woods basin west/Center drive junc

today at Sylvan Water GWcemetery

From Orrin

-----Original Message-----
From: tilevitzo@
To: prosbird
Sent: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 7:19 am
Subject: Re: Re: Fw: warbler today at Sylvan Water

So here's my list for today at GWC.  Five warbler species: black and white, redstart, blue-winged, yellow and magnolia

Baltimore oriole (3 at Crescent Water)
Monk parakeet
American robin
Chimney swift
Canada goose
Great egret
Great blue heron
Red-bellied woodpeker
Yellow warbler
Blue-winged warbler
House finch
Northern cardinal
Gray catbird
Spotted sandpiper (2)
Mallard duck
Mourning dove
Common grackle
Eastern kingbird
House sparrow
American redstart
Magnolia warbler
Chipping sparrow

Also, unidentified falcon

Fwd: PP Aug25

Click on link

From Keir

-----Original Message-----
To: peter dorosh
Sent: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 6:05 am
Subject: PP Aug25

Best activity was on Lookout. See also NIghthawk flyover.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS seen this eve above Nethermead in Prospect,observed by Dennis Hrehowsik in brief time

Fwd: Rv: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Aug 24, 2014

From Rafael

-----Original Message-----
From: ticornis@
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Sent: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 7:49 am
Subject: Rv: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Aug 24, 2014

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Aug 24, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  28
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  4
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  3
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  2
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  2
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  6
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  1
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  17
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  8
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  5
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  13
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  7
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

greenwood cemetery

@deepseagangster: Bobbi and Kristin have blue grosbeak gwc cypress and vine avenues (closest to. Ft hamilton parkway weekend entrance)

also Solitary Sandpiper at Dellwater

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fwd: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 23, 2014

From Torin

-----Original Message-----
From: twaters72@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:32 am
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 23, 2014

Hi Peter,

Here's my checklist for today. Take care. -Torin

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 23, 2014
To: twaters72@

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 23, 2014 7:09 AM - 12:34 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
44 species

Canada Goose  2
Mute Swan  6
Wood Duck  6     Upper Pool
Mallard  25
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Green Heron  2     Lullwater
Red-tailed Hawk  1     Boathouse
Laughing Gull  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  15
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1     Heard only; Nethermead Arches
Willow Flycatcher  1     Maryland Monument
Eastern Kingbird  3
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
Barn Swallow  30
Black-capped Chickadee  1     Nethermead Arches
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1     Lookout Hill
American Robin  75
Gray Catbird  25
European Starling  50
Cedar Waxwing  10
Worm-eating Warbler  1     Ambergill
Northern Waterthrush  2     Lullwater
Blue-winged Warbler  2     1 at Nethermead Arches; 1 at Maryland Monument
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  2     1 at Maryland Monument; 1 at Ambergill
American Redstart  20
Blackburnian Warbler  2     1 at Lookout HIll; 1 at Nethermead Arches
Yellow Warbler  6
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Prairie Warbler  2     1 at Lullwater Overlook; 1 near Paper Mulberry on Lookout Hill; another seen a few hours later at Maryland Monument may have been a 3rd, but looked similar to the first Lookout Hill bird.
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  15
Common Grackle  8
Orchard Oriole  2     Paper Mulberry tree; female-type, small size, diffusely yellow
Baltimore Oriole  7
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  75

View this checklist online at

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Fwd: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 23, 2014

From Joshua

-----Original Message-----
From: joshuamalbin@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 9:41 am
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 23, 2014

This morning's list. 9 species of warblers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 23, 2014

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 23, 2014 6:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.3
47 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Mallard  X
Great Egret  5
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  5
Ring-billed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2     heard calling back and forth. not seen.
White-eyed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  X
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  X
Northern Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  5
American Redstart  12
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Prairie Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  X
Common Grackle  3
Orchard Oriole  5
Baltimore Oriole  5
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X

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Prospect on east wind

In my first weekend venture into the park in many weeks, a simple casual stroll to look for some birds despite an east wind. Not much for expectations but anything worth it spending time just at Lookout Hill.

Thanks to Torin Waters, finding a CHESTNUT SIDED WARBLER with a BLACKBURNIAN helps make the morning. Later a report of PRAIRIE WARBLER in the paper mulberry tree above the Maryland Monument steps was reported along with ORCHARD ORIOLES.I got the latter with Gus Keri and Patty O'Kane.Also seen were BALTIMORE ORIOLES. I had a flash glimpse of a shorebird flyover very low at that spot but my guess was likely Solitary Sandpiper.

For me,Patty and Gus, it was the soaring REDTAILED HAWK being harassed by a pair of AMERICAN KESTRELS over the summit that delighted us. Later we also saw a soaring OSPREY,a prelude towards fall hawk migration.Earlier at Butterfly Meadow,AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES were active; I saw a GNATCATCHER being harassed by a Hummingbird at one of the low branches of the Pin Oak.

A list later after some Saturday errands.

Observers met: Joshua,Rachel,Torin,Patty,Gus

Friday, August 22, 2014


From Linda Ewing

Hi, Peter! As I mentioned when I saw you this morning, I had good luck with 
water thrushes (northern, I presume, but I don't pretend to be able to tell them 
apart): 6 sightings of at least 3 birds . . . in the Vale, by the south side of 
the Lake (across from 3 sisters), and repeatedly in the Lullwater (probably 
multiple birds but not sure). 

Highlight was a male indigo bunting - molting  but with lots  of blue visible - 
by the butterfly meadow.  Also on Lookout were both northern and orchard 

Other than that: lots and lots of black and white warblers, yellow warblers and 
hummingbirds. Also saw at least two spotted sandpipers working the south shore 
of the lake.


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Eni Falci and Michele Dreger also reported several waterthrushes as well possibly a Louisiana at Ricks Place.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Aug 20, 2014

-----Original Message-----
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Sent: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:20 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Aug 20, 2014

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Aug 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 kilometer(s)
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  2
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  10
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  9
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  1    Lookout Hill.
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  6
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  11
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  10
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  6
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  3
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  1    Vale.
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)  3    2 near Rick's Place; 1 along the fence/hose path Quaker Hill.
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  4
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  1    Diagnostic whitish eyebrow, green-olive overall: Lookout Hill.
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  8
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  5
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)  2

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  10
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  6
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  9
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  7
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

Bring back the Monarch!

Very rare Indian Pipe

Seen today in Prospect Park, near the Long Meadow


Tweet from will pollard (@billmiky)

will pollard (@billmiky) tweeted at 11:49am - 20 Aug 14:

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park today

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 5:17 pm
Subject: Prospect Park today

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 18, 2014 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Mute Swan  4
Wood Duck  12
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Empidonax sp.  2
Eastern Phoebe  1     Heard
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
Barn Swallow  16
Black-capped Chickadee  1     Heard
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  1     Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  6
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  6
Cedar Waxwing  10
Ovenbird  3
Worm-eating Warbler  1     Midwood
Northern Waterthrush  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1     Midwood
Black-and-white Warbler  7
American Redstart  7
Yellow Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  6
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  8
House Sparrow  X