Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fwd: PP 5/30/15

-----Original Message-----
To: peter dorosh
Sent: Sat, May 30, 2015 6:11 pm
Subject: PP 5/30/15

hi Peter

There was probably two Mourning Warblers in the park today - I heard and saw Ed's bird at the Butterfly Meadow and then another was seen singing in the Midwood with Ed, Heydi and Rob J. Also, a Pied-billed Grebe at Three Sisters was unexpected at this date.


Saving Canada’s Boreal Forest -

@ecrowne: Male Mourning warbler now at top of switchback trail moving toward butterfly meadow

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 29, 2015

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Fri, May 29, 2015 1:23 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 29, 2015

Late mid morning walk around the Park.  The activity was kind of low.  But I saw at least 3 sps of warblers, 1 of them breeds in the Park (Yellow), the other 2, probably the last species around PP: Blackpoll & Redstart. Time to visit other places around NY State.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, US
May 29, 2015 10:15 AM - 12:40 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos
Protocol: Traveling
5.6 kilometer(s)
30 species

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  8
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  4
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  4
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  9
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  3
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  3
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  7
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  4
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  5
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  29
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  5
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  14
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  5
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  4    seen mostly in the Peninsula.

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  5
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  12
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  12

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

Fwd: GWC

-----Original Message-----
From: Orrin Tilevitz <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Fri, May 29, 2015 10:53 am
Subject: Fw: GWC

I heard 3 warbler species at Green-Wood this morning, American redstart, blackpoll, and common yellowthroat, and cedar waxwings were all over, some feeding on the ground.  But the highlight was a mother groundhog and three spring hatchlings.

Here is the bird list.

Monk parakeet
American robin
Cedar waxwing
Eastern kingbird
Northern mockingbird
Common grackle
House sparrow
Red-bellied woodpecker
Chipping sparrow
House wren
European starling
American redstart
Mournging dove
Eastern wood pewee
Brown-headed cowbird
Tufted titmouse
Common yellowthroat (heard)
Blackpoll warbler (heard))
Northern cardinal
Great egret
Canada goose
Warbling vireo
Baltimore oriole
Red-tailed hawk
Gray catbird
Mallard duck
Red-winged blackbird
Chimney swift

@ecrowne: Acadian FC on Lookout above lp 249

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fwd: BBC Walk Today

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Cc: Rob Bate
Sent: Thu, May 28, 2015 3:19 pm
Subject: BBC Walk Today

Hi Peter,

We had a small but brave group today, willing to walk many miles in search of the last of the migrants in PP.
The highlights were Indigo Bunting, nesting Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Green Heron and Barn Swallow; the feral rabbit from Monty Python's Holy Grail.....and we did get 4 species of warblers...including some interesting drab Blackpoll's...
Lots of singing Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos....and not a lot else!

Here are a few shots and the list.
Saturday on to the breeding birds of Doodletown and Sterling Forest.

Best regards,

Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Laughing Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher heard
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Fwd: BBG this morning

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Thu, May 28, 2015 12:43 pm
Subject: BBG this morning

Reasonably productive given the date and the limited migration.  I saw and heard American redstarts and a northern waterthrush, heard blackpolls and saw what probably was a female blackpoll, and heard the usual assortment of Baltimore orioles, eastern wood pewees, house wrens, warbling vireos, cardinals, robins, song sparrows, etc

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Yellow crowned nite heron harrassed by east kingbird. Sylvan water GWCEM per Orrin

@ecrowne: Acadian FC singing in Midwood near zoo

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fwd: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 26, 2015

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2015 12:20 pm
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 26, 2015

Peter. Super slow day in the park for migrants with only 4 warbler species one of which is a local breeder and the other three were females including the dreaded female Blackpoll Warbler, harbinger of no more spring.  It was a great group of 9 birders and we had fun.  It did feel more like a summer day as most of the activity was of breeding birds, including fledgling Robins and Starlings.

Tues. morning BBC walk
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  4
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  3
Ruddy Duck  2
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1     On her nest
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  7
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  13
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1     On her nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1     Heard
Eastern Kingbird  4
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  1     Heard
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  2     Heard
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  6
European Starling  13
Cedar Waxwing  3
American Redstart  3
Yellow Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  1     Heard
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  5
House Sparrow  5


Migration over ( I think)

A hot day and little to be seen.

Though while I wass at the Falkill Fall this afternoon doing some work , a few birds did appear seeking cool respite.I didnt have my bins but I was able to make out one GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, one RED EYE VIREO, Cardinals, maybe a Warbling vireo and a warbler to throw in, too far away to identify.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fwd: Bicknell's

Based on Dale Dyer's account below,there was highly likely two BICKNELL' S THRUSHES in Prospect: one in the Vale Rose garden woods ,the other back woods of Lily Pool.

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Mon, May 25, 2015 5:10 pm
Subject: Bicknell's

Hi Peter

Having missed my chances to get up to the Vale on Saturday or earlier to see the staked out and cooperative Bicknell's, I tried to go directly there Sunday morning. But walking through the woods between Lilly pond and Center Drive I heard a song which I believed to be a Bicknell's. No bird was in sight, but I played the Bicknell's song from the Sibley app and instantly there was a gray-cheeked type thrush in front of me, which moved too close for binoculars on a second playing. It did not sing for me.
When I got to the Vale I mentioned my experience to some other birders, who stated "Oh no, the bird was here - we photographed it". So - is it really all that unlikely that there were two Bicknell's in the park on Sunday? 


Sunday birding Andrew Baksh report ebird listserve

60 + species including Bicknell's Thrush Prospect Park Kings County
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Mira Furgoch and I birded Prospect Park yesterday with our target being the confiding Bicknell's Thrush.
We ended up observing and studying the cooperative Bicknell's with several other birders including Jane Simmons, Karen O'Hearn and Tom Stephenson.
Despite missing out on some of the Flycatchers--14 species of Warblers and 60 + species in total was made possible by the Intel sharing of birders like Alexandra Ratay, Micheal Yuan and Joshua Malbin.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

brief notes prospect

Reported today quality birds


Fwd: Bicknell's Thrush

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sun, May 24, 2015 11:21 am
Subject: Bicknell's Thrush

Hi Peter,

I wanted to report in on my experience with the Bicknell's today, and also give you a couple of photos to post, if you'd like.

Today I went in late AM and ran into Mira (Mira, please forward to Jane and Andrew if you think they'd be interested), Kathy, Andrew, Jane and Alexandra, who had all seen the bird.

We had a couple of fast sightings until it finally emerged and we watched it sing, confirming the ID.The Bicknell's shots attached are of the bird that sang.

We had heard about a bird with very white wing spots, and had seen a flash of that earlier before the bird really emerged. The bird we eventually confirmed had very small greater covert spots, but nothing bright.

Later in the AM (after the Blackburnian), I went back and found a Gray-cheeked Thrush also in the same area. This bird, with photos attached, is obviously different; the bill base is darker (the gape seems yellowish in one shot but the mandible is mostly dark), and it is missing the covert spots of the Bicknell's.

When this bird turned around, however, it had a very bright white loose feather in the covert area, which at one point stuck up, but looked mostly like a white line. It was only visible on the right side. The left was normal. Unfortunately I couldn't get a picture of it from this side.

There was also a singing and calling Swainson's Thrush in the same area: thrush alley as it were.

Anyway, hope this is of interest. It's great this bird has been willing to hang around for so long!

Best regards,

@SleepyBirder: Worm eeating warbler vale cashmere puddle

Bicknell's Thrush - Sibley Guides

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Olive Sided Flycatcher

Taken by Heidi Clevens today,Vale Cashmere bird

Fwd: Bicknell's Thrush

-----Original Message-----
To: prosbird
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2015 4:51 pm
Subject: Bicknell's Thrush

Hi Peter,
Here are three pictures of the Bicknell's Thrush that is visiting the Vale area of Prospect Park nowadays.

Fwd: 5.23 walk

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-------- Original message --------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Date:05/23/2015 7:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Subject: 5.23 walk


20 birders met at the pergola on an unseasonably cool morning for a flycatcher and thrush search and workshop to close out the spring migration series of walks. Highlights were Alder Flycatcher, 16 Warblers, Grey Cheeked and Bicknell's Thrush. The Cooperative Bicknell's sang several times and gave great views for all. 67 species total. Thanks for letting me lead this series it was truly a privilege. 

See everyone in the fall,


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
May 23, 2015 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
67 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  5
Wood Duck  3
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Alder Flycatcher  1     On penna identified by rreeBEEa song. Bird sang twice.
Willow Flycatcher  1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  5
Blue-headed Vireo  0
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  6
Red-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  2
Bicknell's Thrush  1     Continuing bird on slope between rose garden and vale. Bird sang between 4-6 times. seen singing at least twice.
Swainson's Thrush  5
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  35
Gray Catbird  12
European Starling  8
Cedar Waxwing  15
Ovenbird  3
Northern Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  10
Northern Parula  5
Magnolia Warbler  5
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  15
Black-throated Blue Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
Baltimore Oriole  12
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  15

Fwd: Mourning Warbler

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-----Original Message-----
From: Heidi Cleven <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2015 06:08 PM
Subject: Mourning Warbler


Here is a blurry photo of the bathing Mourning Warbler!


@JoshMalbinBirds: Lincoln's Sparrow north Midwood, dirt path branching toward Nellie's Lawn

Olive sided flycatcher vale. Dead tree by steps to rosegarden.per Heidi C.