Monday, October 21, 2019

Ruddy returns

Sitting on the bench by Prospect lake western shore, I obviously see the return of the Ruddy Duck. Their numbers over twenty birds in the setting Sun glow matches the northern shovelers flock.

Spread out and in some areas clustered, the Ruddy Duck have totally lost their renown complexion. The same can't be said for the shovelers which are in breeding plumage as the drakes will court the hens over the winter spell. Off to the south are a pair of Wood ducks,the Drake obviously better more outstanding plumaged birds. The bland Mallards are in outlying places. A pair of Double crested Cormorants and a sizable number of Canada Geese fill out the rest of the waterfowl population.

Whether you are ready or not,winter is coming, with icons represented by the duck.

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Note late Chestnut sided warbler and continuing blue Grosbeak

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*** Species Summary:

- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)
- Blue Grosbeak (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:25 by Jane Smith
- 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/view/checklist/S60823495
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "I'll post a pic"

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:30 by E R
- 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/view/checklist/S60823186
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing at Dell Water, seen alongside flock of cowbirds"

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GWC BROADWINGED Hawk ( late)

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2019 12:49 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/view/checklist/S60725710
- Media: 1 Photo

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fwd: Brooklyn Bridge Park Bird Walks list: "Bird List from Today"



And just like that, summer collapsed into fall
                                           ---Oscar Wilde



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Subject: Brooklyn Bridge Park Bird Walks list: "Bird List from Today"


Meetup
Heather Wolf (Organizer) sent a message to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Bird Walks mailing list
Bird List from Today

Thanks to all who joined the bird walk today! Great spotting!
Our list of 25 species is below.

Highlights included close views of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, an Ovenbird, and a Northern Flicker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker both foraging on sumac fruit a foot away from each other!

See you next time,

~Heather
brooklynbridgebirds.com

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BIRD LIST
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019
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Canada Goose
Mallard
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Cooper's Hawk/Sharp-shinned Hawk (likely Cooper's)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Golden-crowned Kinglet (heard)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
European Starling
Northern Mockingbird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
House Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Common Grackle
Ovenbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal

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GWC GRASSHOPPER SPARROW



Taken by Ryan Candee,click on "checklist"

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2019 14:00 by Ryan Candee
- 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/view/checklist/S60784676
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Bob O'Neill in tall grass, eventually flew into nearby tree where clear eye ring, orange yellow stripe in front of eye, and flat head shape came into clear view."

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

It's a grasshopper

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Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Grasshopper Sparrow (1 report)

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Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2019 15:30 by karen o'hearn
- 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/view/checklist/S60756835
- Comments: "spotted by Rob's BBC walk. photos obtained by many.  buffy-chested sparrow with bright, white eyering and lacy patterned back"

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Saturday's Grasshopper

Greenwood Cemetery got today's highlight bird,actually two good birds with one rare find near the Civic Virtue statue.And then there are those late birds that makes things interesting around this time.

The top bird is GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. This ammodramus species-- always a prized find --was found by Rob Jetts entourage about 330 near Civic Virtue after a morning leading the BBC to Floyd Bennett. In the same vincinity,a young DICKCISSEL was reported by Joshua earlier. Lastly also in Greenwood,the continuing female or juvenile BLUE GROSBEAK hangs out at Dellwater.

Meanwhile over at Prospect,interesting sightings makes October fun. Two Black Vultures drifted over Grand Army Plaza ,resighted at the Nethermead meadow airspace shortly after. Add in yellowish Tanager ( and also in GWC)  in the Sparrowbowl & a late American Redstart for good birds.

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert GWC blue grosbeak


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- Blue Grosbeak (1 report)

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Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:50 by karen o'hearn
- 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/view/checklist/S60743058
- Comments: "at Dell Water.  juvenile (or female?)  spotted by bobbi yesterday.  pics"

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) GWC blue grosbeak

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:48 PM on Sat, Oct 19, 2019:
Blue Grosbeak still hanging around Dell Water, high in willow tree
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1185598534093025281?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Day of the Chippie

A chippy gusty wind bought in an influx of one species sparrow: Chipping Sparrow. It's at least a start with numbers. Now if we only encourage the rest of those usual sparrows to follow suit.

Will Pollard in the Sparrowbowl mentioned to me that he saw at least a hundred Chippies at the ballfields. In the afternoon as I worked the Sparrowbowl I spooked at least 25 of these birds .their skittishness allowing me to observe them in the fence as the grass along the fence edge was deep. But the grasses there offered plenty of food and cover. After work I wandered over to the ballfields now plagued by track runners and still some Chippies flushed up to the dugout fence of field 2.

Earlier with Will, a late Scarlet Tanager was spotted by Will that I couldn't locate thanks to the harsh glare.

A big wind today but hopes abound with maybe more birds tomorrow.

Fwd: Thursday bonus PP Walk

LAST FALL BBC THURSDAY WALK. Thanks to Tom and backup staff for leading...

---------- Forwarded message ---------
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Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:06 PM
Subject: Thursday bonus PP Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>


Hi Peter,
I'd like to say we were blown away by the birds in the park today....but.....we were just blown away....I also saw several small dogs flying through the air, which was a highlight.

That being said, it was a very nice, brisk, fall day, with a few good birds including several Golden-crowned Kinglets, lots of Yellow-rumps, a wigeon, a few Ruddy Duck and more. We ended up with 7 warbler sp, as well as a few sparrow sp including Field and quite a few Chipping Sparrows.

Here's the list.
Back in the Spring...

Best regards,
Tom


Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. 
                                 --John Muir

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Where are the Prospect sparrows?

I spent a little time birding prospect mid morning with intention of finding sparrows.  For this middle October date, we should be peaked with them. Unfortunately I found only one spot with a decent number.

The Prospect ballfields field 2 third base line offered the best for today. The fence along the dugout shield the birds as they feed within the grass blades. Several Savannah Sparrows fed along with about 8 Chipping s. That was about it. Later with Rafael Campos we found nearly 12 Chippings at field 6.

The best hilight regards the Wood Duck. Looking thru a now open understory clearing from the Long Meadow fence at Lower Pool,I counted 18 of this species in the left corner. The Drake's are looking finely plumaged.

The tweet hilight for today was sent by Kathy Toomey over at Greenwood cemetery. The hillside grassland near the chapel or by a path there saw an AMERICAN WOODCOCK.

A puzzling month for sparrows though have us hoping for a month end flourish.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PP wood ducks

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:21 AM on Wed, Oct 16, 2019:
At least 18 Wood duck Prospect Lower pool seen from clear opening Long meadow fence
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1184489460559466496?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) GWC woodcock

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 9:54 AM on Wed, Oct 16, 2019:
Woodcock Green-Wood flushed from new planting near chapel Sweetgum Path
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1184467581765390336?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Sparrowbowl stuff

A day after a female Bobolink was reported by Radka, a few observations were noted in the Sparrowbowl.

While I was birding the fifteen minutes before noon in Sparrowbowl,I observed flocks of Common Grackles flying over. This was after I heard birders there reporting Wilson's warbler and Blue headed Vireo. A few sparrow species- still below expected numbers were seen nothing unusual. A good bird though was spotted later by Kathy T,a White eyed Vireo.

Meanwhile to the south above Prospect's Well house,Karen O'hearn reported Orange crowned Warbler on the restored hillside.

I took a late afternoon walk along southwest Lake and saw things,happy to see something on this gorgeous fall day. My list from the Hammerhead west cove included Yellow rumped Warblers,Common Yellowthroat and Red winged Blackbirds. In Willow Swamp, a western Palm warbler and Gray Catbird  made my moment.

Someone asked me about the Bobolink I missed posting yesterday. The truth is I only follow 22 Twitter accounts ( tho I have 600+ followers) whose handlers post only high quality species. This makes my time precious as I have no desire to be inundated by tweets about everything-  from common birds,general stuff ,even political opinions-- all day.  That's the way i keep life tranquil especially during work hours 😉

Late note: reported in Vale Cashmere: late Scarlet Tanager & Rose breasted grosbeak


Fwd: BBC Meeting Tuesday, October 22



And just like that, summer collapsed into fall
                                           ---Oscar Wilde



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Sent: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 08:59 AM
Subject: BBC Meeting Tuesday, October 22


Members Photo and Art Night
October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BBC Members share their photos, media, and new for this meeting, bird art!

This meeting will take place inside the Prospect Park Zoo in the C-classroom. Please ensure you are on time, doors open at 6:45pm and you must enter through the service gate on Flatbush Avenue.
 

Tweet from Ann Murray (@amurraycolo) bobolink in PP

Ann Murray (@amurraycolo) tweeted at 0:34 PM on Mon, Oct 14, 2019:
Female Bobolink Sparrow Bowl. Found by Radka.
(https://twitter.com/amurraycolo/status/1183783085969723392?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) YBCHAT south lake shore

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 3:14 PM on Sun, Oct 13, 2019:
Chat still in trees to left of 3 Sisters Is
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1183461040744468480?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Reported Chat at 3 Sisters islands

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2019 08:52 by Michael Elfassy
- Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, New York
- Comments: "Seen at three sisters. Vibrant yellow neck and breast with clear black and white eyelines"

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Lark sparrow continues in PP

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2019 07:22 by Alexis Clements
- 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/view/checklist/S60548028
- Comments: "Visitor from MA found it after the group left the area and the Bobbi got us all on it, confirmed by the group."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2019 07:22 by Alexis Clements
- 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/view/checklist/S60548028
- Comments: "Found with brooklyn bird club members, confirmed by group members

Friday, October 11, 2019

Beetlemania ends! Invasive Asian longhorned beetle banished from city

eBird Checklist - 11 Oct 2019 - Prospect Park - 48 species

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60531191

Note late Blackburn Ian warbler

One more BBC Thursday walk


Tom Stephenson has added one more walk. Oct 17 usual place usual time.

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert LARK SPARROW PP

Kathy's photo

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- Lark Sparrow (1 report)

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Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) (1)
- Reported Oct 11, 2019 09:00 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/view/checklist/S60526128
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing, still on the grass by Three Sisters Islands, Chloe to the horse trail.  First by itself in a tree, then feeding on the ground with House Sparrows. Photo"

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a crack in the Sparrow door

Exhibit Clipart
In a hopeful sign for those very tardy sparrows at this date, at least 6 sparrow species were reported today in Prospect. The highlight continues to be the LARK SPARROW of south Prospect Lake.

Kathy Toomey along with Bob ONeill spotted the Lark Sparrow on the mainland in a tree opposite the Three Sisters Islands. I have Kathy's photo that I will forward soon in the next post. Further detail from Kathy when I ran into her revealed it was hanging out with a House Sparrow flock . Apparently it roves and elusive as I have found out several times I went searching unsuccessfully for it including this afternoon.

At the famed Sparrowbowl west of the Picnic House, a juvenile WHITE CROWNED SPARROW led a few sparrow there, according to Maureen. Also spotted was SAVANNAH, SWAMP , SONG and WHITE THROATED. A third birder Radka reported a LINCOLNS in the Vale of Cashmere.

Other mention from Kathy and Bob was while on Well Drive, they watcedh a mini -kettle of hawks above Lookout Hill's south face. In the kettle was SHARP SHINNED, COOPERS, MERLIN and two REDTAILED HAWKS.

It's a trickle but a start hopefully for the weekend.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Orange crowned warbler pic in checklist

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*** Species Summary:

- Orange-crowned Warbler (1 report)
- Prairie Warbler (1 report)

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Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2019 16:15 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/view/checklist/S60512880
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Warbler with gray head, thin eyeliner, blurry streaks on chest, yellow undertail coverts.  Back not as bright green as nearby Tennessee Warbler"

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2019 16:15 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/view/checklist/S60512880
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "First winter female: bright yellow underneath, pale prairie face pattern, pale wingbars."

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Projections good activity for Friday. Only way to find out is get out there!

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) orange crowned warbler

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 4:54 PM on Thu, Oct 10, 2019:
Orange-crowned, prairie and Tennessee all at Wellhouse Drive dirt pile green container now
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1182399116992827392?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Fwd: Today's Walk

Tom Stephenson leading.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2019, 3:07 PM
Subject: Today's Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Martha Harbison <marthaharbison@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

Such a beautiful day today. Great Fall weather.
The birds were a bit clumpy, though. But eventually we had some good sightings.
I've never seen so many Palm Warblers, easily 100+ in the park. Also 30 or so Wood Duck in the pools area. Other highlights: Orange-crowned and Tennesse by the containers near the Well House;  15 species of warblers in all; a crazy purple-laced Mourning Cloak butterfly; 2 Prairie Warblers, a White-crowned Sparrow on the LeFrak, lots of Yellow-rumps and some White-throated Sparrows....

Here's the list. I'll send some photos later today or tomorrow, including that butterfly.

Best regards,
Tom



Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Tweet from The Kingsboider GWCemetery

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Per Orrin at GWCemetery : Warbler fallout Central Ave, including BTB, parula, b-w, and flood of palms. YBS. Wood duck just flew from Crescent water.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1182286154114183168?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Late yellow warbler

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2019 08:40 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/view/checklist/S60464567
- Comments: "All yellow warbler, yellow undertail"

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 8, 2019

Thanks to Bobbi n backup for the fall walks.  Until spring...

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From: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 6:31 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 8, 2019
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

today was the final Tuesday walk.  We had a very good day, it was active (with warblers) all around the lake.  But where are the sparrows???  We saw the green-winged teal and a very cute CARW with no tail, which gave us a start for a moment.  

best,
Bobbi

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Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 4:27 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 8, 2019
To: <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 8, 2019 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
54 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  6
Mute Swan  5
Wood Duck  8
Northern Shoveler  2
Gadwall  2
American Wigeon  1
Mallard  12
American Black Duck  1
Green-winged Teal  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  11     all seen same time circling south side of lake
American Coot  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2     one on Wellhouse, one by hammerhead
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  25
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
House Wren  2
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
American Robin  3
House Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  1
Common Grackle  1
Ovenbird  2     one by 3 sisters and one by lefrak
Northern Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  2
Northern Parula  6
Magnolia Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  5
Palm Warbler  7
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60461900

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert Lark sparrrow

Returns. Seen inside mainland fence back of Three Sisters islands east 

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Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2019, 4:20 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To:


*** Species Summary:

- Lark Sparrow (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) (1)
- Reported Oct 07, 2019 12:25 by Jane Smith
- 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/view/checklist/S60431519
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Pics to come"

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Lincoln in the cove

With no intention of birding hard, I needed getting out for a two hour walk through southern Prospect. Besides I knew birds were so few on this Sunday afternoon so what the heck.

First stop was the West island cove where I stood at the south edge in front of thick native Beggar Ticks plantings in the cove. This species is a favorite for sparrows. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT peeked through, munching away seeds plucked from within. It was at this point I noticed movement behind the warbler. Patience being my virtue, a sparrow appeared in a confined window within the large Beggars Tick plant. Enough time given me enabled me to identify the sparrow as a LINCOLN'S. I could see well its buffish breast. My time is rewarded, a small victory on this quite overcast day.

Nothing else appeared as i made my counterclockwise circuit of Prospect Lake. I did pick up Song Sparrow behind 3 Sisters and a last sparrow,a Swamp at the marsh area in front of Well Drive shipping containers. Oh I almost forgot to include the very drab CAPE MAY WARBLER  in " Willow swamp" before Three Sisters; that patchy swamp area is below a big Willow Tree.

Enjoy the week which will be rainy I heard..☔




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Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 5, 2019 BBC WALK


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 6, 2019, 7:21 AM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 5, 2019
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, <12toms@gmail.com>


Peter,

Best day of birding this fall with 65 species and 16 warblers. The highlight was a lark Sparrow found on the hammer head by John Dean. One more to go this season hoping more Sparrows make an appearance next week. 

Best, 

Dennis W Hrehowsik 
President Brooklyn Bird Club 

Begin forwarded message:

From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Date: October 6, 2019 at 7:18:03 AM EDT
To: deepseagangster@gmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 5, 2019

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 5, 2019 7:17 AM - 2:17 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
64 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  5
Wood Duck  8
Northern Shoveler  12
Mallard  9
American Black Duck  2
Ruddy Duck  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  15
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  25
American Coot  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  12
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  4
Blue-headed Vireo  6
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  10
crow sp.  1
Tree Swallow  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  50
Gray Catbird  3
American Robin  60
Cedar Waxwing  4
House Sparrow  80
American Goldfinch  3
Chipping Sparrow  1
Lark Sparrow  1     Spotted and photographed in flock of house sparrows by John Dean on west hammerhead. Large sparrow with Lucha Libre head gear and white outer edges on tail.
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  3
Ovenbird  2
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  5
American Redstart  2
Cape May Warbler  2
Northern Parula  10
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  5
Palm Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  7
Indigo Bunting  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60379277

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

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Why there is habitat loss as one factor ( besides human development).

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Details on this morning Lark Sparrow

Found on the Hammerhead peninsula on Southwest corner of Prospect lake by John Dean on Dennis's BBC Walk. Click on checklist for photos



Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) (1)
- Reported Oct 05, 2019 10:15 by karen o'hearn
- 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/view/checklist/S60366752
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "spotted by John Dean on bbc walk."

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) photos inc YBCHAT

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 10:04 PM on Fri, Oct 04, 2019:
Today at the Sparrows Bowl, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Lincoln's Sparrow, Magnolia Warbler and much more. https://t.co/Wb2NmgbVUu
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1180302708215025664?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Fwd: Rusty blackbirds PP west island

@KarenOhearn: Three rusty blackbirds seen briefly on hammerhead Prospect Park. Flew to west side of the lake

m.twitter.com/KarenOhearn


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@KarenOhearn: Three rusty blackbirds seen briefly on hammerhead Prospect Park. Flew to west side of the lake m.twitter.com/KarenOhearn
 

Tweet from Dennis Hrehowsik LARK SPARROW Southwest lakeshore

Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster) tweeted at 9:17 AM on Sat, Oct 05, 2019:
Lark Sparrow spotted near entrance to hammer head by John Dean on BBC walk
(https://twitter.com/deepseagangster/status/1180472181538643969?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Egmail%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3)

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Home : BirdCast red along the Eastern seaboard!

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Wow, looks like Saturday gonna be a very good birding day.

Enjoy wherever you go


Sparrowbowl Chat

A text tweet that somehow mysterious ly escaped me yesterday found my way a day later with a reported YELLOW BREASTED CHAT in Prospect's Sparrowbowl.

Seen again today, the Chat put in a few brief views in the depressed area situated between the Tennis and Picnic Houses. So reputed as a terrific Sparrow locale - hence the name- the chat feels right at home in this richly restored site replete with flowers grasses and shrubs and trees in the background.

Tomorrow's cold wind from the north may be a great time to bird the Sparrowbowl after the dog run curfew.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fwd: BBC Walk Today



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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 1:37 PM
Subject: BBC Walk Today
To: Peter Dorosh



Hi Peter,
Wet....very wet....but actually also really birdy, especially at the southern end of the park. There seemed to be a very large flock of warblers, including maybe 20 Northern Parulas, that were slowly going South starting around the West Island area. Once they hit the lawn near the rink they turned around and streamed somewhere north, maybe to start the route again.

It was really a very nice Fall day, with lots of wild flowers, albeit a little cold. (one or two of our group may have suffered hypothermia...??!)

We had 17 species of warblers including Tennessee, Wilson's, Blackburnian, a Nashville on the LeFrak roof, 1 Pine, lots of Parulas, and the beginning of the Yellow-rumped invasion...Also a female Wigeon near the peninsula west of west island.

Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom



Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Laughing Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


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