Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BBG Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2019 18:48 by Anonymous eBirder
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6680222,-73.96367&ll=40.6680222,-73.96367
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55609216
- Comments: "Immature male Blue Grosbeak by the Rock Garden, reported on Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn on Twitter): https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn/status/1123357879828910082"

Curbed NY: In Prospect Park, commemorative trees lead to a record-breaking year

Curbed NY: In Prospect Park, commemorative trees lead to a record-breaking year.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pp cerulean

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 5:09 PM on Tue, Apr 30, 2019:
From Eni Falci Hi Peter-

Vin & I had Cerulean warbler in the Ravine near Pool headed toward the west bridge around 3 o'clock.


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Misty warblers

A misty damp day isn't a good day to birdwatch and despite tough light conditions,the morning did produced a few good warblers today.

Image result for hooded warbler clip[ artThe top bird was HOODED WARBLER. Paige Linden heard and found a high canopy bird in the Ravine western edge at Lower/Upper Pool , likely above the Rocky Pass path. With color washed out that high up, for me its a tough bird to observe. Perhaps tomorrow it will come down to earth to its usual preference somewhere.

Speaking of high birds that a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER is its usual norm, Joshua found one at the Peninsula tip.

A last decent warbler, a PRAIRIE WARBLER traveled through the trees behind the Well Drive picnic tables, according to Rob Bate.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Chilly quality Monday

Red-Headed-WoodpeckerWith frost reported upstate for an unseasonably chilly Monday, there were several good birds reported in Prospect today.Hi lights of Monday were WILSON'S SNIPE, RED HEADED WOODPECKER, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, ORCHARD ORIOLE, SCARLET TANAGER  and NASHVILLE WARBLER.

The Lullwater cove was the scene of the Wilson's Snipe. Reported first by Janet Zinn, it was seen again mid morning at the far shoreline as a coworker survey the planting area.

Going over to the 3rd Street entrance, Linda Ewing re found or perhaps found a second RED HEADED WOODPECKER closer to the garage Maintenance area before it flew towards the Litchfield Villa. Despite a hard search by several birders, the woodpecker was not found again.

At this general area, 3rd Street namely, Will Pollard reported SCARLET TANAGER among a good number of warblers. There are many oak trees here so no surprise finding these birds here especially the Red Headed Woodpecker that prefers oaks.

Back west a bit, at the Picnic house area, an EASTERN BLUEBIRDS popped up on the Long meadow side of the building . In the same spot, a CHESTNUT SIDED WARBLER appeared.

The NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen at the Lookout Hill lower west slope along Center Drive.

The Nethermead northwest corner hosted a singing male ORCHARD ORIOLE.

It's A good start for the week's birding.

Cormorant's BIG MEAL

 photo taken by Marc Brawer, a cormorant was able to consume a Yellow Perch in Prospect lake sunday

Fwd: BBC 4.27.19 Saturday walk

Led by Dennis Hrehowsik

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 10:58 AM
Subject: 4.27.19 walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, <12toms@gmail.com>


A fun walk that began with 24 participants. highlight was yellow throated Warbler spotted by Phil Davis. 60 species with ten warblers. Attacked photo of birders as they found Lowa.



Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Apr 27, 2019 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
60 species

Canada Goose  2
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  4
American Black Duck  2
Ruddy Duck  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  5
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Laughing Gull  8
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  50
Great Egret  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  10
Blue Jay  20
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  8
Tree Swallow  20
Barn Swallow  25
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Veery  1
American Robin  75
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  75
European Goldfinch  1
American Goldfinch  29
Chipping Sparrow  4
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  2
Red-winged Blackbird  17
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  25
Ovenbird  1
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Yellow Warbler  7
Palm Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  20
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  7
House Sparrow  10

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

Tweet from Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) PP Wilson's snipe

Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) tweeted at 10:06 AM on Mon, Apr 29, 2019:
Wilson'sSnipe seen from lullwater cove platform Prospect Park

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Tweet from will pollard (@billmiky). PP NAWA

will pollard (@billmiky) tweeted at 9:52 AM on Mon, Apr 29, 2019:
Nashville slope of lookout Hill across from Quaker cemetery

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Fwd: eBird -- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn -- Apr 28, 2019 BBC WALK GWC

led by Will Pollard ( debut)

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Date: Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 8:22 PM
Subject: eBird -- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn -- Apr 28, 2019
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Apr 28, 2019
7:45 AM
3.25 miles
255 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Brooklyn Bird Club walk

3 Canada Goose
X Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
X Laughing Gull
X Ring-billed Gull
1 Green Heron
2 Red-tailed Hawk
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
8 Northern Flicker
1 Merlin
4 Monk Parakeet
1 White-eyed Vireo
2 Blue-headed Vireo
6 Blue Jay
1 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
3 Tufted Titmouse
3 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Veery
5 Hermit Thrush
12 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
6 Northern Mockingbird
X European Starling
25 Chipping Sparrow
30 White-throated Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
12 Common Grackle
3 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
5 Black-and-white Warbler
4 Yellow Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
15 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
7 Northern Cardinal
1 Blue Grosbeak -- Crescent Water

Number of Taxa: 45

GWC Blue Grosbeak details

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Apr 28, 2019 10:05 by Linda Ewing

- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6523083,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55507825
- Comments: "Found earlier at Crescent Water, stayed there until 2 photographers chased it away. (They'd been pursuing it round and round the water, eventually decided to approach it from both directions, at which point it decided it'd had enough.) "

Prospect Red headed woodpecker sunday

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
- Reported Apr 28, 2019 06:50 by Rafael Campos-Ramírez
- Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6553787,-73.9686421&ll=40.6553787,-73.9686421
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55504322
- Comments: "Adult. Seen next to RBWO for comparison.  Complety red head.  Dark mantle, and prominet white rump patch when flew mobbed by RBWO.  It flew in the direction of the BBG. Time: around 0730 h. Place: The Vale."

Millions Of Monarch Butterflies Are Migrating To New York Spring 2019

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) GWC BLUE GROSBEAK

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 9:47 AM on Sun, Apr 28, 2019:
Blue Grosbeak by Crescent Water, Green-Wood

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Gusty Saturday blows in the birds

A really windy Saturday as I spent most of my day visiting the Sakura Matsui cherry blossoms festival with family. During my restful moments there I read some intriguing reports from Prospect.

First among the good birds, the gusty winds blew in a BALD EAGLE right over the farmers market at Grand Army Plaza entrance. The observer said it was a low flying eagle.

Warblers top the other highlight. Highlighting the several reports ,a cooperative YELLOW THROATED WARBLER entertained two birding groups --NYC Audubon and our BBC at the Peninsula' s pink beach. Add in WORM EATING in the nearby Lullwater and a PRAIRIE WARBLER deeper in the Peninsula.A WILSON'S was found innorth of the zoo.

Waterthrushes put in their force at the Lily Pool. Both LOUISIANA and NORTHERN were reported in the back of the pond.

SPOTTED SANDPIPER,GREEN HERON at Music Pagoda creek and a Vale Cashmere ORCHARD ORIOLE were noteworthy.

Over at Greenwood cemetery,another Orchard Oriole accompanied Yellow and Black and White warbler at Crescent water

Sample list. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55475184

Tweet from Tom Stephenson (@TomProspectBird) prospect Warblers

Tom Stephenson (@TomProspectBird) tweeted at 2:13 PM on Sat, Apr 27, 2019:
New York City Audubon and Brooklyn bird club walks today. Yellow throated warb peninsula meadow Prairie warbler on peninsula Worm-eating war lull water report Louisiana, northern water thrush behind Lily Pond. Orchard oriole in Vale. Black throated green singing near nellies lawn

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Blue Grosbeak report at 14th St between 7th and 6th avenues

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

*** Species Summary:

- Blue Grosbeak (1 report)

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Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2019 15:50 by Jason  Bailey
- 14th Stree Homestead, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6643201,-73.9849734&ll=40.6643201,-73.9849734
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55440156
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seems there was a sighting on the 24th, so likely continuing.  Picture included."


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Prospect Park | eBird Hotspots | eBird. From this week latest sightings

Happy Birthday Audubon!

This day was borb John James Audubon.Happy Birthday!


April 26th is the birthday of John James Audubon - flamboyant, groundbreaking artist, dedicated observer, adventurer, and writer. John James Audubon grew up in France, but moved to Philadelphia at 18. Embracing the natural wonder of his new homeland, Audubon set out to paint all the birds of America.

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Happy Arbor Day!

Plant a tree today!

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fwd: BBC Thursday Walk

Led by Tom Stephenson

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. 
--Gustav Mahler  ,Composer and conductor

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
To: ProsBird@aol.com <ProsBird@aol.com>
Cc: Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>; Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>; Robert Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>
Sent: Thu, Apr 25, 2019 05:52 PM
Subject: BBC Thursday Walk

Hi Peter,
Good seeing you today.

We had a fun walk on a beautiful day. It wasn't super birdy but once again there were some good ones. Highlights were 3 Orchard Orioles, a Worm-eating Warbler that was moving fast but at least stayed in our area for a long time; a flyover Common Loon, Field Sparrow, 10 species of warblers and 60 species overall. Not too bad for the day after northerly winds.

Here's the list. I'll post a few pictures on the FB site.

Best regards,

Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Indigo Bunting drive by

Related image

On my way to do another afternoon work job, as I drove through the Nethermead, I had the good fortune of looking at photographer Jeff's way.

Jeff was waving me from the field--initially I thought was the usual hello--instead it was more different in that he was trying to get my attention. In the western sector of the Nethermead by the Black Walnut Tree 300 feet southwest of the Center Drive water fountain, he definitely had a good bird. So as he was telling me by hand gesture to walk away , I obeyed and arrived at his spot. He had an INDIGO BUNTING in the grass. It wasn't out in the open yet but a minute later raised its head and darn it, I could see it was a beaut!  Eventually the bunting came out and what dense blue it possessed, an adult male bird. I got to enjoy it fror several minutes with no disturbance by anyone.

You have to see the picture to get an idea of the bunting's great plumage. Jeff says he will send a photo. And thanks to Jeff for getting me a great spring bird in full regalia...

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). INBU

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:51 PM on Thu, Apr 25, 2019:
Gorgeous male adult INDIGO BUNTING west Nethermead 300 feet southwest from water fountain by ctr drive.

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North wind barrier

Image result for worm eating warbler clip artIt feels like a north wind today put up a barrier , putting brakes on any major migration. But that prospect didn't deter birders today in Prospect finding delight observing WORM EATING and PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS at one Peninsula location this morning.

Just past the Sumac grove and before the Peninsula pink concrete beach, a WORM EATING WARBLER was well observed. Along the northern shoreline where I saw it with Tom's BBC Thursday walk group , I was able to get on the bird in low branches over the water edge before it skipped into beech trees by the road . It apparently was along this stretch at earlier notice. I absolutely love Worm eating Warbler for its buffish ochre hues besides its great stripy headgear.

Coincidentally, a PROTHONOTARY warbler appeared at the same location as the Worm Eating. It looks like they do travel in pairs! This Prothonotary is likely a second different bird from the previous one.

I hear other good things as well.There are BLUE HEADED VIREOS in a few spots. Two male ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAKS surfaced in the big oak above the Chip mulch trail on Lookout Hill. But those sightings cant beat a total of four ORCHARD ORIOLES spotted in the Vale of Cashmere, a great observation of this park breeder.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:42 AM on Thu, Apr 25, 2019:
Prospect worm eating warbler resighted on west edge shoreline peninsula pink concrete beach ,flew into beech tree by road

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 8:02 AM on Thu, Apr 25, 2019:
Four orchard orioles Vale

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Tweet from Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr)

Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) tweeted at 9:31 AM on Thu, Apr 25, 2019:
Prothonotary same spot as worm eating.

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Tweet from Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr)

Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) tweeted at 9:24 AM on Thu, Apr 25, 2019:
Worm-eating warbler feedeing along edge of lull water between pink beach and sumacs

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Fwd: A BBC Volunteer Project Saturday, June 8th

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. 
--Gustav Mahler  ,Composer and conductor

-----Original Message-----
From: membership <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
To: membership <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
Sent: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 02:05 PM
Subject: A BBC Volunteer Project Saturday, June 8th

Dear BBC Member,

The Brooklyn Bird Club is organizing a group of volunteers from the club to participate in one of Prospect Parks' Weekend Woodlands special projects on Saturday, June 8th. We will be working in the area of the Prospect Park Southwest 16th Street entrance. The work could involve anything from painting fences or benches, weeding, mulching clean and maintain pathways, etc. and will be supervised by a member of the Prospect Park Volunteer office.

It will run from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spring migration will be pretty much over by then! Partners and friends are welcome too--you don't even have to register with the volunteer office.

If you are interested in helping out, please reply to this email. There's no need to commit 100% at this early date, but we would like to get a list of interested parties; we will reconfirm with you closer to the date. We would like to get from 10 to a maximum of 20 volunteers. Let's demonstrate the Bird Club's support of Prospect Park with a good turnout!

Janet Zinn, Volunteer Organizer
Dennis Hrehowsik, President
Brooklyn Bird Club

Mega rarity flyover at Metrotech

Just saw this report thats an astounding sighting, SANDHILL CRANES flyovers.

 Sandhill Crane (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (2)
- Reported Apr 24, 2019 09:08 by Robert Taylor
- Columbus Park (Brooklyn Borough Hall), Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6942958,-73.9901668&ll=40.6942958,-73.9901668
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55331647
- Comments: "flying west, seen from metrotech"

uneventful day in Prospect

Despite a gorgeous day, the birding was uneventful. Reports from several birders deemed the day quiet , even with the warm air flow.

Single reports of BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER,AMERICAN REDSTART, OVENBIRD, BLUE HEADED VIREO, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE are the days offerings.All these reports occurred on Lookout Hill top.

likely the best bird reported was at the BBGarden   Copied and pasted here

Brooklyn Birdathon theme

May 11th event


Tomembership membership@brooklynbirdclub.org
World Migratory Bird Day 2019 is Saturday, May 11th. The Brooklyn Bird Club celebrates WMBD every year by holding a Birdathon, in which members form or join a team and go out and count bird species. Typically participants reach out to friends and family for donations, usually a set amount per bird species counted during the course of the day.

This year’s designated beneficiary of our annual Birdathon is Save the Choco http://savethechoco.com. The Chocó is a biodiversity hotspot and one of the wettest regions of the planet. Only two percent of the remaining lowland Chocó remains in Ecuador, making it one of the most threatened biological hotspots in the world. The region harbors 9,000 species of vascular plants and is one of the most floristically diverse regions in the neotropics. The Chocó is home to about 270 species of mammals, 210 species of reptiles, 800 species of birds and 130 species of amphibians. Many are endemic to the Chocó region, meaning they are not found anywhere else on earth. Many of our migratory birds including the Cerulean Warbler and Summer Tanager winter in the Chocó.

Save the Chocó‘s mission is to build awareness and collaborate with local and global organizations to help protect vital areas and species throughout the region. This year we will be raising money to help Save the Chocó purchase land at $275 per acre to protect it from the palm oil industry and keep it forever wild. The Rain Forest Trust https://www.rainforesttrust.org has generously agreed to match our donation up to $100,000, doubling our impact.

Here is a complete list of “our” migratory birds that winter in the Chocó:

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Summer Tanager, Blackburnian Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Swainson’s Thrush, Barn Swallow, Red-Eyed Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, Western Wood Peewee, Olive Sided Flycatcher, Peregrine Falcon, Broad Winged Hawk, Osprey, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk.

Bobbi Manian roberta.manian@gmail.com has graciously agreed to organize teams for us again this year, so if you have a team or would like to join a team, please contact her. (Also, she could use a co-director if anyone would be willing to give her a hand.) Please feel free to participate at any level you wish. Some of us like to have a leisurely cup of coffee before setting out for the day and other teams (you know – fanatics) get up before dawn to try and bag an owl or two before the sun comes up – it’s your call.

For those not up for a full day of birding, Cyrus Baty’s Introduction to Birdwatching group will meet at the Boathouse in Prospect Park at noon, and bird for a few hours – all are welcome here without reservation – bring binoculars!

The idea is to have fun and raise some money for a worthy cause on World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) – http://www.migratorybirdday.org/ .

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President, Brooklyn Bird Club

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Friends of Fort Greene Park

eBird Checklist - 23 Apr 2019 - Prospect Park - 49 species

BBC Tuesday walk ,today led by Rob Bate


PP Black vultures

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (2)
- Reported Apr 23, 2019 07:25 by The Big Laskowski

- 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/S55298506
- Comments: "Soaring, white fingertips on primaries and short tail. Multiple observers

eBird Checklist - 23 Apr 2019 - Prospect Park - 37 species


Note info details yellow throated warbler two report by Molly

Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub)

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 10:33 AM on Tue, Apr 23, 2019:
Come on out on May 11th and join us for the Birdathon!  Join a team or sponsor a team. The birds win either way! https://t.co/NjxrZhb25d

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Tweet from Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) yellow throated warbler

Also noted male American redstart at terrace bridge Lullwater

Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) tweeted at 8:41 AM on Tue, Apr 23, 2019:
Yellow throated warbler Lookout Hill. By twisty chip path

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Spring wildflower

Virginia bluebells ( Mertensia) at Lullwater cove

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day!

Tomorrow evening BBC meeting


Tom Gray Presents: The Amazing Birds of South East Asia

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park ZooProspect Park Zoo 
Brooklyn, 11225 
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Tom Gray is the Director of Science for the conservation organization Wildlife Alliance. 

wet day

There wasn't much to report for this wet day except Linda Ewings report of a YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO  seen on the Peninsula "thumb" midmorning.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. 
--Gustav Mahler  ,Composer and conductor

-----Original Message-----
From: Heather Wolf (Meetup) <Brooklyn-Bridge-Park-Bird-Walks-announce@meetup.com>
To: Brooklyn-Bridge-Park-Bird-Walks-announce <Brooklyn-Bridge-Park-Bird-Walks-announce@meetup.com>
Sent: Sun, Apr 21, 2019 01:28 PM
Subject: Brooklyn Bridge Park Bird Walks list: "Bird List & Photo from Today"

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

Thanks to all who joined the walk today.

If you missed it, take a virtual bird walk around the park with my book of photos & words on urban birds, Birding at the Bridge!

Highlights included Palm Warblers, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, and of course, Double-crested Cormorants showing their crests (see photo at end of this message)! We clocked 24 species and I have submitted our list to eBird. Thanks for taking part in citizen science to inform conservation!
Full bird list is below.

Peregine Falcon cam is here:

Follow my blog at brooklynbridgebirds.com
Twitter: @heatherwolf
Instagram: @brooklynbridgebirds, @realheatherwolf

See you next time!


BIRD LIST April 21, 2019
Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 1)

24 species
Brant  21
Canada Goose  2
Gadwall  2
Mallard  3
American Black Duck  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  11
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Double-crested Cormorant  21
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
American Robin  12
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  2
House Finch  3
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  16
Palm Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  1
House Sparrow  17

Double-crested Cormorants only sport their crests a few weeks a year, and we got to see them today!


Share my book with everyone you know please!
I makes people smile and care about birds & conservation :)


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