Monday, November 29, 2021

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:52 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Male redstart at Wellhouse green container
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1465378217687191553?s=03)

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Amer redstart continues well drive

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (2)
- Reported Nov 29, 2021 07:19 by Benjamin Forbes
- 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/checklist/S98243517
- Comments: "Male and female on vine-covered slope behind fire pits near well house" 

Tweet from dpoveromo (@oldtimeyyo)

dpoveromo (@oldtimeyyo) tweeted at 7:58 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Wonderful waterfowl afternoon on @prospect_park lake. Pied-billed grebe, as excited as I was to see it; Hooded Mergansers, a gentle cygnet scolding from our favourite Mute Swan Mama. @BirdBrklyn #bkbirding #birding https://t.co/rJY2vH425l
(https://twitter.com/oldtimeyyo/status/1465123088144769028?s=03)

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Tweet from Sharon Nรญ Bhaoill (@goddessmode)

Sharon Nรญ Bhaoill (@goddessmode) tweeted at 5:24 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Ring-necked Ducks at Prospect Park Lake today. https://t.co/nQXUCXCon1
(https://twitter.com/goddessmode/status/1465084084196155394?s=03)

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Tweet from Sharon Nรญ Bhaoill (@goddessmode)

Sharon Nรญ Bhaoill (@goddessmode) tweeted at 6:22 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Downy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren & Purple Finch at the Prospect Park bird feeders today. https://t.co/SMVAuX4zae
(https://twitter.com/goddessmode/status/1465098771377922048?s=03)

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Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn). Yesterday red shouldered hawk

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 10:46 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
Two crows were harassing the Red-shouldered hawk today at Prospect Park. https://t.co/xILYGk03fq
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1465165266757763076?s=03)

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) snow goose pplake

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:19 PM on Mon, Nov 29, 2021:
Snow Goose on Prospect Lake.  Found by others
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1465369821181263875?s=03)

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny)

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 2:08 PM on Sun, Nov 28, 2021:
This guy! - in the ginkgo leaves Saturday afternoon. Thanks for the alert @Antisomniac @BirdBrklyn   #CanadaWarbler https://t.co/8Vog5oj2y5
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1465034808178925578?s=03)

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Pp late warblers nadel chklist

eBird Checklist - 27 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 19 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S98145803 

Note Rusty blackbirds behind pagoda bandshell

eBird Checklist - 27 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 35 species Elfassy chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S98146365 

Note continuing Wilsons warbler,purple finches, good number wood ducks,

Tweet from Tony (@Tparkslope) rnducks

Tony (@Tparkslope) tweeted at 4:30 PM on Fri, Nov 26, 2021:
Ring-necked Ducks in Prospect Park this afternoon. https://t.co/KOyx70xBpl
(https://twitter.com/Tparkslope/status/1464345910289342466?s=03)

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Prospect bittern Saturday showing

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 09:31 by null
- 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/checklist/S98135899
- Comments: "Photo"
 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Friday non shop birding

 Black Friday is known as the biggest shopping day of the year. I prefer to bird. Its so much better to do rather than get caught up in the shopping craze.Regardless how my walk goes its the moments that count.


One of those moments of my mid afternoon walk took place south of West Island. Two ducks popped into view off the tip of the island. They were drake Ring necked Ducks, typically found in these cramped areas like coves and inlets or next to islands. They are cool looking ducks without any flashy plumages but I adore them.

A lone chilly walk around the lake without anything special led me to the feeders. And immediately upon arrival, I spotted a Fox Sparrow below the newest feeder. The bird was double clutching the leaves. I'm glad to get my first one of the season. 

A few moments later,I see another gorgeous bird ,the Carolina Wren feeding on the suet.Its reddish color and ochre tinted breast contrasts sharply with the gloominess of the day.

These moments are worth being in the outdoors most rewarding anytime than in any retail mall.


Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pp fox sparrow

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:53 PM on Fri, Nov 26, 2021:
Fox sparrow Prospect feeders
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1464336598481309696?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) rn ducks

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:51 PM on Fri, Nov 26, 2021:
2 Drake Ring necked ducks south tip prospect west island
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1464320936690212873?s=03)

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Old landfill sites promote biodiversity, study shows - BirdGuides

https://www.birdguides.com/news/old-landfill-sites-promote-biodiversity-study-shows/ 

Brooklyn's Chisholm State Park and Staten Island are prime areas fitting the mold locally...

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert . Continuing pp warblers


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Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2021, 9:44 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- American Redstart (1 report)
- Wilson's Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 11:00 by null
- 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/checklist/S98079952
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing Bird in the brushy area adjacent to the Container on Well House Drive.  I believe this is an Immature Male. Photo attached."

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 11:00 by null
- 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/checklist/S98079952
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing Bird in the brushy area adjacent to the Container on Well House Drive.  Adult male.  Olive above, yellowish below, prominent black cap. Could this be the Adult version of the Immature Wilson's see last year and at this time of the year?  Photo attached."

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Prospect Park, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Highlights on Thanksgiving day include continuing Wilsons Warbler on well drive, American Woodcock, Rusty blackbird, and mixed pair of purple finches at the feeders. Woodpeckers Hairy and yellow bellied sapsucker also noted;Wood ducks and Ring-necked duck at the lake.

Late GWC eastern phoebe

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 08:37 by Tom K
- 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/checklist/S98043009
- Comments: "Late. Fly catching and tail wagging on edge of Crescent Water."

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Thanksgiving greetings

 



The Kingsboider wishes all Happy Thanksgiving! Let us be thankful for family ,good friends ,and the joy of birds.



Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Three late warbler Species today in prospect! Add American redstart

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Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: prosbird@gmail.com


*** Species Summary:

- American Redstart (1 report)
- Wilson's Warbler (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Kings County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Kings County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35645
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 16:05 by James Weir
- 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/checklist/S98028693
- Comments: "behind the green containers just west of the well house. well seen with yellow tail and breast markings"

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 16:05 by James Weir
- 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/checklist/S98028693
- Comments: "yellow warbler with black cap. seen behind the green containers just west of the well house"

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PP Canada Warbler report w photos

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 09:30 by marisa hernandez
- 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/checklist/S98016909
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted on Northern Edge of Nethermead near Waterfall

Also Terry's chklist

Pre big feast Wednesdays good birding

This day before Thanksgiving turns out to be a good one. Wednesday wonders included late warblers Wilson's and Canada, feeder Purple Finch and the continuing AMERICAN BITTERN.

Just south of Nethermead 3 arches bridge above the steps, a gorgeous male CANADA WARBLER stuck around for a half hour at the lawn woods edge where a lawn is being restored ,protected by a mesh fence. The bird eventually flew to the Binnen Creek after 5 birders watched it.

The long continuing Wilsons warbler still visits the Well Drive 3 containers.

During her Wilson's  observation, Terri who for her good charity donating bird seed money lucked in seeing the AMERICAN BITTERN fly across prospect lake towards the south shore. It's good to see this rare heron stick around .

And last, with the feeders barely up, within the hour start a PURPLE FINCH female delighted birders with its stage the platform feeder. And that's good news if it can call in more winter finches.

Prospect feeders season begins

 





The annual winter feeders are up on this first day in Prospect, in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

First a shout-out of thanks to the Brooklyn Bird Club and president Dennis for donating the cost of the first seed stock $136. 

Then first individual gifts in the field from Terri with $40 and Charles Tang $15.

The feeders are contingent upon donations to keep feeding the birds and provide moments of joy . Let me know if you like to donate cash or seed /or suet depending on current space storage. Contact me first.

The first good bird of female Purple Finch within the hour of installation is a good omen for the upcoming season.

Enjoy watching !


Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PP Wilson's + bittern

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:33 PM on Wed, Nov 24, 2021:
Terry reports Wilson's warbler behind well Dr containers ,Amer Bittern flew across south shore prospect lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1463561496420667398?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PP feeder Finch

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:13 PM on Wed, Nov 24, 2021:
Female Purple Finch at Prospect platform feeder ( yes..they are all up  for new season)
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1463556462303715330?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) late PP Canada warbler

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:50 AM on Wed, Nov 24, 2021:
Adult make Canada warbler rept 1)2 hr ago south of 3 arches Nethermead br by lawn mesh fence,flew into binnen water , Prospect
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1463550594354974732?s=03)

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Fwd: Common merganser brief stop

Seen this morning by Radka, a hen dropped in on prospect lake for a brief spell before departure


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Date: Tue, Nov 23, 2021, 12:33 PM
Subject: Common merg?
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>



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Hi Peter,

Attaching photos of the bird seen earlier.

Thanks

eBird Checklist - 22 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 28 species (+3 other taxa) Toomey chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97943067

Note late warblers and wood ducks

Sunday, November 21, 2021

eBird Checklist - 20 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 16 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97844046

American bitter sticks around..here for the winter?

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny)

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 3:42 PM on Sat, Nov 20, 2021:
Hooded merganser couple on the lake this morning - so gorgeous! https://t.co/ooBrhkUQJR
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1462159410873184264?s=03)

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Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn)

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 10:11 PM on Sat, Nov 20, 2021:
Wilson's warbler by the green container next to the Well house. This one is a continuing bird but is this the same one that was here last winter? If there is enough food and can survive the cold, will this be the new wintering place for this bird? https://t.co/CWAZHUYfoa
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1462257362983702528?s=03)

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Wilson's hangs around at well drive n welllhouse

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 10:00 by Sayed Malawi
- 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/checklist/S97878011
- Comments: "continuing"
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Friday, November 19, 2021

Tweet from Michael Sand (@MLSandline)

Michael Sand (@MLSandline) tweeted at 4:40 PM on Fri, Nov 19, 2021:
Hooded Merganser, one of five (3 male, 2 female), styling it on Prospect Park Lake today. https://t.co/SFyYEdLZBz
(https://twitter.com/MLSandline/status/1461811666904133649?s=02)

Tweet from Tony (@Tparkslope) woodcocks at GWC

Tony (@Tparkslope) tweeted at 1:52 PM on Thu, Nov 18, 2021:
Bad photos but I just saw an American Woodcock in Greenwood cemetery.  I never saw one before. Amazing looking. There were two of them together. https://t.co/bUIfhtlOVg
(https://twitter.com/Tparkslope/status/1461406983945392129?s=03)

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eBird Checklist - 18 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 19 species (+1 other taxa) Vipassana chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97756892

Note green winged teal
,5 ring necked diucks, and 18 wood ducks yesterday on prospect lake

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Full Beaver Moon | Partial Lunar Eclipse 2021 | Longest Lunar Eclipse | Star Walk

Tonight at 402 am full color, phasing starts 119 am ( get up 230 and hope for clear skies!

https://starwalk.space/en/news/beaver-moon-partial-lunar-eclipse-2021 

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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*** Species Summary:

- Wilson's Warbler (1 report)

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Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2021 08:25 by Radka Osickova
- 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/checklist/S97739015
- Comments: "Continuing behind well house"

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Tweet from Czechthebird (@radka_o) PPLake GWteal

Czechthebird (@radka_o) tweeted at 8:37 AM on Thu, Nov 18, 2021:
Green-winged teal on PP lake hanging out with gulls. Thanks, @caleb_crain for pointing it out!
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Green-Wood Cemetery leads sustainable landscaping | Popular Science

Written by our own Brooklyn Bird Club newsletter editor ( The Clapper Rail) Ryan Goldberg

https://www.popsci.com/environment/greenwood-cemetery-brooklyn-sustainable-landscaping/ 

Tweet from Czechthebird (@radka_o) today's wilsons

Czechthebird (@radka_o) tweeted at 2:17 PM on Wed, Nov 17, 2021:
So flirty! Wilson's Warbler https://t.co/Ms1SgCJxns
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pplake hoodies (14)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:31 PM on Wed, Nov 17, 2021:
14 Hooded mergansers continue prospect lake in front of 3 sisters islands
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Tweet from Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf). ๐ŸŒ‰ Pk piwa

Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) tweeted at 7:13 AM on Wed, Nov 17, 2021:
Pine Warbler, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3. https://t.co/ZBEfy1SMrL
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:12 AM on Wed, Nov 17, 2021:
Terry reported 14 Hooded mergansers on Prospect lake an HR ago.
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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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*** Species Summary:

- Wilson's Warbler (1 report)

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Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 16, 2021 08:08 by Caleb Crain
- 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/checklist/S97685693
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing, behind the Wellhouse. Photos."

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

PP Wilson's warbler well house

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 16, 2021 15:43 by Benjamin Forbes
- 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/checklist/S97679978
- Comments: "Continuing near well houe"

Late tree swallows surge

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) (4)
- Reported Nov 16, 2021 12:47 by R M
- 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/checklist/S97671824
- Comments: "bright white bellied, white chinned, blue topped swallows feeding over lake 

In GWC
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) (12)
- Reported Nov 16, 2021 15:30 by Matthew Wills
- 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/checklist/S97676579
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White undersides, blue-green above. A dozen at most, some flying fairly high, others low enough to capture on camera."

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy). Tree swallows wellhouse

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 1:26 PM on Tue, Nov 16, 2021:
At least 9 tree swallows above the Wellhouse now
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1460675741788651523?s=03)

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Lunar eclipse Friday morning

Peak 402 am here in nyc

Starts changing 118 am

Clear skies hopefully!

Monday, November 15, 2021

eBird Checklist - 15 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 32 species Ewing chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97630392

Continuing Wilson's warbler, purple finch and wood ducks the main draw.

eBird Checklist - 15 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 8 species Paul chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97639064

Note red shouldered hawk and tree swallows

Eclipses visible in New York, New York, USA - Nov 19, 2021 Lunar Eclipse


Peak time deepest red is 402 am.

Hopefully clear skies!

Tweet from Deborah Gieringer (@debbgg) bush terminal buffies party

Deborah Gieringer (@debbgg) tweeted at 5:38 PM on Sun, Nov 14, 2021:
Each female Bufflehead was an audience to much neck-bobbing, chest-puffing, wing-flapping, and tail-wagging at Bush Terminal Park today. (At the end, male Bufflehead manages a sidestroke while grooming). https://t.co/2zUDEXir6g
(https://twitter.com/debbgg/status/1460014384906919940?s=02)

Tweet from Wild Bird Fund (@wildbirdfund). Bitterness on the stoop

Wild Bird Fund (@wildbirdfund) Tweeted:
The residents of a Bed-Stuy brownstone were glad they had "bittern on my stoop" on their NYC bingo card because that's where this swordfaced bird was found, growling and posturing, following a window collision. Aptly named Gwar, this tough guy's in good shape.๐Ÿ€

๐Ÿ“ท: Rachel Frank https://t.co/aVT6Y7nnKp https://twitter.com/wildbirdfund/status/1460035537205665798?s=20

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking). Photo of OCWA in Brooklyn bridge park

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 10:10 AM on Sat, Nov 13, 2021:
Sure, if you try really hard you can see the orange feathers on this Orange-crowned warbler ๐Ÿ˜ต‍๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ต‍๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ต‍๐Ÿ’ซ https://t.co/9AZB5SPT8U
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/1459539260693008386?s=02)

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny) photo Wilson's warbler

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 2:17 PM on Sat, Nov 13, 2021:
Wilson's Warbler - this cute fellow was drawing a fun crowd over by the well house this morning https://t.co/i84Tah1aSw
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1459601278292705289?s=02)

Tweet from Michael Sand (@MLSandline)

Michael Sand (@MLSandline) tweeted at 1:39 PM on Sun, Nov 14, 2021:
American Wigeon in the water lilies, Prospect Park Lake, this afternoon. https://t.co/msE0kLGKNi
(https://twitter.com/MLSandline/status/1459954101052133376?s=03)

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Tweet from Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958)

Saturday OCWA  in Vale if Cadhmere

Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958) tweeted at 4:08 PM on Sat, Nov 13, 2021:
Orange-crowned Warbler at the VOC earlier today. Fast as a flash! Thank you to Brooklyn Bird Alert for the positive ID. Prospect Park, Brooklyn #NYC https://t.co/UvHO2URSdG
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PP Wilson's today

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 14, 2021 08:00 by Jeremy Nadel
- 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/checklist/S97570245
- Comments: "observed ~8:30am behind well house left side for 30 min male bright yellow w black cap 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Toomey eBird Checklist - 13 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 24 species (+1 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97534599

Note Northern harrier, ring necked duck n Wilson's warbler

wilsons warbler continure


Reported first 934 am behind Well drive three containers,it moved towards behind and right of the Wellhouse 1230ish

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 13, 2021 by Zachary Koeber

- 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/checklist/S97519653
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing, seen by many near well house" 

Silver gwc chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97518949 

Note eagle,late BHVireo & pine warbler

Friday, November 12, 2021

Prospect Northern Pintail records

There are over 25 records ( if I group sporadic sightings in same season) since October 22,1938. The highest number was 4 seen February 3rd 2010.

The last different Pintail sighting occured Dec 19,2017. 

 The bird seen today is very likely the one seen two weeks ago on Oct 26th.

Nice to see it stick around..

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

PP Wilson's warbler details

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*** Species Summary:

- Wilson's Warbler (2 reports)

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Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 12, 2021 15:05 by null
- 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/checklist/S97487230
- Comments: "Late but unmistakable male, a warbler that is yellow with a kippa"

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 12, 2021 14:46 by Radka Osickova
- 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/checklist/S97487267
- Comments: "Behind green container. Yellow body with black cap. Fuzzy photo will follow"

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eBird Checklist - 12 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park--Prospect Lake - 16 species Inc Pintail duck

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97488793 

Contentment is achieved when I get a nice bird on a late walk. At my age it's no longer trying for numbers or rarities but simply giving in to nature's whims.

At my stationary vantage at west shore rustic shelter, there's no better place viewing the lake with late afternoon sun at my back. Colorful  Peninsula trees ablaze by the sun, it was an odd looking distant duck that caught my fancy along that shore,wading with two Double crested cormorants. I thought by it weird complexion and skinny neck it was maybe a Red breasted Merganser. I eventually lost sight of it with my cheap scope without a definitive answer.

About ten minutes later, I caught sight of this flying odd duck as it landed on the southwest corner waters. This time I quickly got on it and patiently watched it glide into west island cove. And that's how in good light and better views, I could identify it as a hen NORTHERN PINTAIL DUCK.

A good one for the park,uncommon in my opinion. In the past two weeks maybe three we had nice duck diversity since the surf scoter sighting. ( If you like Wood Ducks, check them out at West and also Duck Islands)

๐Ÿฆ†

Tweet from Czechthebird (@radka_o) Wilson's warbler

Czechthebird (@radka_o) tweeted at 4:10 PM on Fri, Nov 12, 2021:
Wilson's warbler behind green container. Northern Pintail female on the Lake PP
(https://twitter.com/radka_o/status/1459267430413484037?s=03)

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Tweet from Chris Allieri (@allieri) OC warbler in ๐ŸŒ‰ park

Chris Allieri (@allieri) tweeted at 7:51 PM on Thu, Nov 11, 2021:
Orange-crowned Warbler today in @bbpnyc. More common in the West, with a crown seldom seen, this late migrant was a treat to see. Safe travels, beautiful. ๐Ÿงก https://t.co/eYYbbFAO4s
(https://twitter.com/allieri/status/1458960529125482500?s=03)

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Tweet from Michael Sand (@MLSandline) pintail photo

Michael Sand (@MLSandline) tweeted at 4:22 PM on Fri, Nov 12, 2021:
Northern Pintail on the lake @prospect_park. Thank you @BBCKingsbirds and @BirdBrklyn for the alert and @radka_o and Joe (are you on Twitter?) for re-finding. https://t.co/w21Zx53g8a
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) Northern Pintail west isl cove 2pm

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:03 PM on Fri, Nov 12, 2021:
Hen Pintail duck southwest prospect lake seen from rustic shelter west shore
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1459235534098898949?s=03)

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny)

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 4:37 PM on Thu, Nov 11, 2021:
Baltimore oriole getting ready to pitch a berry :) https://t.co/PSjpM8kQyf
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1458911714519486466?s=03)

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Tweet from r (@_regina33). Bittern

r (@_regina33) tweeted at 0:05 PM on Thu, Nov 11, 2021:
.@BirdBrklyn bittern sighting at the Peninsula! https://t.co/Ya6xLatTxL
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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Good boids in the nabe veterans day

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*** Species Summary:

- Broad-winged Hawk (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)
- Pine Warbler (1 report)

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Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Nov 11, 2021 08:04 by Michael Silber
- 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/checklist/S97436611
- Comments: "Image"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Nov 11, 2021 08:04 by Michael Silber
- 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/checklist/S97436611
- Comments: "Orange legs and feet. Olive back. Dark wing with prominent wing bars. Confirmed by rob Jett."

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Nov 11, 2021 09:38 by Chris  Allieri
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6996104,-73.9973745&ll=40.6996104,-73.9973745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97436101
- Comments: "Reported earlier; yellow with wing bars"

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pplake cormorants

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:02 PM on Thu, Nov 11, 2021:
19 double crested cormorants on prospect lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1458872701867679748?s=03)

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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) next Zoom BBC presentation 11/16

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 6:47 AM on Thu, Nov 11, 2021:
BBC Evening Presentation! CONCERT: STEPHAN NANCE PRESENTS SPARKBIRD!
NOVEMBER 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Via Zoom, registration required: https://t.co/4xiEd5lbTk https://t.co/b6hhLSI93p
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PP Pine warbler Null chklist

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) hoodie merg pplake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:35 PM on Wed, Nov 10, 2021:
Drake Hooded Merganser southwest prospect lake 1/2 way bet west n 3 sisters islands
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Late PP Amer Redstart

 American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)

- Reported Nov 10, 2021 10:11 by Radka Osickova
- 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/checklist/S97400733
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Late bird, Yellow sides, behind picnic area by green container. Chasing a Ruby-crowned kinglet"

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Fwd: american kestrel at Green Wood today



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In the Flats



--
"Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) Xmas bird count message from BBC

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 4:41 PM on Tue, Nov 09, 2021:
Join in on the longest community science project on the continent! The Brooklyn Christmas Bird Count is on Saturday, December 18th. It's a wonderful, longstanding tradition full of fun and camaraderie. All skill levels are welcome! See link for details.

https://t.co/ZqU9cuwzJ9
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Hidden Meadow in Downtown BK a Sanctuary for Remarkable Birds

Monday, November 8, 2021

Prospect pine warbler & tree sparrow



Click on checklist for photos

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2021 by Zachary Koeber

- 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/checklist/S97322586
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "peninsula" 

eBird Checklist - 8 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 17 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97317546 

Note uncommon Brant seen today

Northwest wind

Tomorrow is northwest wind day.. tho we are way past the migration peak, it's good to check the skies for raptors, waters for incoming ducks and arrivals, and who knows maybe some western or rare bird lurking around.

The bottom line? You can't know until you go look for it.  

late Warbling Vireo Prospect record

Charles Tang and my joint sighting of the Warbling Vireo on Nov 6th has been accepted by the Ebird reviewing team, making this --as i was informed --the only sighting for Kings and Queens in November !  

Aint that cool?

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 14:59 by Charles Tang
- 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/checklist/S97212807
- Comments: "Behind Well house. Photos."

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 14:15 by Peter Dorosh
- 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/checklist/S97213799
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Behind Wellhouse on either prickly ash tree or alien peppercorn tree on slope."

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Late O canada.

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2021 12:04 by Mikko Jimenez

- 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/checklist/S97260356
- Comments: "Super late. Seen behind green containers near well house, pics coming" 

Tweet from Heidi (@heidicleven)

Heidi (@heidicleven) tweeted at 4:45 PM on Sun, Nov 07, 2021:
A late Pine Warbler was hanging out at Green-Wood Cemetery today 11/6/2021. https://t.co/yufFDExP1x
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Tweet from Heidi (@heidicleven) gwc bluebird video

Heidi (@heidicleven) tweeted at 6:07 PM on Sun, Nov 07, 2021:
There were also Eastern Bluebirds at Green-Wood Cemetery this afternoon ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค 11/7/2021. https://t.co/3vCSTaBoXB
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Leave the Leaves! – Wild Seed Project

Numerous BHVireo reports thru late fall

( but check each one carefully.. u never know at this time of year u might get a western similar species. Helps taking photos zoomed in ). -kb


Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2021 08:23 by Carl Biers
- Prospect Park--Lakeside incl. LeFrak Center, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6581231,-73.9642769&ll=40.6581231,-73.9642769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97294401
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Late but many recent reports. Distinctive bold spectacles, gray/bluish head, thick vireo bill, bold wing bars, yellow green on back, yellow flanks, white belly." 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

prospect A.Bittern continues

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2021 15:47 by Michele T
- Prospect Park--Peninsula, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6557649,-73.9669937&ll=40.6557649,-73.9669937
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97280738
- Comments: "Continuing. Around 5pm. To the right of pink beach out in the open, but once I kept walking on the path it took off and flew toward the direction of the feeders to the other side of the lake." 

Tina's 1sy Sunday walk

Late osprey

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2021 08:21 by Danielle Khalife
- 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/checklist/S97248201
- Comments: "Sitting in a tree a little past the well house. Dark eye stripe and white cap, all dark upper side" 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

eBird Checklist - 6 Nov 2021 - Prospect Park - 1 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97213799 

Photo of Warbling vireo

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Interesting birds around here latish.

I and Charles Tang had a Warbling Vireo ( pending receipt of Charles photo) behind the Wellhouse this afternoon.

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*** Species Summary:

- Osprey (1 report)
- Blue-headed Vireo (2 reports)
- Pine Warbler (3 reports)

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 07:34 by Ashesh Goswami
- 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/checklist/S97203647
- Comments: "North west side of the prospect park lake, perched on a tree."

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 13:29 by Indigo Goodson
- 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/checklist/S97206188
- Comments: "White glasses, yellowish body, blue head, white under belly"

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 09:05 by Michael Silber
- 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/checklist/S97204350
- Media: 1 Photo

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 11:42 by Amanda Bielskas
- 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/checklist/S97205556
- Comments: "Late yellow warbler.  Photos taken."

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 09:05 by Michael Silber
- 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/checklist/S97204350
- Media: 1 Photo

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2021 12:00 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/checklist/S97205012
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "pics"

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Tweet from Heidi (@heidicleven)

Heidi (@heidicleven) tweeted at 6:13 PM on Fri, Nov 05, 2021:
A couple of days ago, I had a Bald Eagle and Turkey Vulture flyover, an American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, and this Merlin in Prospect Park! Not a bad hour of birding! (Oh and did I mention that I also saw an American Bittern that day? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ) https://t.co/ZPsPUFksgr
(https://twitter.com/heidicleven/status/1456746449274818560?s=03)

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) gwc bluebirds

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 2:01 PM on Sat, Nov 06, 2021:
Bluebirds in Green-wood. In grassy area bay magic tree - Cyprus and Vine
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1457045575535370245?s=03)

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Tweet from Gigi A (@gigi_nyc). Wood ducks

Gigi A (@gigi_nyc) tweeted at 3:21 PM on Sat, Nov 06, 2021:
Fifteen wood ducks but no American bittern, today at the Prospect Park Lake #NYC #woodduck #birdwatching #wildlife https://t.co/clUwrhjMdU
(https://twitter.com/gigi_nyc/status/1457065564837498888?s=03)

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Big star the Bittern

Today's big star in Prospect Park was the continuing AMERICAN BITTERN.

First reported to me this morning of this bittern at the phragmite marsh across from the Wellhouse,it supposedly put on a nice display. From ebird reports filed by multiple observers, I gathered it stuck long there at that spot; but at some time it climbed upward into the tree(s). See Charles Tangs photo as well as a video clip I posted earlier today.

At some point late morning the Bittern flew out to reside in the phragmite marsh opposite the Well Drive 3 Shipping containers. More details emerged that it was seen well enough there even observed eating a fish.

Late this afternoon , while the Bittern gets all the attention, a hen COMMON MERGANSER made a landing in the lake as reported by Richard P. 

Charles Tang photo of American bittern


 On today's peninsula site

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) COME to pplake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 5:21 PM on Wed, Nov 03, 2021:
Richard Payne reports hen Common Merganser on Prospect Lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1456008781968592896?s=03)

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Tweet from Tony (@Tparkslope) very cool bittern video ppark

Tony (@Tparkslope) tweeted at 1:15 PM on Wed, Nov 03, 2021:
American Bittern in Prospect Park earlier today. First time seeing one. Across from the Well House. https://t.co/36pyT8PjoG
(https://twitter.com/Tparkslope/status/1455946723688341504?s=03)

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Fwd: today at GWC bluebirds


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Orrin Tilevitz <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 3, 2021, 3:28 PM
Subject: today at GWC
To: prosbird@gmail.com <prosbird@gmail.com>


Half a dozen eastern bluebirds in a tree in the Flats, including this guy::

PP Bittern reports



 in phragmiyes across from Well House but moved later to phragmites marsh across from well drive 3 green containers , adj to boat ramp.


American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2021 13:17 by Mary Beth Kooper
- 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/checklist/S97072502
- Comments: "Continuing. Found yesterday by Bobbi. Photo to come. Mob"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2021 12:54 by Ben Wright
- 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/checklist/S97071869
- Comments: "Verified by photo, in tall reeds"
--
" Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot,the only home we've ever known"

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) latest bittern update

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:51 PM on Wed, Nov 03, 2021:
Prospect bittern flew to phragmites across containers off wellhouse dr per Terry
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1455955855321468930?s=03)

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Gochfeld GWC 11/2chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97062430 

Note late warblers and vireo,high counts junco,gc kinglets

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)Amer bittern continue s

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:48 AM on Wed, Nov 03, 2021:
Matt Beck reports prospect A. Bittern still here at peninsula phragmites spot, xcross from Wellhouse
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1455924799994277897?s=03)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Fw: American Bittern - Prospect Park

Photos from Maggie

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.

--Epictetus



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Maggie Himmelright <
To: "prosbird@aol.com" <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 03:24:44 PM EDT
Subject: American Bittern - Prospect Park

Hello Peter,

It was nice running into today. I didn't get particularly good photos of the American Bittern today, but am sending along a couple that were ok.

Take care,
Maggie






Sent from my iPhone

Winter finches article


Written by Ryan Mandlebaum, one of our young rising stars ⭐ and local Kings birder.

But also, the possibility exists of just maybe we might get some finchy movement here in the metro NYC area. ✌️x . White winged crossbills have been reported up in the Adirondacks today. As the crow flies...

A.Bittern peninsula

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Nov 02, 2021 10:46 by Roberta Manian ๐Ÿฅ

- 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/checklist/S97037854

- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "pics coming.  spotted by bobbie in phrags opposite wellhouse.  bird was attempting to swallow a huge frog." 

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Nov 02, 2021 12:00 by Juan Salas- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97037669
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Roberta Manian, on the shore by phragmites, East of Well House."
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1) CONFIRMED


- Reported Nov 02, 2021 11:40 by Max Epstein- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97030783
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "*Uncommon migrant, found by Bobbi M in phrags in front of the wellhouse. Characteristically camouflaged as it moved slowly through the phrags, apparently finished eating a frog before I arrived. Stocky brown heron with a nicely patterned back and brown streaks on the throat, behavior and plumage unlike a night-heron or green heron."