Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Greenwood sylvan specialties

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Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Clay-colored Sparrow (2 reports)
- Blue Grosbeak (2 reports)

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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.

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Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 11:03 by Sara Stokes
- 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/S94745463
- Comments: "Continuing from this morning in same general area, the east slope across from Sylvan. Associating with Chipping Sparrows. Photos."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:20 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/S94745662
- Comments: "Brown cheek. White eye line. Gray nape. Associating with chipping sparrows."

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 11:03 by Sara Stokes
- 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/S94745463
- Comments: "One seemed to be frequenting the east slope of Sylvan near the stairs and cherry tree half way up. Calling loudly, sounded similar to a cardinal but louder. Second bird was at Dellwater frequenting the willow and flying back and forth across the water.  Photos of both birds."

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:20 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/S94745662
- Comments: "Large bill. Long tail. Brown grosbeak. Seen and heard near Sylvan Water."

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--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Birdcast

September 19th looking like a great day


https://birdcast.info/

Primary brooklyn bridge park birder Heather profiled ny-er

 Nice short profile of Heather Wolf in this week’s New Yorker


Birdlife
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/20/meet-merlin-the-bird-identifying-app

Wellhouse philly vireo

 Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)

- Reported Sep 16, 2021 07:25 by Ryan Goldberg
- 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/S94732262
- Comments: "Vireo with high-contrast face — steel blue-gray crown, pale supercilium, dark eyeline and lores — and yellow throat that was brightest in the center. Great looks by the Wellhouse."

Fwd: Thursday BBC Walk

Led by Tom S.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Subject: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, 


Hi Peter,
The rains held off and we had a pleasant, if not super birdy, day. That being said, we had 15 species of warblers including Wilson's, Palm, Blackpoll, a cooperative Philadelphia Vireo, Olive-sided Flycatcher and our new regular, Solitary Sandpiper, in the Rose-Garden "pool".

Thanks very much to Ryan for co-leading, as we had close to 40 people. (And let us know if I missed anything you had with your group.)
Here's the list. 

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Solitary Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow





--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Mass Bird Death Reported in New York City Amid Migration Season

GWC Sylvan Water Blue Grosbeak (juv)

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 07:26 by Patrick Shure
- 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/S94730024
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile near Sylvan. Awful ID photo." 

Help the birds!



Habitat loss the primary impact for bird decline stems from not only destruction of forest,woods, etc but also introduce d exotic plant species that destroy insect food webs. Native plants evolved with insects over millennium their symbiotic relationships. It's twofold : loss of habitat and integrity.


An example in my local park, Asian originated Sycamore and Norway maples agressively take over displacing native seedlings and shade them out , which those native oaks,cherries die. Overcomperition is the factor.currently I'm in a project that this far removed over 4000 Norway maples spawn by 4 mature trees. You get the idea. Eventually I will plant shade tolerant oaks. Etc.

 From Facebook Pollinator s Friendly Yard 


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Cherry tree (Prunus ),oaks (Quercus)and Willow (Salix) trees host between 300-500 insect species

 ◾No exotic plant could ever achieve this. 

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A respectab!e 76 species

In Prospect today



--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

BBC Thursday Walk is on

 Tom Stephenson posted to Brooklyn bird club Facebook page his walk is a go between rainstorms.



GWC clay colored sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 11:32 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/checklist/S94702443
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Eleanor R., then re-found by Rob J. Or maybe he found a different one. Dunno. Small sparrow, unmarked lores, white malar - classier than a Chipping Sparrow." 

Philly vireos

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 07:44 by Roberta Manian 🐥

- 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/S94690684
- Comments: "Bright bird.  Dark cap/light supercilium.  Yellowest on throat"

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 11:20 by Michael Silber- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94699705
- Comments: "Seen by sylvan. Yellow belly vireo. Confirmed by Rob jett"

The Basics of Bird Migration: How, Why, and Where | All About Birds All About Birds

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A big Tuesday surge

It was one of those days I guess didn't reflect a big push of migrant birds. But there it was: evidence of numbers and birder reports from a few that a fallout commenced. One birding friend said prospect was still active into the afternoon. In parks across northern Brooklyn, it was Birdy everywhere.

For example  take the word of the Brooklyn bird club who had their weekly walk. Just a short distance from their starting point, "lamppost249" treated them well: a immature Summer Tanager with all green body with a vertical red stripe on its breast; black billed cuckoo ; and 15 species warblers just off the south slope of Lookout Hill. A standing party!
See Bobbi' s report in the previous post.

Prospect saw its first fall Connecticut Warbler ( finally). Greenwood wasn't going to claim solo rights. Courtesy of Richard Payne, he spotted the skulker along the phragmite edge across from the well house , or by the Ginkgo trees on the lake side of the Peninsula. ( Ridgewood Reservoir by the way also boasted a Connecticut today on the trail along the western impoundment)

Also on the Peninsula a Philadelphia Vireo showed up along the meadow edge. But Greenwood owns the win likely three Phillies, two together near the 20th /PPW Ave entrance. The third one was on Orchard Hill at Landscape Ave and Hillock path.

Smaller parks like Owls head park benefited from the surge as well, a birder there saying it was "very Birdy". Regardless where you were, I'm sure you saw birds,all in the home stretch songbird peak.

The day was so good, a friend mentioned :"  I stayed in one spot on the far end of the peninsula meadow for 2 hours!" 

There are many more species to mention. Look at the following checklists for details.

Prospect 95 species


Bklyn br park 47 species



PP 1st Connecticut warbler

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 09:18 by Richard Payne
- 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/S94651388
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Chunky warbler walking around in north side of lake in that corridor of reeds by the Wellhouse. Full eye ring, clear demarcation b/t drab head/breast and yellow belly, poor but diagnostic pics. *Rare." 

Chan PP Checklist Inc Worm eating warbler

BBC WALK Big Birdy Tuesday

Led by Bobbi Manian

Hi Peter,

good to see you on walk today!  as you saw, it was near fallout conditions, super birdy in most spots. gotta love those days when the birds to all the work for you.  Hope they stick around for Tom ;-)

b.

From: <do-not-reply@ebird.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 4:05 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 14, 2021
To: <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 14, 2021 7:20 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
65 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  3
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  22
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Herring Gull  2
Double-crested Cormorant  10
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  7     Conservative count.  All over the park. Many vocalizing
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Philadelphia Vireo  1     Bright adult dark crown and Lors. Bright yellow chest and throat. darkest in the throat
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  2
Gray Catbird  4
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Veery  3
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  22
Cedar Waxwing  8
House Sparrow  X
American Goldfinch  13
Song Sparrow  1
Ovenbird  3
Northern Waterthrush  3
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Tennessee Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  11
Cape May Warbler  2
Northern Parula  8
Magnolia Warbler  5
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Summer Tanager  1     Striking  imm tanager yellow with splotchy red vertically center of chest
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S94660589

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

Monday, September 13, 2021

Greenwood on a roll!

Greenwood Cemetery continues on a really good roll with fantastic birds, all seen today.

There appears to be two Connecticut warblers. One was a continuing bird on Vernal Ave by Union Ave;there is a onion dome mauseleum at that location. A second Connecticut swung by at a weeping beech on Larch Ave by Beech ave.

 Near the Vernal ave Connecticut, a Clay- colored Sparrow surfaces.

Topping a warbler list, it's always good seeing a Yellow - breasted Chat. Bobbi Manian found this bird at the Glade path near central and sycamore Avenues.

Olive -sided Flycatcher continues in the cemetery. ( On a side note,also at Prospect Maryland Monument dead snag)

If you look up, you might've seen Black Vulture and Common Nighthawks( totaling 7) flyovers.

It's just too bad I have to work and miss these great boids. 😭

Overnight pelagic boat trip for birds

GWC Rarities clark checklist

 Note clay colored sparrow and Connecticut warbler


https://ebird.org/checklist/S94612003

Manian prospect checklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94597982

Note olive sided fc,YB cuckoo, RC kinglet


--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Fwd: First sat BBC walk

Led by Dennis 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 6:25 PM
Subject: First sat walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, 

Hey all,

Nice group perfect weather and a total of 61 species plus an empid. Highlights were yellow throated vireo eating a lantern fly, blackburnian, Canada, bay breasted warbler and olive sided flycatcher. Looking forward to next week.

D

Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.65679, -73.97029, Kings, New York, US
Sep 11, 2021 12:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
61 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  14
Mute Swan  8
Wood Duck  9
Mallard  21
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  12
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  9
American Coot  1
Laughing Gull  2
Herring Gull  1
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  2
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  2
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Empidonax sp.  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  4     Two seen at once near duck island two others heard along lakeside
Red-eyed Vireo  13
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Barn Swallow  2
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  32
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  2
Hermit Thrush  1     In a berry tree near West Island with robins
American Robin  5
Cedar Waxwing  5
House Sparrow  3
American Goldfinch  14
Song Sparrow  2
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  2
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  19
Northern Parula  12
Magnolia Warbler  6
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Canada Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S94577840

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

Saturday, September 11, 2021

GWC PHVI details

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2021 15:14 by Max Epstein

- 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/S94529447
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Michael S. earlier, flew out of crabapple tree off Vista ave where it was hanging out. Warbling-like vireo with yellow tinge on breast and belly, brightest on the throat, dark line through eye and lores, and whitish eyebrow contrasting with darker cap. Photos." 

Excellent Day in Greenwood Cemetery

 A most productive day in Greenwood Cemetery in supplementing the high warbler diversity ,rarities put on appearances for birders. With no Townsend's warbler to report, it was a great day for birding under clear blue skies.

85 species were reported including 23 warbler species, a spectacular fall number for the cemetery.

Personally I spotted a fall best 13 species warblers,thanks to help of my spotters Rob Jett and Adelia Harrison. My best I think were Mourning, Bay-breasted, Wilson's and Blackpoll in that highlighted order. The Mourning spotted by Adelia appeared feeding in white wood asters at the Bluffside path on Sylvan Water north slope; Bay-breasted and Wilson's at Crescent water crabapple trees. 

A gorgeous adult Bald Eagle flew over in circles above Crescent for nice views

Regarding rarities and uncommon birds,here's the list: Connecticut Warbler at Vernal Ave by Union; Philadelphia Vireo in a Vista Ave crabapple; Yellow breasted Chat at Dellwater; Broadwing Hawk over Cypress and vine aves; Olive sided flycatcher at Ocean Hill; perched Common Nighthawks, ; Yellow throated Vireo at a Holly Path bald cypress tree; and cuckoo.

Orioles, tanagers ,red breasted nuthatches, great crested flycatcher,wood pewee were some other stuff making it an enjoyable adventure at the cemetery.

Check the list ( click on the date for the observer Checklist)


https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884


Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) yesterday's photo red necked phalarope

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 4:15 PM on Fri, Sep 10, 2021:
Red-necked Phalarope near the peninsula at Prospect Park. Found by Eleanor R. https://t.co/g7PUPZraJt
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1436423003039019008?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) gwc mowa

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:14 AM on Sat, Sep 11, 2021:
Mourning warbler greenwood Bluffside path found by Adelia H. Active spots in places
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1436679492806877186?s=03)

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Friday, September 10, 2021

GWC

79 species today inc continuing Town sends warbler. In several locations by Pine Hill or Vinegar Ave near Forest ave.

Check Ebird Alerts


Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 12:50 by Roger Clark
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94464320
- Comments: "Continuing. Pics. Many observers present."


--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Day of the Phalarope

Eleanore Ray came up with a big bird for Prospect Park,the first seen since 2001. 

A RED NECKED PHALAROPE dominates birders mindset as they all converged on the south Lullwater. Swimming and pecking away at surface bugs, the rare bird was quite a tame creature ,so tame that a rental kayak with two kayakers glided so close yet the phalarope paid no mind. 

First seen around 11:15, it stuck around into late afternoon though on the move . An hour after its discovery it moves southeast towards the Peninsula point. As of 4:37 at the last tweet,it resided along the south shore of the Peninsula meadow ( by the giant Willow). 

A really terrific find and enjoyable bird to watch so close to birders on the Breeze Hill shoreline.

The rest of the park enjoyed a great day for birding. Philadelphia Vireo, Olive sided flycatcher and multiple warblers entertained birders in many spots. Lookout Hill Butterfly Meadow northwest was hit very early with warblers, along them a cooperative TENNESSEE WARBLER.

76 species in prospect. Check the link 

Prospect Red necked phalarope records

 Today's great find by Eleanor Ray is the 4th record for Prospect Park.

Here are the other dates

October 6th, 1945 preconversion, no observer

Fall 2001 ( unfortunately this record isn't in Ebird,likely lost during the office database conversion into Ebord. The bird I found was on a boulder at the Upper pool dog beach.The paper record is disposed)

Sept 12th 2007 Scott Whittle

Todays photo red necked phalarope

See max's checklist




--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Brooklyn, NY Hourly Weather | AccuWeather

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/brooklyn/11210/hourly-weather-forecast/334651 

Northwest wind still blows thru this evening. It's an opportunity to get out and watch birds Saturday!

GWC TOWA **

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 07:24 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/checklist/S94451231
- Comments: "Continuing, found by Doug G yesterday. Distinguished from female BTG by broad, dark olive mask(appeared nearly black in some lights) and yellow extending from face/throat onto chest. Multiple good looks, mostly brief, w many other observers."
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Fwd: Friday's BBC Thursday Walk

Leader Tom Stephenson assisted by Ryan Goldberg

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2021, 1:50 PM
Subject: Friday's Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>, Angie Co <angela@studio-co.com>
Cc: Valerie Masten <valerie.masten@gmail.com>, <shishi47@gmail.com>, Tina Alleva <tinamariealleva@gmail.com>, Jeremy Nadel <jeremynadel@gmail.com>, Toby Kasper <tobykasper@gmail.com>, <annchou1218@gmail.com>, radka osickova <Radkadesign@yahoo.com>, Eleanor Ray <eleanorkray@gmail.com>, Enrico Leonardi <leonardi.enrico@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,
It was a beautiful day, with a smattering of birds around the park. The numbers were down from last week, but there were some really good species. We never made it to the lake or even out onto the peninsula, so the list is a bit shy this week. Here are some of the hightlights:

Thanks to Eleanor for spotting the Red-necked Phalarope; really a great bird for the park. We also had Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, at least 5 Bay-breasted Warblers, Wilson's, Tennessee (Valerie), Worm-eating Warblers; and more.

The lifer for me was a walk that included a 7-week old. So many lifers....

Here's the list to post. See everyone next week.

Best regards,
Tom

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mallard
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Red-necked Phalarope
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) ** RED NECKED PHALAROPE Lullwater south of terrace br.

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:18 AM on Fri, Sep 10, 2021:
Phalaropes species swimming in Lullwater south of terrace bridge. Seen from pink beach peninsula Prospect.found by Eleanor. Maybe Rednecked
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1436348436744450048?s=03)

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Seen better from breeze hill pink beach n openings. Very close

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Invitation to plant JBWR west shore volunteer event

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Townsend's warbler details

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*** Species Summary:

- Townsend's Warbler (3 reports)

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Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 16:12 by R M
- 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/S94425282
- Comments: "Reported by doug earlier, but bird refused to give satisfying views . i observed a slightly streaked yellow bird with dark cheeks - at first i thought weird cape may, but the streaking was less crisp and limited to the flanks. additionally, the chip note was lower in pitch than a cape may's, though still a few pitches higher than a BTNW. - eleanor should have a photo, tripper should have recordings."

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 13:25 by Max Epstein
- 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/S94424754
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Very rare, awesome find by Doug & Co; similar to black throated green warbler, but with darker cheek patch and more yellow in the chest. Associating with Magnolia and Blackpoll warblers in cypress trees here: (40.6551855, -73.9911731) Took a couple pics."

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 13:21 by Sean Sime
- 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/S94424560
- Comments: "Following up on County MEGA found by Doug G, George A and Co. Not a particularly bright female/immature type. Often giving sweet single call note. Feeding exclusively in conifers in the brief time I was there."

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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) Townsend's map pin

Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) tweeted at 1:25 PM on Thu, Sep 09, 2021:
A rare vagrant TOWNSEND'S WARBLER female is being reported by Doug Gochfeld and others in @GreenWoodHF, seen recently at the pin. Many will chase, so watch for the birders!
https://t.co/KuajLeiG8Z
(https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn/status/1436017836963598347?s=03)

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Townsend's warbler today at Greenwood Cemetery Pine Hill, in moving flock. Per Doug Gochfeld

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). NAWA in PP BMead

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:03 AM on Thu, Sep 09, 2021:
A beautiful yet very wet Nashville Warbler feeding in tall Joe-pye-weed in Butterfly Meadow ( Prospect)
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1435982282196758529?s=03)

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That bird makes my day...

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Friday &Saturday loooking up!

 According to Bird cast, Friday and particularly Saturday should be birdy.That is,get out and bird! Numbers is coming.( if you are in the right place)

But darn ,I wished I was in Cape May ! 😄

https://birdcast.info/

Greenwood cemetery hot day

You could take your pick of any bird rarity;or try for all three and one place will be fine for the pursuit. For Greenwood cemetery,that's the place to be today: it had three rarities.

First we begin with LARK SPARROW. Found by Rob Jett, the bird thought it was a security guard as it hung around the 20th street entrance security booth. It lingered there long enough for other birders to see the Lark Sparrow.

The second good bird is DICKCISSEL also found by Rob Jett. And Sylvan Water was the spot ,two seen on the western slope for several birders reporting it afterwards.

The last bird worth pursuing is a fall prize, CONNECTICUT WARBLER. Perhaps the Dellwater bird on the move,Michelle Talich found it at Valley Water southwest corner by the bench and memorial garden. A later report placed the Connecticut at Bayside Ave, just east of Valley Water. Hey bird,aren't you supposed to go south? 🤗

Paul checklist with photos



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Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

--Ezra Pound

BBC Thurs walk changed to Friday

Planting volunteers needed JBWR

Phillies at Butterfly Meadow

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 08:59 by Alan Barnes
- 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/S94372852
- Comments: "Vireo with strong yellow wash gleaning in oaks by butterfly meadow." 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) olivesided fc

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:09 AM on Wed, Sep 08, 2021:
Olive sides flycatcher continues on dead ash tree west edge Butterfly Meadow, watching goldfinches Prospect
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1435591035846119426?s=03)

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

GWC Philly Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 08:50 by Jason  Bailey
- 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/S94349503
- Comments: "SW corner of Sylvan.  Nibbling on Yew fruit for a bit.  Small, round, plump Vireo. Yellowing in the throat extending down toward belly.  Dark lores.  Overall just seemed darker than Warbling, but the cap not as dark as a Red-eyed, nor as streamlined looking.  No wing bars." 

Tuesday northwest dropins

 A good day as one would expect with Northwest winds the engine for fall migration. Three parks or green spaces benefited greatly with good birds and diverse lists. The following is a summary of those top birds.

Top of the morning is CONNECTICUT WARBLER. Spotted along the Dellwater top edge in Greenwood cemetery by Doug Gochfeld, the rare furtive warbler stuck it out all day on that slope.

Several fly catchers namely Empidonaxes piqued interest. Around Crescent and Dellwater, prized YELLOW BELLIED accompanied Least and Willow . 

An early Ruby crowned Kinglet crashed in as well in GWC.

Meanwhile over in Prospect, theres good action. The LAWRENCE WARBLER is the headliner, this hybrid was spotted by Karen Ohearn at Lookout Hills switchback trail which start upward near the Maryland Monument.Both cuckoo species were recorded, the BLACKBILLED juvenile I was lucky to see it at Butterfly Meadow ( a big thanks to Ryan Mandlebaum getting me on the bird;  and to the gentleman finding it first I believed Jeremy Nadel). see previous posts for details.

A nice find perched at the top of the dead ash tree was an OLIVE SIDED FLY CATCHER. Look for this tree at Butterfly meadows west slope.

For the numbers crunchers,72  species for Prospect,including 17 warbler species.

There's plenry of warbler diversity as well. Check the link below.

Lastly,Brooklyn Bridge Park has a say as well. On pier 6 a female Hooded Warbler appeared. Pier 6 harbored as well Lincolns Sparrow.On pier One there's an early Palm Warbler.


With much to write about, simply look at the EBird checklists and get thee out there!


https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516


69 species in GWC https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884

Lawrence warbler lookout hill today

 Seen by Karen Ohearn , this hybrid was spotted at the top of the switchback trail. See the checklist for photos:


https://ebird.org/checklist/S94336007

Greenwood Connecticut warbler Dellwater slope

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 07:02 by Doug Gochfeld
- 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/S94330226
- Comments: "**Low density, inconspicuous migrant, with typically only a handful seen annually in Brooklyn/Queens. Flushed by passing walker out of unmown grass north of the Dell Water. We quickly re-located in the dark understory on the adjacent slope, where it was doing the typical Connecticut Warbler thing of staying still for a while on one perch after flushing. This perch was obscured, so were only able to get some awful views, no matter how much we moved around. After it dropped back down to feed, we repositioned and got pretty good views after it flew up off the forest floor and perched in shady view for a minute before buggering off. Photos, video." 

BkBrPk Lincoln sparrow

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 7, 2021. BBC WALK

Led by Bobbi Manian

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From: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 3:52 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 7, 2021
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

we had a good walk today!  it was good seeing you on top of lookout.  highlights were both cuckoos, blackburnian, and a nice wilsons seen only by Dennis at Fallkill which is now muddy habitat similar to Rick's Place and should be checked more often until they turn the water back on.

Good Birding,
Bobbi

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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 7, 2021 7:37 AM - 1:24 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.249 mile(s)
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  11
Wood Duck  9
Mallard  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  7
Laughing Gull  2
Herring Gull  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Green Heron  2
Osprey  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Empidonax sp.  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Warbling Vireo  4     Seen and heard everywhere in park. Not high fir a 6-hour walk
Red-eyed Vireo  10
Blue Jay  6
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Barn Swallow  3
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  3
European Starling  3
Gray Catbird  6
Northern Mockingbird  1
Veery  1
American Robin  7
Cedar Waxwing  12
American Goldfinch  9
Baltimore Oriole  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  3
Common Grackle  1
Ovenbird  2
Northern Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  24
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S94331900

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

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) olivesided fc pp

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:08 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
Olive sides flycatcher in dead tree west edge  butterfly Meadow Lookout
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1435228454119776259?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) bb cuckoo in pp

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:36 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
Upland SP still present far Rockaway beach dune B44th st
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A Lark in greennwood Crescent water

 Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) (1)

- Reported Sep 06, 2021 13:56 by jordana m

- 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/S94309854

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Hanging out with chipping sparrows mostly on ground, much bigger than the chippers. Thought it was a female redwing blackbird until I got a closer look! Photos."


Lotus Winnie Lee (@lotuswinnielee) tweeted at 9:58 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:

Lark Sparrow in Green-Wood Cemetery ⁦@GreenWoodHF⁩ at Crescent Water today 9/6/2021, thanks to my buddy Jordana ⁦@jordanaNYC⁩ for the find!! It was great seeing you today Jordana!!! 😘 #larksparrow #birdwatching #wildlife https://t.co/E8EsvTWZxy

(https://twitter.com/lotuswinnielee/status/1435059965820121092?s=02)

Monday, September 6, 2021

Gwc ybfc

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 11:08 by Forrest Wickman
- 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/S94284729
- Comments: "Crescent water. In the horseradish tree with the white flowers south of the water. Seen only briefly but pretty sure: Smallish flycatcher with green back, yellow belly, yellowish beak, faint smudging on breast. Basically identical to Yellow-Bellied from Vale a few days ago. Not heard. Couldn't get photo before I lost it." 

Last night's note on nighthawks

 From Kathy Toomey

"Lots of nighthawks - 20 plus I would say.  There were 5 flying around the street light by the MD monument "

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) CONH last night Prospect

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 6:38 PM on Sun, Sep 05, 2021:
Three nighthawks flying over the Nethermeade
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1434647256456695809?s=03)

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

North west wind alert

Note monday evening northwest wind more likely night Hawks on the move Tuesday morning good potential for birds.




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Fwd: BBC Green-Wood Cemetery walk Sunday Sept 5th

Brooklyn Bird Club walk led by Ed Crowne

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Date: Sun, Sep 5, 2021, 7:12 PM
Subject: Green-Wood Cemetery walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Greetings, Peter

This morning's tour of Green-Wood yielded 44 species. Highlight birds included Cape May Warbler, Common Raven, Brown Thrasher and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. I am attaching a link to my eBird list.

Best regards, Ed


https://ebird.org/checklist/S94243531

Drab Philadelphia Vireo in PP


Radka Osikova took a photo and sent to Kathy T. whom I happened to run into  this afternoon and saw this photo.

A clearer photo sent to my phone makes me quite confident this is a drab Philadelphia Vireo which can be confused easily with Warbling Vireo.

The presence of a dark eye lore, dark blackish remiges and dark black spot at the wing wrist are good indicators. If it isnt a light aberration with the photo, the central breast appears yellow.the head crown looks darker than the back.  I also detect the beak thicker with a top mandible down curve with a point.

The observation spot was by the mound at field #7 of the ballfields west end long meadow .I recognize the plant it's on as Gray Dogwood. Plenty of those there.



Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). 21 woodlies

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 5:54 PM on Sat, Sep 04, 2021:
The record is 11 set on may 11 1965
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1434273671586230272?s=03)

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Saturday prospect

 Also had 67 species.. Good warblers there along with solitary sandpaper n lesser yellow legs. See the checklist


https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

GWC Saturday

 https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884


67 species today Inc nice warbler finds

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884

67 species today Inc nice warbler finds

Slow approach in prospect

Since sun glare makes it hard for me nowadays to bird the small stuff like fast warblers, my pace is slow patient even stop awhile approach. If I get some warblers on my own,I'm happy. High numbers is not a personal goal anymore.

I made four stops: Well drive containers, well house,butterfly meadow and peninsula tip. 

Well drive containers was most productive. With the heavily vine infested slope here i spotted Magnolia Warbler,half a chestnut sided warbler and likely a very fast Canada warbler giving me a heck of a No chance. Those dang vines! Also appearing: Red eyed Vireo.That one cooperated!

Behind the Well house there were birds.But only a personable Northern Parula and Song Sparrow were happy to show themselves.To my upper left an American Redstart flashed itself.

Butterfly meadow was quiet given its good habitat. American Gold finches held stage among the sunflowers. But with patience I earned seeing a cool bird: Rose breasted Grosbeak. In a young oak in almost center of the meadow,I saw the movement. My hope is finding it in the thick leafy tree. And sure enough the perched openly  immature male with striped head had a rose breast!

Mark my words someday. When that young center oak matures, it will be  center stage for migrating birds.And the reason? Birds fearful of becoming prey like to fly short distancss for quick cover. ( and me and dan smith saw a flyover kestrel this morning). And the irony? The oak was never planted by anyone. It generated naturally on its own from a dropped acorn,a baby Pin Oak. Early in its life I asked the arborists to transplant it ( because of its tap root)but they always forgot. Now it stands to be a "birdy station" between the bird club donor trees and big corner pin oaks.

My last stop in the usually late morning --especially fall Peninsula tip netted zilch. Oh someone came along and saw a black and white warbler. I couldn't see it because of the strong glare( of course when you are looking south)

Oh well you cant get them all!


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Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

--Ezra Pound



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Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

--Ezra Pound

Prospect Solitary records

Charles Tang report yesterday of 5 solitary sand pipers at the 10th avenue lawn puddle is an exceptional sighting. I mentioned later that 9 were reported in Sept 2010 by Doug Gochfeld; the latter observation consisted of three seperated flyovers, one 6 birds together. But that date isnt the record.

A further look revealed the highest single day solitary sandpaper number is 11 (eleven) set way back on may 11,1965-- 56 years ago! Since it was a data converted record from an old database into Ebird,no observer name is listed.

1965 Checklist below

https://ebird.org/checklist/S4109812

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Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

--Ezra Pound

eBird Checklist - 3 Sep 2021 - Brooklyn Bridge Park - 33 species (+2 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94141652 

Yuan Checklist Inc details LARK SPARROW.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Prospect Nighthawks good tonight as well

Ryan Goldberg from the Nethermead had this message:  " Maybe 20-25 nighthawks tonight. A good encore!"

Prospect today and the week

 56 species today with a number of nice warblers,yellow bellied fly catcher,solitary Sand pipers.

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

Get  out tomorrow and enjoy migration!

Brooklyn, NY Hourly Weather | AccuWeather

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/brooklyn/11210/hourly-weather-forecast/334651 

Northwest wind still the direction this evening 6 pm on. So Nighthawks should still come thru... Maybe not as many last evening but go for the heck of it..

Nethermead triangle best spot .

-kb

Solitary sandpipers

Charles Tang reported a flock of 5 at the lawn lake puddle southeast of the Prospect Park southwest and 10th Ave park entrance.
The puddle  leaks into the drive. Opposite western ballfields 

Unfortunately he also mentioned off leashed dogs flushed the birds.. check back maybe they returned.

eBird Checklist - 2 Sep 2021 - Prospect Park - 15 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94111809 

Last night's BBC pop-up Event,leader Karen O'hearn checklist

Thanks Karen for a delightful evening! Folks had a great time! 🛬🚁🐦

- kb

More photos from Alex R particularly the two eagles ( cropped photos)




Nighthawk at dusk..