Thursday, April 8, 2021

BirdCast - Bird migration forecasts in real-time

https://birdcast.info/ 

Tomorrow may not be sunny but oftentimes might be productive. Enjoy the day as a wet weekend ( at least Sunday) will be a soaker

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Willow PP Spring walks

COME stays

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Apr 07, 2021 09:19 by Daniel Smith
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85061366
- Comments: "Continuing spotted on water between West Island and west shore." 

Prospect Park Rough legged Hawk records

Just as I figured.

Yesterday's sighting was the eleventh record the first RLHA seen in 22 years! The last sighting was April 25 1999   (  https://ebird.org/checklist/S4111167 ) and the observer then was none other than...me! A bird I remembered well on a BBC walk  as we don't get this very rare  bird ; my sighting was a flyover over Lookout Hill heading northwest.

To the observer of yesterday's bird over the ball fields I say congrats for a fantastic sighting. It was apparently a low flyer that terrific photos were had.



Prospect Park
Kings, US-NY
DATE # OBSERVER
1999-04-25 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1970-04-14 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1969-12-28 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1945-12-15 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1945-12-02 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1945-10-26 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1937-12-09 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1936-05-01 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1917-11-07 1 NYC Bird Report Data
1915-05-26 1 NYC Bird Report Data


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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) upper Pool LOWA

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 2:55 PM on Wed, Apr 07, 2021:
LOWA still at the back viewing area of the Upper Pool
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Tweet from Birdwatch (@BirdwatchExtra)

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The specially designed 'skybrator' wind turbines could reduce both avian casualties and noise pollution. Find out more: https://t.co/v9Eu71siJU
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:31 PM on Wed, Apr 07, 2021:
4 low croaking Ravens over bklyn botanic garden bloomed cherry blossoms ....
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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert PP ROUGH LEGGED HAWK

It has been many years since the 
Last one reported. Rare find! Ill check the reds later.

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Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To:


*** Species Summary:

- Rough-legged Hawk (1 report)

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Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Apr 06, 2021 08:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/S85006476
- Comments: "Seen flying over the baseball fields of Prospect Park. Photos posted to Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nikon500F4/status/1379550369647312903"

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Prospect briefs Rover returns

Tuesday in Prospect was highlighted by the return of Rover the eagle.

On the Hammerhead in southwest Prospect Lake, Rover was seen perched in a tree by one of my supevisors. Later Rob Bate witnessed the eagle catching a fish from the lake, a catfish. There's plenty of catfish recipes we can pass along to Rover.It flew up towards Lookout Hill with its meal.

This morning saw the return of Martins. Sorry folks not that one; namely  3 Purple Martins over the lake spotted  early morning by Dale Dyer.

The last good mention regards Louisiana Waterthushes. A few different places were scenes for the tail bobbing bird: Ravine southern weir, Upper Pool,Pagoda's Lily Pool and a late report  of south lake shore behind 3 Sisters Islands. It's that time of the year

Bird migration forecast maps - BirdCast

https://birdcast.info/migration-tools/migration-forecast-maps/ 

April 7-9th might have an uptick in birds...

PP Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Apr 06, 2021 08:00 by Valerie Masten

- 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/S84959233
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "upper pool. White eye stripe, pink legs. Poor but diagnostic photos" 

Fwd: Rover


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Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2021, 10:53 AM
Subject: Rover
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Rover caught a catfish in Prospect Park Lake today.  No Purple Martins for me though.




Monday louisiana waterthrushes

A reported two birds ,the first at Ravine South Weir; the latest at the back of upper pool from the path, a second one. Upper and Lower Pool is sources from the Fallkill Falls.

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Fwd: field sparrow, I think



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Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Subject: field sparrow, I think
To: "prosbird@gmail.com" <prosbird@gmail.com>


At the Dell Water today



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Monday, April 5, 2021

Rarities in pp

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (1)
- Reported Apr 05, 2021 09:10 by Joe Girgente

- 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/S84854677
- Comments: "Seen on two separate occasions with pale orange rump standing out against the small flock of brilliant blue-green TRES with which it was associating. When banking towards me, the small pale patch on the forehead stood out against its darker surroundings. Couldn't obtain pics."

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Apr 05, 2021 07:32 by Paul Sweet

- 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/S84847570
- Comments: "Pagoda pond 

Prospect gray breasted martin NEGATIVE

No reports today of Martin so far 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

BBC eve program april7

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

74 species Sunday including red shouldered hawk,purple Finch, Iceland Gull,siskin, common Merganser,red throated loon...and some Martin people have been chasing... πŸ˜†

Patagonia effect today..many πŸ‘€a. More rare sightings....

Events for April 2021 – Brooklyn Bird Club

http://brooklynbirdclub.org/events/ 

New BBC Prospect walks. Life goes on.... 🎈

Gray breasted Martin ( pending) Prospect

Today's continuing bird focused on the outer/ Lower Lullwater,the body of water between Terrace Bridge and Peninsulas north shoreline /tip.

Most birders hung around on the pink concrete beach ( opposite the Terrace Bridge) hoping for the Martin's appearance. Behind that beach there was a tall ginkgo tree it perched at the top several times; it also perched next to the Bridge.

Early in the morning it perched over the small cove of the peninsula back hand ( the peninsula is shapes like a hand). I haven't heard it reported over the open lake or straying too far. It did disappeared for time gaps likely flying high on the wing.

If you are not successful ,there's always the Louisiana Waterthush. The walking bobbing warbler first spotted in Binnen water, worked upstream under the Nethermead Bridge where it was seen on the small weirs. I was lucky to see it-- thanks to Charles tip--on the small waterfall in the Ravine just in from Rocky Pass entrance.

Happy Easter everyone ! πŸ°πŸ‡πŸ£

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). LOWA RAVINE

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:44 PM on Sun, Apr 04, 2021:
Louisiana waterthush still present on waterfall ravine by rocky pass entrance. Prospect
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1378750242477199363?s=03)

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Tweet from Heidi (@heidicleven)

Heidi (@heidicleven) tweeted at 9:51 PM on Sat, Apr 03, 2021:
The bird that is maybe possibly a Gray-breasted Martin in Prospect Park! https://t.co/pMNtLP7zZN
(https://twitter.com/heidicleven/status/1378525663188160514?s=03)

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Tweet from Richard Nelson (@Richard36971987) Martin progne species still present east prospect lake

Richard Nelson (@Richard36971987) tweeted at 0:44 AM on Sun, Apr 04, 2021:
Prospect Park Saturday 04/03/21
Grey Breasted Martin (confirmation pending)
Poop kept landing in water so no DNA :)
Also seen: Euro Goldfinch (2), Pine W. (1)
F. Common Merganser, Barn & Tree Swallows
all from same location @ P.P Lake
@BirdBrklyn https://t.co/KDgkrvCtqq
(https://twitter.com/Richard36971987/status/1378569084279853058?s=03)

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Mega rarity swallow details from Doug, original finder Eastern prospect lake

Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea) (1)
- Reported Apr 01, 2021 07:25 by Doug Gochfeld

- 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/S84571274
- Media: 16 Photos
- Comments: "*****Potential MEGA. Very few records for the continental USA of Gray-breasted Martin or of any species in the "Snowy-bellied Martin" complex.
Changing observation now (on 04/03) from "Progne sp." to Gray-breasted, as that's what I now believe it most likely is, and it is easier for people to track through alerts when entered as a full species- these first two lists have photos for people to peruse as well. That said, I acknowledge the high level of uncertainty inherent in tropical Progne identification.

I First found this swallow from the south shore of the lake, opposite the Peninsula, as I was on my way out of the park. I was perplexed about its identity for quite a while, in part due to the dark, wet conditions, and the distance from the bird. It was starkly pale below, much like a Tree Swallow, except for an obviously dusky throat, and its upperparts were cold toned bluish, rather reminiscent of a dull Barn Swallow. It was not obviously larger than the couple of nearby Tree Swallows at first, which added to my confusion, as Purple Martins tend to impress me as dramatically larger than our other common swallows.
After ascertaining that it was indeed a Progne Martin, in large part by shape and flight style), additional views and photos cast some doubt on the null hypothesis of Purple Martin (brown flanks, apparently clean, unmarked underparts, little hint of a collar). I relocated to the Peninsula thumb, hoping for better views and photos. I did get some better views and pics. These showed that while my impressions of the underparts had been correct, it did indeed have a pale, mildly contrasting collar.

I had to leave the park after this, and was at this point waffling on the ID, and assuming this bird would prove to be part of a range of variation of Purple Martin which with I wasn't familiar. Examination of photos on a computer, and resources thereafter, and consultation with a couple of friends made me strongly suspect Caribbean Martin or another member of the Snowy-bellied Martin complex. I got the word out, and returned to the park, later, once the front passed and the light was better. This second encounter will be in a different eBird list, and this bird was last seen at least fifteen minutes after official sunset, at which point it was becoming too dark to adequately track it, so we could not ascertain whether and where it roosted. Many photos, though darkness hindered the quality. More photos and some video during the afternoon excursion.

Afternoon list:
https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S84575730

Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea) (1)
- Reported Apr 02, 2021 13:43 by Joseph DiCostanzo
- 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/S84633080
- Comments: "MEGA RARITY. Bird found by Doug Gochfeld yesterday. Slightly larger than Tree Swallows which were also present. Back dark bluish like Tree Swallows. Underside white like Tree Swallow except for dark grayish throat. Tail moderately forked. Bird too small for Purple Martin. Tail did not seemed forked enough for Snowy-bellied Martin complex. Gray-breasted Martin seems a better fit. Hopefully, many photos by Gochfeld and others will help resolve identification. (Changed species ID from martin sp? On April 3)"

New York Breeding Bird Atlas Checklist - 1 Apr 2021 - Prospect Park - 45 species (+4 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S84571274 

See details on the mega Martin find and Doug's reasons for Progne species

Consensus on Martin species prospect lake

At least one line of consensus is assured about the mystery Martin flying and perching in Prospect Lake. The NYC RBA is saying it's a tropical species one of --until further analysis --pinpoints it's true identity (if ever): Cuban,Grey breasted or of 3 snowy bellied complex species. Stay tuned.

The mega Martin spent most of the day off the Peninsula Tip ( the rustic shelter) flying with Tree Swallows or alone. At one time to my luck after a tweet it perched in a birch on Music Island .Other birders watch from the Lefrak Rink shoreline plaza as this tropical Martin stuck to the area between the rink,peninsula and duck island.

If anyone's interested there's still the hen Common Merganser and Redthroated Loon on the lake...hmm I guess not with that celebrity super mega Martin around...

Tweet from Felipe Pimentel (@Fpimentel14)

Felipe Pimentel (@Fpimentel14) tweeted at 6:58 PM on Fri, Apr 02, 2021:
Not yet identified Martin sp. (Progne sp.) Seen in Prospect Park Lake (today, 4-2-21). Brooklyn, NYC. Please, click on images. #NYbirds #NYbirding https://t.co/vCKuoYq5WN
(https://twitter.com/Fpimentel14/status/1378119733518741511?s=03)

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Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) bald eagle surprise

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 4:08 PM on Fri, Apr 02, 2021:
Unbelievable day! I watch raptors's nests for NestWatch as well as NYC wildlife unite. I found a new Red-tailed hawks' nest recently at Prospect. As a routine, I took photos of my nest for the report. Was I surprised what I saw! Rover or another Bald eagle was sitting in the nest https://t.co/NJpO17evb5
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1378076931615244291?s=03)

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https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=NJBIRDS%3Bfad2a240.2104&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&s=03 


Seen today frequenting with Tree Swallows off the Peninsula Tip (shelter) ..also perched on Music Island near rink side, peninsula cove trees.

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) ? Martin species

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 4:16 PM on Fri, Apr 02, 2021:
Purple Martin or whatever Martin at Prospect Park? This Martin attracted a lot of birders to Prospect park. I thought there is another Painted Bunting male around! I hope we will find out what this mystery bird is! https://t.co/ncT2GfSzz2
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1378078949050310657?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PP siskins

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:09 AM on Sat, Apr 03, 2021:
Two pine Siskins at last hanging thistle feeder prospect
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Prospect mystery martin

Asof 1039 perched in birch at northeast Music Island opp the rink entrance to restrooms

Friday, April 2, 2021

Swallow mystery

Much of the focus at Prospect Lake centered on a mystery Martin all over Prospect Lake today.

First appearing yesterday,found by Doug G, what was presumed a Purple Martin has been downgraded to an uncertain species identity. It could be an aberrant plumaged purple but suggestions are being thrown towards a tropical species possibility. These suggestions include Cuban ,Carribean or Gray breasted.

I'm very leery of posting anything here to create a wild goose chase. But if you are in the mood of chasing phantom geese, at least youll enjoy the beauty of Prospect park , then give it a shot and go for it! what's the worst if it was decided a purple? At least the pursuit was fun.


April Fools list

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Prospect Lake swallows and morn warblers

Of the small number of swallows flying all over prospect lake,the one that stood out was Purple Martin.

Joining Tree,Barn and Northern Rough winged,the Martin was first spotted off the Peninsula by Doug G. Eventually it made its way over to West Island cove in later afternoon seen by a Mob.

Earlier when it was dreary cold, about 6 PINE WARBLERS settled in the Lullwater on both sides. I was fortunate for Linda Es tipoff to see one low male in poor light. I thought that was going to be my best look for PIWA.  Wrong. After work I sauntered down to the back road of the Pools. Just past the Lower Pool, I saw Kevin R looking at something on the ground. I figured I better get over there. And sure enough there's a bright male Pine in nice sunny light when it cleared up. My spring is made when I get my favorite warbler ( second is orange crowned).

The other highlight for me post work was the still present Red throated loon in the Lake. But what was special is that I saw the loon grab a fish! And I  enjoyed watching the loon swallow the fish as swallows flew above it. 🐟🐑🐑

I had no luck with the Martin but I avoided the mob given the circumstances ( still waiting my 2nd vax in two weeks)

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) Lullwater pine warbs

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:46 AM on Thu, Apr 01, 2021:
At least 6 pine warblers in prospect Lullwater says Linda E. I just saw one low male now
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1377648616408543236?s=03)

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this week in prospect

The past two days are seeing several new species in Prospect.

Swallows include Barn and Northern Rough winged.. Louisiana Water thrush puts in an early appearance; look for it near water like the Ravine,Pools and Lullll water.

Blue gray gnat catchers and Veery also were reported.


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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Louisiana arrives

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2021 07:30 by Doug Gochfeld
- 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/S84462318
- Comments: "On the early end for first arrival of the season, but not exceptionally so. Very active around the Lullwater cove and adjacent woods, chipping a few times. Eventually disappeared, likely around the corner towards the Lullwater Bridge." 

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Prospect Park spring migrants ( flagged for the early date)

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


*** Species Summary:

- Barn Swallow (1 report)
- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (2 reports)
- Louisiana Waterthrush (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.

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Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) (2)
- Reported Mar 31, 2021 07:35 by Steve Strauss
- 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/S84457889
- Comments: "Lullwater, flying above the wisteria tunnel. Clear forked tails + BS song."

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2021 09:25 by Jeremy Burnworth
- 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/S84458320
- Comments: "Sweet gum trees near parade grounds entrance"

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (2)
- Reported Mar 31, 2021 07:44 by Peter Paul
- 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/S84456602
- Comments: "Buzzy call. Blue above, slim tail, too fast for photos."

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2021 07:44 by Peter Paul
- 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/S84456602
- Comments: "Comments later."

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Fw: New Date: Prospect Park Clean-up April 3




"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere,"
       --Albert Einstein



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: membership <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
To: membership@brooklynbirdclub.org <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2021, 03:28:27 PM EDT
Subject: New Date: Prospect Park Clean-up April 3

Dear Members,

We had to cancel last week's clean-up due to rain, so please note the new date. Please join us for a Prospect Park cleanup Saturday April 3rd, 9 a.m. with meeting locations at the Wellhouse and Grand Army Plaza (see attached flyer.) Please R.S.V.P by replying to this email if you plan to attend, and let us know at which location you plan to meet.

We will provide hand sanitizer, garbage bags, gloves and first-come first-serve grabbers. If you borrowed a grabber, please remember to bring it with you. And don't forget water, and your mask!

Hope to see you on April 3rd for this pre-migration clean-up!


Yours,
Dennis W Hrehowsik
President, Brooklyn Bird Club

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

Bird migration forecast maps - BirdCast nigjt of 3/30

https://birdcast.info/migration-tools/migration-forecast-maps/ 

Looks like a decent movement....I'm just hoping to get better looks of a male pine warbler!

Pine and kinglets

An influx of PINE WARBLERS and GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLETS occurred along the south path behind the Pools this morning. Something like 4-5 of each species.

Of course when I got there just before noon, they went on their lunch break!

Common Redpolls GWC

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (2)
- Reported Mar 30, 2021 14:51 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/S84419661
- Comments: "Long continuing finches along Southwood. One pink male, one plainer bird. Both white finches with dark streaking, red foreheads, yellow bills. Photos of both." 

PP Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Mar 30, 2021 09:10 by Kayla Schwarz
- Prospect Park--Upper Pool, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6635228,-73.9709206&ll=40.6635228,-73.9709206
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84394501
- Comments: "Saw it in the long meadow" 

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) yellow rumps

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 11:04 PM on Mon, Mar 29, 2021:
Yellow-rumped warblers are in Prospect Park now! https://t.co/FniD1P01HE
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1376732119788048384?s=03)

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Prospect lake brief

Single Common Merganser hen sticking close to 3 Sisters Islands....

While a Red Throated Loon was spotted in West Island cove.

A pair of Wood Ducks with scattered Ruddy Ducks and Shovelers in small numbers.

FOS gnatcatcher reported in PP

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (3)
- Reported Mar 29, 2021 15:02 by Indigo Goodson

- 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/S84355213
- Comments: "Smal bird, white ring around the eye, gray on top, white on bottom, tail sticks up, black n white tail, dark beak." 

GWC BLVUs

Article on pandemic birding

Come PPLake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2021 08:27 by Daniel Smith
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84336636
- Comments: "Continuing" 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Prospect sunday

 https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec


Note Gadwall,, tree swallow,hermit thrush,winter when gc Kinglet. No big numbers  today. Red throated loon and common Merganer continues.pair wood ducks on upper pool island where fallen nest box is

Tweet from Hugh Sansom (@hughsansom) Friday tweet

Hugh Sansom (@hughsansom) tweeted at 10:24 AM on Sun, Mar 28, 2021:
Friday in Prospect Park, migration season picks up steam... Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Rusty Blackbird, Pine Warbler. https://t.co/ViJqnIDJCP
(https://twitter.com/hughsansom/status/1376178381247680516?s=03)

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) gwc ravens

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:18 AM on Sat, Mar 27, 2021:
GWCem 3 Comm Raven,croaking flyover heading east ,ForestAve
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1375814560809160709?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PIWA GWC

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:23 AM on Sat, Mar 27, 2021:
GWCem 4Pine warblers in vincinity if Monarda path near interact Southwood/Locust aves. Moving fast tho North.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1375800734629826561?s=03)

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Friday, March 26, 2021

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884 

Note Eastern bluebird ,palm and pine warblers,field Sparrow, golden crowned kinglet  .... And Osprey as usual March migrants.

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

58 species Friday including Pine and Palm warblers,early arrivals.

Lake continues to host red throated loon hen common Mergansers and a wonderful sight of 12 Hooded Mergansers in the lake center area.

Winter wren and other typical species for March coming thru.

Monday the feeders will be done as I took a few empty ones down today.

Enjoy your boiding weekend.

🐦

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) pine warb

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 3:19 PM on Fri, Mar 26, 2021:
Pine Warbler in ravine close to Rocky Pass
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1375527948544053248?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PPLake mergansers

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:53 PM on Fri, Mar 26, 2021:
12 Hooded Mergansers and 2 hen Common Mergansers riding the blustery waves of Prospect lake in front of 3 Sisters islands
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1375536512171925510?s=03)

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Hooded mergansers

A dozen reported by Marc B on Prospect lake. Also Red throated loon and hen Common Mergansers continuing.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Things still sticking around...

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Mar 23, 2021 17:12 by Richard Fleming
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83973613
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Presumably the same bird from recent visits, continuing."

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (2)
- Reported Mar 23, 2021 12:55 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/S83974769
- Comments: "Possibly more.  Seen down by the water at Dell Water.  Red forehead patches, yellow bills, black around base of bill. One had a rosy chest" 

Still around ..

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Mar 23, 2021 15:10 by Mike Wilper
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6649101,-73.9754889&ll=40.6649101,-73.9754889
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83969166
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female on the lake in prospect park. See photo 

Monday, March 22, 2021

COMe still at Prospect Lake


Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 22, 2021 07:53 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/S83876379
- Comments: "Continuing, reddish brown heads, red Bills, white throats. Behind Three sisters islands"

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Fw: BBC Virtual Presentation, Tuesday March 23




"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere,"
       --Albert Einstein



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Subject: BBC Virtual Presentation, Tuesday March 23

Join us virtually via Zoom Tuesday, 3/23:

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK ECO PROJECTS WITH GEORGIA SILVERA SEAMANS
MARCH 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkfu-hrzMrEtByknk5Chj5niC0XaWLbhYU

Georgia Silvera Seamans is an urban forester, and the co-founding director of Washington Square Park Eco Projects. Georgia is also an independent researcher and freelance writer. She has bylines with UrbanOmnibus.net, Audubon.com, and Audubon Magazine, and her research has been published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and the Journal of Arboriculture. She's an alumna of Wesleyan University, the Yale School of the Environment, and UC Berkeley.

Georgia will present the changing ecology of 9.75 acres of unceded Lenape land now known as Washington Square Park. She will discuss two current projects in the park: the Observing Wildlife Longitudinally aka the bird survey and the WSP Phenology Project.

Fwd: New Clapper Rail Spring issue

From Brooklyn Bird Club editor Ryan.



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From: Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 21, 2021, 7:27 PM
Subject: New Clapper Rail
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hey Peter,

Here's the new Clapper Rail if you'd like to post it on your blog:


Quite a few reports and photos from the CBC, plus other interesting articles. I hope you enjoy it!

Ryan

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:23 PM on Sun, Mar 21, 2021:
At least 2 Common Mergansers hen at 3 sisters islands west, isl shoreline prospect lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1373732067591266304?s=03)

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Gwc Redpolls three

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (3)
- Reported Mar 21, 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/S83821779
- Comments: "Saw 2 with Tom Preston and another birder at Dell. Later I saw 3 where they have been reported the last week.  Seems likely 2 of the 3 were the pair at Dell." 

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny)

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 9:27 AM on Sun, Mar 21, 2021:
Good morning ☀️ I was not expecting to see a wood duck couple in a tree this a.m. https://t.co/p4okkLSMzC
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1373627310042198016?s=03)

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Tweet from Tony (@Tparkslope)

Tony (@Tparkslope) tweeted at 6:54 PM on Sat, Mar 20, 2021:
The Red-bellied Woodpecker continues hard at work today building its new house in Prospect Park. https://t.co/A7TcirT7iD
(https://twitter.com/Tparkslope/status/1373407714274127881?s=03)

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

HAPPY SPRING! 🌸🌼🌻

Vernal Equinox occurred at 432 am this morning.

A season of new anticipation and hope!



Friday, March 19, 2021

Gwc Redpolls sticking around

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (4)
- Reported Mar 19, 2021 13:40 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/S83692128
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Still here, at Southwood and Oakwood, feeding on the ground with juncos.  Red patch on forehead, sharp yellow bill with black around its base, streaky. Photos." 

Below I believe  is Dell Ave  ( wintergreen path) 

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (7) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 19, 2021 10:35 by T Remy
- 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/S83701114
- Comments: "In a sweetgum tree at Wintergreen Path."

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

If you like woodpeckers, now's the time. After I left my office yesterday for my car at the picnic house lot, I was stopped by Hairy Woodpecker, quite a surprise at the location above the Sparrowbowl. And seconds later my first of season Flicker at the next tree. This morning a Red bellied Woodpecker at Well Drive.. I guess it's that time now.. enjoy the weekend and the feeders

March 28th BBC Prospect cleanup


 

Odd old world Sparrow at GWC

 Melanistic House Sparrow at GWC Dellwater ,reported by Orrin T.




European Goldfinches

 Seen today by Kevin Rolwing at Peninsula Sumacs ,6 birds


COME prospect lake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 19, 2021 07:57 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/S83660905
- Comments: "Continuing female" 

Tweet from Ann Murray (@amurraycolo). Nycas young birders

Ann Murray (@amurraycolo) tweeted at 2:01 PM on Fri, Mar 19, 2021:
Nice article on young birders in NYC Audubon's Urban Birder magazine. John Dean is one of the featured birders and shouts out to @BklynBirdClub!
(https://twitter.com/amurraycolo/status/1372971475280478227?s=03)

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Prospect feeders in the home stretch

The LAST REFILL is today in tune with spring equinox ( tomorrow). 

Enjoy the last week of the bird feeders till late November when it resumes.

A pleasure serving you birders. But now I need a vacation.. πŸ’€πŸ›ŒπŸ¦πŸ¦‰

Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) PP Cleanup

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 10:38 AM on Fri, Mar 19, 2021:
Please Join us Sunday March 28th for a Pre-Migration cleanup with GAP and Welljouse Meeting Locations. See you then! https://t.co/CljrMplmff
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Brooklyn Bird Club fundraising to 'bird-proof' Jamaica Bay • Brooklyn Paper

Rusty by the Zoo

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 16, 2021 15:39 by Tom Coughlan
- 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/S83526185
- Comments: "Photos, will upload later. Woods parallel to zoo with robins" 

Redpolls continue at GWC

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (4)
- Reported Mar 16, 2021 10:00 by Jennifer Kalb
- 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/S83520856
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "at last - high up in a sweetgum tree at Southwood and Dell Aves" 

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 15, 2021 15:24 by Doug Gochfeld
- 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/S83488381
- Comments: "**Continuing females on the lake."

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Around the nabe

A few things to report for today.

Redpolls continue in Greenwood Cemetery. Besides the aforementioned post at Dellwater feeders they continue being seen at Southwood ave South of the Union Ave junction. Another report mentioned " feeding in sweetgums": all along Southwood into Dell Ave are sweetgums.

An immature White crowned sparrow was spotted on Dellwater path.

Switching over to Prospect where ducks reign. 3 Common Mergansers on the big lake have staying power. I found 4 Ring necked Ducks on the Upper Pool;they were two pairs.

Help Stop Bird Collisions in Jamaica Bay |Created byAlex Zablocki

GWC Feeders Dellwater Redpolls

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (5)
- Reported Mar 15, 2021 10:35 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/S83465345
- Comments: "Birds were at the Dell water feeders when I arrived, providing excellent views.  Exact count of 5 as they flew off in the general direction of the previously reported location." 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Note ring necked Ducks and RTLoon. Looks like those mergs left?

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot 54 species today

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884 

Including Redpolls and typical March migrants

eBird Checklist - 14 Mar 2021 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 17 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S83394560 

Note Wilson's Snipe n photo

Gwc Redpolls details

By now most people would have gotten the species but those still interested, focus on Southwood Ave western route from Union Ave  ,going east on Southwood into Dell Ave. Sweetgums line the whole route. Both ground to the treetop s.

A second EURASIAN WIGEON ,both seen at Bush Terminal Pier park

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2021 10:31 by Michelle Talich
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83386450
- Comments: "One adult male (continuing) and one imm male." 

GWC Redpolls stick around,more showing up today, mult reports

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (8)
- Reported Mar 13, 2021 08:00 by Ian Resnick
- 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/S83314027
- Comments: "continuing rarities, many observers, by Southwood Ave" 

Brooklyn Bird club walk results March 13th


Led by Dennis and Bobbi M


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Subject: Your gwc walk.
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Peter,

Fun walk with lots of new members. Highlights were redpol, pine Siskin and of course good looks at one wood cock. 36 species total.

36 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  22
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  2
Mourning Dove  9
American Woodcock  1
Herring Gull  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Monk Parakeet  7
Blue Jay  4
crow sp.  2
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  8
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  6
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  15
House Finch  5
Common Redpoll  6     Continuing on winter path
Pine Siskin  7
Field Sparrow  2
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  97
White-throated Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  7
Northern Cardinal  5

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

> On Mar 13, 2021, at 1:47 PM, Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 
> Dennis
>
> Sende your walk checklist at your convenience.
>
> Tough finding a timberdoodle today for me in gwc. Hoped u had better luck.
>
> P



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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Another location

Winter walk a wooden bridge  starts from Vista Ave n Dale Ave.. by new columbarium.

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 13, 2021 08:25 by Kathleen Toomey

- 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/S83355384

- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing on winter path" 

Greenwood cemetery good saturday

 Of local parks ( well we kinda think Greenwood is a park) the cemetery took high honors for great all round birding. A number of quality birds kept the place cooking today.

Number one honor goes to COMMON REDPOLL. Up to six birds were seen feeding on ground sweet gum seed balls for most of the morning. The hot spot was South wood Ave south of the Union Ave t intersection. along the mostly heavy seed side 4 Redpoll fed including one gorgeous bird with bright red breast. Thanks to some birders who alerted me as I was approaching. Much obliged!

Two American Woodcock hid well but Dennis H leading the BBC walk found them. Both birds camouflaged well in the ground were under conifers one a yew tree the other a Holly- at Sylvan water south flank.

A Rusty Black bird surprised me on Dale Ave east of the Crescent Water. Perched in a young Oak it flew to the opposite hillside for good views. I read later Rusties  were seen at Owls Head park and Prospects Vale of Cashmere.

For bonus in the cemetery ,add an Eastern Bluebird.A single bird appeared at Central Ave by the sumac and meadow paths. Feeders I heard had Pine Siskins ( as did Prospects).

Raptors include Bald Eagle likely Rover 7 and flyover Black Vulture.

Chopping and Field Sparrows were reported  both I assumes near Dellwater

Not leaving Prospect out of the loop.i found  later on continuing quality on the lake..of course it's the long staying Red-Throated Loon and two Hen Common Mergansers .8 Wood Ducks among the many Canada geese had a hard time getting out of the way in Duck Island channel.

In Emily Clarke checklist with photos , more good Prospect birds. Ring necked Ducks likely in upper Pool and Black headed Gull returned to the lake.

And finally, Eurasian Wigeon continues at Bush Terminal pier park as of 807 this morning. I was thinking of going for that bird but I did enough chasing for the day.

Tweet from Michael Sand (@MLSandline)

Michael Sand (@MLSandline) tweeted at 3:12 PM on Sat, Mar 13, 2021:
Special morning of birding @GreenWoodHF, Common Redpoll, American Woodcock well camouflaged, Field Sparrow, and Eastern Bluebird @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/djTO9clFNX
(https://twitter.com/MLSandline/status/1370830067287330822?s=03)

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Tweet from Brooklyn Backyard Birds (@BirdsBrooklyn)

Brooklyn Backyard Birds (@BirdsBrooklyn) tweeted at 4:27 PM on Sat, Mar 13, 2021:
Finally got lucky and caught this Black Vulture soaring over Green-Wood Cemetery this afternoon. First BV in Brooklyn for me! https://t.co/zeb9dZlqQu
(https://twitter.com/BirdsBrooklyn/status/1370849095707942915?s=03)

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Tweet from Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958)

Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958) tweeted at 4:49 PM on Sat, Mar 13, 2021:
Rusty Blackbird at VOC in Prospect Park, Brooklyn this afternoon. https://t.co/ibX2A4fOfl
(https://twitter.com/DKV1958/status/1370854483455049729?s=03)

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Tweet from Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster) BBC walk woodcock

Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster) tweeted at 2:54 PM on Sat, Mar 13, 2021:
Well they didn't make it easy today but we managed good looks as one timber doodle on our @BklynBirdClub woodcock walk. Thanks for coming everyone! Photo taken by @BobbiInBrooklyn https://t.co/tPmrZm4siZ
(https://twitter.com/deepseagangster/status/1370825553637429253?s=03)

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eBird Checklist - 13 Mar 2021 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 14 species

Fwd: 3 more redpoll pictures greenwood cemetery


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Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 7:14 PM
Subject: 3 more redpoll pictgures
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You can see the pink breast on one of them.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) GWC redpolls

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:18 AM on Sat, Mar 13, 2021:
4 C.Redpoll at southwood ave, Wright grave south of Union Ave Greenwood Cem . On ground
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1370756196303572997?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) gwc rubb

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:34 AM on Sat, Mar 13, 2021:
Rusty Blackbird hillside on Dale Ave east before crescent water greenwood cem
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1370745186444324866?s=03)

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) Eastern bluebird at owls head park

Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) tweeted at 7:13 PM on Thu, Mar 11, 2021:
EASTERN BLUEBIRD today in Owl's Head Park. πŸŽ₯: Gus Keri https://t.co/Y4RuPNlS7w
(https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn/status/1370166127377190914?s=03)

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Tweet from ariya1 Eastern bluebird at GWC

ariya1 (@ariya1) tweeted at 7:04 PM on Fri, Mar 12, 2021:
Took off from work today 3-12-21 to go birding at Greenwood Cemetery. I found an Eastern Bluebird! I've been chasing them since July 2020 when I saw one briefly in WI (but I didn't have my Nikon on me).  Last year folks kept reporting them in NYC but I could never find them https://t.co/LXJsJ9Ref2
(https://twitter.com/ariya1/status/1370526233549811713?s=03)

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Gwc 3/12

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (3)
- Reported Mar 12, 2021 14:25 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/S83261007
- Comments: "Part of a larger group of about 10 or so birds, but our view/experience was very brief so we're marking the number we actually looked at. White finches with dark streaks, red foreheads, yellow bills. Photo of one of them."

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (15)
- Reported Mar 12, 2021 13:07 by Michael Silber
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83267631
- Comments: "Large group of redpolls feeding in ground. Red spot on forehead. Dark goatee."

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 12, 2021 10:59 by Ariya McGrew
- 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/S83259193
- Comments: "Feeding in a sweetgum tree. And spotted by other birders" 

Gwc pine warbler

 Likely a single bird reported this morning at dellwater/ crescent water area in greenwood cemetery

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Notables include geeen winged teal, 9 wood duck, ring necked duck, continuing common Merganser, both loon species and passage of March passerines brown creeper, golden crowned kinglet yellow bellied sapsucker, winter wren, pine Siskins, Cooper's hawk,

BTPP LBBG

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Mar 12, 2021 13:08 by Paul Sweet
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83254135
- Comments: "Continuing 1st winter. Intermediate in size between HEGU & RBGU. Slender black bill" 

Fwd: Rusty black bird in the vale



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Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 9:46 AM
Subject: Rusty black bird in the vale
To: <pdorosh@prospectpark.org>


Non-breeding male in the water at 8:30 AM this morning.



Tweet from almonte (@ronniealmonte) Piwa photo

almonte (@ronniealmonte) tweeted at 5:37 PM on Thu, Mar 11, 2021:
it's true, Spring really has arrived in Brooklyn. Pine warbler!!! https://t.co/lVQZxorlgN
(https://twitter.com/ronniealmonte/status/1370141819942621184?s=03)

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Another pine.

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2021 13:07 by Ronnie Almonte
- Owls Head Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6403687,-74.0322153&ll=40.6403687,-74.0322153
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83203762
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "yellow head and breast, white utc, wing bars, dusky cheeks, broken yellow eye ring, blurry streaks on the side" 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Feeders news

Two full refills remain for the next two fridays. by end of March the feeder season will end and each feeder taken down as seed disappears from each.. spring is blooming and insects come alive. -kb

Continuing Redpolls today at gwc

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/S83190045
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "exact count in and under a sweetgum on vernal ave."


Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (10)
- Reported Mar 11, 2021 07:52 by Michelle Talich

- 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/S83189368
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "10 redpolls observed feeding on Sweetgum seeds on the ground and in the trees along Southwood Ave with a flock of dark-eyed juncos. Small finch with pointy yellow bill. Red patch on forehead and black patch on chin below beak. Streaky sides, notched tail. Two had beautiful rosy breasts." 

It's here! 1st Pine Warbler.. GWC

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2021 09:38 by Russ Alderson
- 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/S83186549
- Comments: "Bright yellow individual with dark wings and wing bars. FOY!" 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Redpolls by ten

 Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (10)

- Reported Mar 10, 2021 14:05 by Ryan Goldberg
- 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/S83152788
- Comments: "Exact count of flock that took up from the ground into sweetgums by Southwood & Union. Watched them feeding for a long while after that. Streaked flanks, red cap, black chin, yellow bill. Vocalized as a group in flight a few times, a dry chatter not too different from PISI."

Today briefs

Eurasian Wigeon (1 report)

Seen in Bush Terminal Pier Park

- Common Merganser (2 reports)

Seen in Prospect Lake

- Black-headed Gull (4 reports)

Seen in Bush Terminal Pier Park

- Common Redpoll (1 report) 

Dell Ave in Greenwood Cemetery

Eastern Phoebe

In Prospect at Rick's Place and Park Circle Entrance

Red Throated Loon seemingly favors Duck Island in Prospect lake