Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Tweet from Major Dude (@smeliothompson)

Major Dude (@smeliothompson) tweeted at 11:49 AM on Sun, Feb 28, 2021:
Black Headed Gull yesterday trying desperately to fit in with the bigger Herring Gulls on the prospect park lake, ended up scurrying about awkwardly, feigning intentionality, like a middle schooler attempting a new outfit: been there. #birdcpp #birdbk #birdpp https://t.co/tlWw4FdhCu
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Tweet from Gigi A (@gigi_nyc)

Gigi A (@gigi_nyc) tweeted at 0:43 PM on Sun, Feb 28, 2021:
A bald eagle visited the Prospect Park lake this morning. So great to see it! #birdwatching #baldeagle https://t.co/9WqsT5kQxW
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Mew gull a- traveling

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 28, 2021 10:32 by karen o'hearn
- 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/S82520366
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Possibly same as PP mew. Pics coming" 

2nd BHGU confirmed BTPP

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2021 10:32 by karen o'hearn
- 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/S82520366
- Comments: "Different bird from pp. this one had less red, more orangy-red bill and feet." 

PPLake baldie continues morning sightings

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 28, 2021 10:24 by Amy W

- 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/S82516108
- Comments: "Continuing banded individual, on both sides of Prospect Park Lake" 

Iceland in Red Hook

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 28, 2021 13:44 by Richard Fleming
- Pier 44 Waterfront Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6757764,-74.018366&ll=40.6757764,-74.018366
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82518163
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Sandy-colored first winter type. On the rocks extending south from Pier 44, the same seaweed-clad remnant jetty where Glaucous Gull was regular a few weeks ago. In contrast to Glaucous, this bird was smaller, and particularly smaller-headed, without the massive linebacker vibe of Glaucous and Greater-Black. Bird slightly smaller than adjacent Herring Gulls, with a significantly slimmer-than-Herring all black bill and overall sandy/creamy plumage (white marked sandy or very pale brown). Pink legs and feet." 

eBird Checklist - 28 Feb 2021 - Prospect Park--Prospect Lake - 13 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S82526665 

It seems my luck finally materialized with the raindrops.Because after four attempts I finally caught up with the Black headed Gull and an ice stationed Mew Gull.

With a plastic bag over my scope I arrived happy to see the west shore rustic shelter unoccupied .Nobody else was around...too bad. From here after ten minutes scouring the smaller than usual gull flock I spotted the Black headed gull. In among the Ringbilleds but not blocked I had terrific views in my 30 year old-- at least-- Kowa scope.

About ten minutes more I blessed my luck as I have now in open view left of the flock the immature Mew Gull. The light was good despite light raindrops and carefully checking off the diagnostic field marks, I can boast my personal find seen on the ice the Mew ( being the last time was a swimming bird).

I scanned the flock several times more hoping to get greedy with a third rare gull but instead I picked up the Mergansers.

The latter sighting with the Mergansers was a nice event. The drake Hooded flirted closely with the much larger Common hen. But methinks Hoodie she's not the right gal for you.

Wood Ducks are considered winter rare, so that species added bonus to my hour birding list. Winter birding --not everyone's cup of tea --is at times very rewarding.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) rainy PP la ke rare gulls

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:03 PM on Sun, Feb 28, 2021:
Good time to 4get my phone. Mew Gull and Blackhead gulls seen from west shore shelter 30 minutes ago.also comm and hooded mergansers together
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Today's PPLake BHGU

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2021 09:30 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/S82507569
- Comments: "Immature. On shore of lake near Vanderbilt pg" 

Common merg today Prospect lake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2021 09:16 by Christopher Engel
- 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/S82497518
- Comments: "Continuing"
 

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Yesterday's prospect lake rare notables,..

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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 11:52 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To:


*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Black-headed Gull (1 report)
- Bald Eagle (1 report)

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

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

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (4)
- Reported Feb 27, 2021 14:27 by Amy W
- 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/S82475014
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All females. Flying over Prospect Park Lake."

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 27, 2021 14:27 by Amy W
- 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/S82475014
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On the ice in amongst the Ring-billed around 4:30 pm."

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 27, 2021 14:27 by Amy W
- 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/S82475014
- Comments: "Continuing around Prospect Park Lake, scattering the geese and ducks, and sometimes with a lone crow trailing behind."

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Bald eagle loves prospect lake

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 27, 2021 14:30 by Juan Salas

- 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/S82464212
- Comments: "Continuing 4 year old, band R7 white on Black. 

Black headed gull ...here and there. ..and everywhere....a well traveled single bird??

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 27, 2021 08:07 by Joseph Weisbord

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/S82465983
- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "First winter gull, thanks to other birders who pointed it out"

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 27, 2021 14:30 by Juan Salas

- 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/S82464212
- Comments: "Continuing. 

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 27, 2021 16:15 by MI YU
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82468570
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Immature, with orange bill and legs, roosting on the marina docks after sunset."

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Tweet from almonte (@ronniealmonte) really cool photo

almonte (@ronniealmonte) tweeted at 6:33 PM on Fri, Feb 26, 2021:
brooklyn's weird lol. Bald eagle, Common merganser, American black duck. Prospect Park. https://t.co/bYKk8ODOfi
(https://twitter.com/ronniealmonte/status/1365444938050191362?s=03)

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Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking). BkBrPk RUBB

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 4:36 PM on Sat, Feb 27, 2021:
This Rusty Blackbird is on one of the Pier 1 lawns at BkBrPk all day everyday I dunno what else to say https://t.co/oLou7ZYocp
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Preserve Coney Island Creek!

 Comments due by tomorrow.  See the link


https://mailchi.mp/nycaudubon/avian-advocates-feb-2021


From Brooklyn bird club Facebook post


They want to put a ferry terminal in Coney Island Creek.  Not only is it largely inaccessible to Coney Island residents but it will change the ecology of the dunes there where so many gulls roost.  They will need to continuously dredge the narrow channel which will change the sand buildup on the dunes and the constant traffic will disrupt the wildlife making use of the inlet and creek.  Take action now and send in your comments.


https://mailchi.mp/nycaudubon/avian-advocates-feb-2021


Historically the creek n park has seen 245 species


Google "Coney Island Creek park Ebird hotspot" for checklist. Use it link to add to comments


Save our Brooklyn open spaces! 🏞🌲🌱🌾🐚🐦🐰

Friday, February 26, 2021

Prospect week in review

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


Week in review with prospect lake the gem including rare Common Golden eye duck with the rare gulls - MEW,BLACK HEADED,LESSER BLACK BACKED and ICELAND ,common merganser and a very cooperative bald eagle

eBird Checklist - 26 Feb 2021 - Prospect Park--Prospect Lake - 33 species

Other things in the nabe

Outside of Prospect there s been nice birds reported.

Brooklyn Bridge Park continues to host a Rusty Blackbird, seen today on the Pier 1 lawn.

At Bush Terminal Park, another ( or same?) Black headed gull surfaces and there's also a likely Eurasian Wigeon.


BHGU details

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 26, 2021 11:49 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/S82380175
- Comments: "Continuing. Smaller gull sleeping, reddish legs. A birder showed me with her scope." 

PP BHGU sw corner Lake

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 26, 2021 12:53 by Eliot Thompson
- Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.65521, -73.97194, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.65521,-73.971943&ll=40.65521,-73.971943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82376463
- Comments: "Edge of prospect park lake southwest corner with gulls and geese" 

3 PP COME

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Feb 26, 2021 08:31 by Gary Chapin
- 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/S82377765
- Comments: "Continuing hen on the lake and two flyover drakes." 

Tweet from Michael Sand (@MLSandline) PP Bald Eagle Cago spook

Michael Sand (@MLSandline) tweeted at 11:51 AM on Fri, Feb 26, 2021:
Bald Eagle spooking Canada Geese over Prospect Park Lake. @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/OGcPzTAsxW
(https://twitter.com/MLSandline/status/1365343817545703425?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) hen COME PPLake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:23 PM on Fri, Feb 26, 2021:
Prospect lake hen Common Merganser at east tip three sisters islands
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1365382103156801544?s=03)

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eBird Checklist - 26 Feb 2021 - Prospect Park - 17 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S82361758 

Note bald eagle perched and hen common Merganser at lake today

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Tweet from almonte (@ronniealmonte) gwc woodcock

almonte (@ronniealmonte) tweeted at 7:01 PM on Thu, Feb 25, 2021:
American woodcock in Green-Wood Cemetery πŸ₯° https://t.co/De4mZ4UwYV
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Rusty at BKBRPK

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 25, 2021 13:25 by Maureen Matthews
- Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 1, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7014636,-73.9971256&ll=40.7014636,-73.9971256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82323589
- Comments: "Seen foraging in the wet field. Medium sized blackbird, dark black and glossy, yellow eye. 

Prospect Lake hotspot ( more like torrid) you name it ,lakes got it...

Common Mergansers,Black headed Gull.....and Oh... Some other gull still hanging around... a...Mew Gull.

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 25, 2021 10:30 by Linda Ewing
- 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/S82321923
- Comments: "Found earlier by Rob B. Lone female floating/diving in open water. Richly-colored red-brown head w contrasting white chin & high contrast at neck distinguished from red-breasted merg. Bill appeared heavier and brighter as well."

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 25, 2021 09:41 by Robert Bate
- 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/S82322162
- Comments: "Female in open water on lake"

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 25, 2021 09:41 by Robert Bate
- 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/S82322162
- Comments: "Regular visitor"

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 25, 2021 09:41 by Robert Bate
- 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/S82322162
- Comments: "Common type 1st winter. Continuing bird"

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Bald Eagle returns to ice prospect park Lake

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2021 16:30 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/S82289922
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "On the lake in Prospect Park. See photos." 

Black-headed Gull at Brooklyn bridge park pier 1

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2021 16:45 by Catherine Quayle
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6996104,-73.9973745&ll=40.6996104,-73.9973745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82288856
- Comments: "Continuing from last night at Pier 1. Small gull, orange bill with black tip, dark orange legs. Smudge around eye and black spot behind eye. Sub-adult showing a little brown on wing." 

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert Rate Gulls PPLake

Prospect Lake is still Brooklyn Gull heaven.. also two LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS seen by Errico who reported Black headed Gull today.  

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2021 09:45 by Enrico Leonardi- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82270098
- Comments: "Immature bird. First spotted by Kevin R. Hiding behind Ring-billed Gulls. Some good views when the birds moved. Red legs and mainly red, tiny bill. Double smudge of black behind the eye."


Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2)
- Reported Feb 24, 2021 09:45 by Enrico Leonardi- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82270098
- Comments: "Two separate birds, both immature. First confirmed on WhatsApp group thanks to back of camera picture: good comparison with immature Herring next to it. Second bird on edge of open water; good comparisons with herring, ring-billed and GBBGs close by. Both birds showed clearly all black bill and size between Ring-billed and Herring gulls. Other birders present might post pictures on eBird."


Mew Gull details below 


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2021, 1:25 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To:


*** Species Summary:

- Mew Gull (European) (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.

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

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2021 08:24 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/S82267208
- Comments: "***Very rare. Continuing immature bird. Arrived some time between 08:40 (when it was not present on the lake), and ~09:30 when we re-focused attention on the gull flock and found it standing on the ice asleep. Starting to noticeably wear off or molt out some of the smudgy brown collar and breast markings, and bill perhaps a bit brighter than when first located here two weeks ago. Walked around a bit, but was mostly sleeping. Still on the ice when we left just before 10:30. Park bird for pops. Photos, video."

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2021 08:24 by Robert 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/S82267209
- Comments: "***Very rare. Continuing immature bird. Arrived some time between 08:40 (when it was not present on the lake), and ~09:30 when we re-focused attention on the gull flock and found it standing on the ice asleep. Starting to noticeably wear off or molt out some of the smudgy brown collar and breast markings, and bill perhaps a bit brighter than when first located here two weeks ago. Walked around a bit, but was mostly sleeping. Still on the ice when we left just before 10:30. Park bird for pops. Photos, video."

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Fwd: eagle photos

From Kathy Toomey..

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kathleen Toomey <kathleentoomey@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 7:11 PM
Subject: eagle
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

Here's some - not very good - photos of the eagle. 

PPLake 3 rare gulls day MEW,BHGU,&LBBG

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 23, 2021 09:40 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/S82231582
- Comments: "***Very rare. Continuing immature/first-winter/second calendar year bird. First saw it on the ice around 09:57, and it was almost certainly already on the lake by the time of my arrival. Some great views today during its stay. Disappeared some time between 11:25-11:30, and certainly left the lake around then or shortly thereafter. Photos, video."

Iceland Gull (kumlieni) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni) (1)
- Reported Feb 23, 2021 09:40 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/S82231582
- Comments: "*Uncommon. Nice pale, uniform juvenile. Noticeably short, stubby-appearing dark bill with just a hint of pale coming in at the base. Perhaps yet another new individual."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 23, 2021 09:40 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/S82231582
- Comments: "*Uncommon. Crisp, clean-headed, bright-billed adult picked out by Dale Dyer shortly after it arrived on the lake to bathe ~11:22. Stuck around for perhaps only 15-30 minutes." 

PPLake still good. BHGULL

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 23, 2021 16:33 by Carl Biers
- 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/S82229602
- Comments: "On ice near edge of open water with Herring and Ring Bills. Preening. Mostly obscured by HEGU andRBGUs but got a couple of good looks through scope. Thin reddish bill, black spot behind ear, dark, reddish legs. Smaller than RBGU. Partially obscured digiscoped photo tk. Flew off around 4:50" 

PPLake Bald eagle my account

 Thanks to Kathy Toomey' s tweet I was able to see my first sitting eagle in Prospect.


I was working the ice removal at the 11th Ave entrance when I received Kathy's tweet.Of course i have to see it as I've never seen one on the "ground". Looking for my bins I realized I forgot them having to dry them home from yesterday's wet day. Fortunately I keep a cheap pair in my toro vehicle.

I parked my car along the west lake drive and quickly hurried over to the lakeshore and took a look. Sure enough for a bird that big it's an easy spot in the lake middle. Later I went to see Kathy on the Hammerhead and congratulated her as well as expressed appreciate her tweet. 

There in a closer view i took a bin photo. Pretty awesome!


PPlake bald eagle

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 23, 2021 10:21 by null
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82220903
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Doug G spotted it flying over the lake and scattering the gulls.  It landed on the frozen surface of the lake, walked around a bit, and then took off again after about 10 minutes..  Not quite completely mature, probably 4th year bird.  The head and the tail were almost but not completely white.  Doug noticed that there was a band on one of the legs.  Photos attached."
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) Bald Eagle SITTING ON prospect lake ice middle

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:36 PM on Tue, Feb 23, 2021:
Thx to Kathy Toomey sighting  Bald Eagle on the ice. Prospect Lake at edge of open water per tweet. I see it now. Middle of lake adult. WhooHoo!.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1364298187377430536?s=03)

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Reappearance PPLake ICELAND & LBBG GULLS.

Continuing good gull gawking on prospect lake

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 23, 2021 08:29 by Carl Biers
- 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/S82200450
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Very pale bird photos

 Iceland Gull (kumlieni) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2021 13:07 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/S82199474
- Comments: "*Uncommon. New individual that was not one of the ones detected by others over the weekend. Crisp adult, just one or two gray outer primaries, cute head, obviously dark eye, a bit smaller and more compact than the surrounding HERGs. Digiscoped video."


Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2021 13:07 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/S82199474
- Comments: "Adult arrived and started bathing around 13:50. Hung out kn the ice near a couple of Great Black-backeds for a while after and between its two bathing sessions."

Monday, February 22, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert this weekend's good gulls

Prospect lake best winter for gulls. This weekend : MEW , LESSER BLACK BACKED and  BLACK HEADED GULLS.. wow!

Click on Linda's checklist

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- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)

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Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 13:00 by Linda  LaBella
- Prospect Park--Lakeside incl. LeFrak Center, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6581231,-73.9642769&ll=40.6581231,-73.9642769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82127408
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Darker and slightly smaller than Herring Gull but bigger than a Ring-billed Gull; Dark slate gray above, very little white on wings, dark smudgy spot around he eyes."

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From today : PPLake LBBG

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2021 09:40 by null
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82153059
- Comments: "Dark gray primaries, not black but darker then all adjacent ring billed gulls. Intermediate in size between ring billed and great black . Staked nape densest along eye"
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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert PPLake MEW gull

Photos in checklist today's submittance

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*** Species Summary:

- Mew Gull (European) (1 report)

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Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2021 12:16 by null
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82118329
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing rare bird.  Immature.  Almost the size of a Ring-billed Gull with a noticeably smaller black and ivory-colored bill.  Observed the Mew Gull with Matthieu from France and his friend for 20 minutes or so between 3:30 and 4:00 PM.  It flew up at one point but we were able to keep on it til it landed on the water.  It had a black fringe on its white tail.  I actually compared the bill pattern with previously confirmed sightings and it is the same.  Low-quality photos are attached.  Presumably Matthieu will have better photos."

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Very early Osprey over GWC

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2021 12:25 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/S82107360
- Comments: "Broad soaring bird with patterned dark and light underwing. Dark shoulders and wingtips." 

Bush Terminal park black headed gull immature

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2021 09:15 by Roberta Manian πŸ₯
- 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/S82104447
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "1st winter" 

eBird Checklist - 21 Feb 2021 - Prospect Park--Prospect Lake - 1 species. Mew Gull

Saturday, February 20, 2021

PP feeders siskins

Kathy W reported 12 pine siskins today that's a likely season high number.

And that's great causes I like to get the thistle stock diminished..

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert Gulls galore


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-headed Gull (2 reports)
- Iceland Gull (6 reports)
- Bald Eagle (1 report)

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Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 16:07 by Mike Elfassy
- 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/S82038807
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Red/Orange Bill and Legs, Bill with black tip. White head with black spot behind eye and faint black stripe above eye. Brown in wings."

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 16:07 by Katie Cox
- 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/S82038808
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Red/Orange Bill and Legs, Bill with black tip. White head with black spot behind eye and faint black stripe above eye. Brown in wings."

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 18:08 by Kathy Willens
- 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/S82038121
- Comments: "Observed with other experienced birders, as large as Herring Gull, creamy-colored (off-white) bird, standing on ice, middle of Prospect Lake. Possibly second year Kumliens."

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 12:30 by Mariana Winnik
- 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/S82037523
- Comments: "Preening in the middle of Prospect Lake closer to hammerhead side. Seen through scope."

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 11:20 by Ryan Mandelbaum
- 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/S82038283
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "photos"

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 11:20 by Jim McNamee
- 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/S82038284
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "photos"

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 09:55 by DT Bowen
- 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/S82031596
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "2nd Cycle"

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 09:27 by Erin  Bowen
- 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/S82031595
- Comments: "2nd cycle. Photos tba"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2021 14:45 by Vipassana Vijayarangan
- 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/S82037039
- Comments: "Adult. Black wings. White head"

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Friday, February 19, 2021

eBird Checklist - 19 Feb 2021 - Prospect Park--Feeders - 15 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S81960811 

Nice diversity today despite missing out on the reported Common Redpoll ( that didn't stick around ) πŸ˜•..

6 Pine siskins second prize...tho.

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

More details about yesterday's PPLake Black headed gull 

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*** Species Summary:

- Black-headed Gull (1 report)

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Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2021 12:38 by null
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81898212
- Comments: "Pointed out by Doug G.  Somewhat smaller than a RB Gull, with a much thinner bill and a dark spot behind its eye.  Out by itself, but close to the other gulls near the hole in the lake, standing on one leg.  The distance and steady snow would have made any photography challenging, and in any case, the bird flew off after a few seconds of observation."

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Tweet from Czechthebird (@radka_o) PP Feeders REDPOLL (finally!)

Czechthebird (@radka_o) tweeted at 8:58 PM on Thu, Feb 18, 2021:
Patiently waiting for his turn at the feeders on a snowy day. This common redpoll had to share the feeder with some big boys; cardinals and red-winged blackbirds. https://t.co/4Z9azqmbI5
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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Black headed Gull continues in PPLake

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- Black-headed Gull (1 report)
- Baltimore Oriole (1 report)

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Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2021 12:51 by Ronnie Almonte
- 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/S81885199
- Comments: "continuing. pointed out by Doug"

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2021 13:12 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/S81893116
- Comments: "Young bird red bill, red legs, black head straps. Horrid photos."


Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2021 13:30 by Ryan Mandelbaum
- my house, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6643584,-73.9849559&ll=40.6643584,-73.9849559
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81885756
- Comments: "continuing"

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Gwc Redpolls tuesday

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (12) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 17, 2021 12:40 by Joshua Malbin
- 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/S81849315
- Media: 7 Photos 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) vale REDPOLL

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 4:31 PM on Wed, Feb 17, 2021:
Redpoll at the Vale of Cashmeres, Prospect Park. If you have not seen the Redpoll close-up and eye level. It's your chance to get it at the Vale. It's great to see it with a Fox Sparrow feeding together. https://t.co/TrZHlIv4Gd
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Vale cashmere REDPOLL today

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2021 16:30 by Mariana Winnik
- Prospect Park--Vale of Cashmere, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6690561,-73.9683616&ll=40.6690561,-73.9683616
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81777095
- Comments: "Red patch on its head. Smaller than the house sparrows around. Feeding at the seeds left on the pillars of Vale Cashmere." 

Monday, February 15, 2021

PP feeders

 Note continuing Pine Siskins (5)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S81679250

Redpoll seen on Valentines Day in the Vale Cashmere

 By Janet LaBelle. see her list inc the  photos

https://ebird.org/checklist/S81505035


 Update  Seen Today as reported by J Labelle


MEW GULL Seen today PPLake MEW GULL

Reported as early as 830 this morning , and later
( Not an easy bird to pick out even with scope)

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 09:52 by MI YU
- 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/S81618213
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing, amongst the loafing ring-billed gulls on the frozen lake. Smaller than rbgu, with finer black-tipped, dull gray-yellow bill. Fairly clean, unmarked breast to belly separates it from the other mew subspecies? On the saddle, a mix of brown juvenal scapulars and 1st winter blue-gray feathers. Dark flecks on the undertail coverts.  Dark primaries, brown tertials, and pale gray greater coverts." 

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 07:54 by Doug Gochfeld- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81621955
- Comments: "***Very rare. Continuing (semi-regularly) immature on the lake since at least its first detection here a week ago (Feb. 9). Today it was likely buried in the flock of ~220 RBGU when I arrived, and I first picked it out at ~08:08, though I could only see it from the neck up. It disappeared for a while (it seemed to sit down in the middle of the flock, and was completely invisible. Around 08:40 it re-emerged, flew around the lake in pursuit of, and then being pursued by, a young RBGU, and then was perched in good view for a long time. It bathed for a while, then buried itself in the flock where it was virtually unfindable for a long while. Was refound in the open after the entire flock upped and then re-settled, at which point all birders present got great scope views and I had to leave. Heard from others that it was still present when the rest of the birders all left at 11:10, but no word beyond that. For those trying to see this bird, a scope is indispensable."

Seen yesterday 430

Gull was on his time not mine as I was there two hours earlier.. πŸ˜•πŸ‘Ž

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 16:30 by null
- Red Hook Recreation Area, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.671636,-74.00536&ll=40.671636,-74.00536
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81503207
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at the very location that it was seen yesterdary--on the south side of the jetty extending out from the Waterfront Museum.  Very large white gull, with just a bit of very inconspicious tan flecking, pink bill with black tip, dark eyes. Immature.  Photos attached." 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

GWC Redpolls 8

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (8)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 10:30 by Stanley Greenberg
- 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/S81398080
- Comments: "bright red cap, pink underneath, yellow bill" 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 


42 species on PP GBBC including Monk Parakeets

Latest on red hook glaucous gull

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 13, 2021 13:07 by Ryan Mandelbaum
- Red Hook Recreation Area, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.671636,-74.00536&ll=40.671636,-74.00536
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81199121
- Comments: "large pale gull with pink, black tipped bill." 


Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 13, 2021 17:07 by Benjamin Bolduc
- Pier 44 Waterfront Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6757764,-74.018366&ll=40.6757764,-74.018366
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81256226
- Comments: "Continuing bird exactly where it was reported previously. On small jetty and end of walkway near Lehigh valley barge. Large gull, very pale overall, pink bill with black tip, white primaries, pink legs. Walked back to car to get camera and bird was gone when I returned seconds later. Bird probably departed around 5:10"

Mew Gull versus Ringbilled gull for better chance finding the former

Mew Gull pplake

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2021 15:50 by Dennis Hrehowsik πŸ¦†
- 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/S81025144
- Comments: "Juvenile bird on prospect lake of the common gull variety canus canus I believe. Superficially similar to rig bills with slim black tipped bill and pale grey greater coverts. Seen through Doug Gotchfield's scope. thanks for the park bird assist Doug!"

Friday, February 12, 2021

Mew gull pplake

Best vantage has been the southwest shore closest to three sisters island "the Hammerhead"   late afternoon or earlier best chance....


Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2021 16:10 by Carl Biers
- 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/S81014316
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found with Rob Bate. Very likely continuing bird seen for several days by many birders. Thin, pointy greyish bill with black tip, smaller than nearby RBGU. Photos tk" 

Still there but at waterfront garden glaucous gull

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2021 13:02 by Heydi Lopes
- Pier 44 Waterfront Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6757764,-74.018366&ll=40.6757764,-74.018366
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80945543
- Comments: "Pics to be added 

Fwd: Mew gull mid-afternoon PPLake


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Charles Tang <charles.tang@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 5:26 PM
Subject: Mew gull
To: Peter Dorosh <Prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,
I saw the Mew gull at Prospect Park two days in a row. I didn't see it in the morning. It showed up around 3 to 4.15 pm at the middle of the lake. It may just came in for the fresh water. It may be flying back to the army terminal Pier. You will need a scope to see it. 
Charles

Thursday, February 11, 2021

eBird Checklist - 11 Feb 2021 - Prospect Park--Feeders - 14 species 7 pine siskins

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PP Feeders. Siskins

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:55 PM on Thu, Feb 11, 2021:
Currently 7 Pine siskins on thistle feeders with gray Catbird fox Sparrow prospect feeders.tomorrow the GBBC begins!
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1359939033640673282?s=03)

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Glaucous hangs around at Red Hook IKEA

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2021 11:05 by The Wildlab
- Erie Basin Park, IKEA (Brooklyn), Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6711639,-74.0129375&ll=40.6711639,-74.0129375
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80807652
- Comments: "Large & stocky. Immature, completely cafe latte colored including primaries. Resting on pier in Erie Basin, then flew overhead to ikea parking lot, lost track of it there." 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

best chances for PP Mew Gull


Based on the reports, it appears ones best chance is after noontime into 3 pm give or take.

Good luck!

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

continuing today MEW GULL european subspecies on Prospect Lake, a scope is necessary unless an expert has it already for viewing.. Good luck

Its likely the same visiting BAT Pier 4 in Sunset Park coast.

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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 8:38 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Mew Gull (1 report)
- Mew Gull (European) (1 report)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 reports)

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Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2021 15:30 by Lisa Scheppke
- 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/S80781178
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Thanks to Doug Gochfeld for finding, posting and for pointing the Mew Gull out to me when I got there.  It is teh first I have seen in NY.  Photos uploaded."

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2021 13:36 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/S80784106
- Media: 24 Photos
- Comments: "***Very rare. Continuing first-winter/juvenile/2CY. Found it standing on the ice for the second day in a row around 13:55. Today it spent most of the rest of its time in the lake in east view, unlike yesterday. Today it only went missing once, for around 20 minutes. Flew off to the west and out of the park ~15:55. Most of its time was spent fairly distant on the ice, but it moved around quite a bit, and just before it departed for the evening it was very close to the western shore, allowing for exceptionally good looks. Video, photos (much better than yesterday)."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2)
- Reported Feb 10, 2021 14:20 by Tom Preston
- Gravesend Bay, southern parking lot, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.5972024,-74.0049123&ll=40.5972024,-74.0049123
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80782781
- Comments: "Photos"

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2021 13:36 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/S80784106
- Comments: "*Uncommon. Juvenile bathing in open water in center of mostly frozen lake. Could be the chunky paler individual that I've seen on the lake several times over the past week."

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