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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*** Species Summary:

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

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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




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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,"
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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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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
(https://twitter.com/BklynBirdClub/status/1372920392965324800?s=03)

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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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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)

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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


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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


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Orrin Tilevitz <tilevitzo@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 7:14 PM
Subject: 3 more redpoll pictgures
To: prosbird@gmail.com <prosbird@gmail.com>


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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From: Toni Simon <tonisimon@earthlink.net>
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

GWC Redpolls Wed

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (8)
- Reported Mar 10, 2021 08:31 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/S83131666
- Comments: "At least eight common redpoll feeding on Sweetgum seeds on the ground and in trees along Dell Ave alongside juncos and pine siskin. Small, streaky finch with pointy yellow bill. Black patch under bill, red patch on forehead. One had a beautiful rosy breast." 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Around the local nabe. First of season Eastern phoebe, common Redpolls at Gwcem, Mew gull sticks around, etc

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Date: Tue, Mar 9, 2021, 11:42 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To:


*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Mew Gull (European) (1 report)
- Eastern Phoebe (1 report)
- Common Redpoll (1 report)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 09, 2021 06:23 by Max Epstein
- 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/S83072206
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Possibly 6. 1 male 2 females continuing on lake, then a group of 2 males and 1 female seen in flight heading west. Only 1 female was seen on lake after the flyover group, hence the count."

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 09, 2021 06:23 by Max Epstein
- 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/S83072206
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Long continuing bird that has been frequenting Prospect Lake since at least early February and around Brooklyn even longer. Pointed out to me by Doug today, photos of it behind some ring billed gulls."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 09, 2021 06:23 by Max Epstein
- 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/S83072206
- Comments: "Flagged as rare, slightly early date. Seen near 9th street entrance when I started, pumping its tail."

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 09, 2021 08:02 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/S83075323
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "2 common redpoll observed feeding on Sweetgum seeds from fallen Sweetgum balls on the ground. Small birds with pointy beaks and red crowns. One had a rosy wash on chest. Streaky back and sides."

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BTPP Black headed gull continues

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Mar 09, 2021 08:07 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/S83068050
- Comments: "On spit of rocks halfway down main jetty. Phytk" 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) prospect lake 430

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:28 PM on Tue, Mar 09, 2021:
Continuing Hen Comm Merganser with pair of Hoodies on Prospect Lake; Red throated loon need Duck Island
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1369399813092032515?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) upper pool RNDU

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:04 PM on Tue, Mar 09, 2021:
Nice duck to c on way home from work: 5 diving Ring necked Ducks at Prospect Upper Pool
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1369393657695059974?s=03)

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PP Monday

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


Red shouldered hawk, red throated loon and pine siskins at feeders highlights monday report

Monday, March 8, 2021

Continuing BTPP EUWI

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 08, 2021 11:15 by Maureen Matthews
- 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/S83021733
- Comments: "Chestnut head with white stripe down the front, blue beak with black tip, light chestnut breast leading to grayish body, white strip on each side, black tail.
Observed in the cove beyond the last ball field from the path going out of the park, from behind the cyclone fence by the large tree. Excellent, sunlit views of the duck with other wigeons and gadwalls feeding on the exposed rocks. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Tweet from Paul Clarke (@NPStraveler). BTPPark hotspot! Indeed!

Paul Clarke (@NPStraveler) tweeted at 7:56 PM on Sat, Mar 06, 2021:
Banner day at Bush Terminal Pier for NY rarities: Black-head Gull, Mew Gull and Eurasian Wigeon. Missed the Lesser Black-backed Gull that was seen after I left. @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/owBe2vXFnz
(https://twitter.com/NPStraveler/status/1368364999442325509?s=03)

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eBird Checklist - 7 Mar 2021 - Prospect Park - 45 species (+1 other taxa) 1st Sunday Walk

Sunday at BTPPark

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 07, 2021 07:39 by Goran Stankovic
- 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/S82929019
- Comments: "Reddish head with buffy forehead. Photos to come"

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)
- Reported Mar 07, 2021 07:39 by Goran Stankovic
- 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/S82929019
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Photos to come" 

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Mar 07, 2021 08:59 by Patrick Shure
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82935495
- Comments: "Landed near resting Brant at walkable jetty. Middle area before Osprey nest. Thin orange/reddish bill, black ear spot. Chased away by RBGU after less than 20sec."

Bush terminal photos

 https://ebird.org/checklist/S82889573


Check out Eurasian Wigeon and Mew gull photos

Saturday, March 6, 2021

NYC Audubon birding Brooklyn

More details on BTTP Mew Gull

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Andrew Baksh
www.birdingdude.blogspot.com

Begin forwarded message:

From: Amy Simmons <amynewyork@msn.com>
Date: March 6, 2021 at 12:06:34 PM EST
To: NYS Bird Reports <NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] Mew Gull at Bush Terminal now
Reply-To: Amy Simmons <amynewyork@msn.com>

 P.S.  Exact location as of 12:03 pm:  
From parking lot, go to very end of first paved jetty.  Bird is on the rocky berm to the left ( the one with the Osprey platform)  standing with se real ducks and RBGU's at edge of water very close to the long jetty.  Can see with bins.

AMY Simmons
NYC


-------- Original message --------
From: Amy Simmons <amynewyork@msn.com>
Date: 3/6/21 11:59 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: NYS Bird Reports <NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu>
Subject: Mew Gull at Bush Terminal now

At Bush Terminal Park in Brooklyn.  Found by Paul Clarke.  Great views.  On berm at tip ofjetty.  Rather close.  Slim bill with blue base and black tip. Bill more narrow and delicate than that of adjacent RBGUs.
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Brief notes

Top birds reported today:

An EURASIAN WIGEON  as well as a hybride form was seen in Bush Terminal Pier Park the pure bird on the jetty breakwater wall with the. Osprey nest platform. I visit this mid-afternoon with no luck as high winds buffet me.

While there with a passing birders heads up I observed 4 Killdeer in the field between the south cove and the last soccer field.

The Mew Gull was reported at Bush Terminal Park this morning on the jetty wall. I didn't see it on my late visit. 

Rover the Bald Eagle was spotted both in Greenwood Cemetery  presumably by Sylvan Water and Prospect Lake .

Two Common Mergansers remain on Prospect Lake.

Black headed Gull reports came out from Prospect Lake.

No Woodcock reports today even as I scout the cemetery mid morning. This is a lucky shot bird as you need to hit the right spot.

BTPP EUWI

Not seen in mid-afternoon when high winds picked up..

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2021 12:34 by Max Epstein
- 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/S82876947
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing at this location, seen along rocks under osprey platform, head tucked most of the time. Similar size and shape to American Wigeon but with solid rufous head, buffy forehead, and mostly gray body. photos" 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:22 PM on Sat, Mar 06, 2021:
4 killdeer at Bush term park adj to southmost soccer field water side behind fence
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1368295947571232774?s=03)

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Bush Terminal Park today

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Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (2 reports)
- Black-headed Gull (1 report)
- Mew Gull (1 report)
- Mew Gull (European) (1 report)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2021 11:38 by Amy Simmons
- 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/S82870972
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Better photos to come"

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2021 10:57 by Paul Clarke
- 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/S82873440
- Comments: "Photo coming"

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2021 10:57 by Paul Clarke
- 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/S82873440
- Comments: "Photo coming"

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2021 11:38 by Amy Simmons
- 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/S82870972
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Better photos to come"

Mew Gull (European) (Larus canus canus) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2021 10:57 by Paul Clarke
- 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/S82873440
- Comments: "Photos coming"

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Growing a Better Birdfeeder

Friday, March 5, 2021

EUWI still beating the bush today..and so is BHGU

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 05, 2021 11:20 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/S82804170
- Comments: "Continuing. Pure rufous head with yellowish forehead" 

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Mar 05, 2021 11:20 by Paul Sweet- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82804170
- Comments: "Continuing"

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

49 species today  note Ring-necked ducks, common Merganser, red throated loon, common grackles returning (25), early spring passerines such as brown creeper.

I saw black headed gull on the west island ice , seconded reports of Black vultures flyovers.

Woodcocks being reported in Greenwood Cemetery today.

Tweet from karen hue (@HueNyet)

A Woodcock at the grave for Woodcock Greenwood Cemetery

karen hue (@HueNyet) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Thu, Mar 04, 2021:
There you have it! https://t.co/WiCEdoLlYK
(https://twitter.com/HueNyet/status/1367623218492829697?s=03)

Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download?s=13 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Baldie at GWC

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Mar 04, 2021 08:59 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/S82750482
- Comments: "Juvenile flying over GWC, seen from Pine Hill. Not Rover. Very large with broad wings. Brown and white mottling on underside of wings and tail." 

1st PP egret of season

Great Egret (Ardea alba) (1)
- Reported Mar 04, 2021 15:33 by Sam Feuer
- 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/S82752561
- Comments: "I saw the bird in a pound" 

BBP Rusty BB

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 04, 2021 07:59 by Alan V. Bacchiochi
- 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/S82749361
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Male in breeding plumage, dark purple color, yellow eyes, sharp bill shorter than a COGR and also its tail was shorter than a COGR." 

PP New gull photo

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)

- Reported Mar 04, 2021 08:00 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/S82729502
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Slightly smaller than RBGU but larger than BHGU. Narrow, pointy beak with faint Z shape in black tip. Brown on mantle and grey greater coverlets. Photos. Discovered the mew in reviewing photos, returned to lake for better sighting." 

PP Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Mar 04, 2021 08:00 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/S82729502
- Comments: "Assuming it's the same gull that's spent the winter here. Photos" 

GO BIRDING update site

Good boiding morrning in Prospect Lake

 Early reports of the usual rarities continues in Prospect Lake.

During the morning both Mew Gull and Black headed Gull were seen on the ice what's left of it. Only at West Island and Pull water does ice remain. The New was spotted close to shore at West island rustic shelter.

On open water, good ducks are seen. Both Common Merganser- two reported hens- and 5 Ring necked ducks were seen.

Throw in the continuing Red throated Loon to boost the good morning.

On a side note, if you are venturing to go elsewhere, the drake  Eurasian Wigeon flew in at Bush Terminal Pier Park. It was spotted in the cove north of the parking lot.

GO BIRDING Updated NYC Audubon webpage on birding locations

http://www.nycaudubon.org/go-birding 

A note on my Facebook saying revised information.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (3 reports)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 03, 2021 14:44 by Tina Alleva
- 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/S82708498
- Comments: "Two females larger than nearby hooded mergansers - white breast and red head and grey body."

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 03, 2021 16:00 by kristin costello
- Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.65505, -73.96209, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.655052,-73.962087&ll=40.655052,-73.962087
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S82708051
- Comments: "Continuing females on the lake. clean/sharp white under chin."

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 03, 2021 17:38 by Rachel Miller
- 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/S82707061
- Comments: "Two female/immature males together. Red heads, white necks, grey bodies. Never seen them here before, only in Maine."

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