Friday, April 30, 2021

Tweet from Jeremy Nadel (@jeremynadel) bluewinged warbler photo

Jeremy Nadel (@jeremynadel) tweeted at 6:16 PM on Fri, Apr 30, 2021:
Blue-winged Warbler grabbing worms in the Cove/Lullwater this am https://t.co/hlZNkrbUXn
(https://twitter.com/jeremynadel/status/1388255982367776768?s=03)

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Fwd: Thursday's Friday Walk April 30


actual 79 species (Osprey)  on Toms walk ( moved from yesterday)


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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Subject: Thursday's Friday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, 


Hi everyone.
Although there were a few moments when I thought PP might totally blow into the lake, we had a fun and birdy day today. We (including a couple of extra-curricular birds) had 78 species including 16 species of warblers. (I thought I heard Enrico mention 17 species, so let us know if I missed something (Magnolia?)).
Highlights were another Common Loon flyover, several nice sightings of Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk seen by a few, lots of Warbling Vireos, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-winged, Prairie, Ovenbird, American Redstart, a very early Blackpoll, 3 thrush species, and great looks at several Orchard Orioles.  Toby had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Michele RD had Worm-eating (in the Vale) and Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Here's the list. Let me know what I missed.

Best regards,
Tom


Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
European Goldfinch



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Nature News: Blue jays are an oak's best friend - News - fosters.com - Dover, NH

Why should we love blue Jays...

If you think about it,the blue jay though common to us birders,is the primary "builder" of oak forests which host up to 600 insects -mainly caterpillars that feed bird flegdlings during breeding season.. especially Warblers that in migration seek out insects in those oaks tassel seedlings and leaf surfaces.

Read Doug Tallamys book Nature's Best Hope

https://www.fosters.com/news/20170107/nature-news-blue-jays-are-oaks-best-friend 

Exceptional birding friday

A few standouts today to end the workweek with Evening Grosbeak, Redheaded Woodpecker and Summer Tanager highlighting the day.

Around noon today, a female EVENING GROSBEAK was reported on Prospects Peninsula near the Wellhouse. In a tweet from JJ the photo shows the bird perched on a phragmite stalk. See the previous post.

The Peninsula--despite its degraded habitat from too many people and high number off leashed dogs --continues to attract birds. With Spotted Sandpipers on the shorelines there was an adult REDHEADED WOODPECKER spotted high between the point (rustic shelter) and along the dirt trail before the "Thumb". It eventually flew off towards Duck Island.  Another Redheaded was reported near the Greenwood Cemetery catacombs.

Greenwood had its second really good bird with a molting SUMMER TANAGER. The location for birders was the Dellwater where the tanager was observed sometimes at the water edge.

Dellwater became the cemetery hotspot. Along with Summer Tanager, a female HOODED WARBLER and an adult WHITE CROWNED SPARROW popped up there.Great Crested Flycatcher also appeared.

And the last good bird besides regular stuff on this windy day, a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues to be seen in Prospects south Lullwater near the Terrace Bridge.

A cold day tomorrow morning with overnight north winds may mean these birds may stick around. 

Have a good boiding weekend. 🐦. -kb

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny). Wellhouse Evening Grosbeak female at noon today

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 10:08 AM on Fri, Apr 30, 2021:
Evening grosbeak in the morning... seen by the lake near peninsula/wellhouse (wish I wasn't working so I could go get a better picture) https://t.co/zEOEV8KpRQ
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1388133234425401354?s=03)

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Tweet from almonte (@ronniealmonte) GWC SUTA

Photo 

almonte (@ronniealmonte) tweeted at 3:27 PM on Fri, Apr 30, 2021:
Summer Tanager at the Dell Water in Green-Wood Cemetery https://t.co/7UmKRa3gIS
(https://twitter.com/ronniealmonte/status/1388213429639520256?s=03)

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Celebrate at arborday.org

https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/ 

HAPPY ARBOR DAY!  🌲🌳🌴🐿️🦉🐦

Trees give us life..





Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Siskins and summer tanager

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Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
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*** Species Summary:

- Pine Siskin (2 reports)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) (3)
- Reported Apr 30, 2021 07:46 by Alex Tey
- 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/S86733466
- Comments: "on sweetgum at Sparrow Bowl with goldfinches"

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) (5)
- Reported Apr 30, 2021 07:23 by Richard Payne
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86732690
- Comments: "Details soon"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2021 12:55 by Flynn Murray
- 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/S86733171
- Comments: "Seen at Dell water, bits of yellow still visible"

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Rare RED HEADED WOODPECKER on peninsula thumb trails towards tip. Reportedly flew to Duck Island.

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*** Species Summary:

- Red-headed Woodpecker (2 reports)

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Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2021 07:07 by Theodore Muth
- 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/S86712129
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen on peninsula. Complete red head with contrasting white on back. High up in a dead tree with a red bellied woodpecker."

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2021 06:18 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/S86711798
- Comments: "Adult, unmistakeable: bright, entirely red head; glossy black back; white on folded wings. Seen on peninsula w multiple observers before flying across lake."

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Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2021 07:20 by Caleb Crain- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86716766
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen high in tree. Photo attached. Thanks to Max and a few other birders for spotting it"


Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2021 06:12 by Max Epstein- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86715567
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Rare, but maybe annual during migration. A couple told me they saw one on the peninsula, searched for a couple minutes and eventually Carl B. spotted it high up in a tree between the peninsula tip and thumb. Adult bird with a solid red head, took photos."

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Bird migration forecast maps - BirdCast

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

Good potential for tomorrow migration though you know how fickle it is with local patches..

Pine siskins (late)

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) (1)
- Reported Apr 29, 2021 10:50 by Vipassana Vijayarangan

- 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/S86650531
- Comments: "Late. Conical silver beak, yellow wing bars, streaky, in the vale by water fountain"
 
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) (6)
- Reported Apr 29, 2021 09:15 by Robert Bate
- 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/S86654621
- Comments: "In muddy reeds by shipping containers near wellhouse"

Tweet from RobBate (@robsbirder)

RobBate (@robsbirder) tweeted at 11:57 AM on Thu, Apr 29, 2021:
Orchard Oriole at Hamm@erhead in cherry trees
(https://twitter.com/robsbirder/status/1387798117576331267?s=03)

Hammerhead peninsula is at southwest corner of prospect lake

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:46 PM on Thu, Apr 29, 2021:
Janet S says yellow throated warbler still at cottonwood patch Bush Terminal Pier Park
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1387855941333397505?s=03)

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Fwd: YTW


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From: Janet Schumacher <janets33@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 3:19 PM
Subject: YTW
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


YTW continues @ Bush Terminal as per Andrew. Thanks!

Sent from my phone

Tweet from RobBate (@robsbirder) pp siskins

RobBate (@robsbirder) tweeted at 11:59 AM on Thu, Apr 29, 2021:
Siskins in muddy area opposit well house containers
(https://twitter.com/robsbirder/status/1387798727323262986?s=03)

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Fw: [ebirdsnyc] Yellow-throated Warbler @ Bush Terminal Park Brooklyn

Bush Terminal bird


"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere,"
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Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 11:23:45 AM EDT
Subject: [ebirdsnyc] Yellow-throated Warbler @ Bush Terminal Park Brooklyn

These are becoming more common in migration but just in case anyone needs one for their lists. I just found a Yellow-throated Warbler at Bush Terminal Park.

The bird is feeding in one of the Eastern Cottonwood trees that are in the Natural Area behind the first artificial field as you enter the park from the parking lot. It is singing intermittently but not very loud.

Good Migration Birding and Prompt Reporting!

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Max prospect checklust

https://ebird.org/checklist/S86638199 

Reported Blue winged warbler, orchard Oriole, late hooded mergansers,several other Warblers.. Lullwater best spot seconded by midwood

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) orchards

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 9:35 AM on Thu, Apr 29, 2021:
Two orchard orioles West Island area
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1387762519163408389?s=03)

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Thursday's BBC walk CHANGE

From BBC Facebook

THURSDAY WALK CHANGED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 29 due to rain.

We've decided it will be very likely that we would get rained out tomorrow, Thursday, for some or all of the walk.
So we're going to go on Friday instead.

Sorry for the change but hope to see as many of you as can make it Friday.


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Astounding find in Prospect!

 My blog is not just confined to just birds. Anything of the natural kind is worthy news. And today was an astounding find on the Tennis House grounds found by my supervisor Mary. It's a moth I have never seen and hoped for for many years : a Polyphemus Moth. It's a huge moth and quite a grand sight.


See the photos I took and many thanks to Mary for spotting it , a Prospect ultra rarity. 

Prospect Park rules!





Prospect Park, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot 104 species

Rosy south wind predictions overnight produce very good diversity but low numbers . With more birders meaning more eyes, you would expect numbers of species hitting the centennial mark. Today it was 104 species.

There were several notable species on the hunt. Nashville ,Worm Eating,Black throated Green, Northern Parula ,Yellow ,Prothonotary and Louisiana Waterthush warblers were some prizes. Reported Warbling Vireo ( on the lullwater,/ peninsula border) , Red eyed Vireo , Indigo Buntings are other pursuits.

Click on the checklist link to see the days sightings.



https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

BBC FB walk for young birders fort greene

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn)

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 4:12 PM on Tue, Apr 27, 2021:
Do you like my Mohawk hairstyle? Green heron, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. https://t.co/LWPA59M9Hj
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1387137681734393857?s=03)

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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) vale Cashmere eve Grosbeak flock

Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) tweeted at 3:57 PM on Tue, Apr 27, 2021:
A small flock of EVENING GROSBEAKS, both males and females, was seen in Prospect Park early this morning on the southwest side of the Vale of Cashmere by @alexlubben.
(https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn/status/1387133936636153856?s=03)

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Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) PP Snipe tweet

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 4:06 PM on Tue, Apr 27, 2021:
Wilson's snipe at the peninsula, Prospect Park, Brooklyn. There are not too ground birds at Prospect Park. They do migrate in but there are too many releashed dogs at the park. Sadly, most of the ground birds are flushed away. This one is smart, it stayed behind fences. https://t.co/at53eR4EYZ
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1387136022127972354?s=03)

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Tweet from Cheetos 🎷👽✌🏼 Prophet (@kingkroba). PP snipe

Cheetos 🎷👽✌🏼 Prophet (@kingkroba) tweeted at 4:14 PM on Tue, Apr 27, 2021:
Wilson's Snipe still at peninsula thumb reeds @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/JVQi5Nc8EJ
(https://twitter.com/kingkroba/status/1387138212800438275?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) PP Snipe

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:55 PM on Tue, Apr 27, 2021:
Per Kathy W. Wilson's Snipe Prospect Peninsula in reeeds before Thumb.look for birders
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1387118295158042629?s=03)

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Tweet from USFWS MigratoryBirds (@USFWSBirds)

USFWS MigratoryBirds (@USFWSBirds) tweeted at 10:05 AM on Tue, Apr 27, 2021:
Grab your binocs and get outside! Tonight and the next few days are predicted to be great for seeing migrating birds. Follow @DrBirdCast for more information or visit https://t.co/3mZyR63aOT https://t.co/WtP1dcILjl
(https://twitter.com/USFWSBirds/status/1387045224375980043?s=03)

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Tweet from Czechthebird (@radka_o) prow at west Island

Czechthebird (@radka_o) tweeted at 7:06 AM on Tue, Apr 27, 2021:
Prothonotary Warbler by West Island in Prospect Park
(https://twitter.com/radka_o/status/1387000271734284288?s=03)

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) YTWA at 1233pm

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:33 PM on Mon, Apr 26, 2021:
Yellow-throated Warbler peninsula now
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1386719977974255616?s=03)

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On this day..an Audubon birthday


Born this day 

John James Audubon/Date of birth
April 26, 1785

John James Audubon (born Jean-Jacques Rabin; April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.
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John James Audubon - Wikipedia
Died: January 27, 1851, Manhattan, New York, NY
Place of birth: Les Cayes, Haiti
Spouse: Lucy Bakewell Audubon (m. 1808–1851), More 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Bird migration forecast maps - BirdCast

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

Look toward Tuesday and Wednesday for migration higher activity, particularly Wednesday according to Birdcast.

All things yellow...

Sunday was marked by birds sporting yellow,namely Warblers and a vireo. And they occurred in a few local spots.

The most frequent species happened to be Yellow Throated Warbler. First spotted by Ryan M at the corner of Southwood and Locust Ave in Greenwood Cemetery, it reappeared after its 245 sighting on Ocean Hill reported by Ryan G. The latter sighting was near the Whitney Mauseleum situated at the hard curve of Atlantic Ave on that high ridge. Another spot we never hear much of is Ridgewood Reservoir where another YTWA showed up south of one of the pools as reported by Eric M.

Then there is the Prothonotary Warbler. This golden yellow bird happened upon the scene seen by Kathy T briefly on the Peninsula point of Prospect Park this afternoon . Also in Ridgewood Reservoir another Prothonotary hit the same spot as the aforementioned Yellow throated Warbler, observer also Queen's bird master Eric M.

Last is Yellow throated VIREO; this quality bird was seen on Sylvan Water northwest ridge.

Well I have to break the yellow streak . I saw a Northern Rough winged Swallow flying all over Prospect Lake. It ain't yellow but it's my first of season....

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 3:20 PM on Sun, Apr 25, 2021:
Prothonotary at peninsula tip
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1386399675461349379?s=03)

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Fwd: 4.24.21 BBC Saturday prospect walk

Led by Dennis

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Subject: 4.24.21
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>


Peter,

Great walk today. Highlights were 2 prothonotary warblers, Yellow Throated Vireo as well as other confiding early migrants. 

Best,


54 species

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  5
Northern Shoveler  1
Mallard  6
American Black Duck  1
Ruddy Duck  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  4
American Coot  3
Laughing Gull  4
Herring Gull  3
Red-throated Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Egret  2
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Tree Swallow  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  5
House Sparrow  5
American Goldfinch  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  3
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  3
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Prothonotary Warbler  2     First spotted by Kathy Willens at duck island second Dan smith at West Island. Birders reported the first continuing while we were obs second.
Palm Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  2



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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Prospect Park, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot. 91 species today

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, US - eBird Hotspot. 79 species reported today

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy)

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 1:42 PM on Sat, Apr 24, 2021:
West Island Prothonotary still being seen
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1386012764821463042?s=03)

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Saturdays migration stall

There are two sides of the coin when spring winds are north,a cold front in progress. One is that migration stalls as birds flying north don't want to be resisted; the other side is if migrants- especially good birda-are already on the ground,they unlikely will go on and staying put.

So it was much to my delight and happiness that Greenwood Cemetery's Worm eating Warbler stayed put the third straight day at Crescent Water.I was there first thing in the morning but saw no action. It was an hour later when it warmed up and I returned that my friend Joe said it was in the same crabapple tree at Crescents west shore. So I didn't have to walk away in a crabby mood😂.. The gorgeous warbler also visited a second crabapple on the pond shorewest side,in front of the Wyeth crypt. I'm glad it stuck around.

Meanwhile over in Prospect two southern standouts didn't migrate either. Obviously they would have move on if winds were southerly. The Prothonotary warbler was loyal to Three Sisters Island mainland till it eventually moves to West Island at last report. Then the second good bird Yellow throated Warbler stayed true to the Peninsula Thumb woods, along the dirt trail from the thumb cove towards the meadow.

A last note: at Lake Avenue north of GWC Sylvan Water,I spotted several photographers clicking away. And what do you know? I just saw my first of season fave Prairie Warbler in an oak tree. 

There will be more reports later particularly Dennis's BBC Saturday walk. I'll check the list later and summarize then. Right now it's my young great niece s birthday to celebrate.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) GWC Prairie warbler

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:29 AM on Sat, Apr 24, 2021:
Greenwood Prairie Warbler along Lake Ave North shore Sylvan Water
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1385979115786936322?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) WEWA update

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:45 AM on Sat, Apr 24, 2021:
WEWA Feeding in another crabapple south crescent water next to Wyeth crypt
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) GWC WEWA

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:10 AM on Sat, Apr 24, 2021:
Worm eating warbler still present crabapple tree west shore crescent water Greenwood cemetery
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1385959277274206211?s=03)

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Fwd: Today's list update to BBC Thurs walk


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2021, 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: Today's list
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, e:
Hi Peter (and the group...)
As promised, here's the list of what we saw today.

Although it was cold enough for penguins to go flying by, we did survive and eventually found some birds that weren't frozen to death.

Highlights for the group were Prairie Warbler on the peninsula, Worm-eating Warbler by the sumacs near peninsula meadow, Yellow-throated Vireo on center drive and also in the sumacs, several really beautiful Blue-headed Vireos, and more.
54 species and 7 species of warblers (or 9 if we can count those from our extended family...)

Jennifer found a Prothonotary near the Quaker Cemetery on her way out, and Radka found an Ovenbird on her way out. So I don't know if we get to add those or not.

We also ran into a National Audubon group led by Martha Harbison. But don't worry, we scared all of the birds so they wouldn't see any....

Best regards,
Tom

Red-throated Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk with prey
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Laughing Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow



Thursday, April 22, 2021

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Delmarva

http://www.tramea.net/dmv/where.html 

If u like pursuing other winged creatures, especially in NJ. 

Good morning Wood Ducks!

 A pair spotted by my supervisor on entering the Tennis House grounds , the pair in the big oak. The drake flew over to the dead snag.. see the top...





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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Note here too Worm eating warbler, Louisiana Waterthush, winter wren , field Sparrow, Rose breasted grosbeak,etc. Check the list.

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884 


Note Worm eating warbler putting in terrific views in a crabapple tree at Crescent Water west corner

Tweet from Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr). WEWA this morn gwc

Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) tweeted at 11:43 AM on Thu, Apr 22, 2021:
Worm Eating warbler continues at Crescent Water in the crabapple trees, Greenwood.
(https://twitter.com/bkbirdr/status/1385257846351224833?s=03)

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Fwd: Today's list

Brooklyn bird walk led by Tom S.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 4:05 PM
Subject: Today's list
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>,


Hi Peter (and the group...)
As promised, here's the list of what we saw today.

Although it was cold enough for penguins to go flying by, we did survive and eventually found some birds that weren't frozen to death.

Highlights for the group were Prairie Warbler on the peninsula, Worm-eating Warbler by the sumacs near peninsula meadow, Yellow-throated Vireo on center drive and also in the sumacs, several really beautiful Blue-headed Vireos, and more.
54 species and 7 species of warblers (or 9 if we can count those from our extended family...)

Jennifer found a Prothonotary near the Quaker Cemetery on her way out, and Radka found an Ovenbird on her way out. So I don't know if we get to add those or not.

We also ran into a National Audubon group led by Martha Harbison. But don't worry, we scared all of the birds so they wouldn't see any....

Best regards,
Tom

Red-throated Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk with prey
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Laughing Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow