Thursday, September 30, 2021

Still going to be good friday

 Northwest wind tonight


https://birdcast.info/

Checklists

PP. 99 species! Wow for a fall date.

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

GWC 80 species Inc eastern meadowlark.. 


Check the list and have fun counting sparrows and warbler totals.. 


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

Western long meadow bumper crop of good birds

On this fantastic birding day,long meadow western fringes produced a bumper crop of good birds. Three spots worth mentioning : ball field 2&3, the Sparrow bowl and west woods. 

The field diamonds 2 and 3 scored well with 2 DICKCISSELS and CLAY COLORED SPARROW. But its nice to see bright warblers like Pine, Blackpoll and Palm plus Savannah Sparrows in the mix. I can't recall hearing of two Dickcissels together in Prospect. 

To the north between the park mansions is the "Sparrowbowl". This depression area attracts good sparrows and birds. This morning Max E.  found an immature BLUE GROSBEAK despite multiple dogs there. Later a LINCOLNS SPARROW and some Swamp sparrows appeared. I was happy to see the Lincolns after work, thanks to Kathy Toomey's help. Its a beautiful sparrow that walked out through the fence in the midpoint area,the bird looking so subtle and silky smooth.

And last was a good one at West woods much to Kathy's delight. While watching the edge of those relatively new woods,despite noisy kids behind her at the new picnic tables, a CONNECTICUT WARBLER  walks out on the lawn in front of her! ( Wow!).

Ill post the PP and gwc checklists. There's too much to comment like Yellow bellied fly catcher at Maryland monument,etc. But see Toms BBC report below to get the gist of today's great birding day.

Personally, I truly relished seeing the bright softer yellow Pine warbler at field 2 ( in the fence) and the Lincolns sparrow. Both their plumages shone. The softer overtones of the Pine warbler was how I say surreal..a beautiful bird that's my favorite warb. ( and some people may scratch their heads but for me Orange crowned warblers get my high marks too..its not dull! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚)

🐦


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

2 dickcissels reported at fields 2\3

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (2)
- Reported Sep 30, 2021 07:45 by Jeremy Nadel
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95397471
- Comments: "continuing on ball fields, in grass and on fence. One bright, one more drab. Sparrow-like, with yellow patch on chest, yellow supercilium. Photos."


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

Fwd: BBC Thursday walk (and movie shoot!)

Led by Tom Stephenson with  Ryan Goldberg and Angie Co leading split group.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 30, 2021, 5:16 PM
Subject: Thursday walk (and movie shoot!)
To: Peter Dorosh   

Hi Peter,
It was a beautiful day, once again, in the park. And there were lots of birds everywhere. In addition, we were shadowed by the movie crew doing the Steve Buscemi-produced documentary on the park. They seemed excited about the footage, so hopefully we'll help bring more attention to how important the park is for migrating birds.

As for the list, we had 72 species, which is pretty good for Fall. We had 17 species of warblers, 7 sparrow species, and lots more. Highlights were the Dickcissel (by the ball fields), many Magnolia Warblers, a cooperative Tennessee, a well-behaved Nashville for those hardy enough to last to the end; 3 Common Ravens, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, 2 Brown Creepers, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Gray-cheeked Thrush, lots of Golden-crowned Kinglets, and more.

Here's the list. Thanks again to Ryan and Angie for co-leading.
Ryan, let us all know if I've missed anything.

Best regards,
Tom 


Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Common Raven
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dickcissel
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) pp Conn warb west woods north of picnic house

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 3:48 PM on Thu, Sep 30, 2021:
CT warbler walking in the grass in Long Meadow by West Woods
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1443664003138531333?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) sparrowbowl

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:35 PM on Thu, Sep 30, 2021:
Lincoln sparrow at prospects sparrowbowl, valley bet picnic and tennis houses.also swamp sparrows and ec kinglets. Thx to Kathy Toomey
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1443675930812166144?s=03)

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) sparrows

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 3:02 PM on Thu, Sep 30, 2021:
Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow at sparrowbowl
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1443652392541728776?s=03)

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CCSP field3

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2021 07:00 by Sara Stokes

- 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/S95373282
- Comments: "continuing at ballfield 3" 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) Dickcissel continues

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:27 PM on Wed, Sep 29, 2021:
Ccsp was in the red maple behind field 3 backstop. It's safe! I finally saw it many thanks to Richard Payne's help.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1443311542158729220?s=03)

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Vesper sparrow report

Field 4 by pools

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 09:13 by Paige Linden-Brams
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Comments: "It was with a mixed flock - mostly Savannah sparrows. What stood out was the bright complete eye ring and white malar.  Next to the Savannah's it had much darker streaking on the sides and was larger. Was not able to relocate."


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

GWC Today

62 species but note eastern meadowlark



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

Photos from 3 checklists

Dickcissel and Clay colored sparrow


Paul's

Also Paynes https://ebird.org/checklist/S95356790

And Epstein https://ebird.org/checklist/S95331233
--
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman

Awesome list for Prospect wednesday

96 species!  Add bobolink to the grass birds parade..excellent warbler diversity

Veeerry niiice!



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

Keep on birding tomorrow!

https://birdcast.info/

Ball field superstars

On a good birding day,two " superstars " on the playing field caught the eyes of its audience. Mostly field 3 having the advantageous home field with field 2 for the road, a DICKCISSEL and CLAY COLORED SPARROW played well for the birders.

Thanks to Max Epstein finding both rare birds, birders had a great time observing both rarities.

 I was fortunate to see well the Dickcissel in the 3rd base dugout at 845 am before leaving for a Doctors appointment at noon. After hearing about the CLAY COLORED SPARROW refound by Paige,it was back to the playing field. After much struggle looking for it in the deep grasses of field 3 dugout area, Richard Payne got me on the handsome sparrow's whereabouts ,the sparrow perched in the red maple tree behind the backstop.According to Max,this is Prospects CCSP first appearance since 2017.

After departing a second time in late afternoon,I received a report from Marc that both birds Dickcissel and Clay were still at field 3 around 5 pm.

An AMERICAN PIPIT was found on field 3 late morning by Ryan G. This field is a "hot corner! πŸ”₯(a nickname for third base)

As I mentioned before it was quite Birdy today. Personally I believed I saw 9 species warblers including a still breeding female TENNESSE WARBLER next to the Maryland monument. Ill look at the ebird prospect checkist and post.

On my day off,it was rewarding not for the numbers but rather the quality and a timely north wind. Especially for sparrows, seeing cute Savannahs with the Clay colored makes it all worthwhile.

A last note: keep your eyes tuned to butterfly meadow. This morning i saw Indigo bunting and winter wren. There was alot of stuff most of them hard to see in the thick cover. But as they say,that's fall boiding!


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

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds). PPCCSP

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:11 PM on Wed, Sep 29, 2021:
Clay colored seen now at field 3 prospect. Roving around..
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1443307546933174279?s=03)

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Update Ccsp was in the red maple behind field 3 backstop. It's safe! I finally saw it many thanks to Richard Payne's help.

Big news: Governors Island will now be open year-round!


Gerry info

Tweet from Urban Hawks (@urbanhawks) open year round!

Urban Hawks (@urbanhawks) tweeted at 11:58 AM on Wed, Sep 29, 2021:
New https://t.co/ZswMZWTyuf post: Governors Island — Now Open Year-Round https://t.co/MuyrSBlKQF
(https://twitter.com/urbanhawks/status/1443243827758780416?s=03)

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Fwd: Shirley Chisholm big sit oct 10 volunteers needed

Contact Brooklyn bird club if you are interested.

--Kb

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 29, 2021, 12:52 PM
Subject: Shirley Chisholm big sit oct 10
To: 

hey birders, 

the parks dept wants to hold a big sit at Shirley Chisholm  park on sunday oct 10th and has reached out to the bbc and fbc to co-host. this is the day after fall WMBD and the event will be dawn to dusk. what they would like is to have some experienced members on hand throughout the day to help participants with bird ID. they are asking for volunteer leaders to cover two hour blocks of time throughout the day to ensure there is someone on hand with the bird skills at all times (or more if you want). if this is something you would be interested in doing or if you would just like to attend let me know. i dont have all the details yet but i will soon. feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might be interested.

yours,

Dennis W Hrehowsik 
President Brooklyn Bird Club 

Two very good PP field birds today

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 06:40 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/S95331233
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Rare, but expected in fall. First in prospect since 2017 per ebird. Solo in sparrow bowl, brief looks and photos."

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 06:40 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/S95331233
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Was almost sure I heard one early on, then caught up with this one perched on 3rd baseline fence of field 2. Photos."
 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) very Birdy this morning! Inc dickcissel

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:47 AM on Wed, Sep 29, 2021:
Prospect Dickcissel was hanging out at field 2 -3rd base dugout at 845 am ( 4got my phone)
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1443225888137662466?s=03)

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More later.. good spots ballfields,butterfly Meadow,peninsula sumavs personally.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tomorrow and Thursday

Good for boiding according to birdcast.com

Playing hooky from work ?


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

Fwd: Tuesday walk BBC recap

Led by Ryan Goldberg ( subbing in for Bobbi)

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 12:20 PM
Subject: Tuesday walk recap
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Bobbi Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>


Hey Peter,

We had a small but experienced group today and there was good activity around the south and east side of Lookout. Rain cut the walk short a little after 11, but we still managed over 50 species after a night of SW winds. 

The highlights for me were a quick Peregrine flyby after we entered the park, a Sharp-shinned Hawk flyover, a White-eyed Vireo at the Butterfly Meadow, and Cape May and Wilson's Warblers in the Wellhouse area. Thanks to Ed for picking out a Brown Thrasher at the Butterfly Meadow (a few got on it, though I only heard it) and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo too.

A few folks missed our group in the morning since they were waiting by the playground, whereas I recalled the meeting point being at the entrance to the park. But we linked up at the Peninsula Meadow before the rain and they had found lots of birds on a dogwood in the Vale. So everyone seemed happy.


Best,
Ryan

Next years duck stamp duck winner

And its my favorite duck species too..love Redheads 😍



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

Monday, September 27, 2021

PP CONW details

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 08:53 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/S95251639
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "large yellow warbler with prominent eye ring. low contrast around head, muted tones on throat, not yellow like COYE or YEWA. Flew from weeds to tree branch at eye level and then back to weeds." 

Know your mantis!

 Chinese mantis is invasive. 



Monday tidbit

 Prospect Connecticut warbler Seen today at butterfly Meadow by Dan Smith



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sept29th

 Keep your eye on next wednesday. Watch the Tuesday Eve wind direction ( if its north)

https://birdcast.info/

WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2021-2022 By Tyler Hoar – FINCH RESEARCH NETWORK

https://finchnetwork.org/winter-finch-forecast-2021-2022-by-tyler-hoar 

Not a generational irruptive winter this year but some species may come south. Food crop is good up north so maybe local population may move where crop is poor. Evening Grosbeak, Crossbill, purple finch, are some possibilities reaching ny. 

But that's the fun and anticipation of winter birding.

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 25, 2021

BBC WALK

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 25, 2021
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, 


Hey Peter here is list from yesterday. 59 species with 15 warblers much better than last week. Good seeing you as well.

Best,

D

Dennis W Hrehowsik 
President Brooklyn Bird Club 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: September 26, 2021 at 9:50:13 AM EDT
To: Carolyn Monastra <cmonastra4@gmail.com>, Jennifer Kalb <jjkalb@gmail.com>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 25, 2021

Good to see you guys here's list.

D

Dennis W Hrehowsik 
President Brooklyn Bird Club 

Begin forwarded message:

From: do-not-reply@ebird.org
Date: September 26, 2021 at 9:49:17 AM EDT
To: Deepseagangster@gmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 25, 2021

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 25, 2021 12:24 PM - 12:41 PM
Protocol: Stationary
59 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  30
Mute Swan  10
Wood Duck  15
Mallard  22
American Black Duck  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
American Coot  1
Herring Gull  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Osprey  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  4
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Least Flycatcher  1     Bold eye ring high contrast between throat and cheek short primary Kathy Toomey
Empidonax sp.  1
Eastern Phoebe  5
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  7
Common Raven  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  60
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  35
Cedar Waxwing  6
House Sparrow  280
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  1
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  6
Northern Waterthrush  4
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  6
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  14
Magnolia Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  5
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  15
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Palm Warbler (Western)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  9
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S95174823

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



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

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday summary and Its mixed bag

A pretty decent birding day with a mixed bag of rarities reported in both prospect and Greenwood cemetery. On the last rungs of peak warbler migration, both venues reported 19 species warblers as well.

In prospect, talk about some cool birds. Two flyover Caspian Terns stole the top honor. Following that a Dickcissel was found by C.Winstanley ,also the observer of the terns. 2 Philadelphia Vireos seen in peninsula tree by the well house added quality those reported by P.Paul.

Other nice finds in prospect included: yellow billed cuckoo,field sparrow,raven,Merlin ,late eastern kingbird,blue gray gnatcatcher, brown creeper and decent numbers of Swanson thrushes.

I did see 11 wood ducks at west island.

The total PP diversity was 75 species.

I'm awaiting two report from PP walk groups for more stuff. I do know Duck Island was productive early morn per BBC'S dennis. 

Here's prospects list  https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

Over in Greenwood, 66 species is the number. Quality birds there included Connecticut warbler, Merlin, Lincolns sparrow,winter wren ,indigo bunting and among the 19 warbler parade, a late prairie warbler and Connecticut.

The Connecticut warbler hung around southwest Sylvan water, seen in the and under a yew tree on the lower slope.



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

Winstanley prospect chklist

Note flyover Caspian Terns and Dicksissel



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

Almonte Prospect chklist

Friday, September 24, 2021

Fwd: Thursday Walk Warbler workshop tip

From Tom S.

Hi.
Some from our group asked me to let them know when the recording of the talk I did for LA Birders on Warbler ID  is available to watch.
It's up now and here's the link:  see below

If you do watch it and have any questions, or even better, suggestions, let me know!

Best regards,
Tom



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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sept 25

 Possible This Saturday could be active birding day..well..more than today!

Methinks warblers are on the wane...but who knows with these late birds? Are sparrows making the next big splash ?


https://birdcast.info/

Fwd: Thursday BBC Walk

Tom's report

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 23, 2021, 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>, Angie Co <angela@studio-co.com>, karenohearn <Karenohearn@aol.com>
Cc: Valerie Masten <valerie.masten@gmail.com>, Marisa Hernandez <shishi47@gmail.com>, C <waldrock@gmail.com>, Bob Curtis <bobolink@nyct.net>, Alan Bacchiochi <albinotoast@gmail.com>, ANTHONY DALILEO <dalileo@att.net>, <cabreradv@gmail.com>, Michele <truongmichele@gmail.com>, <sara@kalomedia.co>


Hi Peter,
OK. Bobbi threw down the gauntlet for the deadest day of Fall migration; and we're picking it up to compete!
In fact, we did have a great group, and no rain, and a nice, blustery day (with gale-force winds in the trees, sometimes....)  but not a lot of birds in the park.

That being said, we did have a couple of good ones including Winter Wren, Common Raven, several hummingbirds at the midwood touch-me-not spot, and 9 species of warblers.

Sadly, on the way out we found one tree with at least 9 lanternflies. We were able to kill several but some were high up on the tree.
Sara (new birder with super spotting skills) is sending me a GPS location for the tree and I'll forward it to Christian at PPA.

Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 3:47 PM Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Peter,
The rains held off and we had a pleasant, if not super birdy, day. That being said, we had 15 species of warblers including Wilson's, Palm, Blackpoll, a cooperative Philadelphia Vireo, Olive-sided Flycatcher and our new regular, Solitary Sandpiper, in the Rose-Garden "pool".

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

Best regards,
Tom

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


GWC Summer

 Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)

- Reported Sep 22, 2021 11:30 by Carole Griffiths
- 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/S95031258
- Comments: "female , Overall yellow, tending towards orange rather then olive, larger beak than female scarlet tanager (almost grosbeak size,  longer tail  han scarlet tanager"

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Victory for BBG and it's communities,visitors

From BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN 

We are thrilled to share with you that today the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to reject the rezoning application for 960 Franklin Avenue. You can watch hearing here (vote on the project begins around 38:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJtrK45T7hA

The CPC's vote is a binding decision in the City's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure process and puts an end to the developer's application to build a massive complex with 39-story towers that would have cast shadows causing a devastating loss of sunlight to BBG's conservatory, greenhouses, and nursery.

BBG thanks all of its supporters in the Fight for Sunlight who worked tirelessly to raise alarms about the permanent, catastrophic harm the development would do to the Garden, Medgar Evers College, Jackie Robinson Playground, and the surrounding community. We applaud the City Planning Commission's decision as well as the earlier disapprovals by Community Board 9 and Borough President Eric Adams and public statements against the project by Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

This is a victory for the community and for the city. We are so proud to be Brooklyn's Garden!

GWC OSFC

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2021 11:57 by Barbara Thomascall
- Green-Wood Cemetery--Dell Water, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6492286,-73.9952976&ll=40.6492286,-73.9952976
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95021339
- Comments: "Large, dark, distinct vest" 

Autumn begins

 Today at 3:21 pm.. happy equinox!




Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Good stuff in bbg and gwc

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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: prosbird@gmail.com


*** Species Summary:

- Vesper Sparrow (1 report)
- Connecticut Warbler (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

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2021 12:30 by kristin costello
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6680222,-73.96367&ll=40.6680222,-73.96367
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94984297
- Comments: "Chunky sparrow mixed in with flock of house sparrows feeding in the grass. Bold eye ring prominent, streaked down the back & chest, creamy/buff wash on chest & belly"

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2021 11:15 by Rafael Campos-RamΓ­rez
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6555736,-73.9938211&ll=40.6555736,-73.9938211
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94985662
- Comments: "Seen on the ground near the Crescent Water. Olivaceous back, complete eyering, pinkish legs. Photos Taken."

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

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 21, 2021

BBC walk led by Bobbi.
List attached.

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From: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2021, 4:48 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 21, 2021
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

well, it was a slow one today!  not many birds around and we worked for the ones we got.  That being said, we kept going for 7 hours... We started with 22 birders and 5 of us went for the duration.  Terry showed us a nice hummingbird/jewelweed hotspot in the midwood right off of Center behind the green containers.  at least 3 hummingbirds there.  We also had a tail-less Black-throated Green seen on the way in, and later later on the way out, pic attached.   Tom, can he migrate w/o tail, or does he have to stay in Brooklyn until it grows in?   

Ryan, you're up for the final 2 weeks.  Wishing you better birds next week!

b.

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From: <do-not-reply@ebird.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 4:29 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 21, 2021
To: <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 21, 2021 7:44 AM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.146 mile(s)
53 species (+4 other taxa)

Canada Goose  11
Mute Swan  6
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  5
American Black Duck  2
Mallard/American Black Duck  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3     All seem same tune in hummingbird garden in mid wood behind container
gull sp.  6
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  3
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  10
diurnal raptor sp.  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  8
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  8
House Sparrow  X
American Goldfinch  5
Song Sparrow  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  1
Common Grackle  1
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  5
Northern Parula  6
Magnolia Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S94983478

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

Monday, September 20, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert


around the nabe...
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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 2:10 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- Philadelphia Vireo (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (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

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2021 07:57 by null
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6525816,-73.9963949&ll=40.6525816,-73.9963949
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94935458
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Dark cap and dark eyeline.  Yellow underneath, particularly on the breast.  On the south side of the Sylvan Water.  Picture attached."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2021 08:30 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/S94935055
- Comments: "Petite sparrow with clean whitish throat, breast and belly, buffy wash on flanks and faint peachy wash in vest area. Buffy eyebrow and malar stripes.Prominent gray collar across nape. Foraging with house sparrows on pier 6."

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