Sunday, October 31, 2021

Prospect Redhead records

Today's bird is likely the 9th appearance historically by Redhead Duck in Prospect Park.

The last appearance was January 19th,2020. Before that 11/29/2018 when 6 showed up.

Its rare allright for the park. A good find by Caleb.


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"Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Very crappy Digi photo Redhead on prospect lake



Thanks to Caleb Crain for my favorite duck, a rate or very irregular species for the park.
 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) REDHEAD DUCK on pplake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:52 PM on Sun, Oct 31, 2021:
A real trick and treat for Prospect Lake young Drake? REDHEAD Duck in southwest corner Lake , best seen from rustic shelter. Thx to Caleb's early spot..
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1454899081290162183?s=03)

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Very irregular species for the park

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Continuing Vespers at field 2/3

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 30, 2021 08:05 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/S96894339
- Comments: "Between ball fields 2-3; one continuing, one new (or perhaps previous bird left & both were new arrivals?). Large sparrows mixed in with chippings, song & juncos. Bright, complete white eye rings, streaky breast, white tail edges." 

eBird Checklist - 29 Oct 2021 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 19 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S96843662 

Note American Woodcock. Peak time for the species so ...watch where you step....

Also Eastern Bluebird in Menashe's chklist

Friday, October 29, 2021

Tweet from Linda Ewing (@lke313) PP PUFI

Linda Ewing (@lke313) tweeted at 8:59 AM on Fri, Oct 29, 2021:
It's a finchy kind of day, and sure enough - female Purple Finch by West Island (Prospect Park).
(https://twitter.com/lke313/status/1454070315655565314?s=03)

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Wild Animals Are Thriving in New York City Right Now - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/nyregion/nyc-wildlife-habitats-animals.html

Late PP TEWA

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Oct 28, 2021 12:15 by Matthew Cook
- 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/S96813856
- Comments: "Late. Yellow-green warbler foraging in the phragmites along the north Lake shore. Slaty cap and eyeline, white undertail coverts." 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pine siskins reported

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:41 PM on Thu, Oct 28, 2021:
Afriend texted that he had 5 pine siskins at peninsula cove left of the wood bench. Prospect
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1453763896108584969?s=03)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Leaves it be


 

Home - Trees for Jane

https://www.treesforjane.org/

From the legendary Jane Goodall, famous for her chimpanzee studies.

We need to bring back trees and reforestation our earth. 🌲🌱🌳🌎

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wilson's at πŸŒ‰ park

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 26, 2021 13:13 by Jeremy Thorp
- 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/S96741996
- Comments: "Brilliant male, very bright greenish yellow with black cap. Unmistakable." 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Quick summary for today

The highlight today of course was the super rare ( for PP) hen Surf Scoter. An explorer with more personality,the usually seafaring duck swam all over prospect lake. From the rink to the west shore, at times it came very close, as it did for me at Peninsula thumb near noon.

The search for the surf scoter caused sort of a mini Patagonia effect; this means other good birds were found with more eyes around. For example: Rusty Black bird on the mainland shore east of Three Sisters Islands; a clay colored sparrow on the Hammerhead of southwest Lake; even a late Northern Water thrush was found closer towards West Island and later opposite Duck Island.

In the Peninsula cove, Wood Ducks were having a party. At least 8 all told having courtship fun.


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Fw: Surf Scoter and Rusty Blackbird

Photos by Gus keri

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.

--Epictetus
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Gus Keri <guskeri@aol.com>
To: prosbird@aol.com <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021, 01:48:58 PM EDT
Subject: Surf Scoter and Rusty Blackbird

Hi Peter,
It was nice seeing you in the park today.
As per your request, I am sending you a couple of photos of the Surf scoter. I added two photos of the Rusty Blackbird in case you want to post them too.
Best regards
Gus

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pp surf Scoter

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:36 PM on Mon, Oct 25, 2021:
Latest report prospect Surf Scoter off peninsula tip ( gazebo shelter)
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1452735900551626757?s=03)

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Prospect Surf scoter reports

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*** Species Summary:

- Surf Scoter (4 reports)

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Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2021 09:30 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/S96689589
- Comments: "Reported by Peter D earlier. Saw in the middle of the lake. Came all the way to the begging beach"

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2021 08:19 by Daniel Smith
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96690234
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile first spotted yesterday. Photos"

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2021 09:16 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/S96690356
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2021 11:25 by Peter Dorosh
- 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/S96690798
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing hen  from yesterday, seen today off peninsula top. Dark duck with rectangular white patch behind bill round patch ear area. See my cell phote"

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) update SUSC

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:38 AM on Mon, Oct 25, 2021:
Prospect Surf Scoter now nearer lake west shoreline ( well drive junc with lake drive)
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1452660768189583366?s=03)

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Identifying scoters by shape – Sibley Guides.

https://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/02/identifying-scoters-by-shape/ 

A great primer especially with upcoming winter and surf Scoter now on prospect lake

My cell photo of Surf scoter

 Zoomed in off peninsula thumb


Prospect Surf Scoter continues

Prospect Surf Scoter off Peninsula thumb very close in,generally using waters here to duck and 3sisters islands, also along peninsula shoreline.

Also Gus k reports Rusty blackbird along shore at three sisters islands mainland

A one day lake wonder is a big deal!

Yesterday's find by Karen O'hearn of the Surf Scoter  in Prospect Lake is a BIG DEAL!

Common out ocean waters,the likelihood of finding a salt water Seafowl on freshwater downstate is extremely rare.

In fact so rare according to the Ebird records the last one here in Prospect Park was 70 years ago! (Dec 2nd,1951)

So congrats in order to Karen.

Below are the lates

Prospect ParkKings, US-NY

DATE#OBSERVER
2021-10-241Matthew Cook
2021-10-241Doug Gochfeld
2021-10-241Katie Cox
2021-10-241Mike Elfassy
2021-10-241The Big Laskowski
2021-10-241karen o'hearn
1951-12-021NYC Bird Report Data

Sunday, October 24, 2021

eBird Checklist - 24 Oct 2021 - Prospect Park - 38 species

According to Prospect Ebird checklist, this is the first SURF SCOTER since December 2nd, 1951!

Congrats to Karen O'Hearn!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S96650219 
SCOTER Seen between peninsula and lefrak rink ( not seen this afternoon)

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2021 09:10 by karen o'hearn
- 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/S96650219
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Dark scoter with vertical(ish) white patches at base of bill and white patch on cheek. Pics coming"

Silver checklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S96600389 

Note Dickcissel and solitary sandpiper from yesterday

Friday, October 22, 2021

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Note white crowned sparrow and Field, other sparrows Inc Vesper; ducks, pb grebe, woodpeckers and mid fall arrivals...

Vesper Sparrow plus one


An early am report mentioned two Vesper Sparrows on the Prospect ballfields today . Field 2/3 vesper continues to roam there. See Max's report below.

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
- Reported Oct 22, 2021 07:02 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/S96538995
- Comments: "Continuing around ballfields 2 & 3; took photos, also audio of calls" 

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (2)
- Reported Oct 22, 2021 08:42 by Danny Wyatt- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96542273
- Comments: "Feeding together on inner edge of dirt between second and third base, ballfield 2."

Tweet from Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958)

Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958) tweeted at 10:39 AM on Fri, Oct 22, 2021:
Palm Warblers at the ballfields near the Vesper Sparrow on Wednesday in Prospect Park. #Brooklyn #NYC https://t.co/XUVmplGSJZ
(https://twitter.com/DKV1958/status/1451558944338493474?s=03)

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert good sparrows


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*** Species Summary:

- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (1 report)
- Vesper Sparrow (1 report)

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Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 16:30 by Maureen Matthews
- 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/S96522958
- Comments: "Small, buffy pale sparrow with outlined ear patch, white mustache and gray collar clear against the brown back, white chest and belly."

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 15:49 by Radka Osickova
- 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/S96522953
- Comments: "Photo"

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 16:30 by Maureen Matthews
- 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/S96522958
- Comments: "Prominent white eye ring, white malar stripe. Feeding with mixed flock of sparrows on the green"

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The walk home

For my busy workdays even as I work in the park, it was satisfying for me to get a good bird, or even a favorite first of season.

I stopped by the busy ballfields , particularly magic spot field 2&3. I found Ryan Mandlebaum there already. And of course I was gonna ask " you see the vesper?". "Yep", Ryan says "I got it". It took me some struggling to get on the bird in the grass along field 3 first base dugout. But no need to wait any longer for the bird flew atop field 2 third base fence as Ryan got my attention on it. I have to say it's not often I see fresh adults instead of the worn birds I usually get in Octobers. Thx Ryan.

A favorite on my last spot at Prospect Lake was Ring necked Duck. And thanks to another Ryan ( Goldberg) who i met earlier gave me the heads up. I found the duck in the southwest sector with the Ruddy ducks. Nearby there's at least 7 Wood ducks. And additionally, a Pied Billed grebe in the same area as well. northern Shovelers are in but in several numbers.

Winter is coming,time to get ready...

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) RNDuck lake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:40 PM on Thu, Oct 21, 2021:
Drake Ring-necked duck ( found earlier by Ryan g.),pied billed grebe southwest prospect lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1451287301741481990?s=03)

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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) vesper

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:29 PM on Thu, Oct 21, 2021:
Vesper sparrow continues at prospect field 3 1st base dugout area . Getting busy with people now rho
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Eastern Meaowlark

 From Janet Zinn, her excellent photo of Eastern Meadowlark near field 2 Prospect this morning.




Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Note rate n late species

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*** Species Summary:

- Vesper Sparrow (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)

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Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (3)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 09:35 by null
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96505970
- Comments: "Photos"

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 07:45 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/S96505857
- Comments: "Details soon"

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Tweet from Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) early am meadowlark field 2/3 area

Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) tweeted at 9:02 AM on Thu, Oct 21, 2021:
Eastern Meadowlark atVesper Sparrow spot Prospect. Up on tree now.
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Vesper Sparrow field 2 continuing

 Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2021 07:23 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/S96498480
- Comments: "Continuing, field 2. Perched openly on fence when I first saw it - white eye ring, white tail feathers visible when it eventually dropped back down to the grass. (Seen again, with others, when I returned later w my daughter.)"

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ridgewood Reservoir

On Tinsley Perky' s post to Facebook group "Save Ridgewood Reservoir" , Rusty blackbirds,field sparrow reported.

Here's her post

Wood ducks come out of their hideout in the phragmites. Rusty blackbirds finding good things to eat where the phragmites have been chopped. Phragmites release their seeds into the wind. A tiny field sparrow casts a big shadow.

Vesper photos in chklist link

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 12:01 by null
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96433375
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "photo"

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 08:23 by Christopher Rigobello
- 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/S96421749
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "This bird and possibly others have been spotted the last few days. Other birders have seen it and the party I was with also have photographed it." 

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

Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) tweeted at 6:15 PM on Tue, Oct 19, 2021:
A few of the seven Eastern Meadowlarks at Owl's Head Park today. πŸ“½: Gus Keri https://t.co/kCw79URqd1
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Vesper sparrow continues in Prospect

 I received reports that the Vesper Sparrow continues to haunt the bases ( its playoffs now) at field 3. Stick to the alleyway between field 2&3 dugouts ,walk around and get lucky.

Chipping and Savannah sparrows also game!

A good Birding time is early morning thru noon when crowds are thin and people few.

Upcoming Events – Brooklyn Bird Club. Tonight online zoom on Fresh Kills grasslands

Monday, October 18, 2021

Prospect vesper

Prospect Vesper sparrow seen briefly perched on field 3 1st base dugout fence

Tweet from Jane Kratochvil (@JaneKratochvil) ybcu bkbrpk

Jane Kratochvil (@JaneKratochvil) tweeted at 4:20 PM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
Yellow-billed Cuckoo at BBP. Shortly after, he was harassed by a Mockingbird and he flew right into this wall just below the window at 130 Furman St. The MB followed but missed. The YBC diverted after the strike and flew into thick underbrush. #windowstrike @wildbirdfund @ebird https://t.co/wLdCn5bHLQ
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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Lefrak CCSP

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 12:21 by null
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96286263
- Comments: "Lefrak with house sparrows" 

Tweet from Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) bluebird in gwc

Janet Zinn (@bkbirdr) tweeted at 11:38 AM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
EasternBluebird in Greenwood on hill above Ravine Path/Delafield mausoleum
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Tweet from Audubon Society (@audubonsociety) Kaufman speaks

Audubon Society (@audubonsociety) tweeted at 8:12 AM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
In this edition of Ask Kenn!, @kennkaufman explains why so many more birds migrate through the eastern United States: https://t.co/EForT6p6wo https://t.co/zUsniwQu2w
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How the foreign Norway maple tree is changing Canada’s fall palette - The Globe and Mail

Saturday, October 16, 2021

It might be a good sunday

 Predicted northwest winds tonight.if it continues into tomorrow,Hawks could be the main thing. In that case the Long Meadow is one good spot ,or the mound at field 7. The latter spot also good for sparrows

Prospect sparrow delights

 A VESPER SPARROW top the chart among sparrows seen today in the usual western Long meadow hotspots.

Tripper Paul discovered this mornings VESPER SPARROW along the fence at field two. It was at this location another good Sparrow - Clay colored was also found.

A second Clay colored sparrow became Trippers second find,seen at Lefrak rink,on the lawn before Duck Island. It was lingering with House Sparrows

At the Sparrow bowl to the north, a Field Sparrow was found by Alex Rosenfelder. The FIELD hung around deep in the dip with a number of White throated sparrows. Grackles overhead were seen signifying this months blackbirds species migration.

The last note regards EASTERN BLUEBIRD,usually expected this month.We go to Greenwood cemetery for this bird,seen in a Juniper cedar on Central ridge.




How Lili Taylor, Actress and Birder, Spends Her Sundays - The New York Times

Ballfield 2 Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 09:16 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/S96231728
- Comments: "Expected migrant in low numbers. Obvious eyering, swoosh facial pattern, red on the shoulder. In large flock of juncos, Chipping Sparrows, and Palm Warblers mostly. Except when flushed by park goers, the birds wanted to be on the fence line of ball field 2. Photos." 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Orange crowned warbler

 One of the prettiest fall warblers IMHO was spotted this morning at The Sparrow bowl in Prospect Park. The observer was Ryan Mandlebaum.


The Sparrow bowl again is between the picnic and tennis houses, A great flower area for these birds.


Unfortunately I had the day off and avoided the Park ( I'm in it all week!)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Eleanor Ray's chklist Inc photos of Connecticut warb and pipit

PP Tennis house Connecticut warbler

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 09:16 by Xinyi Z
- 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/S96117588
- Comments: "Clear, white eye ring. Buffy, bigger than a common yellowthroat. Walking around low bushes on path near the tennis house. Seen with BBC bird walk group." 

Toms Thursday BBC Walk


Leader Tom Stephenson

Hi Peter, and everyone.
A beautiful Fall day with lots of great flowers and a nice breeze. It was only moderately birdy, but we had some very good finds.
Eleanor, trying to raise the bar after her phalarope find, first spotted a Connecticut Warbler, south of the Sparrow Bowl; and she also heard a pipit fly-over which we eventually re-heard and found in the muddy area across from the ball fields. Some of our other newer birders were also great spotters. 

We ended up with 59 species including 11 species of warblers. Other highlights included 3 Nashville Warblers, many Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 3 Brown Creepers, and a small kettle of raptors including an Osprey, 1 or 2 Red-shouldered Hawks, and some Red-tails.

Here's the list. Sad that migration is finally winding down. We're going to have to do some duck walks soon!

Best regards,
Tom

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Sheila Friedman <waxwing100@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, Oct 12, 2021, 2:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>, <12toms@gmail.com>




Hi Peter,
  Our Tuesday "Friends' Walk" went very well! We saw a respectable number of warblers, several raptors and splendid sparrows. The walk was action- packed starting with many ducks fleeing the lake at the moment a Cooper's Hawk arrived- to a Raven flying upside down a few times to delight us!
  A very cordial group as well.
            Sheila Friedman
           Kathy Toomey

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: October 12, 2021 at 1:25:17 PM EDT
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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021


With a slight correction 

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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 12, 2021 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     Tuesday BBC walk
44 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  3
Wood Duck  11
Mallard  29
American Black Duck  3
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)  1
Ruddy Duck  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  12     Seen together
gull sp.  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  6
Common Raven  1     Heard, then later seen over the Sparrowbowl.  We saw it roll over in mid flight
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  8
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Carolina Wren  4
European Starling  8
Gray Catbird  1
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  6
House Sparrow  20
American Goldfinch  6
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  6
Swamp Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  1
Common Grackle  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  14
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S96034219

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

Prospect lately

 https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516


Note white crowned sparrow,yellow billed cuckoo,by sapsucker,etc as numbers songbirds dwindles. Sparrows still good for a little while more as do raptors

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Fwd: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 9, 2021

BBC Walk led by Dennis

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 8:17 PM
Subject: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 9, 2021
To: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>, Roberta <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Peter,

Great walk today with birds representing a wide range of fall species for a total of 76, a high count for the season. We had all tree falcons five woodpeckers, green wing teal a selection of warblers as well as scarlet tanager, rose breasted grosbeak, savanna sparrow, raven truly a great variety and a really fun group. Ok one walk to go looking forward.

Dennis

Prospect Park
Oct 9, 2021
12:03 PM
Traveling
3.00 miles
420 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.6.4 Build 2.6.36

40 Canada Goose
6 Mute Swan
14 Wood Duck
1 Northern Shoveler
20 Mallard
5 American Black Duck
4 Green-winged Teal
8 Ruddy Duck
1 Pied-billed Grebe
7 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2 Mourning Dove
3 Chimney Swift
1 American Coot
1 Ring-billed Gull
3 Herring Gull
2 Common Loon
20 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Cooper's Hawk
5 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 diurnal raptor sp.
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee -- Seen together on hammerhead one heard singing
2 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
16 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Common Raven
2 Black-capped Chickadee
12 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Brown Creeper
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
5 European Starling
6 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Hermit Thrush
25 American Robin
10 Cedar Waxwing
35 House Sparrow
2 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
3 Dark-eyed Junco
4 White-throated Sparrow
1 Savannah Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Baltimore Oriole
4 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Common Grackle
2 Northern Waterthrush
3 Black-and-white Warbler -- South side of lake
5 Common Yellowthroat
5 Northern Parula
5 Magnolia Warbler
2 Yellow Warbler -- One three sisters one hammerhead
3 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Palm Warbler (Western)
17 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 76


Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

World Bird Day today

Tweet from Czechthebird (@radka_o) pp chat a day ago wellhouse

Czechthebird (@radka_o) tweeted at 9:27 PM on Thu, Oct 07, 2021:
Yellow-breasted Chat in Prospect Park https://t.co/zHkIY11A1N
(https://twitter.com/radka_o/status/1446286052088483847?s=03)

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Tweet from BGBklynTrini (@BGBklyn_Trini). Raptors over the rink

BGBklynTrini (@BGBklyn_Trini) tweeted at 9:28 AM on Fri, Oct 08, 2021:
Was standing at the by the War Monument below butterfly meadow in Prospect Park, Bklyn Sun, when I looked up. Saw two raptors circling really high in sky. I did my best to get a shot when they crossed each other,  finally got a chance to zoom in. Peregrine Falcon and Harrier? πŸ€” https://t.co/b7vGAZ4uUB
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Fields 2&3 dickcissel

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 07, 2021 07:25 by Lisa Curtiss

- 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/S95741975

- Comments: "Continuing around ballfields 2-3. Yellow on breast and face, big gray bill, flocking with HOSPs." 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Fwd: BBC Thursday walk recap

Ryan Goldberg leading

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Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 2:28 PM
Subject: Thursday walk recap
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, Bobbi Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

Here is the checklist from today's walk: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95722921

We had another excellent day, with 70 species overall -- and we only glanced at the north side of the lake before breaking up close to 1 PM. The highlight was by far one of the best raptor flights I've seen within the park: 7 species in total, including 6 peregrines, four of them together over the Long Meadow. This flight line seemed to run over Lookout too, since around noon we had a 10-minute rush with red-tails, ospreys, sharpies, cooper's, kestrel and peregrine. After coming down Lookout, two ravens were riding the thermals above the hill too.

The Dickcissel was still hanging around ballfields 2 and 3, and we also found a Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the Sparrow Bowl. The western edge of the Long Meadow from north of the Picnic House to the ballfields was excellent.

Ryan


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert pp ccsp


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- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)

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Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2021 09:50 by Gigi A
- 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/S95655165
- Comments: "Continuing at Field 3"

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Dickcissels in PP

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 05, 2021 07:51 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/S95635745
- Comments: "Continuing; with a group of house sparrows behind Tennis house. Spotted by Terry"

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 05, 2021 12:20 by Rafael Campos-RamΓ­rez
- 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/S95639002
- Comments: "Found around ballfields 2-3.  Marroon shoulder patch. Prominent yellow facial marks." 

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 05, 2021 07:24 by Daniel Smith- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95641042
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found close to ball fields in a flock of House sparrows. Larger and more colorful, yellow on breast, than HOSP."

Vesper in PP

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (2)
- Reported Oct 05, 2021 12:20 by Rafael Campos-RamΓ­rez
- 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/S95639002
- Comments: "Both individuals observed presented whitish eyerings."
 

PP howa





Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) (1)
- Reported Oct 05, 2021 07:25 by Linda Ewing- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95632128
- Comments: "Adult male: full black hood, otherwise yellow below, olive above. Flicking white-edged tail. Seen in open on path in SW corner of Butterfly Meadow. Caleb C has pix."

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) (1)
- Reported Oct 05, 2021 07:35 by Caleb Crain
- 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/S95628772
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bright yellow, with distinctive black hood. On path around Butterfly Meadow. Thanks to Linda Ewing for spotting it! Photo." 

Fwd: BBC Tuesday walk report

Led by Ryan Goldberg (subbing for Bobbi)

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Date: Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Tuesday walk report
To: Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>
Cc: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>


Wow that's a nice list!  I'm so jealous of the Dickcissel!!!  Thank you Ryan. 

   I'm chasing a vagrant Herman's gull along the Carolina coast but so far no luck

See you all soon! 

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 5, 2021, at 1:52 PM, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi Peter,

I know you're on vacation but here's the checklist from the Tuesday walk today:


Despite gray skies and NNE winds overnight, the small group that turned out were treated to an outstanding day, continuing the diversity of last week if not the numbers. We ended up with 65 species and a number of notable sightings. 

Terry spotted a Sharp-shinned Hawk whizzing above Lookout early in the morning, and she later picked out a Dickcissel among a big flock of House Sparrows north of the ballfields. Lookout had a great variety of warblers, particularly on the summit, among them Tennessee, Nashville, and Blackburnian. And as we wrapped up the walk around noon, a juvenile Broad-winged Hawk flew low over our heads and circled briefly over the lake.

It's been a great fall!

Ryan

Monday, October 4, 2021

PP Dickcissel

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2021 11:10 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/S95592365
- Comments: "Ball fields 2-3. Much drabber than the individual I saw in the same spot a few days ago, but others had mentioned there were 2 birds there, so this may be the other. Stood out from house sparrows for its rusty wing patches, the brightest thing about the bird. Also: malar striping, pale eyebrow, long grayish bill." 

Off leaf-peepin'

 


For several days in VT. A Blogger break...


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Last thursday Connecticut warbler

 Sorry for late post too busy lately but here's to show you Kathy Toomeys great luck and her photos of a "lawn" Connecticut that walked out from the West Woods confines. Sometimes you just get the perfect place and timing.





O Canada!

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 03, 2021 07:39 by MI YU
- 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/S95539501
- Comments: "Late. In the dark woods on Pier 1. A dense, low, and descending chip, repeated, revealed bright yellow underparts with a dark necklace high in the canopy. The bird did not cooperate for photos but has apparently been around for at least a week." 

‎Bird Codes on the App Store

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bird-codes/id500496362 

If you have Apple iPhone,a cool app to have if the advanced birders use the 4 letter codes for species on the listserves or tweets.

I usually go online and Google the code table

Tweet from Heidi (@heidicleven) gwc wcsp

Heidi (@heidicleven) tweeted at 7:44 PM on Sat, Oct 02, 2021:
A White-crowned Sparrow, Green-Wood Cemetery, 10/02/2021. https://t.co/YNqlqbGPPl
(https://twitter.com/heidicleven/status/1444448127298244619?s=03)

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Tweet from Heidi (@heidicleven) flicker feast

Heidi (@heidicleven) tweeted at 6:38 PM on Sat, Oct 02, 2021:
Northern Flickers enjoying the fruit at Green-Wood Cemetery today 10/02/2021. https://t.co/PxpWatkkFN
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Prospect Oct 2

Note broad winged hawk,killdeer,green winged teal,peregrine falcon among 82 species



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

GWC CCSP at Sylvan water

Note also kinglet numbers 30+ each. See checklist

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2021 07:15 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/S95486614
- Comments: "Seen at the southwest corner of Sylvan, feeding in the grass with a juvenile white-crowned. First spotted it perched up on a monument in great light, revealing its distinctive face: pale lores, dark mustache and creamy malar. Buffy face and clean breast and wide clean gray nape." 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Greenwood list

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884

Note broad winged hawk and Dickcissel reported at the " Hill of graves" ( west of 20th street\PPW Ave entrance)


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

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Mike Yuan reported Summer Tanager this morning.I believed at pier one area.

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

Pretty darn good list

Prospect birders recorded 89 species with variety of warblers and sparrows,nighthawk, green heron ,gray cheeked thrush,etc. Despite density dropiff, still some stuff around.

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

Ohearn chevklist

 Included Dickcissel  at field2 where also Clay colored Sparrow seen.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S95450426

Big Sit this Sunday flyer


 In collaboration NYC parks, Brooklyn bird club and Feminist bird club assisting. 



Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) ccsp pp

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:30 PM on Fri, Oct 01, 2021:
Clay colored sparrow continues at backstop field 2 &3 with red maple it's safe haven behind 3
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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) Chisholm State Park big site

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 10:33 AM on Fri, Oct 01, 2021:
Join us and the Feminist Bird Club for a big sit at Shirley Chisholm Park Sunday Oct 10! Click here to sign up:

https://t.co/3CmC59g5ZV https://t.co/QKSaQmbAEH
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