Monday, January 31, 2022

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert BTPP EUWI hen & GWC EAPH


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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (1 report)
- Eastern Phoebe (1 report)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 31, 2022 12:20 by Richard Fleming
- Bush Terminal waterfront, 51st St. access, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6511335,-74.0227568&ll=40.6511335,-74.0227568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101802774
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found in the channel at the end of the 52nd street salt mines associating with a male American Wigeon. Although this bird is quite different from a female American Wigeon, I have to say, speaking honestly (RF notes), that I could well have overlooked it if I hadn't known to watch out for it. Kudos to Mike Yuan and Jeremy Thorp who originally found it. Bird has a much warmer head color than the grayer tones of female American Wigeon, and the forehead is almost completely vertical. These are both field marks for Eurasian. However, this bird also shows quite a bit of black at the base of the bill in mine and other photographs of what seem to be the same individual, and much of the literature has this as a field mark for American Wigeon. I don't know whether this black edging is within range for Eurasian, and certainly there are plenty of photographs online of female Eurasian Wigeon that show some black in this area, but Cox and Barry (http://www.azfo.org/gallery/EUWI_article_%20BirdingVol37No2.pdf) write "Note also the black line at the base of the bill, which is diagnostic for American Wigeon in any plumage." Sibley, in my Sibley V2 app indicates for female American a "narrow black border at gape not shown by Eurasian." So this aspect is confusing."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 31, 2022 15:58 by Todd Russo
- 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/S101802319
- Comments: "Continuing"

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516?yr=all&m=&sortBy=spp

Given the weekend blizzard conditions its not bad to see 49 bird species reported in prospect. The best ? Try Iceland gull,common merganser, wood duck,raven, hairy woodpecker,lesser black backed gull ( pending non hybrid)....

Prospect feeders note

About six more weeks remain for the winter feeders. And it has been a successful one. I just bought more seed today with $40 of a donation  balance . If you like to contribute for the remaining time,please email or text me.

One other note: with an unexpected hoard of grackles on the scene now- I counted over 60 Friday- seed is consumed much faster. A Thursday refill saw the feeders half gone friday. Please note with my busy work schedule,refills occur only on Thursdays or Friday s. So you may see empty feeders early in the week. It may be good tho that way for the grackles to move on and feeding rates back to normal.

Till then,

Kb


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Catch it in the early morning...

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2022 08:17 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/S101715322
- Comments: "Spotted flying by Joshua M at Hammerhead.  It flew several loops around the lake by itself and then disappeared.  Female with conspicuous white patches on gray body, orange head and bill with a small white patch on cheek." 

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Photos of 1/27 PP Lake LBBG in checklist link

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*** Species Summary:

- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)

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Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Jan 27, 2022 15:00 by Nathan Lynch
- 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/S101651220
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Pointed out by two other birders from the south edge of Prospect Lake. Gull closer to herring-gull size, with duller slate black above. Did not get a good look at legs from distance but will attach photos."

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Friday, January 28, 2022

BAT Pier Nelson's gull ( hybrid)

Herring x Glaucous Gull (hybrid) (Larus argentatus x hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Jan 28, 2022 09:12 by Jeff Gramm
- Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.646519,-74.026074&ll=40.646519,-74.026074
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101596424
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Large pale gull with intermediate characteristics. Jeff Gramm and I saw Gabriel Willow's report of an imm. Glaucous Gull from the Army Terminal Pier and decided to try our luck. We quickly got onto a large pale gull hanging around the pilings near the police boat parking area at the south end of the boardwalk. Closer looks revealed dark primary feathers and a dark subterminal band in flight, as well as a much thinner bill than I would expect from Glaucous, as well as a not quite sufficiently bullish "steroidal" head. I personally have no prior experience with "Nelson's" gulls, but after consulting ours and other photographs we agreed that this was most likely what we were looking at. Although it seems quite a surprising coincidence, this is NOT the bird that Gabriel reported an hour or so before we got to the pier. "His" bird, in his excellent photographs, has the pristine white primary tips we couldn't find on ours!" 


GWC BAOR suet

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Jan 28, 2022 12:10 by Kimberly Lightbody
- 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/S101589924
- Comments: "Female or immature. Eating at a suet feeder." 

Hen EUWI still at BTPP

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 28, 2022 08:24 by Carl Biers
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101580831
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female seen again briefly with AMWIs. South end of park. Warmer reddish brown head than AMWIs. Poor but I believe diagnostic photo tk" 

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) LBBGull prospect lake

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 3:49 PM on Fri, Jan 28, 2022:
Lesser black-backed gull east side of lake. Adult
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1487165841833668612?s=03)

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Glaucous Gull (imm) at BAT Pier 4

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Jan 28, 2022 08:05 by The Wildlab
- Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.646519,-74.026074&ll=40.646519,-74.026074
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101571759
- Comments: "Nice immature bird swimming with other gulls. Huge, pale latte color, pink bill with black tip. Photos." 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Hen COME Reported this morning in PP Lake

No sign at noontime but possibly around .lots of gulls on the ice 1000+

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Jan 27, 2022 08:58 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/S101529127
- Comments: "Photo" 

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Jan 27, 2022 12:01 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/S101536085
- Comments: "Female, between 3 sisters and duck island"


Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Jan 27, 2022 10:00 by terry VP
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101555446
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "cont btw 3 sisters and duck island. female w reddish head/neck. greyish body white marks with signature hairdo

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) PP COME again

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 2:12 PM on Wed, Jan 26, 2022:
Common merganser Prospect Lake
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1486416800296448010?s=03)

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Photo in chklist link below

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2022 12:25 by Kathleen Toomey
- 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/S101505659
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female type:Flattened head and bill, rufous head and neck with shaggy feathers toward the back, white chin patch, orange bill, light gray chest, sides and back. Photo"


Tweet from Linda Ewing (@lke313) fish crows convention in red hook

Linda Ewing (@lke313) tweeted at 11:24 AM on Wed, Jan 26, 2022:
Wow - there's a mass Fish Crow incident in Red Hook right now…100+ just flew over the Columbia St pier.
(https://twitter.com/lke313/status/1486374509401841684?s=03)

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

EUWI hen and PUFI Plus more in GWC

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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (1 report)
- Purple Finch (1 report)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2022 11:04 by Carl Biers
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101483273
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Blue-gray bill and browner warmer head than AMWi"

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2022 11:35 by Angela Panetta
- 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/S101481289
- Comments: "Female, near a seed feeder around valley."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2022 13:00 by Anthony Ferino
- 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/S101489113
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing, overwintering flycatcher on Crescent Water. Flycatching around the southwest corner of the pond, periodically perching on the wall, in low branches, and even on the ice. Must be having at least some success, as I watched it defecate at least once. Good for them."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2022 13:00 by Anthony Ferino
- 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/S101489113
- Comments: "One of two continuing birds around Dell feeders. Striking orange belly on this one

Monday, January 24, 2022

COME on PPLake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2022 07:49 by Emily Clark
- 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/S101345078
- Comments: "Female; red head, white chin patch. Will add photos" 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

eBird Checklist - 22 Jan 2022 - Prospect Park - 23 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S101262588

Part of the BBC Walk Duckathon..note Iceland gull wood duck and raven on the grpund

BBG BAEA and GWC BAOR today

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (2)
- Reported Jan 23, 2022 13:48 by Xinyi Z
- 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/S101291216
- Comments: "Circling over Brooklyn Botanical Garden. One adult-looking bird with white head. The other one is immature. Likely the two seen earlier this week around Prospect Park"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Jan 23, 2022 11:34 by Josh Gordon
- 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/S101291402
- Comments: "Many onlookers confirmed. Have photos if necessary." 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

LBBG at BBP

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Jan 20, 2022 16:23 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/S101107378
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "3y. Slate-gray mantle ending in wide white tertials. Streaky around the eye and some on the head. Diminutive around the Herring and Great Black-backeds." 

Silber GWC chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S101097304 

Note bald eagle and Baltimore Oriole, eastern phoebe

bald eagles all over the place

 Now over the Botanic garden and Mt Prospect Park.Its major bald eagle migration of the Northern population (southern population went to florida and gulf states)


Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2022 14:07 by Michele T
- 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/S101069722
- Comments: "2:45pm soar towards Mount prospect park. Over the eastern parkway entrance. Adult. Clear white head and tail. Planked wings."


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny)

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 1:28 PM on Wed, Jan 19, 2022:
Another shot of one of the bald eagles in the park today @prospect_park https://t.co/Kma9YdqYaC
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1483868865109102593?s=03)

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Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny) 2 PP Eagles today

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 0:59 PM on Wed, Jan 19, 2022:
Bald eagle and crow! - There were 2 eagles in the park this morning 🀯. An adult and a juvenile… downloading photos now. https://t.co/mERQ9JtdBq
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"The eagle has landed!"

 Like the famous Apollo 12 phrase  when astronauts landed on the moon prospect park has its own eagle landing. 

In perhaps the second fantastic eagle landing on prospect lake ice in consecutive winter's, Radka took a photo of an eagle that might not be Rover (R7 band) that hung out in Greenwood cemetery. We'll see if this eagle comes around. For now check out Radka Osikova's photo below. Wow to see another eagle landing. Hope it excites birders and everyone else.




wednesday's bald eagle plus GWC winter hardies

 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)

- Reported Jan 19, 2022 12:07 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/S101040315
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Very large and magnificent, brown wings and body with distinctive white head and yellow beak. Blurry photos. Circled over the park drive, then over the peninsula, then headed north over Lookout Hill. Thanks to Janet J and Radka O for sounding the alert."


GWC


Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2022 13:29 by Michael Silber
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6523083,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101046285
- Comments: "Continuing at crescent water."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2022 09:09 by Hershy Nove
- 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/S101044537
- Comments: "Continuing by crescent"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (10)
- Reported Jan 19, 2022 14:23 by Eileen Botti
- The Green-Wood Cemetery, New York US-NY (40.6519,-73.9867), Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.651876,-73.986682&ll=40.651876,-73.986682
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101044586
- Comments: "Ground feeding"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (2)
- Reported Jan 19, 2022 13:29 by Michael Silber
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6523083,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101046285
- Comments: "Image. Two locations. Pine hill and dell water."

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesdays Bald eagle

 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)

- Reported Jan 18, 2022 12:16 by Angela Panetta
- 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/S100987144
- Comments: "Will check pics to see if R7"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Jan 18, 2022 13:54 by Sherif Elmaghrabi
- 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/S100991971
- Comments: "Unmistakable. Huge bird flying with slow strong wingbeats. Mature plumage. Dark brown body with white head and tail."

Monday, January 17, 2022

Toomey Prospect chklist Inc ICGU

How Do Birds Survive the Winter? | All About Birds All About Birds

Waterfowl count observation in prospect

 During today's brief waterfowl count in Prospect, the persistent Iceland Gull just loves the ice.

Thanks to KathyToomey,assisting in the count, the Iceland Gull was seen resting in the lake center, in line with 3 sisters islands. Even from our west shore vantage, the gull in the scope gave us a good view .

Other than that great gull, there wasn't much to boast regarding the count. The frozen lake  saw to that with only open water at the west shore. A Ring necked Duck hilights the paltry list that lacked diversity.

But it's the story everywhere with surprisingly low duck numbers here on Brooklyn waters.

Rare winter broadwing hawk ( ID changed from Red shouldered). Read "comments"

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Jan 16, 2022 11:45 by Ryan Goldberg

- 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/S100861743
- Comments: "Light morph adult. Perched in a tall elm above the Wellhouse picnic tables. Initially ID'd this buteo as a red-shouldered, and broad-winged hadn't crossed my mind given the time of year. But Nathan Lynch's photos showed a wide pale band on the tail that was broader than the other bands (unlike similarly-sized bands on a RSHA). Plus the head and bib were a chocolate brown rather than orange. Small bill with yellow at the base, very compact buteo." 

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Jan 16, 2022 11:45 by Tina Alleva- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100878496
- Comments: "Perched high above picnic tables on Wellhouse Drive. We initially though it was a Red-shouldered but after reviewing photos from other in our party determined it was a Broad-winged due to the broad tail bands, brown chest & streaking on belly."

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Red shouldered hawk in prospect



- Red-shouldered Hawk (1 report)



Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) (1)
- Reported Jan 16, 2022 14:15 by Nathan Lynch
- 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/S100884398
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Sitting for about 10 minutes in a forested area behind the well house picnic tables, then flew to another nearby perch. Initially thought it was a red shouldered but was advised that the broad white tail bands, dark face and breast, and solid brown tail wings are more characteristic of the broad-wing, although they are uncommon in this area and especially in this season. Pictures attached."

Nelson's gull at BBP

Herring x Glaucous Gull (hybrid) (Larus argentatus x hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Jan 16, 2022 09:14 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/S100882507
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Discovered yesterday by Jer Thorp, who saw it resting on the NYC ferry landing guide poles. 

BTPP EUWI

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 16, 2022 14:04 by MI YU
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100882025
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female. Warm russet head, mottled breast, cinnamon-edged scapulars." 

Hot Ducks To Watch For In The Cold NYC Winter - Gothamist

Saturday, January 15, 2022

PP icgu

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Jan 15, 2022 10:39 by Barbara Thomascall
- 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/S100771134
- Comments: "White primaries, almost Herring Gull size, bill looks smaller than nearby herring's 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Terry chklist rare gulls see photos

https://ebird.org/checklist/S100742090 

Note Iceland and hybrid glaucousxherring

Black vultures over prospect

Reported today flying over prospect lake by Gabriel willow

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 14, 2022 09:26 by Scott Murphy

- 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/S100739046
- Media: 1 Photo 

Around the nabe Inc today's Iceland gull on PPLake

 

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Jan 14, 2022 07:32 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/S100706296
- Comments: "Identified with help of other birders"

Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull (hybrid) (Larus argentatus x fuscus) (1)

- Reported Jan 13, 2022 11:50 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/S100665649
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "i originally listed this as a pure LBBG.  with notification from SS and after reviewing my poor photo, it's clear the bird is a hybrid."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 14, 2022 09:16 by Tara Craig
- 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/S100707884
- Comments: "Observed at Crescent Water" 

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Jan 14, 2022 15:07 by R M
- 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/S100734042
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "immature all over pale gull with white wing tips, daintier than herring"

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Jan 14, 2022 15:40 by Xinyi Z
- 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/S100734707
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "1st year winter. Lighter plumage than other juvenile birds. White wing tips."


Herring x Glaucous Gull (hybrid) (Larus argentatus x hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Jan 14, 2022 15:07 by R M
- 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/S100734042

Latter known as a Nelson's gull,first found wednesday by Joshua Malbin

Woodsy grackles

 Along west drive west side of garage back gate or across the road from tennis house ( near 9th St park entrance). Estimated 325...




Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) grackle frenzy across from tennis house

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:48 AM on Fri, Jan 14, 2022:
At least 200 comm grackles in woods left of the prospect garage back gate or across from Tennis house
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1482001599555907587?s=03)

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny). Photo of ICGU

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 3:09 PM on Thu, Jan 13, 2022:
There's an Iceland Gull on the lake right now, out there with the 984 various other gulls… look for the birders, they'll help you find it! @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/hVhmiOyWFv
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1481720150441136129?s=02)

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

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

Note Merlin,Cooper's hawk ,pine warbler at feeders, winter wren ,Rusty blackbird, hairy woodpecker ,hermit thrush and Iceland ,lbb gulls.

Thanks to Rusty Harold tip, I observed the Merlin perched over Maryland monument

Brooklyn bird club Jan 18 Eve program on Zoom

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JANUARY 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PIPING PLOVERS IN NYC – HOW A NEW VOLUNTEER GROUP IS LOOKING TO HELP PROTECT ENDANGERED SHOREBIRDS IN OUR CITY

Presented by Chris Allieri

Zoom registration link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcO2prj4iGNB-2npPSWeZbo4Qm9-pOSIG
Registration is free and open to anyone interested in attending!

Begun in March 2021, the NYC Plover Project enlisted over 50 volunteers to help educate beach-goers on NYC’s most popular beaches in Queens during their first season. Each year, just under 100 adult Piping Plovers come to the city to nest, arriving in March and leaving in early August.

The threats facing the young chicks born to these intrepid shorebirds are numerous, spanning predation, fierce coastal storms and flooding, and of course, human disturbance. Partnering with the National Park Service, the NYC Plover Project also helped with monitoring nests on several miles of beach which are part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, one of the busiest urban national parks. They reached well over 5,000 beach-goers this first season, on the sand and at a fixed location. At the end of this first season, the NYC Plover Project was featured in the New York Times.

Join this talk with Chris to hear more about Piping Plovers and what you can do to help them, including being a 2022 shorebird ambassador beach volunteer.

Chris Allieri is founder of the NYC Plover Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting federally-threatened and New York State-endangered Piping Plovers that nest in New York City.

Rare gulls on prospect lake


When there's frozen lake gulls congregate in good numbers; and sometimes those good ones show up.

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2022 11:50 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/S100665649
- Comments: "light juvenile"

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2022 11:50 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/S100665649
- Comments: "adult.  dark mantle and yellow-tinted legs. smaller than herring gull & bigger than ring-billed gull" 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pplake Iceland gull

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:19 PM on Thu, Jan 13, 2022:
Prospect lake immature Iceland gull in southwest sector, on ice line.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1481722594227331074?s=03)

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Tweet from Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) Rusty bb

Charles Tang (@charlesbrooklyn) tweeted at 9:22 PM on Mon, Jan 10, 2022:
Rusty Blackbird, a continuing bird at the Vale, Prospect Park. I went over to the bird feeders later on and was surprised to find 4 Brown-headed cowbirds. https://t.co/pVbEGzxcye
(https://twitter.com/charlesbrooklyn/status/1480726812783165442?s=03)

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Tweet from πŸŽ·πŸ›Έ✌🏼 (@kingkroba) gwc merlin

πŸŽ·πŸ›Έ✌🏼 (@kingkroba) tweeted at 8:11 AM on Wed, Jan 12, 2022:
Merlin at Greenwood Cemetery, 1/10/22: https://t.co/syJoBwAHBt
(https://twitter.com/kingkroba/status/1481252545796444163?s=03)

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Tweet from Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf)ocwarbler

Heather Wolf (@heatherwolf) tweeted at 7:03 AM on Wed, Jan 12, 2022:
Orange-crowned Warbler, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3. https://t.co/CoWMdowReC
(https://twitter.com/heatherwolf/status/1481235464300474370?s=03)

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latest around

 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 11, 2022 16:31 by Shane Blodgett
- 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/S100590592
- Comments: "One 2CY and one 3/4CY.                                           2CY crisply marked back with deeper brown color of the upper parts over compared to fist winter HEGU- smudge around the eye and long wing attenuated body -smaller than surrounding HEGU                                   3/4 CY Charcoal gray mantle not as dark as nearby GBBG and contrasting with primaries-smudge around the eye -base of the bill 2/3 pale -tip smudgy black with a little pale hook to tip of upper mandible-dull yellow legs"

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Jan 12, 2022 09:25 by Forrest Wickman
- Prospect Park--Vale of Cashmere, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6690561,-73.9683616&ll=40.6690561,-73.9683616
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100591673
- Comments: "Continuing.

Vale Cashmere latter

Grackles on the move

Yesterday a sizable flock showed up at a friends fire escape feeder in the latest moment around here.

Janet reported at least 200 common grackles coming to her feeders along prospect park southwest ave. That kind of number can clean out feeders real quick.

On my early afternoon visit to the prospect feeders I found a much smaller number thank goodness. Only eleven was my count. But for the serendipitous moment, two other black bird species were present: Red winged and brown headed cowbird. And that winter moment made it worthy to think about.

On the lake,4 hooded Mergansers is gold to me; adding a pair of wood ducks makes it a silver moment.Both were at three sisters islands and Peninsula shoreline respectively. In winter you take and enjoy what you are given.


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

BHGU at Vets pier

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2022 13:44 by Shane Blodgett
- Veterans Memorial Pier, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6391393,-74.0369531&ll=40.6391393,-74.0369531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100555654
- Comments: "Significantly smaller than surrounding RBGU black ear spot and head strap, red bill-flew briefly where white triangle in outer primaries and re legs and feet noted-underside of primaries dark, a distinguishing feature from similar Bonaparte's-There was a bird around in Dec. 2021 but I think this is the first King County sighting for 2022" 

Today's Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2022 09:42 by Forrest Wickman

- Prospect Park--Vale of Cashmere, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6690561,-73.9683616&ll=40.6690561,-73.9683616
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100542326
- Comments: "Continuing at Vale, seemingly undeterred by the cold" 

Monday, January 10, 2022

eBird Checklist - 10 Jan 2022 - Prospect Park - 24 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S100488975 

Note Rusty blackbird in Vale

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Note for today Ring-necked ,Bufflehead and hooded mergansers ducks.

With lake and water frozen overnight, maybe even penguins 🐧

But a good opportunity to check out the gulls if you brave the frigid weather.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

On the move or roving bunch

My friend Orrin bought to note 200 estimated Red winged Blackbirds in the southwest area of Greenwood Cemetery today. ( I saw 11 at the Prospect feeders).

Most likely these are winter hardies as we call them, able to find food from Sweetgum trees and likewise other tree fruits.

I just hope they all don't come to the feeders to clean them out quickly πŸ€—

Ewing GWC chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S100444638 

Note Phoebe&chipping sparrow, as out of season sightings plus rb nuthatch

Vale RUBL today

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2022 11:38 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/S100440493
- Comments: "Continuing lone bird feeding at the edge of the iced-over pond in the Vale." 

Redpolls reported at GWC

Feeders are at Dellwater and north slope top fyi


Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (20)
- Reported Jan 09, 2022 10:36 by Christopher Russo
- 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/S100420124
- Comments: "Observed this in same area last year, and that was widely reported. At feeders, in large group. Good looks at Males Red forehead and chest, black chin to make ID." 

Good rare gulls at BTPP

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2022 09:53 by Dennis Hrehowsik πŸ¦†
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100419105
- Comments: "Adult on pier south of park.  Pucd"

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2022 09:53 by Roberta Manian πŸ₯
- Bush Terminal Piers Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6541609,-74.0204451&ll=40.6541609,-74.0204451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100419104
- Comments: "Adult. Yellow legs.  Black eyeliner. Long wing proj.  No pics.  Continuing bird"
 

Tweet from Chris Allieri (@allieri) OCWA BBP

Chris Allieri (@allieri) tweeted at 6:11 PM on Sat, Jan 08, 2022:
The Orange-crowned Warbler in @bbpnyc didn't seem to mind the ❄️ & πŸ₯Ά today. https://t.co/IQGZIzWyYe
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