Monday, February 28, 2022

Gwc baor

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2022 13:11 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/S103922778
- Comments: "Lone bright individual seen in conifer near vernal and cypress ave" 

Gwc baea

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 28, 2022 13:11 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/S103922778
- Comments: "Juvenile in flight." 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 11:04 AM on Mon, Feb 28, 2022:
3 hen Common mergansers were reported this morning prospect lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1498328322002112512?s=03)

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516


Note ring necked &wood ducks, black vulture,sharp shunned and Cooper's hawks, common merganser today

Sundays hilight

 The hilight today has been the drake Eurasian Wigeon at Bush Terminal Pier Park.

Described as a classic handsome bird , this notable duck was reported in the four main coves of the park. One report I read placed it near the osprey nest platform ,then two coves north at the dilapidated pier. Its best if the duck hangs around check all the coves of this small coastal park.



Continuing BTPP EUWI

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 27, 2022 09:26 by Joe Weisbord
- 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/S103829142
- Comments: "Male. White coverts in flight; distinctive bright rufous cinnamon head. Flying N to S, landed btwn piers ~45th St. Refound N of 44th St. (Spotted by Angus W.)" 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pplake COME & WODUs

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:09 PM on Sat, Feb 26, 2022:
Prospect Park lake hen Common Merganser gluding by close to West island rustic shelter along with 3 nearby Wood ducks
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1497680343465345030?s=03)

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BTPP EUWI Feb 26th

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 26, 2022 11:16 by Sam Feuer
- 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/S103755218
- Comments: "I saw this amazing sighting in a bay at bush terminal" 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Drake Eurasian Wigeon at BTPP.

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 24, 2022 11:44 by Linda Ewing
- 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/S103643849
- Comments: "Found by Shane. Drake with bright, velvety rust head and gold crown stripe; flanks gray rather than buffy as for AMWI. Thanks to Terry for steering me to its location (that last, hard-to-see-into cove at the foot of 50th St). 

Still here...

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2022 10:00 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/S103633539
- Comments: "Continuing hen?" 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Update bird feeders

The last delivery of bird sunflower seed was delivered to my home tonight. This seed should last till spring equinox when feeders will end.

 To conserve the stock, every Friday I will refill the feeders.

Spring is coming : plants should be sprouting soon and insects hatching as well.

Kb

BBC future meetings

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

eBird Checklist - 22 Feb 2022 - Prospect Park - 37 species Matthews chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S103523053 

Note 3 hooded mergansers,both accipiters,6 creepers, gc kinglet

Sort of early migration in progress....

Conservation alert CI Creek

Zoom meeting about Superfund for Coney Island Creek

Feb 24th at 7 pm.

Tap on photo to enlarge

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Greenwood birds

 Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)

- Reported Feb 21, 2022 12:05 by Brad Vatrt
- 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/S103509828
- Comments: "Continuing overwintering individual, feeding on the Crescent Water."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2022 12:05 by Rachel Piazza
- 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/S103509843
- Comments: "Continuing overwintering individual, feeding on the Crescent Water."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2022 11:17 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/S103511002
- Comments: "Continuing at feeder"

Monday, February 21, 2022

GWC Flyover bald eagle

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2022 14:08 by MI YU
- 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/S103446028
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "1st year" 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

Two merganser species on the lake, winter wren, hairy woodpecker ,bufflehead duck on upper pool are notables today

eBird Checklist - 20 Feb 2022 - Prospect Park - 25 species (+2 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S103292863

Note today's American Woodcock in Prospect. An early bird special

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) hoodie west island

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:37 PM on Sun, Feb 20, 2022:
Drake Hooded Merganser near prospect lake west island
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1495482861230731268?s=03)

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Tweet from Mary Traina (@BirdNerdNYC)

Mary Traina (@BirdNerdNYC) tweeted at 7:12 PM on Sat, Feb 19, 2022:
Some "infrequent" birds in Prospect Park today, according to eBird. A Winter Wren and the Common Merganser. Plus a Brown-headed Cowbird, Golden-crowned Kinglet and a Great Blue Heron on Duck Island. #GBBC #birdwatching @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/rb01oxt8do
(https://twitter.com/BirdNerdNYC/status/1495189599823581188?s=03)

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

BBC Walk - 19 Feb 2022 - Prospect Park


leader Peter Dorosh
5 members

Feeders

https://ebird.org/checklist/S103128173

Park wide
https://ebird.org/checklist/S103053475

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

On day 2 of the Great backyard bird count a respectable 55 species in mid February. And several nice birds like common merganser, wood ducks, Bufflehead, purple Finch, hermit thrush, gc kinglet, Merlin, American kestrel, yb sapsucker....and the nice sizable flock of cedar Waxwings ( flagged by Ebird for numbers and timing)

I haven't post my BBC walk yet until my participant s look at it..

Tweet from Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac)

Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac) tweeted at 3:44 PM on Sat, Feb 19, 2022:
A not-so-common common merganser on the @prospect_park lake today (maybe someday I will have a lens capable of a decent water bird shot), with bonus golden-crowned kinglet and leucistic squirrel. @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/4tQ4ba0CLO
(https://twitter.com/Antisomniac/status/1495137155374583814?s=03)

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Fwd: White-throated robin

Some common birds have pizazz.. pale adult females have whitish throats but not this bright! 

Photo from Alex R.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: A Rosenfelder <rosenfaa@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 19, 2022, 6:50 PM
Subject: White-throated robin
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

I saw a Robin today that caught my eye.  White throat, no streaking at all. Do you think it's partial leucism or just individual variation? The rest of the bird looks typical.

Alex

Tweet from Caleb Crain (@caleb_crain)

Caleb Crain (@caleb_crain) tweeted at 11:27 AM on Sat, Feb 19, 2022:
Hermit thrush, Carolina wren pair, and brown creeper in @prospect_park this morning. https://t.co/IWKYkOqhvP https://t.co/0cUVPqPKQB
(https://twitter.com/caleb_crain/status/1495072502338498561?s=03)

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PP butterfly meadow purple finch

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2022 08:15 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/S103013697
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "In Butterfly Meadow. Whitish eyebrow and whitish streak on chin. Photos." 

Merganser pplake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2022 08:15 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/S103013697
- Comments: "Continuing hen. Swimming from Three Sisters to Duck Island." 

Friday, February 18, 2022

COME on the 1st day PP GBBC

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2022 16:10 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/S102925328
- Comments: "Continuing hen, close to three sisters"

Also seen today  a pair of Wood ducks

Prospect feeders refilled

Don't Forget to count today for the Great backyard bird count! Ebird.org is interfaced.

-kb

Great Backyard Bird Count – Join us February 18–21, 2022. Each year people from around the world come together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds.

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Today begins the GBBC ! 25 Years !.. join in wherever no matter the amount of time done..

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My 5 minute checklist  enroute to work for starters


  1. Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
    Feb 18, 2022 7:17 AM
    Protocol: Incidental
    Checklist Comments:     western Long Meadow enclosed ballfields
    2 species

    Canada Goose  180
    Ring-billed Gull  400

    View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S102835031

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Baltimore Oriole (2 reports)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2022 09:05 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/S102795746
- Comments: "Continuing female."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2022 12:03 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/S102797955
- Comments: "Continuing at crescent water. Brighter individual"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (2)
- Reported Feb 17, 2022 11:08 by Newton st Loe Birding
- 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/S102794166
- Comments: "Photographed on Suet Feeder - Female & Immature Female"

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Pair of Orioles

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (2)
- Reported Feb 17, 2022 by Jim McNamee
- Home, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6825454,-73.9396805&ll=40.6825454,-73.9396805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S102788172
- Comments: "Pair has been coming all day to feeders (grape jelly and safflower) for several weeks now since I first reported them." 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) cedar waxwings in Vale pool 9am


An estimated 40 at 9am

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:04 AM on Thu, Feb 17, 2022:
Nicely plumaged Cedar waxwings sipping and bathing in vale cashmere south end pool by large conifer. Take it from me,all over..an early spring spectacle
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1494311919456591875?s=03)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

NYC harbor herons report

https://nycaudubon.org/blog/harbor-herons-wading-bird-surveys-a-peek-into-new-york-city-s-wild-side

Cedar waxings aplenty!

Cedar waxwings are favorites for me because their sleek hairdo Fonzie look combined with their subtle gray brown plumage and strong face feature makes this bird a delight to watch. Plus their energy especially in winter along with their tenacious eating style forces me to just stand , watch and admire.

I reached out to Kathy Toomey what she described as an extravaganza the true numbers. She said -- conservatively-- sixty but more likely 100! 

Sheeeesh.... I have to get over there! ( You too!) 😆


PS. It's the Vale of Cashmere, especially the ground puddles from the south end..as well as low tree perches.

Tweet from Caleb Crain (@caleb_crain) cedar waxwings in Vale (heard its aplenty)

Caleb Crain (@caleb_crain) tweeted at 11:42 AM on Tue, Feb 15, 2022:
Cedar waxwings in @prospect_park this morning. https://t.co/fk1pkLkLRH https://t.co/EwSyPU8MzW
(https://twitter.com/caleb_crain/status/1493626659240562691?s=03)

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GWC Baltimore

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2022 14:06 by Jeff Gramm
- 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/S102755246
- Comments: "Continuing in Dell/Crescent area" 

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) waxwing whoop in Vale cashmere

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 11:49 AM on Wed, Feb 16, 2022:
Cedar waxwing extravaganza in Vale
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1493991054495916039?s=03)

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One Night stay

 It appears the drake Common Merganser left the hen after their Valentines Day joining. The one night stay is over as soon as it happened. It must be a common thing with these mergs..ðŸ˜Ū

So, only the hen is seen today per the report below.

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2022 13:00 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/S102746578
- Comments: "Photo"

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking) BBP LBBG

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 6:04 PM on Tue, Feb 15, 2022:
Lesser Black-backed Gull learning where not to sit on the Pier 1 pilings @bbpnyc https://t.co/wASWpq8shz
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/1493722878646255620?s=03)

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Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2)
- Reported Feb 15, 2022 15:50 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/S102709535
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "1st winter and 3rd winter settling in on the pier 1 pilings. Both are repeat visitors."

Black vultures over PP

- 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/S102662417
- Comments: "Fly over from west heading east"

Monday, February 14, 2022

Be my Valentine on Prospect Lake

Likely as nature intended it on this romantic day celebrated by humans, the Mergansers had their own idea. 

From the wellhouse, i spotted two distant whitish bodied ducks on the lake. And so, out of curiosity I investigated. Upon a closer look from the Peninsula meadow shoreline, my observation was confirmed: the long waiting hen Common Merganser has found her Valentine, a drake has joined her. Both lovely dovey birds were romancing in front of Three Sisters Islands at 235.. What happened next, i don't know (wink wink). 😉

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Feb 14, 2022 14:35 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/S102646887
- Comments: "Drake joins his Valentine long waiting hen in front of 3 sisters island. Large white bodied bird with green wavy hairdo,clean demarcation of green with white breast at neck. Unmistakable"

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) make that two! Drake common merg joins in pplake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:36 PM on Mon, Feb 14, 2022:
A long wait for her suitor: Drake common merganser joins the hen prospect lake in front of 3 sisters islands
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1493308232319836165?s=03)

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Upcoming GBBC walks in Shirley Chisholm Park

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Fwd: Baltimore Oriole

Lovely winter snow 
Oriole photo taken by Radka in Greenwood cemetery Dellwater area today.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: radka osickova
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Subject: Baltimore Oriole
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter, 

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having s good weekend. 

Attaching the photo.

Thanks



--
You can't get too much winter in the winter.

Robert Frost

GWC BAOR

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 13, 2022 11:47 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/S102581460
- Comments: "Continuing, by Crescent water" 

Saturdays orioles


Two birds along with Eastern Phoebe still haunt Greenwood cemetery Dellwater/ Crescent water area.


Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (2)
- Reported Feb 12, 2022 14:15 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/S102519143
- Comments: "Bright and Light colored individuals seen together at dell water." 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Rare Prospect Lake Glaucous gull today

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2022 12:45 by Alan Barnes
- 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/S102504625
- Comments: "Very large, all white gull. Bit bigger than herring, smaller than greater black backs. All white. Distinct dark bill tip. Western edge of ice roosting and swimming with other gulls. Flew and returned a few times while I watched. Bad digibin photos TK." 

Topping 2/8 Checklist Inc LBBGull

Prospect C.merganser stays

Sweet Evergreen chklist

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S102490864 

We don't often see checklists from evergreen Cemetery..hence here it is.. note early chipping sparrow

Friday, February 11, 2022

EUWI

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2022 11:49 by Liz Slote
- 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/S102452756
- Comments: "continuing"

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) COME

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 10:38 AM on Fri, Feb 11, 2022:
Hen Common Merganser still around in prospect lake east 30 mins ago
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1492161239061082113?s=03)

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PPLake LBBG hanging around

Lesser Black-backed Gull (fuscus) (Larus fuscus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2022 09:25 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/S102379978
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "photo, similarly sized to adjacent Herring Gulls" 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Prospect lake ducks

The hen Common Merganser continues its stay mostly in the lakes east half. It should be in its third week visiting here.

Both Ring necked and Bufflehead drake ducks hung out together within the confines of Three Sisters Islands when I saw them after 1 pm. I missed the merganser.



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You can't get too much winter in the winter.

Robert Frost

EUWI continuing at BTPP

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 09, 2022 11:15 by Cesar Castillo
- 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/S102328328
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird,  photos obtained." 

Good stuff on Prospect Lake 2/8

Also note in Kathys chklist Ringnecked and Bufflehead drake ducks

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 08, 2022 11:25 by Doug Gochfeld
- Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6553787,-73.9686421&ll=40.6553787,-73.9686421
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S102309278
- Comments: "Continuing female in open water in center of lake."

Iceland Gull (glaucoides/kumlieni) (Larus glaucoides glaucoides/kumlieni) (1)
- Reported Feb 08, 2022 11:25 by Doug Gochfeld
- Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6553787,-73.9686421&ll=40.6553787,-73.9686421
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S102309278
- Comments: "First winter bird bathing in the open center of the lake. Could have been the one I saw here last week, but could not be positive given the views. Present upon my arrival, but seemingly gone within ten minutes of that."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 08, 2022 12:30 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/S102309210
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Immature. Smaller than Great Black-backed and Herring gulls, larger than ring-billed gulls.  All black bill.  Dark back, not as black as its wing tips, streaky head and neck" 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Prospect feeders

I received a note that the feeders are empty. I've been aware they would be Monday based on a Friday observation.

Unfortunately I have no seed at our work nursery and a 40 pound bag was delivered to my home Saturday last.  The earliest I can refill is Friday morning when I can drive my car Thursday incurred by mandatory alternate side parking; and secondly I'm at an all day horticulture conference  Thursday.

Sorry folks but that's the best I can do. Too many Grackles and house sparrows empty those feeders quite quickly.


PP Dickcissel refound!


In likely the same bird that disappeared a month ago,  Radka refound the Dickcissel on the mainland opposite Duck Island  along the southeast shore near a red rescue ladder.This area by the rink  is weedy brushy habitat on that shoreline.

Good to see the bird stuck around....assuming its the same bird.

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 08, 2022 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/S102272685
- Comments: "Continuing hen"

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Feb 08, 2022 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/S102272685
- Comments: "Dickcissel in the bushes across from Duck island close to the skating ring. With a group of sparrows. Yellow around the eye and chest. Photos"



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Monday, February 7, 2022

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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- Common Merganser (2 reports)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 07, 2022 10:51 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/S102214200
- Comments: "Photo"

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 07, 2022 09:03 by Danny Wyatt
- 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/S102214672
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing between Three Sisters and the Peninsula. Poor photos."

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Tweet from Deborah Gieringer (@debbgg) video of PPL common merganser

Deborah Gieringer (@debbgg) tweeted at 5:23 PM on Sun, Feb 06, 2022:
Sleepy Common Merganser hen reported yesterday (@BirdBrklyn) on Prospect Park lake takes a short break today for self-grooming … then continues her nap. https://t.co/YLCapA75QU
(https://twitter.com/debbgg/status/1490451201695100937?s=03)

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Tweet from Toni Simon (@ToniSimonbird) eulogy bird dedicated to Janet Schumacher

Toni Simon (@ToniSimonbird) tweeted at 10:26 AM on Fri, Feb 04, 2022:
Rusty blackbird dedicated to birdwatching friend Janet Schumacher. She will be missed. https://t.co/apTJ2bm5aQ
(https://twitter.com/ToniSimonbird/status/1489621286087233537?s=03)

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Tweet from Pete Brush (@PeteBrush) BBP Redhead hen

Pete Brush (@PeteBrush) tweeted at 11:58 AM on Sun, Feb 06, 2022:
Redhead @bbpnyc @BirdBrklyn #birding https://t.co/7v8VSsJl3o
(https://twitter.com/PeteBrush/status/1490369300183629827?s=03)

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Tweet from MI YU (@themeowking) BBP LTDU

MI YU (@themeowking) tweeted at 8:43 AM on Mon, Feb 07, 2022:
A female Long-tailed Duck, found yesterday by Catherine, is a @bbpnyc first and graciously continues today https://t.co/Jq9JV2xHBb
(https://twitter.com/themeowking/status/1490682573550456834?s=03)

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

47 species this weekend prospect

Black-headed Gull at BTPP

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2022 14:08 by Aimee Lusty
- 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/S102163595
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Small gull associating with RBGUs, white head with dark smudge above and behind eye, bright red bill with smoky tip and bright red legs." 

Prospect lake COME today

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2022 13:25 by Paul Sweet
- 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/S102149195
- Comments: "Hen. Continuing near Three Sisters" 

Eurasian Wigeon BTPP

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 05, 2022 15:52 by Gigi A
- 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/S102109320
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; warmer head tones than American wigeon"

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Common merganser sticks around

Having no luck during the weekdays at work, finally today the hen Common Merganser sticks around into the afternoon.

With short time on time as I wanted to get back home to see the NBC winter Olympics showing my fave sport cross country skiing, I made a quick run for the hen merganser. The wide open waters on Three Sisters islands east side has been the home for the rare duck for awhile now. It was quite windy,winds whipping across Prospect Lake. Leaning against a tree serving as my wind block, I finally found my nemesis bird sleeping just off the Peninsula Thumb. Eventually it woke up and waded away from the ice edge , occupied by many Canada Geese. So it was a worthy walk seeing a gorgeous bird with ,a good result before me heading home in a circuit around the lake towards the feeders.

There was a report of Ring necked Duck on the lake this morning for your interest.

Numerous Grackles continue to clean out the feeders quickly. Not a good thing as it's tough to keep refilling more than once weekly with my busy work schedule.

Have a good Sunday.

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) hen COME PPLAKE

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:19 PM on Sat, Feb 05, 2022:
Sleepy hen Common merganser on windy prospect lake between Peninsula thumb and duck island ice edge
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1490027413006393351?s=03)

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eBird Checklist - 5 Feb 2022 - Prospect Park--Prospect Lake - 2 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S102058755

Note today's sightings

eBird Checklist - 4 Feb 2022 - Prospect Park--Prospect Lake - 22 species (+2 other taxa) Go held Friday checklust

https://ebird.org/checklist/S102054768

Notable common merganser and Iceland gull

Friday, February 4, 2022

Janet Schumacher

I received sad news that Janet passed away peacefully last evening after a long battle with cancer.

For birders and readers here who knew her, I'm obliged to pass along word .

The Brooklyn Bird Club whom Janet was a huge part of --her family-  was to the club's great benefit will announce her passing on their website and social media.

I counted Janet among my good friends, one who attended many of my bird walks and trips particularly the weekend trips that were so memorable. She had a quiet compassion and kindness to everyone she met.Janet possessed a good heart with loyal, dependable qualities to friends and most appreciably to the Brooklyn Bird Club,her love.

 She was a major part of Brooklyn bird club activities serving recently as a Clapper Rail newsletter assistant and contributor. When I was club president, I was greatly thankful for her role in the club's centennial year of 2009 and it's June celebratory dinner that year,besides many other years she helped.

Janet had grit and a Wisconsin toughness when it came to winter walks and I was delighted to see her on those walks.

 In one particular weekend to Rhode island we 4 members Janet was part of ,trudged on despite -20 degree weekend wind chills and 28 miles later in three days, it was ,nevertheless, a fun memorable trip in that we saw 20 species ducks including Tufted Duck and Barrows Goldeneyes, 90 plus Harlequin Ducks and Short eared owls. It was a character building trip that championed the human spirit.

 Janet, Requiesce in pace

I won't forget you and thanks for the memories..

Peter.

A group photo overseas trip 
Bhutan: Punakha Dzong - 3/15/2010. Janet is fourth from the left, (in the lime green shirt). Photo courtesy of Steve Nanz




Thursday, February 3, 2022

PP COME 2/3

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2022 15:45 by Amy and Toby
- 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/S101979460
- Comments: "Continuing female. Sharp dividing line between reddish head and whitish neck. White chin patch." 

Thanks

 ...To Sheila Friedman for donating today $40 bird seed. Much obliged!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

BBC Zoom presentation Feb 8 :Birdability: Because Birding is for Everybody and Every Body! – Brooklyn Bird Club

COME back to Prospect Lake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1). 
- Reported Feb 02, 2022 14:25 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/S101913703
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "At lake with gulls. Clear border between throat and breast. Likely continuing bird. Will attach photos" 

Bird band code is COME

Iceland in Wallabout Bay

No confusion with the country but the gull. Nice to see " Wallabout" mentioned as it's the neighborhood I spent my "yoot"

Iceland Gull (glaucoides/kumlieni) (Larus glaucoides glaucoides/kumlieni) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2022 13:39 by Benjamin Bolduc
- Wallabout Channel, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7050865,-73.9697951&ll=40.7050865,-73.9697951
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S101908764
- Comments: "Pale juvenile on piling at south Williamsburg ferry landing. Possibly same bird seen over the past couple months in same area. Petite, dark bill. Primaries not darker than body. Phone photos 

6 more weeks!!

 The groundhog has made it official !  6 more weeks of winter ( do i hear groans?)


heres the news from Punxsutawney, PA

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2022/02/02/punxsutawney-phil-groundhog-day-prediction-2022-livestream/stories/202202020101




High Path Avian Flu

From Prospect Park Landscape Mgt Office Marty Woess

Hi all,

I have been asked by the rangers to check out and collect any dead swans, ducks, geese, gulls, crows and raptors that we find in the park. High Path Avian Influenza (H5N1) was recently detected along the east coast and DEC needs to examine any bird of interest.

If you find any of the birds in the list above please do not touch. Contact me and I'll come over, assess and collect the bird for testing. If you are unable to identify what bird it is, take a photo and send it to me. Also if you are unable to stay on site, please take a GPS location or pin. 

Thanks.

Marty

Prospect Park Alliance

95 Prospect Park West

Brooklyn, NY 11215

T - 917 476 1482

mwoess@prospectpark.org






 

Marty Woess (she/her)

Wildlife & Aquatic Technician

Landscape Management


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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tweet from MW (@teachingdignity) BTPP Goldeneyes

MW (@teachingdignity) tweeted at 0:13 PM on Tue, Feb 01, 2022:
Four Common Goldeneye at Bush Terminal this morning @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/mSjpDu7SvC
(https://twitter.com/teachingdignity/status/1488561176581709828?s=03)

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Fw: [ebirdsnyc] Slaty-backed Gull @ Central Park Reservoir…

Once in awhile ill post a mega rarity report
In the other borough 😇

Slaty back gull in central Park

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

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Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 04:50:25 PM EST
Subject: [ebirdsnyc] Slaty-backed Gull @ Central Park Reservoir…

Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who celebrate!

I just received a link to a checklist (https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S101846914 ) from Anthony Collerton who asked me to take a look at a Gull that to him did not seem right for LBBG and thought it looked good for a Slaty-backed Gull.

Anthony's suspicion was spot on. The bird in this checklist identified as a LBBG is indeed a 3CY (3rd Calendar Year) Slaty-backed Gull. 

I am sure many of the CP regulars will be on the lookout. Please post regular updates to your various groups and remember to cross post here to the list serves.

Congratulations to the original finder and well done by Anthony in acting on his instincts. I myself will have to trek into CP to twitch this bird, if it sticks 😎

Cheers,

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įŦ Conquer like the fire
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