Thursday, March 31, 2022

eBird Checklist - 31 Mar 2022 - Prospect Park - 50 species. Kim checklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S105970082 

Note Common Mergansers,Rusty Blackbird (in lullwater) ,Killdeer, ,pine warbler ( note I had one Arleen's pines 3 30 ) ,yellow rumped warblers and collective of Great Blue Herons (8)at 3 sisters islands

First season blue gray gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2022 11:44 by Sean Sime
- Green-Wood Cemetery--Sylvan Water, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6537472,-73.9986235&ll=40.6537472,-73.9986235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S105960511
- Comments: "Crescent Water. Distant ID photo. Left as quickly as it arrived." 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Details COME

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 30, 2022 13:56 by Kathy Willens
- Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.65844, -73.97085, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.658439,-73.970849&ll=40.658439,-73.970849
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S105916588
- Comments: "Continuing…two drakes and a hen seen swimming on southwest side of Prospect Lake. Spotted from across the lake, but unmistakable." 

Early spring prospects

During this transitory time, a few typical species get noted.

Terry Kim reported Laughing Gull this afternoon , on Prospect Lake. We usually see this species by April first.

And reported by Kathy T passing outside my home , a Rusty Blackbird was seen at the Ravine Creek near Rocky Pass . Kathy mentions three Common Mergansers, two drakes and a hen, continuing this species long stay on the lake since January.


PP lake common merganser long stay



--A quick check of the ebird records for the species shows that the first appearance was Jan 24th this year, Since then, almost every day this species with at least one residential hen mostly early on , joined by others later,, stayed till March 27th. Over two months counted.

Thats a very long time for the park. 


" Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot,the only home we've ever known"

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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*** Species Summary:

- Black Vulture (1 report)
- Barn Swallow (1 report)

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Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (2)
- Reported Mar 29, 2022 12:21 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/S105850880
- Comments: "A pair making slow loops over the Neathermead, heading west toward the Long Meadow. Silvery wingtips only. Comically bad digibinned photos."

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2022 12:21 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/S105850880
- Comments: "Early; FOY. Blue backed swallow with orange belly and forked tail. Doing donuts in front of the Boathouse. Photo."

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Monday, March 28, 2022

around the nabe

 note Chukar which is an escapee...

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Mar 27, 2022 14:00 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/S105731906
- Comments: "Continuing female, low to water, flat headed, shaggy reddish head, gray body"

Chukar (Alectoris chukar) (1)
- Reported Mar 27, 2022 09:12 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/S105695481
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Observed near intersection of Vine Ave & Fir Ave"

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Tweet from Lotus Winnie Lee (@lotuswinnielee)

Lotus Winnie Lee (@lotuswinnielee) tweeted at 9:14 PM on Sat, Mar 26, 2022:
Male Common Merganser in the lake ⁦@prospect_park⁩ in Brooklyn on a lousy day. #commonmerganser #birdwatching #wildlife https://t.co/ksvmMWYLPz
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Friday, March 25, 2022

BBC member needs a helping hand..


To BBC Members - fellow birder Peter Colon, has for years suffered from health issues and has recently found an assisted living home and needs help packing and moving tomorrow, Saturday, from his walk up on 9th St and 7th Ave in Park Slope. Please reach out to Peter if you can lend a hand. Steve Nanz ( not in Brooklyn at the moment)

Peter Colen
439 9th St Apt. 3B
Brooklyn NY 11215
United States
(347) 683-6001

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club 

on the PPA website support for Prospect Lake shoreline restoration

https://www.prospectpark.org/get-involved/lakeshore-restoration-letter-of-support/ 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

New York Breeding Bird Atlas Checklist - 23 Mar 2022 - Ridgewood Reservoir - 17 species

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S105431640 

This preserved spot is a March magnet for redhead and Ring-necked Ducks, 9&12 respectively.

continuing comm mergs pplake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 23, 2022 15:02 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/S105445875
- Comments: "Hen and drake" 

Sunset Park WCSP

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
- Reported Mar 23, 2022 15:34 by null
- Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6479975,-74.0038026&ll=40.6479975,-74.0038026
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S105442481
- Comments: "Singing, continuing, photo" 

Birdcast

 The great tool has reopened for the new migration season. If you are not aware of it, heres the map to check each evening 


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

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

eBird Checklist - 22 Mar 2022 - Prospect Park - 42 species Terry's chk list Inc PUMA photo

https://ebird.org/checklist/S105400407

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

Hi light today PURPLE MARTIN male off the Peninsula tip and Cove.

Pine warbler seen also at tip 12 noon.

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (2 reports)
- Purple Martin (2 reports)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 22, 2022 09:00 by Enrico Leonardi
- 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/S105367324
- Comments: "Male and female continuing on the lake NE lobe"

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 22, 2022 08:54 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/S105368136
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. near Duck Island."

Purple Martin (Progne subis) (1)
- Reported Mar 22, 2022 09:00 by Enrico Leonardi
- 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/S105367324
- Comments: "All dark bluish male flaying over the NE lobe of the lake. Apparently early. Will add photos."

Purple Martin (Progne subis) (1)
- Reported Mar 22, 2022 08:54 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/S105368136
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Circling the rustic shelter at the end of the Penisula. Thanks to Jeremy and Enrico for identifying it!"

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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) prospect purple martin

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 0:03 PM on Tue, Mar 22, 2022:
Purple Martin back seen from peninsula tip
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1506300531798650884?s=03)

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Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) breezy hill piwa

Brooklyn Bird Alert (@BirdBrklyn) tweeted at 10:33 AM on Tue, Mar 22, 2022:
A Pine Warbler is on a pine tree in Prospect Park by the Breeze Hill bird feeders, reports @piaba66.
(https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn/status/1506277964828262404?s=03)

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Tweet from Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958)

Unusual to hear of perched Vultures in Prospect. In VOC.


Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958) tweeted at 1:40 PM on Mon, Mar 21, 2022:
There were two Turkey Vultures in the Vale of Cashmere this morning. They made the strangest calls to each other which sounded sort of like a person rolling their tongue, as in "Ruffles have ridges!" πŸ™‚ #Brooklyn #NYC https://t.co/iWhabicfXl
(https://twitter.com/DKV1958/status/1505962567264575488?s=02)

Sunday Merg quartet

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (4)
- Reported Mar 20, 2022 13:01 by Mike Elfassy
- 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/S105288239
- Comments: "Two males and two females on the lake" 

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

Over50 weekend species including reported eastern meadowlark, great egret,bald eagle continuing common mergansers and early spring passerine variety

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Spring starts!

 Spring equinox happened at 1133 this morning. Happy (windy ) Spring !



Saturday, March 19, 2022

GWC Snipe

Greenwood Cemetery saw its first spring season Wilson's Snipe this morning.

A quick flying snipe first reported at Sylvan Water was refound at Dellwater a short time later. This is peak period into early April when these secluded birds are found,so well camouflaged. Sometimes birders get lucky with a out in the open feeding bird.

Spring starts at 1133 am tomorrow and what's a welcome sight than bright Pine Warblers? One was found at Fort Greene Park today,singing as typically males do.

"Stopover biology of migratory landbirds in a heavily urbanized landsca" by Chad L. Seewagen

https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/31/ 


Good read about Urban migration

Pplake common mergansers

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 19, 2022 10:16 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/S105139467
- Comments: "In the water, near multiple gulls." 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Tweet from Marisa Hernandez (@bklynbluejay) osprey

Marisa Hernandez (@bklynbluejay) tweeted at 4:08 PM on Fri, Mar 18, 2022:
Osprey in PPK!...flew from the direction of lake and perched in a tree at the base of Marilyn Monument #osprey #raptors #birdsofprey @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/SrS8CHMrXZ
(https://twitter.com/bklynbluejay/status/1504912743547215874?s=03)

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Prospect Iceland

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Mar 18, 2022 13:49 by Amy Simmons
- 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/S105091437
- Comments: "C 

Prospect feeders in the homestretch

Enjoy the last week of bird feeder as the last seed and suet were added at lunchtime.

As feeders become empty, they will taken down.
The new season is sometime around next Thanksgiving.

-kb

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Praying mantis egg cases

Only Carolina is native (the first one above)  the rest are bad. Break off the latter (4 on right),seal in a plastic bag,throw out.

Good birds around the nabe

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
- Reported Mar 16, 2022 08:51 by Richard Fleming
- 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/S104949879
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "On the lake, probably for a quick bath, as I didn't see it during my initial scan and gull count. Soon picked up and circled high overhead before departing to the SE. Distant photos tk"

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
- Reported Mar 16, 2022 14:32 by Ronnie Almonte
- Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6479975,-74.0038026&ll=40.6479975,-74.0038026
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S104950866
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing from 3/10. singing by the bathrooms." 

Tweet from MW (@teachingdignity) kingfisher

MW (@teachingdignity) tweeted at 2:47 PM on Wed, Mar 16, 2022:
Kingfisher at the upper pool today in Prospect Park @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/NgcqnT1dli
(https://twitter.com/teachingdignity/status/1504167438161793033?s=03)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

COME PP today

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 15, 2022 14:29 by Katie Cox
- 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/S104896488
- Comments: "Continuing by three sisters. One drake and two hens 

Eurasian Wigeon BAT Pier4

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2022 11:38 by null
- 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/S104893084
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo" 

Tweet from Linda Ewing (@lke313) AM Killdeer 6

Linda Ewing (@lke313) tweeted at 9:45 AM on Tue, Mar 15, 2022:
Wow - 6 killdeer and 250+ robins on the undisturbed (for the moment) Prospect Park ball fields.
(https://twitter.com/lke313/status/1503728984311406600?s=03)

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harbinger of spring

 Mourning Cloak butterflies were seen today, a few locations the summit of Lookout Hill and Boulder bridge where good sunning was available

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Nymphalis-antiopa

Boulder Bridge


Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pp ballplayinh Killdeer continue s

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 7:31 AM on Tue, Mar 15, 2022:
Still several Killdeer seen on prospect Ballfields this morn, but rising sun behind them disguises numbers.. it's a new day!
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1503695467229679619?s=03)

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) Killdeer flick at 4 pm

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 4:17 PM on Mon, Mar 14, 2022:
Killdeer flock still present, now between fields 1&7 latter with intrusive baseball players in closed off field
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Killdeer numbers today

 Todays count of 21 on the ballfields is not a record but in the top 5..The record was 32 reported by Maureen Matthews on March 23 , 2017 , also the ballfields.



Leave it to Kathy to find me birds

 Thanks to Kathy 's tweets, i was able to capitalize on seeing these good birds:


Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details

    in Lullwater cover, feeding along shoreline., found by Kathy Toomey

    AGE & SEX:

    AgeJuvenileImmatureAdultAge Unknown
    Male1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  2. Number observed: 21

    Details

    inside closed off western Long meadow ballfields near field 2 , one flock found earlier by Kathy Toomey...shorebirds with diistinctive double banded breasts on white..

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) aces 21 Killdeer on PP Ballfields west end

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:12 PM on Mon, Mar 14, 2022:
21 Killdeer on prospect ballfields 150' behind second base of Field 2 ( under construction).repted earlier by Kathy Toomey
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1503449083016531969?s=03)

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Woodcock weekend warrior

 I was a weekend warrior- for a mere two hours- in Greenwood Cemetery Sunday. After yesterday's washout and the workweek ahead, today was my best chance for a woodcock sighting in the afternoon.

Dennis H's Brooklyn Bird club walk this morning targeting woodcocks helped. He replies to my text of seeing six tomberdoodles. So that was that.

At two this afternoon I entered the Cemetery's Fort Hamilton entrance. For the next hour I was luckless flushing any doodle. I did see two gorgeous Fox Sparrows and some juncos showing nice contrast.

Taking a hunch a spot that bore reliability in the past, the Warrior Path had paid off in timberdoodle timing. And I was lucky and right! At the bottom of the slope by the path,a quick brownish whiff and I knew it had to be a woodcock; on my slow approach towards some broken pine ground branches where I suspected it landed, it again took off with no visibility for me to see its next landing spot.

Searching again with scanning the ground my best tactic, I figured it landed in undergrowth or shrub edging. Again scanning a spot, I got my boid! Approaching  double old headstones, my blind enabled me to see the hidden woodcock well. Happiness is mine.

The old headstone served as a good prop for my  45 degree binoculars to allow me to take "binphotos " with my cellphone. The photo isn't great but  I inserted a star; look right above in the shaded spot you can see the resting woodcock.


150 feet ahead from double stone is the AMWO.
Along the Warrior path



eBird Checklist - 13 Mar 2022 - Sunset Park (Brooklyn) - 12 species Fleming checklist Inc white crowned sparrow

Las PP checklist Inc 3 COME

Sweet checklist Evergreen cemetery Inc chipping sparrow & Rusty bb

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) woodcock gwc

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 3:06 PM on Sun, Mar 13, 2022:
Gravestones are good cover: one Amer woodcock under yew shrub along warrior path Greenwood Cemetery
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1503085204210171913?s=03)

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Tweet from Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958) PP Woodducks

Debby Van Enkenvoort (@DKV1958) tweeted at 11:04 AM on Sat, Mar 12, 2022:
Wood Ducks ducking! Prospect Park Lake yesterday morning. #BRooklyn #NYC https://t.co/m8oRZpXg9U
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Long-standing COME

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 12, 2022 08:18 by Carl Biers
- 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/S104661932
- Comments: "Continuing birds. Male with green head, orange bill, white breast and body, dark on back; females orange bill, brown head and crest, chin patch and neat line between throat and breast 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Tweet from πŸŽ·πŸ›Έ✌🏼 (@kingkroba)

πŸŽ·πŸ›Έ✌🏼 (@kingkroba) tweeted at 9:30 AM on Fri, Mar 11, 2022:
A happy Cedar Waxwing lapping up water at the Vale of Cashmere. I sincerely hope that the current restoration plans will not disrupt this special area, as it is a pivotal recharging station for migrating birds:

https://t.co/4MxJGCqcJb https://t.co/wSh2fQv2YK
(https://twitter.com/kingkroba/status/1502290854286929921?s=02)

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

65 species this week since Monday

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert march 11



Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2022 12:25 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/S104621931
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Lone, large black bird with silvery wingtips (no contrasting trailing edge of wing, distinguishing it from TUVU) flying southbound over the Midwood. There seem to be a good number of this species moving through the county so far this spring. My first in the Park. Wasn't quick enough to get a photo through the bins but did get a couple of useless phone pics."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2022 12:25 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/S104621884
- Comments: "Rusty-capped"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2022 12:25 by E R
- 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/S104621919
- Comments: "Rusty-capped"

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Warbler Collection – Bird Collective

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Be ready for spring migration!

PP COME report

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 11, 2022 09:12 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/S104606620
- Comments: "Two female one male, middle of the lake" 

Note Sunset Park juv WCSP

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2022 09:48 by Nick Dawson
- Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6479975,-74.0038026&ll=40.6479975,-74.0038026
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S104603181
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday by Ronnie Almonte, juvenile with rusty cap and pink beak. Now at 44th and 5th corner of park. Photos." 

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) pp come 2

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:50 PM on Fri, Mar 11, 2022:
Divng mixed pair common Mergansers continuing center Prospect lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1502341321725554694?s=03)

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) duck island wood ducks

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:07 PM on Thu, Mar 10, 2022:
At least 14 Wood ducks hugging duck island eastern shoreline (facing Prospect lefrak rink). Cool sight!
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1501998150772477953?s=03)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884

3 wood cocks today in gwc plus GWTeal

Tweet from Diversity & Distributions (@consbiog)

Diversity & Distributions (@consbiog) tweeted at 11:08 AM on Thu, Mar 03, 2022:
The role of artificial light at night and road density in predicting the seasonal occurrence of nocturnally migrating birds https://t.co/nMjC67Oosj https://t.co/rOBZgYgdaC
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Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) GWTeal at GEC Dellwater today

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 1:42 PM on Tue, Mar 08, 2022:
Green-winged teal reported earlier by Russ, now at Dell Water
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1501267110294536195?s=03)

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- Common Merganser (3 reports)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 08, 2022 09:58 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/S104431908
- Comments: "Seen in the middle of the lake. Appears to be one female one male"

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 08, 2022 08:35 by Emily Clark
- 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/S104431424
- Comments: "2 females, 1 male continuing"

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 08, 2022 08:30 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/S104431335
- Comments: "Drake and two hens, directly out from the Peninsula meadow. Continuing."

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GWC PIWA


Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 08, 2022 08:34 by Russ Alderson
- 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/S104426809
- Comments: "Heard only around Pine Hill"

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Greenwood Cemetery Monday --Radka's chklist

 Note 2 woodcocks and eastern Meadowlark.....


https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S104386839



sidenote  Eastern Bluebird reported as well by Joshua

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884  (click on date inside link for chklits)

Monday, March 7, 2022

eBird Checklist - 7 Mar 2022 - Prospect Park - 42 species. Cook chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S104384877 

Note 12 wood ducks plus lesser black backed Gull, comm mergs, fish crows,etc

Today PPLake LBBGull

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Mar 07, 2022 11:56 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/S104384877
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "1CY bird. Clean white head, stark white background color with cold dark checkerboard back, very long-winged appearance. All black bill. "Bruising" around eye. Visibly smaller than nearby HERG, distinctly larger than RBGU. World's worst, most washed out gull photo to be uploaded." 

BTPP EUWI today

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 07, 2022 13:35 by Maureen Matthews
- 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/S104384409
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Observed in the first bay before the park entrance. Richly colored chestnut headed wigeon." 

1st season pine warbler in gwc


Seth had one yesterday at prospect ballfields. Early birds

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 07, 2022 11:02 by Benjamin Forbes
- 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/S104381874
- Comments: "Feeding on ground with mixed flock of Robin's and sparrows." 

Pp blvu

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (1)
- Reported Mar 07, 2022 10:17 by Roberta Manian πŸ₯

- 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/S104382953
- Comments: "Messy looking vulture with white wing tips Kathy T had one in GWC a few days ago no pics" 

PP come

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 07, 2022 07:45 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/S104370724
- Comments: "Continuing. One drake and one hen, seen together by 3 Sisters. Both characterized by sharp definition of head (dark green for drake, rusty brown for hen) vs white breast." 

Fwd: woodcock photo

one out of multiple woodcocks in Greenwood Cemetery yesterday, this one ironically near a tomb named "Woodcock".Photo taken by Rob Bate.

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From: Rob Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: woodcock photo
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>




On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 7:53 AM Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Rob

can u send me your facebook photo of the GWC Woodcook ?  PEEEENNNTT! (my thanks translated)

P
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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Eastern meadowlarks in GWC

I forgot to mention earlier two meadowlarks were seen in greenwood cemetery at the Hill of Graves the section just inside from the prospect park west ave entrance today.

Fwd: Canvasback

From Eric,awesome photos of Prospect bird.

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Date: Sun, Mar 6, 2022, 5:47 PM
Subject: Canvasback
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

Here are two photos from today of the Canvasback on the lake.



Erik& Terry

Timberdoodle fallout at Greenwood, a canvasback comes in at prospect.

Greenwood cemetery experienced a fallout of woodcocks today with a reported 24 tallied by Ryan M. Another birder told me that they were scattered in numerous places throughout the cemetery. This is a great time to go this week to look for these tomberdoodles.

Meanwhile while meeting with a new birder to discuss birders fascination with Prospect and its lake, I received word from Eric passing by that a drake Canvasback was reported in the lake just east of Three Sisters Islands. And sure enough ,sleeping with a small flock of Ruddy ducks, there's a Canvasback. An awesome find for this rare park species-- the first since February of 2017 -- this Canvasback eventually woke from its slumber and started diving at 440 pm. Next to it at one point a hen Hooded Merganser glides by.

Speaking of mergansers, three or two Common Mergansers kept to the middle of the lake,one a drake. A Ring-necked Duck was spotted as well, last seen by Three Sisters islands.

A great Sunday all around !

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) Rare PPlake canvasback

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 2:52 PM on Sun, Mar 06, 2022:
Rare Drake Canvasback southeast prospect lake 1/2 way betw 3 sisters n duck island,with Ruddies,rept earlier by Jeff G.
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1500559993237557248?s=03)

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

BTPP EUWI

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 05, 2022 13:50 by Matthew Cook
- 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/S104230964
- Comments: "Continuing, beautiful, rusty red-headed male being terrorized by some jerk playing calls loudly from the shore." 

3 PP COME

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (3)
- Reported Mar 05, 2022 10:16 by Mike Elfassy
- 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/S104225802
- Comments: "One male and two hens. Male with dark head and clean white breast. Both females have white chin patch." 

Green-Wood Cemetery to construct dozens of rain gardens on its grounds over next decade • Brooklyn Paper

Friday, March 4, 2022

Tweet from Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) GWC BLVU

Kathleen Toomey (@KingsKathy) tweeted at 2:28 PM on Fri, Mar 04, 2022:
Black Vulture flew over Green-wood about 20 minutes ago
(https://twitter.com/KingsKathy/status/1499829159224299522?s=03)

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March 4th COME 2

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 04, 2022 06:45 by MI YU

- 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/S104150556
- Comments: "Continuing females, moving around a lot around the lake." 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Today is World Wildlife Day March 3rd


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pair of Common Mergansers Prospect Lake

 Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)

- Reported Mar 03, 2022 09:25 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/S104088848
- Comments: "In the middle of lake, Male and female"

EUWI continuing at BTPP

 Seen from 51st street imaginary line of the park path..


Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 03, 2022 08:37 by Ryan McGrady
- 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/S104084917
- Comments: "Bright cinnamon head, with American wigeons visible from 51st"

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Prospect lake 3/2 COME

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 02, 2022 16:36 by Emily Clark
- 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/S104053436
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Two together on the lake, reddish brown head, white chin"

EUWI at BTPP continuing


Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 02, 2022 08:35 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/S104018767
- Comments: "Continuing male, photos"
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) east pplake Ring-necked Ducks 6

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 9:50 AM on Wed, Mar 02, 2022:
6 Ring-necked duck reported earlier by Ryan Goldberg now in peninsula cove by Duck Island east prospect lake
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1499034505193078784?s=03)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

PPLake COME continues -2 birds

 Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)

- Reported Mar 01, 2022 09:36 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/S103969396
- Comments: "2 by Three sisters"

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 01, 2022 07:50 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/S103968367
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing, near Three Sisters Island. Photos."