Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fwd: Thursday BBC bird walk

led today by Ed Crowne

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From: Ed Crowne <>
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Subject: Thursday bird walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hello, Peter

On this sunny, almost October day our peregrinations yielded 58 species, incorporating departing migrants, arriving migrants and year-round residents and including 16 warbler species. Highlights included a couple of cooperative Cape Mays, a shy Winter Wren, a Lincoln's Sparrow and a Gray-cheeked Thrush.

A link to my eBird list: https://ebird.org/nj/checklist/S119682357

Best regards, Ed


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"It is the glistening autumnal side of summer. I feel a cool vein in the breeze, which braces my thought, and I pass with pleasure over sheltered and sunny portions of the sand where the summer's heat is undiminished, and I realize what a friend I am losing." – Henry David Thoreau

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Still good for tomorrow

Fort Tilden hawkwatch 10/1 Saturday canceled

For anybody intending on going Saturday October 1st, the BBC trip is canceled due to forecasted rain and thunderstorms. Even on cloudy day, hawkwatching will be Poor or nil. Next time .

Kb

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

eBird Checklist - 28 Sep 2022 - Prospect Park - 34 species Nadel checklist Inc L.Bittern photo

https://ebird.org/checklist/S119604343

Its great to have kind friends...

In my capacity as Landscape field staff for the PPA, my busy schedule precludes me from having much time to grab just a few minutes.So the opportunity arose for me to get the Least Bittern of Lullwater.

A timely tweet from Kathy Toomey at the tail end of my lunch hour relaying Irene Goldstein's tweet  got me thinking: I could get this bird on my way back from my home I go for lunch ( its free).

So starting the truck near Greenwood ave, I'm on my way. Turning into breeze hill, I stopped at the bird feeders trail. I was hoping to find birders and sure enough they were there. Among them Jeremy Nadel,Hugh Sansom , Joe and a few other familiar faces. Jeremy pointed out where the bittern was but unfortunately I was having trouble pinpointing it in my bins with the heron's small size among foliage above water against shimmering sun glare .After much consternation trying to find it, Jeremy says we can get closer.

Thru the broken fence ( I can)
stopping at the shoreline, Jeremy tries again instructing where the bittern was ,even taking a photo to aid my effort. " Its left of the yellow leaves ,about a foot above the wood ducks" ,he says.30 seconds later, I got my nemesis bird;and I leave a happy man.

So.. Thanks to friends like Jeremy who take the time and patience to get me a great bird.

-kb

Ps. The bittern was along the shore on the south side of the Lull water cove mouth,In low overhanging tree branches.

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"It is the glistening autumnal side of summer. I feel a cool vein in the breeze, which braces my thought, and I pass with pleasure over sheltered and sunny portions of the sand where the summer's heat is undiminished, and I realize what a friend I am losing." – Henry David Thoreau

Free shorebird vcr video

 I own a vcr tape cassette double video of shorebirds of the world. I no longer own a vcr player.

If you want this video guide I'm hoping to give away, email me. prosbird@gmail.com.





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Bird cast saying Thursday will be birdy..( well see)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Many Secrets of Jamaica Bay in “Greywater” | The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-documentary/the-many-secrets-of-jamaica-bay-in-greywater

Congratulations to Don!

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 27, 2022 BBC Walk

Bobbi Manian's leading

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From: Roberta Manian <
Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2022, 5:50 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 27, 2022
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, 


Hi Peter,  60 sp doesn't sound like much but we had a great day and were out for over 7.5 hours!   The bird of the day was a Least Bittern found by Isabel along the lullwater.  We also hooded warbler at the 'hummingbird nursery' and a nice blackburnian by 3 sisters.   We also saw a Cooper's being harassed by a Sharpie (check my pics to be sure!).  attached a few pics.

exhausted but happy!

best,
Bobbi

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Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 5:46 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 27, 2022
To: <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 27, 2022 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.7 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     BBC Tues walk
60 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  23
Mute Swan  4
Wood Duck  13     7 by lull water, 6 by west island
Mallard  3
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
American Coot (Red-shielded)  1
Herring Gull (American)  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Least Bittern  1     found by Isabel Conte along the lull water seen from the arbor/pergola.  back of camera pic from Terri VP
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  4
Green Heron  2
Osprey (carolinensis)  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern)  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  11
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Empidonax sp.  X
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  7
crow sp.  1
Common Raven  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
House Wren (Northern)  1
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  4
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  22
House Sparrow  X
American Goldfinch  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  5
Hooded Warbler  1     continuing in the 'hummingbird nursery' off of Center Drive
American Redstart  4
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  6
Bay-breasted Warbler  2     seen in different sections of the park
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Palm Warbler (Western)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S119534927

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

The bittern lands

Some excitement today with a bittern seen in Prospect. Before you think American,its the other one.

Isabel Conte on Bobbi Manian's Tuesday Brooklyn bird club walk got the prize with her keen spotting of the Least Bittern opposite Lullwaters Rustic Arbor. A photo on What App showed a nice sunslashed  bird on the dense foliage shoreline. Although rare, it seems like we get this species more frequently every 2-3 year periods. A great bird to see!

The other hilight to note is the Yellow Breasted Chat, around quite Abit. Dan Smith spotted one consuming red berries on Lookout Hills south slope switchback trail ,just before the road to Butterfly Meadow.

Speaking of Chats, Brooklyn Bridge Park had one. This bird was reported at Pier One , along the weedy edge of the northern pond.

If you head for Brooklyn Bridge Park, check out Pier Three's Clay colored Sparrow, found at the east end of the main Lawn.

Tweet from Jeremy Nadel (@jeremynadel) Gallinue photo

Jeremy Nadel (@jeremynadel) tweeted at 6:40 PM on Mon, Sep 26, 2022:
Common Gallinule by Music Isle in PP this am spotted by Seth BπŸ™πŸΌ https://t.co/IIt2ZIH3K5
(https://twitter.com/jeremynadel/status/1574529485478715392?s=03)

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Tweet from Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac) hoody photos

Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac) tweeted at 10:14 AM on Tue, Sep 27, 2022:
No common gallinule for me last night in @prospect_park, but did see these two hooded warblers (and bonus rose-breasted grosbeak). @BirdBrklyn Reminder: there's a NYC bird photo contest going on now with @WikimediaNYC and @BklynBirdClub! See https://t.co/qhrIOf3Q9P for more https://t.co/cpZ1hEV5Jw
(https://twitter.com/Antisomniac/status/1574764542760026112?s=03)

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Some good birds around

Prospect pulled off a hat trick with three good birds while Greenwood cemetery yielded one.

In Prospects Vale of cashmere, both a Hooded warbler and Yellow breasted chat were reported. The continuing Hooded moved a little ways from yesterday's Zucker play area to a mulch trail with dead trees according to the observer. I'm not sure exactly where this is unless its the trail with wood railing.The Chat was seen on the north slope of the Vale presumably the steps to the Rose garden, in jewelweed.

The third good Prospect rarity is the Common Gallinule. Look for the waterbird at Music Island if its there tomorrow from the Rinks War Memorial.

Last, over at Greenwood, a gorgeous male adult Mourning warbler pipped out along Landscape Ave .

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"It is the glistening autumnal side of summer. I feel a cool vein in the breeze, which braces my thought, and I pass with pleasure over sheltered and sunny portions of the sand where the summer's heat is undiminished, and I realize what a friend I am losing." – Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, September 25, 2022

WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2022-2023 – FINCH RESEARCH NETWORK

https://finchnetwork.org/winter-finch-forecast-2022-2023 

A few species may irrupt with one already done so ( redbreasted nuthatch). Purple Finch,Redpoll ,siskins and maybe evening Grosbeak..

Tweet from JJ (@JJ_bkny)

JJ (@JJ_bkny) tweeted at 4:27 PM on Sat, Sep 24, 2022:
Blue Grosbeak this morning at Dell Water @GreenWoodHF https://t.co/EkVOeg5M7q
(https://twitter.com/JJ_bkny/status/1573771036339888128?s=03)

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Tweet from Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac) see grasshopper photo

Ryan McGrady (@Antisomniac) tweeted at 1:59 PM on Sun, Sep 25, 2022:
Incredibly birdy day in @prospect_park yesterday. Some highlights: grasshopper sparrow (!), broad-winged hawks (!), cape may warbler, canada warbler... @BklynBirdClub  @BirdBrklyn https://t.co/igRXaSHIph
(https://twitter.com/Antisomniac/status/1574096297203826690?s=03)

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Tweet from Wild Bird Fund (@wildbirdfund)

Wild Bird Fund (@wildbirdfund) tweeted at 7:54 PM on Sat, Sep 24, 2022:
Oh, Virginia rail. We are sorry Flatbush Ave is not a marsh teeming with fish and snails. Perhaps it once was when your ancestors migrated this ancient flyway. We'll do all we can to send you back on your way after the window collision that brought you down.

πŸ“½: Phyllis Tseng https://t.co/bkprmLzLdj
(https://twitter.com/wildbirdfund/status/1573823339839328256?s=03)

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Sunday highlights

Today's highlights are a few good birds with Greenwood cemetery with the edge.

In Prospect, a male adult Hooded warbler hung out in the Zucker Play area at the south entrance of the Vale Cashmere.

Over in Greenwood , both Red headed Woodpecker and Blue Grosbeak were reported.The woodpecker was seen on the hill south of Valley Water; the Grosbeak along with a few Indigo Bunting continued in the Dellwater weedy section.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The new duck stamp ..eventually

Great to have a bunch of eyes

 I very rarely go on other leaders club walks. My philosophy for that regards a few reasons but today with a good wind and my desire to see fall plumaged warblers - "catching up"- I decided to go on Ryan's relocated ( from governor's island) walk to Greenwood Cemetery. It was a fortuitus decision. And ideally, it's better with a bunch of roving sharp eyes to help find those birds.

Personally, getting a dozen species of warblers is good for me. The group found 22 warbler species today. I really don't care for the number nor I have an ego for personal high counts. What matters to me is the beauty of migration and quality of birds that makes fall birding a joy.

For example: getting extensive looks at a yew berry eating Tennessee warbler; spotting initially the Wilson's Warbler at Sylvan;finding a Baybreasted warbler at Crescent water,  getting great looks at the Dellwater Blue Grosbeak;watching a cool looking Lincoln's Sparrow at Bluffside path weedy patch;and observing a dissipating kettle of Broadwinged hawks over Sylvan water southeast ridge. I left at 1:00 due to lower back spasms from standing too long and the need for a restroom, none found in deep Greenwood.

I later heard the now reduced group in midafternoon found a Connecticut warbler at Central Ave beech "tunnel" . ( Incidentally another Connecticut was found earlier on Landscape Avenue south of Lawn Ave). I realized that possibility but I'm happy with today's  personal effort.

On the grapevine particularly Prospect, a few good reports there mentioned. At the Wellhouse , Philadelphia Vireo and Red breasted Nuthatch were observed. Broadwinged Hawks continuing their movement over the Wellhouse.

But the best bird was found on Dennis's BBC walk. Near the south lake shore rustic Summer house ( opposite Duck Island) they found a Grasshopper Sparrow hanging out near the Phragmites water edge. It eventually flushed and flew westward. After some searching the rare sparrow was refound  1/4 mile away at the Hammerhead (opposite west island), in the middle by a homeless person's camp. The resident was getting quite agitated seeing the mob of birders .

In all, even though I haven't read likely more reports, it was a fantastic day.

eBird Checklist - 24 Sep 2022 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 81 species (+1 other taxa) BBC walk led by Ryan

https://ebird.org/checklist/S119360887 

Moved from Governor's Island due to large event, it proved a bigger better day at GWC.

A Fantastic Day! 


Tweet from Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster). A grasshopper...

Dennis Hrehowsik (@deepseagangster) tweeted at 11:13 AM on Sat, Sep 24, 2022:
Grasshopper sparrow west shore of prospect lake near rustic shelter spotted by Kerry and Alan on bbc walk Bird is favoring spot where wall meets phrags

(40.6544295, -73.9711833)
(https://twitter.com/deepseagangster/status/1573692108606738435?s=03)

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The big push

Several birders yesterday mid afternoon witnessed a major Broaswinged hawk flight that for these parts is spectacular.

From a Park Slope to Prospect and then Greenwood cemetery, the numbers seen ranged from 5 Broadwinged hawks to above 100 . But the numbers for the latter count is conservative as many birds were so high it becomes a "dotwatch"..This species typically migrate in this way in dense kettles.

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"It is the glistening autumnal side of summer. I feel a cool vein in the breeze, which braces my thought, and I pass with pleasure over sheltered and sunny portions of the sand where the summer's heat is undiminished, and I realize what a friend I am losing." – Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, September 22, 2022

A North wind result

Late afternoon reports around 530 ish to six pm revealed a spectacular over flight and a ring eyed bird.

Ryan G from Greenwood near Ocean hill reported an amazing flight of Common Nighthawks in a spurt numbering 55 birds. At least they were going the legal speed limit.

Over at Prospects Peninsula, birder named Ant reported a Connecticut warbler just before 6 pm. It was traveling on the north shore area just southeast of the pink beach.

Good birds after the big rain. By the way, a friend sent me an Instagram photo showing a lighting bolt hitting a tree on the Peninsula this morning,the photo taken from an apartment home near ocean avenue.


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"It is the glistening autumnal side of summer. I feel a cool vein in the breeze, which braces my thought, and I pass with pleasure over sheltered and sunny portions of the sand where the summer's heat is undiminished, and I realize what a friend I am losing." – Henry David Thoreau

Jupiter closest to earth Monday , closest since 1963

"Jupiter, Earth will be closest in 59 years: Don't miss" https://twitter.com/i/events/1572890785611390976?s=03 

First day of Autumn

Autumn equinox occurs at 9:03 tonight.

Looking forward to seeing cool breezes.

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Photography contest sponsored by BBC\ Wikimedia

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Take a crack at it! 😊

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

BBC Thursday walk note from Tom, leader

Hi again.
The predictions look bleak for tomorrow, particularly since it's not just rain but also killer beams from outer space.
That being said, I'll send a note and post something on FB around 6am tomorrow in case something has changed.

Best regards,
Tom

Wednesday standouts

Today's notables include a good bird for each of our two primary greenspaces.

At Greenwood cemetery Dellwater, in the Granny Smith apple tree , a Philadelphia Vireo put in an appearance.

Switching over to prospect, an afternoon tweet from birder "Berenger" asking for bird id actually found a juvenile Red headed woodpecker along the Ravine stream just before the Boulder Bridge. Oak trees here are favorites for redheads..

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"It is the glistening autumnal side of summer. I feel a cool vein in the breeze, which braces my thought, and I pass with pleasure over sheltered and sunny portions of the sand where the summer's heat is undiminished, and I realize what a friend I am losing." – Henry David Thoreau

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

77 species today in prospect with favorable wind

Fwd: note about Thursday Walk 9/22


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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2022, 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Thursday Walk 9/22/22



Hi Thursday Birders.
Right now the prediction is for thunderstorms tomorrow. If so, sadly, we'll have to cancel the walk.
I'll send out another note later today if anything changes. 

I'll also post a note on the Brooklyn Bird Club FB page late tonight or, if there's an overnight change, in the early AM Thursday.
Fingers crossed the system will move somewhere else (although we do need the rain...)
Ever since Eleanor almost froze to death on a rainy Thursday walk, I've decided to be a bit more cautious!

Best regards,
Tom


On Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 5:14 PM Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Peter,
It was a really beautiful day today in the park. And, especially in the north end, very birdy. There clearly was a good flight into the park last night.
Below is the list.
Highlights included Great Cormorant (!), 21 species of warblers including Bay-breasted, a couple of Tennessee, Prairie, Blackpoll, Pine, Palm, and lots of Redstarts and Northern Paruuuulas...., and 2 or 3 Gray-cheeked Thrushes.

One highlight was Michele finding a Connecticut Warbler on the peninsula, not far from the shelter. She had a brief look and we couldn't re-find it but later Kathy Toomey did find it again in the same area.

Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

On Thu, Sep 1, 2022 at 4:18 PM Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com> wrote:
First: I promised to send out the list from the Sept 1 Thursday walk today, but I don't know exactly who was on the  walk (or their email names) so I'm sending this out to the old Thursday list, when we had to register. Please let me know if you'd like to be off the list!
And if I've missed someone you know (Maybe Michael isn't on this?) please feel free to forward.

Hi Peter,
It was a beautiful day today, with a strong enough breeze to combat any heat other than in the most exposed spots.
There were a lot of birds in the park, many very early in the season for that species.

Highlights:  On the raptor front, Bald Eagle (probably 5th year bird, still a subadult), Black and Turkey Vultures.
On the flycatcher front: 7 species including Olive-sided, Yellow-bellied, Acadian and Least.
On the warbler front (lots of fronts...) Prairie, a very early Blackpoll, Nashville; 13 species total
Other notables: Winter Wren, Gray-cheeked Thrush (very early???), and Pied-billed Grebe.

Here's the list.
Everyone, please let us know if I've missed anything.

Best regards,
Tom

Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Osprey
Bald Eagle
American Kestrel
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

BirdCast - Bird migration forecasts in real-time

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Looking up,at least stuff should come thru..

Northwest wind tonight

Could be good tomorrow

🌬️ πŸ¦πŸ’¨

Tuesday BBC Walk led by Bobbi M.


on to the birds!  it wasn't super birdy everywhere, but we had TWO Yellow Billed Cuckoos, one on Lookout and one along Center Drive.  Blue-headed Vireo, lots of hummingbirds at the YB chat stake out, and finally, yes, we found AND got everyone on the Chat!  15 sp of warblers as well, but they were not abundant overall.

tonight's winds seem favorable, here's hoping for new birds tomorrow!

best,
Bobbi
Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 4:07 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 20, 2022
To: <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 20, 2022 7:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
55 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  15
Mute Swan  6
Wood Duck  4
Mallard  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2     One on Lookout and one Along Center, Drive
Chimney Swift  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6     At the hummingbird nursery in the Midwood off the Bridle Path. Where the chats been seen.  We got a good sense for the number of them during the steak out
American Coot  1
gull sp.  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  1
Green Heron  1
Osprey  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  18
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  7
Red-breasted Nuthatch  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
House Wren (Northern)  1
Carolina Wren  2
European Starling  4
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Swainson's Thrush  2
American Robin  4
House Sparrow  5
American Goldfinch  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  7
Common Grackle  1
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  11
Cape May Warbler  2
Northern Parula  4
Magnolia Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S119105867

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 

Yesterday's good birds

Greenwoods Morse Crypt continues to draw in good birds.

The Yellow Breasted Chat stuck around and as bonus the Philadelphia Vireo was seen in the same vicinity. There's a Kusa Dogwood the universe of birds appetites.

Meanwhile over at Prospect, a Yellow breasted Chat continues at Midwood South in a pokeweed Grove I presume near the Bridle trail.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Blog – Sibley Guides

https://www.sibleyguides.com/blog/ 

David Sibley has a new blog..

Thursday's cold front

 Could be real birdy


https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/coolest-air-since-may-coming-to-the-northeast-as-fall-begins/1249383?utm_term=cat-regional,northeast,frost,snow,autumn,cooldown&utm_medium=push&utm_source=pushly&utm_content=2392192&utm_campaign=pushly_manual

Fwd: eBird Report - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Sep 18, 2022

Brooklyn Bridge Park BBC walk led by Mike Yuan

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From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 12:11 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Sep 18, 2022
To:


Thank you for joining me at Brooklyn Bridge Park today! While we just missed a series of heavy migration days by one day, there were still enough lingering birds to capture our attention.

We stayed at the pollinator garden on Pier 6 just long enough to see the sun hit the tops of the trees and give us a taste of the warblers that we would encounter throughout the park - American Redstarts, Northern Parulas, and pair of Yellow Warbers. On Pier 3, the stand of birch trees near the maze attracted a variety of additional migrants - Black-throated Blue (female), Black-and-white Warbler, and for some, a Tennessee Warbler. One of our first sparrow migrants, a Savannah Sparrow, showed well on the Pier 3 field.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park gardeners are proud of the jewelweed plantings by the Pier 1 Long Pond that have attracted Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in late summer. Amazingly, one hummer zoomed in to feed on the flowers the minute the group walked onto the adjacent bridge, and it stayed for a few minutes to offer excellent views. 

See you out there soon!

-Mike

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 18, 2022 7:24 AM - 11:28 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.675 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     Brooklyn Bird Club trip
34 species

Mallard  2
American Black Duck  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  13
Mourning Dove  9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Ring-billed Gull  29
Herring Gull  7
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  8
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
American Crow  2
European Starling  18
Gray Catbird  12
Northern Mockingbird  3
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  1
American Robin  8
Cedar Waxwing  2
House Sparrow  42
Savannah Sparrow  1
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  4
Northern Parula  4
Yellow Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S118976242

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



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Sunday, September 18, 2022

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884 

89 species today a good showing

eBird Checklist - 18 Sep 2022 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 45 species Ohearn chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S118982933 

Kusa Dogwood big sit in clay colored sparrow.

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516 

Note chat,gray cheeked thrush, eagle among 71 species on a slower day than previous

Chats and clay colored

Highlights for today continue to be Yellow breasted Chat and throw in Clay colored Sparrow for added bonus. It's all in Morse code!

At Greenwood Cemetery s famed crypt where renown Samuel Morse lies, a Chat was furtively working through the brush behind the grave.

Very close to Morse, in a Kusa Dogwood tree, a Clay colored Sparrow was found.

Prospect answered Greenwoods Chat with one of it's own, along Center drive at Midwood. Jewelweed appears to attract this bird.

Tweet from Baxter Holland (@MathRawk)

Baxter Holland (@MathRawk) tweeted at 0:24 PM on Sun, Sep 18, 2022:
@BirdBrklyn Untelated to Raptor Fest, there's a juvenile Peregrine Falcon in the pine trees near the gazebo on the Peninsula.
(https://twitter.com/MathRawk/status/1571535537097392131?s=03)

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L285884 

92 species Saturday. On a side note two Connecticut warblers reported today around the Crescent Dellwater area

Philadelphia Vireo at Valley Water southeast corner in Dawn Redwood

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 17, 2022


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2022, 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 17, 2022
 


Hi Peter great walk in pp today 58 species and 17 warblers prob about 35 birders at the start of walk a real pleasure to be out there with everyone today. Thanks for your help Bobbi!



58 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  25
Mute Swan  6
Wood Duck  10
Northern Shoveler  9
Mallard  18
American Black Duck  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  15
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  36
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
American Coot  1
Laughing Gull  2
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  5
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Empidonax sp.  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Philadelphia Vireo  1     Spotted by Kathy Toomey yellow underparts most willow at throat dark lores and cap
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  25
Gray Catbird  4
Veery  2
Swainson's Thrush  2
American Robin  35
Cedar Waxwing  3
House Sparrow  45
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Grackle  3
Ovenbird  2
Northern Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  5
American Redstart  12
Northern Parula  5
Magnolia Warbler  5
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  7
Black-throated Blue Warbler  3
Palm Warbler (Western)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Prairie Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

Dennis W Hrehowsik 
President Brooklyn Bird Club 



  

Saturday, September 17, 2022

In memoriam: Shane Blodgett

 Brooklyn's top birder and long time friend of the NYC regional birding community passed away yesterday morning.

A compassionate brilliant birder who generously gave his time and knowledge about birds as well as a finder of numerous rarities- especially gulls-  he was quite a presence. He was a good man.


RIP Shane🌷


More details can be found on the link below

https://www.gofundme.com/f/shane-has-lung-cancer-and-needs-our-help 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Good one on Prospect Peninsula tip.

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2022 08:30 by Maureen Matthews

- 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/S118800367
- Comments: "On the Peninsula tip, green gray warbler with complete eye ring. First spotted on the fence then relocated walking through the pachysandra and low undergrowth. 

Fwd:BBC Thursday Walk 9/15/22

Led by Tom S.

21 species warblers on a good northerly wind!

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2022, 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: Thursday Walk 9/15/22
To: Peter Dorosh  


Hi Peter,
It was a really beautiful day today in the park. And, especially in the north end, very birdy. There clearly was a good flight into the park last night.
Below is the list.
Highlights included Great Cormorant (!), 21 species of warblers including Bay-breasted, a couple of Tennessee, Prairie, Blackpoll, Pine, Palm, and lots of Redstarts and Northern Paruuuulas...., and 2 or 3 Gray-cheeked Thrushes.

One highlight was Michele finding a Connecticut Warbler on the peninsula, not far from the shelter. She had a brief look and we couldn't re-find it but later Kathy Toomey did find it again in the same area.

Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

On Thu, Sep 1, 2022 at 4:18 PM Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com> wrote:
First: I promised to send out the list from the Sept 1 Thursday walk today, but I don't know exactly who was on the  walk (or their email names) so I'm sending this out to the old Thursday list, when we had to register. Please let me know if you'd like to be off the list!
And if I've missed someone you know (Maybe Michael isn't on this?) please feel free to forward.

Hi Peter,
It was a beautiful day today, with a strong enough breeze to combat any heat other than in the most exposed spots.
There were a lot of birds in the park, many very early in the season for that species.

Highlights:  On the raptor front, Bald Eagle (probably 5th year bird, still a subadult), Black and Turkey Vultures.
On the flycatcher front: 7 species including Olive-sided, Yellow-bellied, Acadian and Least.
On the warbler front (lots of fronts...) Prairie, a very early Blackpoll, Nashville; 13 species total
Other notables: Winter Wren, Gray-cheeked Thrush (very early???), and Pied-billed Grebe.

Here's the list.
Everyone, please let us know if I've missed anything.

Best regards,
Tom

Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Osprey
Bald Eagle
American Kestrel
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow