Saturday, September 23, 2023

Happy Autumn!

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This year, the autumn equinox will begin on Saturday, September 23, at 2:50 a.m. and will last until the winter solstice on Thursday, December 21, at 10:27 a.m.

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" --Lao Tzu

Stay safe stay indoors

Take a holiday from birding

🌬️🌳↘️ 🌧️

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" --Lao Tzu

Friday, September 22, 2023

Plant native to help birds

https://www.audubon.org/content/why-native-plants-matter?fbclid=IwAR3W5sTznr5433GGWrXHlq252rXdbR2eBX6jqFxl9X1hi5jU8I5ndRDgP9k#:~:text=Native%20plants%20provide%20nectar%20for,for%20all%20forms%20of%20wildlife

Janet's meadow still shines

Janet Zinn took a photo today and posted on Facebook a bird that usually don't show up in our local parks. But where it was seen - Greenwood Cemetery Schumacher memorial Wildflower meadow- makes it all the more sweeter.

A female Bobolink alighted in Schumacher meadow making this productive spot a go-to site for super fall migrants. Having produced past Blue Grosbeak, Clay colored sparrow and I think one other good bird should behoove us checking it out thru the autumn.

For anyone needing to know where it is, the meadow lies on the Valley Water north shore ,along Magnolia Ave. 🌻🐦

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" --Lao Tzu

Tweet from Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) BBC Saturday walk cancelled

Brooklyn Bird Club (@BklynBirdClub) tweeted at 3:02 PM on Fri, Sep 22, 2023:
Tomorrow's 7:30 AM Saturday 9/23/23 Fall Migration walk led by Dennis Hrehowsik is cancelled due to forecasted heavy rains. See you all next week !
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(https://twitter.com/BklynBirdClub/status/1705296577353412745?t=B7ScIkqtZBuHSX6KjFkdjg&s=03)

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" --Lao Tzu

Fwd: Thursday Walk

Tom leading BBC Thursday

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2023 at 10:29 AM
Subject: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>

Hi Peter,
In addition to being a really beautiful day, T/hursday was one of the birdiest days I remember in the park.  There were warblers and thrushes almost everywhere.

We ended up with 69 species including 20 species of warblers (even though we missed Yellow and Palm, which we know were in the other end of the park...)
Highlights included very cooperative Cape May, Bay-breasted, Tennessee, Wilson's, Canada and Blackburnian Warblers, Philadelphia Vireo, and lots of other species. We also had first-of-season (for me at least) White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. Winter is coming...

Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Birds worth pursuing


In Prospect Park today, an uncommon Philadelphia Vireo surfaced in two locations. And as well Clay colored Sparrow is a handsome bird on anyone's fall list.

Philadelphia Vireo is a beautiful bird and one was found at Third Street Playground in the shadow of the Lichtfield Villa. A second Philly followed at Maryland monument , down hill from the monument.

With fall comes sparrows eventually, and among the prizes is Clay colored. Bushwick Inlet park hosted one today.A belated second from yesterday afternoon surfaced on the hill side up from Prospects Well Drive picnic tables ,before flying down to the the lakeshore phragmites.




"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" --Lao Tzu

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Fwd: Ridgewood Reservoir list

Ridgewood Reservoir report 

Good to see the place is getting a facelift....

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ryan Goldberg 
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2023 at 3:03 PM
Subject: Ridgewood Reservoir list
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

Here's my list from Ridgewood Reservoir today. I hadn't been there in at least five years, but it remains as beautiful as I remembered it. It was great birding! For 50 acres, it packs a punch. The highlights were an adult broad-winged hawk, three Tennessee warblers, and a mourning warbler. Parks is doing lots of invasive management -- contractors were spraying and cutting out knotweed, honeysuckle, and paulownia -- and so it should become even better in years to come.


Ryan


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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

common nighthawks prospect

 Note on the prospect checklist 19 were reported passing thru last evening

https://ebird.org/checklist/S150302379


https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516


LATE SUMMER DRAGONFLIES OF PROSPECT PARK SEPTEMBER 17

BBC walk led by Hugh Sansom

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hugh Sansom 
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2023 at 11:35 AM


Hi Peter —

 The walk went well, and I learned a few things that I could do if there are any more walks in the future. 7 people showed up. I gave some introduction to dragonflies and damselflies, identified the species we saw, gave some background when there was something of note (male vs. female, territoriality, reproduction, hunting, color characteristics, flight abilities, vision abilities, life cycle).

We observed the following:

Dragonflies
Blue Dasher                                several                                     Lower Pool, Boathouse Bridge    
Autumn Meadowhawk                1 or 2                                        Lower Pool
Great Blue Skimmer                   between 4 & 8                          Lower Pool, Boathouse Bridge
Twelve-spotted Skimmer            1                                               Boathouse bridge
Eastern Pondhawk                      2 or 3                                       Boathouse bridge
Slaty Skimmer                             maybe 1                                   Boathouse bridge
Green Darner                              too many to count                    meadows
Black Saddlebags                       a few                                        long meadow

Damselflies (a little less certain here because some species resemble one another)
American Bluet
Fragile Forktail
Eastern Forktail
Orange Bluet

Thanks!

Hugh
                                                                                                              

Hugh Sansom | MS, MPA
GravityLens • 917.604.4844 • linkedin.com/in/hughsansom/


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

BirdCast - Bird migration forecasts in real-time

https://birdcast.info/

Northwest wind alert

Janet's meadow

Our Friend Janet Schumacher would have been quite pleased the way her memorial wildflower garden turned out.Even better when good birds turn up.

The Greenwood Cemetery wildflower meadow in Janet ' s namesake turned up a Dickcissel this morning. This follows the Blue Grosbeak last Sunday. Birders now have a fall spot to check out now with all the seeds an attractive motive. Just wait till the sparrows come in.

In other news , though brief on this slower day , a Mourning warbler popped up at the base of the Switchback trail in Prospect Park, just left of the Maryland Monument.

--
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." -- William Blake, artist,author

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 19, 2023



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Roberta Manian <
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 19, 2023
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, Tom Stephenson <



Hi Peter, 
today was my first walk leading Tues as i was away last week.  we didn't have the fallout we were expecting, but a great group w/ sharp eyes made it all fun.  our highlights were a Peregrine high up in a tree dissecting a pigeon along wellhouse and a super-active BTG warber chasing moths down to the ground and back up into the trees.  he finally caught one and we all spent a good 5 minutes watching him beat it until the wings fell off, then gorging on the body.  Here's a photo from Radka at the moment of the kill.   so i guess today's theme was Circle of Life???
best,
Bobbi
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <do-not-reply@ebird.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2023 at 7:20 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 19, 2023
To: <


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 19, 2023 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     BBC tues migration walk
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  5
Wood Duck  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  11
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Laughing Gull  4
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull (American)  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1     heard only
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  5
Merlin (Taiga)  1
Peregrine Falcon (North American)  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  5
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  5
American Robin  5
Cedar Waxwing  8
House Sparrow  X
Northern Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Tennessee Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  3
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S150300164

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



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"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." -- William Blake, artist,author

Monday, September 18, 2023

BBC world migratory day scavenger hunt


Brooklyn Bird Club Birding Scavenger Hunt - World Migratory Bird Day, Oct 14, 2023


Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a slightly-competitive but just-for-fun event- the first-ever Brooklyn Birding Scavenger Hunt! 


Participating is easy. Form a team of 6 or fewer birders (or do it solo) and bird any way you’d like - in your favorite park, all over Brooklyn, or through your window. 


You’ll receive a list of birding goals with varying point values to complete during the day. The team who totals the most points will be crowned the champs and win fantastic bird apparel from the Brooklyn Bird Club and Bird Collective.


Examples of birding goals, which could cover bird identification, bird behavior, or “seen while birding” activity:


  • See a red-colored bird (2 points per species)

  • Watch birds mob a predator (5 points per observation)

  • See a “life bird” (for anyone on your team, 20 points, max 60 points)


We’ll have a compilation event at a to be determined bar or park location in the late afternoon.


Please email scavengerhunt@brooklynbirdclub.org to register yourself or your team. You’ll receive the list of goals on Friday, October 13, 2023. Happy hunting!

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Continuing yb fly.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 12:47 by Joe Weisbord

- 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/S150148013
- Comments: "Flycatcher w distinct eye ring, olive/yellowish back, yellow throat with olive tinged breast band, yellowish below. Sparrow bowl"

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Rare Prospect warblers today

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 15:34 by Anonymous eBirder

- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6602841,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S150145324
- Comments: "Spotted on Central above large green shipping containers. Might have been two. Unique bright yellow on wings and yellow hat. Dark mask on face."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 07:52 by Nancy Shamban
- Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.67225, -73.96939, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.67225,-73.969386&ll=40.67225,-73.969386
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S150148222
- Comments: "Seen by 10 people including Tom Stevenson"

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Redhead wp flyover Nellie's Lawn

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 07:47 by Joe Schiavone

- 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/S150135651
- Comments: "Complete red hood, black wings, white belly. Seen in flight moving west over Nellie's lawn. Spotted by Eric Miller and Nelson Pascuzzi."

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

PHVI ,CCSP&MOWA

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 07:19 by Valerie Masten

- 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/S150132798
- Comments: "Maryland Monument. Small dull-backed vireo with yellow throat, diffuse yellow belly and yellow underail. This individual was quite yellow."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 09:58 by Owen MacDonnell

- 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/S150130821
- Comments: "Sound ID + photo"

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 12:10 by Zach Ludolph
- Lookout, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.658055,-73.97139&ll=40.658055,-73.97139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S150131927
- Comments: "Big thanks to Tom’s group for confirming. I stalked it while walking up to the mulberry stand behind Maryland. It looked like a geothylpis type bird. Caught the slight eye ring. Acid green in the sun with grayish head. Yellow persisted from throat to under tail coverts. Short tail with coverts leading to the back. I caught a slight gray band on the chest area in good light but only for less than a second multiple times. Hoping like a common yellow throat but not walking."

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Blue Grosbeak in Schumacher meadow GWC

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 10:20 by Rusty H
- 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/S150113595
- Comments: "Photo"

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Pipit in prospect Sunday flight

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2023 06:45 by Cole Winstanley
- Prospect Park--Long Meadow Ballfields, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6612202,-73.9757073&ll=40.6612202,-73.9757073
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S150106534
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "*early: morning flight"

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Best fall day in prospect

Great day of birding in prospect park  yesterday Peter. 25 birders found 60 sp of birds with 20 warblers including Connecticut warbler 4-5 cape May and Philly vireo. Most of the birds we were seeing were warblers amazing.

Best,

Dennis W Hrehowsik 
President Brooklyn Bird Club 

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Tweet from eBird (@Team_eBird) 10/14 Big Day

eBird (@Team_eBird) tweeted at 9:00 AM on Sun, Sep 17, 2023:
#OctoberBigDay is coming! What birds are you hoping to find on 14 Oct? eBird Bar Charts are a great way to see which species are frequently spotted in October. Pick a location or region to get started: https://t.co/V79H208qbQ

#birds #birding #BirdTwitter #birdwatching #nature https://t.co/nwcFyWJCYw
(https://twitter.com/Team_eBird/status/1703393566305706220?t=aHqmaUmYTbd0Dw81DengGQ&s=03)

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) little blue heron GWC

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 0:24 PM on Fri, Sep 15, 2023:
Dragonfly lovers fyi BBC walk  https://t.co/yFU8B38NGb
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1702719948009701604?t=hWnLsRVkXght4SpvtTWd9g&s=03)

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Spotted lantenflies squishing futility

https://www.humanegardener.com/stop-squishing-spotted-lanternflies/?fbclid=IwAR1vsZGUDmjeT-5bMJ_R8F3X5sFSTfdn8Ow19mlfUVFJOICjFVZngrobxCo

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

eBird Checklist - 16 Sep 2023 - Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn - 35 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S150073771

Great to see this list this includes Philadelphia Vireo seen at my family's cemetery.

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Reminder BBC Dragonfly walk Sunday 11 am

Hugh Sansom meeting at Lichfield Villa front lawn at Carmen's Gardwn



"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Rarities

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2023 13:48 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/S150057317
- Comments: "In the wildflower meadow, moving with chipping sparrows and palm warblers. Reported earlier in the same location by MI YU. Like a chipping but the eye line only behind the eye. Will add distant photo"


Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2023 07:50 by D K

- 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/S150058247
- Comments: "Originally found by R M - skulky warbler walking in jewelweed at north end of nethermead by stream. Very prominent bold white eye ring"

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

A Good day for birding

Obviously as Birdcast predicted it, there was good birding around. To keep it simple with multiple reports I'm reading , the Connecticut Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo are top prizes.

Connecticut Warbler - highly sought-  were found both found in Greenwood Cemetery and Prospect Park. The cemetery bird seen in the east end of the Hill of Graves, flushed out of the grass onto a London Plane tree where it cooperatively perched for many to see. It flew north towards some beeches along Central Ave . 

The Prospect Connecticut reported in an obscure area has less birders present. That bird was found within the area of Binnen Creek, Binnen Pool and Center Drive ,along the wooded path.

Another fall prize Philadelphia Vireo today  chose Butterfly Meadow and the Peninsula Tip shelter for it appearance after yesterday's showing in Greenwood.

Other pursuits include Yellow bellied Flycatcher ( in several spots), Worm eating Warbler ( in a beech Grove) and Hooded Warbler ( at Pine Hill Central Ave), all in Greenwood.

Obviously it's likely a 100 combined species day in both greenspaces on Birdy Saturday

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Friday, September 15, 2023

BirdCast - Bird migration forecasts in real-time

https://birdcast.info/

Could be a great saturday...prediction favorable,massed movement

eBird Checklist - 15 Sep 2023 - Prospect Park - 49 species (+1 other taxa) Epstein chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S149966937

Note yellow bellied flycatcher, Lincoln Sparrow, high number American redstarts.

eBird Checklist - 15 Sep 2023 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - 47 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S149958791

E.Ray's chk list including photo of gorgeous Philly vireo

GWC today


Alderson Checklist

Golden-winged Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo top birds

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Events for September 17, 2023 – Brooklyn Bird Club Dragon fly walk Sunday

https://brooklynbirdclub.org/events/

Hugh Sansom BBC debut this Sunday


"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Fwd: Thursday BBC Walk

Tom Stephenson leading

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2023, 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>



Hi Peter,
It was a beautiful day today, with fairly mild weather most of the time. There had clearly been some migration last night, with a number of birds in the northern end of the park. That being said, the rest of the park was rather spotty by the time we made our rounds, with a few flocks here and there, mostly of the same species mix.

The highlight was (Michele, you might want to avert your eyes for a second...)  Black-billed Cuckoo.
It was spotted by Daniele, who may be taking over Valeries' place in the cuckoo-spotting category (although not yet in the cuckoo-calling category...)
We also had a couple of Bay-breasted Warblers, a couple of Blackpolls, a Turkey Vulture, and more.

All in all we had 50 species including 13 warbler species with lots of Northern Parula, American Redstarts, and a mix of the rest.

Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Merlin
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Thursday, September 14, 2023

eBird Checklist - 14 Sep 2023 - Prospect Park - 18 species (+1 other taxa) tonights Eve watch

https://ebird.org/checklist/S149899845

A delightful hour and half with hi light 8 nighthawks. Plus 4 raptors including buzzing low flyover Merlin for 4 of us

Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) nighthawks

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 7:18 PM on Thu, Sep 14, 2023:
8 comm Nighthawks thus far from prospect nethermead triangle
(https://twitter.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1702461954890342607?t=6NdqZKj3mM0e4Nud9RmweA&s=03)

"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Tonight good nighthawk potential


North wind tonight 6 -8 pm.

I'm gonna try to get out to the prospect nethermead triangle area or south of that

-kb
"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."

preface excerpt " Living on the Wind", Scott Wiedensaul

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert

reported GWC MOWA

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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2023 at 3:56 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- Mourning Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2023 14:19 by Philip Precey
- Green-Wood Cemetery--Dell Water, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6492286,-73.9952976&ll=40.6492286,-73.9952976
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S149879778
- Comments: "in dense vegetation at east end of Dell Water"

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                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Fwd: What will this landscape look like in 100 years?



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From: Joe Charap and Sara Evans <contactus@info.green-wood.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2023 at 11:54 AM
Subject: What will this landscape look like in 100 years?
To: Peter Dorosh <pdorosh@prospectpark.org>


Dear Peter,

Green-Wood is much more than just one of New York City's largest greenspaces. With its combination of hills, gardens, meadows, forests, and ponds, it is a truly one-of-a-kind landscape in our City. 

It is a great responsibility to steward this environment and ensure its vibrancy long into the future. Today, we are asking for your help in nurturing this valued community resource.

If you've been meaning to give, now is a great time. Through tomorrow (Friday), your donation will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from members of our Board. 

By donating today, you'll help our team directly with efforts to:
  • Diversify our living collection with species that will be able to survive the changing climate.
  • Plant trees in groves and along allΓ©es, replicating the best features of today's landscape so they will exist 100 years from now.
  • Welcome environmental science researchers to our grounds to conduct research that has impacts far beyond our gates.
  • Expand our managed wildflower meadows, which support local wildlife and protect fragile monuments from damage by lawn care machinery.
Please take a moment to donate now—anything helps!—to help nurture this landscape that nurtures so many.

Sincerely,

Joseph Charap
Vice President of Horticulture


Sara Evans
Senior Manager and Curator of Living Collections
 
P.S. If you've already donated during the matching period, thank you! If you haven't, please take a moment to donate what you can. Thank you!

In honor of this rare chance to double the impact of your gift, we're sharing stereoviews from our collections. These cards, which were popular in the mid and late 19th century, would show the viewer one single 3D image when viewed with a special device. 
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