Thursday, November 30, 2023

Today's Chat at Brooklyn bridge park

It wasn't a conversational moment but rather a bird that graced the habitat at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Mike Yuan happened to come upon a Yellow breasted Chat at Pier 3 before the maze began at the eastern entrance north side of the pier. ; the maze is actually a design at that Pier.

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

JbWr alert

From Russ Comeau:
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Posting with Admin permission:
This Saturday, 12/2/23 from 11AM to 2PM, the National Park Service is holding an open house at the JBWR Visitor Center. At this drop-in event, NPS is seeking public input on specific resource and visitor management issues in two areas of the Refuge: the East Pond and the North & South Garden areas. We're lucky that NPS is open to input from the birding community, and I'm sure NPS will appreciate all input that you can provide for the benefit of the urban wildlife, the condition and upkeep of the habitat, and wildlife viewing there. More information on the event is available here: https://eastpondopenhouse.eventbrite.com.
 
On a related note, this Thursday evening, 11/30/23 at 6:30PM, the Jamaica Bay Task Force is holding its Annual Fall Zoom meeting. There will be several interesting presentations about environmental projects going on around Jamaica Bay. You can check out the agenda and get the Zoom link to attend at: http://jamaicabayecowatchers.org.
 
Thank you for caring about our beloved Jamaica Bay and its urban wildlife.
 
Russ Comeau, President  
South Shore Audubon Society
"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Monday, November 27, 2023

Little parks ,big things

Three miles roughly seperate Owls Head and Brooklyn Bridge Park on Brooklyn's west coast.Yet both yield big sightings from time to time.

Owls Head continues to host an Ash-throated Flycatcher. From details the Flycatcher hangs out along the path that parallels the Belt Parkway, near the dog run.

Mean while to the north at Brooklyn Bridge Park two quality gulls were reported at Pier 1 pilings. A known winter roost, this late afternoon Both a juvenile Iceland Gull and an adult Lesser black backed Gull are good finds. 



"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumatwobmilesnn

Sunday, November 26, 2023

eBird Checklist - 25 Nov 2023 - Prospect Park - 42 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S155177962

Elman chklist: note Merlin, orange crowned warbler and pine siskin

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

eBird Checklist - 26 Nov 2023 - Prospect Park - 43 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S155258113

Wickman chklist: note high # wood ducks, Merlin and purple Finch and orange crowned warbler at/ by feeders

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Friday, November 24, 2023

eBird Checklist - 24 Nov 2023 - Prospect Park - 40 species (+1 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S155132608

BBC Walk "Turkey trot"
Led by Peter D.

Thanks to Ryan G keeping the list

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Need a new calendar ?

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"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Thursday, November 23, 2023

eBird Checklist - 22 Nov 2023 - Prospect Park - 40 species (+5 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S154991952

From yesterday ,note 15 wood ducks and oc warbler

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Thanksgiving greetings

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Owl etiquette

  from black swamp observatory

This time of year many people start to notice owls. Here are some tips to watch these captivating birds in an enjoyable and responsible way.


πŸ¦‰Keep quiet

πŸ¦‰Maintain a respectful distance-if the owl reacts to you, you're too close

πŸ¦‰Do not call, lure, or bait/feed an owl or attempt to make it fly

πŸ¦‰Respect private property boundaries and public lands

πŸ¦‰Be respectful of other observers

πŸ¦‰NO PICTURE OR CLOSER VIEW IS WORTH JEOPARDIZING THE WELFARE OF THE BIRD



Monday, November 20, 2023

The winter tradition continues Feeders season begins

Birders of Prospect

The Prospect Park feeders are now up!

We give thanks to birds enriching our lives.

A few reminders: please do not enter the feeding perimeter. I've given Ryan Goldberg permission to enter if necessary as he will be my backup.

Email me if you see anything amiss.

The feeders is contingent upon your donations after the Brooklyn Bird Club will give me a startup donation. The rest is up to you whether cash or black oiled sunflower seed. 

For any questions email the Brooklyn Bird club info page.

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the new season! πŸ¦πŸ¦ƒ

The Kingsboider 😎




"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Raptor ID – HawkWatch International

https://hawkwatch.org/raptor-id/

Free app

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Monday, November 13, 2023

Fw: Join the 124th Audubon Christmas Bird Count




"That soft autumnal time, the woodland foliage now is gathered by the wild November blast."            --  John Howard Bryant
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "membership@brooklynbirdclub.org" <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
To: Membership <membership@brooklynbirdclub.org>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2023 at 01:15:21 PM EST
Subject: Join the 124th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Dear Brooklyn Bird Club member,

The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the nation's longest-running community science bird project, where birders across the continent conduct a bird census that helps Audubon and other organizations assess the health of bird populations and guide conservation actions. This year's count will be held Saturday, December 16th.

https://www.audubon.org/ conservation/science/ christmas-bird-count

The Brooklyn CBC count circle is made up from 12 different count sectors that includes parks, cemeteries, and significant coastline on the bay and the ocean, and there is a team for all skill and commitment levels. Grab your binoculars and come out and join us.

Please contact the Teams Organizer, Bobbi Manian, to join a team.  The cut-off for team registration is December 13th.
Teams organizer: Bobbi Manian roberta.manian@gmail.com
Compilers: Chris Laskowski celaskowski@yahoo.com; Mike Yuan mjyuan@gmail.com

Compilation Dinner: Pot-luck dinner and a live compilation of the day's sightings will be held for participants at the Prospect Park Picnic House.

Note: Some teams begin at 7:30 or earlier. Plan for 4-8 hours of birding. Rain or shine.

Sunday report

ash throated flycatcher still being reported at owls head park north west area




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

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Two for one park

Owls head park continues hosting an Ash throated flycatcher. Bit even better there's two!

Reported in the same location along the chain link fence on the north section, both fly catchers are hanging ill ut together.

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

Feeder birds reference

https://feederwatch.org/learn/common-feeder-birds/?fbclid=IwAR1R0dA7klTA_VLUu0_UWxgCPNHWU0Je0X0P0QJPgWd-jAvPFGegjQR4O0g

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Ash throated fc in owls head

 Owls Head Park answered Greenwood Cemetery with its own Ash throated Flycatcher.

Observer Bobbi Manian found the bird along the path at the northern fringes of the park. It's not a big park but owls head has its share of goodies over the years.

🐦

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

eBird Checklist - 7 Nov 2023 - Prospect Park - 41 species (+1 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S153967905

Note late red eyed video and orange crowned warbler

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

A special gull for brooklyn

With a rare gull coming down the Hudson River ,Enrico L from his NYC spot reported a Black legged Kittiwake. Even better the bird landed in Brooklyn waters.

And that Brooklyn spot happened to be Veterans pier. One of the best gull roosts around, Veterans pier near Owls head park hosted the kittiwake offshore. Seen in the distance first north of the pier, it ventured closer before seen on a flyby at Bush Terminal Park; then it flew back to Veterans.

A mostly pelagic gull,seeing a Kittiwake in close confined NYC Waters is indeed special. Too bad most of us have to work.


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

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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L109516

Ducks making their move. Ringneck,hooded merganser, shovelers in Prospect Lake.

"November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground." Sir Kristian Goldman Aumann

Monday, November 6, 2023

the 124th CBC

Start planning for this great event

The Christmas Bird COunt, only 5 weeks away.

https://brooklynbirdclub.org/event/124th-audubon-christmas-bird-count/

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Gotcha Ash-throated !

 Thanks to Rob J who during my family relaxation sitting at a bench at Greenwood Cemetery s Crescent Water ,alerting me to the bird, I was able to find a good bird found by Michael S.

 Funny thing while I was birding Dellwater as my mom and sister sat at Crescent, Rob J and I met. Rob showed me a photo of a Eastern Bluebird sitting on a section sign with an Ash throated Flycatcher seen over a week ago. So when I rejoined my family after seeing a bathing Red tailed Hawks in Dellwater, Rob came back alerting me of the ash throated.

So natch I went for it. Parking at Sylvan water at the bottom, the bird was actually on the rise ,southwestern ridge of Sylvan . There i found Michael S who took me to the bird spot. It was posing nicely within low colorful oak leaves. A opportunity turns into reality for this autumn prize with plenty of charitable help. Thanks!

🍁🐦



Saturday, November 4, 2023

Quiet Saturday

Nothing fantastic reported today but for some birders, something is better than nothing.

At Greenwood Cemetery Dellwater, 7 Purple Finches were reported, all females except one.

I visited Governor's island today. During my time sauntering I ran into a birder named Loyan who alerted me about two Eastern Meadowlarks on Fort Jay's eastern slope area. I lucked out looking for them. πŸ˜•

I did get to see Ruby crowned kinglet, winter wren and a low fly out of a Sharpshinned Hawk in The Hills section. A lovely place to  visit.

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

Inside the AOS Recommendation to Change Common Bird Names | All About Birds All About Birds

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/inside-aos-recommendation-bird-common-names/#

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

Friday, November 3, 2023

Jupiter shines very Bright

Tonight with clear skies because it's in Earth's opposition.

🌎 πŸ”΅

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