Sunday, March 31, 2024

NRW Swallow at GWC

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (2)
- Reported Mar 31, 2024 10:38 by MCHL ____
- 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/S166687706
- Comments: "One spotted by Mike at dell water. Another at sylvan. . Image."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

eBird Checklist - 31 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 35 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S166666617
Common Mergansers, pine warbler 
Seen by Asher and Tracy

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Saturday, March 30, 2024

BBC Early Migrants Walk Prospect Park March 30

Led by Tom Stephenson

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Stephenson
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024
Subject: Early Migrants Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>


Hi Peter,
Reporting back from our "early migrants" walk. At first I thought maybe we might be the most numerous migrants in the park (maybe 35 or more people, including several new folks), but we were able to dig up a good number of birds during our time there.
We ended up with 45 species (I may well have missed some seen by others in the large group) including Louisiana Waterthrush (with really bright pink legs), several Brown Creepers, lots of Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, N Shovelers, the breeding-plumage Common Loon, the Common Merganser pair, and a brilliant Ruddy Duck.
Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom

Species list

Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Pine Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow




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

Photo Common loon this morning

Taken thru my binoculars "binscoped" prospect lake west

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

FOS LOWA in Prospect

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) (1)
- Reported Mar 30, 2024 08:42 by E Nichols
- 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/S166469900
- Comments: "Bright pink legs, white underparts bobbing along the edge of lullwater"

Post from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) breeding Common loon west prospect lake

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) posted at 9:38 AM on Sat, Mar 30, 2024:
Breeding Common loon prospect lake near duck island. Comm Mergansers northwest shore. 3 ringnecked ducks also
(https://x.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1774068603723137052?s=03)

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Friday, March 29, 2024

Rufous continuing on south slope Breeze Hill

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2024 08:01 by Peter Paul
- 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/S166357477
- Comments: "Continuing hummingbird feeding on honeysuckle."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

eBird Checklist - 29 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 41 species (+2 other taxa)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S166334327

Wickman chklist note Mergansers, ringneck ducks,wood duck, fox & swamp sparrows,etc

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Turn off the lights ( or alternatively) for birds



As always, sharing these messages can educate and maybe save the ecosystem. ▪️When you leave lights on at night you’re basically bringing the moon down to earth from the perspective of an insect…It brings these massive clouds of bugs to circle, circle, circle and die.”
May be an image of bird and text that says 'Turn Off Lights For Birds? YES! MOTHS ARE SIGNIFICANT BIRD FOOD AND NIGHTTIME LIGHTS KILL MOTHS Motion detection lights or amber light bulbs are better pollinator friendly yards on facebook'
All reactions:
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"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

eBird Checklist - 27 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 36 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S166162102

Sime chklist ,note high number wood ducks, comm Merganser still here and creepers by 6

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

eBird Checklist - 26 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 46 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S166038000


Wickman Prospect chklist reveals Rufous hummer continuing as well common mergs


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Monday, March 25, 2024

Continuing Rufous monday

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 25, 2024 12:15 by Tom Auer
- 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/S165953470
- Comments: "Continuing at feeder. Came in for brief feeding around 12:50pm."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Sunday, March 24, 2024

eBird Checklist - 24 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 22 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S165865737

sundays rufous continuing..


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

New field guide on odanata

A good book -Ed Lams field guide finally coming hour way..

Friday, March 22, 2024

eBird Checklist - 22 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 36 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S165622137

Chklist of Ant Tab reveals continuing Rufous Hummer,Comm mergs, lesser black backed and I celand gulls

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Happy Spring!

Spring Vernal equinox started 11:06 last night.

🌻🌼🌸🐦🐣

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Black vulture

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (3)
- Reported Mar 17, 2024 12:20 by Brad Vatrt
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6523083,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S165243915
- Comments: "Soaring over Sylvan Water; fairly low, black head, silver wingtips with splayed fingers."

COME prospect lake

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 16, 2024 10:07 by Paul Merle
- 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/S165336436
- Comments: "On the lake. Multiple observers"

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Bluebirds at GWC Janet's meadow ( Valley Water west shore)

From Matthew Wills:

FYI: male and female Eastern Bluebirds in Janet's meadow in G-W this afternoon. Female caught some larval-stage something to eat, likely a moth caterpillar. Janet would have loved it. 

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Monday, March 18, 2024

eBird Checklist - 18 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 42 species

https://ebird.org/checklist/S165282565

Wickman chklist reveals Rufous hummer continues today plus rusty blackbird,swamp sparrows

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Rusty at lower pool( northeast of falkill falls)

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Mar 16, 2024 08:38 by Tracey Chan
- 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/S165044921
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Foraging in the muddy shallows on the east side of the Lower Pool. Midsized slate-gray blackbird with slender body, long tail, yellow eyes, thin bill and rust-edged wing f

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Rufous continues, new spots

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 16, 2024 09:26 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/S165057545
- Comments: "Continuing. Same location close to the theater, but also a big group of honeysuckle bushes by the parking lot. Thanks, Tripper, for the tip!!!"

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Friday, March 15, 2024

Prospect Wickman chklist


Continuing Rufous Hummer south slope Breeze Hill, 11 wood ducks, 2 common mergansers ,3 Ringnecked Ducks in Lake, Field Sparrow on the Hammerhead ( SW Prospect lake mainland)

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert


continuing

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Date: Thu, Mar 14, 2024 at 9:52 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 14, 2024 07:21 by Julian Elman
- 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/S164775165
- Comments: "Heard only today"

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

eBird Checklist - 13 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 37 species (+2 other taxa) Terry's chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S164744584

Rufous Hummer at south Breeze Hill continues along with common Merganser+ Black vulture overhead

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Mini Forest phenomemon

sent by Ryan Goldberg

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Wickman Prospect chklist


Note eary Pine Warbler
--

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

rarity in th e nabe

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 11, 2024 14:00 by Nico | Little Ground-jay
- 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/S164470274
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "⚠️rare species
same birds that other birders report in this park"

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2)
- Reported Mar 11, 2024 11:30 by Brent Henderson
- Brooklyn Bridge Walkway, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7040733,-73.9943497&ll=40.7040733,-73.9943497
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S164481175
- Comments: "Large gull with dark contrasting black back , white torso and head. Smaller than adult herring. Two floating on east river about 100 yards out."

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Monday, March 11, 2024

Burkett Prospect chklist

NOte continuing Rufous Hummingbird and first season Osprey

https://ebird.org/checklist/S164384113

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

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Fwd: Checklist March9th Greenwood Timber doodle walk



One Timber doodle!

Walk led by Dennis and Bobbi

From: Dennis Hrehowsik>
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024
Subject: Checklist
To: Peter Dorosh <


Yes Peter! One Doodle made an appearance in the second hour to the delight of about 35 participants so we were all able to return ti our families. Other highlights were a pair of raven and Merlin vs Kestrel turf war in tree above Boss Tweed. What a fun day I think this is the highlight of our birding year which is saying something cause we have a lot of fun on BBC Trips! A quiet day migrant wise we managed 28 sp before the rain came. It really is starting to feel like early spring!

Dennis

Timberdoodle waddle
28 species

Canada Goose  7
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
American Woodcock  1     spotted in almost same location as last year!  on the hill above Dell Path, resting under a pine tree.  entire group got good long looks.  Eventually flew out.  Photo by Rusty Harold
Herring Gull (American)  2
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
American Kestrel  1
Merlin (Taiga)  1
Monk Parakeet (Monk)  5
American Crow  2
Common Raven  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
European Starling  X
Northern Mockingbird  3
American Robin  5
House Sparrow  5
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  4
Fox Sparrow (Red)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  11
White-throated Sparrow  7
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  1
Common Grackle  1
Northern Cardinal  3







>
> On Mar 10, 2024, at 2:03 PM, Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Dennis
>
> Can you send from your walk in gec. Thanks. I see you were successful. Timberdoodle streaker!! πŸ˜…
>
> P.
>
> "Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "
>
> Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism



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

Sundays Continuing Rufous hummer

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 10, 2024 12:50 by Theodore Muth
- 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/S164327269
- Comments: "Continuing. Slope beneath Smorgasburg."


"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Friday, March 8, 2024

eBird Checklist - 8 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 33 species Wickman chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S164102025

Note long Continuing Rufous hummer and common Mergansers today

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

eBird Checklist - 6 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park--Prospect Lake - 36 species Campos chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S163905564

Note first of season Pine Warbler, also cont.common mergansers,wood ducks,ring neck duck

Baseball gulls

 Must be 1000 gulls out there on soggy Prospect Park ballfields. Isn't 9 enough?


Rufous hummer continues south slope breeze

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2024 06:46 by Tracey Chan
- 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/S163872952
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing on and around the feeder on Breeze Hill. Photos available."

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

March 5th soggy Swainsons Hawk


Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Mar 05, 2024 11:30 by Larry Gaugler
- Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6624882,-74.0090782&ll=40.6624882,-74.0090782
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163814084
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen with Terri; Seen from front of SIMS, through a fence; hawk perched on a distant tree with a small branch blocking a better view; upper chest dark; white on head; continuing bird; pics..as best as I can take."
--
" Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot,the only home we've ever known"

                                                                            --Carl Sagan

Monday, March 4, 2024

Rufous continues on this monday

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 04, 2024 12:30 by Cassie Luke
- Prospect Park--Feeders Only, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6580479,-73.9676857&ll=40.6580479,-73.9676857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163722569
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing at feeder. Waited 45 min for first brief sighting. Then saw again 15 min later."

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Post from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) killdeer

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) posted at 3:13 PM on Mon, Mar 04, 2024:
Killdeer repdt earlier now in field 5 outfield puddle baseball section prospect west long meadow
(https://x.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1764746084008554676?s=03)

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Post from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) eastern bluebird ⭐πŸ‘

The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) posted at 3:08 PM on Mon, Mar 04, 2024:
Prospect Eastern bluebird feeding from 3 donor trees inside snow fence corner by dog beach. Ring neck duck in Upper Pool with Bufflehead
(https://x.com/BBCKingsbirds/status/1764744739016921525?s=03)

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

New York Breeding Bird Atlas Checklist - 4 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 34 species Fusco chklist

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S163672761

Note common Mergansers and eastern bluebird by dog beach

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Tom Stephenson talk on warbler song for LA birders

https://www.labirders.org/webinars/studying_bird_songs.html

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Today's OC at Lefrak Rink roof

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata) (1)
- Reported Mar 03, 2024 13:22 by Christopher Engel
- 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/S163604599
- Comments: "Continuing at le frak"

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata) (1)
- Reported Mar 03, 2024 10:42 by Kristin Ellington
- 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/S16

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Today's bluebird

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) (1)
- Reported Mar 03, 2024 08:21 by Peter Paul
- 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/S163579362
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Blue bird with red chest, near the Upper Pool dog beach

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Continuing Sunday SWAINSONS HAWK at SIMS recycling

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Mar 03, 2024 12:19 by Eryn Woernley
- Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6624882,-74.0090782&ll=40.6624882,-74.0090782
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163582704
- Comments: "Continuing and apparently returning bird seen distantly in the larger tree above the willows inside SIMS. ELW NY 300"

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

eBird Checklist - 3 Mar 2024 - Prospect Park - 31 species (+3 other taxa) Sime chklist

https://ebird.org/checklist/S163567385

Note continuing Rufous Hummer bird along south slope Breeze Hill and common Merganser

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. "

Camille Pissarro,19th c artist, father of Impressionism

   

Friday, March 1, 2024

Swainson details

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Mar 01, 2024 16:37 by Asher Fusco
- Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6624882,-74.0090782&ll=40.6624882,-74.0090782
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163384688
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing light morph sub-adult spotted earlier this week by Michael S. Observed intermittently from 40.6617745, -74.0061539 as it patrolled the area directly north of SIMS. Long, pointed wings, upturned while soaring. Dark mustache and bib, streaked breast, dark brow

Rarities abound today

Common Merganser (1 report) prospect lake
- Rufous Hummingbird (2 reports) prospect South breeze hill at hairpin path turn
- Swainson's Hawk (1 report) Sunset park Jane Sims Municipal Recycling
- Eastern Bluebird (2 reports) prospect Field 2 &3 edge
- Rusty Blackbird (1 report) Greenwood flyover

And today a mega for prospect ,A northbound flyover SANDHILL CRANE. pending details

BBG Black vultures

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (2)
- Reported Mar 01, 2024 11:10 by Tina Alleva
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6680222,-73.96367&ll=40.6680222,-73.96367
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163363320
- Comments: "2 soaring low, stocky with silver patches only at end of wings"

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Fwd: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert



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Date: Fri, Mar 1, 2024 at 2:22 PM
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*** Species Summary:

- Black Vulture (1 report)
- Eastern Bluebird (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (2)
- Reported Mar 01, 2024 11:10 by Indigo Goodson
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kings, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6680222,-73.96367&ll=40.6680222,-73.96367
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S163360421
- Comments: "2 soaring low, stocky with silver patches only at end of wings"

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) (1)
- Reported Mar 01, 2024 09:15 by Benjamin Forbes
- 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/S163361209
- Comments: "Sallying from snow fence around ball field 2"

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From: <ebird-alert@birds.cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, Mar 1, 2024 at 12:14 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Kings County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Eastern Bluebird (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Kings County Rare Bird Alert.  The report below shows observations of rare birds in Kings County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35645
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Mar 01, 2024 08:45 by B F
- 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/S163345556
- Comments: "M and F continuing on lake."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Mar 01, 2024 08:45 by B F
- 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/S163345556
- Comments: "Cont in same place near feeder."

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) (1)
- Reported Mar 01, 2024 08:45 by B F
- 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/S163345556
- Comments: "Early.  Continuing female, refound and identified by other birders, who got pics. Blue back and rufous on chest.  Around the backstop and adjacent temporary fence on ball field 3"

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