Friday, September 19, 2014

Fwd: BBC Walk yesterday





-----Original Message-----
From: 12toms@gmail.com
To: Peter Dorosh ; Rob Bate
Sent: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:32 am
Subject: BBC Walk yesterday

Hi Peter,

A bit delayed, here's the list for our club walk yesterday.

The most notable sounds we heard, at least at first, was silence...
Not much around at all...

The first warbler call was a Northern Waterthrush responding to a feral cat prowling the bushes in the vale.

However although numbers were very low, we were able to find some good birds. Highlights included Prothonotary Warbler (still at the thumb on the peninsula), 2 Philadelphia Vireos and an Acadian Flycatcher in the trees above the feeders, a Brown Thrasher, thanks to Bobbi's sharp eyes, White-eyed Vireo and in total 10 species of warblers including Prairie and Palm.

See you at the talk Monday at the Library.


Best regards,
Tom

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Veery
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sept 12th-14th Wissahickon Preserve / Upper Delaware Watershed

Bobolink ( one of many ),Bombay Hook NWR, photo by Bobbi Manian


Leader Peter Dorosh
Participants : Bobbi Manian, Jerry Layton, Karen O'Hearn, Kathy Toomey, Marc Brawer

Locations: Wissahickon Valley Park, Carpenter Woods, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Little Creek WMA, Port Mahon Road, Port Mispillion, Slaughter Beach, Ashland Nature Center, Brandywine Creek State Park

Gallery links

Bobbi Manian's Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10203366321817928.1073741847.1207827614&type=1&l=2cf208846c

Marc Brawer's   https://www.flickr.com/photos/124442817@N02/sets/72157647237841318/

Avocet flock at Bombay Hook NWR, photo by Marc Brawer

Bird List

110 species 


Shorebirds at Bombay Hook, photo by Marc Brawer




Double-crested Cormorant 
Snowy Egret 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 
Green Heron 
Great Egret 
Great Blue Heron 
Glossy Ibis 
Turkey Vulture 
Black Vulture 
Tundra Swan 1                        --Bombay Hook NWR                     Bear Swamp Pool
Blue-winged Teal Bombay Hook NWR Shearness Pool
Snow Goose 1 Bombay Hook NWR Bear Swamp Pool
Canada Goose 
Wood Duck Bombay Hook NWR
Northern Pintail 9 Bombay Hook NWR flyover
Mallard 
Cooper's Hawk 
Red-shouldered Hawk Ashland Nature Center
Bald Eagle Bombay Hook NWR 5-7 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Osprey 
Jack-in-the-Pulpit with fruit, photo by Marc B
Sharp-shinned Hawk Northern Harrier Peregrine Falcon American Kestrel Merlin Bombay Hook NWR Clapper Rail Bombay Hook NWR-2 Killdeer Black-bellied Plover

Semipalmated Plover American Oystercatcher American Avocet 250-300 Bombay Hook NWR Semipalmated Sandpiper Western Sandpiper --Slaughter Beach Marbled Godwit --Bombay Hook NWR-4 Sanderling Slaughter Beach Least Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher Long-billed Dowitcher --Port Mispillion  
Royal Tern- Port Mispillion ~8
Lesser Yellowlegs 
White-rumped Sandpiper 
Willet                                                  
Blue Grosbeak juvenile  Bombay Hook NWR , photo Karen O'Hearn
Solitary Sandpiper Ruddy Turnstone Greater Yellowlegs Laughing Gull Great Black-backed Gull Caspian Tern --Bombay Hook NWR ~10 Forster's Tern Bombay Hook NWR Common Tern -Taylors Gut
Royal Tern-Port Mispillion ~8
Herring Gull 
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Chimney Swift 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
Shorebird /mixed flock at Bombay Hook NWR, photo by Marc Brawer
Belted Kingfisher Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker Northern Flicker Traills species Flycatcher Great Crested Flycatcher Wissahickon Preserve Eastern Phoebe Brandywine Creek Eastern Wood-Pewee Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Bombay Hook NWR White-eyed Vireo Red-eyed Vireo American Crow
Blue Grosbeak adult male Bombay Hook NWR , photo Karen O'Hearn
Blue Jay Tree Swallow Barn Swallow Tufted Titmouse Black-capped Chickadee White-breasted Nuthatch House Wren Carolina Wren Blue-gray Gnatcatcher American Robin Eastern Bluebird Brandywine Creek
Avocets , photo by Marc Brawer
Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher Northern Mockingbird European Starling Cedar Waxwing Yellow Warbler American Redstart Black-and-white Warbler Common Yellowthroat Chestnut-sided Warbler Blue-winged Warbler Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Northern Waterthrush Scarlet Tanager Chipping Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Seaside Sparrow Bombay Hook NWR Rose-breasted Grosbeak Northern Cardinal Indigo Bunting Blue Grosbeak Bombay Hook NWR-4 Boat-tailed Grackle Bobolink Bombay Hook NWR ~ 65-70 Red-winged Blackbird Common Grackle Brown-headed Cowbird House Finch American Goldfinch House Sparrow

Note: A Sora was captured in a photo ,unfortunately not seen by any member.See Marc's gallery link above 

Bobolink  during sunset, Bombay Hook, photo by Marc B


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 7th Jamaica Bay Refuge

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, by Steve 
Hudsonian Godwit, by Steve 

Leader : Steve Nanz



From: Steve Nanz 
To: Peter 
Sent: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 12:43 pm
Subject: Re: Jbwr list



Empid sp
Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant 
Snowy Egret 
Great Egret  
Great Blue Heron 
Glossy Ibis 
Northern Shoveler 
Blue-winged Teal 
American Black Duck 
Canada Goose  
Green-winged Teal 
Northern Pintail  
Mute Swan  
Mallard  
Osprey 
Peregrine Falcon 
American Kestrel 
Merlin 
 
Shorebirds

Black-bellied Plover 
Semipalmated Plover 
American Oystercatcher  
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper 
Stilt Sandpiper 
Short-billed Dowitcher  
Lesser Yellowlegs 
White-rumped Sandpiper 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Hudsonian Godwit 
Greater Yellowlegs
 
Laughing Gull 
Great Black-backed Gull 
Forster's Tern 
Ring-billed Gull 
Herring Gull  
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
White-eyed Vireo  
Carolina Wren  
American Robin 
Gray Catbird 
Northern Mockingbird 
European Starling  
Yellow Warbler 
Common Yellowthroat  
Northern Waterthrush  
Eastern Towhee 
Baltimore Oriole  
Boat-tailed Grackle
House Finch 

 other :  Snapping turtle babies. 



September 6th Prospect Park

Leader Sean Zimmer


Hi Peter,

Despite the muggy weather, we had a good turnout for the walk today. Overall the park was pretty quiet, but we had some quality birds. The Vale turned out to be the most active spot for us.

Thanks, and happy birding!

-Sean


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The List:

American Redstart
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Northern Cardinal
Catbird
Robin
Red-bellied woodpecker
Black & White Warbler
Hairy Woodpecker
Baltimore Oriole
Red-eyed Vireo
Downy Woodpecker
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blue Jay
Starling
House Sparrow
Common Yellowthroat
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Connecticut Warbler (seen by at least a couple members of our group; still a ghost bird for me...)
Northern Flicker
Goldfinch
Blue-winged Warbler
Prairie Warbler 
Mallard
Canada Goose
Warbling Vireo
Song Sparrow
Magnolia Warbler
Veery
House Finch
Northern Mockingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Heron
Northern Parula
Northern Waterthrush
Chickadee
Carolina Wren

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August 30th Prospect

Leader Ed Crowne

Hi, Peter.

After an unhurried tour of only about half the park, we recorded 47 species overall, including 14 warbler species (highlights: Tennessee, Blue-winged and Worm-eating).

Regards, Ed

List courtesy of Karen OHearn

Canada Goose   5
Mute Swan   9
Wood Duck 1
Mallard   3
Pied-billed Grebe   1   
Green Heron 1 
Spotted Sandpiper   1
Herring Gull    1
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove   X
Chimney Swift   15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   2    
Red-bellied Woodpecker   3
Downy Woodpecker   2
Hairy Woodpecker   1
Northern Flicker  2
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp.   1
Warbling Vireo   5
Red-eyed Vireo   2
Blue Jay   3
Black-capped Chickadee   3
Tufted Titmouse   1
House Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   1
American Robin  30
Gray Catbird   12
Northern Mockingbird   1
European Starling  15
Cedar Waxwing  12
Tennessee Warbler 1
Northern Waterthrush   2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  15
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  20
Northern Parula   2
Magnolia Warbler   2
Yellow Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler   2
Black-throated Blue Warbler   3
Prairie Warbler  1
Canada Warbler   1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal   6
Common Grackle   1
Baltimore Oriole   2
American Goldfinch   6
House Sparrow   6

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Prospect Park Thursday series Aug 28th

Leader : Tom Stephenson

Hi Peter,

Hope you're having a great summer.
We had exceptional weather and a great group of maybe around 35-40 people including an attendee from Germany, San Diego, Denver, Syria, and even the Bronx.

We were also honored to have in the group Susan Bonfield, Director of Environment for the Americas, the organization that runs the International Migratory Bird Day.

It was fairly quiet, but we still had some good birds including 15 species of warblers.
Highlights were Prairie, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, good looks at Worm-eating thanks to Janet S's very sharp eyes, several Canada Warblers, a fly-by calling Red-shouldered Hawk, and more.

Here's the list. Let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Tom

Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler horse trail near cemetery
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler  horse trail near cemetery; chip call only heard
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Monday, August 11, 2014

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge , Queens

Leader Mike Yuan

13 participants

53 species


Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Osprey
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Boat-tailed Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 21st Birds & Butterflies of Sparta Mountain WMA & Canal Road

Leader: Peter Dorosh  

Participants : Sandy Paci, Kellie Quinones, Louise Burns, Kathy Witten, Jerry Layton, Rusty Harold

Sandy Paci's Facebook gallery 

http://tinyurl.com/SpartaCanal

Rusty Harold gallery

https://picasaweb.google.com/105668412117293290482/SpartaMountainWMA?feat=email
Hackberry Emperor at Canal Road lot , photo by Jerry Layton


Species list

Birds



Double-crested Cormorant f/o 
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Hairy Woodpecker 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Wood Thrush
Veery
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Eastern Towhee

House Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Flicker
Ovenbird


Butterflies

52 species


Powdered Dancer Damselfly, photo by Sandy Paci http://wiatri.net/inventory/odonata/SpeciesAccounts/SpeciesDetail.cfm?TaxaID=27
Butterflies :  
Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Summer Azure
Great Spangled Fritillary
Eastern Comma
Red -spotted Purple
Viceroy
Hackberry Emperor
Appalachian Brown
Little Wood Satyr
Silver Spotted Skipper
Least Skipper
Zabulon Skipper
Cabbage White

14 Species




Click Beetle on Jerry, photo by Rusty Harold ( Canal Road)

Odonata (list courtesy of Sandy )
Eastern Pondhawk

Widow Skimmer
Common Whitetail
Chalk-fronted Corporal
Eastern Forktail
Dot-tailed Whiteface
Unicorn Clubtail 
Blue Dasher
Ebony Jewelwing
Swamp Spreadwing
Variable Dancer 
          Blue-tipped Dancer
POWERED DANCER-young male (see photo)
Swamp Darner ( expired)
Slaty Skimmer ( Sparta Mt)
     Carolina saddlebags
        Black Saddlebags
       12 Spotted Skimmer
     18 species