Monday, August 14, 2017

August 12th Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens


leader Tom Stephenson

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
To: ProsBird@aol.com <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 7:06 am
Subject: Re: Jam Bay Trip

3 species to add to the list I forgot:
Bald Eagle (one flew in and landed on the mud)
Marsh Wren
House Finch

I'm happy to report that the trip to Jamaica Bay yielded a good number of shorebirds and some other species. It was a bit dicey walking around Dead Man's Cove but otherwise the water levels were fine and there was a reasonably good selection of species. Nothing rare but at least good views of almost everything we had.

Highlights included
Lots of Juv Short-billed Dowitchers
Several Stilt Sandpipers
Several White-rumped Sandpipers
Juv and adult Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers
Nice fly-bys of Yellow-crowned NIght-heron
A snout butterfly (thanks to Tom and Gail)
A sand wasp covering over a hole it had dug in the sand.

Below is the list and attached a few photos.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Osprey
Peregrine Falcon
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
American Oystercatcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Willow Flycatcher
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Van Cortlandt Park, BRONX 6/17/17

Leader: Peter Dorosh


Walk shortened by Rain and heavy overcast which impacted butterfly activity


-----Original Message-----
From: Lenore Swenson <lenoreswenson@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 10:20 am
Subject: Van Cortlandt 6/17/17

Hi Peter!

Here's the list I get for our trip on Sat:

1. Canada Goose
2. Mute Swan
3. Wood Duck
4. Mallard
5. Rock Pigeon
6. Mourning Dove
7. Chimney Swift
8. Red-bellied Woodpecker
9. Downy Woodpecker
10. Northern Flicker
11. Eastern Wood Pewee (h)
12. Acadian Flycatcher
13. Warbling Vireo
14. Blue Jay
15. Tree Swallow
16. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
17. Tufted Titmouse
18. House Wren (h)
19. Wood Thrush
20. American Robin
21. Gray Catbird
22. European Starling
23. House Sparrow
24. American Goldfinch
25. Common Yellowthroat (h)
26. Yellow Warbler
27. Eastern Towhee
28. Song Sparrow
29. Red-winged Blackbird
30. Common Grackle
31. Baltimore Oriole

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Eastern Chipmunk
Eastern Painted Turtle

Cabbage White - 12+

Did you find out the ID of that moth from Steve?

Thanks for a fun trip! Too bad the weather didn't cooperate!

Lenore

This is in the subfamily Herminiinae or litter moths. The larvae eat leaf litter. The species is probably Idia aemula or Common Idia. There’s a couple similar species but I think I see enough detail to eliminate them. Compare with pinned image by Gary Anweiler at Moth Photographers Group: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8323


© Gary Anweiler

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Leader Joshua Malbin eBird Checklist – Fountain Avenue Landfill, New York – Sat Jun 03, 2017 – 54 species

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37357841

Fountain Avenue Landfill, Kings, New York, US
Jun 3, 2017 8:34 AM - 1:49 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
54 species

Brant  45
Canada Goose  145     On the bay
Gadwall  8
American Black Duck  11
Mallard  7
Bufflehead  1
Red-breasted Merganser  3
Ring-necked Pheasant  3
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  5
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  24
Osprey  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Oystercatcher  6
Semipalmated Plover  2
Killdeer  9
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  6
Laughing Gull  40
Herring Gull  29
Great Black-backed Gull  4
Common Tern  4
Forster's Tern  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  10
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Willow Flycatcher  1
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  20
Marsh Wren  2
American Robin  21
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  24
Cedar Waxwing  6
Common Yellowthroat  4
Yellow Warbler  2
Savannah Sparrow  32     Exact count
Song Sparrow  19
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  150
Common Grackle  1
Boat-tailed Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  3

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 27th -May 30th Weekend OVERNIGHT, Breeding birds of Delaware State

Leader : Peter Dorosh

Participants : Marc Brawer, Chris Laskowski, Kathy Toomey, Leslie Coleman

List compiled by Chris Laskowski; all photos taken by Marc Brawer ( except last photo)

Brown headed Nuthatch, Cape Henlopen State Park

Species List-107 Species

eBird Checklist Summary for: May 27, 2017, 9:00 AM to May 30, 2017, 9:30 PM

Number of Checklists: 9
Number of Taxa: 104

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Whitehall Neck Rd.
Date: May 27, 2017, 9:03 AM
(2): Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Date: May 27, 2017, 9:31 AM
(3): Little Creek Wildlife Area
Date: May 27, 2017, 5:13 PM
(4): Cape Henlopen State Park
Date: May 28, 2017, 7:38 AM
(5): DuPont Nature Center (Mispillion)
Date: May 28, 2017, 2:05 PM
(6): Trap Pond State Park
Date: May 29, 2017, 7:58 AM
(7): Redden State Forest--Headquarters Tract
Date: May 29, 2017, 1:20 PM
(8): Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Date: May 29, 2017, 4:13 PM
(9): Prime Hook NWR
Date: May 30, 2017, 7:54 AM   
Prothonotary Warbler, Trap Pond State Park

4 Snow Goose -- (2),(8)
35 Canada Goose -- (2),(8),(9)
3 Mute Swan -- (2),(8)
2 American Black Duck -- (9)
10 Mallard -- (2),(5),(6),(8)
Northern Bobwhite -- (2)
1 Wild Turkey -- (9)
50 Double-crested Cormorant -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(8)
21 Great Blue Heron -- (2),(3),(5),(8),(9)
12 Great Egret -- (2),(3),(8)
54 Snowy Egret -- (2),(4),(8),(9)
1 Green Heron -- (2)
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- (2)
1 Black Vulture -- (2)
20 Turkey Vulture -- (1),(2),(4),(5),(8)
7 Osprey -- (2),(4),(5),(8),(9)
12 Bald Eagle -- (2),(8),(9)
5 Clapper Rail -- (2),(5),(8)
Black-necked Stilt -- (2),(5),(8)
27 American Avocet -- (2)
1 American Oystercatcher -- (5)
15 Black-bellied Plover -- (2)
1 Semipalmated Plover -- (4)
2 Killdeer -- (2)
2019 Ruddy Turnstone -- (4),(5)
1500 Red Knot -- (5)
5 Sanderling -- (5)
55 Dunlin -- (3),(4),(5)
490 Semipalmated Sandpiper -- (2),(4),(5),(8)
31 Short-billed Dowitcher -- (2),(5),(9)  
Ruddy Turnstone, among 1000's Point Mispillion

2 Spotted Sandpiper -- (2),(4)
14 Willet -- (2),(4),(5),(8),(9)
435 Laughing Gull -- (3),(4),(5),(8),(9)
24 Herring Gull -- (4),(5),(8)
16 Great Black-backed Gull -- (4),(5)
1 Least Tern -- (9)
3 Caspian Tern -- (2),(8)
22 Forster's Tern -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(8),(9)
Royal Tern -- (5)
118 Black Skimmer -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(8),(9)
8 Mourning Dove -- (2),(4),(6),(8),(9)
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- (6),(7)
2 Chimney Swift -- (2),(4)
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird -- (2),(4)
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (2),(6),(7)
2 Downy Woodpecker -- (2),(7)
Pileated Woodpecker -- (6)
10 Eastern Wood-Pewee -- (2),(4),(6),(8)
Acadian Flycatcher -- (6)
2 Willow Flycatcher -- (2),(8)
6 Great Crested Flycatcher -- (2),(4),(6)
8 Eastern Kingbird -- (2),(4),(8)
3 White-eyed Vireo -- (2),(7)
7 Red-eyed Vireo -- (2),(6),(7)
Caspian Tern of 3 at Bombay Hook NWR Raymond Pool

2 Blue Jay -- (2),(6)
4 American Crow -- (4),(6),(7)
6 Fish Crow -- (4)
1 Horned Lark -- (1)
104 Purple Martin -- (2),(4),(5),(8),(9)
31 Tree Swallow -- (2),(8),(9)
2 Bank Swallow -- (8)
40 Barn Swallow -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(8),(9)
18 Carolina Chickadee -- (2),(4),(6),(7)
8 Tufted Titmouse -- (2),(4),(6),(7)
1 White-breasted Nuthatch -- (2)
10 Brown-headed Nuthatch -- (4)
Two of multitude Bald Eagles at Bombay Hook NWR

8 House Wren -- (2),(4),(9)
14 Marsh Wren -- (2),(8)
7 Carolina Wren -- (2),(4),(6),(9)
14 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- (4),(6),(7)
2 Wood Thrush -- (2),(7)
28 American Robin -- (1),(2),(4),(6),(7),(8),(9)
33 Gray Catbird -- (2),(3),(4),(8),(9)
3 Brown Thrasher -- (2),(8),(9)
5 Northern Mockingbird -- (2),(4),(9)
9 European Starling -- (2),(9)
16 Cedar Waxwing -- (4),(8),(9)
4 Ovenbird -- (2),(6),(7)
Prothonotary Warbler -- (6)
20 Common Yellowthroat -- (2),(3),(4),(6),(8),(9)
1 American Redstart -- (2)
8 Yellow Warbler -- (2),(8)
1 Blackpoll Warbler -- (3)
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler -- (2)
16 Pine Warbler -- (4),(6),(7)
2 Prairie Warbler -- (4)
Seaside Sparrow -- (2),(8)
15 Chipping Sparrow -- (1),(4),(6)
7 Field Sparrow -- (2),(4),(8),(9)
1 Savannah Sparrow -- (8)
3 Song Sparrow -- (4),(5),(9)
5 Eastern Towhee -- (2),(4),(8)
Summer Tanager -- (6)
14 Northern Cardinal -- (2),(4),(6),(7),(8),(9)
Blue Grosbeak -- (2),(4),(8)
11 Indigo Bunting -- (2),(4),(8),(9)
78 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(8),(9)
73 Common Grackle -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6),(8),(9)
9 Boat-tailed Grackle -- (5)
5 Brown-headed Cowbird -- (2),(4)  
3 Orchard Oriole -- (8)
5 House Finch -- (4)
13 American Goldfinch -- (1),(2),(4),(8)
4 House Sparrow -- (4)
Marsh Wren , Bombay Hook NWR


Blue Grosbeak ,in several locales


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Willet

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Chris,Marc,Peter,Kathy,& Leslie at Cape Henlopen Gordon Pond Trail