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

Doodletown Harriman State Park May 20

Leader Tom Stephenson

Hi Doodletowners,

Sat was a really great day: good group, wonderful birds, cooperative weather. We had 85 species including 21 species of warblers...not bad at all. Peter, doing the trip early, when there are still migrants coming through and the birds are building their territories and nests is definitely the way to go.

Highlights were a female Cerulean with nesting materials, many other Ceruleans including a very drab first-year male, great looks at a singing Golden-winged, several cuckoos including Black-billed and lots more.

The only downside was the trip back into the city took about 10 hours, but we did learn a lot of new Spanish words from Rafael (thanks to him and Chang for their help during the trip as well.)
Finally thanks the Marisa for doing all of the tough work organizing everyone.

Looking forward to the next one. Here are a few quick photos (I'm on the road giving workshop in CM so don't have time to go through them all or make a link) and the list below.
Please let us all know if I've forgotten anything.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mallard
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 9:
golden winged warbler

black billed cuckoo

prairie warbler

yellow throated vireo