Sunday, December 8, 2019

Nassau County waterways Dec BBC 7th


Participants: Elliotte Rusty Harold,Adelia Honeywood ; Kathleen Toomey

Lists compiled by Rusty

I tallied 48 total species yesterday. There are probably a couple more I missed: 
Northern Shoveler at Mill Pond taken by Adelia Harrison

Brant    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Canada Goose    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Mute Swan    Twin Lakes Preserve
Northern Shoveler    Mill Pond Park
Gadwall    Mill Pond Park
Mallard    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
American Black Duck    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Northern Pintail    Mill Pond Park
Green-winged Teal    Mill Pond Park
Ring-necked Duck    Mill Pond Park
Common Eider    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Harlequin Duck    Point Lookout--Town Park
Black Scoter    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Long-tailed Duck    Point Lookout--Town Park
Bufflehead    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Hooded Merganser    Mill Pond Park
Red-breasted Merganser    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Ruddy Duck    Mill Pond Park
Pied-billed Grebe    Mill Pond Park
Horned Grebe    Nickerson Beach
Rock Pigeon    Jones Beach SP--Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Mourning Dove    Jones Beach SP--Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Common Gallinule    Mill Pond Park
American Coot    Mill Pond Park
Black-bellied Plover    Point Lookout--Town Park
Ruddy Turnstone    Point Lookout--Town Park
Sanderling    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Ring-billed Gull    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Herring Gull    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Great Black-backed Gull    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Red-throated Loon    Nickerson Beach
Common Loon    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Double-crested Cormorant    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Great Blue Heron    Mill Pond Park
Black-crowned Night-Heron    Cammanns Pond Park
Northern Harrier    Jones Beach SP--Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Peregrine Falcon    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
American Crow    Jones Beach SP--Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Common Raven    Jones Beach SP--Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Black-capped Chickadee    Mill Pond Park
Carolina Wren    Mill Pond Park
European Starling    Nickerson Beach
Northern Mockingbird    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
Hermit Thrush    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station
American Robin    Twin Lakes Preserve
House Sparrow    Mill Pond Park
Brown-headed Cowbird    Mill Pond Park
Northern Cardinal    Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Nov 16th " New Horizons" Trip Checklists

Leader Ryan Goldberg

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: Trip Checklists
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hey Peter,

Here are our checklists from the "New Horizons" trip. We had 10 participants in total on a windy, sunny, frigid day. Each stop brought several surprises.

We made four stops: Marine Park southwest, Shirley Chisholm SP, Jamaica Bay East Pond, and Sunset Cove Park. We were all impressed by the new trail system at Marine Park, with its mix of marsh, creek, meadow, and maritime forest. Shirley Chisholm offers prime habitat on the way to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. And Sunset Cove is still a work-in-progress -- they just planted a dozen acres of beachgrass -- but it has great views of NYC and should be a beautiful spot one day once it grows in.

The highlights included a late pair of Indigo Buntings at the new Marine Park trails, as well as two Black-bellied Plovers, a Northern Harrier over White Island, and close-up views of a Cooper's Hawk; six sparrows species at Shirley Chisholm, among them Vesper, American Tree, and Savannah; and a quartet of Redheads at the East Pond.

Marine Park, southwest: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61501118
Jamaica Bay, East Pond: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61501048
Sunset Cove Park (aka Big Egg Marsh): https://ebird.org/checklist/S61500981

Photos from Dan Smith and Ryan Mandelbaum appear in the eBird checklists. Ryan also provided links to additional photos of his:


On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 8:21 PM Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com> wrote:
Ryan

No hurry. Anybody take pics?

Thanks again for leading. Glad it was a fun day with nice boids

P


--
Ryan Goldberg
(908) 489-7220

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 9th Brooklyn Coast Potpourri

Brown Pelican chased by a Greater Black backed Gull over Coney Island Creek, photo'd by Charles Tang


Leader Heydi Lopes

Writeup from Heydi:

It was a sunny but chilly morning as the group met at Coney Island Creek Park, our first stop.  And we had a great start to the trip with a Brown Pelican! that glided over:  we barely had time to set up scopes!  After the excitement of the Pelican,  we made our way down the beach and saw quite a bit of waterfowl making their return, and on the way back to the cars, we heard, then saw, a bright, late Pine Warbler in one of the pines.

Next stop was the jetty at Coney Island, where the highlight was a White-winged Scoter, and Northern Gannets too, which are always fun to see.  After this, we headed to Dead Horse Bay, where we saw FOS Horned Grebes, and a female Blue-winged teal (so tiny!) hanging mixed in with the Brant.  Next and last it was off to Floyd Bennett Field, where we saw quite a few raptors, including Merlin, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, and Sharp-shinned Hawk.

All in all, not a bad day, and a nice day to be out birding!    
American Kestrel , @Chalres Tang

Charles took lots of photos, and below is the link he shared:


Best regards,
Heydi


Trip lists

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fwd: Saturday BBC bird walk in Prospect Park

From leader Ed Crowne

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From: Ed Crowne <erc310@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Nov 2, 2019, 6:18 PM
Subject: Saturday bird walk in Prospect Park
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi, Peter

It was a sunny, cool day in the park today. Many birds, including flocks migrating overhead. Eight participants, we saw over 40 species of birds, including three Buffleheads on the lake, lingering Blue-headed Vireos and Northern Waterthrush (at Three Sisters). Next to the container on Wellhouse Drive, we saw very briefly what I think was probably a Nashville Warbler. See checklist attached for details. 


Best regards, Ed

eBird Checklist - 2 Nov 2019 - Prospect Park - 37 species. BBC WALK

https://ebird.org/checklist/S61114435

Brooklyn bird club preliminary report, walk Led by Ed Crowne

Sunday, October 27, 2019

October 26 HAWK WATCHING AT WILDCAT RIDGE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, ROCKAWAY, NJ





Leader Peter Dorosh
Participants; Ryan G,Charles,Bob,Dan,Ginny,Crystal,Reece,Teresa,Ryan M.

Charles Tang shared "20191026 Wildcat Mountain, BBC birding trip." with you   (all photos taken by Charles Tang)
Stunning Bitternut Hickory behind the hawkwatch, photod by Peter D


Charles Tang: Photos of Wildcat Mountain. 

20191026 Wildcat Mountain, BBC birding trip.
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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sat 19 Oct. BBC Floyd Bennett Field

Led by Rob Jett

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From: Gordon Lam <glam@nyc.rr.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: Sat 19 Oct. BBC trip to FBF- FINAL INSTRUCTIONS
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Donna Evans <devansny@earthlink.net>, <jpdemers@nyc.rr.com>, Robert O'Neill <rjoneill815@gmail.com>, Rob Jett <rob.e.jett@gmail.com>, Isabel Conte <aredstart2@gmail.com>, Richard Lefkowitz <rl.lefkowitz@verizon.net>, <charles.tang@gmail.com>, <honeywood5@yahoo.com>, <mark.lyon.wilson@gmail.com>, <ryanacandee@yahoo.com>


Hi Peter,

Here's my eBird list:

Floyd Bennett Field
Oct 19, 2019
8:06 AM
Traveling
4.35 miles
298 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Part of a group of 12 led by Rob Jett for the Brooklyn Bird Club 
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.6 Build 18

20 Brant
8 Canada Goose
8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
60 Mourning Dove
4 Killdeer
5 Laughing Gull
X Ring-billed Gull
X Herring Gull
2 Great Black-backed Gull
3 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Great Egret
2 Sharp-shinned Hawk
3 Cooper's Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-headed Woodpecker -- Immature in the north 40. Large white patch in the secondaries. Other members of the group will be posting photos. 
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
6 Northern Flicker
3 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee -- Clearly seen and heard. Pete Peaked head no eye ring. 
24 Eastern Phoebe
6 Blue-headed Vireo -- Exact count
6 Blue Jay
4 American Crow
40 Tree Swallow
18 Golden-crowned Kinglet
25 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Winter Wren
4 Carolina Wren
X European Starling
1 Gray Catbird
2 Brown Thrasher
X Northern Mockingbird
1 Hermit Thrush
X American Robin
20 Cedar Waxwing
X House Sparrow
1 House Finch
3 Chipping Sparrow
2 Field Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
20 White-throated Sparrow
40 Savannah Sparrow -- A low count, probably closer to 60
20 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
12 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
2 Eastern Meadowlark
6 Red-winged Blackbird
50 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
3 Palm Warbler
X Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
3 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 57

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 20, 2019, at 11:11 AM, Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com> wrote:


Can someone kindly send me the species checklist for my  trip report? Thanks

And thanks to Rob leading,Donna for registrar. Appreciate it

Peter
Trips chr

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 8:20 AM Donna Evans <devansny@earthlink.net> wrote:
To all-
Thank you for rallying at the last minute and finding alternate routes and meeting places.
When I got home I phoned and texted the people I didn't see accounted for in the emails, and found that everyone had a way to get there.
It's a beautiful day, and I hope the birds are plentiful!

Regards,
Donna

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fwd: Thursday bonus PP Walk

LAST FALL BBC THURSDAY WALK. Thanks to Tom and backup staff for leading...

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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:06 PM
Subject: Thursday bonus PP Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Martha Harbison <marthaharbison@gmail.com>, Ryan Goldberg <ryan.goldberg@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,
I'd like to say we were blown away by the birds in the park today....but.....we were just blown away....I also saw several small dogs flying through the air, which was a highlight.

That being said, it was a very nice, brisk, fall day, with a few good birds including several Golden-crowned Kinglets, lots of Yellow-rumps, a wigeon, a few Ruddy Duck and more. We ended up with 7 warbler sp, as well as a few sparrow sp including Field and quite a few Chipping Sparrows.

Here's the list.
Back in the Spring...

Best regards,
Tom


Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


--
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. 
                                 --John Muir

Monday, October 14, 2019

October 12th Kissena Park,Queens

Leader Richard Payne

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From: Richard Payne <ricpayne@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: Your trip checklist(s)
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Hi Peter!

We had a fun day yesterday. There was only one car so only four people went: myself, Mike Yuan, and Bob and HJ Washburn. We went to Kissena Park and then the north and south ends of Jamaica Bay's east pond, and had a total of 79 species. Ebird checklist below. Highlights: Brown Thrasher and Gray-checked Thrush at Kissena; 3 American Avocet, Stilt Sandpiper, and Pectoral Sandpiper at the north end of east pond; 4 Long-billed Dowitcher (next to several Short-billed for excellent comparisons) at the south end.

Best,
Richard








On Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6:51:22 PM EDT, Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi Richard and Mike

Just want to say on behalf of the BBC thank you for your time and help for the Kissena trip
But special mention to you Richard for leading . Much obliged.

At your convenience kinly send me a master list or even the Ebird links of species you saw.
How many people went? 

With gratitude
Peter

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fwd: Today's Walk

Tom Stephenson leading.

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From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2019, 3:07 PM
Subject: Today's Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>, Martha Harbison <marthaharbison@gmail.com>


Hi Peter,

Such a beautiful day today. Great Fall weather.
The birds were a bit clumpy, though. But eventually we had some good sightings.
I've never seen so many Palm Warblers, easily 100+ in the park. Also 30 or so Wood Duck in the pools area. Other highlights: Orange-crowned and Tennesse by the containers near the Well House;  15 species of warblers in all; a crazy purple-laced Mourning Cloak butterfly; 2 Prairie Warblers, a White-crowned Sparrow on the LeFrak, lots of Yellow-rumps and some White-throated Sparrows....

Here's the list. I'll send some photos later today or tomorrow, including that butterfly.

Best regards,
Tom



Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow