Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fwd: Dec8th Jamaica Bay List


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Chris Laskowski <celaskowski@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 8, 2018, 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: Jamaica Bay List

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, 6:20:48 PM EST, Chris Laskowski <celaskowski@yahoo.com> wrote:



Hi Peter,

We had a really fun day today out at Jamaica Bay.  There turned out to be 10 of us in total including some enthusiatic newcomers, so enthusiastic that they got a speeding ticket from "the man" on the way into the parking lot, from not wanting to miss the start of a BBC walk we speculated.

It wasn't very birdy but we did get a very good sampling of ducks including 4 nice male canvasbacks on the east pond as well as some redheads.  13 duck species in total.  List below.  Charles, please send us a couple pics when you get a chance.

Thanks everyone for participating and thank you Bob, Ryan and Marc for driving.


Redhead Ducks photod by Charles Tang


Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Dec 8, 2018
8:00 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles
266 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.2 Build 15

40 Brant
150 Canada Goose
25 Mute Swan
10 Northern Shoveler
2 Gadwall
15 American Wigeon
20 Mallard
10 American Black Duck
8 Green-winged Teal
4 Canvasback
3 Redhead
35 Greater Scaup
2 Lesser Scaup
100 Bufflehead
10 Hooded Merganser
25 Ruddy Duck
1 Pied-billed Grebe
3 Horned Grebe
4 Mourning Dove
5 Dunlin
5 Ring-billed Gull
15 Herring Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Great Blue Heron
2 Northern Harrier
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Common Raven
2 Carolina Wren
3 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
5 European Starling
25 House Finch
8 American Goldfinch
2 White-throated Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
2 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
5 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 42

Monday, November 19, 2018

Nov 17-18 Fire Island

Smith Point County Park (Fire Island East)

Leader Peter Dorosh.
Participants Mary E, Donna E, Marc B, Chris L, Dan S, Bob O', Adelia H. Lenore S

List generously compiled by Chris Laskowski


Thanks so much for organizing and leading such a fun birding trip Peter.  I had a great time birding with this group.  Lots of good birds too!  

Here is the list I came up with, I know I missing a few here and there but I got the good stuff.  77 total.

8 Brant -- (4)
40 Canada Goose -- (3),(4)
9 Mute Swan -- (1),(2),(3)
6 Northern Shoveler -- (3)
6 Gadwall -- (3)
25 American Wigeon -- (3)
33 Mallard -- (2),(3)
2 American Black Duck -- (3)
2 Northern Pintail -- (3)
5 Green-winged Teal -- (3)
2 Redhead -- (3)
4 Ring-necked Duck -- (3)
3 Lesser Scaup -- (3)
15 Common Eider -- (5)
4 Surf Scoter -- (4),(5)
6 White-winged Scoter -- (1),(4)
55 Black Scoter -- (1),(4),(5)
23 Bufflehead -- (1),(2),(3)
4 Hooded Merganser -- (2),(3)
1 Pied-billed Grebe -- (3)
6 Mourning Dove -- (1),(4)
4 American Coot -- (3)
2 Black-bellied Plover -- (5)
2 Ruddy Turnstone -- (5)
Snow Buntings photod by Adelia Harrison
152 Sanderling -- (4),(5)
50 Dunlin -- (5)
20 Bonaparte's Gull -- (4)
19 Laughing Gull -- (3),(4),(5)
57 Ring-billed Gull -- (1),(3),(4),(5)
186 Herring Gull -- (1),(3),(4),(5)
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull -- (1)
37 Great Black-backed Gull -- (1),(3),(4),(5)
4 Red-throated Loon 
2 Common Loon
2 Northern Gannet -- (4)
2 Double-crested Cormorant -- (4)
6 Great Blue Heron -- (1),(3),(4)
1 Northern Harrier -- (1)
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk -- (4)
1 Belted Kingfisher -- (3)
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (2)
2 Downy Woodpecker -- (2),(3)
1 Northern Flicker -- (1)
1 Merlin -- (4)
2 American Crow -- (4)
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch -- (1),(4)
1 White-breasted Nuthatch -- (2)
2 Carolina Wren -- (3)
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (4)
3 Eastern Bluebird -- (2)
19 American Robin -- (2),(4)
3 Northern Mockingbird -- (3),(4)
200 European Starling -- (4)
5 Cedar Waxwing -- (2)
5 House Finch -- (4)
16 Pine Siskin -- (1),(4)
103 American Goldfinch -- (1),(2),(4)
2 Snow Bunting -- (1)
2 Dark-eyed Junco -- (1)
2 White-throated Sparrow -- (3),(4)
1 Savannah Sparrow -- (1)
4 Song Sparrow -- (1),(4)
1 Baltimore Oriole -- (4)
301 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(4)
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (4)
4 Northern Cardinal -- (1),(4)
Coopers Hawk ( Ocean Drive flyover)
1 Long-tailed Duck - (4)
1 Red-tailed Hawk - (3)
1 Greater Yellowlegs - (2)
6 Rock Pigeon
1 Blue Jay - (2)
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet - (4)
1 Hermit Thrush - (5)
1 Chipping Sparrow - (4)
2 Purple Finch - (2)
3 House Sparrow - (5)

MAMMALS: White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Seal sp.
HERPS: Wood Frog, Eastern Box Turtle
BUTTERFLIES: Red Admiral, American Lady

Individual locations list


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50078778

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50078755

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50078737

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50078728

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50078712




Monday, November 5, 2018

Fwd: BBC Trip to Breezy Point 11/3/2018


Leader Steve Nanz

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower  --Albert Camus



-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nanz <steve@stevenanz.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <ProsBird@aol.com>
Cc: Heidi Steiner <heidi.steiner.bklyn@gmail.com>
Sent: Mon, Nov 5, 2018 12:11 pm
Subject: BBC Trip to Breezy Point 11/3/2018

Hi Peter,

We had a very windy day on Saturday with light rain for the first couple hours. Despite the windy conditions, we did rack up 47 species which included Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Riis Park  parking lot and Lincoln's Sparrow at the Fort Tilden community garden.

Participants: 5

Locations: Breezy Point, Fort Tilden, Riis Park, Floyd Bennett

47 species:

Brant
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Sanderling
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Red-tailed Hawk
Accipiter sp.
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Finch
American Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
House Sparrow

Best,

Steve

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fwd: Day List FLOYD BENNETT OCT 20

Leader Rob Jett

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Jett <citybirder@earthlink.net>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Cc: Anne Weyand <anneweyand@gmx.net>; Bill Weisman <bill51jw@gmail.com>; Bob O'Neill <rjco815@hotmail.com>; Isabel Conte <iconte1@optimum.net>; Linda Morry <lmmorry@aol.com>; Jim Demers <jpdemers@nyc.rr.com>; Darlene Harden <dharden@sweetpotatodesign.com>; Charles Tang <charles.tang@gmail.com>
Sent: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 04:37 PM
Subject: Day List


Peter,

Below is the day list from today's walk. Despite a damp start, there were lots of good birds at Floyd Bennett. The highlight was watching a Clay-colored Sparrow bathing in a puddle that had collected in the top of a plastic 50 gallon barrel. Also, at times there seemed to be more White-crowned Sparrows than White-throated…well, almost. Note that after lunch we left Floyd Bennett Field to try our luck with Prospect Park's Purple Gallinule. The bird was extremely cooperative and everybody went home tired & happy.

Rob

**********

Location: Floyd Bennett Field
Date: Oct 20, 2018 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Species: 55

Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck (3, Return-a-Gift Pond.)
Mallard
American Black Duck
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon.)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift (8.)
Black-bellied Plover (38, pilings.)
Semipalmated Plover (3, beach near pilings.)
Killdeer (3, field near community garden.)
RED KNOT (2, pilings.)
Greater Yellowlegs (7, flyover.)
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Harrier (3.)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (2.)
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher (1.)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1.)
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel (3.)
Merlin (1.)
Eastern Phoebe (8.)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow (1.)
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Finch
American Goldfinch
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (1, bathing in puddle at community garden.)
Field Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow (10.)
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Meadowlark (1.)
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Yellowthroat
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1.)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
House Sparrow

***********

Location: Prospect Park
Date: Oct 20, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Species: 22

Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
PURPLE GALLINULE (1, Prospect Lake next to WWI monument at Lakeside Center.)
Great Blue Heron (1.)
Red-tailed Hawk (1.)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
White-crowned Sparrow (1.)
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
House Sparrow


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fwd: Prospect Park -- Oct 13, 2018 Last season's BBC WALK


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 14, 2018, 7:32 AM
Subject: Prospect Park -- Oct 13, 2018
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, <12toms@gmail.com>, Patti O'Kane <okbirder@msn.com>


Peter,

The last walk of the season was very productive. Three birders later joined by two others met on a cold and rainy morning but were warmed by good bird activity and friendship. 70 species including eye (and later toe) level Nashville, Pine and  blackpol Warbler found by Patti O'kane. Lincoln Sparrow and Purple Finch found by Bobbi Manian, Cape may Warbler and White crowned Sparrow were also observed. A bald cypress with three Cooper's hawks in juvenile and adult plumages rounded out the day. An interesting mix of mid and late fall species. A nice end to another Migration season in prospect park. I enjoy the walks more and more as time goes on It continues to be an honor and my pleasure to represent the Club and give back what was given to me by you and so many others.

Best,

D

8 Canada Goose
4 Mute Swan
3 Wood Duck
4 Northern Shoveler
1 American Wigeon
10 Mallard
1 American Black Duck
15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3 Mourning Dove
12 Chimney Swift
3 Ring-billed Gull
2 Herring Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Osprey
4 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
5 Northern Flicker
5 Eastern Phoebe
3 Blue-headed Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
100 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Red-breasted Nuthatch
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
1 House Wren
5 Golden-crowned Kinglet
8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Swainson's Thrush
3 Hermit Thrush
100 American Robin
5 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
75 European Starling
3 Cedar Waxwing
4 House Finch
2 Purple Finch
5 American Goldfinch
3 Chipping Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-crowned Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
4 Swamp Sparrow
3 Eastern Towhee
3 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
6 Common Grackle
2 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
4 Nashville Warbler
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Cape May Warbler
1 Northern Parula
2 Magnolia Warbler
3 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Palm Warbler (Western)
10 Palm Warbler (Yellow)
1 Pine Warbler
15 Yellow-rumped Warbler
20 Northern Cardinal
75 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 70

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 9, 2018



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-----Original Message-----
From: Roberta Manian <roberta.manian@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>; Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>; Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>; Rob Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>; Janet Zinn <bkbirdr@gmail.com>
Sent: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 06:50 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 9, 2018


Hi Peter

we had a good walk today with the picnic tables, the south side of the lake and the hammerhead being the most active.  Then it immediately died down from 3-sisters around thru LeFrak.  There were enough birds to keep everyone's interest and we decided to extend the walk one more week to next Tuesday.  

best,
Bobbi

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 2:23 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 9, 2018
To: <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 9, 2018 7:41 AM - 1:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
48 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  3
Mallard  X
American Black Duck  1
Ruddy Duck  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  5
American Coot  1
Laughing Gull  1
Herring Gull  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  6
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  11
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  9
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-throated Sparrow  13
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  5
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  11
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  5
House Sparrow  0

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49079447

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Monday, October 8, 2018

Fwd: eBird Report - Finderne Wetlands, Oct 6, 2018 BBC TRIP

Leader PDorosh

Photo gallery by Charles Tang
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QRk9Zh8H59R17NGn8

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, Oct 7, 2018, 7:27 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Finderne Wetlands, Oct 6, 2018
To: <prosbird@gmail.com>


Finderne Wetlands, Somerset, New Jersey, US
Oct 6, 2018 7:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
22 species

Canada Goose  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Great Egret  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  2
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
American Goldfinch  X
Chipping Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  2
Yellow-breasted Chat  1     Catbird sized bird bright yellow breast, white eye spectacles,long tail , in locust sapling field section after first pond
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49008779

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Washington Valley Park, Somerset, New Jersey, US
Oct 6, 2018 12:35 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
7 species

Canada Goose  8     Hawkwatch
Black Vulture  1     Hawkwatch with turkey vultures
Turkey Vulture  8     Hawkwatch
Merlin  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1
Gray Catbird  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49008923

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Duke Farms IBA, Somerset, New Jersey, US
Oct 6, 2018 2:25 PM - 4:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
11 species

Canada Goose  X
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
European Starling  X
American Goldfinch  X
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Nashville Warbler  1