Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fwd: Ridgewood Reservoir walk this morning


From: janets33@optonline.net
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sun, Oct 26, 2014 9:52 am
Subject: Ridgewood Reservoir walk this morning


Steve and Heidi led a very successful Ridgewood Walk this morning with 16 people attending, including some new birders.

Steve is multi-tasking below: he was giving a brief history of the site when whoa- an accipitor flew by.  That's a sharpie he shouted and immediately jumped into a demo of the sharpie's diagnostic flight pattern.



The walkways have been redone and are quite nice. 

Highlights of the walk included a small flock of female purple finches and a larger flock of pine siskins.


Phragmites are encroaching on this reservoir pond. Rob says the plan is to remove them.

Ring-necked ducks, Gadwalls, Ruddy ducks, mallards and several pied billed grebes were diving/dabbling in the shallow water.


We had a nice raptor show here: sharp-tailed, Cooper's, Red-shouldered and Red-tail hawks plus a turkey vulture. And a skein of geese.

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List courtesy of Heidi Steiner nanz

Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens, US-NY
Oct 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3.0 mile(s)
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Mute Swan  8
American Wigeon  1
Mallard (Domestic type)  4
Ring-necked Duck  2
Ruddy Duck  6
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  4
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Herring Gull  6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  6
Black-capped Chickadee  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  6
Hermit Thrush  6
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  X
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  15
White-throated Sparrow  60
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  X
Purple Finch  2
Pine Siskin  25
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Green-Wood Cemetery, Oct 18, 2014

Leader Tom Preston

26 participants

---Original Message-----
From: tompr9@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:05 am
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Green-Wood Cemetery, Oct 18, 2014




Green-Wood Cemetery, Kings, US-NY
Oct 18, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     I led a walk for the Brooklyn Bird Club
54 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  4
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Accipiter sp.  1     Others saw 5 more.
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Herring Gull  8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  20
Chimney Swift  45     Large flock above Heath Path, spotted by John Gaglione. 45 was my best guess. John reported a similar number, 6 more seen about 15 minutes earlier were likely part of the same group.
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  18     Most (12+) were along Cypress Avenue
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  2
Monk Parakeet  8
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  75
Tufted Titmouse  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  8
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  20
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  10
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  10
Northern Parula  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  30
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  100
Song Sparrow  6
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  25
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  9
House Finch  5
Purple Finch  2
Pine Siskin  10
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20266555

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



Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 12th Marine Park's "Brooklyn" Sparrows

Leader Dennis Hrehowsik


16 birders met on a perfect fall day and birded marine pk for four hours where 
highlights included PURPLE FINCH,WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW,PECTORAL SANDPIPER 

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Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park, Kings County, New York, US Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
16
Duration:
4 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Dennis Hrehowsik , Michael Yuan List , Roberta Manian List
Species
58 species (+2 other taxa) total
11
Brant (Atlantic)
12
Canada Goose
2
Mute Swan
3
American Black Duck
17
Mallard
7
Ruddy Duck
1
Pied-billed Grebe
4
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron
4
Great Egret
1
Snowy Egret
1
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
1
Red-tailed Hawk
4
Greater Yellowlegs
6
Pectoral Sandpiper
Flying indecisively over the water near White Island. Touched down once briefly in marsh. Overall brown on top. Brown breast with clear distinction between pale bellies. Called 'thrip' in flight, which sealed the ID.
7
shorebird sp.
5 peeps and 2 slightly larger
4
Ring-billed Gull
7
Herring Gull
16
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
8
Mourning Dove
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2
Downy Woodpecker
5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1
American Kestrel
4
Eastern Phoebe
1
Blue-headed Vireo
7
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
1
Fish Crow
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
House Wren
1
Carolina Wren
3
Golden-crowned Kinglet
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird
2
Northern Mockingbird
4
European Starling
25
Cedar Waxwing
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
Palm Warbler (Western)
1
Palm Warbler (Yellow)
30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
3
Eastern Towhee
2
Chipping Sparrow
18
Savannah Sparrow
5
Song Sparrow
3
Swamp Sparrow
85
White-throated Sparrow
2
White-crowned Sparrow
15
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
4
Northern Cardinal
30
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
5
House Finch
2
Purple Finch
15
American Goldfinch
5
House Sparrow


****

11 birders then continued to Floyd Bennett field for two hours where highlights 
included  SCARLET TANAGER, FIELD SPARROW,  WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW 

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Floyd Bennett Field, Kings County, New York, US Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:50 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
11
Duration:
2 hour(s), 37 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Dennis Hrehowsik , Michael Yuan List , Roberta Manian List
Species
38 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Osprey
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Killdeer
1
Ring-billed Gull
2
Herring Gull
5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
7
Mourning Dove
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
2
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon
4
Eastern Phoebe
1
Blue-headed Vireo
5
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
400
Tree Swallow
Large flock streaming north.
1
Tufted Titmouse
3
Golden-crowned Kinglet
6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
15
American Robin
35
European Starling
2
Common Yellowthroat
1
Palm Warbler (Western)
3
Palm Warbler (Yellow)
15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2
Chipping Sparrow
3
Field Sparrow
8
Savannah Sparrow
5
Song Sparrow
12
White-throated Sparrow
2
White-crowned Sparrow (Eastern)
9
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1
Scarlet Tanager
2
Northern Cardinal
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
2
House Finch
6
American Goldfinch
1
House Sparrow


****


Five birders then went on to prospect pk where highlight was Vesper sparrow 

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Prospect Park, Kings County, New York, US Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:05 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
25 minute(s)
Distance:
0.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Dennis Hrehowsik , Michael Yuan List , Roberta Manian List
Species
3 species total
1
Eastern Phoebe
1
Vesper Sparrow
30
House Sparrow