Sunday, April 22, 2018

Fwd: 4.21.18 BBC WALK

leader Dennis

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Date: Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 8:29 PM
Subject: 4.21.18
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Roberta <>, Tom Stephenson <>

Hey everyone,

A fun walk with a cold start but good birds. Good looks and listens to at least 2 Maaaaayybe 3 yellow-throated Warbler, rusty black bird, 2 lousisnia water thrush seen and heard well, yellow Warbler (acting like a prothonotary), and prairie. A fun second walk of the season with a total of 62 species. Photo of birders looking at ytwa attached.



25 Canada Goose
5 Mute Swan
6 Wood Duck
20 Mallard
1 Ring-necked Duck
20 Ruddy Duck
5 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
3 Great Egret
1 Green Heron
5 Black-crowned Night-Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 American Coot
10 Laughing Gull
5 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5 Mourning Dove
3 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
8 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
5 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
35 Blue Jay
1 Fish Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
10 Tree Swallow
5 Barn Swallow
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 Brown Creeper
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet
20 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12 Hermit Thrush
150 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
100 European Starling
5 Cedar Waxwing
2 Louisiana Waterthrush
2 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Northern Parula
1 Yellow Warbler
10 Palm Warbler (Yellow)
5 Pine Warbler
40 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Yellow-throated Warbler -- At lease two possible three. Two seen at once near terrace bridge. One vocal one mum. Later a single bird near lullwater bridge.
1 Prairie Warbler
7 White-throated Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
4 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
8 Northern Cardinal
15 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Rusty Blackbird
25 Common Grackle
2 American Goldfinch
25 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 62

April 22 Greenwood Cemetery

Leader Ed Crowne

Greetings, Peter

On an altogether pleasant day we began with 25 participants and tallied by walk's end 48 species of birds (eBird list: Our highlights included the continuing Blue Grosbeak and Eastern Kingbird, and Broad-winged Hawk.

From: Janet Schumacher <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>; Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Sent: Sun, Apr 22, 2018 02:37 PM
Subject: photo from Green-Wood walk today

Ed got us the Blue Grosbeak!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fwd: Thursday walk

Led by Tom Stephenson

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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stephenson <>
To: ProsBird <>
Cc: Robert Bate <>; Bobbi Manian <>; Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Sent: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 04:03 PM
Subject: Thursday walk

Hi Peter,

Although it was a little cold and drizzly at times, we had a great walk today. Chellie Bowman brought one of her New School classes, and in total we had about 32 people.
There were lots of birds in the park almost everywhere we went. We saw several Common Grackles building nests. There were lots of a lots of Swamp Sparrows, Hermit Thrush, kinglets and a large flock of swallows.

Highlights included 2 Yellow-throated Warblers, Prairie Warbler, Brown Thrasher, Chimney Swift, 3 species of swallows, a Great-blue Heron carrying nesting material (we need to keep an eye on this bird), an Osprey with a large fish, several  Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, lots of Palm and Pine Warblers, and a Blue-headed Vireo.

Here's the list.

Best regards,

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
European Goldfinch

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Apr 17, 2018

Led by Rob

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Bate <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 01:48 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Apr 17, 2018

A nice group of birders braved the cold to go on the inaugural 2018 Tuesday Spring Migration Walk.  Highlights were Green and Black-crowned Night Herons, Yellow-throated and Prairre Warblers.

3.0 mile(s)
44 species

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  7
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  9
Ruddy Duck  24
Red-throated Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Osprey  1
American Coot  3
Laughing Gull  4
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  15
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  15
European Starling  8
Palm Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
Prairie Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  9
Common Grackle  12
House Sparrow  6

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fwd: 4.14.18 walk

Dennis leading. 1st of new season

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Date: Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 11:40 PM
Subject: 4.14.18
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Roberta <>, Tom Stephenson <>


20 birders met at the pergola for a seven hour walk on a perfect day. 56 species including yellow throated Warbler found by Ed Crowne (heard and seen) and Bald Eagle flyover spotted by Edith Goren.

A fun first walk of the season.



56 species
Canada Goose  15
Mute Swan  5
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  25
Ruddy Duck  20
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Egret  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  5
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Coot  2
Laughing Gull  3
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  7
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  10
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  45
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  1
Barn Swallow  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  7
Hermit Thrush  5
American Robin  100
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  75
Cedar Waxwing  15
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  7
Pine Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  10
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  15
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  8
Common Grackle  45
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  25

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fwd: Thursday BBC Prospect Park Walk 4/12

Leader Ed Crowne

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Crowne <>
To: Peter Dorosch <>
Sent: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 08:46 PM
Subject: Thursday BBC Prospect Park Walk

Greetings, Peter 

A fine, engaging group of about 20 enjoyed an equally fine and engaging introduction to Spring birding, which included about 55 species of birds. Apart from 5 warbler species, we also saw a Winter Wren, Field Sparrow and Rusty Blackbird. A Red Bat flying above the water adjacent to the Lullwater Bridge topped the mammal list. We will share our eBird list with you.

Best regards, Ed

Monday, April 9, 2018

Croton Point April 7th

Wilson's Snipe

Leader Paul Keim

From: Charles Tang Photos Credit
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Mon, Apr 9, 2018 7:14 am
Subject: Field trip.

. Wilson Snipe from Croton Point field trip with Paul plus group photo. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Brookfield Park SI Bird List 3/31/18

Brookfield Park
Leader Peter Dorosh
Members Bob O,Lenore S
List courtesy ofLenore

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-----Original Message-----
From: Lenore Swenson <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>; Bob O'Neill <>
Sent: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 03:29 PM
Subject: Bird List 3/31/18

Hi Peter and Bob!

Sorry this took me so long to do.


1. Brant
2. Canada Goose
3. Mute Swan
4. Blue-winged Teal
5. Northern Shoveler
6. Gadwall
7. Mallard
8. American Black Duck
9. Green-winged Teal
10. Bufflehead
11. Hooded Merganser
12. Red-breasted Merganser
13. Horned Grebe
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Mourning Dove
16. Killdeer
17. Wilson's Snipe
18. Bonaparte's Gull
19. Ring-billed Gull
20. Herring Gull
21. Great-backed Gull
22. Red-throated Loon
23. Common Loon
24. Double-crested Cormorant
25. Great Blue Heron
26. Great Egret
27. Turkey Vulture
28. Osprey
29. Northern Harrier
30. Cooper's Hawk
31. Red-tailed Hawk
32. Belted Kingfisher
33. Downy Woodpecker
Brookfield Park
34. Northern Flicker
35. Peregrine Falcon
36. Eastern Phoebe
37. Blue Jay
38. American Crow
39. Tree Swallow
40. Carolina Wren (h)
41. American Robin
42. European Starling
43. House Sparrow
44. Song Sparrow
45. White-throated Sparrow
46. Eastern Meadowlark
47. Red-winged Blackbird
48. Common Grackle
49. Northern Cardinal

Eastern Gray Squirrel
White-tailed Deer
Harbor Seal
Eastern Painted Turtle
Red-eared Slider
Spring Peeper (h)

Too bad we weren't able to make out either the Little Gull or the Black-headed Gull seen at Wolfe's Pond!
But a great trip regardless!
Thanks, Peter for leading and Bob for driving!


Mt Loretto

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fwd: March 17 field trip to Ridgewood Reservoir & Jamaica Bay

Leader Steve Nanz

Photo gallery courtesy of Charles Tang :

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nanz <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Cc: Heidi Steiner <>
Sent: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 07:46 AM
Subject: March 17 field trip to Ridgewood Reservoir & Jamaica Bay

Hi Peter,

There were 6 participants in our March 17 field trip to Ridgewood Reservoir and Jamaica Bay. We started out at Ridgewood Reservoir where we saw ~20 Ring-necked Duck and ~10 Readhead. It was otherwise very quit so we crosse over to upper Highland Park which was quite active around the water hole. We then went to Jamaica Bay. After lunch we visited Spring Creek Park and finished up at Fresh Creek Park where we had nice views of Red-throated Loon.

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Norther Shoveler
American Wigeon
Mallard *
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Redhead *
Ring-necked Duck *
Greater Scaup
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Peid-billed Grebe *
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Red-tailed Hawk *
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon *†
Mourning Dove *†
Red-bellied Woodpecker *†
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay *†
American Crow *
Brown Creeper *
American Robin †
Northern Mocking Bird †
European Starling *†
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Fox Sparrow †
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow *†
Song Sparrow *
Northern Cardinal *†
Red-winged Blackbird *
House Finch
American Goldfinch †
House Sparrow *†

* = Ridgewood Reservoir
† = Highland Park



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fwd: GWC Walk reportARCH 11TH

Leader Matthew Wills

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From: Matthew Wills <>
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 3:22 PM
Subject: Walk report
To: Peter Dorosh <>

Hey, Peter

Five attendees this chilly daylight savings morning, including a woman visiting from California. She wanted to see a Woodcock and we finally got her one: the Cypress/Vine bird, probably the most photographed bird in Brooklyn today. 

Canada Goose  30  Mallard  2  Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  1     Too far away to get anything other than Accipter shape.  Red-tailed Hawk  2  American Woodcock  1  Ring-billed Gull  3  Herring Gull  1  Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2  Mourning Dove  1  Red-bellied Woodpecker  1  Downy Woodpecker  1  Peregrine Falcon  1     Distant view from cemetery of P on Industry City smokestack.  Monk Parakeet  8  Blue Jay  20  American Crow  2  Carolina Wren  2  American Robin  X  Northern Mockingbird  2  European Starling  X  Field Sparrow  1  Fox Sparrow  3  Dark-eyed Junco  20  White-throated Sparrow  2  Song Sparrow  4  Northern Cardinal  1  Red-winged Blackbird  2  Common Grackle  3  House Sparrow  3