Sunday, March 29, 2015

BBC Canarsie Pier, Mar 28, 2015

Leader Bobbi Manian



-----Original Message-----
From: roberta.manian@yahoo.com
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 1:14 pm
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Canarsie Pier, Mar 28, 2015

Hi Peter,

Eleven hearty souls braved morning snow squalls at Canarsie Pier.  We enjoyed a chilly but productive day starting at the Pier, then we walked along the beach to Spring Creek inlet.  Tom spotted a boat-tailed grackle and laughing gulls which were first of year for most of us.  The rough-legged hawk continues above the landfill.  Then onto Hendrix  and a quick look thru the fence at Spring Creek.  We finished up at Canarsie Park.  The fresh water pond was not very active, 2 hooded mergansers and 1 wood duck.   Down by Paerdergast Basin, Kristin found us a beautiful, near-breeding plumage Red-necked Grebe.

A big thanks to Mike for being registrar and to all our drivers.

Participants:
Bobbi Manian, Mike Yuan, Dennis Hrehowsik, Kristin Costello, Monica Berger, Tom Preston, Alie Ratay, Lynne Hertzog, Gina Goldstein, Nina Bai and Bob O'Neill

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On Sunday, March 29, 2015 4:53 PM, "ebird-checklist@cornell.edu" <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu> wrote:


Canarsie Pier, Kings, US-NY
Mar 28, 2015 8:05 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments:    <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
16 species

Brant (Atlantic)  60
Canada Goose  15
Bufflehead  18
Red-breasted Merganser  16
Horned Grebe  2
American Oystercatcher  6
Ring-billed Gull  35
Herring Gull  20
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  7
Peregrine Falcon  1
Fish Crow  6
European Starling  2
American Tree Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  5
Boat-tailed Grackle  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22561730

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

Fresh Creek - inlet, Kings, US-NY
Mar 28, 2015 8:54 AM - 9:39 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:    <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
23 species (+5 other taxa)

Brant (Atlantic)  35
Brant x Snow Goose (hybrid)  2    Continuing pair.  Gray under wing but lacking the SNGO black primaries.
Canada Goose  8
American Wigeon  3
American Black Duck  4
Mallard  12
Greater Scaup  18
Greater/Lesser Scaup  6
Bufflehead  27
Red-breasted Merganser  7
Ruddy Duck  14
Horned Grebe  3
Great Cormorant  1
cormorant sp.  2
Rough-legged Hawk  1    Light morph hovering over landfill.
American Oystercatcher  2
Killdeer  1
Laughing Gull  2    One flying over, then to the west. The other loafing on the eastern point of the inlet.
Ring-billed Gull  12
Herring Gull  8
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
American Robin  4
Northern Mockingbird  1
grackle sp.  1
blackbird sp.  8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22561725


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 Hendrix Creek, Kings, US-NY
Mar 28, 2015 10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments:    <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
22 species

Brant (Atlantic)  6
Gadwall  5
Mallard  6
Northern Shoveler  7
Green-winged Teal (American)  13
Bufflehead  15
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Ruddy Duck  60
Ring-necked Pheasant  1    Heard
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Coot  2
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  9
Herring Gull  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Merlin  1
American Crow  1
European Starling  1
Song Sparrow  2
House Sparrow  5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22561724


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Spring Creek Park - Kings, Kings, US-NY
Mar 28, 2015 11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
4 species

Gadwall  1
Northern Shoveler  1
Hooded Merganser  2
Pied-billed Grebe  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22561720


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Canarsie Beach Park, Kings, US-NY
Mar 28, 2015 12:25 PM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
Comments:    <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant (Atlantic)  605
Canada Goose  84
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  1
American Black Duck  4
Mallard  2
Bufflehead  8
Hooded Merganser  2
Red-breasted Merganser  5
Horned Grebe  1
Red-necked Grebe  1    Near-breeding plumage in bay at the west of the mouth of the Paerdergat basin.
Killdeer  13
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Phoebe  4
American Crow  1
crow sp.  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
American Robin  8
European Starling  60
Song Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
Red-winged Blackbird  61
Brown-headed Cowbird  80    In large mixed flock of RWBL and EUST feeding on eastern ballfields.
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22561715


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eBird Checklist – Canarsie Park, New York – Sat Mar 28, 2015 – 28 species (+1 other taxa)

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22561562
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:25 PM
Protocol:Traveling.
Leader Bobbi Manian
Party Size:11
Duration:1 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:1.25 mile(s)
Observers: Alexandra Ratay List , Dennis Hrehowsik List , Lynne Hertzog List , Michael Yuan , Monica Berger List , Nina Bai List , Roberta Manian List , Tom Preston List , kristin costello List
Comments:
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
Species
28 species (+1 other taxa) total
605
Brant (Atlantic)
84
Canada Goose
2
Mute Swan
1
Wood Duck
4
American Black Duck
2
Mallard
8
Bufflehead
2
Hooded Merganser
5
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Horned Grebe
1
Red-necked Grebe
Near-breeding plumage in bay at the west of the mouth of the Paerdergat basin.
13
Killdeer
8
Ring-billed Gull
3
Herring Gull
2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
4
Eastern Phoebe
1
American Crow
1
crow sp.
1
Black-capped Chickadee
8
American Robin
60
European Starling
2
Song Sparrow
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
61
Red-winged Blackbird
80
Brown-headed Cowbird
In large mixed flock of RWBL and EUST feeding on eastern ballfields.
1
American Goldfinch

Also Canarsie Pier. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22560674

Fresh Creek park list

Rough-legged Hawk
Roberta Manian
Fresh Creek - inlet
Kings county (map)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BBC GreenWood Cemetery walk March 22

Leader Ed Crowne



-----Original Message-----
From: erc310@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 4:17 pm
Subject: BBC GreenWood walk


Hi, Peter.

Nine participants toured GreenWood on a sunny but chilly, sometimes windy Spring day. We recorded 32 species, most notably American Woodcock, E Phoebe, Killdeer, Osprey and Turkey Vulture.

Best regards, Ed

26
Canada Goose
4
Wood Duck
1
Great Blue Heron
3
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Killdeer
2
American Woodcock
1
Mourning Dove
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Merlin
1
Eastern Phoebe
3
American Crow
5
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Tufted Titmouse
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch
4
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Northern Mockingbird
4
Fox Sparrow
13
Song Sparrow
2
White-throated Sparrow
25
Dark-eyed Junco
2
Purple Finch

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fwd: Brooklyn Bird Club: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 8, 2015





-----Original Message-----
From: ticornis@yahoo.com
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2015 2:29 pm
Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 8, 2015

Today I led a walk at the Park for the Brooklyn Bird Club.  The park had its grounds covered by snow turned ice.  Upper & lower pools frozen, and so most of the lake, except for a little section.
The feeders were the most active spot during the walk.  The most interesting bird sps at the feeders was a male European Goldfinch.  Also there we saw Juncos, Fox Sparrows, 2 sps of Nuthatches, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbirds.
The Common Redpoll was seen early, around 0740 hrs by A. Ratay.  With the group we did not have such luck, but later was seen briefly.
Eight people participated in the walk

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Mar 8, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Observers: Rafael G Campos (leader); Marc Brawer; Paul Chung; Emily Goldstein; Phil Hoff; Phil Malek; John & Chris Meglino; Alexandra Ratay.
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)

38 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  4
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  6
Common Merganser (North American) (Mergus merganser americanus)  4    2 males, 2 females. Seen & photographed at the lake.
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  6
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  3
American Coot (Fulica americana)  8
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  5
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  8
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
Purple Finch (Eastern) (Haemorhous purpureus purpureus)  2    Females, seen very well at the feeders of Breezy Hill.
Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) 1 (Seen A. Ratay around 0740 hrs). Photographed later by M. Brawer.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)  1    Male, seen and photopgraphed. Feeders of Breezy Hill. Possible escaped bird.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  4

Brooklyn is great birding!!

Photos:
L-R: 1 & 2 European Goldfinch; 3- Waiting for the Redpoll; 4-Swamp Sparrow



Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 28th Ft Tilden/Breezy Point

Leader Dennis Hrehowsik

Report by Bobbi Manian



-----Original Message-----
From: bobbi.manian@
To: Peter Dorosh ; Dennis Hrehowsik
Sent: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 1:20 pm
Subject: pics from Dennis's Ft Tilden/Breezy trip today


Hi Peter,

A fun day w/ 13 birders!  Dennis will provide details but here are 3 pics.  Monica found the LBBG for us.  Also of note, Dennis lead a 5-car caravan down Flatbush Ave and kept it intact the entire way.  I've never seen that before ;-)

Fort Tilden, Queens, US-NY 
Feb 28, 2015 8:42 AM - 10:31 AM 
Protocol: Traveling 
1.864 mile(s) 
Comments:    Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6 
20 species 

Brant  300 
Canada Goose  20 
American Black Duck  3 
Black Scoter  25 
Long-tailed Duck  30 
Bufflehead  2 
Red-breasted Merganser  15 
Common Loon  1 
Double-crested Cormorant  1 
Northern Harrier  1 
Red-shouldered Hawk  1 
Ring-billed Gull  1 
Herring Gull  30 
Great Black-backed Gull  8 
American Crow  5 
Horned Lark  75 
European Starling  10 
Song Sparrow  4 
Northern Cardinal  3 
House Sparrow  15 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22112681 

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Breezy Point Tip, Queens, US-NY 
Feb 28, 2015 10:41 AM - 1:08 PM 
Protocol: Traveling 
2.485 mile(s) 
Comments:    Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6 
23 species 

Brant  25 
Canada Goose  18 
Long-tailed Duck  12 
Bufflehead  9 
Red-breasted Merganser  20 
Common Loon  11 
Great Cormorant  9 
Northern Harrier  1 
Ruddy Turnstone  5 
Sanderling  116 
Ring-billed Gull  2 
Herring Gull  100 
Iceland Gull  1 
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 
Great Black-backed Gull  20 
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1 
American Crow  2 
Horned Lark  15 
Black-capped Chickadee  2 
European Starling  15 
Snow Bunting  4 
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  17 
Song Sparrow  1 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22112678 

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Floyd Bennett Field, Kings, US-NY 
Feb 28, 2015 1:17 PM - 2:20 PM 
Protocol: Traveling 
1.243 mile(s) 
Comments:    Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6 
8 species 

Snow Goose  2 
Brant  50 
Canada Goose  200 
Northern Harrier  2 
Red-tailed Hawk  1 
Rough-legged Hawk  2    Continuing birds. Seen clearly by all flying over the runways and buildings. 
One bird slightly paler than other. 
American Kestrel  2 
European Starling  15 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22112674 

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