Monday, October 23, 2017

Fwd: eBird Report - Floyd Bennett Field, Oct 21, 2017


Leader Rob Jett

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Jett <citybirder@earthlink.net>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 9:46 am
Subject: eBird Report - Floyd Bennett Field, Oct 21, 2017

Peter,

Here is the day list from the FBF trip I led on Saturday. It was a good day with a great group of people. I especially enjoyed finding lots of life birds for our visiting Belgian birder.

Best,

Rob

**********

Floyd Bennett Field, Kings, New York, US
Oct 21, 2017 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Leading a Brooklyn Bird Club trip
52 species

Brant X
Canada Goose X
American Black Duck 2
Surf Scoter 1 Male. Close to shore near the boat ramp. Previously reported.
Double-crested Cormorant 82
Northern Harrier 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Black-bellied Plover 17
Killdeer 11
Ruddy Turnstone 3
Red Knot 1 On Archery Road pilings among BBPL, DUNL and RUTU. Photographed by Heydi Lopes
Dunlin 3
Laughing Gull X
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) X
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker X
Northern Flicker X
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 9
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
American Robin X
Northern Mockingbird X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing X
Palm Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Chipping Sparrow X
Field Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco X
White-crowned Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow X
Vesper Sparrow 1 In mixed flock of sparrows near petting zoo. Photographed by Heydi Lopes.
Savannah Sparrow X
Song Sparrow X
Swamp Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
House Finch X
House Sparrow X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40063344

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Fwd: Re: Proposed participant-led trip, Staten Island, Sun 15th

Staten Island BBC. Led by members.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Tom Stephenson" <12toms@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 15, 2017 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: Proposed participant-led trip, Staten Island, Sun 15th
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@gmail.com>
Cc: "Rusty Harold" <elharo@macfaq.com>, "Adelia Honeywood Harrison" <honeywood5@yahoo.com>, "seth.wollney@gmail.com" <seth.wollney@gmail.com>, "Robert O'Neill" <rjco815@hotmail.com>, "Donna Evans" <devansny@earthlink.net>

Hi Peter,

It was a really nice Fall day, a bit muggy at first, but not very birdy, unfortunately., We did get to 45 species (and I may be missing some).
The bird of the day was a woodchuck......next up was probably starling...no wait....blue-winged teal...no wait, monarchs reproducing....

Here's the list.

Best regards,
Tom



Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Fwd: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 15, 2017

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Dennis Hrehowsik" <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 15, 2017 2:26 PM
Subject: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 15, 2017
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@gmail.com>, "Roberta" <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, "Tom Stephenson" <12toms@gmail.com>, "Rob Bate" <robsbate@gmail.com>
Cc:

Peter,

A good group of birders gathered at the pergola and managed to pull out 57 species on a day that saw many birds leave the park.

Highlights were, rusty black bird, white crown, chipping, swamp and savannah sparrows.

A fun close to the season thank you all for attending and thank you for letting me represent club.

Best,

D


Prospect Park
Oct 15, 2017
7:15 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles
360 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.0 Build 136

40 Canada Goose
5 Mute Swan
12 Wood Duck
8 Mallard
10 Ruddy Duck
3 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Cooper's Hawk
4 Red-tailed Hawk
2 American Coot
3 Laughing Gull
5 Ring-billed Gull
3 Herring Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
10 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3 Downy Woodpecker
5 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
4 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
25 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Brown Creeper
1 House Wren
5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Hermit Thrush
75 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
3 Northern Mockingbird
100 European Starling
2 Cedar Waxwing
1 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
2 Black-and-white Warbler
5 Common Yellowthroat
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
7 Palm Warbler
20 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
12 Chipping Sparrow
4 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-crowned Sparrow
7 White-throated Sparrow
1 Savannah Sparrow
7 Song Sparrow
3 Swamp Sparrow
10 Northern Cardinal
2 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Rusty Blackbird
5 Common Grackle
2 House Finch
2 American Goldfinch
85 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 57

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fwd: Thursday Walk...the last one...

Last BBC fall Thursday Walk. Thx to Tom S.

Note 2nd VESPER SPARROW 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
To: ProsBird <ProsBird@aol.com>
Cc: Robert Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>; Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>; Bobbi Manian <roberta.manian@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 04:49 PM
Subject: Thursday Walk...the last one...


Hi Peter,

Good seeing you in the park.
We had a very small group, probably due to the rain. But notably we had a birder from Belgium and also two from the UK, as well as one from Costa Rica...(Rafael!) All but the Costa Rica guy got multiple lifers, which is always fun.

Eventually the weather cleared and became a nice, blustery Fall day. Unfortunately, there weren't many birds in the park, but after all we were able to dig up 54 species....

The highlights were ten species of Sparrows including 2 Clay-colored, Vesper (not the one at the ball fields), and a white-crowned.

Here's the list. I'll send some photos later.

Best regards,
Tom

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 10, 2017


the last Tuesday BBC Walk Fall 2017, led  by Rob Bate

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 9:09 pm
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 10, 2017

Peter, Slim pickins today but a few highlights in a 43 bird day for the 6 of us completing the Tuesday walks while Bobbi's counting life birds in Chile.  We had a White-crowned Sparrow (juvie) by LP 249 and there was pretty good activity there.  There was an Indigo Bunting near there as well that offered brief looks.  Later by the Tennis House edges we found a weird sparrow mixed in with a flock of house sparrows and it turned out to be a Clay-colored Sparrow!  Thanks all for a good walk.

Rob

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 10, 2017 
43 species

Canada Goose  15
Mute Swan  3
Wood Duck  2
Northern Shoveler  2
Mallard  8
Ruddy Duck  20
Double-crested Cormorant  2
American Coot  1
Herring Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  7
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  9
House Wren  2
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  6
Common Yellowthroat  8
Magnolia Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  6
Clay-colored Sparrow  1     
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Indigo Bunting  1
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  X

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fwd: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 7, 2017

Saturday BBC walk
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Dennis Hrehowsik" <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 7, 2017 10:02 PM
Subject: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 7, 2017
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@gmail.com>, "Tom Stephenson" <12toms@gmail.com>, "Roberta" <roberta.manian@gmail.com>, <robsbate@gmail.com>
Cc:

Peter,

Slower day today with 55 species and 11 warblers but a good group. We had time to really work on age and sex of birds, warblers, sparrows and raptors in particular. I really tried to make the group work for the species ids and they didn't disappoint with Tim and Patty getting some very challenging fall warblers. We were also lucky enough to hear a raven which We really enjoyed.

Ok one more to go hoping for a big sparrow day next week.

D


Prospect Park
Oct 7, 2017
7:30 AM
Traveling
2.50 miles
360 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.0 Build 136

20 Canada Goose
7 Mute Swan
8 Wood Duck
8 Mallard
8 Ruddy Duck
2 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Laughing Gull
3 Ring-billed Gull
3 Herring Gull
9 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5 Mourning Dove
25 Chimney Swift -- High over lookout
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
7 Northern Flicker
3 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Eastern Phoebe
4 Red-eyed Vireo -- One on duck island three in Virginia creeper near carriage path.
25 Blue Jay
1 Common Raven -- Heard flying over west lake/Windsor terrace when we were on lookout. Croaky call.
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
55 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
3 Northern Mockingbird
50 European Starling
2 Northern Waterthrush
4 Black-and-white Warbler
10 Common Yellowthroat
3 American Redstart
6 Northern Parula
2 Magnolia Warbler
3 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
5 Palm Warbler
10 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Chipping Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
4 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
7 Northern Cardinal
10 Red-winged Blackbird
12 Common Grackle
10 American Goldfinch
25 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 55

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fwd: Thursday walk

BBC led by Tom S.

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
To: ProsBird <ProsBird@aol.com>
Cc: Bobbi Manian <roberta.manian@yahoo.com>; Robert Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>; Dennis Hrehowsik <DeepSeaGangster@gmail.com>
Sent: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 03:47 PM
Subject: Thursday walk


Hi Peter,

We had a large group today, which almost outnumbered the birds, although we eventually dug up about 57 species including 12 species of warblers.
It looks like the tail-end migrants are slowly trickling in. We had several yellow-rumps and pines. But so far no numbers of blackpolls...

Highlights might have been lots of Black-throated Blue Warblers, several Indigo Buntings, and a slightly demented mouse.

Here's the list

Best regards,
Tom

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Merlin
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
House Sparrow

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 3, 2017

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Roberta Manian" <roberta.manian@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 3, 2017 6:01 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 3, 2017
To: "Peter Dorosh" <prosbird@gmail.com>, "Dennis Hrehowsik" <deepseagangster@gmail.com>, "Rob Bate" <robsbate@gmail.com>, "Tom Stephenson" <12toms@gmail.com>
Cc: "Kathleen Toomey" <kathleentoomey@gmail.com>, "Lenny Goldstein" <lenny.goldstein@gmail.com>

Hi Peter,

What a difference a week makes!  Today's walk was so birdy (in spots) that Ed Crowne had time to see us, say hello, go swimming and come back thru the park and remark that we had barely moved at all.

Highlights included a male and female Indigo Bunting by the dirt pile, the world's blandest Chestnut-sided (thankfully we had all studied The Warbler Guide's undertail views!), a drop in green-wing teal, and opportunities to study all three of the warbler species w/ yellow-rumps.

We went for over 7 hours, (Lenny had to phone home for an Alternate Side car move) and we all left the park begrudgingly due to fatigue and other commitments. 

Rob will be covering for me next week (final walk).  It has been a great Fall with a dedicated group of regulars who were a joy to bird with.  See you all in the Spring!

Thanks to Lenny for doing the list again this week.

Best,
B.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 5:50 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 3, 2017
To: roberta.manian@gmail.com


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 3, 2017 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Bobbi Manian leading Brooklyn Bird Club
53 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  12
Northern Shoveler  14
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Coot  2
Herring Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  9
Chimney Swift  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  X
Winter Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Swainson's Thrush  1
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  2
Northern Parula  10
Magnolia Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  5     4 female, 1 male
Palm Warbler  7
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)  1     prairie?
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Indigo Bunting  2
Baltimore Oriole  1
Common Grackle  7
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39536595

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

eBird Checklist – Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York – Sun Oct 01, 2017 – 40 species (+2 other taxa)

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 30, 2017

Saturday BBC walk led by Dennis

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Cc: Rob Bate <robsbate@gmail.com>; Roberta <roberta.manian@gmail.com>; Tom Stephenson <12toms@gmail.com>
Sent: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 08:26 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 30, 2017


Peter,

A dozen birders had an active start to the day with nearly a dozen warbler species on duck island where we spent over an hour. 

Other highlights were Lincoln sparrow which you found on butterfly meadow Wilson's warbler indigo bunting a pair of king fisher and brown creeper.

A real team effort everyone in the group found birds and contributed to the species count of 60 within 15 warbler. We continued to work on out fall vocalizations and aged and sexed as many birds in the field as we could. A fun day with lots to talk about.

Today's list was kept by Lenny Goldstein. 

Nice seeing you,

Dennis 



From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Date: September 30, 2017 at 8:07:53 PM EDT
To: deepseagangster@gmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 30, 2017

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 30, 2017 7:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Dennis Hrehowsik leading Brooklyn Bird Club
60 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose  20     including one smaller subspecies spotted by Tim on ball field in long meadow
Mute Swan  10
Northern Shoveler  8
Mallard  3
American Black Duck  2
Ruddy Duck  4
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  1     Very high flap flap glide flight style.
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Coot  2
Herring Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  15
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  45
Belted Kingfisher  3     rattle call
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2     baby crying call
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1     Heard near center drive.
Northern Flicker  5
Merlin  1     drop down when gliding one slash of side of head direct flight. Dark bird.
Eastern Phoebe  4
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  10
crow sp.  1
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  45
Gray Catbird  5
Brown Thrasher  1     seen by Kathy Toomey, Dave from China and myself after the group ended
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  35
Cedar Waxwing  2     Maybe more heard
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  13
American Redstart  5
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Black-throated Green Warbler  1     heard/seen by Chris L in butterfly meadow on lookout
Wilson's Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  2     second Lincoln seen by Kathy Toomey and myself in Sparrow Bowl after walk ended
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
grackle sp.  1
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  75

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39484188

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