Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fwd: eBird Report - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Mar 10, 2019

BBC walk led by Dennis

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 11:13 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Mar 10, 2019
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>



P,

Four Birders met on a cold and rainy morning for a short walk at greenwood. Highlights were four ring neck ducks a hooded merganser and singing fox sparrows. The ducks were the only ones enjoying the weather.

Best,

D
>
> Canada Goose  35
> Mute Swan  2
> Northern Shoveler  1
> Mallard  6
> Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)  2
> Ring-necked Duck  4
> Hooded Merganser  1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
> Mourning Dove  4
> Ring-billed Gull  5
> Herring Gull  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Blue Jay  40
> Fish Crow  2
> Black-capped Chickadee  1
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> White-breasted Nuthatch  5
> European Starling  12
> House Finch  5
> American Goldfinch  55
> Fox Sparrow  3
> Dark-eyed Junco  5
> White-throated Sparrow  10
> Song Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  5
> House Sparrow  5
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53667379
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fwd: Great Backyard Bird Count Prospect Park. BBC WALK



You can't get too much winter in the winter. 
---Robert Frost




-----Original Message-----
From: Tina Alleva <tinamariealleva@gmail.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <ProsBird@aol.com>
Sent: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 03:37 PM
Subject: Great Backyard Bird Count Prospect Park


Hi Peter,

It was a beautiful day in Prospect Park to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. 9 people met Cyrus & I and we recorded 43 species between the morning and noon beginner walk. Red-tailed hawks were noticeably abundant and seemed to be everywhere we turned. 

At the lake we caught sight of the Hooded and Red-breasted Mergansers, then 5 European Goldfinches next to the wellhouse container as well as a Hermit Thrush. In the Nethermead we got close looks at a perched Merlin, while yet another Red-tailed hawk kept watch from nearby.

On our second pass of the lake with the noon beginner group, we were able to pick up the elusive Ring-Necked ducks off 3 sisters, as well as a swamp sparrow. 5 Common Grackles were also enjoying the feeders the second time around. 

The park today was full of bird song, surely a sign that spring is coming! 


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Feb 16, 2019 8:49 AM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Great Backyard Bird Count BBC walk. Lullwater, Feeders, Peninsula, Lake, Lookout, Nethermead & Ravine pools. 
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  101
Mute Swan  2
Northern Shoveler  34
American Wigeon  1
Mallard  20
American Black Duck  3
Ring-necked Duck  3
Hooded Merganser  3
Red-breasted Merganser  4
Ruddy Duck  26
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Mourning Dove  15
American Coot  8
Ring-billed Gull  37
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Merlin  1     Nethermead 
Blue Jay  20
crow sp.  8
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  7
Carolina Wren  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  60
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  24
European Goldfinch  5
American Goldfinch  1
Fox Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-throated Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  5     Feeders
Northern Cardinal  8
House Sparrow  25

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52779508

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

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fwd: Groundhog Day walk at Coney Island Feb2nd



You can't get too much winter in the winter. 
---Robert Frost




-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Zimmer <seankzimmer@gmail.com>
To: prosbird <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 01:56 PM
Subject: Groundhog Day walk at Coney Island



Hi Peter,

It was a cold and windy Groundhog Day, but we managed to have a great bird walk along the water in Coney Island, with a total of 25 species. Rusty and I were the only participants, however what we lacked in birder numbers we made up for in quality birds. We got great close up views of several species, including all three Scoters (Black, Surf, and White-winged). We met up with the Linnean Society walk, and on the creek side saw a lone female Redhead, first spotted by their group. As a mammal sighting bonus, we saw a Harbor Seal chowing down on a fish on the ocean side. 
Many thanks to Rusty for bringing his scope, and for braving the cold for a great morning of birding. Full list is below.
Thanks, and Happy Groundhog Day! 

Sean 


Purple Sandpiper
Sanderling
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Loon
Horned grebe
Double crested Cormorant
Red-breasted Merganser
Hooded Merganser
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Mallard
Black Duck
Gadwall
Redhead 
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Brant
American Crow
Northern Mockingbird
Song sparrow
House Sparrow
Starling
Rock Dove

Sunday, January 13, 2019

A WESTERN LONG ISLAND RARITIES PURSUIT JANUARY 12

                                                        (all photos taken by Janet Zinn)

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
- Aristotle

leader Steve Nanz

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nanz <steve@stevenanz.com>
To: Peter Dorosh <ProsBird@aol.com>
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2019 02:49 PM
Subject: BBC Bird Trip to LI 1/12/2019


Hi Peter,

There were 13 people on the trip to Long Island. As there were rarities being reported on Long Island, we just wen to Point Lookout, Nickerson Beach and Jones Beach. Highlights included Snowy Owl at Nickerson and Razorbills at all locations. Here's the list:



Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
Horned Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Black-bellied Plover
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Razorbill
Black-headed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Snowy Owl
American Crow
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Goldfinch
Snow Bunting
Song Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
House Sparrow

Best,

Steve


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fwd: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Jan 1, 2019 BBC walk



Leaders Dennis & Bobbi

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 7:52 PM
Subject: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Jan 1, 2019
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>, <roberta.manian@gmail.com>


Peter,

20 birders met Bobbi and me at the Pergola on a balmy New Years morning. (50 degrees warmer than last year!) highlights were common merganser and first of year looks at Carolina wren, fox and swamp Sparrow, northern shovelers, cooper's and red tail hawks. A great start to the year.

45 Canada Goose
4 Mute Swan
75 Northern Shoveler
3 American Wigeon
25 Mallard
8 American Black Duck
1 Common Merganser -- Drake near the three sisters on prospect lake. Sleek Dark green head orange bill large white body with heavy bearing on the water.
30 Ruddy Duck
15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5 Mourning Dove
3 American Coot
305 Ring-billed Gull
17 Herring Gull
3 Great Black-backed Gull
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
25 Blue Jay
7 Fish Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
2 American Robin
2 Northern Mockingbird
15 European Starling
3 House Finch
5 American Goldfinch
3 Fox Sparrow
4 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
9 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Northern Cardinal
50 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 38


Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Kings County 2018 BKXMas - Preliminary numbers

Below is the Christmas Bird Count numbers for Kings County circle. The tally is 121 species. Numbers will be finalized after count period ends Tuesday.


Thanks to Rick Cech for compiling the data,with assistance from Paul Keim
And to all the birders young and old in the field participating in this great event.

We also thank the Prospect Park Alliance for generous use of the majestic Boathouse for the count dinner.

Toll next year - Dec 14th, enjoy your holidays and good wishes for the New Year

From: rcech <rcech@nyc.rr.com>
To: 'Peter' <prosbird@aol.com>; celaskowski <celaskowski@yahoo.com>; mjyuan <mjyuan@gmail.com>
Sent: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 08:25 PM
Subject: RE: 2018 BKXMas - Further Information

 

2018

# Seen

Snow Goose

9

Brant

10782

Canada Goose

1938

Mute Swan

89

Wood Duck

4

Northern Shoveler

342

Gadwall

89

American Wigeon

68

Mallard

889

American Black Duck

485

Northern Pintail

9

Green-winged Teal

63

Canvasback

1

IRR

Greater Scaup

728

Lesser Scaup

82

Common Eider

50

IRR

Surf Scoter

98

White-winged Scoter

6

Black Scoter

178

Scoter (sp.)

372

Long-tailed Duck

457

Bufflehead

1135

Common Goldeneye

65

Hooded Merganser

72

Common Merganser

cw

IRR

Red-breasted Merganser

484

Ruddy Duck

302

Ring-necked Pheasant

1

Pied-billed Grebe

4

Horned Grebe

85

Red-necked Grebe

3

IRR

Rock Pigeon

814

Mourning Dove

239

American Coot

18

Black-bellied Plover

7

Killdeer

6

Red Knot

1

RARE

Sanderling

942

Dunlin

74

Purple Sandpiper

6

American Woodcock

3

Greater Yellowlegs

3

Razorbill

1

RARE

Ring-billed Gull

3373

Herring Gull

1208

Iceland Gull

1

RARE

Great Black-backed Gull

191

Red-throated Loon

84

Common Loon

183

Northern Gannet

21

Double-crested Cormorant

82

Great Cormorant

49

Great Blue Heron

33

Green Heron

cw

RARE

Black-crowned Night-Heron

1

IRR

Turkey Vulture

cw

IRR

Northern Harrier

18

Sharp-shinned Hawk

7

Cooper's Hawk

16

Red-tailed Hawk

25

Barn Owl

1

RARE

Great Horned Owl

1

IRR

Snowy Owl

1

IRR

Northern Saw-whet Owl

3

IRR

Belted Kingfisher

7

Red-bellied Woodpecker

61

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2

Downy Woodpecker

50

Hairy Woodpecker

3

Northern Flicker

101

American Kestrel

13

Merlin

8

Peregrine Falcon

9

Monk Parakeet

5

Eastern Phoebe

3

RARE

Blue Jay

289

American Crow

517

Fish Crow

55

IRR

Common Raven

2

IRR

Horned Lark

25

Tree Swallow

174

IRR

Black-capped Chickadee

34

Tufted Titmouse

101

Red-breasted Nuthatch

30

White-breasted Nuthatch

77

Brown Creeper

6

Winter Wren

4

Marsh Wren

2

RARE

Carolina Wren

33

Golden-crowned Kinglet

1

IRR

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

8

Eastern Bluebird

2

RARE

Hermit Thrush

9

American Robin

187

Gray Catbird

8

Northern Mockingbird

162

European Starling

2549

Cedar Waxwing

4

House Sparrow

261

American Pipit

1

Evening Grosbeak

1

RARE

House Finch

128

Purple Finch

11

IRR

Common Redpoll

3

RARE

Pine Siskin

4

IRR

American Goldfinch

180

Snow Bunting

37

Eastern Towhee

2

American Tree Sparrow

31

Field Sparrow

7

Savannah Sparrow

39

Seaside Sparrow

1

IRR

Fox Sparrow

46

Song Sparrow

271

Swamp Sparrow

23

White-throated Sparrow

402

Dark-eyed Junco

59

Red-winged Blackbird

31

Brown-headed Cowbird

122

Rusty Blackbird

1

IRR

Common Grackle

1

Boat-tailed Grackle

88

IRR

Yellow Warbler

1

RARE

Yellow-rumped Warbler

126

Northern Cardinal

220

 

Total species: 121

Total Count: 32,568