Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 21st Birds & Butterflies of Sparta Mountain WMA & Canal Road

Leader: Peter Dorosh  

Participants : Sandy Paci, Kellie Quinones, Louise Burns, Kathy Witten, Jerry Layton, Rusty Harold

Sandy Paci's Facebook gallery 

http://tinyurl.com/SpartaCanal
Hackberry Emperor at Canal Road lot , photo by Jerry Layton


Species list

Birds



Double-crested Cormorant f/o 
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Hairy Woodpecker 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Wood Thrush
Veery
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Eastern Towhee

House Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Flicker
Ovenbird


Butterflies

52 species


Powdered Dancer Damselfly, photo by Sandy Paci http://wiatri.net/inventory/odonata/SpeciesAccounts/SpeciesDetail.cfm?TaxaID=27
Butterflies :  
Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Summer Azure
Great Spangled Fritillary
Eastern Comma
Red -spotted Purple
Viceroy
Hackberry Emperor
Appalachian Brown
Little Wood Satyr
Silver Spotted Skipper
Least Skipper
Zabulon Skipper
Cabbage White

14 Species




Click Beetle on Jerry, photo by Rusty Harold ( Canal Road)

Odonata (list courtesy of Sandy )
Eastern Pondhawk

Widow Skimmer
Common Whitetail
Chalk-fronted Corporal
Eastern Forktail
Dot-tailed Whiteface
Unicorn Clubtail 
Blue Dasher
Ebony Jewelwing
Swamp Spreadwing
Variable Dancer 
          Blue-tipped Dancer
POWERED DANCER-young male (see photo)
Swamp Darner ( expired)
Slaty Skimmer ( Sparta Mt)
     Carolina saddlebags
        Black Saddlebags
       12 Spotted Skimmer
     18 species 

Friday, June 20, 2014

June 14th Nickerson Beach , Long Island

Leading Steve Nanz

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining the Nickerson trip. I had a lot of fun! Please take a look 
at the list below and let me know what I missed so Peter can add it to his blog.

I uploaded some photos to my website:

http://www.stevenanz.com/Main%5FDirectory/Recent%20Photos/2014/2014%5F06%5F14%5FNIckerson%5FOceanside/

Best Regards,

Steve

date = 6/14/14
site = Nickerson Beach Park, Lido Beach, NY & Marine Nature Study Area, 
Oceanside, NY
observers = Steve Nanz, Janet Zinn, Lenore Swenson, Sandy Paci, Louise Burns

Double-crested Cormorant 
Snowy Egret 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 
Green Heron 
Great Egret 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 
Glossy Ibis 
Turkey Vulture 
American Black Duck 
Canada Goose 
Osprey 
Clapper Rail 
Piping Plover 
American Oystercatcher 
Sanderling 
Willet 
Laughing Gull 
Great Black-backed Gull 
Forster's Tern 
Common Tern 
Ring-billed Gull 
Herring Gull 
Least Tern 
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Willow Flycatcher 
American Crow 
Tree Swallow 
Barn Swallow 
American Robin 
Northern Mockingbird 
European Starling 
Yellow Warbler 
Song Sparrow 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Common Grackle 
House Finch 
House Sparrow
Black Skimmer 



  1 Attached Images

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Central New Jersey Weekend June 7th-9th

Leader Peter Dorosh

Members: Donna Evans, Jerry Layton, Alie Ratay, Sandy Paci

Sandy Paci's Photo gallery  https://www.facebook.com/sandra.paci.5/media_set?set=a.890383850978081.1073741870.100000194238064&type=1

date = June 7th-9th

sites =

 Day 1 : Negri-Nepote Grassland, Plainsboro Preserve, Pole Farm 

Day 2 : Assunpink WMA,Trenton /Hamilton Marsh, Brightview Farm

Day 3 : Brigatine NWR ( Edward Forsythe NWR), Brigatine at Barnegat


Bird list  101 species

Double-crested Cormorant 
Snowy Egret 
Little Blue Heron Brigatine NWR ( Barnegat)
Green Heron Negri Nepote Grasslands
Great Egret 
Great Blue Heron 
Tricolored Heron Brigatine NWR 
Glossy Ibis 
Turkey Vulture 
Black Vulture 
American Black Duck 
Canada Goose 
Wood Duck Brigatine NWR 
Mute Swan 
Mallard 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Osprey 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 
Peregrine Falcon Brigatine NWR 
American Kestrel 
Clapper Rail 3 Brigatine NWR 
Killdeer 
Black-bellied Plover Brigatine NWR 
Semipalmated Plover Brigatine NWR 
American Oystercatcher Brigatine NWR 
Semipalmated Sandpiper Brigatine NWR , several flocks
Dunlin Brigatine NWR 
White-rumped Sandpiper Brigatine NWR 
Willet Brigatine NWR 
Ruddy Turnstone Brigatine NWR 
Greater Yellowlegs Brigatine NWR 
Gull-billed Tern Brigatine NWR 6
Laughing Gull 
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 
Caspian Tern Brigatine NWR 
Forster's Tern Brigatine NWR 
Common Tern Brigatine NWR 
Black Skimmer Brigatine NWR 
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Chimney Swift 
Downy Woodpecker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker 
Willow Flycatcher Negri Nepote
Great Crested Flycatcher Pole Farm
Olive-sided Flycatcher Negri Nepote
Eastern Wood-Pewee 
Eastern Kingbird 
White-eyed Vireo 
Red-eyed Vireo 
American Crow 
Blue Jay 
Fish Crow 
Bank Swallow flyover Assunpink NWR
Tree Swallow 
Purple Martin Brigatine NWR , good numbers
Barn Swallow 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Brigatine NWR 
Tufted Titmouse 
Carolina Chickadee
House Wren 
Carolina Wren 
Marsh Wren Brigatine NWR 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Assunpink NWR
American Robin 
Eastern Bluebird Pole Farm
Wood Thrush Assunpink NWR
Veery Assunpink NWR
Gray Catbird 
Brown Thrasher several sites
Northern Mockingbird 
European Starling 
Cedar Waxwing 
Prairie Warbler 
Yellow Warbler 
Ovenbird 
Common Yellowthroat 
Grasshopper Sparrow over 10  Negri Nepote
Chipping Sparrow 
Savannah Sparrow Brigatine NWR 
Song Sparrow 
Seaside Sparrow Brigatine NWR , at least 7 seen
Field Sparrow Negri Nepote
Eastern Towhee 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
Northern Cardinal 
Indigo Bunting 
Blue Grosbeak pair Brightview Farm
Baltimore Oriole 
Boat-tailed Grackle Brigatine NWR 
Bobolink 6 males displaying Brightview Farm
Red-winged Blackbird 
Orchard Oriole 1st yr male Negri Nepote
Common Grackle 
Eastern Meadowlark 2 Pole Farm
Brown-headed Cowbird 
House Finch 
American Goldfinch 
House Sparrow 

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Butterflies,Skippers


Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Clouded Suplur
Orange Sulphur
Red-banded Hairstreak
Summer ( spring) Azure
Red-spotted Purple
Little Wood Satyr
Silver spotted skipper
Least Skipper
Pecks's Skipper
Zabulon Skipper

14 species


Dragonflies, Damsels


Widow Simmer

Painted Skimmer
Common Whitetail 
Spangled Skimmer
Ebony Jewelwing
12 spotted ?
Variable Dancer
Blue Dasher
Ashy Clubtail 
Slaty Skimmer
darner species
Golden Skimmer

Other


Scorpionfly species ( Assunpink WMA )
Groundhog

Muskrat
Painted Turtle
Bog Turtle ?
White-tailed deer
Eastern Chipmunk
Black Bear (with antlers).   
Weird looking bear with antlers.Sandy saw it.

American Toad
Diamond Terraphin
Southern Leopard Frog
Raccoon (seen sauntering across salt marsh chased by Black Skimmers at Brigatine)
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Eastern Grey Squirrel

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 1st, Jamaica Bay & the Rockaways

Leader : Mike Yuan  



Thanks everyone for a terrific day on the marshes and the beach.  Great day with a great group. 
Harald, you can get us that "lifer" round of drinks at the next trip, and Marc, you can do the same for the next 18 BBC trips!
Here are the ebird checklists for each location.  Let me know if you want it for your ebird account and I can share it with you.

Participants : Bobbi Manian , Monica Berger, Leslie Coleman , Marc Brawer (driver), Rusty Harold, Randy Burton, Harald Parzer

Rockaway Park/Arverne Nesting Area - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18651797
Complete list:
62 species total

Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Willet
Ruddy Turnstone
White-rumped Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 24th Doodletown to Sterling Forest

Leading  Tom Preston

List compiled by Tom with assistance from members

Sandy Paci photo gallery  http://tinyurl.com/pacibbcdooster


Participants: Participants: Louis De Marco, Kelly Quinones, Patti O’Kane, Bobbi Manian, Dennis Hrehowsik, Dennis Palladino, Sandy Paci, Cindy Cage. Valerie Bull, Kevin Rolwing, Monica Berger, Alan Baratz, Janet Zinn, Alexandra Ratay, Tom Preston (leader).

Registrar: Jo Ann Preston

Bird list - 71 species:
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Least Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Common Raven
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cerulean Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Herps:
Timber Rattlesnake
Black Rat Snake (2)
Red Eft
Green Frog (heard)
Gray Tree Frog (heard)
Bullfrog (heard)
Toad sp.

Greenwood Cemetery May 18th

Ed Crowne leading


Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 17th Ridgewood Reservoir +1

Leading: Peter Dorosh

Participants: Sandy,Jerry, Kathy,Alexandra,Bobbi, Rusty, Jared

Comments, generally slow, side trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
2 reports

73 species



Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens, US-NY
May 17, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Club walk
43 species

Double-crested Cormorant  X
Laughing Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  X
American Kestrel  X
Eastern Wood-Pewee  X
Least Flycatcher  X
Yellow-throated Vireo  X
Warbling Vireo  X
American Crow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X
House Wren  X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  X
Northern Waterthrush  X
Black-and-white Warbler  X
Common Yellowthroat  X
American Redstart  X
Northern Parula  X
Magnolia Warbler  X
Yellow Warbler  X
Chestnut-sided Warbler  X
Blackpoll Warbler  X
Black-throated Blue Warbler  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Canada Warbler  X
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
Baltimore Oriole  X
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18440888

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

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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, US-NY
May 17, 2014 10:15 AM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  500
Canada Goose  X
Mallard  X
American Black Duck/Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Little Blue Heron  X
Black-crowned Night-Heron  4
Glossy Ibis  X
Osprey  3
American Oystercatcher  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
Semipalmated Plover  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Laughing Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Forster's Tern  X
White-eyed Vireo  1
Tree Swallow  X
House Wren  1
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  X
Yellow Warbler  X
Blackpoll Warbler  X
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X

Adds

Black Vulture - very rare in Queens County
Peregrine Falcon
Ruddy Turnstone
Boat Tailed Grackle, 
Song Sparrow
Clapper Rail
Additional birds seen at JB by Sandy, Bobbi, Allie and Kathy:
Yellow Crowned Night Heron, 
 Great Blue Heron, 
Least Tern, 
Willet, 
Greater Yellowlegs, 
Semipalmated Sandpiper
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18442477 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

May 15th Prospect Park

Leading Dennis Hrehowsik

Peter,

Twenty birders met on a day where many birds were heard but tough to see with difficult lighting conditions. Notable were two cape may, raven flyover and eye level looks at bay breasted warbler on wellhouse drive. Quality birds were there to be found but you had to work for them.

Best 

Dennis


Begin forwarded message:
From: do-not-reply@ebird.org
Date: May 15, 2014 at 5:05:33 PM EDT
To:
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 15, 2014
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
May 15, 2014 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
77 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  3
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  6
Ruddy Duck  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  5
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Sterna sp.  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  7
Chimney Swift  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  3
crow sp.  1
Common Raven  1     Flyover lamp post 249 area heard and seen.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  12
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  4
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Veery  2
Swainson's Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  50
Gray Catbird  7
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  6
Ovenbird  7
Northern Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Tennessee Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  9
Cape May Warbler  2
Northern Parula  8
Magnolia Warbler  4
Bay-breasted Warbler  3
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  7
Black-throated Blue Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Prairie Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Wilson's Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  4
Indigo Bunting  5
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Common Grackle  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Baltimore Oriole  8
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18406046

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

May 13th Prospect Park Tuesday walk



Leading Rob Bate, report from Bobbi Manian

76 sp!

thanks for a fun walk on a picture-perfect Spring day Rob!  Great looks at Bay-breasted, blackburnian, magnolias, canadas and 3-day old baby wood ducks.  (Though sadly there seem to be only 4 remaining.)   Monica spotted a Blue Grosbeak by the 'sora spot' and Phil got a brief glimpse of it, but it flew off before anyone else could get on it.  Overall we had 20 Sp warbler.

Best,
Bobbi


On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:24 PM, "do-not-reply@ebird.org" <do-not-reply@ebird.org> wrote:
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
May 13, 2014 7:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Robs Tues BBC spring migration walk. 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1
76 species

Canada Goose  7
Mute Swan  1
Wood Duck  5    Mom plus four
Mallard  3
Ruddy Duck  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Laughing Gull  5
Herring Gull  8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Kingbird  5
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  3
Barn Swallow  12
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Swainson's Thrush  5
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  12
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  7
Ovenbird  7
Northern Waterthrush  8
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  27
American Redstart  12
Cape May Warbler  3
Northern Parula  9
Magnolia Warbler  14
Bay-breasted Warbler  4
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  6
Black-throated Blue Warbler  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Canada Warbler  6
Wilson's Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Blue Grosbeak 1 (seen by Monica and Phil)
Indigo Bunting  4
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  11
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Baltimore Oriole  4
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18376114

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

Prospect Butterfly Meadow "Big Sit"

Leading : Dennis Hrehowsik



white throated and white crown sparrows on big sit as well so two more

64 species.