Saturday, January 2, 2021

Fwd: King's CBC results

Final revised count was 137 species

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From: Peter Dorosh <>
Date: Sun, Dec 20, 2020, 6:18 PM
Subject: Fwd: King's CBC results
To: blogger <>

From compiler Mike Yuan. Thanks to him and Chris Laskowski..

a fantastic record setting,one for the books in this exceptional consequential year...

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From: Michael Yuan <>
Date: Sun, Dec 20, 2020, 5:27 PM
Subject: CBC results
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Dennis Hrehowsik <>


We had 138 species on this year's count, an all-time high!

Added two new birds to the count - MEW GULL and VEERY.

Here's the complete species list.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Fwd: The Thursday Walk

Led by Tom and Karen two separate groups.

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From: Tom Stephenson <>
Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 5:37 PM
Subject: The Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Cc: <>, Roberta Manian <>, Dennis Hrehowsik <>

Hi Peter,
Hope you're very well. Were you working in the Sparrow Bowl today? I thought maybe we saw you.

Well, we had so many people sign up for the walk that, as you know, we did 2 groups, thanks very much to Karen. I believe we ended up with the same birds, but the list  below is just what I saw (Karen: we found your purple finch and I heard a siskin group fly over on our way back through the vale....)

We ended up with 74 species...!!!  And Karen may be able to add to the list.
Highlights: a Bald Eagle flyover plus 7 Turkey Vultures, Peregrine, Sharp-shinned, Cooper's (including one that serenaded us on our way back through the midwood), and Kestrel; 18 species of warblers ! including a great Blackburnian found by Anthony; 4 green-winged teal, lots of golden-crowned kinglets; and Karen had 17 or so Pine Siskin in the Vale.

Here's the list.  I'll post some pictures over the weekend, hopefully...

Best regards,

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray-cheeked Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Fwd: 10/3/20 Saturday BBC walk

Led by Dennis H.

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 8:47 PM
Subject: 10/3/20
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Roberta Manian <>, Tom Stephenson <>

Great walk today 71 species, 15 warblers. Highlights were Bald Eagle, Yellow billed cuckoo, greater scaup and Brite Blackburnian found by John Dean. a great day of birding.


Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 3, 2020 1:52 PM - 8:37 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
71 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  40
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  6
Northern Shoveler  4
American Wigeon  1
Mallard  6
American Black Duck  2
Greater Scaup  1
Ruddy Duck  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  25
Mourning Dove  6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  50
American Coot  4
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Herring Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Osprey  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  2
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  7
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  10
crow sp.  1
Tree Swallow  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  2
European Starling  75
Gray Catbird  10
Swainson's Thrush  3
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  15
House Sparrow  35
Dark-eyed Junco  2
White-throated Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  3
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  20
American Redstart  3
Northern Parula  7
Magnolia Warbler  10
Blackburnian Warbler  2     Two individuals on south side of lake one drab and one bright found by Dave Guo and John Dean
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2     Two individuals one with chestnut flanks found by Jamie Magyar one dull one both near three sisters
Blackpoll Warbler  5
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

Friday, September 25, 2020

Thursday BBC walk

Led by Karen OHearn with help from Linda Ewing ,subbing for Tom Steohenson

Hi Peter,

Thursday's BBC walk was full of raptors!  Mid morning, as we walked onto the peninsula, a Merlin flew by.  When we reached the point, a Sharp-shinned and a Cooper's hawk were seen together above us.  A few minutes later, Al spotted 3 Broad-winged hawks that were kettling above the lake and slowly drifting southeast and out of view.  A minute later, an Osprey flew by and then a few minutes after that an American Kestrel flew by and landed in a nearby tree.  I guess you could say we were rapturous - all this occurring in a period of about 20 crazy minutes!   Oh, and one additional, notable sighting during this same time period - 4 Common Nighthawks over the lake.  

Other active areas were the vale, parts of center drive, and sw lakeside.  Our walk ended with an early Hermit Thrush (-:

And thanks to Linda E. for joining us and helping with some tricky IDs!


50 Canada Goose
3 Mute Swan
3 Wood Duck
20 Mallard
1 American Black Duck
25 Rock Pigeon
4 Mourning Dove
4 Common Nighthawk
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 American Coot
2 Herring Gull
2 Gull Sp, probably Laughing
3 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Green Heron
1 Osprey
2 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Cooper's Hawk
3 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
8 Northern Flicker
1 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
2 Empidonax sp.
4 Eastern Phoebe
2 Blue-headed Vireo
7 Red-eyed Vireo
18 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
4 Carolina Wren
20 European Starling
15 Gray Catbird
2 Swainson's Thrush
1 Hermit Thrush    
25 American Robin
50 House Sparrow
2 House Finch
10 American Goldfinch
2 White-throated Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
6 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
4 Ovenbird
7 Northern Waterthrush
10 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Nashville warbler
13 Common Yellowthroat
8 American Redstart
14 Northern Parula
21 Magnolia Warbler
2 Yellow Warbler
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler
7 Blackpol Warbler
9 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
14 Yellow-rumped Warbler
7 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
14 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 22, 2020

Results of Bobbi Manian Tuesday PP BBC walk

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From: Roberta Manian <>
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 1:57 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 22, 2020
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Dennis Hrehowsik <>, Tom Stephenson <>

Hi Peter,

we had another great walk yesterday, not quite as birdy as last week, but lots to see including a nice aerial battle of a Coopers Hawk being mobbed by American Crows, 2 Philly Vs and Purple Finch.  Also both BW and GW Teals!  Tom had found teh GW on a Linnaean walk on Sunday and one of hte participants was on my walk and she showed us where it was lurking (by the Turtle Cove overlook).  The hardcores really wanted to beat Dennis's warbler count of 20 from Sat but we admitted defeat at 18, consoling ourselves that 2 teals brought our count up to 20 in our hearts. :-)


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Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 8:27 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 22, 2020
To: <>

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Sep 22, 2020 8:00 AM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     BBC fall migration walk
60 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  8
Blue-winged Teal  1
Mallard  4
American Black Duck  1
Green-winged Teal  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  21
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Laughing Gull  1
Herring Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Cooper's Hawk  1     being mobbed by a murderous group of crows
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  5
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Least Flycatcher  1     small empid with strong eyering - no yellow
Eastern Phoebe  2
Philadelphia Vireo  2     some walk members got pictures i will attach.  yellow throat, eye lore continues thru to bill, one bright, one kinda bright, but lore observed in both
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  12     mobbing a coopers hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  2
wren sp.  1
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  7
House Sparrow  X
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  12
White-throated Sparrow  3
Ovenbird  2
Northern Waterthrush  5
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Tennessee Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  11
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  9
Magnolia Warbler  3
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  4
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Palm Warbler  13
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Wilson's Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Fwd: 9.19.20 bbc walk

Leader Dennis

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Date: Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 2:14 PM
Subject: 9.19.20 walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Tom Stephenson <>, Roberta <>


Great day of fall birding in Prospect Park. Highlights were 20 warbler species including multiple Tennessee, Blackburnian, Cape May and Bay Breasted. One of my best days of fall Birding ever.



Prospect Park, New York US-NY 40.65434, -73.97257
Sep 19, 2020
12:15 PM
2.00 miles
501 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.1.0 Build 2.1.38

20 Canada Goose
3 Mute Swan
3 Wood Duck
1 Blue-winged Teal
5 Mallard
20 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
8 Mourning Dove
15 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 American Coot
1 Laughing Gull
1 Herring Gull
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
4 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
6 Northern Flicker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Empidonax sp.
1 Blue-headed Vireo
7 Red-eyed Vireo
10 Blue Jay
2 crow sp.
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Carolina Wren
25 European Starling
3 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Veery
2 Swainson's Thrush
75 American Robin
4 Cedar Waxwing
15 House Sparrow
4 House Finch
1 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Baltimore Oriole
3 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Common Grackle
4 Northern Waterthrush
4 Black-and-white Warbler
7 Tennessee Warbler -- South side of lake and Penna
1 Nashville Warbler
4 Common Yellowthroat
10 American Redstart
4 Cape May Warbler -- South side of lake
20 Northern Parula
4 Magnolia Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warbler
2 Blackburnian Warbler
5 Yellow Warbler
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler
15 Blackpoll Warbler -- Everywhere
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
5 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Wilson's Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
8 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Number of Taxa: 67

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Snowing on butterfly meadow



Sent from my MetroPCS 4G Android device

Friday, August 31, 2012

This Blog has moved

This blog has moved due to Google phasing out the product in the near future.

 For reports on Prospect sightings, go to


Thursday, August 30, 2012


Dear Prospect Sightings readers

Due to my difficulty entering new posts on the old blogger where the menu sort of disappeared today, I CREATED  a NEW BLOG under the upgraded google version. Google said the old blogger will be discarded in coming months. Don't know if it will be easier for me but in the future, I will be posting to this new blog design.The new version looks raw right now until i have more time to customize and add new features over time this will do for now. Right now, I have to finish the BBC newsletter by the weekend.

Keep both the old and new bloggers as bookmarks for now.


the  new html address is

Hoping its smooth sailing from here on...(fingers crossed)


PS.. There is an email address gmail account listed on the new version.Thats for the google account,please do not email at that address, I dont read emails on Gmail.