Yesterday morning (4/12) I birded a couple of spots along the Brooklyn coast with Alvaro Jaramillo, Scott Whittle, and Tom Stephenson. In addition to a couple of Red-necked Grebes in Gravesend Bay, and a nice mix of newly arrived short-distance migrant passerines (including 30 flickers) at Coney Island Creek Park, we had an apparent Dark-bellied Brant at the Six Diamonds ballfields adjacent to Coney Island Creek.
Dark-bellied Brant is the nominate taxon (Branta bernicla bernicla) which breeds in Siberia and winters around the North Sea. There are a handful of prior North American sight and specimen records, including a specimen from New Jersey. Photos are in the checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44494085 Good Birding -Doug Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --