Another night of favorable migration winds led to yet another morning vigil at Coney Island Creek Park monitoring the visible migration. It was similar in many ways to yesterday, with the clear blue skies making high warblers calling overhead virtually impossible to see, and varying numbers of icterids (more than yesterday), kingbirds (fewer), swallows, and swifts (fewer) moving as well.
The distinct highlight was a *WHITE-WINGED DOVE* that was in view for a minute or so as it flew over Sea Gate to my southwest. It made a couple of high loops (seemingly trying to decide what to do once it came to the end of the land) before I lost sight of it. This is only the 2nd record of the species for Brooklyn, despite its essentially annual appearances on the outer barrier beaches of Long Island. Other notable differences between today and yesterday were the arrival of numbers of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers (14 this morning, after detecting 0 yesterday), an uptick in Waterthrushes, and an Empidonax flycatcher that looked to me to be a Willow, which would be perhaps the most expected species here given the date. eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58919415 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/ --