Re: [nysbirds-l] Chukar in Brooklyn

2020-09-10 Thread Rob Jett
There is a live poultry market only about 2 blocks from that location. I’m assuming said bird is, ahem, on the lamb… > Daniel Scheiman Thu, 10 Sep 2020 05:33:09 -0700 > > My cousin, who is not a birder, has been seeing a Chukar in Leif Ericson > Park in Brooklyn, on and off since the first week

[nysbirds-l] EUCD at Floyd Bennett Field

2020-08-09 Thread Rob Jett
I’ve created a satellite image of the area where the Eurasian Collared Dove was seen today, as well as, the approximate location where Joe Borker said he saw it on Friday. Note the areas that I’ve outlined that are now, actually open grass fields, not buildings or construction work:

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Harlequin Duck

2020-01-05 Thread Rob Jett
Found this morning by Daisy Paul at Sheepshead Bay on Emmons Ave. has been very cooperative & seen by many people. Good birding, Rob Sent via cans & string -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Birding Basics Class in Brooklyn

2019-03-07 Thread Rob Jett
If you or someone you know is interested in learning birding basics, I’ll be teaching a 2 part class at Green-Wood Cemetery on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th. Check out the Green-Wood Cemetery events page for more information here:

[nysbirds-l] Kirtland’s Warbler - NO

2018-05-13 Thread Rob Jett
When I left at around 1:30pm today the Kirtland’s Warbler had not be relocated. The rain could have been a factor … at least I’m hoping. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Drone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Kentucky in Brooklyn

2018-04-28 Thread Rob Jett
Looking at a Kentucky Warbler in Prospect Park at the edge of the stream behind the Music Pagoda. That area is not far from the Audubon Center and across from the Midwood. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Drone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, Brooklyn

2018-04-14 Thread Rob Jett
After an exhaustive search, finally relocated yellow-throated warbler in Prospect Park feeding in a downed red maple tree at the lower pool. Sent via Pigeon Drone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Public Meeting

2018-02-22 Thread Rob Jett
There will be a public meeting about NYC birding hotspot and newly designated landmark the Ridgewood Reservoir regarding wetlands delineation on March 5th. Details can be found at this link for those interested in attending - http://tinyurl.com/yd9wjakg Rob -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] GWFG-yes

2017-12-30 Thread Rob Jett
Greater White-fronted Goose re-located at the Marine Park golf course water trap. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Drone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Greater White-fronted Goose in Brooklyn

2017-12-29 Thread Rob Jett
At Flatbush Avenue / Belt Parkway turnaround just north of Floyd Bennett Field. Found by Shane Blodgett. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Drone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Cackling Geese-YES

2017-11-20 Thread Rob Jett
Two Cackling Geese are still present in Prospect Park on the lake. They are located in a small cove just on the south side of the three sisters island. That is across the road from a landmark called the peristyle which is near the parade grounds. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Drone --

[nysbirds-l] Cackling Goose in Brooklyn

2017-11-19 Thread Rob Jett
Just got a reliable second hand report of a Cackling Goose on Prospect Lake in Brooklyn. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Drone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Common Gallinule - YES

2017-11-18 Thread Rob Jett
Prospect Park’s Common Gallinule is still present on the upper Lullwater across from the area called the pink beach... this is not far from the Terrace bridge. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Drone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird info

2017-09-25 Thread Rob Jett
In the interest of anyone attempting to chase the Yellow-headed Blackbird at Floyd Bennett Field, I thought more concise information would be helpful. First, I did not go look for it today, but have noticed RFI and bits of news in various resources. That said, it appears that the bird is still

[nysbirds-l] YHBL In Brooklyn

2017-09-24 Thread Rob Jett
Yellow-headed blackbird relocated in Floyd Bennett Field at farm area across from soccer field Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird Brooklyn

2017-09-24 Thread Rob Jett
Heydi Lopes just found a YELLOW-headed Blackbird within a flock of starlings at Floyd Bennett Field. Details to follow. Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows in Green-Wood Cemetery continues

2017-09-11 Thread Rob Jett
I just received word from Paige Linden-Brams that the Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows continue at Green-Wood Cemetery. The spot is the slope along Sylvan Avenue above the Sylvan Water. Good birding, Rob http://citybirder.blogspot.com @thecitybirder -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows in Green-Wood Cemetery

2017-09-10 Thread Rob Jett
A Lark Sparrow, originally reported from Green-Wood Cemetery yesterday, was relocated this afternoon by Daisy Paul and seen by many. As a nice bonus, it was hanging out with a Clay-colored Sparrow. It was initially found yesterday on the grass at the NE edge of the Sylvan Water in front of the

Re:[nysbirds-l] Least Bittern in Prospect Park-YES

2017-06-24 Thread Rob Jett
Heydi Lopes & I waited out the morning's early downpour under the shelter at the end of the Peninsula. At around 8:15am, a few minutes after Heydi left to stake out the patch of phragmites by the edge of the Peninsula Meadow, I spotted the Least Bittern flying from Duck Island, west, passed the

[nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR-YES

2017-06-03 Thread Rob Jett
Both birds still showing well right now. Good birding, Rob Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Interesting Brooklyn Sighting

2017-05-21 Thread Rob Jett
Sorry for the late report, but I’ve been without cellphone today. This morning was leading my Sunday “Birding in Peace” tour in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery and I am nearly 100% certain we had a Sandhill Crane. At around 8:30am we were coming around the NE corner of the Sylvan Water, the

[nysbirds-l] STFL-no

2017-04-17 Thread Rob Jett
Pedaled around the fields at Dreier-Offerman with no sign of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher today. Continuing to explore other suitable habitat around the area. Rob Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Iceland Gulls

2017-01-07 Thread Rob Jett
Late yesterday I went to Bush Terminal Park hoping to locate Brooklyn's reported Iceland Gull. I ran into a CP birder named Tina who was doing the same. After a long, unsuccessful stake out of the usual roosts along the jetties, I shifted my focus to a cloud of gull activity just outside the

Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Ash-throated Flycatcher

2016-11-20 Thread Rob Jett
e "creek"?) but a few blocks north of Bushwick >> Inlet Park. >> >> i'll check both places, but clarification would be helpful. >> >>> On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 9:17 PM Rob Jett <citybir...@earthlink.net> wrote: >>> Sorry for the late posting, it d

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Ash-throated Flycatcher

2016-11-19 Thread Rob Jett
Sorry for the late posting, it didn't go through to the list the first time: As reported by Paul Sweet, found by Dave Nyzio ... just relocated at Bushwick Inlet Park. Must access through hole in fence at north side of creek. Bird is hawking near fence adjacent to brick building. Good birding,

[nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret

2016-10-22 Thread Rob Jett
Currently at Floyd Bennett Field in the small field next to the community garden. Rob Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] BBWDs

2016-05-28 Thread Rob Jett
Just got a report of 9 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Marine Park Brooklyn Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warblers in Prospect Park

2016-05-19 Thread Rob Jett
Early this morning a Kentucky Warbler was found near the north end of Prospect Park at a wooded stretch just to the north of the Picnic House. At around noon a 2nd one was spotted by Steve Nanz and his group on Lookout Hill along the dirt path across from the 16th St. entrance. It was feeding

Re: [nysbirds-l] Caspian stern on Prospect Lake

2016-05-04 Thread Rob Jett
Damn autocorrect! Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Caspian stern on Prospect Lake

2016-05-04 Thread Rob Jett
First seen by Karen O'Hearn. Nice! Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Grasshopper Sparrow - Yes

2016-04-30 Thread Rob Jett
The previously reported Grasshopper Sparrow at 6 Diamonds Park is still present this morning. It is frequenting the area adjacent the fencing at the south west edge of the ball fields and along the dirt path. Good birding, Rob Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Yellow-throated Warbler

2016-04-11 Thread Rob Jett
The Yellow-throated Warbler in Ft. Greene Park is still present, favoring the Zelkova trees catkins just below the monument. Good birding, Rob Sent via digital smoke signals -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

Re:[nysbirds-l] Gannet swarm in Raritan Bay

2016-03-20 Thread Rob Jett
You can watch a very short video of the gannets here: https://vimeo.com/159684550 Rob On Mar 20, 2016, at 10:20 AM, Rob Jett <citybir...@earthlink.net> wrote: > Yesterday at around noon Heydi Lopes and I were at Dead Horse Bay in > Brooklyn. From Dead Horse Point looking west H

RE:[nysbirds-l] Gannet swarm in Raritan Bay

2016-03-20 Thread Rob Jett
Yesterday at around noon Heydi Lopes and I were at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn. From Dead Horse Point looking west Heydi shouted to me when she spotted the same phenomenon. A huge flock of gannets were diving, sometimes en masse, in the bay just offshore between Manhattan Beach and Coney Island.

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Iceland Gull

2016-02-17 Thread Rob Jett
There was an immature Iceland Gull in Prospect Park today. I spotted it at around noon as it milled about on the mostly frozen Prospect Lake with the numerous Herrings, Ring-billed and a few Great Black-backed Gulls. A pleasant surprise as it was a park first for me in my 20+ years of birding

[nysbirds-l] PABU & BHGU - YES

2016-01-02 Thread Rob Jett
Both the Painted Bunting & Black-headed Gull were present in their respective corners of Prospect Park today. Good birding, Rob PS - A reminder to please respect the plantings (and birds) by staying on the paved paths by the rink. Sent via magneto wall phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn bunting & gull

2015-12-30 Thread Rob Jett
Both the Painted Bunting and Black-headed Gull were present in Prospect Park this afternoon. The bunting was found napping on a branch at the base of a dense patch of wildflowers. It eventually became active, feeding mostly in the leaf litter at that section on the north side of the rink. The

Re:[nysbirds-l] Test

2015-12-01 Thread Rob Jett
Thanks for all your responses. Appears the problem has been fixed. FYI - several of us Brooklyn regulars had sent updates about the PABU that never appeared. Rest assured you'll know quickly when the next rarity appears ;-) Good birding, Rob Sent via magneto wall phone -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Test

2015-12-01 Thread Rob Jett
Sent via magneto wall phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Coney Island Cave Swallows

2015-11-14 Thread Rob Jett
After Dennis Hrehowsik's initial report this morning there continued to be a nice trickle of Cave Swallows at Coney Island throughout the day. The birds were moving from east to west. At one point Keir Randall, Josh Malbin and I watched a flock of 9 near W. 24th St. and the boardwalk. There

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Western Kingbird

2015-10-25 Thread Rob Jett
There is a Western Kingbird at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn. Spotted by Heydi Lopes, it was well seen by several birders and appeared to be sticking around. Take the right trail to the end. It has been hawking from several bare trees on the north side of the trail. Good birding, Rob Sent via

[nysbirds-l] White Ibis-NO

2015-10-13 Thread Rob Jett
I returned to the cemetery this morning hoping the bird had come back. No luck. So close, yet so far... Good birding, Rob Sent via rotary phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] White Ibise

2015-10-12 Thread Rob Jett
Last nights White Ibis over Prospect Park was relocated this morning at the Valley water in Green-Wood cemetery. The bird just flushed about a half an hour ago and we are trying to relocate it. Sent via rotary phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn White Ibis follow up

2015-10-12 Thread Rob Jett
I thought I should give everyone a follow up, as well as, more detailed information regarding the White Ibis at Green-Wood Cemetery. I apologize for lack of info earlier as I was in such a rush to get out the door. Anyway … At around 10:30am I received a text from my friend Marge, who is a

[nysbirds-l] White Ibis pics

2015-10-12 Thread Rob Jett
I've posted some of Ryan's photos of the White Ibis here: http://tinyurl.com/n8fjuk Good birding, Rob http://citybirder.blogspot.com @thecitybirder -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

Re:[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Bridge Park Sora

2015-10-10 Thread Rob Jett
Previously reported Sora at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park relocated at pond habitat east of meadow. Sent via rotary phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler in Brooklyn.

2015-09-16 Thread Rob Jett
I'm looking at a very cooperative Connecticut Warbler in Green-Wood Cemetery. Actually using a headstone as a blind helps. I just tweeted a video. Anyway, the bird is in a small shaded dell between Southwood and Vernal Aves., just passed the new mausoleums. It is foraging in the grass beneath a

[nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler follow up

2015-09-16 Thread Rob Jett
I've posted a slightly better video and more details about the Connecticut Warbler in Green-Wood Cemetery on my blog here: http://tinyurl.com/p9t6hha I don't know how the birding was in other parts of NYC and Long Island today, but the cemetery was hoppin'! Good birding, Rob

RE:[nysbirds-l] Unknown mammal - escaped illegal pet @ Jamaica Bay East Pond Trail

2015-08-14 Thread Rob Jett
Unfortunately, it is legal in several states to possess wild, exotic animals. Some don't even require any kind of permits. I'm guessing someone bought it in another state and drove back to NYC with it. After all, NYC is a perfectly logical place for a rainforest mammal to live. Amirite? Perhaps

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Godwit

2015-08-14 Thread Rob Jett
Shane Blodgett asked me to post that there is a Marbled Godwit at Plumb Beach right now. Good birding, Rob Sent via rotary phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Western Tanager follow up

2015-05-12 Thread Rob Jett
Here's a follow up and more details regarding the Western Tanager in Prospect Park. Just before noon today, Shane Blodgett and I had been slowly making our way north along the eastern side of the Vale of Cashmere. The fountain in the ornamental pond is broken so only a little bit of water

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Big Day not so big

2015-05-10 Thread Rob Jett
Yesterday Heydi Lopes, Keir Randall, Shane Blodgett and I teamed up for a Big Day in Kings County. A paucity of land birds combined with fog, cloud cover, east winds and cooler temperatures made for the worst final total that I've ever experienced for a big spring day. My best guess for all the

[nysbirds-l] YTWA at Ridgewood Reservoir

2015-04-19 Thread Rob Jett
Yellow-throated warbler at Ridgewood reservoir between basins two and three Sent via rotary phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Prothonotary update

2015-04-18 Thread Rob Jett
The Prothonotary Warbler in Prospect Park flew from Duck Island across the water to the peninsula a while ago. It was just relocated by Sean Sime near the Terrace Bridge (along the Lullwater). Good birding, Rob Sent via rotary phone -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Rough-legged Hawks

2015-02-08 Thread Rob Jett
At around 10am today Heydi Lopes and I spotted a dark morph Rough-legged Hawk hunting over the grasslands at Floyd Bennett Field. The bird stuck around for a bit and, while watching it perched in a tree at the back of the north-western field, spotted a second rough-legged heading across the

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn ICGUs

2015-02-01 Thread Rob Jett
This morning there was a 1st cycle ICELAND GULL at Bush Terminal Park, as well as, the previously reported GLAUCOUS GULL. Later in the morning Heydi Lopes and I spotted a 2nd cycle Iceland Gull roosting on one of the derelict wooden barges in Coney Island Creek on the south side of Calvert

[nysbirds-l] Mew Gull-YES

2015-01-22 Thread Rob Jett
Brookyn Mew Gull just seen circling over parking lot at Cesar's Bay. Disappeared over parkway to the east. Rob Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-NO

2015-01-11 Thread Rob Jett
Spent a little over an hour with others today scouring the kingbird's usual hangout at Floyd Bennett Field but came up empty. I'm still holding out hope that he was able to survive on the abundant bittersweet, bayberry, juniper and other berries around Floyd until the next thaw. Perhaps he got

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird

2015-01-02 Thread Rob Jett
Cassin's kingbird still being seen well in the picnic area at Floyd Bennett Field next to community gardens. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-YES

2014-12-31 Thread Rob Jett
On this last day of 2014 I got word that Ken Gale, Ethan Goodman and Anne Lazarus spotted the Cassin's Kingbird at the community garden at Floyd Bennett Field. Guess I'll see you out there tomorrow then the West Village. Happy New Year good birding! Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-NO!

2014-12-20 Thread Rob Jett
What can I say? It wasn't for lack of effort. Our CBC team had constant /rotating coverage from dawn until dusk. It will probably show up tomorrow ... after the Christmas Bird Count. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-No

2014-12-18 Thread Rob Jett
I spent about 90 minutes looking for the kingbird this afternoon at Floyd Bennett Field but unfortunately did not locate it. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow in Brooklyn

2014-12-15 Thread Rob Jett
I received this second hand report that I thought I should share with the list. A Clay-colored Sparrow was observed in Prospect Park yesterday near the Maryland Monument and Wellhouse Drive. Klemens Gasser posted some photos on his Flickr page here:

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird follow up

2014-12-13 Thread Rob Jett
Just a brief follow up ... The kingbird was seen well in its usually spot at the picnic area on the south side of Floyd Bennett Field's community gardens. Heydi Lopes, myself and several others observed it from around 10:15am until 10:30am. One week until the CBC and this is my count circle!

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird - YES

2014-12-04 Thread Rob Jett
I just received a text from Karen Ohearn that the Cassin's Kingbird is back in the community garden area at Floyd Bennett Field. Good birding, Rob http://citybirder.blogspot.com @thecitybirder -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] LeConte's-YES

2014-12-01 Thread Rob Jett
After a brief absence the LeConte's Sparrow has been relocated in the original spot at Floyd Bennett Field just west of the end of Archery Road near the water. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-YES

2014-12-01 Thread Rob Jett
The Cassin's kingbird at Floyd Bennett Field just returned to the area next to the community gardens. Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-yes

2014-11-29 Thread Rob Jett
Back in picnic area next to community gardens at Floyd Bennett right now Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[nysbirds-l] Interesting report from Floyd Bennett

2014-11-22 Thread Rob Jett
I just got a report of a western kingbird in the community garden at Floyd Bennett Field. Going to check it out now and make sure it's not the Cassin's Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-yes

2014-11-22 Thread Rob Jett
Haiti lopes, Klemens Gasser and I are looking at the Cassin's kingbird at Floyd Bennett Field in the picnic area at the south and of the community garden. Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's update

2014-11-22 Thread Rob Jett
After a brief disappearance the Cassin's kingbird was just reported back in the original spot next to the community garden in the picnic area. Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Cassin's Kingbird-NO

2014-11-16 Thread Rob Jett
After an exhaustive search since dawn this morning Heydi Lopes and I are finally throwing in the towel. Unfortunately we never relocated the kingbird. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Royals

2014-11-07 Thread Rob Jett
It's probably worth mentioning that between 1 and 3 Royal Terns have been observed in Brooklyn sporadically for at least a month. They've been spotted at various times between Dead Horse Bay, to the east, and Seagate, to the west. Several sighting have been along Plum Beach and Coney Island,

Re:[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Empid

2014-11-02 Thread Rob Jett
to hearing more about this bird, even if I myself will not get to see it. Hugh On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 8:26 PM, Sean Sime wrote: I received a text mid afternoon from Rob Jett about an Empidonax flycatcher on Lookout Hill in Prospect Park. As soon as the text came through another came saying

[nysbirds-l] Longspur in Brooklyn

2014-10-27 Thread Rob Jett
Sean Sime and I are looking at a Lapland Longspur in Prospect Park. The bird is near the dugout of baseball field number seven and the south east corner of the Long Meadow. Good birding, Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn songbird raptor flight

2014-10-19 Thread Rob Jett
Just a quick note about today's bird flight from the perspective of Floyd Bennett Field. It was one of the birdiest days at this location that I can remember in a very, very long time. I led a trip for the Linnaean Society and it was clear from very early that the overnight winds brought in a

[nysbirds-l] Northern wheatear -yes

2014-10-04 Thread Rob Jett
Northern Wheatear just relocated on marsh side of the dune about 50 yards west of east end. Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Northern Wheatear update

2014-10-02 Thread Rob Jett
Karen OHearn just tweeted that the wheatear is now midway down the beach side of Plum Beach. Good birding Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Northern Wheatear in Brooklyn

2014-10-01 Thread Rob Jett
I just got off the phone with Shane Blodgett, he is looking at a Northern Wheatear here at Plum Beach in Brooklyn. More details to follow Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Wheatear-YES

2014-10-01 Thread Rob Jett
The Northern Wheatear is still present at Plum Beach in Brooklyn. Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Wheatear update

2014-10-01 Thread Rob Jett
The Palm Beach Northern Wheatear has been flying as far west as the new rock jetty and then flying back towards the east. Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

Re: [nysbirds-l] Wheatear update

2014-10-01 Thread Rob Jett
PLUM Beach … damn you autocorrect! Rob On Oct 1, 2014, at 11:37 AM, Doug Gochfeld fresha2...@gmail.com wrote: If ONLY we had a Palm Beach in Brooklyn! On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:12 AM, Rob Jett citybir...@earthlink.net wrote: The Palm Beach Northern Wheatear has been flying as far west

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird-yes

2014-09-20 Thread Rob Jett
The previously reported Western Kingbird at Dreier-Offerman park a.k.a. Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn is still present. The bird is currently hawking along the dirt road that enters at the south side of the park, adjacent to the south cove. Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird update

2014-09-20 Thread Rob Jett
The Western Kingbird was last seen about 20 minutes ago flying south towards six diamonds park. Has not returned to Calvert Vaux Park, but there is good habitat adjacent to Six Diamonds. Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird update update

2014-09-20 Thread Rob Jett
I spoke too soon, the Western Kingbird just returned to the south edge of Calvert Vaux park next to the cove. Rob Sent via Pigeon Post -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn King Eider - YES

2014-08-29 Thread Rob Jett
As of around 10am the bird was just a short distance from the shore and slightly east of the rock jetty. Thanks Shane for my first Kings King Eider. Good birding, Rob http://citybirder.blogspot.com @thecitybirder -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Warblers Today

2014-08-15 Thread Rob Jett
It was kind of a crazy afternoon for warblers in Prospect Park with the highlights being GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and CERULEAN WARBLER. Will Pollard had been sending out tweets from the park since before 9am with various updates of warbler activity. I didn't run in until around 11:30 when he

[nysbirds-l] Tour of Ridgewood Reservoir

2014-08-14 Thread Rob Jett
For anyone interesting in checking out the endangered Ridgewood Reservoir, I'll be leading a free trip there this coming Sunday for the Newtown Historical Society. You can find information about it here - http://tinyurl.com/o4mpguh Good birding, Rob http://citybirder.blogspot.com

[nysbirds-l] Birding at the Ridgewood Reservoir

2014-08-01 Thread Rob Jett
For decades many Queens and Brooklyn birders have known that the Ridgewood Reservoir's 50 acres is an incredible birding hotspot. Unfortunately, it's wetlands and emerging forests are now in danger of being destroyed because of an incorrect classification as a Class C, High Hazard Dam by the

RE:[nysbirds-l] Birding at the Ridgewood Reservoir

2014-08-01 Thread Rob Jett
Here is a corrected link to the Google map of Ridgewood Reservoir. Sorry about that: http://goo.gl/maps/VuhH8 Rob For decades many Queens and Brooklyn birders have known that the Ridgewood Reservoir's 50 acres is an incredible birding hotspot. Unfortunately, it's wetlands and emerging

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Aldet

2014-05-26 Thread Rob Jett
Earlier today Mike Yuan reported a vocalizing Alder Flycatcher in Prospect Park by the Maryland Monument. Heydi Lopes and I subsequently tracked down the bird on the hillside between a woodchip trail and the back of the Wellhouse. It responded to a brief playback and the bird frequently sang as

Re:[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Aldet

2014-05-26 Thread Rob Jett
Should have put on my reading glasses before starting to type … the bird was actually an Alder, not the rare Alder / Murrelet hybrid Aldet. Rob Sent via Reality Distortion Field -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] Brookyn Lark Sparrow

2014-05-24 Thread Rob Jett
Looking at a lark sparrow in Green-Wood Cemetery on vernal path. Bird was originally found by Joel Borker. Good birding, Rob Sent via Reality Distortion Field -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Least Bittern

2014-05-17 Thread Rob Jett
This morning Heydi Lopes and I birded at Brooklyn's Plum(b) Beach from 5am until about 8am. Low-tide was at 4:35am and we had hoped to find some shorebirds on one of Brooklyn's few remaining mudflats. We were also looking for wading birds, rails and marsh sparrows on the small marsh that lies

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Kite

2014-05-11 Thread Rob Jett
In birding, sometimes the story surrounding a good sighting is almost more priceless than the actual bird. Please allow my indulgence here as I think you might agree that today's serendipitous experience in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery falls into that category. The story truly begins on

RE:[nysbirds-l] Marine Park Nature Center Bklyn

2014-05-11 Thread Rob Jett
I hate to burst your bubble, but 99 percent of the park resides on the West side of Gerritsen Creek and is overrun with invasive plants, illegal paintball, ATVs, dirt bikes and burned out stolen cars. The parks department and Army Corp of Engineers spent millions of dollars over many years

[nysbirds-l] CWWI in Prospect Park

2014-05-05 Thread Rob Jett
I'm currently listening to a Chuck wills widow singing on Breeze Hill in Prospect Park Sent via iPigeon -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES

[nysbirds-l] Chuck-wills-widow in Brooklyn

2014-05-04 Thread Rob Jett
I thought I'd post this item of interest as nobody else has yet. I received word today that a Chuck-wills-widow was seen in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery during a Brooklyn Bird Club walk. The bird was photographed sitting on a granite headstone and was shortly thereafter chased off by one of

[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Hoodie

2014-04-25 Thread Rob Jett
I just spotted a Hooded Warbler in Green-Wood Cemetery. It was on the small wooded rise on the south side of the Sylvan Water. There was a fair amount of passerines activity at that location. Good birding, Rob Sent via iPigeon -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Floyd Bennett Field birds today

2014-03-29 Thread Rob Jett
This morning I led a trip for the Brooklyn Bird Club to Floyd Bennett Field and the adjacent Dead Horse Bay. Our start at sunrise allowed us time to find a few good birds before the rain started. The highlight of the morning was a singing Eastern Meadowlark on the grasslands trying to

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