The hi lights of the good morning were a sitting COMMON NIGHTHAWK in a tall cherry tree in the northern Lookout Hill section, BLACK BILLED CUCKOO,PHILADELPHIA VIREO, Hummingbirds, and at least 15 species warblers.Flycatchers include GREAT CRESTED,EASTERN WOOD PEWEE,OLIVE SIDED ( on Lookout hill,Dennis H,Mike Y,also Joshua ),LEAST and YELLOW BELLIED ( Dennis and Mike Yuan).
I had my best shot in free time available during a work day.Most impressionable was two RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS feeding on Cardinal Flowers in the Ambergill ,a treat watching a tandem of hummers chase each other and perching ,but more " illuminating" the gorgeous backlight hi lighting the very rapid wingbeats.
The following credits for the sightings: NIGHTHAWK spotted by Dennis Hrehowsik with Mike Yuan; BLACK BILLED Cuckoo spotted by Wada at Breeze Hill,PHILADELPHIA VIREO at Binnen Bridge by Chris Elliot.Joshua ( see his list prev post) seeing TENNESSEE & WORMEATING WARBLERS as well as RED BREASTED NUTHATCH.
It should continue decent birding tomorrow especially if winds shift a bit,halting migration for restful night in the park
Sent: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 29, 2014
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Aug 29, 2014 Protocol: Incidental 42 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 27 Wood Duck 4 upper pool Mallard X Red-tailed Hawk 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) X Mourning Dove X Common Nighthawk 1 perched.Lookout Hill north Chimney Swift X Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 2 feeding on Cardinal Flowers Ambergill Downy Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 2 Least Flycatcher 2 distinctive eye ring, tal down, grayish overtones Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Butterfly Meadow White-eyed Vireo 2 Lookout Hill upper south slope Warbling Vireo 1 Terrace Br Red-eyed Vireo 3 Blue Jay 2 Black-capped Chickadee 1 House Wren 1 Veery 1 American Robin X Gray Catbird X European Starling X Cedar Waxwing 6 along Peninsula east shore Ovenbird 2 Northern Waterthrush 1 Peninsula Blue-winged Warbler 1 Butterfly Mead Black-and-white Warbler 3 Common Yellowthroat 4 American Redstart 14 Northern Parula 1 Peninsula thumb, female Magnolia Warbler 2 Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 Black-throated Blue Warbler 5 Scarlet Tanager 1 female, Terrace Br Northern Cardinal 4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 Lookout Hill south, Binnen Pool , juv male Common Grackle 3 Baltimore Oriole 2 American Goldfinch 5 House Sparrow X View this checklist online at This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)