Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn Day; Prospect Sept 22th inc NOHA, YBCH

Happy Autumn !  Equinox occurred today at 10:49 AM.

On my return from 5 pm services, i spotted a single COMMON NIGHTHAWK over the Prospect epressway as i crossed the pedestrian bridge.

from Mike Yuan

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 22, 2012 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.0

38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 5

Mute Swan 3

Wood Duck 5

Mallard 6

Northern Shoveler 10

Ring-billed Gull 2

Rock Pigeon 5

Mourning Dove 8

Chimney Swift 6

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 9

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Empidonax sp. 1

Red-eyed Vireo 6

Blue Jay 8

Black-capped Chickadee 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

House Wren 3

Carolina Wren 1

American Robin 25

Gray Catbird 5

European Starling 25

Black-and-white Warbler 4

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 4

Northern Parula 6

Magnolia Warbler 2

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 3

White-throated Sparrow 2

Northern Cardinal 8

Common Grackle 1

American Goldfinch 7

House Sparrow 12

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (


From Chris Elliot:

Hi Peter, A Northern Harrier flew over Prospect today at 3 PM, southbound high over Nellie's Lawn. The checklist has them very rare in early fall, and rare in late fall. It was certainly a Prospect first for me. Overall, the Park was pretty quiet this afternoon. -Chris=


From Rafael:

22 Sept 2012

While I was doing my regular route around PP, with almost zero activity, I met 2 birders (sorry, I forgot your names), who told that the action was quite low.

Later I joined forces with Elyse Taylor, and together we went to the pools (8 Wood Ducks), and from here to the Nethermead Arches. Below them towards the Lily Pond, Elyse pointed out the area where hummingbirds feed on Jewel Weed. We only saw 1. 2± Goldfinches, and the surprise, at least for me, was at the base of a Gum tree, to see, at least 3 glimpses (the last was a full view of its head), of one Yellow-breasted Chat.

Other warblers sps I saw today were: BT Green, Chestnut-sided, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Black-and-white, Parula. Also in good numbers, Red-eyed Vireos.

Brooklyn is great birding: Rafa Campos R.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY

Sep 22, 2012 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

Observer: Rafael G Campos

2.5 kilometer(s)

31 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 3

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 6

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 8

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1 Lower Lullwater

gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 1 flew over Nelly's lawn

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2 flyovers

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1 Nethermead Arches

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [auratus Group]) 7

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 Vale of Cashmere

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 Vale of Cashmere

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 9

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1

Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) X

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 5

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 3

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 4

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!