Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Back home; prospect email reprts while i was away

Back home from BBC Brandywine Valley Weekend trip where we accumulated 111 species inc that amazing mass of Avocets at Bombay Hook NWR...--KB

Here below are the prospect field reports in my absence.minus any highlights boldfaced...back home late.


Sept 16th

John Ascher

3 bw teal with 21 n shoveler on lake 2:30 pm

Sent from my iPhone


Sept 15th

Jerry Layton:

p-excellent looks at connecticut warbler-lower pool at far end in bushes and reeds-about 2pm saturday---other birders stopped by but i did not know them—Heydi--also saw it earlier that afternoon---jj


From Adam Welz

Hi Peter

Fantastic birdy day in the Park today. Parulas everywhere. Spent all

my time in the southern end of things. No real rares, but some unusual

stuff and a few probables that I could not see quite well enough to

call for sure -- these included Merlin over Lookout, Pine Warbler & a

very mysterious probable juv Dickcissel on the southeast slope of

Lookout. Unusual were 2 male Purple Finch on switchback trail, a

western Palm Warbler near the new islands (Breeze Hill) & 2

Blackburnian Warbler (females) on Lookout.



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Date: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 16, 2012

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 16, 2012 8:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Clear, warm, very birdy, birded mostly alone, surveyed

Breeze Hill, Lookout, Peninsula, Lullwater.

52 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25 approx

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 5

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2 Juv begging from adult, Breeze Hill

gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 2

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 10

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 20 approx count

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 3

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 5

Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) (Empidonax alnorum/traillii) 1

Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 1

Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.) 1

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 2 my f o s

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 20 approx count

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 10 approx count

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) X

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 6

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 4

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3

Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 1

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 6

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10 approx count

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) X

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 1

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 12

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 8

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 20 approx count

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 30 approx count. Most

abundant warbler of the day.

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 10

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) 1

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) 2

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 2

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 4

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 6

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 6

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) 1 One bird

observed for about five minutes. No yellow in face or breast. No

rufous crown.

Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea) 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 1

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 4

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 2 Lookout Hill, switc

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) X

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Rob Bate

sept 17th

Philadelphia Vireo -Breeze Hill

Rob Bate

Sunday sept 17th

Nice day in the park. Very busy as I entered the the lullwater near the rink. Many vireos including one Philadelphia Vireo on the path approaching Terrace Bridge. Also, Gray-cheeked Thrush on Lookout Hill.

44 species

Mallard 1

Green Heron 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Rock Pigeon X

Mourning Dove 10

Chimney Swift 5

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 10

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2

Great Crested Flycatcher X

White-eyed Vireo 3

Warbling Vireo 1

Philadelphia Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 21

Blue Jay 4

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 1

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1

Swainson's Thrush 10

American Robin 20

Gray Catbird 13

Northern Mockingbird 1

Brown Thrasher 1

European Starling X

Ovenbird 3

Northern Waterthrush 3

Black-and-white Warbler 11

Common Yellowthroat 11

American Redstart 9

Northern Parula 10

Magnolia Warbler 14

Yellow Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 3

Blackpoll Warbler 4

Black-throated Blue Warbler 2

Palm Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 4

Song Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 12

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3

Common Grackle X

House Sparrow X


Sept 16th

Rob Jett

5 Blue-winged Teal -Lake


From Monica

Results of BBC Friends Walk Sunday Sept 16th

Report from Monica Berger

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Red-tailed Hawk

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Empid sp.

Carolina Wren

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird


Swainson's Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Blue Jay

American Crow

European Starling

House Sparrow

Red-eyed Vireo

Purple Finch

Northern Parula

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Pine Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart


Common Yellowthroat

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Common Yellowthroat.

From Kathy

Most of the warbler activity was on the southern shore of the lake.

Sept 17th

date = 2012/09/17
site = Prospect Park

observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein

Pied-billed Grebe

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Northern Shoveler

Blue-winged Teal one, swimming behind a shoveler

Canada Goose

Mute Swan


Red-tailed Hawk

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren heard

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

American Robin

Swainson's Thrush


Gray Catbird

European Starling

Prairie Warbler

Yellow Warbler

American Redstart

Black-and-white Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Palm Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

Wilson's Warbler

Song Sparrow

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow