Monday, September 10, 2012

Prospect Sept 10th An eye ring and a chat

The "hot zone" has shifted towards the Terrace Bridge, with the Switchback trail keeping up its respectable reputation; First , a very brief look of YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT staying within the Peninsula sumacs, closer to the Peninsula road, led to the better bird ( in my opinion) of CONNECTICUT WARBLER, finally allowing me great looks after last weekend's disappointing derriere perspective on the Peninsula thumb.

Spurred on by a very brief look report by Rob Bate of a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in the Peninsula Sumac Grove, first seen yesterday, I spent my lunch hour waiting for this species to appear. Andy Beiderman, a new birder to Prospect I met there , whom I gave my cell # then , to text me in case of a good bird texts me soon after of a CONNECTICUT WARBLER that walked unto a wide slope trail. Pics of the bird by Andy when I got there confirmed the species; but never I succeeded seeing the COWA on my lunch hour yet allowed me to tweet/ alert my group.

I was determined to go back after work. Around five o'clock, I was alerted by a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER in the woods on that slope and right below was the CONNECTICUT WARBLER ( my 34th warbler species for 2012) at a tree base, feeding mid slope and walking up slope into an area of Narcissus fronds or stalks , staying within, its eye ring a definitive field mark with the rest of the plump bird.. I relocated the bird after a friend texted me back, about 615 but just before his arrival, it already disappeared . Figures, if only 5 minutes more...Despite heavy shade, it looks like an adult female.

The slope is the adjoining slope that meets the southwest side of the Terrace Bridge; look for the road fork on the west side of the Lullwater for nearest reference .

Also of note other uncommon birds:  an early  LINCOLN's SPARROW where locals call the "Sparrowbowl" between the Tennis and Picnic Houses; 5 GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the lake with 12 NSHovelers, 2 Wood Duck, with 4 more in the Lullwater. OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER also reported, on Lookout Hill; I received notice that it was active at the "switchback Trail" early this morning , best spot on Lookout Hill.

14 species warblers



From Andy Beiderman:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 10, 2012 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

8.0 mile(s)

Comments: started with mike, dennis and ali and met up with others along the way

51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4

Mute Swan 4

Osprey 1

Rock Pigeon 20

Mourning Dove 5

Chimney Swift 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 4

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 2

Merlin 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2

Least Flycatcher 1

Empidonax sp. 3

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

White-eyed Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 6

Blue Jay 3

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

House Wren 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Swainson's Thrush 2

American Robin 30

Gray Catbird 10

Northern Mockingbird 1

European Starling 4

Cedar Waxwing 10

Ovenbird 3

Northern Waterthrush 1

Black-and-white Warbler 4

Tennessee Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 1

Connecticut Warbler 1 walking up sw slope of terrace bridge around 1pm, peter relocated around 5pm

Common Yellowthroat 10

American Redstart 10

Northern Parula 2

Magnolia Warbler 6

Chestnut-sided Warbler 3

Black-throated Blue Warbler 6

Palm Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Northern Cardinal 4

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 10

House Sparrow 20

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Peter's lists

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 10, 2012 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Protocol: Stationary

2 species

Connecticut Warbler 1  Terrace bridge slope

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 10, 2012

Protocol: Incidental

29 species

Canada Goose 21

Mute Swan 6

Mallard X

Northern Shoveler 12 Lake

Green-winged Teal 5 Lake

Black-crowned Night-Heron 2- juv Duck Isl; 1 Lullwater

Osprey 1

Herring Gull X

Rock Pigeon X

Mourning Dove X

Chimney Swift X

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4; 2 feeding Jewelweed  3arch Br area

Downy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Least Flycatcher 1 Binnen Run

House Wren 1

Swainson's Thrush 1 Peninsula

American Robin X

Gray Catbird X

European Starling X

Ovenbird 3 Peninsula

Northern Waterthrush 1

Black-and-white Warbler 4

Common Yellowthroat 25 good showing today

American Redstart 4

Magnolia Warbler 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 buff across streaky breast, gray head with buffy malar, thin eye ring; early bird

Northern Cardinal X

House Sparrow X

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