Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prospect Sept 11th Active Peninsula , few others

The morning appearance of MOURNING WARBLER twice seen by Keir Randall might have been overshadowed by the “traffic jam” at the Peninsula point.

Early morning in the Peninsula, a flurry of excellent warbler activity was reported by Keir Randall, a birders delight of a variety of warblers noted by numerous NORTHERN PARULAs-at one time, ten in the tree adjacent to the shelter-- and BAY-BREASTED, the latter coming down on the woods trail by the shelter affording terrific looks. PINE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, PRAIRIE and CHESTNUT-SIDED added “suspense” in the “tip”. A juvenile WHITE-EYED VIREO, female SCARLET TANAGER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH were also around the tip area.

The Peninsula Sumacs, an excellent fall spot, had the MOURNING WARBLER ( Keir), an adult male with its trademark “bib” seen first atop Breeze Hill’s dirt mounds, traveled over to join the YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT seen very briefly again, by Tom Stephenson. We waited but to no avail for a reappearance...

Other spots, the switchback trail, quieted down but still gave WILSON’s WARBLER, where I saw another ,an adult male in the Vale’s BBC 100th year garden. I received a report from Mary Eyster that Nellies Lawn woods edges were productive but no report on the species.

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT ? Well, they invaded so many spots, not numbers but here and there individuals....check it out.

A total of 18 species warblers for today is grand.

Off the Peninsula east shore, a BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen (Keir, Tom) which is a rare species for the park.

The winds will shift but birding should be still productive tomorrow if birds didn’t go tonight, stuck around.Its not the numbers but quality that creates excitement. ( well....not today ...nice to see the dense flurries)

A late report from an evening watch conducted by Adam Welz, 11 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS. Soon this species will have gone till next year. See them when you can…

Also of note, I received a report of Ringed Turtle Dove near the BH feeders spot, perched in a tree. Dont know if a big deal or not....

From Keir Randall:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 11, 2012 6:35 AM - 11:35 AM

Protocol: Traveling

3.0 mile(s)

52 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6

Mute Swan 6

Mallard 15

Blue-winged Teal 1 A non breeding male, I think (possibly a female.) With Mallards on the Lullwater, south of Boathouse bridge.

Northern Shoveler 8

Rock Pigeon 6

Mourning Dove 2

Chimney Swift 20

Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 5

Peregrine Falcon 1

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Immature bird continues on Lookout - yellow thoat that doesn't contrast with yellow belly, off white eyering with slight teardrop to rear of eye, largish bill, buffy wingbars.

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

White-eyed Vireo 2

Warbling Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 5

vireo sp. 2 Both on Peninsula. One possible Blue-headed Vireo and separately one possible Philadelphia Vireo glimpsed but never refound to confirm 100%.

Blue Jay 3

swallow sp. 2 Very high, probably Tree Swallows

Black-capped Chickadee 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 4

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 2

Veery 2

Swainson's Thrush 2

American Robin 15

Gray Catbird 5

Northern Mockingbird 1

European Starling 8

Cedar Waxwing 8

Ovenbird 1

Northern Waterthrush 2

Black-and-white Warbler 8

Mourning Warbler 1 Adult male. Breeze Hill construction mounds, 6.45 am and presumably same individual at Peninsula meadow Sumacs, 10am.

Common Yellowthroat 18 A conservative estimate - often 3 or 4 individuals in a single bush.

American Redstart 20

Northern Parula 13 --10 individuals in one tree at Peninsula tip

Magnolia Warbler 6

Bay-breasted Warbler 2 Peninsula, including one adult male.

Yellow Warbler 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler 3

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 5

Palm Warbler 1 West Drive near Lincoln Playground

Pine Warbler 1 First year female type at Peninsula tip

Prairie Warbler 1 Peninsula tip

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Canada Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler 1 Above Lookout switchback trail

Scarlet Tanager 2

Northern Cardinal 8

American Goldfinch 7

House Sparrow 15


Peters list, also obs Bobbi Manian, Chris Elliot, Andy Beiderman partly

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 11, 2012 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Protocol: Random

2.0 mile(s)

24 species

Canada Goose X

Red-tailed Hawk 1 f/o Peninsula

Mourning Dove X

Chimney Swift X

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

White-eyed Vireo 1 juv Peninsula tip

Red-eyed Vireo 1 Peninsula

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Peninsula tip

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 Vale Cashmere

American Robin X

Gray Catbird X

European Starling X

Black-and-white Warbler 3

Common Yellowthroat 6

American Redstart X

Northern Parula 3 Peninsula

Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Peninsula tip

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 sumacs

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Peninsula

Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Peninsula tip

Wilson's Warbler 1 adult Vale

Northern Cardinal X

House Sparrow X

Scarlet Tanager - Peninsula tip

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


From Adam Welz:

Date: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 11, 2012

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 11, 2012 5:50 PM - 7:20 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 kilometer(s)

Comments: Clear, still evening. Surveyed parts of Lullwater &

Breeze Hill, but most time spent on Peninsula.

27 species (+4 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X

American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Anas rubripes x platyrhynchos) 1

Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter striatus/cooperii) 1

Probable Sharp-shinned seen briefly over Breeze Hill, being chased by

Blue Jays.

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 2

gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 2

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 11 One group of 9 and 2

single birds seen over Breeze Hill between 6:10 and 6:20pm, feeding

with Chimney Swifts.

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 25 approx count

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 2

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 30 Approx count. Many seen

flying north in eve.

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 6

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 8

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 10

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 2

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 4

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 3

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) 1

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) 2

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1

sparrow sp. (Emberizidae sp. (sparrow sp.)) 1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) X

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

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