Monday, September 10, 2012

Prospect Sept 9th Good day for quality

On a good day for quality, several species worth cell alerts from my position afar in Fort Tilden ,where fortunately no twisters were discovered  but spectacular skies abound, Prospect Park came through with autumn gems

First among great birds to see, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT tops the list. The bird was spotted by Rob Bate along the northern Peninsula meadow, eventually making it to the sumacs grove, this reclusive species seen by Anne Murray and Keir Randall as well.  With patience and inactive movement, you can see the bird.

Continuing its hot spot, a BOBOLINK was seen perched atop a tree across from the Well House, near the sumacs. In its nondescript plumage , yet buffy look, its a great bird to see here. (Keir)

OLIVE -SIDED FLYCATCHER is anothe nice bird, just a stones throw away from the Peninsula, seen on Breeze Hill, by the path that descends the south slope of the hill, the bird perched in a snag i presume. (Keir)

WORM-EATING WARBLER, & YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO complement the day as well. Check the lists below and prevoius field postings for locations. . ( MBerger; Keir , respectively)

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 9, 2012 6:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

4.0 mile(s)

49 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8

Mute Swan 6

Wood Duck 3

Mallard 15

Black-crowned Night-Heron 2

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Spotted Sandpiper 2

Rock Pigeon 6

Mourning Dove 5

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Lookout, Butterfly Meadow, thanks to Kathy T.

Chimney Swift 15

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 2

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Breeze Hill

Eastern Wood-Pewee 3

Empidonax sp. 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

White-eyed Vireo 2

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 15

Blue Jay 5

Black-capped Chickadee 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch 3

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 1

Veery 3

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 12

Gray Catbird 7

European Starling 8

Ovenbird 2

Northern Waterthrush 3

Black-and-white Warbler 7

Common Yellowthroat 6

American Redstart 14

Northern Parula 4

Magnolia Warbler 2

Yellow Warbler 4

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Prairie Warbler 1 Lookout, switchback trail

Yellow-breasted Chat 1 Sumac grove near Peninsula meadow. With patience, good views from path looking up slope. Thanks to Rob B. & Ann M.

Song Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 6

Bobolink 1 Sat for a few minutes in bare tree on Peninsula meadow, opp Wellhouse. Buffy non-breeding type

Red-winged Blackbird 3

Common Grackle 2

American Goldfinch 8

House Sparrow 20


From Rafel Campos:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY

Sep 9, 2012 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

Observer: Rafael G. Campos R

1.5 kilometer(s)

39 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 8 Lake

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1 Lake

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1 Lower Lullwater

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1 Flyover

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 8 flyovers

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [auratus Group]) 2

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1 Peninsula

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 2

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) X

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 3

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) X

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) 1

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 5

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 11

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 2

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 1

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) 1

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 1

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 3

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!


From Keir:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 8, 2012 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Vale to Midwood very quiet, more activity on Lookout and south lakeside before rain started.

37 species

Canada Goose 8

Mute Swan 5

American Black Duck 1

Mallard 24

Northern Shoveler 7

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Laughing Gull 1

Herring Gull 1

Rock Pigeon 2

Mourning Dove 3

Chimney Swift 20

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Path above Wellhouse - seen very well, yellow throated.

White-eyed Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 2

Blue Jay 1

Carolina Wren 1

American Robin 8

Gray Catbird 3

European Starling 5

Worm-eating Warbler 1 Path above Wellhouse

Northern Waterthrush 2

Black-and-white Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 3

Magnolia Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler 1 Lakeside opp West Island

Northern Cardinal 2

Red-winged Blackbird 4

American Goldfinch 6

House Sparrow 30