Friday, October 12, 2012

October 12th Prospect

Yoday's YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO is the 3rd latest, seen at Lookout Hill's top. PINE SISKIN continues its presence  even though missing the last few days, 25 seen today in the same area as the Cuckoo.

From Keir Randall

hi Peter

Good activity continued on Lookout and Breeze Hill this morning. The Pine Siskins were feeding on the Butterfly Meadow feeders

(Blog note : feeders not Peter's)


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 12, 2012 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

43 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8

Mallard 1

gull sp. 1

Rock Pigeon 2

Mourning Dove 4

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Lookout, path from top of Maryland steps to top of switchback - great eye level views

Chimney Swift 4

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 2

Eastern Phoebe 1

Blue Jay 10

Black-capped Chickadee 6

Tufted Titmouse 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Brown Creeper 1

House Wren 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7

American Robin 12

Gray Catbird 4

Northern Mockingbird 1

European Starling 10

Nashville Warbler 1 Lookout, butterfly meadow

Common Yellowthroat 8

Northern Parula 1

Magnolia Warbler 2

Blackpoll Warbler 3

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler 4

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Eastern Towhee 3

Song Sparrow 6

Swamp Sparrow 3

White-throated Sparrow 16

White-crowned Sparrow 2 Breeze Hill berms and Lookout, Butterfly Meadow

Northern Cardinal 1

Indigo Bunting 2 Lookout, butterfly meadow

Common Grackle 30

Purple Finch 1 Lookout, butterfly meadow

Pine Siskin 2 Lookout, butterfly meadow

American Goldfinch 5

House Sparrow 20

*************************   From Adam :   Hi Peter

Blustery, cool day but still very active. The sort of day where a

determined person would find something rare. I was taking it easy,

though, and my mid-morning walk didn't throw up anything crippling,

but it was a good one anyway. Surveyed Breeze Hill, Lookout and,

briefly, the Peninsula. Lotsa Siskins, and quite a few of the late

warblers. Only one probably Blackpoll/possible Pine, seen poorly on

the Peninsula.




Date: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2012

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 12, 2012 10:40 AM - 1:50 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 kilometer(s)

Comments: Birded with Brendan Wenzel. Light wind, overcast, cool.

Probable Blackpoll Warbler.

48 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X

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

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 12

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 20 approx count. Large flock

over Breeze Hill at about 10:45am

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 2

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 2

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 4

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 3

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) X

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 3

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 8

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 6

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 3

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1 Lookout upper/southern meadow

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 2

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 8

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 12

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 3

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 10 approx count

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 4

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 25 approx count. Large flock flushed

on switchback trail, Lookout Hill, other individuals seen earlier with

American Goldfinch.

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 10 approx count

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (


From Rafael:


Late walk around PP. Mostly dark skies, and windy.

The big surprise was to see 10 sps of warblers, and being 1 Ovenbird, the rarest one.

Lots os White-throated Sparrows, almost everywhere I looked. Fair numbers of Swamp & Chipping Sparrows. At least 2 Purple Finches. I missed the Siskins, Creepers & Red-breasted Nuthatch.

And tomorrow PP, is off limits for birding, a bike race + rock concert at Nethermead.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY

Oct 12, 2012 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

Observer: Rafael G Campos

2.0 kilometer(s)

45 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) 1

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [auratus Group]) 34

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 3

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 5

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 4

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 3

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) X

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 4

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 2

Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea) 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 1

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 2

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 2

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 6

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) X

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 4

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) X

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 2

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) X

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!