Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Prospect Oct 23rd ;Hermits everywhere

HERMIT THRUSHes filled the park this morning, obviously a surge overnight that also bought in many sparrows. Among the rare sparrows, VESPER  and CLAY-COLORED were reported by Rob Bate. The VESPER became two prior to my lunch hour, seen by Adam Welz in the Sparrowbowl site, off to the edges though. CLAY-COLORED is at Breeze Hill, just up from the feeder site ( no feeders up yet), according to Rob Bate.

Some late warblers also in town, namely BLACK-THROATED GREEN ( Elyse, at Rustic Arbor); BLACK-THROATED BLUEs, NORTHERN PARULA and MAGNOLIA which are detailed below.

Also of note 5 PURPLE FINCHES at Sparrowbowl ( RBate) and elsewhere. A MERLIN perched in a snag next to Lower Pool ( HClevens)

Over at the garden, a BALTIMORE ORIOLE is a late bird though this species is known for late fall overstays, sometimes making it to the Xmas counts in these parts.

Pending more reports later, this is the word at 1pm.

From Keir:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 23, 2012 7:55 AM - 9:20 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

38 species

Canada Goose 20

Wood Duck 1

Mallard 1

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Blue Jay 6

American Crow 2

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

Brown Creeper 1

Carolina Wren 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5

Hermit Thrush 8

American Robin 45

Gray Catbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 1

European Starling 8

Northern Parula 1 Lullwater east on curve opposite peninsula. Adult male.

Magnolia Warbler 1 Top of Maryland Monument steps.

Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 A pair together, Breeze Hill, Boathouse end.

Palm Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 7

Chipping Sparrow 7

Song Sparrow 12

Swamp Sparrow 4

White-throated Sparrow 15

Dark-eyed Junco 12

Northern Cardinal 1

Common Grackle 1

Purple Finch 2

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 15

House Sparrow 30


From Orrin , birding BBGarden

BBG this morning:

Ruby-crowned kinglet

Northern cardinal

House sparrow

White-throated sparrow

Peregrine falcon (on radio tower)

Red-bellied woodpecker

Chipping sparrow

American robin

Yellow-rumped warbler

Northern mockingbird

Great blue heron (flyover)

European starling

Song sparrow (singing)

American goldfinch

Swamp sparrow

Blue jay

Golden crowned kinglet

White-crowned sparrow (j)

Mourning dove

Baltimore oriole

House finch

Northern flicker

Swainsons thrush


from Adam Welz

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 23, 2012 10:30 AM - 1:40 PM

Protocol: Traveling

3.0 kilometer(s)

Comments: Overcast, still, cool. Surveyed Breeze Hill, Lullwater,

part of Prospect Lake shore, Sparrow Bowl. Did not summit Lookout or

walk through Peninsula woods. Possible Wood Thrush seen near Maryland

Monument, possible Clay-colored Sparrow on Peninsula lawn -- neither

seen well enough to be sure.

50 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 60 approx count. 3 flocks

overflying, about 3 birds on Lake.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X numerous, inc. hybrids with domestic ducks.

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 7

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 28

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo) 1

American Coot (Fulica americana) 4

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 7

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 6

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 3

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 12

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 6

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 3

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 3

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 25 approx count

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 30 approx count

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 50 approx count.

Extraordinarily abundant. One every five yards along certain paths.

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 30

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1 Eastern end of Breeze

Hill. Unmistakeable.

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 2 Far

eastern end of Breeze Hill. Pair in same tree with many other warblers

and kinglets. Unmistakeable.

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 20 approx count

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 35 approx count

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) 2 Sparrow Bowl

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 3 2 Sparrow Bowl, 1

Peninsula lawn

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 1 Trees on edge of Sparrow Bowl

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 40 approx count

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 70 approx count

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1 Peninsula lawn

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 50 approx count

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 6

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 50 approx count. Large flock

and scattered individuals.

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

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