Monday, October 8, 2012

Prospect Oct 8th, October brings in....

The latest reports surfaced of good birds and excellent activity today as expected with cold crisp winds bringing in those species. A HOODED WARBLER was reported by John Ascher and his wife Chaoyan; it was a male Hooded Warbler seen 12:35 in the Vale. Pools meadow side where cut logs line path. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW at the switchback trail, LINCOLN's SPARROW,TENNEESEE WARBLER, BROWN CREEPER signifying this latter "winter" species arrival. HERMIT THRUSH makes an appearance for the last eastern thrush species on site.Another thrush, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH also reported

Some text messages i received from yesterday relayed ORANGED-CROWNED WARBLER, PINE SISKIN,LINCOLN & WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on Breeze Hill ( SNanz); European Goldfinch at Switchback ( RAlderson), .


From Monica Berger:

hi Peter: The park was very birdy today with lots of black-throated blues, perhaps higher in numbers than yellow-rumps. Palm warblers were popping around in many grassy areas and a large (50+?) flock of flickers were on the field in between the Long Meadow and the ballfields area. Highlights incl. an adult white-crowned sparrow on the switchback trail, a Lincoln's Sparrow found by Kathy T. (observed w/Peter C.) as well as long, long looks at a very cooperative adult female Tennessee Warbler on the dirt piles on Breeze Hill (observed w/Peter C.).

Double-crested Cormorant 30

Mallard 1

Cooper's Hawk 1

Falcon sp. 1

Rock Pigeon X

Mourning Dove 2

Chimney Swift 4

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 50

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Phoebe 5

Golden-crowned Kinglet 15

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10

Winter Wren 2

House Wren 2

Gray Catbird 5

Northern Mockingbird 3

Swainson's Thrush 3

Hermit Thrush 3

American Robin 5

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch 5

White-breasted Nuthatch 5

Brown Creeper 2

Blue Jay 10

European Starling X

House Sparrow X

Blue-headed Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 3

American Goldfinch 20

Tennessee Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 3

Northern Parula 4

Magnolia Warbler 5

Black-throated Blue Warbler 40

Yellow-rumped Warbler 40

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Pine Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 25

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-and-white Warbler 4

American Redstart 2

Ovenbird 3

Common Yellowthroat 10

Eastern Towhee 3

Chipping Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 5

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 (found by Kathy T., observed w/Peter C.)

Swamp Sparrow 3

White-crowned Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 25

Northern Cardinal X

Common Grackle X

From Peter Colen:

Hello Peter,

I thought you may want these photos.

The Lincoln's Sparrow was seen and identified by Kathy. Monica was with us as well.

The Gray-cheeked thrush was first seen by me and then a group of 5 ID'd it. I'm not sure who actually ID'd it. It was a first for me.

Monica said she would send a list. A very good day.

Cheers, Peter  

Photos by Peter Colen, LINCOLN SPARROW & GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH , respectively


From Oct 7th Janet Schumacher:

Begin forwarded message:


Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 7, 2012

Date: October 7, 2012 3:42:35 PM EDT

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 7, 2012 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Protocol: Traveling

0.5 mile(s)

Comments: mainly birded Breeze Hill--lots of LBJs

24 species

Cooper's Hawk 1

Northern Flicker X

Eastern Phoebe X

Blue Jay X

Tufted Titmouse X

White-breasted Nuthatch X

Winter Wren X

Carolina Wren X

American Robin X

Gray Catbird X

European Starling X

Common Yellowthroat X

Northern Parula X

Palm Warbler X

Yellow-rumped Warbler X

Eastern Towhee X

Song Sparrow X

Lincoln's Sparrow X

Swamp Sparrow X

White-throated Sparrow X

White-crowned Sparrow X immature

Northern Cardinal X

American Goldfinch X

House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (