Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Prospect May 7th YTWA resighted; results of BBC Tuesday walk

From Mike Y,

Dennis and I had little early this morning from the Pools through the Midwood to the Lullwater. At the Maryland Monument, we heard a Great-Crested Flycatcher call from atop Lookout. Dennis had to leave and go to work, but I hadn't yet seen one this year so I went up to find it.

Near the top of the Maryland Monument stairs, I heard a Yellow-throated Warbler sing. Found it in an oak with a distracting Red-breasted Nuthatch. Ryan Bass arrived shortly after. Although we viewed it through terrible light and neck-cramping angles, it kept singing and staying in view.

Having seen a Pine Warbler just before, the YTWA was my 2nd and last warbler of the morning. I'll take it.


BBC Tuesday walk led by Rob Bate

list courtesy of Bobbi Manian

Hi Peter,

12 optimistic souls spent 4 hours scouring the park for 39 species of birds.  Slow day but here are some highlights (good and bad):

1) crazy hatch out of some kind on top of Lookout had more than 50 Chimney Swifts swooping around at eye level.  Great views, we watched for over 10 minutes.
2) Two male Orchard Orioles by Music Pagoda also gave us some nice looks 
3) only THREE warbler species (yellow, B&W, yellow-rump) :-(

Here are some pics from today's walk (1st four in album are today, rest is previous weeks).

Thanks as always to Rob for finding us whatever birds are left in the park!!


p.s.  Ann and I continued for another 2 hours (Penna, Midwood and Vale) netting Great-Blue Heron, Goldfinch, Hairy WP and Wood Thrush.  I also had a Mockingbird on my way out.  Whoo hoo!

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Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 3:54 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 7, 2013

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
May 7, 2013 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Rob's Tuesday morning BBC walk
39 species

Wood Duck  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Green Heron  1    on nest
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Herring Gull  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  50
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1    heard only
Eastern Kingbird  2
Warbling Vireo  6
Blue Jay  6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  X
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2

Chipping Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  12
Red-winged Blackbird  18
Common Grackle  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Orchard Oriole  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
Pine Siskin  1    bathing and preening in Ravine
House Sparrow  6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14027588

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From Joshua Malbin

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From: "Joshua Malbin" 
Date: May 7, 2013 7:37 PM
Subject: BirdsEye-Prospect Park-2013-5-7
To: "Joshua Malbin" 

Observer: Joshua Malbin
2013-05-07 17:32
Prospect Park
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
124 Minutes
Observers: 1
    X    Mute Swan     
    X    Mallard     
    1    Great Blue Heron     
    1    Green Heron     
    X    Laughing Gull     
    X    Herring Gull     
    X    Rock Pigeon     
    5    Mourning Dove     
    X    Chimney Swift     
    5    Red-bellied Woodpecker     
    2    Downy Woodpecker     
    2    Hairy Woodpecker     
    6    Warbling Vireo     
    2    Blue Jay     
    2    Northern Rough-winged Swallow     
    1    Tree Swallow     
    X    Barn Swallow     
    2    Black-capped Chickadee     
    5    Tufted Titmouse     
    1    White-breasted Nuthatch     
    3    House Wren     
    2    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     
    1    Wood Thrush     
    X    American Robin     
    X    European Starling     
    3    Yellow-rumped Warbler     
    2    Song Sparrow     
    X    Northern Cardinal     
    X    Red-winged Blackbird     
    4    Common Grackle     
    4    Brown-headed Cowbird     
    1    Orchard Oriole     
    2    American Goldfinch     
    X    House Sparrow       
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