Monday, August 26, 2013

early Prospect report

August 26th

Ryan Bass report


A pre-dawn start didn't yield many birds today, most likely due to the stiff breeze from the SW. Nonetheless, a few quality birds were around, you just had to work for them:

Cape May Warbler - Lookout Hill, near Arlene's Pines, drab bird/fall type
Tennessee Warbler - Dirt path between Meadow and Summit, Lookout Hill, foraging low
(2) Northern Waterthrush - Boathouse, Fallkill
Worm-eating Warbler - Vale

Near the "beach" at the boathouse, there is a stand of small trees in front of a water fountain. One of them has large pink buds on it. Despite the lack of activity today, this one small tree hosted 3 Red-eyed Vireos, 1 American Redstart, and had a N. Waterthrush underneath it. I'm curious what type of planting it is and if others have had a similar experience with it attracting birds.