The dead ash and the edge of the Butterfly meadow below is the best or most active of three spots I saw birds. Below the aforementioned Olive sided FC, a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER ( BWWA) worked the flowers and weeds along the meadow western edge. Also 2 COMMON YELLOWTHROATS accompanied the BWWA. Then the ash came to life with a YELLOW WARBLER , a HAIRY WOODPECKER and a RUBY -THROATED HUMMINGBIRD that was chased by the Olive sided (He oughta pick on someone his own size). The Hummingbird later visited the Budleia bush at the meadow south end. Just across the path ,a CANADA WARBLER in the elm grove.
Another decent spot was a delight to see because it was planted this past spring. Just north of the Boulder Bridge west end, an open meadow marked by a pointy large broken snag had two nice birds, NORTHERN PARULA WARBLER ( maybe the same bird later at Esdale Bridge) , and a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER seen initially high up , came down to the broken cherry tree up the slope, with excellent views. Above two EASTERN KINGBIRDS made it a tyrant flycatcher spot; also a pair of Baltimore Orioles
Most intriguing was a report from Ania Grzesik in Greenwood Cemetery pertaining to an immature /female PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at Crescent Water and PHILADELPHIA VIREO at Sylvan Water. The former is very rare in autumn so I am looking to see pictures taken by Ania.
The holiday weekend coming, be sure to go on Dennis's BBC walk tomorrow in Prospect. goto www.brooklynbirdclub.org for details.
Enjoy the holiday weekend and good birds.....
date = 2013/08/30 site = Prospect Park observers = ME
Ruby-throated Hummingbird -2; Butterfly meadow budleia bush, Payne Hill west Hairy Woodpecker Butterfly meadow dead ash Willow Flycatcher ? / Traill's species Butterfly meadow dead ash
Olive-sided Flycathcher- Butterfly Mead Dead Ash Great Crested Flycatcher Payne Hill west Eastern Wood-Pewee Payne Hill west Red-eyed Vireo Butterfly meadow ;Payne Hill west Black-capped Chickadee Butterfly meadow House Wren Butterfly meadow ;Payne Hill American Robin common Gray Catbird 4 Cedar Waxwing Butterfly meadow 3 Yellow Warbler Butterfly meadow dead ash American Redstart Ricks Place; Payne Hill west male Canada Warbler 2; Butterfly meadow north; Falkill Falls Common Yellowthroat 2 Butterfly meadow ;Falkill Falls Blue-winged Warbler Butterfly meadow Northern Parula 2; Esdale Br, Payne Hill west Northern Cardinal 5 Common Grackle Falkill Falls American Goldfinch ~ 10 Butterfly Meadow