Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Prospect sightings today

The early stages of fall migration sees the trickle of stuff,  along with some common species. 5 species warbs reported today so far.

Tomorrow the weekday walk series begins.


From Sean Sime

Hi Peter,

A Worm eating Warbler on the peninsula, a magnolia warbler at the base of lookout, a scarlet tanager and my Robin count of 350. Oh, and a Ruddy Duck.




From Keir Randall:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 14, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
30 species (+2 other taxa)

Mute Swan 10
Green Heron 2
Rock Pigeon 12
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Barn Swallow 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 55
Gray Catbird 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 6
Worm-eating Warbler 1 Seen singing persistently at the bottom of the switchback trail, Lookout Hill. Later (same bird?) higher up near Butterfly Meadow.
Blue-winged Warbler 1 Below the switchback trail, Lookout Hill.
American Redstart 3
Yellow Warbler 3
warbler sp. 1 A probable Magnolia, glimpsed on Lookout Hill
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow 20
passerine sp. 1 Maryland Monument steps. Distant, very quick glimpse of a bird with blue gray head, contrasting supercilium, yellow below and short tail. I thought Philadelphia Vireo but never relocated to confirm.

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