Saturday, August 31, 2013

Reports including BBC walk; GWC

A muggy day turned out  a mostly inactive birding day  but with a few noted sightings to salvage the morning in Prospect and Greenwood Cemetery.

Dennis Hrehowsik BBC walk was satisfactory with 15 birders showing up and having a good sighting of OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER on Lookout Hill 's Butterfly Meadow. The total warbler count was 8.with a nice bird in BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER. However from the list I was sent, I see it was a great day for its diversity and good birding company.

Meanwhile, over at Greenwood Cemetery, birders were unsuccessful finding yesterday's Prothonotary Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo. However as these one day wonders weren't around, a treat nevertheless watching the antics of two GREEN HERONs at Dellwater with a BELTED KINGFISHER  providing more enjoyment as it flew constantly around this water spot. Just a few feet to the Crescent Water, we ( Me, Mary E , Tom P, JoannP) found a CAPE MAY WARBLER in a Hawthorne tree at the water edge, also a YELLOW WARBLER in that tree..

See the lists below. Just back from a Coney Island Cyclones night game and all this sticky muggy weather makes me too tired to think further.. Where is that north cool wind ??


From Dennis Hreshowsik, leading the Brooklyn Bird Club walk Prospect


15 birders met at grand army plaza on a cloudy morning that gave way to sunny skies. Highlights included Olive sided flycatcher, white eyed vireo, and 8 warbler species of warbler.

See you in the field,


Begin forwarded message:
Date: August 31, 2013 3:33:55 PM EDT

Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 31, 2013
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 31, 2013 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC Walk
58 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  6
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  2
  Herring Gull 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Empidonax sp.  4
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  3
Barn Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Veery  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  10
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  9
Northern Parula  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  7
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  X

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (


 date = 2013/09/01
site = Greenwood Cemetery
observers = PeterDorosh, Mary Eyster, Tom Preston, Joann Preston, earlier Keir Randall.

Black-crowned Night-Heron Dell Water
Great Egret Crescent Water
Great Blue Heron Crescent Water
Spotted Sandpiper Crescent Water
Mourning Dove 
Chimney Swift 
Belted Kingfisher Dell Water
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Willow Flycatcher TRAILL'S 
Red-eyed Vireo 3
American Robin 
Gray Catbird 
Cedar Waxwing 
Yellow Warbler Crescent
American Redstart 
Black-and-white Warbler 
Common Yellowthroat 
Cape May Warbler Crescent Water
Blue-winged Warbler Sylvan Water
Northern Waterthrush Dellwater
Wilson's Warbler Sylvan Water report byRob Jett
Song Sparrow 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak well hidden Crescent Water, too darn shy to come out of shrub
Northern Cardinal 
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird