Before my report, the best bird today at 9:28 am was Keir Randall's MOURNING WARBLER. A female adult, it was by the Binnen Bridge, somewhere in brush if one heads towards the back closed overlook platform
Most of the Peninsula actions centered at the central trails intersection and the tip. In the former, a late LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH with its bright white wide supercilium; PRAIRIE, BLACKBURNIAN (pretty high), YELLOW had that part; at the tip, the best was a CAPE MAY WARBLER joining two BLACKPOLL WARBLERS. Steve Nanz much earlier in the morning had the CAPE MAY.These birds hung around the tall pines, in the lower branches.A late bird of note was EASTERN KINGBIRD , just to the left of the shelter.
Along the trail views of the south Lullwater included a GREEN HERON perched by the cattails, a BELTED KINGFISHER hightailing it to the other side. Guess it was flustered at me. Of note at the Lake, NORTHERN SHOVELERS have now gone up to 14 birds.(It'll be in the 100's come December)
The rest of the sunny day , up to Butterfly Meadow was very quiet.
Meanwhile over at Greenwood Cemetery. Rob Jett held a personal hawk watch; most of the time its at the Kiamie Crypt , near the Civil war Monument in the northwest corner. Rob reported several BROAD-WINGED HAWK flyovers
Later , a tweet text from Keir Randall, not sure if seen at this hawk site, a juvenile BALD EAGLE flew over, heading west.
Northwest winds tonight. Birding should be productive tomorrow.
Peter's list 2 hours early afternoon
date = 2013/09/23 site = Prospect Park observers = Peter D Great Egret rink Northern Shoveler 14 Lake Canada Goose Chimney Swift Belted Kingfisher south lullwater Eastern Kingbird Peninsula tip Blue Jay American Robin Veery Lookout south slope Gray Catbird 4 European Starling Prairie Warbler Peninsula Yellow Warbler Peninsula American Redstart 2 Peninsula Black-and-white Warbler 1 Peninsula Blackpoll Warbler 2 Peninsula tip Ovenbird Cape May Warbler Peninsula tip Louisiana Waterthrush Peninsula , late bird Northern Parula Peninsula Magnolia Warbler Peninsula Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Peninsula tip Blackburnian Warbler Peninsula Song Sparrow 2 Northern Cardinal