Thursday, September 26, 2013

Prospect , another rarity, in the red

Yesterday's ( or was it day before ?) Connecticut Warbler is OLD NEWS. Today, the warbler has been displaced by a rare RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. A juvenile, perhaps heard Tuesday , was sighted at the hot fall spot Butterfly Meadow on Lookout Hill, the locale continuing to offer wonders with great birds and good finds. The last report for this rare species occurred September 17, 2011 (mu.obs) , two juveniles seen also on Lookout Hill around the meadow.

A female HOODED WARBLER was spotted nearby by Nancy Tim and new birder Will .

Fall can only get better ? we'll see....

See ya tonight at the BBC program (Litchfield Villa)


Results of Thursday BBC walk
leading : Rob Bate, Bobbi Manian ( subbing for Tom Stephenson)

Bobbi reporting:

Hi Peter,

Normally I get excited when we have a 5 woodpecker day but today was extra special.  While we didn't get a Hairy we did get a Red -headed woodpecker!!

Shane had alerted us on Tuesdays walk that he thought he had heard and glimpsed one. Today Rob spotted and heard this bird up on Butterfly Meadow and got everyone on it for good looks.  

Tom -we'll be wanting a pileated when you get back! :-)

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:
Date: September 26, 2013, 3:00:26 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 26, 2013
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Sep 26, 2013 7:15 AM - 2:56 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Rob leading Tom's Thurs BBC migration walk  <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2
58 species

Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  8
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  10
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1     Imm - white wing patches distinctive. Well seen flying and perched.  Heard. 6 observers.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  16
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  6
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  6
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  X
Ovenbird  10
Northern Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  15
Common Yellowthroat  17
American Redstart  11
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  18
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  12
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  13
Black-throated Green Warbler  4

Chipping Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Common Grackle  3
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  X

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