Monday, September 23, 2013

Prospect good morning

The northwest wind delivered. The morning reports tell of good activity , with Lookout Hill coming up with excellent viewing, according 16 species warblers reported. Among the good birds, a female HOODED WARBLER.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was spotted on the Lake west shore ( Mary Eyster)

( but unfortunately for most folks , its a Monday and a workday....we have to send a note to Mother Nature for Weekend north winds )


From Keir :

hi Peter

PP was full of new birds this morning, I'm sure there's more to be found....

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Sep 23, 2013 8:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 1
Mallard X
Northern Shoveler 11
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Rock Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 16
Chimney Swift 25
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 Many seen, many calling - probably more
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 5
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 18
Gray Catbird 7
European Starling 30
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 5
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Tennessee Warbler 1 Maryland Monument steps
Common Yellowthroat 13
Hooded Warbler 1 Female on slope between meadows on Lookout hill. Olive hood outline behind face, fanned white outer tail feathers.
American Redstart 8
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 5
Black-throated Blue Warbler 5
Palm Warbler (Western) 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 7 Including 5 together on Lookout
Wilson's Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 1
sparrow sp. 1 A brief view at Lullwater west near the cove. Thin black streaks on whitish chest, not a Song Sparrow....
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 25

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From Klemens Gasser:

Dear Peter, so many birds and often very close! A great day in Prospect Park between Lookout Hill, Peninsula and Midwood.

1 Great Egret
1 Green Heron
5 Canada Goose
2 Wood Duck
3 Mallard
3 Northern Shoveler
1 Red-tailed Hawk
20 Mourning Dove
8 Chimney Swift
1 Belted Kingfisher
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
3 Hairy Woodpecker
9 Northern Flicker
8 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Empidonax Fycatcher
5 Eastern Phoebe
6 Red-eyed Vireo
5 Blue-headed Vireo
20 Blue Jay
3 Tufted Titmouse
5 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
4 House Wren
7 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
20 American Robin
4 Swainson’s  Thrush
18 Catbirds
5 Starling
5 Cedar Waxwing
10 Northern Parula
5 Tennessee Warbler
2 Nashville Warbler
6 Yellow Warbler
5 Chestnut-sided Warbler
25+ Magnolia Warbler
8 Black-throated Blue Warbler
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
15+ Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Pine Warbler
15+ Blackpoll Warbler
20 Black-and-white Warbler
25+ American Redstart
4 Ovenbird
5 Northern Waterthrush
25+ Common Yellowthroat
4 Wilson’s Warbler
2 Canada Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
3 Scarlet Tananger
20 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
1 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
15 American Goldfinch
40 House Sparrow



From Mike Yuan

After a birdy morning in Prospect, I thought I'd see how Brooklyn Bridge Park would be.  
While it was fairly slow, four EASTERN PHOEBES fed on the edges of the grassy areas and over the wetlands area.  While afternoon activity in the form of tourists, kids and joggers can make observing birds challenging, the park continues to offer surprises for me at the small bridges that cross over the ponds.  I usually pick up new species for my personal park list at this location.  A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH emerged from the brush and offered a brief view. Two BLACKPOLL WARBLERS fed low, eventually crossing the main pedestrian/bike path and popping up the gravel path to the new pedestrian bridge to Squibb Park.  

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From Rob Bate:

Good day, thought I had a Mourning Warbler too.  (Maybe a YTed?)
Birding off and on with Bobbi, Klemens, Will 20 species of warbler.

60 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Green Heron  X
Accipiter sp.  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Solitary Sandpiper  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  X
Belted Kingfisher  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  X
Eastern Wood-Pewee  X
Empidonax sp.  X
Eastern Phoebe  X
Blue-headed Vireo  X
Warbling Vireo  X
Red-eyed Vireo  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
Carolina Wren  X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  X
Veery  X
Swainson's Thrush  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Ovenbird  X
Louisiana Waterthrush  X
Northern Waterthrush  X
Black-and-white Warbler  X
Tennessee Warbler  X
Nashville Warbler  X
Common Yellowthroat  X
Hooded Warbler  X (thanks to Keir's sharp eyes)
American Redstart  X
Northern Parula  X
Magnolia Warbler  X
Yellow Warbler  X
Chestnut-sided Warbler  X
Blackpoll Warbler  X
Black-throated Blue Warbler  X
Palm Warbler  X
Pine Warbler  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Black-throated Green Warbler  X
Wilson's Warbler  X

Song Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X