Lookout Hill .The area was quite active with birds, particularly behind the newly opened area behind the fence at the Lamppost #249 picnic tables ( well drive) and the mulch narrow trail farther up to the left in the woods. ( look for the short step stairs, to the left is the mulch trail that continues through the middle slope of the southwestern Lookout Hill Slope)
After viewing the REDSTART and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT parade in those areas, I proceed to cut some invasive vines at the mulch trail. COMMON YELLOWTHROATS were hopping on this popular joggers trail, landing and flying into the dense shrubbery. At where the weld wire fence was down , a largish warbler appeared on the Mulberry sapling above this downed fence. It hopped down to the trail and proceeded walking along it. To my surprise and great delight, I was treated to a CONNECTICUT WARBLER ! A female adult, it continued its pace up the trail , miraculously nobody appeared to spook the bird for a good 7 minutes ( why 7 ? internal clock is ticking), no joggers, no dog walkers , nobody came through as i enjoyed this autumn warbler prize.
Throughout the park in several renown locations, AMERICAN REDSTART rules the day. A close second were COMMON YELLOWTHROATS in the weedier areas.Ricks Place had at least 9 Redstarts on the bridle trail, sharing the strip with 4 OVENBIRDs, 2 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHEs,and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER just above, among others.
I knew the morning was going to be good when my home park entrance at Greenwood Ave had a female TENNESSEE WARBLER in the pokeweed at the fence, also holding several , yes Common Yellowthroats ( hence the name, "common today")
Other reports for interest was a possible Dickcissel in Greenwood Cemetery's Sylvan Waters ( obs by Will) , WORM-EATING WARBLER just west of the Esdale Bridge ( observer: Noam ).PINE and PRAIRIE WARBLERs at Arleen's Pines ( Dennis Hrehowsik, Mike Yuan, Keir Randall)
date = 2013/09/06 site = Prospect Park
Chimney Swift Northern Flicker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee Red-eyed Vireo House Wren American Robin Veery 2 Tunnel arch stairs Gray Catbird
Prairie Warbler reported at Arleens pines, Dennis , Mike Worm-eating Warbler Ravine by Esdale br, seen by Noam Tennessee Warbler Greenwood ave entrance American Redstart 30 + Black-and-white Warbler Ovenbird 4 Ricks Pl horse trail Canada Warbler 2 Black-throated Green Warbler ricks place, female Black-throated Blue Warbler MIdwood south , male Common Yellowthroat 15 +
Connecticut Warbler southwest Lookout Hill base, mulch trail , slope above drive,
walking on trail next to fence, adult female
Chestnut-sided Warbler lookout Hill, Ricks place Magnolia Warbler lp 249 ; Ricks Place Pine Warbler reported at Arleens pines, Dennis , Mike
Northern Waterthrush 2 Ricks Pl horse trail Northern Cardinal Common Grackle American Goldfinch Butterfly meadow