14 species warblers, nothing spectacular was seen in the Rose Garden area which was the hottest spot this morning according to Kathy Toomey who went on the Thursday BBC walk. BROWN THRASHER on the switchback trail by Maryland Monument.
Sky watch this week , always a beautiful sight with the crescent moon in the eve sky
Today's most astounding sighting isn't the Chat but a NORTHERN GOSHAWK seen on Tom Stephenson's Thursday BBC walk, a quite rare bird that flew out of the Midwood. With yesterday's strong cold front and strong winds, its not surprising to see this , the largest Accipitae take wing southward , and to much of the Brooklyn birders delight, pass through Prospect Park.
The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT location has been verified as I thought so, the open space to the left of the west end of the Lullwater Bridge ( Boathouse area) if you walk west over the bridge. Its the fenced off area which should be good for fall birds as with today's Chat.
5 flycatcher species, MERLIN and 16 species warblers adds richness to the day's list
An internationally diversified BBC group today including Swedish, Syrian and Tiawanese birders along with the Brooklynites were treated well to great birds today.Just the right day for great birding and a chance to come back again to Kings County. Three cheers.
From Tom Stephenson :
We had 63 species include 16 species of warblers and 5 species of flycatchers.
Adult Northern Goshawk that flew out from lower Midwood;
Yellow-breasted Chat in new plantings between cove and boathouse;
One sturdy wildflower with 4 species of warblers: Prairie, Blue-winged, Common Yellowthroat and Magnolia.
|Great Blue Heron|
|Great Crested Flycatcher|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|