The Long meadow was invaded by a track meet. 100's of kids are running with high energy, making the fields a non sparrow land. Nothing against kids getting exercise which we all want to see for healthier kids. The Upper Pool meadow was devoid of any birds,so was Breeze Hill dirt mounds.
And noise was deafening at the Peninsula meadow. There is a tree cutting/chipping operation by Parks Forestry right next to the Sora spot, the result of all the tree surveys and city's determination for public safety. ( we need that too). The negative on the Sora has been no news for three straight days. So assuming the bird is gone after a good run, the 7 day experience might be the 3rd longest in Prospect's history. Its possible the bird is still here but its an unknown right now.I'll keep checking the other marshes like I did tonight.
Speaking of marsh, the one opposite the LP 249 site had an elm quite active, mostly with 7 RUBY CROWNED KINGLETS. I say it was a slugfest with bugs and one BLACKPOLL WARBLER . Its a small elm at the edge of the phragmite marsh, with cobwebs of some sorton the sapling.The best bird though was a spectacular looking male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, with a larger than usual " handkerchief".
Hopefully it will be quieter tomorrow , the human created noise that is.
date = 2013/10/09 site = Prospect Park observers = Peter Tennis House / Sparrowbowl sightings
Red-tailed Hawk 2 f/os Eastern Phoebe House Wren Ruby-crowned Kinglet American Robin European Starling American Redstart 1 Ovenbird 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler On Tennis House handrail, female Common Yellowthroat 1 breeding plmg male Palm Warbler 6 Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Swamp Sparrow 1 White-throated Sparrow 10+ Song Sparrow 6 White-crowned Sparrow 1 juv Dark-eyed Junco 1 House Sparrow 10
date = 2013/10/09 site = Prospect Park observers = Peter;post work
Double-crested Cormorant Lake Northern Shoveler 8 Lake American Black Duck West Island Canada Goose 16 lake Ruddy Duck 7 Lake Mute Swan 4 lake Mallard Cooper's Hawk f/o Breeze Hill American Coot 2 Lake Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Mourning Dove Belted Kingfisher 3 Sisters Isl Downy Woodpecker west shore phragmites Northern Flicker 4 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7 west shore phragmites elm American Robin Gray Catbird west shore phragmites American Redstart Tennis house Black-and-white Warbler west shore phragmites Blackpoll Warbler west shore phragmites Black-throated Blue Warbler west shore phragmites, bright male Common Yellowthroat west shore phragmites Palm Warbler Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Northern Waterthrush west shore phragmites White-throated Sparrow Northern Cardinal west shore phragmites House Sparrow