A newsboard for reporting bird sightings, happenings & announcements,miscellany in north Brooklyn and the 3 main central north Brooklyn green regions : historic Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden & north half of Kings County, & Greenwood Cemetery.A service for Brooklyn birders and visitors. Also note: Conservation issues & miscellany posts.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Fwd: Lookout Hill 5/23
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------ Original Message ------ From: Michael Yuan Date: 5/23/2014 10:17 AM To: Peter Dorosh; Subject: Lookout Hill 5/23
Lively morning spent mostly on Lookout. Immediately heard the West Drive/Center Drive Mourning Warbler, about 100 ft up from the Do Not Enter sign. He sang continuously at 6:40am, moving towards his namesake signs until I left him 10 minutes later.
An hour later, at the SW corner of Butterfly Meadow, I saw another male Mourning Warbler preening on a fence inside the planted area. Gave great looks before he skipped eastward towards the Switchback Trail. A good assortment of warblers still around.
Loads of empids on Butterfly Meadow and around Lookout's slopes, along with a female Blue Grosbeak. Only a Least Flycatcher vocalized for me, and had a good look at a silent yellow-bellied candidate. More around.