Thursday, May 22, 2014

top location of the day,Prospect SW corner cemetery;report

Note: this post happened Wednesday

As migration winds down,stragglers and latecomers are what we will see,and oh the occasional MOURNING WARBLER. The glacial pothole location just outside the Quaker Cemetery southwest corner post was the best spot yesterday.

While a number of us were enjoying the cooperative MOURNING WARBLER just inside the woods edge at the bridle trail curve, some other warblers popped in. Most surprising was a low ( lower than the MOWA) female BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER with its ochre colored throat and also I heard a reported CANADA WARBLER. Later on, also a MAGNOLIA WARBLER appeared.

But after my work shift,I stopped by this magic spot and found more action including a female HOODED WARBLER. Along the foot trail near the cemetery fence, where a large timber and short broken stump are located, the HOODED was active among the saplings and small regrowing shrubs, even walking on another timber. With the Hooded, two REDSTARTS mingled about as well,SWAINSONS THRUSH and a few other birds appeared as I sat on a short log to watch it all for 15 minutes.

Such a delight.



From Adam
Hi All

Had a low-key walk around the park this evening. 7 male Wood Duck all together on the Upper Pool and 5 species of thrush around the Falkill pool - Gray-cheeked, Veery, Swainson's, Wood and American Thrush. Also lots of Northern Waterthrush all over the park. No Mourning Warb, though!


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
May 21, 2014 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     Parkside to Lookout to Pools and along Lullwater. Still, overcast evening.
48 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  1
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  7     Group of 7 adult males on Upper Pool
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X     female seen with 7 young ducklings opposite Rustic Arbor on Lullwater
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2     circling together over Lookout
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  2
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  3
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)  1
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  2
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  3
American Thrush (Turdus migratorius)  X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  X
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  6
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  5
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  2
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  3
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  4
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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