Friday, August 29, 2014

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 29, 2014

A good flight of birds following on the tail of the north wind bought out the birders.Though not epic, good birds and warbler sightings with some flycatchers made a day an enjoyable one in Prospect

The hi lights of the good morning were a sitting COMMON NIGHTHAWK in a tall cherry tree in the northern Lookout Hill section, BLACK BILLED CUCKOO,PHILADELPHIA VIREO, Hummingbirds, and at least 15 species warblers.Flycatchers include GREAT CRESTED,EASTERN WOOD PEWEE,OLIVE SIDED ( on Lookout hill,Dennis H,Mike Y,also Joshua ),LEAST and YELLOW BELLIED ( Dennis and Mike Yuan).

I had my best shot in free time available during a work day.Most impressionable was two RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS feeding on Cardinal Flowers in the Ambergill ,a treat watching a tandem of hummers chase each other and perching ,but more " illuminating" the gorgeous backlight hi lighting the very rapid wingbeats.

The following credits for the sightings: NIGHTHAWK spotted by Dennis Hrehowsik with Mike Yuan; BLACK BILLED Cuckoo spotted by Wada at Breeze Hill,PHILADELPHIA VIREO at Binnen Bridge by Chris Elliot.Joshua ( see his list prev post) seeing TENNESSEE & WORMEATING WARBLERS as well as RED BREASTED NUTHATCH.

It should continue decent birding tomorrow especially if winds shift a bit,halting migration for restful night in the park


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Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 29, 2014

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY  Aug 29, 2014  Protocol: Incidental  42 species (+1 other taxa)    Canada Goose  27  Wood Duck  4     upper pool  Mallard  X  Red-tailed Hawk  1  Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X  Mourning Dove  X  Common Nighthawk  1     perched.Lookout Hill north  Chimney Swift  X  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4     2 feeding on Cardinal Flowers Ambergill  Downy Woodpecker  2  Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1  Eastern Wood-Pewee  2  Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  2  Least Flycatcher  2     distinctive eye ring, tal down, grayish overtones  Great Crested Flycatcher  1     Butterfly Meadow  White-eyed Vireo  2     Lookout Hill upper south slope  Warbling Vireo  1     Terrace Br  Red-eyed Vireo  3  Blue Jay  2  Black-capped Chickadee  1  House Wren  1  Veery  1  American Robin  X  Gray Catbird  X  European Starling  X  Cedar Waxwing  6     along Peninsula east shore  Ovenbird  2  Northern Waterthrush  1     Peninsula  Blue-winged Warbler  1     Butterfly Mead  Black-and-white Warbler  3  Common Yellowthroat  4  American Redstart  14  Northern Parula  1     Peninsula thumb, female  Magnolia Warbler  2  Chestnut-sided Warbler  2  Black-throated Blue Warbler  5  Scarlet Tanager  1     female, Terrace Br  Northern Cardinal  4  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2     Lookout Hill south, Binnen Pool , juv male  Common Grackle  3  Baltimore Oriole  2  American Goldfinch  5  House Sparrow  X    View this checklist online at    This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (