Thursday, August 27, 2015

The first good day

Of more hopeful autumn migration days 2015  to come, today was the first good one. A variety of warblers came thru  with the usual and quality birds. Among them , 16 species warblers on my time and as my ear heard in Prospect, that of that high number I saw 14 species warblers plus a rare BOBOLINK.Also reported  from secondhand report, a GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER in Greenwood Cemetery caps the warbler array.

This early  before 7 am morning atop Lookout Hill was pretty good. With Keir Randall, then Joshua Malbin,we saw NASHVILLE, BLUE WINGED, BLACKBURNIAN as some of the good birds. Later I went back up for another quick look and saw a fluttery midsized bird flying over the Butterfly Meadow; it thereby perched atop the big oak overlooking the northwest Stairs, After me watching it closely, it turned out to be a BOBOLINK.

Thru the day I heard more stuff. TENNESSEE WARBLER at Esdale Bridge as well as Three Arches Bridge was another quality bird. On my lunch hour, I decided to bird the Peninsula, usually a reliable late morning spot. It was a good choice as I saw at least 8 species warblers, among them PRAIRIE, CANADA, BLACK THROATED BLUE, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, & NORTHERN PARULA.

The GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER at Crescent Warbler in Greenwood Cemetery reported at 10:30 ish was observed by Isaac Grant.

list warblers in Prospect


 Blue-winged Warbler
 Tennessee Warbler
 Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
 Prairie Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
 Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler

complete list later and revisions later 

Keir Randall List


Tom Stephenson first Thursdays Fall series Walk

Hi Peter,

We had a very beautiful day for our walk, today. And there was a lot of bird activity in the park.
We tallied 52 species including 14 species of warblers. Highlights included Least and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, huge numbers of Chestnut-sided and Black-and-white Warblers plus Canada, Blackburnian, Magnolia, Prairie, Ovenbird and others.

Here's the list and a couple of photos.

Best regards,

Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler

Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow