Sunday, September 11, 2016
Fwd: BBC Governor's Island
Leader Sean Zimmer
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From: Sean Zimmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date:09/11/2016 4:46 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Peter Dorosh <Prosbird@aol.com>
Subject: Governor's Island
Governor's Island revealed some good birds for its debut as a Club trip destination. Although the overall species count of 28 was low, the quality of the birds seen was excellent.
We started off with a Merlin right as we disembarked from the ferry, quickly followed by Red-tailed hawk and Kestrel, brining our raptor count up to three. We got close-up looks at four kestrels as they hovered over the ballfield. The most productive area by far was Nolan Park, in particular the patch behind the old synagogue. In the shrubs at this location, we managed to pull off a "mimid hat trick": Catbird, Mockingbird, and Brown Thrasher all within minutes of each other.
Governor's Island will remain open to the public for 2 more weekends; it should definitely be added to the list for any birders looking for a unique location to spot some fall migrants. A big thanks to Ryan and Giselle for coming along on this walk!
Full species list below.
Great black-backed gull
Black-throated blue warbler
Black & white warbler
Eastern wood peewee
Baltimore oriole (imm. male)