Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fwd:Thurs BBC Walking in the Rain

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From: Tom Stephenson <>
To: ProsBird <>
Cc: Robert Bate <>; Dennis Hrehowsik <>; Roberta Manian <>; Ryan Goldberg <>; Angie Co <>
Sent: Thu, May 17, 2018 06:50 PM
Subject: BBC Walking in the Rain

Hi Peter,

Well, I wasn't even sure the walk was going to happen, as it was raining fairly hard when I got to the GAP arch. But there were people there (2) and one was from CA so I thought we needed to show him how we do birds in Brooklyn. We later added a couple more people to total 6 overall.

In spite of the rain, it was incredibly birdy in the park; one of the birdiest days I've seen in a long time. Since I've been away, maybe you've had these numbers during the week, but it was really great and we ended up with 80 species.

There were lots of numbers of just about each species. We had at least 7 Wilson's Warblers, 10+ Magnolia, a Prairie, a couple of Bay-breasted, several Blackpoll and so on.
We also had 6 species of flycatchers including at least 3 Leasts...
There were lots of swallows on the lake including 4+ bank and at least one cliff. 
Add to all of that 2 Lincoln's Sparrows, many singing Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 2 Indigo Buntings, Orchard Oriole....
And, thanks to Sean Sime's tweet, we went up to Lookout and got some looks at the Mourning Warbler up there.

All in all quite a day.

Here's the list.

Best regards,

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
European Goldfinch