Thursday, September 27, 2012

Prospect BBC walk Sept 27th

Results of Thursday Fall series Brooklyn Bird Club walk
Leading: Tom Stephenson

Hi Peter,

Despite a bit of early rain, our intrepid group persevered and eventually we had an incredibly birdy morning with 17 species of warblers including Wilson's, Blackpoll, Bay-breasted and Pine, plus Tennessee (briefly) and Nashville. Other highlights were White-eyed Vireo, 5 Pied-billed Grebes, Coots, Ruddy Duck, Brown Creeper, more Red-breasted Nuthatch, Lincoln Sparrow, American Kestrel and more.

Here's the list

Best regards,


Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

Wood Duck


Northern Shoveler

Ruddy Duck

American Coot

American Kestrel

Rock Dove

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Willow Flycatcher (Traill's sp)

Eastern Phoebe

White-eyed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Carolina Wren

House Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin


Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Pine Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson's Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


On my way to an art glass exhibit ( Jean-Michel Othoniel) opening at the Brooklyn Museum, despite no binoculars, i spotted 4 species raptors. Over the Lookout /Nethermead, a RED-TAILED HAWK was joined by an AMERICAN KESTREL coming in from the north. But much higher up , as I watched a soaring buteo from its shape i recognized, doing loops, a BROAD-WINGED HAWK. Later , as I exited the Willink entrance, a PEREGRINE FALCON at its usual perch at BBGarden's Fire Dept radio Antenna after flying around it several times.