Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Continuing rarities in Prospect; BBC Tuesday walk ( last fall weekday event)

During my dentist visit to continue a root canal/ crown procedure ( oh god, i wished it was over), two tweets from Twitterer Chris Elliot.

One regards the HOODED WARBLER staying true to southwest Lookout Hill mid slope mulch trail ,for the third straight day.This is th west/southwest slope.

Then , an old story by now, the SORA continues to be seen at the Peninsula marsh.
Slow days but a HOODED WARBLER and a SORA alleviates the paucity of birds nowadays. So where are Prospect's sparrows ?


From Bobbi Manian, leader of the last  2013 BBC weekday walk ( informal)

Hi Peter and Rob,

The Tuesday walk regulars met one more time today, sans Rob.

Early morning fog on the ballfields eventually burned off and we had a beautiful day netting 56 species (Kathy adding  coot, redstart, r/e vireo, red-tailed hawk and *Hooded* via post walk text update).   A huge MURDER of crows flew over us on Lookout, nothing 'attempted' with this lot.  Sora still present.  A late (per eBird) Scarlet Tanager gave us some nice looks on Butterfly.    Janet got us some nice documentation shots to appease the eBird checkbox ;-)

The sparrow-bowl was pretty dead, but Breeze Hill had Chipping, Junkos and White-throats.  

As the group was breaking up, Kathy decided to give Lookout one more chance, we hadn't seen the Hooded in the morning.  After finding the before mentioned coot, redstart and r/e vireo, she texted me she was calling it quits (so i knew it was ok to send you the final list).  Luckily i was out running errands because 10 minutes later she texted me one last time.  Patience won the day and she saw the male hooded in the same area Gus previously reported.  

List below.

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:44 PM, "do-not-reply@ebird.org" <do-not-reply@ebird.org> wrote:
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Oct 15, 2013 7:24 AM - 4:24 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:    BBC Tues Fall migration final final walk <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2
56 species

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  1
Wood Duck  14
Mallard  5
Northern Shoveler  6
Ruddy Duck  10
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Sora  1    2nd bird continues

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40224645@N00/10297689405/" title="JZ1_8350 by BobbiInBrooklyn, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/10297689405_6eda9d2ebd.jpg" alt="JZ1_8350" /></a>
American Coot  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  15
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  5
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  5
Eastern Phoebe  5
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  15
American Crow  23
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  12
Hermit Thrush  5
American Robin  14
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  X
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Hooded Warbler  1    male - observed by Kathy Toomey around 4:30 same location previously reported by Gus (West Mid Slope Path of the lookout hill, above the West drive )
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  2
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  11
Dark-eyed Junco  17
Scarlet Tanager  1    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40224645@N00/10297601914/" title="JZ1_8344 by BobbiInBrooklyn, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/10297601914_a22e0efbf9.jpg" alt="JZ1_8344" /></a>
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15412644

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)