Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Prospect Lunchtime birding; BBC & BBG reports

My one hour "lunch" birding was sort of productive if I was satisfied seeing sparrows. The brushy area along the mulch trail right outside the Tennis House north/east perimeter fence  was good. There, a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW topped the list of SWAMP, WT, DARK-EYED JUNCO  & SONG. In the "Sparrowbowl, at least 6 PALM WARBLERS, & lone MAGNOLIA ,YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERs and OVENBIRD complemented the sparrows. It might be a better day tomorrow.

The PALMs were a very good  force attested by the BBC walk that included PINE and NASHVILLE WARBLERS ( also seen in BBGarden) among the goodies ; FIELD SPARROW another quality bird to note.

See below lists from Bobbi regarding Rob Bate's BBC Tuesday walk and Orrin for BBGarden. ( note the entrance news)

Bobbi for the BBC Tuesday walk . led by Rob Bate:

Hi Peter,

Here is list from Rob's walk today.  We were inundated w/ Palms and the sparrow bowl was very productive, we had white-crowned, field and indigo buntings among others.

Rob, thanks for a great day! - can you look at list?  One more species and we hit 60.   Did you see Northern Shovelers or any herons?  Tanager?  Grackle?

A few people requested the walk go one more week.  Rob is going to be away, but since i was late to the meet up, i got volunteered to lead in his place.  That will teach me to be tardy :-)


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "do-not-reply@ebird.org" <do-not-reply@ebird.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 3:08 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 8, 2013

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Oct 8, 2013 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Rob's final BBC Tues Fall migration walk
59 species

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  4
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  X
Ruddy Duck  5
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
American Coot  3
Ring-billed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  5
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  5
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  14
Eastern Phoebe  5
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  12
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  14
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  X
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Palm Warbler  50
Pine Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  3

Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  20
White-crowned Sparrow  1

Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15353196

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


Brooklyn Botanic Garden this morning, mostly in and around the native plant garden.  Highlights were a Sof nashville warblers, and a couple ruby-throated hummingbirds (across the way in rose garden).  Here is a complete list:

Nashville warbler
Common yellowthroat
Palm warbler
Northern parula
Yellow-rumped warbler
Red-eyed vireo
Song sparrow
Chipping sparrow
White-throated sparrow
House finch
American goldfinch
American robin
Northern cardinal
House sparrow

Note: The Flatbush Avenue/Empire Blvd. entrance is closed, for duration, while BBG rebuilds the entrance and moves the Discovery Garden.  The closest open entrance is on Washington Avenue north of the conservatory.