|Prospect Blue winged TEAL seen with 14 Wood ducks Upper Pool from dog beach view|
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Monday, August 31, 2015
Hot, dud day and exotic bird
Sunday, August 30, 2015
On the way in, I spotted a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on the Lake shore. After this along with Rob Jett and Heydi Lopes up on Lookout Hill, spotted as well AMERICAN REDSTART,YELLOW WARBLER & BLACK THROATED GREEN Warblers were individual birds seen.
Likely my hilight was a gorgeous looking --with its clear perfect white eyering on bright gray head was a female BLUE GRAY GNATCATCHER in the slope section between Butterfly Meadow and summit. A more ragged looking gnatcatcher followed the likely younger bird.
Rob and Heydi mentioned that 14 WOOD DUCKS occupied both the Upper Pool and some in Lower Pool. The BLUE WINGED TEAL hen stuck around..
It's going to be hot the next few days and maybe a lull with birds.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
slowdown Saturday in prospect
Only 42 species -10 warbler species-were tallied but the group I led was treated to hilights of WORMEATING WARBLER ( found gleaning from dead leaves), YELLOW BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a BLUEWINGED TEAL,rare for Prospect. The first two species were sighted on the Peninsula Lullwater trail close to the pink concrete beach.The Teal duck lingered on Upper Pool with WOOD DUCKS.
Missed though as I received word was Mike Yuan's reported PHILADELPHIA VIREO on Lookout Hills south slope switchback trail by the Maryland Monument,seen in the upper section of the trail.His photo is in his Ebird report,in my previous post below.
A terrific day to enjoy birds under the sun.
(my list http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24803639)
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Tweet from The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds)
The Kingsboider (@BBCKingsbirds) tweeted at 1:10 PM on Sat, Aug 29, 2015:
Blue-winged teal on upper pool.hen. prospect park
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Friday, August 28, 2015
warblers continue,bird variety
While I missed the early action due to family pickup at the airport and permitted late arrival at work,I was satisfied with a single warbler . Just before my lunch hour,I spotted a bird working the exotic type elm next to the Peninsula rustic shelter. After getting better vantages,enough was seen of the "baypoll series" bird I was viewing to determine a BAY BREASTED WARBLER,an uncommon bird here.
With patience, a good list can be had without the need getting the numbers .
Have a good weekend.
Fwd: List from this morning
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 9:05 am
Subject: List from this morning
|Possible Mourning Warb on Lookout dirt path between butterfly meadow and upper level per Kathy Toomey|
|@JoshMalbinBirds: 13 sps warblers butterfly meadow including BWWA, WEWA, Nashville m.twitter.com/JoshMalbinBirds|
Thursday, August 27, 2015
todays warbler upgrade
Tom Stephenson's group recorded a Black throated Green , and Chris Elliot texted me he had Cape May.
Other notables I didnt have time to record earlier was YELLOW BELLIED FLYCATCHERS with Toms group and later Kathy Toomey. Joshua Malbin found a PHILADELPHIA VIREO on the Peninsula.
Gwc rept from ny listserve
Subject: Golden-winged Warbler at Greenwood Cemetery
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 9:21 am
From: hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com
Had a nice variety of warblers and other migrants on the hill on the west side of the crescent water.
Highlighted by a female Golden-winged Warbler at top (south west corner) of hill last seen working the hill top and pushing north
Plus Great-crested Flycatcher
Senior Loan Officer
The first good day
This early before 7 am morning atop Lookout Hill was pretty good. With Keir Randall, then Joshua Malbin,we saw NASHVILLE, BLUE WINGED, BLACKBURNIAN as some of the good birds. Later I went back up for another quick look and saw a fluttery midsized bird flying over the Butterfly Meadow; it thereby perched atop the big oak overlooking the northwest Stairs, After me watching it closely, it turned out to be a BOBOLINK.
Thru the day I heard more stuff. TENNESSEE WARBLER at Esdale Bridge as well as Three Arches Bridge was another quality bird. On my lunch hour, I decided to bird the Peninsula, usually a reliable late morning spot. It was a good choice as I saw at least 8 species warblers, among them PRAIRIE, CANADA, BLACK THROATED BLUE, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, & NORTHERN PARULA.
The GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER at Crescent Warbler in Greenwood Cemetery reported at 10:30 ish was observed by Isaac Grant.
list warblers in Prospect
Black-throated Blue Warbler
complete list later and revisions later
Keir Randall List
Tom Stephenson first Thursdays Fall series Walk
Great Crested Flycatcher
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
|@JoshMalbinBirds: Philadelphia Vireo peninsula north side 3/4 of the way to the tip. m.twitter.com/JoshMalbinBirds|