To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 2:28 pm
Subject: BBC Walk Today
Well, as you know, we had a bang-up final Thursday walk today. The weather was fantastic and there were lots of birds around, including some really special ones.
In addition to the park, some of us went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's newish grasslands, adjacent to the native gardens. It is a spectacular new birding spot!
Highlights included Red-headed Woodpecker (1st yr bird found by our top spotter, Nina Bai), Vesper, Field and Savannah Sparrows; Eastern Meadowlark, American Widgeon. And at the Botanical Garden, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel (2), Indigo Bunting, White-crowned Sparrow, Prairie and Tennessee Warblers. In general there were lots of warblers and kinglets flying around; and there's been a strong influx of Ruddy Ducks and Shovelers on the lake.
All in all we had 74 species including 14 species of warblers and 10 species of sparrows.
Here's the list along with a couple of shots.
|Cape May Warbler|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|Black-throated Green Warbler|