Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fwd: BBC Walk Today

Report from October 15th that missed my blog as mentioned to me..I'm too beat from vacation to check back..a repeat..

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh ; Rob Bate ; Dennis Hrehowsik ; Bobbi Manian
Sent: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 2:28 pm
Subject: BBC Walk Today

Hi Peter,

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.

Best regards,

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow