Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fwd: Today's BBC Walk

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Cc: Dennis Hrehowsik ; Bobbi Manian ; Rob Bate
Sent: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 12:02 pm
Subject: Today's BBC Walk

Hi Peter,

The day was very beautiful and there were plenty of birds, although many were a bit frantic for long views. And it was a great group including participants from Colorado and California.

All tolled we had 69 species including 15 species of warblers. Some highlights were a flight of about 200 Brant flying over LeFrak followed, a few minutes later, by a Peregrine Falcon; for me a FOS Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Sandpiper, Kingfisher, several Brown Creeper, many Kinglets of both types; Cape May, Nashville, Black-throated Blue and Green Warblers along with Indigo Bunting on Lookout. We did try to relocate Karen's Blue Grosbeak but without success.
We visited the grasslands over LeFrak and had close views of Yellow and Pine Warblers, some sparrows, and 3 fly-by European Goldfinch followed later by one very close bird feeding in thistle.

All in all a great trip. Here's the list with a couple of photos.

Best regards,

Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
European Goldfinch