"Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature."
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)- Reported Oct 20, 2021 07:23 by Linda Ewing
I received reports that the Vesper Sparrow continues to haunt the bases ( its playoffs now) at field 3. Stick to the alleyway between field 2&3 dugouts ,walk around and get lucky.
Chipping and Savannah sparrows also game!
A good Birding time is early morning thru noon when crowds are thin and people few.
A VESPER SPARROW top the chart among sparrows seen today in the usual western Long meadow hotspots.
Tripper Paul discovered this mornings VESPER SPARROW along the fence at field two. It was at this location another good Sparrow - Clay colored was also found.
A second Clay colored sparrow became Trippers second find,seen at Lefrak rink,on the lawn before Duck Island. It was lingering with House Sparrows
At the Sparrow bowl to the north, a Field Sparrow was found by Alex Rosenfelder. The FIELD hung around deep in the dip with a number of White throated sparrows. Grackles overhead were seen signifying this months blackbirds species migration.
The last note regards EASTERN BLUEBIRD,usually expected this month.We go to Greenwood cemetery for this bird,seen in a Juniper cedar on Central ridge.
One of the prettiest fall warblers IMHO was spotted this morning at The Sparrow bowl in Prospect Park. The observer was Ryan Mandlebaum.
The Sparrow bowl again is between the picnic and tennis houses, A great flower area for these birds.
Unfortunately I had the day off and avoided the Park ( I'm in it all week!)
With a slight correction---------- Forwarded message ---------
Date: Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 1:24 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021
Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 12, 2021 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Checklist Comments: Tuesday BBC walk
44 species (+2 other taxa)
Canada Goose 10
Mute Swan 3
Wood Duck 11
American Black Duck 3
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 1
Ruddy Duck 5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 12 Seen together
gull sp. 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 6
Common Raven 1 Heard, then later seen over the Sparrowbowl. We saw it roll over in mid flight
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Carolina Wren 4
European Starling 8
Gray Catbird 1
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 6
House Sparrow 20
American Goldfinch 6
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 4
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 1
Common Grackle 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S96034219
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
On Oct 5, 2021, at 1:52 PM, Ryan Goldberg <email@example.com> wrote:
Hi Peter,I know you're on vacation but here's the checklist from the Tuesday walk today:Despite gray skies and NNE winds overnight, the small group that turned out were treated to an outstanding day, continuing the diversity of last week if not the numbers. We ended up with 65 species and a number of notable sightings.Terry spotted a Sharp-shinned Hawk whizzing above Lookout early in the morning, and she later picked out a Dickcissel among a big flock of House Sparrows north of the ballfields. Lookout had a great variety of warblers, particularly on the summit, among them Tennessee, Nashville, and Blackburnian. And as we wrapped up the walk around noon, a juvenile Broad-winged Hawk flew low over our heads and circled briefly over the lake.It's been a great fall!Ryan