Friday, May 28, 2010

On the Brooklyn Bird Club calendar 6/3

Next Thursday evening, a presentation by Rick Cech . Have a great holiday weekend

--Kingsboider

Thursday, June 3rd, 6:30 P.M.

Birds, Beasts & Butterflies of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

with Rick Cech

Africa—the very name conjures up a place where you still can be tracked and eaten by the wildlife you are observing. Here is a stirring saga of nature study in modern-day KwaZulu-Natal province, in eastern South Africa, a rich area that embodies an astonishing range of habitats, species, cultures, and experience. What else can we say? Don’t miss this sure-to-be entertaining and informative talk by natural history author, photographer, and club member Rick Cech (author of Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer's Guide.)

6:30 PM at the Litchfield Villa

( located inside the Prospect Park West Ave and 5th Street park entrance.Nearest train is the F line to 7th Ave stop. Source http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 26th Prospect

From Alex Wilson:

Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park , 5/26/10

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/26/10
Number of species: 50


Canada Goose 100
Mute Swan 3
Wood Duck 4 (Drakes, Upper Pool.)
Mallard 35
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Laughing Gull 1
Herring Gull (American) 55
Rock Pigeon 35
Mourning Dove 15
Chimney Swift 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Empidonax sp. 2 (2 or 3 around the Peninsula, no vocals.)
Eastern Kingbird 6
Warbling Vireo 10
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 10
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Carolina Wren 3
House Wren 6
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 50
Gray Catbird 20
European Starling 100
Cedar Waxwing 20
Yellow Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
American Redstart 6
Ovenbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 20
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 20
Orchard Oriole 1 (Adult male at base of Peninsula.)
Baltimore Oriole 15
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 25

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Native plant profile ( for the birds , of course)



Among the native plants selected for the Brooklyn Bird Club plant site was Winterberry Holly. Its part of an assorted mix of delectable plants that birds feast on, with seasonal blooms to sustain them through the year.


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Here's a profile of Winterberry Holly , and from time to time profiles of other plants at that centennial native plant site. Since migration has tailed off, until August when the warblers come back ( and the rest in September) , its important to think about habitats after the "spring frenzy" is gone. :)>

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http://landscaping.about.com/cs/winterlandscaping1/a/winterberry.htm

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=winterberry+plant&FORM=IGRE&qpvt=winterberry+plant#

-Kingsboider

PS. Sometime at the end of June , there will be another planting at the BBC Centennial site, this time for wildflowers. I will keep you apprised since the delivery date of the plants from the Staten Island Greenbelt Native Plant Nursery is uncertain at this time.

here's its factfile--> http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/parks_divisions/gnpc/index.html

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24th Prospect

From Rob Bate:

Orchard Oriole seen in Tulip tree over Lullwater rink side south of Terrace Bridge. I've seen him a number of times there, may be nesting.


Only one warbler species :(

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/24/10
Number of species: 27

Canada Goose X
Wood Duck X
Mallard X
Laughing Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Warbling Vireo X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Carolina Wren X
House Wren X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
European Starling X
Northern Parula X
Eastern Towhee X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Orchard Oriole X
Baltimore Oriole X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Looking at Ebird Cornell;Kentucky Warbler records;remaining BBC planting

I was looking at the Cornell ebird website for Prospect Park, curious about how many species were seen so far. It said 175 species.That appears to be an excellent total. Hopefully the rest of the year, particularly the fall , will be fun. For now, one day at a time.....

Report Details
Date range:
Jan 1, 2010 - Dec 31, 2010

Total # of Species:
175
Total # of Checklists:
370
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A quick search of the office records show that Saturday's FOS Kentucky Warbler was among the latest to appear in Prospect. Only 5 KEWA sightings historically after May 22nd .The other dates were 5/25/02, 5/29/00, 6/11/07, 6/14/97, & 6/21/97. Caught some luck there. ( and I noted that 3 usually occurring species spring warblers are still missing this spring: Golden-winged, YB Chat,YT Warbler [irregular]and one non visual Prothonotary [though heard] ) .
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Still some plants remain unplanted ( from the nursery) for the Brooklyn Bird Club Centennial native garden site in the Vale cashmere. I need to get them planted before June so one of the weekdays this week will have to do. Likely tomorrow , Wednesday , maybe Thursday at 9 am.It also depends on my availability due to the new rink side planting project.Please email me if you can come in for a hour or so so i know how many spades to bring + let my boss know of my need to finish my BBC project.It may finish up on 2 more weekday dates. ( no weekends with upcoming holiday and the BBC weekend trip the one after in early June).
email address is Prosbird@aol.com
P.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May 22 Prospect and its Kentucky Warbler

As if the "bird gods" intended it, divine as it is, Prospect Park's first of season KENTUCKY WARBLER graced the new planting area for member volunteers celebrating and concluding the Brooklyn Bird Club's Centennial of 2009 in the southern Vale of Cashmere . Before starting the green project ( with plants bought for by last years Birdathon ) at 10 am, the Kentucky Warbler (KEWA) made circuitous rounds of the Vale's southern wooded slopes early this morning . Its presence complicated my efforts to place new plants down out of respect for birders watching the KEWA on the actual planting spot! Rafael Campos texted me of the rare find while I was driving towards the site with native plants in the pickup. The call went out via my text messages and to this blog, and some lucky birders saw the bird well ( and singing loud enough for me to hear very well) before it made way for the northern woods. Many thanks to Rafael for posting me the news.

And as if the Kentucky Warbler wasn't enough for birders,some Brooklyn Bird Club volunteers and members on the scene also saw in the Vale or the nearby Rose Garden SUMMER TANAGER & OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

Something for us to remember, one for the ages, how a bird like Kentucky Warbler might have known all along ;)> that today was a BIG Centennial Planting day for the BBC. Perfect timing, good --no-- make that terrific birding for sure.

--Kingsboider ( one of the green thumbs)

More about the bird--->> http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Kentucky_Warbler/id


Note : multiple observers
R.Campos, E.Crowne, P.Dorosh, K.Randall, E.Harold,T.Stephenson,D.Dyer, more m.obs?

Summer Tanager ( J.Zinn, A Baratz., T.Stephenson, who else ?)

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From Rafael Campos :

22 May 2010


A nice and rare surprise today at PP. First, the 1st 30 minutes from GAP to the Vale, very quiet, not much, but in the Vale, after seeing only 2 sps of warblers (Magnolia & Parula), a very loud call, made my head turn, and here is my FOS male Kentucky Warbler!!!


I text-mess P.D., and also attracted by the calls, was Ed Crowne. Together we re-located the bird, and after some minutes Tom Stepehson, "Rusty", and Peter Dorosh arrived. All together we saw it, before he moved to the N end of the Vale. Later I stopped by again, but no signs of him.

The rest of my walk was quiet, quiet. The activity was only by AMROs. But also I saw one of the adults RTHAs carrying a Gray Squirrel to the nest, near Nellie's Lawn. I scouted the edge of the Nethermead before I came back via Midwood, and stopping at Rick's Place. No much, Is the Spring migration over?


The birds of today:


Mallard


Red-tailed Hawk


(American) Herring Gull (1 fly over)


Rock (Common) Pigeon


Mourning Dove


Chimney Swift (fly overs)


Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 m: Vale)


Red-bellied Woodpecker


Northern Flicker


Olive-sided Flycatcher (1, perched: Vale)


Eastern Wood Pewee (1, hawking insects: Vale)


Eastern Kingbird (1, carrying nesting material: Lily Pond)


Warbling Vireo (heard only)


Red-eyed Vireo (1: Vale)


Blue Jay


American Crow


Barn Swallow (1-2: Nethermead)


Black-capped Chickadee


Carolina Wren (2: Midwood)


House Wren


Swainson's Thrush


American Robin


Gray Catbird


European (Common) Starling


Cedar Waxwing (pools)


Northern Parula (vale)


Magnolia (numerous, Vale & elsewhere)


Black-throated Blue Warbler (1 f: Vale)


Blackpoll Warbler (1 m: pools)


Ovenbird (1: Rick's Place)


Kentucky Warbler (1 m: Vale)


Common Yellowthroat (1 m: Vale)


Canada Warbler (1 f: Vale)


Summer Tanager (1 f: Vale)


Northern Cardinal


Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1: Rick's Place)


Red-winged Blackbird


Baltimore Oriole (2-3 males)


House Finch (1)


House Sparrow


Brooklyn is great birding: Rafael Campos R.

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From Rusty Harold

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Empidonax sp.
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

--
Elliotte Rusty Harold

Friday, May 21, 2010

May 21st ESD + prospect notes

Today is "Endangered Species Day". Particularly for quite a number of bird species on the brink, conservation on our part is the critical key.

http://www.stopextinction.org/esd.html

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Despite southwest winds last nite, my observation opinion RE migration this morning was that "not anything in masses", that is, birds were scattershot, a few seen and thats it. Some Blackpoll, Magnolia and a Northern Waterthrush at the back of Lower Pool..a friend I ran into said he saw redstarts and usual birds. Keir reported Tennessee Warbler somewhere. Of course i was too busy to take any time to bird.

On the Lower Pool , a drake Wood Duck hid under a fallen tree branches but shot out when it saw me, went to the Upper Pool island back shore where some Spotted Sandpipers walked along.

If I receive any reports later , I will post. At this point, we have to accept that the major migration is over :( and a smattering of straggling migrants will be best expected.. but keep birding till May is over, even into first week June. I recalled years ago, May 20-24th saw a "surge", and who knows with shorebirds , waterbirds, flycatchers, a rarity ?? passing thru or landing in. Be sure to check out the Duck Island mudflat..birding is a haphazard science...you can't explain the chaos or dynamics of migration. Birds have their own little minds...

--Kingsboider


Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/21/10
Number of species: 10

Wood Duck 1
Mallard X
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Common Grackle X

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 20th Prospect+ tonight's evening wind direction

Some decent flurry of action this morning, though not major visually regarding warblers, was seen in the Midwood, particularly a notable LINCOLNS SPARROW in the north Midwood inside habitat alongside the path/ steps to Ricks Place. From here to there, I could pick out warblers, mostly a few Magnolia,one low Nashville, Black-throated Blues,and Canadas. The northern Midwood gave up also a late White-throated Sparrow and a high up Indigo Bunting. Farther south ,on the bridle path , GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH ( without me "listening" to it ;)> )

Probably the best active spot, though not referring to "numbers" took place at the Ambergill Creek, a small section --a mini pool-- of still water that served as a bathing spot for several Baltimore Orioles and a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. A Northern Parula Warbler jumped in quickly for show.

I received a late morning report of YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (R.Bate) on Lookout Hill.

It may be that migration is dramatically winding down but I would give it the weekend for evidence of that. If it looks like sporadic sightings with warblers and other passerines ( flycatchers #'s though may stay prominent ), time to head north or outside the city limits for breeding birds.

--Kingsboider

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/20/10
Number of species: 43

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan 1
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 1
Mallard X
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Three Sister Islands back shore
Red-tailed Hawk 1 f/o
Spotted Sandpiper 2 south Lullwater
Laughing Gull 7 lake
Herring Gull (American) X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Blue Jay 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 Midwood horse trail
Swainson's Thrush 5 mostly Midwood
Wood Thrush 1 south Midwood
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 4
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 23 --22 f/o Quaker ridge; 1 rink
Nashville Warbler 1 Midwood
Northern Parula 2--one Ravine
Magnolia Warbler 3 mostly Midwood
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2 mostly Midwood
American Redstart 1 Midwood
Ovenbird 2 Midwood;Sullivan Hill
Northern Waterthrush 1 Sullivan Hill
Common Yellowthroat 4 mostly Midwood
Canada Warbler 3 mostly Midwood
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 north Midwood
White-throated Sparrow 1 north Midwood late
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 female Ravine ambergill creek
Indigo Bunting 1 north Midwood
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole 7--4 Ravine ambergill creek
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/)

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Currently wind direction is southwest.This is a favorable wind for spring nocturnal migration. Hoping Friday morning produces results!


5 pm --12 mph SSW

8 pm--6 mph SSW

11 pm --4 mph WSW

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From Rafael Campos:


Good number of warblers in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Posted by: "Rafael Guillermo Campos-Ramírez"
Thu May 20, 2010 2:35 pm (PDT)

20 May 2010
With the change in the weather, I took a mid morning walk around PP. The Vale is still a good place to see warblers, I saw 9 sps there. The most numerous was Magnolia, with the other sps in 1-2s.
No much activity around the lake, but on the way back, I saw 1 Red-tailed Hawk eating a pigeon (~12:30 pm).
I missed 1 Mourning Warbler, and 1 Summer Tanager, seen by other birders I met in the Vale.
The birds of today:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Green Heron (1, Lullwater)
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (2, Midwood)
Great Crested Flycatcher (1, Rick's Place)
Eastern Kingbird (1 seen carrying nesting material: Peninsula)
Warbling Vireo
Tree Swallow (1)
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee (1 with fledgings: Peninsula)
House Wren
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (~5, Vale)
Blue-winged Warbler (1, Rick's Place)
Nashville (1, Vale)
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1, Midwood)
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue (2 m, 1 f)
Bay-breasted Warbler (2)
Blackpoll Warbler (3)
Black-and-white Warbler (2)
American Redstart (3)
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush (1, Vale)
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (1, Vale)
Scarlet Tanager (2)
Indigo Bunting (1 m, Vale)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch (1, Peninsula)
House Sparrow
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Brooklyn is good birding: Rafael Campos R.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19th Prospect + wind prediction forecast

The storm front continues to stall high migratory action. However, predictions of warmer temperatures Thursday and Friday means southern airflow and potential heightened migratory bird trends for the upcoming weekend. This afternoon, a few warblers were seen within a close perimeter of the Maryland Monument in late afternoon: Bay-beasted, Magnolia, Black throated Green . The Duck Island mudflat continues to host 2 Least Sandpipers with as many as Spotted Sandpiper.

Of interesting note after my work end day walk, I saw two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES in the White pine to the right of the Monument, one adult bird fluttering its wings to the other bird, perhaps in courtship on the limb.

Alex Wilson during his regular Wednesday birding day reports 16 species warblers, ,possible Mourning Warbler on Lookout.In his report, I noted 5 species flycatchers,including a quality species ALDER FLYCATCHER (best heard than id on sight). Flycatchers are more evident in the latter part of May , later migrants as they normally moved thru.

Tom Stephenson reports 14 species warblers + INBunting. 17 species warblers today from all parties.

Still a whole lot of good birding to come. Its the homestretch.


Location: Prospect Park
> Observation date: 5/19/10
> Notes: Probable female Mourning Warbler
glimpsed on Lookout slope from path above
Lamppost 249. > Number of species: 65
>
> Canada Goose 80
> Mute Swan 2
> Wood Duck 1 (Drake, Upper Pool.)
> American Black Duck 1
> Mallard 50
> Green Heron 1
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
> Turkey Vulture 1 (Flyover, Lake.)
> Red-tailed Hawk 3 (Including at least one chick at Nellie's
> Lawn.)
> Spotted Sandpiper 4
> Laughing Gull 5
> Ring-billed Gull 3
> Herring Gull (American) 25
> Great Black-backed Gull 1
> Rock Pigeon 20
> Mourning Dove 10
> Chimney Swift 15
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
> Alder Flycatcher 1 (Heard, then seen singing in sumacs at
> base of Peninsula and adjacent Lullwater bend area. Gave three
> syllable song: reBEEo )
> Empidonax sp. 1 (On second pass there were 2 "Trail's" type
> Empids at the base of the Peninsula, only call heard sounded more
> like Alder...)
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Eastern Kingbird 5
> Warbling Vireo 6
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 2
> Barn Swallow 25
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 3
> House Wren 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> Veery 3
> Swainson's Thrush 7
> Wood Thrush 4
> American Robin 50
> Gray Catbird 25
> European Starling 100
> Cedar Waxwing 6
> Tennessee Warbler 1 (1 or 2, singing in Midwood.)
> Northern Parula 15
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
> Magnolia Warbler 10
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 8
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
> Black-throated Green Warbler 3
> Blackpoll Warbler 6
> Black-and-white Warbler 3
> American Redstart 5
> Ovenbird 12
> Northern Waterthrush 7
> Common Yellowthroat 10
> Wilson's Warbler 2
> Canada Warbler 3

> Song Sparrow 4
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> White-throated Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 20
> Red-winged Blackbird 12
> Common Grackle 20
> Brown-headed Cowbird 5
> Baltimore Oriole 15
> American Goldfinch 4
> House Sparrow 30

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Tom Stpehenson

Hi Peter.

I had a chance to make a fast dash into the vale and midwood...here's what I found including 14 species of warblers (Tennessee, Canada) and Indigo Bunting.
Lots of kids, helicopters, planes and weed-whackers going....

Mallard

Red-tailed Hawk

Rock Dove

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Kingbird

Warbling Vireo

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

House Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Tennessee Warbler

Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Canada Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Chipping Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Common Grackle

Baltimore Oriole

House Sparrow

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Peter's list:
(after work, 4-5 pm)

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/19/10
Number of species: 28

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1 duck island paddleboat
Great Egret 1 lullwater
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 flyby Lake
Red-tailed Hawk 3--2 @ Nellies lawn nest, one f/o Peninsula
Spotted Sandpiper 4- 2duck island mudflat; 2 peninsula shore
Least Sandpiper 2 duck island mudflat
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift 60 f/o's Lookout region
Empidonax sp. 1 Maryland Monument , drive in locust
Red-eyed Vireo 2 Lullwater
Blue Jay 1 rink
Barn Swallow 20 lake
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Maryland Monument, courting ?
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 1 lullwater
Northern Mockingbird 1
Magnolia Warbler 1 Maryland Monument , x drive in locust
Black-throated Green Warbler 2 Maryland Monument , x drive in locust
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 female below Maryland Monument
Common Yellowthroat 1 lullwater
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Sparrow X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Maryland Monument , x drive in locust

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/)

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Upcoming weather prediction

Thursday and Friday is sunny weather and winds are southwest & birds will try to come thru with Friday morning looking good. A shift to north wind might slow down the birds ,hopefully keep them in the park .Friday nite the wind shifts to southeast and maybe that portends more numbers of birds for Saturday though most will opt for Thursday eve . Evening is when passerines take off, so if the wind is south at this time, there's the itch. But,i cant think or decide like a bird...sometimes they puzzle me. Best thing is get out there and look.

----Kingsboider

From Accuweather:

Thursday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west after midnight.

Friday
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds around 5 mph... becoming east in the afternoon.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Prospect May 18th


On this downpour day, only a SOLITARY SANDPIPER seen with a LEAST SANDPIPER on the rink's temporary mudflat adjacent to Duck Island.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Possible YTWA on President Street 5/17

I received a late email tonight that an unconfirmed Yellow-throated Warbler was spotted on President Street between Prospect Park West and 8th Ave.Specifically, my source said the bird in question was spotted in a locust tree in front of 925 President Street at 9:30 this morning with other warblers,namely Magnolia. It may be necessary to check all the trees in that area.. text me if the species is found and verified.

--Kingsboider

May 17th Prospect , GWC reports

Hilights today are SUMMER TANAGER + mix of warblers (T.Preston); ORCHARD ORIOLE, LEAST SANDPIPERS by the Rink(P.Dorosh) ; OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER ( R.Bate)


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Tom Preston reported SUMMER TANAGER in the Midwood plus 15 species warblers inc Tennessee & Bay-breasted Warblers.

Tom's list:


Date: Monday, May 17, 2010 9:20 pm
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park , 5/17/10

>
> Location: Prospect Park
> Observation date: 5/17/10
> Number of species: 56
>
> Canada Goose X
> Mallard X
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Laughing Gull X
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> Herring Gull 1
> Rock Pigeon X
> Mourning Dove X
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Warbling Vireo 6
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 1
> Barn Swallow X
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> Carolina Wren 1
> House Wren 4
> Veery 2
> Swainson's Thrush 4
> Wood Thrush 2
> American Robin X
> Gray Catbird X
> European Starling X
> Tennessee Warbler 1
> Northern Parula X
> Yellow Warbler X
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Magnolia Warbler X
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler X
> Black-and-white Warbler 5
> American Redstart X
> Ovenbird 3
> Northern Waterthrush 4
> Common Yellowthroat X
> Canada Warbler 2
> Summer Tanager 1
> Scarlet Tanager 6
> Song Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal X
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Indigo Bunting 2
> Red-winged Blackbird X
> Common Grackle X
> Brown-headed Cowbird X
> Baltimore Oriole X
> American Goldfinch 2
> House Sparrow X
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)
>


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Note : 2 LEAST SANDPIPER feeding on the mudflat adjacent to the Duck Island cofferdam, site of construction of the new shoreline. Two Spotted Sandpipers accompanied the Leasts, seen best from the War Memorial. ORCHARD ORIOLE (male) seen in the trees adjacent to the rink cove.

Peters List

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/17/10
Number of species: 23

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Mallard X
Great Blue Heron 1 @ three sisters
Spotted Sandpiper 2 duck island mudflat
Least Sandpiper 2 duck island mudflat
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Barn Swallow X
American Robin X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 1
Yellow Warbler 1 duck island
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1 breeze hill
American Redstart 2
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Orchard Oriole 1 rink cove
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)


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From Orrin Tilevitz:

Greenwood cemetery this morning

Mallard duck
Canada goose
Herring gull (flyover)
Black-crowned night heron
Green heron
Wilson's warbler
Blackpoll warbler
Black and white warbler
Yellow warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Northern parula
Cedar waxwing
Catbird
Mockingbird
Scarlet tanager
Common grackle
Northern cardinal
Chipping sparrow
Song sparrow
Mourning dove
Red-bellied woodpecker
European starling


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From Rob Bate:

Tennessee Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher,Orchard Oriole
Observation date: 5/17/10
Number of species: 52

Canada Goose X
Mallard X
Double-crested Cormorant X
Spotted Sandpiper X
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Northern Flicker X
Olive-sided Flycatcher X
Great Crested Flycatcher X
Warbling Vireo X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
Barn Swallow X
Tufted Titmouse X
Carolina Wren X
House Wren X
Veery X
Swainson's Thrush X
Wood Thrush X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Northern Mockingbird X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing X
Northern Parula X
Yellow Warbler X
Magnolia Warbler X
Black-throated Blue Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Black-throated Green Warbler X
Blackburnian Warbler X
Bay-breasted Warbler X
Blackpoll Warbler X
Black-and-white Warbler X
American Redstart X
Ovenbird X
Northern Waterthrush X
Common Yellowthroat X
Tennessee Warbler X
Song Sparrow X
Swamp Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Orchard Oriole X
Baltimore Oriole X
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm back from spectacular NW Ohio ; reports received while I was away

I'm back from the "warbler capital of the world" , northwest Ohio/ southwestern shores of Lake Erie, with Magee Marsh/Crane Creek the utopia of the spectacular birding witnessed by many. Me and Mary's 115 species (under 2 days) included White Pelicans, 3 Upland Sandpipers (I found), Marbled Godwit and many warblers , among them the "Holy Grail" of warblers, the rarest in North America: KIRTLAND'S WARBLER (male) seen on Friday the 14th. The bird was found by eminent birder Kenn Kaufmann, along the beach thickets, very tame , seen by 1000's of birders. It is an endangered bird, specifically tuned to only rare localized Jack Pine forests of specific height in central Michigan. Quite a picky bird, hopefully around in the years ahead given its very fragile status.
Here's a pic--> http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Kirtlands_Warbler/id

check out birdingonthe.net and Ohio (regional /specialty category) for details.

& more on the area and the event held annually

http://www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com/birding_sites.htm


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Now here below are all the reports sent to me during my absence. I will post from most recent to oldest without highlighting.You will need to browse through since its many. I gather from quick read and texts i rec'd that MOURNING WARBLER, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, BICKNELLS THRUSH,OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER ,WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW , ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, BALD EAGLE were some of the best sightings in Prospect. The fallout of Friday into Saturday lived up to my feeling that southern winds would bring in the "beef".Glad it did. A great birding expereince of the past few days... now I need some sleep.

---Kingsboider


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Hi Peter,

Chaoyan and I did a lot of birding in the last few days (Thurs-Sun) and
have some highlights to report.

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW Sun 6:30 PM weed patch where Peninsula meets
Lullwater. Also a Canada Warbler and Gray-cheeked type Thrush at Lookout
Hill lower path.

Greenwood Cemetery Sun midday Chaoyan found a single exceptionally acative
copper beech tree on Battle Hill in which we saw 14 species of warblers as
follows:

Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler both sexes
Magnolia Warbler many
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Blackburnian Warbler both sexes
Bay-breasted Warbler both sexes
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart several
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1

Also in Greenwood Cemetery Sun:

Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Veery
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH 1 in cemetery seen well (not merely heard)

On Sat we saw most of the species generally reported, notably lots of
Canada Warblers and 3 Wilson's, and also one Yellow-throated Vireo in
upper Vale and one Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Cape May Warblers, 1 Tennessee
Warbler, Blackburnian Female, etc., in the Vale.

On Fri evening I heard a White-eyed Vireo (seen by many on Sat) and saw
Common Nighthawk.

On Thurs we had a BICKNELL'S THRUSH candidate along Prospect Park W:

http://pick14.pick.uga.edu/mp/20p?see=I_JSA1440&res=640

Comments welcome.

Also on Thursday Worm-eating Warbler near Rick's Place, Blue-winged
Warbler bathing at pools, and Blackburnian Warbler.

John


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John S. Ascher, Ph.D.

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Frm Rob

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/16/10
Notes: Other observers: Paige Linden, Heydi Linden
Number of species: 81

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Mallard X
Common Loon 1
Green Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Herring Gull (American) X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Near Binnen Bridge.
Chimney Swift X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Vale of Cashmere.
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Northern Flicker X
Olive-sided Flycatcher 2 One at Rose Garden, one along Quaker Ridge. Both were vocalizing.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Vale of Cashmere. Bird was calling.
Acadian Flycatcher 1 Vale of Cashmere. Bird was calling.
Eastern Phoebe 1 Near Binnen Bridge, where a pair nested last year.
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Barn Swallow X
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
House Wren 4
Veery 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush 3
Bicknell's Thrush 1 Lookout Hill on path above Wellhouse. Bird was videotaped calling and singing.
Swainson's Thrush 8
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 20
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 5
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Northern Parula 10
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
Magnolia Warbler 25
Cape May Warbler 2 One at Grand Army Plaza entrance at 6am. Second in Midwood around 8:30am.
Black-throated Blue Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 5
Blackpoll Warbler 12
Black-and-white Warbler 10
American Redstart 15
Ovenbird 12
Northern Waterthrush 6
Mourning Warbler 3 One found at Vale of Cashmere at 6:30am. Second found singing in Lullwater, late morning. Third (presumably) in weedy area north of Rick's Place at around 2:30pm.
Common Yellowthroat 10
Wilson's Warbler 4
Canada Warbler 12
Scarlet Tanager 10
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3 Vale of Cashmere, Rick's Place and Lookout Hill.
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 1 Lookout Hill near Butterfly Meadow.
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Indigo Bunting 9 Vale of Cashmere, Rick's Place, Midwood and Peninsula.
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Orchard Oriole 1 Bald Cypress adjacent the Terrace Bridge.
Baltimore Oriole 8
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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Subject: Prospect Park: MOURNING, CAPE MAY, 20 WARBLER SP.
From: Jonathan Perez
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 13:01:30 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

A fallout over night, today was great in Brooklyn.

Today's highlights at PROSPECT PARK included a MOURNING warbler near the
pond. It skulked in the underbrush to the water and displayed a clear
bluish-gray back when in the light.

In the midwood section of the park near Rick's place, highlights included 2
CAPE MAY WARBLERS both singing within 5 feet of my positioning. Also in
that same section, 2 BAY BREASTED WARBLERS made an appearance alongside
tanagers, and a slew of other warblers.

Quite close to Grand Army Plaza an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER made a brief
appearance at around 7:20 AM.

The total number of the day's warblers were 20.

Jon

Location: Prospect Park, Grand Army
Observation date: 5/15/10
Number of species: 75

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis 5
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos 10
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus 2
Green Heron - Butorides virescens 1
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis 3
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius 1
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius 1
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla 20
Herring Gull (American) - Larus argentatus smithsonianus 10
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia 20
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica 20
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus 5
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens 1
Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) - Colaptes auratus [auratus Group] 5
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens 5
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus 5
WHITE-EYED VIREO - Vireo griseus 1
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius 5
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus 5 Many were singing throughout the
park.
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus 5
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata 1
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos 5
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor 1
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica 5
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis 1
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus 1
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
INDIGO BUNTING 4+ (2 male, 2 female)
Veery - Catharus fuscescens 10
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus 5
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus 1
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina 1 One singing near Rick's Place
in Midwood.
American Robin - Turdus migratorius 20
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis 20
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris 20
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum 10
Tennessee Warbler - Vermivora peregrina 1 1 near the entrance to the
Midwood Path.
Nashville Warbler - Vermivora ruficapilla 1 Not common but a few.
Northern Parula - Parula americana 5 By far, this was the most
common bird.
Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Dendroica pensylvanica 10
Magnolia Warbler - Dendroica magnolia 10
CAPE MAY WARBLER- Dendroica tigrina 2

2 singing to each other within 3 feet of me right across from Rick's Place
in a grove of dense trees. The beautiful red face and clear markings were
apparent. The best view I have ever had.

Black-throated Blue Warbler - Dendroica caerulescens 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Dendroica coronata 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) - Dendroica coronata coronata 10
Black-throated Green Warbler - Dendroica virens 1
Blackburnian Warbler - Dendroica fusca 10 Many leaving Midwood.
Palm Warbler - Dendroica palmarum 1
BAY BREASTED WARBLER - Dendroica castanea 5 1 directly above the
bridge at Rick's place.
Blackpoll Warbler - Dendroica striata 5
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia 10
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla 10
WORM-EATING WARBLER- Helmitheros vermivorum 1
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla 10
Northern Waterthrush - Seiurus noveboracensis 5
MOURNING WARBLER - Oporornis philadelphia 1 This was seen clearly by
at least three other birders at Azalea (?) pond in prospect. The
bluish-green back was clear in the sunlight. It skulked and showed itself
only once keeping low to the ground.
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas 3
Canada Warbler - Wilsonia canadensis 10
SCARLET TANAGER (m and female) - Piranga olivacea 3
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus 1
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia 1
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis 5
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus 5
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus 5
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater 1
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 10
House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus 1
American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis 1
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus 10

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Mourning Warbler in Prospect Park + 18 sps of warblers
Posted by: "Rafael Guillermo Campos-Ramírez"
Fri May 14, 2010 11:58 am (PDT)


14 May 2010
What a day!! I did a late walk thru PP (10 am-2pm) with a nice series of surprises. First, at the Vale, I saw 9 sps of Warblers + 2 males Indigo Buntings. On my way back, I stopped again, and to my surprise, 1 Mourning Warbler, came to take a bath. Earlier, Rob Jett, mentioned to me that he saw 1 around Lookout Hill. We tried to relocated, but no luck.
Also around the Vale, at least 2 Orchard Orioles + 1 Least Flycatcher.
The list:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Black-crowned Night-Heron (1, Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk (2)
Spotted Sandpiper (1, peninsula shore)
Rock (Common) Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (1)
Least Flycatcher (1, Vale)
Eastern Kingbird (2, Nellie's Lawn)
Yellow-throated Vireo (1, Lookout Hill)
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (1)
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee (1)
House Wren
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush (1, Lookout Hill)
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush (2)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European (Common) Starling
Tennessee Warbler (1, Vale)
Nashville Warbler (1, Rick's Place)
Northern Parula
(American) Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler (2)
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1 m: Vale)
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (1, Rick's Place)
Blackburnian Warbler (2)
Bay-breasted Warbler (1, Vale)
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart (1)
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler (1, Vale)
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler (1, Boulder Bridge; 1 Rick's Place)
Field Sparrow (1, Vale)
Song Sparrow (Peninsula)
Swamp Sparrow (1, Vale)
White-throated Sparrow (1, Vale)
Scarlet Tanager (3 males, 1 female)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (4)
Indigo Bunting (2 males: Vale)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole (2 Vale)
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch (1, Peninsula)
House Sparrow

Brooklyn is good birding: Rafael G. Campos R.
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31 species:

2 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Ring-billed Gull
X Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
X Red-eyed Vireo
X Veery
X Swainson's Thrush
X American Robin
X Gray Catbird
X Northern Mockingbird
X European Starling
X Cedar Waxwing
X Northern Parula
1 Yellow Warbler
X Chestnut-sided Warbler
X Magnolia Warbler
X Black-throated Blue Warbler
X Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
X Black-throated Green Warbler
X Blackburnian Warbler
X Blackpoll Warbler
X American Redstart
X Ovenbird
X Common Yellowthroat
3 Song Sparrow
X White-throated Sparrow
X Northern Cardinal
2 Common Grackle
X House Sparrow

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Elliotte Rusty Harold

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Rob Jett:


Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/15/10
Number of species: 78

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Wood Duck 2
Mallard X
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Laughing Gull X
Herring Gull (American) X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker X
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Barn Swallow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse X
Carolina Wren 2
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 3
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 10
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 15
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 2
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 3
Northern Parula 8
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Magnolia Warbler 12
Black-throated Blue Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 6
Prairie Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 4
Blackpoll Warbler 12
Black-and-white Warbler 8
American Redstart 15
Ovenbird 8
Northern Waterthrush 6
Common Yellowthroat 8
Wilson's Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 10
Scarlet Tanager 5
Chipping Sparrow X
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 12
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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Doug Gochfeld:

Midwood/Quaker/Lookout were the most active places. I didn't even get into the Peninsula, and I found the Vale pretty dead, though I breezed through it.

-Doug

Sent: Sat, May 15, 2010 9:56 am
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park , 5/15/10

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/15/10
Notes: WNW Winds, decently strong. Partly Cloudy, but mostly clear. I bet
the Hawk flight picks up in the late morning/early afternoon.
Number of species: 78

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Wood Duck 7
Mallard X
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Immature bird flying east over Nethermead
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Spotted Sandpiper 6
Solitary Sandpiper 9 2 early flyovers on lake, then 6 more together
early, then 1 more flyby on Lookout.
Laughing Gull 5
Herring Gull 70
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Monk Parakeet 3
Chimney Swift 40
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Lookout Hill.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Least Flycatcher 2
Empidonax sp. 1 Midwood
Eastern Kingbird 5
White-eyed Vireo 1 Heard, Lookout.
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 1 Flyover, Nethermead.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 Flyover, Nethermead.
Cliff Swallow 1 Flyover, Nethermead.
Barn Swallow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 5
House Wren 8
Veery 6
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 Quaker Cemetery Bridle Path
Swainson's Thrush 6
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 45
Tennessee Warbler 2 Singing, Midwood
Nashville Warbler 3
Northern Parula 12
Yellow Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Magnolia Warbler 40 Everywhere
Black-throated Blue Warbler 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 3 South Side of Lookout, Quaker Cemetery,
Nethermead Arches
Bay-breasted Warbler 2 Lookout, Midwood
Blackpoll Warbler 7 decreased numbers
Black-and-white Warbler 5
American Redstart 15
Ovenbird 20
Northern Waterthrush 4
Common Yellowthroat 30
Wilson's Warbler 5 Lookout (2), Nethermead Arches, Midwood
Canada Warbler 9
Scarlet Tanager 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 2 Lookout, Vale
White-throated Sparrow 3 Vanderbilt Playground area, Midwood
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Quaker
Indigo Bunting 1 Immature male (almost full adult alternate plumage
though), Quaker
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Baltimore Oriole 8
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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Rob Bate:

Good day! Mourning Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Bald Eagle


Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/14/10
Number of species: 68

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Mallard X
Great Egret X
Black-crowned Night-Heron X
Bald Eagle X
Red-tailed Hawk X
Spotted Sandpiper X
Solitary Sandpiper X
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Olive-sided Flycatcher X
Eastern Wood-Pewee X
Least Flycatcher X
Eastern Kingbird X
Blue-headed Vireo X
Warbling Vireo X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
Fish Crow X
Barn Swallow X
Tufted Titmouse X
Carolina Wren X
House Wren X
Veery X
Gray-cheeked Thrush X
Swainson's Thrush X
Wood Thrush X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Northern Mockingbird X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing X
Nashville Warbler X
Northern Parula X
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler X
Magnolia Warbler X
Black-throated Blue Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Black-throated Green Warbler X
Blackburnian Warbler X
Blackpoll Warbler X
Black-and-white Warbler X
Ovenbird X
Northern Waterthrush X
Mourning Warbler X
Common Yellowthroat X
Wilson's Warbler X
Scarlet Tanager X
Eastern Towhee X
Field Sparrow X
Song Sparrow X
Swamp Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak X
Indigo Bunting X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Baltimore Oriole X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

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R.Jett:

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/14/10
Number of species: 71

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Mallard X
Green Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Laughing Gull X
Herring Gull (American) X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Willow Flycatcher 1 Edge of Peninsula Meadow.
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 12
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
House Wren 3
Veery 4
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 7
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 10
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 6
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 4
Northern Parula 12
Yellow Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Magnolia Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 12
Black-and-white Warbler 4
American Redstart 6
Ovenbird 8
Northern Waterthrush 4
Mourning Warbler 1 Lookout Hill. On path behind Wellhouse, close to eastern stairway.
Common Yellowthroat 4
Wilson's Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 4
Scarlet Tanager 4
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Bobolink 1 Singing from Linden Tree on Peninsula Meadow. Also feeding in grass with starlings.
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 4
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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Hi Peter,

In addition to the Gray-cheeked type thrush seen this afternoon
(Thursday), Chaoyan and I also saw a Worm-eating Warbler on the hill above
Rick's Place, a Blackburnian along Prospect Park W, a Blue-winged Warbler
at the bird bathing spot viewed from the bridge between the pools and
ravine areas, and two Blue-headed Vireos among others. Also lots of
Parulas and Blackpolls and several American Redstarts.

Thrush photo here:
http://pick14.pick.uga.edu/mp/20p?see=I_JSA1440&res=640

Blackburnian
http://pick14.pick.uga.edu/mp/20p?see=I_JSA1439&res=640

John

--
John S. Ascher, Ph.D

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Orrin in the BBG 5/13

BBG this morning

Mallard duck
Canada goose
Red-bellied woodpecker
Warbling vireo
Blackpoll warbler
Prairie warbler
American redstart
Yellow-rumped warbler
Northern parula
Common yellowthroat
Magnolia warbler
Ovenbird
Least flycatcher
Rose-breasted grossbeak
American robin
Swainson's thrush
Song sparrow
Common grackle
Red-winged blackbird
Mourning Dove
Northern cardinal
European starling
House sparrow

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From Rob Jett:

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/12/10
Number of species: 46

Mallard X
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Laughing Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker X
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Bicknell's Thrush 1 In Lullwater near rustic arbor. Responded to song playback. Called back at least once.
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling X
Nashville Warbler 1
Northern Parula X
Yellow Warbler X
Magnolia Warbler X
Cape May Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler X
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart 3
Ovenbird 6
Northern Waterthrush 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
Canada Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 3
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal X
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole 4
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

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Back at jfk airport n

Back at jfk airport n one rescue of a common yellowthroat female at the baggage claim area.it flew onto the conveyer belt .

BICKNELLTHRUSH Lookout bhind Wellhouse-vocalizing!

BICKNELLTHRUSH Lookout bhind Wellhouse-vocalizing! Per R.Jett

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Correction on mourning: tunnel arch

Correction on mourning: tunnel arch sttairs north midwood

MOURNING WARBLER @ dongan oak

MOURNING WARBLER @ dongan oak broken steps(zoo)per keir

Black billed cuckoo on peninsula

Black billed cuckoo on peninsula concrete landing per mike yuan

Friday, May 14, 2010

MOURNING WARBLER Lookout above Wellhouse

MOURNING WARBLER Lookout above Wellhouse per Rob Jett

BOBOLINK on Peninsula 10:59 per

BOBOLINK on Peninsula 10:59 per Rob Jett

Any attendee of yesterday's

Any attendee of yesterday's Brooklyn Bird Club Thursday member's walk please send a bird specis list. Thx.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

BICKNELL'S THRUSH in Lullwater by

BICKNELL'S THRUSH in Lullwater by Rustic Arbor per R.Jett

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Taking a short "spring" break









(photo by Steve Nanz)
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I am taking a mini-vacation to the Buckeye State (Ohio) for the mid-western spring migrant traps at southwestern Lake Erie.

Postings to this blog will be delayed until I get back except for "high" rarities sent to me when I am free to do so via cellphone to the PP blog and Twitter. Please limit any text message report to a rare bird sighting . Thanks.

Enjoy the coming days , predicted to be warmer and perhaps quite productive for weekend birding.

(note: Northern Cardinal is Ohio's State Bird)

--Kingsboider

May 11th Prospect

Hilights: CLIFF SWALLOW continues on the Lake;2 Gadwall on the south shore;Worm- Eating Warbler in Ravine (G.Lovell & X); Bank and Northern Rough-winged Swallows ; Wilson's Warbler ,Yellow-throated Vireo (R.Alderson)

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From Russ Alderson:

Hey Peter,

Got the Bank and NRW Swallows today but no luck
on the Cliff. Also had a Wilson's Warbler in the Peninsula
and a Chestnut-sided on the Lullwater trail.

Cheers,

Russ Alderson



On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 1:11 PM, wrote:
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> Location: Prospect Park
> Observation date: 5/11/10
> Number of species: 45
>
> Canada Goose 20
> American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 15
> Mallard 10
> Ruddy Duck 1
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Rock Pigeon 4
> Mourning Dove 4
> Chimney Swift 20
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
> Warbling Vireo 2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
> Bank Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 10
> Black-capped Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> Carolina Wren 1
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 24
> Gray Catbird 24
> European Starling 10
> Northern Parula 2
> Yellow Warbler 3
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
> Blackpoll Warbler 6
> Black-and-white Warbler 2
> American Redstart 1
> Ovenbird 1
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Wilson's Warbler 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 10
> Common Grackle 10
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Baltimore Oriole 4
> American Goldfinch 2
> House Sparrow 10
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/)

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The CLIFF SWALLOW was seen in the lake middle , mostly in front of the Three Sister Islands (4:20 pm). Best field mark to look for is the bright or light orange rump, slower flight ,more hesitant compared to swifter swallows. If seen close enough, you can see the white forehead mark. A unexpected sight was two Gadwall along the south shore near West Island during my after work walkby.


(see the top bird in image link )

http://www.naturescapeimages.net/images/Cliff3.jpg


--Peter

List:

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/11/10
Number of species: 31

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan 1
Gadwall 2 south lakeside
Mallard X
Double-crested Cormorant 1 three sisters
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 three sisters
American Coot 1 duck island
Spotted Sandpiper 2 duck island mudflat
Laughing Gull 19 lake
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Kingbird X
Warbling Vireo 1
Tree Swallow X
Bank Swallow 2 lake
Cliff Swallow 1 lake
Barn Swallow 25
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Northern Mockingbird 2 rink
European Starling X
Yellow Warbler 2 --one Breeze Hill south ; one in bald cypress south lakeside
Common Yellowthroat 1 Breeze Hill
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole 6
House Sparrow X

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Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10th Prospect: picking up the aerial steam

Hilights on this "windless" day (thank goodness) regards a genera that are masters of the wind: swallows. The continuing CLIFF SWALLOW on Prospect Lake along with 4 other swallow species makes its a 5 swallow event, others being NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED , TREE, BARN & BANK seen together .The Cliff was first spotted off the Peninsula thumb, on the Duck Island side but moved to the lake side of the thumb (fyi , the Peninsula is shaped like a clenched hand). Other notable mentions are 21 species warblers reported mostly on the ridge line ( T.Stephenson), including 2 HOODED ,,BLACKBURNIAN,WILSON'S,BAY-BREASTED,TENNESSEE ,CANADA; YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO on Lookout Hill meadows,a surprising RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, a Spotted Sandpiper walking under the Cofferdam at the rink, ORCHARD ORIOLE & INDIGO BUNTINGS. Rare Bobolink in a late report received tonight, reported behind the rink. Check the lists for more details.

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Peter's list

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/10/10
Number of species: 41

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan 1
Mallard X
Ruddy Duck 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Duck Island cofferdam
Laughing Gull 2 lake
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift 200 abundant in skies ; conservative number
Eastern Kingbird 2 --Maryland Monument
Warbling Vireo 4
Tree Swallow 10 lake
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 lake
Bank Swallow 5 lake
Cliff Swallow 1 lake hanging near Peninsula thumb (also obs Rob Bate)
Barn Swallow 35 lake
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 path bet Maryland Monument and Nethermead
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1 Peninsula (also obs R.Bate)
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling X
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 1 Lullwater
Ovenbird 1 Lullwater
Northern Waterthrush 1 Midwood
Common Yellowthroat 3
Chipping Sparrow 2 Rink Lincoln Statue
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole 5
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/)

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From Tom Stephenson:


Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler several
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 2 at Rick’s place
Bay-breasted Warbler 2 at Rick’s place
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler ambergill
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler at least two: Rick’s place, Lookout
Wilson's Warbler Lookout, Pagoda area
Canada Warbler behind Wellhouse
Scarlet Tanager several
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting one in vale, two by cemetery
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole two in vale, two by pagoda
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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From Eddie Davis:

productive early evening in the park, with lots of swift and
swallow activity over the lullwater and lake.

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/10/10
Number of species: 38

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Great Egret 1 lake south of peninsula
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 lullwater
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift many many over nethermead, lookout, and lake
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Kingbird 2 peninsula
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 esdale bridge
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 1 esdale bridge
Blue Jay
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 lullwater
Bank Swallow 1 duck island
Cliff Swallow 1 duck island
Barn Swallow X numerous
House Wren
Veery 1 peninsula
Swainson's Thrush 2 upper pool and rick's place
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler 1 terrace bridge
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Ovenbird
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 quaker cemetery
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

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From Matthew Wills:

It looks like we have a pair of Warbling Vireos building a nest high up in a pin oak to the immediate north of the dog beach at the Upper Pool.

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From Doug Gochfeld:
Sent: Mon, May 10, 2010 11:29 pm
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park , 5/10/10

Location: Prospect Park
Observation date: 5/10/10
Notes: w/ Shane Blodgett, Rob Jett, Heydi Lopes. EXTREMELY Windy (NW). Mostly Clear, partly cloudy.
Number of species: 85

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Wood Duck 2 Upper Pool
Mallard X
Ruddy Duck 1 Lake
Great Egret 3
Green Heron 1 Flyover, Breeze Hill
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 Lullwater Viewing Area Cove
Turkey Vulture 1 Flyover, Long Meadow. Spotted first by Rob Jett.
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Kestrel 1 being harrassed by a Crow over Quaker Ridge
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Laughing Gull X
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove 20
Chimney Swift 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Male, Nethermead Arches
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1 Midwood
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Heard, Lookout
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 5
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Lullwater, both sides of Terrace Bridge
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Warbling Vireo X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay 3
American Crow X
Tree Swallow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 10 Lake. Probably closer to 15.
Cliff Swallow 2 At least two, hanging out on both sides of the
Peninsula.
Barn Swallow 45 Probably more.
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Center Drive/Quaker Cemetery, spotted by Heydi
Lopes
Carolina Wren X
House Wren X
Veery X
Swainson's Thrush 4
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Northern Mockingbird X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 12
Nashville Warbler 4
Northern Parula 20
Yellow Warbler 15
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Magnolia Warbler 12
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Midwood
Blackpoll Warbler 25
Black-and-white Warbler 8
American Redstart 12
Worm-eating Warbler 1 Midwood
Ovenbird X
Northern Waterthrush 8
Common Yellowthroat X
Hooded Warbler 1 Lookout, below Butterfly Meadow. Spotted by Shane
Blodgett.
Wilson's Warbler 1 Heard singing a few times, Peninsula
Canada Warbler 2 Lookout, Peninsula
Scarlet Tanager 4
Eastern Towhee X
Song Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 12
Indigo Bunting 2
Bobolink 1 Very cooperative. Behind Skating Rink.
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

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