Friday, September 30, 2011

Prospark Sept 30th : reported rarities incl COWA, PHVI

Late Update: CONNECTICUT WARBLER seen 3:58 on slope of Lookout hill facing cemetery (Rob Jett )

On my way home from work, two incidental sightings

2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS inside the newly erected eastern Ballfields fence enclosure

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO  flew across West lake drive to a tulip tree overlooking the Vanderbilt playground.

This morning, Rob Bate reported also YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO at Butterfly Meadow as well as  BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO at the same locale.


From Rob Bate:

Some nice birds today, YB Cuckoo, BB Cuckoo, and Philadelphia Vireo al seen with Gil and Nancy. There were a couple of reports of a Chat at the top of the switchback woodchip trail but I couldn't find it. The south shore was very quiet and the only activity I encountered was on top of Lookout in and around the Butterfly Meadow. Kinglets and White-throated Sparrows are beginning to appear.

31 species

Canada Goose 25

Mute Swan 5

American Black Duck 1

Mallard 30

Laughing Gull 1 Perched on Lamppost at Parkside/Ocean entrance

Rock Pigeon 5

Mourning Dove 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Black-billed Cuckoo 1

Chimney Swift 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 25

Philadelphia Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 15

Carolina Wren 1

House Wren 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 5

Gray Catbird 4

European Starling 5

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 2

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

White-throated Sparrow 7

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 2

House Sparrow 11