Monday, September 5, 2011

Prospect September 5th: BBC walk

South winds the past few days makes birding tough, and slim pickings the norm.But we lucked in with a nice little spurt around Butterfly Meadow and scattered sightings in mostly the south half of the park on the Brooklyn Bird Club Walk. Those highlights include HOODED WARBLER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, BLACKPOLL and PINE WARBLER among the best  for the BBC walk. With only a few birders left, I spotted NASHVILLE WARBLER at the Falkill Falls by the rotted bridge.But it was elusive, sparing only a few seconds look.

A report independently  from Keir Randall  for OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, and SCARLET TANAGER from Gayle and Xandra added support for a decent day.

For Hooded Warbler, first seen in the pokeweed by Mary , was only observed by a few birders in the group; the same for Yellow-bellied Flycatcher seen at Lamppost #249, only seen by a few.Its typical of fall birding when you have to contend with dense foliage.

Other enjoyable sights include a flyover 7 Great Egrets over the Lookout Hill summit.

Northwest wind after midnight but a soggy one with it....bring a raincoat.

date = 2011/09/05

site = Prospect Park

observers = BBC Prospect Walk

leading , Peter Dorosh

54 species
(11 species warblers)

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Green Heron 4-3 south lullwater, 1 upper pool fallen oak

Great Egret 7 f/o lookout hill

Canada Goose

Wood Duck 5 Upper Pool

Mute Swan


Osprey -2

Peregrine Falcon BBG tower

Spotted Sandpiper -peninsula

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird  above wellhouse

Belted Kingfisher  Lullwater

Downy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

"Traill's" Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher  Butterfly meadow

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher LP 249

Eastern Wood Pewee

Warbling Vireo Peninsula

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Barn Swallow

White-breasted Nuthatch  Butterfly Meadow

House Wren  Butterfly Meadow

Carolina Wren   switchback tr

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  wellhouse midpath

American Robin

Wood Thrush


Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

American Redstart

Black-and-white Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler -2 peninsula

Canada Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler peninsula

Common Yellowthroat  LP249

Chestnut-sided Warbler  wellhouse

Nashville Warbler Falkill falls

Pine Warbler  peninsula tip pine

Hooded Warbler  female butterfly meadow

Northern Waterthrush  butterfly meadow

Northern Cardinal

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow