Thursday, September 15, 2011

Prospect Sept 15th fall rarity

On a slow day as reported by Tom Stephenson on his BBC Thursday walk, a rare fall PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was observed at the Peninsula red concrete beach , on the Lullwater side .

A quick check of the records reveals this sighting today as only the 6th Autumn record.


List from Tom S, BBC Thursday walk

Hi Peter,

Well, something hoovered all of the birds out of the park last night.....very slow!

We did uncover one hidden celebrity, a Prothonotary Warbler...otherwise quite still with only 6 species of warblers....

See you tonight at your talk.

Best regards,


Green Heron

Canada Goose

Mute Swan


Spotted Sandpiper

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Rock Dove

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

House Wren

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Northern Parula

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Prothonotary Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow