Sunday, September 18, 2011

Reports for today Sept 18th

A busy family day for me , but the "bird flow " fell off from yesterdays migration.

Among cell phone text messages I received today were

--Tennessee warbler at Well house and 10 Monk Parakeets at Sherman and Greenwood Aves (J.Ascher)
-- Blue-winged Warbler at the three arches Nethermead Bridge ( M.Eyster)
--Warbler activity was good at the Three Sister Island s area--9 species ( R.Bate)
--17 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS flying over , i presume cumulatively at Greenwood Cemetery ( R.Jett)

I received reports from Tom Stephenson ,Rafael Campos ,Rob Bate ,John Ascher via emails; Hi lighted items were the good stuff..till tomorrow's posting...long day.


Hi Peter,

Was able to get in for a bit this AM, although not down to the South End where it seemed like all of the birds were heading..

Fairly quiet in the northern reaches with 11 sp of warblers including Nashville, another ominous (season-ending...) Yellow-rumped....also some Blackpoll, lots of Black-throated Green

Did have Olive-sided Flycatcher that was found by Keir and Linda.

Best regards,


Green Heron

Canada Goose

Mute Swan


Red-tailed Hawk

Rock Dove

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Carolina Wren

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Nashville Warbler

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


18 September 2011

Main observer: Rafael Campos R

No bad for "an almost winter day (12°-20°C)" at PP. I did the usual visit around the park, starting at the Vale, going thru Rick's Place, Lullwater, Peninsula, Lookout Hill ( I joined forces with Gayle & Xandra), back via the pools and the Long Meadow.

I found little pockets of activity around the park: Vale & Lookout Hill/Buttefly Meadow. But no much elsewhere.

Warblers: 9 sps. American Redstart & Magnolia were the most abundants. 2 Tennessee, one at the Vale, and the other behind the Well House. Other sps were: Blackburnian (1 Butterfly Meadow), Common Yellowthroat (3rd, in abundance), Black-throated Blue (3-4, mostly juvenals), Northern Waterthrush (1 Peninsula), Black-and-white Warbler (2: Peninsula & Lookout Hill), Northern Parula (1, Lookout Hill).

A big surprise was a single "Empidonax" flycatcher seen at Lookout Hill. I ID such creature as Acadian. No other Tyrannidae was seen while I was in the Park, but another birder mention to us 1 Great Crested around the Vale.

Woodpeckers: Large numbers (±10 indvs) of Northern Flicker, specially around Lookout Hill. 1 Downy Woodpecker. And no luck with the RHWO of yesterday.

Worth mention: 1 Wood Thrush, Vale. 1 Green Heron, lower Lullwater. 1 American Crow flew over Vale. 1 Red-eyed Vireo, Rick's Place. And big numbers of Chimney Swifts flying over the park.

Brooklyn is great birding!!!!


Rob Bate:

Most all birds seen on the south lake shore, 13 species of warbler in and around 3 sisters including a Tennessee and a Cape May

33 species

Canada Goose 65

Mute Swan 6

Wood Duck 4

American Black Duck 2

Mallard 13

Green-winged Teal 1

Double-crested Cormorant 4

Black-crowned Night-Heron 2

Osprey 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Herring Gull 1

Rock Pigeon 35

Chimney Swift 100

Red-eyed Vireo 2

Blue Jay 1

American Robin 15

Gray Catbird 1

European Starling 5

Northern Waterthrush 1

Black-and-white Warbler 4

Tennessee Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 5

Cape May Warbler 1

Northern Parula 5

Magnolia Warbler 4

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Canada Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 1

House Sparrow 25

John Ascher:

Hi Peter,

At 7 PM this evening (Sun) I saw a Peregrine Falcon perched on the 8th

story red brick building (on your side of the street) across from the

intersection with Sherman St. Also of local interest, I've been seeing

more Monk Parakeets in the neighborhood (Sherman St. near corner with

Greenwood Ave.) this Sept. than ever before, with ca. 3 seen regularly.

Today I saw a flock of 10! A week ago Sat. I saw 3 in the park itself

(Greenwood Ave. entrance) so am surprised there haven't been more reports

from others.

Today (Sun) my best bird in Prospect was a Tennessee Warbler at the