Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sept 12th Prospect

From Adam:

Hi All

From my quick walk starting at Grand Army Plaza to the Lincoln Rd exit.

Notable was a mystery warbler that appeared to be a Mourning Warbler

except with a dark gray head (not cleanly-hooded, as if in some sort

of transitional plumage) and massive, very prominent eye-arcs

(seemingly even more prominent than in the illustrations I've found of

MacGillivrays, and pics on the net) fluttering up repeatedly to feed

on a small tree on the edge of the Vale pond. I don't want to call it

a MacGillivray's because I am not at all familiar with this species,

but I have no idea what else it could have been except an aberrant


Just south of the vale a Merlin hunted from next to the RTH nest, mu

first in many months, and overhead I had a group of 6, and then

another of 5, Common Nighthawk. I also later saw 2 more swooping low

over the Lullwater, but these could have been from the second group I


Also, there are still some swifts about.

Tomorrow could be good...




Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Sep 12, 2011

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 12, 2011 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 kilometer(s)

Comments: clear skies, almost no wind, dusk

17 species (+1 other taxa)

Merlin (Falco columbarius) 1

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 1

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 11

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 6

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) X

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 3

warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.) 1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) X

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

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