Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sept 22nd Prospect, 2 reports, BBP

Results of Thursday Fall BBC walk
leading Tom Stephenson

From Tom

Hi Peter,

Well, we were a bit in the fog today, but thanks to Rob Bate's strategy of going to the southern end of the park, we eventually had a pretty good morning with 50 species including 14 warblers.

Highlights were several Spotted Sandpipers, several Green Heron, several Black-crowned Night-herons....Wilson's, Blackpoll, Pine, Tennessee, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Scarlet Tanager, Osprey and Lenore had a Peregrine...

So all in all a good outing.

Best regards,


Double-crested Cormorant

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

Wood Duck


Northern Shoveler


Red-tailed Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Spotted Sandpiper

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Dove

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Carolina Wren

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Tennessee Warbler

Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Pine Warbler

Palm Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson's Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

From Peter :

During my 45 minute hour lunch ( 12:15-1), a flurry of warblers totaling 11 diverse species ( not numbers) along the south lake shore between Three Sisters islands and West Island Cove.

Among them, a really great specimen of CANADA WARBLER with a "million dollar" necklace, very wide on this particular bird. The rest of the warblers were the usual species but nice to see the birds in fall migration on a very short lunch hour.

ON another note for good bird, Inside the Japanese Knotweed patch at West Island cove, a skulking BROWN THRASHER.

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 22, 2011 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Protocol: Traveling --Prospect south Lakeshore

0.25 mile(s)

28 species

Canada Goose 52

Mute Swan 2

Wood Duck 1

Mallard X

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Rock Pigeon X

Chimney Swift X

Barn Swallow 1

American Robin X

Gray Catbird 2

Brown Thrasher 1

European Starling X

Northern Waterthrush 1

Black-and-white Warbler 2

Nashville Warbler 1

American Redstart 2

Northern Parula 2

Yellow Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 2

Palm Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Canada Warbler 1  great necklace !

Northern Cardinal 1

Common Grackle 2

House Sparrow X

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From Brooklyn Bridge Park
Larry Zirlin

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier One

A quick walk around the park found a Blackpoll Warbler close to the steps. This

is the 62nd bird recorded at Pier One. In the salt marsh there was also a Common

Yellowthroat and a Yellow Warbler.

Larry Zirlin



RoB Bate reported PRAIRIE WARBLER at the south lakeshore late afternoon.