Friday, September 9, 2011

Prospect Sept 9th; also Greenwood Cemetery report; Sat BBC walk

A late report from Rafael of PHILADELPHIA VIREO , seen bathing in the Vale of Cashmere. His report at the tail end of this post.

Two singular reports so far seen in Prospect concerned YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO & SOLITARY SANDPIPER.

The YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO reported by Rob Bate  happened at the Peninsula Meadow along the Lake shore side.

The SOLITARY SANDPIPER early afternoon sighting took place at a very unusual location, on the ofter times flooded dipped section of the road that cuts thru Long Meadow near Roosevelt Knob as I drove by . It took off and landed again but  off for good when i went for my cheap bins i keep in my work bag ( yes, always one handy). (Peter)

In Greenwood Cemetery, Rob Jett kept a hawk watch, with a report of 5 raptor species and GLOSSY IBISES to boot.


From Rob Jett

 Green-Wood Cemetery, Kings, US-NY

Sep 9, 2011 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Hawkwatch from the top of Battle Hill.

17 species

Glossy Ibis (2.)

Osprey (3.)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (1.)

Broad-winged Hawk (7.)

Red-tailed Hawk (5.)

American Kestrel (2.)

Laughing Gull (6.)

Ring-billed Gull (1.)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (1.)

Northern Flicker (2.)

Eastern Wood-Pewee (2.)

Red-eyed Vireo (1.)

Blue Jay (2.)

American Robin x

Northern Mockingbird (3.)

Cedar Waxwing (3.)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (2.)

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2 (



Saturday, September 10th Prospect Park

Meet 7:15 am at Grand Army Plaza entrance (Stranahan Statue)

Trip Leader: Tom Stephenson

Focus: Migration peak autumn passerines


From Rafael:

09 September 2011

Observer: Rafael Campos R.

After those heavy rains, Prospect Park, was a good idea to go birding. Despite the many trees fallen thanks to the hurricane Irene, the birding was quite good.

I got great views of 1 Philadelphia Vireo in the Vale, while it was taking a bath.

WARBLERS: 11 sps around PP. The most common sight was the American Redstart, followed by Black-throated Blue Warbler (4 males). The other sps were just singles: Black-throated Green Warbler, Northern Parula, Common Yellowthroat, Bay-breasted Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Ovenbird,Black-and White Warbler, & Yellow Warbler.

Another surprise was 1 single individual of Great Crested Flycatcher. 2 Eastern Wood-Pewees were observed near Rick's Place.

Around the Rose Garden, a single Rose-breasted Grosbeak, was seen feeding on some kind of berries.

At Grand Army Plaza, a Red-tailed Hawk was seen mobbed by 2-3 Blue Jays. Baltimore Orioles were seen in good numbers, too.

Brooklyn is great birding!!!!