Monday, October 31, 2011
Prospect October 31st; previous day reports
First , a Happy Halloween to all:
No spooks reported today in Prospect but for a few "in the flesh" good birds expected at this time of the year.
Early this morning, 5 AMERICAN PIPITS were reported in the baseball field fence enclosure --by now a famous spot for its locality , reported by Mark Salvadalena visiting from Washington state. Later, at 12:30 during my lunch break , along with Mark, we saw 2 AMERICAN PIPIT in the baseball fields center part walking on bare muddy ground.
Staying focused in this same area, the continuing VESPER SPARROW was reported by Rob Bate, the VESP seen inside the fence enclosure.
As expected this late fall, AMERICAN WOODCOCK usually comes in. I flushed one around 1:15 above the Sparrowbowl near the top road .After its escape , it flew into the wooded berm along West Drive.
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Oct 31, 2011
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Ravine, bathing in creek, flew up
American Woodcock 1 Sparrowbowl between Tennis and Picnic Houses
Golden-crowned Kinglet X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
Hermit Thrush X
American Pipit 2 baseball fields
Chipping Sparrow X
Vesper Sparrow 1 reported by Rob Bate
Savannah Sparrow X
Song Sparrow X
Dark-eyed Junco X
House Sparrow X
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
October 30th reports Prospect & Greenwood Cemetery
From Monica Berger
Hi Peter: Here's my day list for Prospect. Nothing unusual except a
Nashville warbler adjacent to the Wellhouse. As to quantity, it seemed
like everywhere I looked there was a hermit thrush. Best, Monica
From Orrin :
I got to Green-Wood Cemetery too late today to sort through the plethora of golden-crowned kinglets, juncos and hermit thrushes, except for this gorgeous, cooperative EASTERN BLUEBIRD