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
Protocol: Incidental
12 species

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 (

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

Pied-billed Grebe

Mute Swan


Northern Shoveler

Ruddy Duck

Cooper's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Kestrel

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Winter Wren

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Tufted Titmouse

Blue Jay

European Starling

House Sparrow

Nashville Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

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