Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Prospect Park Oct 4th

The continuing best highlight is HOODED WARBLER still present at the west end of the Nethermead Bridge, in the wildflower meadow. The female warbler rarity sometimes alighted on the large cut sections of the middle fallen timber in this fenced field corner.
Other reports received for this day : Yellow-bellied Sapsucker & Winter Wren signaling the beginning winter trend,Lincoln's Sparrows , Yellow-billed Cuckoo  & 11 species warblers.


From Keir

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 4, 2011 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

32 species

Peregrine Falcon 1

Rock Pigeon 10

Mourning Dove 2

Chimney Swift 3

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Nethermead arches

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Blue-headed Vireo 1 Vale

Blue Jay 3

Tree Swallow 2

Black-capped Chickadee 2

House Wren 1

Veery 1 path GAP to Vale

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 8

Gray Catbird 5

European Starling X

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 1 switchback trail

Common Yellowthroat 2

American Redstart 3

Northern Parula 2

Magnolia Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 1 switchback trail

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Vale pool, south end with WTSPs

White-throated Sparrow 10

Northern Cardinal 2

American Goldfinch 1

House Sparrow 25

From Chris Elliot:
Hi Peter,

The most fun birds of today were Nashville Warbler (above the pool in the Vale), 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows (behind the fence, just west of Binnen Run), and Yellow-billed Cuckoo (north side of the the Upper Meadow on Lookout Hill).

Also interesting were Blue-headed Vireo (Battle Pass), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Vale), Winter Wren (Vale), Merlin (flying fast over Lullwater), first of season Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (spotted by Keir), and increasing numbers of White-throated Sparrows, pointing out summer’s end. Warblers besides Nashville were Northern Waterthrush (Peninsula Thumb), Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Black and White, Blackpoll, and Yellow-rumped, for 9 species total. 44 species overall.

Photos from today:

One of the Lincoln’s: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliotc/6211759786/in/photostream/

Yellow-billed Cuckoo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliotc/6211776264/in/photostream/


From Orrin:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden:
BBG this morning, from about 8:15-9:30. Nothing spectacular, but the good news is that the native plant garden is now open again (although some paths remain closed) and the decreased tree cover thanks to a series of storms including a tornado and Irene should result in easier, if not better, birding:

In order I saw the first of the species (south to north):

Mallard duck (half a dozen)

American robin

Red-bellied woodpecker

Grey catbird

House sparrow

Northern mockingbird

Common yellowthroat

Northern cardinal

Palm Warbler

European starling

Blue jay

House finch

Northern flicker

Great blue heron

Mourning dove

Tufted titmouse

Song sparrow

Black-throated blue warbler

American redstart


Peter's list lunch hr
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 4, 2011 12:15 PM - 12:50 PM

Protocol: Area

1.0 ac

5 species

Northern Flicker 2

House Wren 2

American Robin X

Hooded Warbler 1 west Nethermead bridge wildflower field

Magnolia Warbler 1