Saturday, October 22, 2011

Prospect Oct 22nd

From Rafael:

22 October 2011

A nice walk around PP gave me some surprises, despite the noise (rock&roll concert @ Nethermead + Marathon), specially around the Ravine, when a single Ovenbird jumped in from of me.

Another nice surprise was 1 Lincoln's Sparrow at the Vale, taking a bath, among White-throated, Swamp, Song Sparrows. Unexpected, in the same place, 1 White-crowned Sparrow, came to join them.

The number of Blue-headed Vireos were amazing, 6 of them.

Warblers, beside the Ovenbird, and the numerous Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, I saw at least 2 Northern Parula, 1 Black-throated Blue (female), and several Blackpoll Warblers.

Nothing else, except perhaps that the number of species of waterfowl are increasing in the lake.

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

Rafa Campos R.


From Orrin:

On a walk on Friday along the southwest side of the lake, up Wellhouse, across Terrace Bridge and then to and through BBG, we saw the following:

Mute swan

Ring-billed gull

Herring gull

Canada goose

American black duck

American Coot (3)

Mallard duck

Northern shoveler

Ruddy duck

Mallard duck

Palm warbler (3 on Terrace Bridge)

Song sparrow

Chipping sparrow

White-throated sparrow

Eastern towhee (3 in the BBG native plant garden)

Northern flicker (a flock near the feeders)

American robin

Mourning dove

European starling

House sparrow


Peter's list )very abbreviated b4 getting call about Scissortailed Flycather at Captree SP.

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 22, 2011 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

10 species

Lake or LP 249

Canada Goose 32

Mallard X

Northern Shoveler 28

Ruddy Duck 12

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Mourning Dove X

Blackpoll Warbler 2 at LP249

Field Sparrow 1  at LP 249

Song Sparrow X

White-throated Sparrow 1