Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Prospect Oct 25th

Just about the most "exciting" sighting on this offbeat day--besides a small flock of "chippies"--occurred at the baseball field fence enclosure. There were two PINE WARBLERS amongst 43 ( conservatively speaking) CHIPPING SPARROWS inside the fence. Originally , the whole flock--Pine Warblers included --were spotted between the dugouts of fields #2 & #3.

One of the PINES was a male adult, the second was drab, a first year female. Both birds kept dropping into the tall grass, but occasionally alighting unto the plastic mesh fencing that stand throughout within the enclosure. At this point in the season , with warblers becoming rare to see , its nice to watch with calm any warbler ( since you know how frenzied its gets in peak season). Adding to the Pines, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER on the Peninsula meadow edge , and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT  ( i forget where), it was "hot " warbler action today ;)>.

By now, watching the lake becomes a regular habit as winter slowly creeps in and waterfowl numbers increase. 37 RUDDY DUCKS looks like a growing population trend.

Peter's list

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 26, 2011 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

25 species

All waterfowl Prospect Lake

Canada Goose 80

Mute Swan 3

Wood Duck 1

Mallard X

Northern Shoveler 9

Ruddy Duck 37

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron 1 f/o Nethermead

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 f/o Nethermead

Red-tailed Hawk 1 f/o

American Coot 1

Blue Jay 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 at LP 249

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 at LP 249

Hermit Thrush 4

American Robin X

Common Yellowthroat 1

Blackpoll Warbler 1 Peninsula

Palm Warbler 3 Baseball field

Pine Warbler 2 Baseball field

Yellow-rumped Warbler 3

Chipping Sparrow 43 Baseball field

Song Sparrow 4

White-throated Sparrow 2

House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)