Monday, October 17, 2011

reports received while I was away in Cape May

A really good trip for me in Cape May on top of my friend's wedding. The best  bird  , a lifer for me , Brown Booby seen from the boat Skimmer, Ash-throated Flycatcher I found, Eurasian Wigeon, and 106 species for the weekend. Just a magical place down there.

Here are reports I received while I was away:

From Kathy Toomey

date = 2011/10/17

site = Prospect Park

observers = Kathy Toomey, Emily Goldstein, Debra Sit

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Green Heron

Great Blue Heron

Northern Shoveler

Canada Goose

Wood Duck female, Lullwater

Ruddy Duck

Mute Swan


Cooper's Hawk


American Coot one, seen from fisherman's beach on Peninsula

Ring-billed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-bellied Woodpecker heard

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Gray Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch heard

Brown Creeper

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Swainson's Thrush

Gray Catbird

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Palm Warbler

Northern Parula

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Eastern Towhee

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

American Goldfinch heard

House Sparrow

FRom Rob Bate:
Very slow all around. I had a possible Tennessee Warbler on the wood chip path up to Lookout Hill and a definite Hooded Warbler in the Ravine just above the Boulder bridge by the falls there. The Hooded from the 3 Arches Bridge area may have moved upstream. The most active area was near the skating rink along the shore and the dirt mounds enclosed in the chain link fence. It's hard to see through the fencing sometimes and impossible to get close but the birds seem to like the weedy vegetation that has infested the area around the dirt mounds. I had good numbers of Chippies and at least a Song Sparrow; there were a number of birds that were just to far off to identify without my scope.

The ballfields were quiet, just one Savannah and a Palm, nothing at Sparrow Bowl.

29 species

Canada Goose 5

Mute Swan 4

Mallard 6

Great Blue Heron 1

Great Egret 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2

Mourning Dove 2

Chimney Swift 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Blue-headed Vireo 2

Blue Jay 3

Carolina Wren 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

American Robin 3

Gray Catbird 2

Hooded Warbler 1  Ravine at Boulder Bridge

Northern Parula 1

Palm Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Eastern Towhee 1

Chipping Sparrow 6

Savannah Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 2

White-throated Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco 1

Northern Cardinal 2

American Goldfinch 1

House Sparrow 20