Sunday, October 2, 2011

Prospect & GWC reports October 2nd

Hilights:  YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO on west Lullwater 1/2 mark ( J.Zinn ) ; another Greenwood Cemetery's Battle hill (O.Tilevitz)


From Rafael:

Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, US-NY

Oct 2, 2011 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Protocol: Random

3.0 kilometer(s)

45 species

Canada Goose X

Mute Swan X

Wood Duck X

Mallard X

Green Heron X

Black-crowned Night-Heron X

Osprey X

Sharp-shinned Hawk X

Red-tailed Hawk X

Rock Pigeon X

Mourning Dove X

Chimney Swift X

Downy Woodpecker X

Northern Flicker X

Eastern Phoebe X

White-eyed Vireo X

Red-eyed Vireo X

Blue Jay X

American Crow X

Black-capped Chickadee X

Carolina Wren X

House Wren X

Swainson's Thrush X

American Robin X

Gray Catbird X

European Starling X

Northern Waterthrush X

Black-and-white Warbler X

Tennessee Warbler X

Nashville Warbler X

Common Yellowthroat X

American Redstart X

Northern Parula X

Magnolia Warbler X

Blackpoll Warbler X

Black-throated Blue Warbler X

Wilson's Warbler X

Eastern Towhee X

Song Sparrow X

White-throated Sparrow X

Scarlet Tanager X

Northern Cardinal X

Rose-breasted Grosbeak X

American Goldfinch X

House Sparrow X

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 From Michele Dreger

Slow day for birds. Unfortunately this was called a Hawk walk;
we didn't see many hawks. Vinny and I started out at about 8:10am.
There was a group of 25.

We had a Red Tail Hawk and two Sharp-shinned Hawks flying over
 the Lookout. It was really easy to compare the sizes. We also had
Peregrine and an Osprey on the Peninsula. We may have had a merlin
 at the beginning of the walk but no one really got a good look.

One of the group, Roberta, showed us a grainy picture of a bird that
she saw as she was walking in. It was a Black throated blue. I was
 hoping that was going to be a good omen, but....

We saw a few warblers... A Nashville, Common Yellowthroat,
Black and White, and we eventually found another Black-throated Blue.
We found 2 more as a matter of fact. We got some really good looks
at the Parula. We saw a few Downy Woodpeckers, dozens of
Flickers, Blue Jays and Robins.

There were 2 Black Crowned Night Herons and 2 Wood Ducks.
A couple of Red-eyed Vireos found us on the way up the Lookout
as well as few Kinglets and Cardinals. When we got to the Peninsula
we saw an immature Night Heron, 6 Swans, a Spotted Sandpiper and
more Parula's. We got a good lesson on hawking by watching the Phoebe.
We heard the Kingfisher as we were leaving the peninsula;
didn't get to see him. There was a Brown Creeper but the Spotted
Sandpiper was twittering so loud and flying so close, it caused us to
lose the creeper. Of course we had a couple of Gulls and lots of
Mallards. That makes the total 20. Thank you Ann, if you weren't there
we would have missed every one of the warblers.

The PP Alliance has scheduled the November walk for 10am.
Yes, it is supposed to be 8am and 10am in the winter... but we can
handle that mistake. I will do the 10am walk. Dovid suggested that those
that need to early birdwatch should meet at 8am for the self service
 version. Enjoy October birding everyone!!

From Orrin
at Greenwood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery, about 9-12

Not very birdy where I was.

Canada goose (about 10)

Osprey (1)

Yellow-billed cuckoo (Battle Hill) (1)

Scarlet tanager (more than 1 in an oak tree on Battle Hill)

Palm warbler (1)

Black & white warbler (1)

American redstart (1)

Northern flicker (dozens)

Red-bellied woodpecker (several heard, one seen)

Blue jay (dozens and dozens)

Swainson's thrush (1)

American robin (remarkably, in three hours I saw exactly 3)

Gray Catbird

Northern mockingbird

European starling (1)

Chipping sparrow (several)

House sparrow