Saturday, November 26, 2011

BBC "Friends Walk" Prospect Nov 26th; PISI and NAWA ,OCWA seen post walk

Generally , overall a very quiet  yet beautiful day outdoors. 

Kingsboider late note: Elyse reported after the walk finished, PINE SISKIN seen drinking at the back  shore of Lower Pool ( gate) joined also by a NASHVILLE WARBLER.  Eni Falci --part of a group walk-- reports an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER  and BROWN THRASHER seen at Lamppost #249 ( Well Dr picnic tables). Guess "timing is everything!"

Results of Brooklyn Bird club walk: 12 participants

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Nov 26, 2011 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

4.0 mile(s)

31 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose X

Mute Swan X

American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) X

Mallard X

Ruddy Duck 25

Pied-billed Grebe 5 lake

Double-crested Cormorant 2 lake

Accipiter sp. 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

American Coot 3

Ring-billed Gull X

Herring Gull X

Great Black-backed Gull 1

Rock Pigeon X

Mourning Dove X

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Blue Jay X

Tufted Titmouse 1

Carolina Wren 2- Rose Garden;south Midwood

American Robin X

European Starling X

Fox Sparrow 3- Vale Cashmere; 2 south Midwood

Song Sparrow X

White-throated Sparrow X

Dark-eyed Junco X

Northern Cardinal X

Red-winged Blackbird 1 West Isl

Purple Finch 5 Ravine (all females)

House Finch 6

American Goldfinch X

House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (


From Elyse Taylor:

Hi Peter,

When leaving the park walk this morning, at the back of the lower pool
 I saw a pine siskin drinking water , and then a nashville warbler
flew down to take a sip. It had a pale yellow belly and a prominent
eye ring.
Great way to end the walk, but wish there were a few birders there
to see them.

Thanks for the great walk!



From Eni Falci

leading regular Audubon noon walk

Hi Peter-

More birders than birds yesterday. So many new birders (20+) and nothing much to put them onto. We had a goldfinch, chickadee, a fox sparrow and a few white throated sparrows while group was together. After most newbees left we moved on to the Wellhouse/ Lamp-post area and got two prizes.

A late orange-crowned warbler and a brown thrasher. There was much debate as to whether the warbler was a nashville or orange but the final words was broken eye ring and streaks on the breast.

Would have stayed longer in that area but the lighter fluid fumes were too much. It is a shame the park installed the fire pits right where the best birding tends to be.