Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2nd, Prospect

EASTERN BLUEBIRDs and AMERICAN PIPITs were today's notables. At the Sparrowbowl , the vale /kettle between the Tennis House and Picnic House, Mary Eyster spotted 6 EASTERN BLUEBIRD. Afterwards, only a trio were sighted there by Larry Zirlin, later by Matthew Wills , and finally me and Janet Zinn , who spotted them perched on the baseball field fence enclosure ( yes, that great spot!)  around noon before flushed away by passerby.

The AMERICAN PIPITS--40 strong, were calling on a flyover ( denoted "f/o" in my texts) heard by Mary , at the ballfields.

A nice fall day, with typical species seen this time around. I often equate November with the Eastern Bluebird species, a gorgeous bird that aptly represents New York as its state bird.



From Larry:

Hi Peter,

Mary saw 6 bluebirds, I was only able to count 3 before a couple of Red-tails scared them away.

34 species

Canada Goose 3 f/o Long Meadow

Mute Swan 9

American Black Duck 1 West Island

Mallard 80

Northern Shoveler 9

Ruddy Duck 34

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

American Coot 12

Ring-billed Gull 40

Herring Gull 10

Rock Pigeon 4

Mourning Dove 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 3

Blue Jay 12

American Crow 1

Black-capped Chickadee 3

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

Eastern Bluebird 3 Sparrow Bowl

Hermit Thrush 5

American Robin 15

European Starling 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 1 LP 249

Savannah Sparrow 1 LP 249

Song Sparrow 10

White-throated Sparrow 75

Dark-eyed Junco 50

Northern Cardinal 2

House Sparrow 30