Thursday, April 26, 2012

Prospect April 26th: UPSA records; first rare spring warbler showed....

Following up on yesterday's extremely rare Upland Sandpiper , here are the actual Prospect historical records

April 22nd ,1950
August 8th, 1947
September 16th,1939


Hilight for this overcast chilly day was CERULEAN WARBLER  (CEWA) seen by the First Thursday BBC walk led by Tom Stephenson, in the vicinity of the Binnen Bridge going back towards the viewing platform before CEWA taking off into the southern Midwood.

Both species orioles ORCHARD and BALTIMORE were reported in that group walk.A report is below , last item.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD was reported in the Vale Cashmere.(MWills)
Warblers NORTHERN PARULA and YELLOW are interesting finds for this so far slow season for this genera.(MYuan, CElliot); INDIGO BUNTING also reported.


From Matthew Wills :


Walked along the southern end of the lake late morning, out of park via Vale. Spotted sandpiper. Yellow-rumps galore, a few Palm, one Northern Waterthrush. Rusty BB in Vale.

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Egret  X
Black-crowned Night-Heron  X     Juvenile
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Spotted Sandpiper  X
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Belted Kingfisher  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Blue Jay  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Carolina Wren  X
House Wren  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  X
Hermit Thrush  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
European Starling  X
Northern Waterthrush  X
Palm Warbler  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Eastern Towhee  X
Chipping Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Rusty Blackbird  X     Male, Vale
Common Grackle  X
House Sparrow  X


From Mike Yuan birding with Chris Elliot:


A few hours early with Chris Eliot brought us the following migrant highlights:

Northern Waterthrush - Lullwater
Yellow Warbler - Duck Island
Northern Parula - Lullwater Cove
Palm Warbler - Lookout
Baltimore Oriole, 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks- Midwood

Chris had Blue-headed Vireo, Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting, and Black-and-white warbler after I left. 


From Tom Stephenson , Thursday BBC walk

Hi Peter,
We had a great group today, about 20 or so, that braved the cold and clouds to help uncover some good birds. Warbler species were a bit scarce, but we had some really good birds including Cerulean Warbler, Ovenbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Peregrine (twice..), Great Egret and Laughing Gull. Lots of Yellow-rumps, several Warbling Vireos seem to be in, 3 Hairy Woodpecker territories, and tons of robins making nests...
Here's the list.
Best regards,
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow