Sunday, April 15, 2012

Prospect Aptil 14th; YTWA report

( back after two days in Wilmington , Delaware area for niece's wedding)

For the chance for other birders to see these rare birds asap , or or they possibly in the field, please text me at my cell phone even though I might be out of town. Or post to Brooklyn twitter if I allow you for birding posts only ( discuss eligibility with me) .Thanks. --KB

Highlights : YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, Common Merganser, Northern Parula, Black-and-white Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush , Rusty Blackbird, Common Nighthawk

From Matthew Wills:

Hi, Peter

Over Rocky Pass, a very brief glimpse of a Common Nighthawk, i.d. assisted by vocalizations which I just double-checked with Cornell sounds.

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Wood Duck  X     4 drakes
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Ring-necked Duck  X
Ruddy Duck  X
Osprey  X     Circling Upper Pool
Red-tailed Hawk  X     One nesting Nelly's Lawn, other perching above Vale
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Common Nighthawk  X     Very brief glimpse & heard it calling over Ravine
Belted Kingfisher  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  X
Northern Flicker  X
Eastern Phoebe  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Brown Creeper  X
Winter Wren  X     One, path down to Ravine/Nethermead Arches
Golden-crowned Kinglet  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  X
Hermit Thrush  X
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Louisiana Waterthrush  X
Palm Warbler  X
Chipping Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
House Sparrow  X

From Rob Jett , posting to Ebird Yahoo  including YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

Subject: Brooklyn YTWA
From: Rob Jett
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 18:17:24 -0400X-Message-Number: 9

At around 8am this morning Heydi Lopes and I spotted a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in Prospect Park. The bird was feeding in a pine tree on Lookout Hill near the top of the stairway that ascends the hill from the Maryland Monument. It was feeding in a good-sized mixed flock that included Blue-headed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Warbler and Palm Warbler. Unfortunately the bird stayed in that spot only very briefly and, despite an extensive search by several people, we were unable to relocate it. Perhaps tomorrow it will show up again. I should mention that it initially drew our attention because it sang a few times.

Other highlights from Prospect Park today included Common Merganser, Northern Parula, Black-and-white Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush and Rusty Blackbird.

South winds tonight, so good birding tomorrow,



Also of note on Ebird Yahoo 4/14 , WILSON's SNIPE reported by Stanley Greenberg

Location: Island near skating rink near solar panel post