Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14th Prospect KEWA hanging around

KENTUCKY WARBLER continues. Focus on the west slope of Lookout Hill from the middle chip trail.The bird was calling and if you know the song will enable you to follow the bird until this secretive bird emerges briefly... "a bird more often heard than seen" according to Roger Tory Peterson

Dennis H did this and was successful after a long wait..

Kentucky was reported by Ed Crowne , then Dennis , last Russ unless more saw the rare bird.


From russ

Got the Kentucky plus 2 Bay-breasted in the butterfly meadow. 


Begin forwarded message:
Date: May 14, 2012 12:56:02 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 14, 2012
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
May 14, 2012 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments:     Kentucky, LO Hill only
32 species

Mute Swan  2
Great Egret  1
Laughing Gull  4
Herring Gull  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Warbling Vireo  2
Blue Jay  1
Barn Swallow  2
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  6
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Kentucky Warbler  1     singing, briefly seen. half way up steps from center drive
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  4
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Sparrow  X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

From Orrin

greenwood cemetery

An hour in the north end of Green-Wood early this morning yielded the following, mostly by ear, with the highlights being 6 species I didn't pick up yesterday: spotted sandpiper, green heron, red-winged blackbird,cedar waxwing, brown thrasher, and black-crowned night heron.

American robin
Monk parakeet
American redstart
House wren
Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-winged blackbird
Warbling vireo
Blackpoll warbler
Northern mockingbird
Northern cardinal
Northern flicker
Chipping sparrow
Yellow-rumped warbler
Baltimre oriole
Mallard duck
Great egret
Black-throated blue warbler
Common grackle
Canada goose
Mourning dove
Northern parula
Barn swallow
Spotted sandpiper
Green heron
Black-crowned night heron
Cedar waxwing
House sparrow


Today in Ohio, a fantastic find  for a Moth,  one I wanted to see over a lifetime. CECROPIA MOTH seen hanging upside down on a railing to a diner entrance.(near Oak Openings Preserve ). Its the largest moth in North America. Apparently it just emerged from a pupae and was flexing its wings to fly...amazingly beautiful for a North American moth ( a cellphone photo later when i get home)...94 bird species on a casual pace vacation.