Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9th today is crummy,PP's today & belated reports

A wet day  isn't welcomed yet a visiting British birder--Steve- whom I met before related to me that birds were singing yet difficult to see. Some species such as B&W, Parula, Blackpoll, Yellow etc the usual suspects. A HOODED WARBLER was singing but stayed hidden...

Reports from yesterday and weekend.

From Rafael:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
May 8, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 kilometer(s)
Comments:    A very windy day, and the bird activity was a little slow.
50 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1    Lullwater
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1    Lower Lullwater
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  1    flyover Vale
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1    Peninsula
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  2    Peninsula
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  1    flying over the Nethermead, with some Barn Swallows
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2    Lake
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  3
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  2    Midwood
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  5
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  3
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  6
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)  1    male, around the vale
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  3
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  2
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  3
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  5
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  3    Vale
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  1    near Butterfly meadow, Lookout Hill
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1    Male, Midwood
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  3
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  5
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

From Michele Dreger:

The First Sunday in May bird walk is always spectacular.  At 8am yesterday, 23 birders met at the Audubon Center.  As we walked through the Midwood we pick up more birders. When we we stumbled upon a birder in the Vale that had just seen a Hooded warbler, there became 35 of us. Even people passing by were stopping to help us look. Alas, we did have a beautiful look at a Chestnut sided warbler.  The baby Red Tailed Hawk was standing in the nest. Sadly, no Scarlet Tanager! 

International Migratory Bird Day is Saturday May 12. Get out and have your own Big Day.  Check out these web site for tours this week.

Here is the List:
Eastern Kingbird
Red eyed vireo
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Black and white warbler
Magnolia warbler
Red tail hawk
Downy woodpecker
Northern parula
Black-throated green warbler
Baltimore oriole
Red bellied woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker
House sparrow
Northern Flicker
American Robin
Mourning dove
Cooper's hawk
Chestnut sided warbler
Worm eating warbler
Chimney swift
Black-throated blue warbler
House wren
White throated sparrow

Today's reports

From Steve Addinall

Hi Peter,
It was hard work in the rain this morning but here's a rundown of what I saw during 3 1/2 hours from 0630.

13 species of warbler, including a singing Hooded heard just after I talked to you - just past the bridge on the way to the ravine (didn't see it I'm afraid):

Good numbers of:

N Parula
Black-throated Green
Blackpoll (are these impossible to see!!?)
N Waterthrush
C Yellowthroat

1 Magnolia
1 Black-throated Blue
1 Hooded

Other species included:
3 wood duck
1 ruddy duck
1 great egret
2 bc night heron
2 belted kingfisher
1 great-crested flycatcher
10+ warbling vireo
1 white-eyed vireo
1 blue-grey gnatcatcher
1 veery
1 eastern towhee
1 chipping sparrow
5 Baltimore oriole

Best wishes,
Steve Addinall


From Mike Yuan:

Hi Peter-

Spent an hour in the north part of Prospect late this afternoon. At
Esdale Bridge, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Parula, Nashville Warbler,
Black-and-White Warbler, Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Ovenbird, and a
pair of Scarlet Tanagers had a pool party in the sun.

Mallard 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon 20
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
House Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 8
European Starling 5
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 3
Northern Waterthrush 3
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Sparrow 4