Thursday, May 24, 2012

Prospect May 24th BBC final Thursday walk

Results of the final Spring 2012 Thursday Brooklyn Bird Club walk , led by Tom Stephenson.

The BBC is grateful towards Tom and Rob Bate for leading the weekday walks this spring. Migration is winding down, but as soon as u blink, those birds will be back in fall ( starting in August).



From Tom:

Hi Peter,
Well, it was a bit wet,, then even more wet...and the woods were a bit emptier than in our prior Thursday walks. However we were able to pull out a few good sightings.
Our best birds were probably a large Snapping Turtle....a R-T Hummingbird on its nest....first year male and female Indigo Buntings, a calling Acadian Flycatcher, and lots of Blackpoll. 

We did finally have 53 species, list below
Best regards,
photo by Dennis Hreshowsik
Double-crested Cormorant
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Red-tailed Hawk
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow