Thursday, May 10, 2012

The good word today--rarities in GWC & PP

Reports of PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (R.Jett) in Greenwood cemetery at Dell Water tops the morning list of a very decent migratory movement that also include BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO with a host of warblers atop Lookout Hill between the summit meadows.

Tom Stephenson leading the BBC walk reported INDIGO BUNTING, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER(@Lookout Hill) , BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (@Ricks Pl) , CANADA WARBLER(@Vale Cashmere)  ,WILSONS WARBLER (@Wellhouse) ,WHITE-EYED VIREO. A RT HUMMINGBIRD nest was discovered at the Vale.


The latest word from Tom Stephenson in midafternoon texts:  PHILADELPHIA VIREO  in the Lullwater & MOURNING WARBLER in the Lullwater cove ( the west side , with the viewing platform)



From Steve Addinall

Hi Peter, I did 2 hours in the park this morning. There had clearly been a fall of migrants because the mix of warblers was very different to yesterday. For example I heard 10 BTGreen yesterday and not one today. I only got as far as the Terrace Bridge, so who knows what goodies were in the rest of the park. The Wilson's Warbler was just behind the barbecue area at the bottom of lookout hill and the blackburnian and bay-breasted were just further up behind there:

Warblers (17 species)
1 bay-breasted
1 northern waterthrush
1 blackburnian
1 wilson's
2 chestnut-sided
3 magnolia
3 yellow
3 Nashville
4 Canada
4 yellowthroat
5 BTBlue
5 B&W
6 ovenbird
11 parula
50+ yellow-rumpled
12+ redstart
11 blackpoll


1 cedar waxwing
8 warbling vireo
c10 Baltimore oriole
2 orchard oriole
2 flicker
1 great created flycatcher
1 white-throated sparrow
3 house wren

2 scarlet tanager
1 yellow-throated vireo

2 veery
2 swainson's thrush


Results of BBC thursday walk
From leader Tom Stephenson:

Hi Peter,
Another great day. We had about 25 people who braved what looked like rain, but then turned great.
The Park is still very busy, and we had activity in just about every part we had time to visit.
Some highlights:
83 species, 20 warblers including Mourning (brief, unfortunately), at least 5 Blackburnian, 3 Canada, 2 Wilson's, Bay-breasted in great views, and more.
Flycatchers are beginning to show up. We had a Traill's sp, Least and another, probably Acadian. Also, thanks to Ann we had Phila Vireo and thanks to Bobby and Stanley a Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest in the rose garden area!
Here's the list.
Best regards,
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher TRAILL'S SP
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow