Thursday, August 16, 2012

Prospect Aug 16th Brewsters Warbler; 3 reports

Frm keir~FWD: @railbabbler: Brewsters warbler top of lookout seitchback trail

Keir Randall's report:

A highlight this morning in Prospect Park was a Brewster's Warbler. This was on the East slope of Lookout Hill, near the top of "switchback trail". First seen around 7.45am and then off and on until 8.50 am when I left the area. It ranged from the top of the canopy, often working dead leaves (at the top of the trail/paved path) and down to to the low grass meadow where American Goldfinches were feeding. I saw it complete this circuit at least 3 times and saw it point blank on several occasions. At one point it interacted with a Blue-winged Warbler. It's possible that it will remain in that area today.

The bird had a small area of yellow on the forecrown, a dark gray eye line, a very prominent yellow belly patch and smudgy yellow/green wingbars. 
Looking online at the variety of Brewster plumages this is a close fit for today's bird:
Keir Randall
Brooklyn, NY

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 16, 2012 6:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
23 species (+2 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Empidonax sp. 1 Lookout, switchback trail
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 5
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 4
European Starling 5
Cedar Waxwing 3
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Brewster's Warbler (hybrid) 1 Lookout Hill,
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Sparrow 5


From Bobbi Manian:

Hi Peter,

I ran into Eni on Lookout this morning and we birded Lookout, Binen and Rick's Place until about 1:30, highlights being black-throated green, worm-eating, 2 ruby-throated hummingbirds, and a blue-grey gnatcatcher.

After we parted, i continued around east side of lake and back around to wellhouse and back out over Lookout.  added spotted sandpiper and northern waterthrush and another blue-grey gnatcatcher.

Here's my list:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 16, 2012 9:45 AM - 3:36 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
31 species

Canada Goose  6
Mute Swan  4
Wood Duck  4
Mallard  X
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  25
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  1

Worm-eating Warbler  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  6
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  15
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  5
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  X
From Kathy:
date = 2012/08/16
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher     Ravine
Hairy Woodpecker
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Carolina Wren     heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2, path above the Wellhouse and Butterfly Meadow
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Black-and-white Warbler     2
Northern Cardinal
Orchard Oriole     female, in the Vale
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow