Saturday, August 18, 2012

Prospect Aug 18th Brewster's Warbler resighting

From Keir

hi Peter

I went in to PP late this afternoon, after work, and was surprised to find the Brewster's warbler again at the Lullwater West viewing platform. This area was extremely active with perhaps 10 individual warblers of six species seen in half an hour.

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 18, 2012 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 12
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Green Heron 2
Rock Pigeon 5
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 2
Barn Swallow 10
Black-capped Chickadee 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 1

Brewster's Warbler (hybrid) 1 Lullwater West viewing platform around 5pm.
Initially looking like a female/immature Golden-winged Warbler, better looks (frustratingly!) revealed a prominent yellow breast patch, smudged wingbars and a BWWA typed (rather than GWWA) thin eye stripe and facial pattern. It was in fact the same plumage as the Brewster's seen Aug 16th in Prospect and most likely the same individual.
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 8