Monday, August 20, 2012

Prospect Aug 20th Golden opportunity continues

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER stayed overnight in the same locality from yesterday, reappearing halfway down the woods trail that parallels the north shore of the Peninsula, or the side facing the rink. Rob Bate spotted the bird in a birch, about 100 feet from the point's shelter.

Also in the mix are warblers BLUE-WINGED,WORMEATING ,CAPE MAY,  CANADA ,MAGNOLIA, YELLOW and REDSTARTS mostly on Lookout and Peninsula . I had a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER female in Payne Hill. 16 species warblers for the record today with Rob and also Kathy's group.
Upon replying to Rob's twitter tweet, I spotted YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at the west pin oak on Butterfly Meadow. Another flycatcher while looking for the Golden-winged,a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER atop the pine above the Peninsula point.

P.S. A return to the Peninsula 4-5 pm did not reveal the elusive Golden -Winged, the area instead dominated by Redstarts, some Canadas, Chestnut-sideds, and Yellows. On the way out and home, the back meadow edge of the Peninsula had some activity with a Magnolia joining the previously mentioned.


From Rob Bate:

Hi Peter,

I got out to the park in a hurry when I saw a warbler in our backyard.  It was a great day for migrants especially on Lookout and the wood chip trail, the Penninsula, and the platform over the Lullwater Cove.  Notables were 3 Blue-winged Warblers, the Golden-winged Warbler, a Cape May Warbler and finally a Worm-eating Warbler.  Alas no Brewster's Warbler for me to round out the group of BWWA, GWWA and Brewster's.

46 species

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  5  
Mallard  10  
Green Heron  1  
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1  
Spotted Sandpiper  1  
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  4  
Downy Woodpecker  1  
Hairy Woodpecker  1  
Northern Flicker  3  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2  
Least Flycatcher  1  
Great Crested Flycatcher  2  
White-eyed Vireo  1  
Warbling Vireo  1  
Red-eyed Vireo  5  
Blue Jay  X
House Wren  4  
Carolina Wren  2  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1  
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  15  
Northern Mockingbird  3  
European Starling  1  
Ovenbird  2  
Worm-eating Warbler  1    Lullwater Platform
Northern Waterthrush  2  
Blue-winged Warbler  3    2 on Lookout, one Penninsula
Golden-winged Warbler  1    Penninsula across from rink
Black-and-white Warbler  12  
Common Yellowthroat  3  
American Redstart  17  
Cape May Warbler  1     Pines by Penninsula shelter
Northern Parula  1  
Magnolia Warbler  4  
Yellow Warbler  6  
Chestnut-sided Warbler  7  
Canada Warbler  3   

 Song Sparrow  1  
Northern Cardinal  6  
Red-winged Blackbird  4  
Common Grackle  5  
Baltimore Oriole  5  
American Goldfinch  10  
House Sparrow  10


From Kathy :

date = 2012/08/20
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey, joined by Isabel, Bobbi and Eni

empidonax sp.
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mute Swan
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Veery       My first this season
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Prairie Warbler     3
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart
Black-and-white Warbler
Canada Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Cape May Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Northern Waterthrush

Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Peter list
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 21, 2012
Protocol: Incidental
34 species

Canada Goose  21
Mute Swan  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  X
Downy Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1  Butterfly meadow
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Barn Swallow  20
House Wren  1
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Ovenbird  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
American Redstart  10
Magnolia Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  5
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  2

Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  X

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