Monday, August 13, 2012

Prospect August 13th, warblers in quick time.

A lucky day ---13th-- for a rare warbler and a flurry of action within a few minutes time.

Spurred on by Eni Falci's report of KENTUCKY WARBLER just before lunchtime, seen out in the open near a tree snag just south of the Three Arches ( Nethermead) Bridge, along the creek, I went for the bird on my lunchtime hour. Getting there, Eni told me the KEWA was harassed by the territorial WARBLING VIREO, spurring the bird to take off in the direction of the Pagoda.

Unsuccessful in my bid for the KEWA, nevertheless, coming upon the bridle trail that runs behind the Lily ( Pagoda) Pond, a water filled mudhole attracted 4 species warblers in the few minutes given  as me and Eni watched.First,a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH skipped along just before the mudhole ;we also witnessed AMERICAN REDSTART, a first fall female BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, then right after, aWORM-EATING WARBLER flew across and landed in the mulberry branches in low view.

Eni also reported earlier, CANADA WARBLER inside the Peninsula.

Here's hoping after work , there will be success in the stars......

Post Script: A return to the mudhole revealed only the LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH bathing in the spot; numerous robin, 2 BOrioles and several Cedar Waxwings are present in above trees, quite active. Worth checking out this spot....

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 14, 2012 12:15 PM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
24 species

Canada Goose  31
Mute Swan  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1 f/o Lookout H
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  X
Eastern Kingbird  1 west Lake
Warbling Vireo  1 Lily Pool
Barn Swallow  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  3 Binnen Run
Worm-eating Warbler  1 Binnen Run
Louisiana Waterthrush  1 Binnen Run
American Redstart  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1 Binnen Run
Yellow Warbler  1 well dr
Canada Warbler  1 Peninsula
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Sparrow  X

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