Thursday, August 23, 2012

Prospect August 23rd -two reports

South winds the main force but note north wind in the morning  which may trigger some morning birds. Elyse reported a possible Prothonotary Warbler, which I need verification due to its fall higher rarity, seen at the beginning of the Peninsula along the lake side, seen on the lawn , went into the Phragmites. 12 warbler species posted, one pending.

Two reports today

From Rafael:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Aug 23, 2012 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 kilometer(s)
40 species
Observer: Rafael G. Campos

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [auratus Group])  4
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  X
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)  1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  8
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  8
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)  1
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Orchard Oriole (Orchard) (Icterus spurius spurius)  1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!!

From Elyse :
Hi Peter,
At the beginning of the Peninsula near the lake I saw
a Nashville warbler.  low down.
Common yellowthroat
Yellow warbler
Black & white
Red eyed vireo