Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC - 15th May 2011

A whirlwind 48 hours in Brooklyn, staying with of our good friends Meghan and Jonah, whose apartment is very conveniently just minutes from Prospect Park.... while the conditions were challenging (a mix of heavy thunderstorms, drizzle and humid brightness), the rewards were glittering.

The highlights were, of course, warblers. Thirteen species were recorded (and with more time, the tally would doubtless have been higher); enjoying them in such gaudy fresh spring plumage, and in such enjoyable circumstances (arguably my favourite truly urban birding venue in the world), made for a wonderful start to our trip.

Blackpoll Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Black-throated Green Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Downy Woodpecker