Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Alex Wilson's 3/12 report

I saw my first Phoebe (or 2) of the year today in Prospect, along
with a Kingfisher, and a nice selection of waterfowl and raptors and
other birds typical of the season.

Good Birding,
Alex Wilson
Brooklyn, NY

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/12/08
observers = Alex Wilson
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Brant (35 or so, flyover.)
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (Hen, spent the winter at the Lake.)
Ring-necked Duck (4, Upper Pool; 1, Lake.)
Hooded Merganser (Female, Upper Pool.)
Common Merganser (Drake, Lake.)
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk (2.)
Cooper's Hawk (Perched, Lookout Hill.)
Red-tailed Hawk (Including adult pair courting & male at Ravine nest.)
Merlin (Perched atop Ginko at Lower Pool.)
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher (Flying over Terrace Bridge into upper Lullwater.)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3.)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe (Binnen Water; Sullivan Hill.)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Breeze Hill feeders.)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren (Lookout Hill.)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Ravine.)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (3.)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (~20, BBG.)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Purple Finch (Female-type plumage, but singing = first spring male.
Botanic Garden.)
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow