Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Alex Wilson's 3/4 report

An adult male Baltimore Oriole, presumably the same bird first 
reported in December, was seen again, this time back in its original 
location in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Most recent reports have 
been from the Prospect Park Zoo and points southward, Flatbush Avenue 

A few hints of spring were evident, with increasing numbers of 
Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds and Grackles on the move and the first 
big flocks of Cedar Waxwings I’ve seen since winter began, as well as 
flyover Turkey Vultures and Wood Ducks.

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/4/08
observers = Alex Wilson
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture (2, flyover, Lake . )
Canada Goose
Brant (62 briefly on Lake . )
Wood Duck (4, flyover, Nethermead Arches . )
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (Hen, west Lake shore . )
Ring-necked Duck (6, Upper Pool; 1, Lake . )
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon (2 on signal tower at east corner of park/BBG . )
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Breeze Hill; Pines near Bartel-Pritchard 
entrance . )
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
American Robin (Fair numbers . )
Gray Catbird (Upper Pool . )
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (Flocks of 100+ at Nethermead Arches and Botanic 
Garden . )
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird (A few flocks . )
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole (Adult male, Brooklyn Botanic Garden . )
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow