Monday, March 31, 2008

Peter's 3/31 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/31/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (4; 2 Rink; 1 Three Sisters Islands; 1 Lake)
Great Egret (1; Rink cove island but also Peninsula shore)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (9; 1 Duck Island; 8 Three Sister Islands)
Canada Goose (at least 65 Lake perimeter)
Brant (~80 flyover Parade Grounds @7 am ;)
American Black Duck (West Island)
Mallard (at least 45 Lake)
Northern Shoveler (9 NW corner Lake)
Northern Pintail (drake and hen as usual west shore lake)
Ruddy Duck (63 West Island cove; 22 west sector lake)
American Coot (22 Lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker (Duck Island )
Northern Flicker (south slope Lookout Hill)
Eastern Phoebe (32 ;12 Duck Island; 6 Three Sisters; 4 West Island; 6 Peninsula; 4 Lullwater)
American Crow (f/o Peninsula)
Black-capped Chickadee (2 Breeze Hill)
Carolina Wren (North Lullwater cove)
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow (several)
Swamp Sparrow (West Island benches)
White-throated Sparrow (~7 south Lakeshore)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Orrin's 3/30 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/30/08
observers = Orrin Tilevitz
Pied-billed Grebe
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck (3M, 1F, lake)
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe (Many)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Brown Creeper (1, peninsula)
American Robin
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

John's 3/30 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/30/08
observers = John Ascher, Chaoyan Dong
Pied-billed Grebe
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck (1)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (pair; male now tame)
Ring-necked Duck (2m 1f pool)
Bufflehead (pair pool)
Ruddy Duck
Merlin (female Lullwater)
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher (male Binnen bridge)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


--
John S. Ascher, Ph.D.
Bee Database Project Manager

Rafael's 3/30 report

Observer: Rafael Campos R.
time: 0830-1200 hrs
Cold morning, no much change about the bird sps since my report last friday.
Today list follows:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (pair, Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (Pools, Lullwater & Lake)
Bufflehead (pair, Pools)
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Egret (1)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
(American) Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-billed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown Creeper (peninsula, & Lily Pond)
Carolina Wren (2)
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (1, Lullwater)
Pine Warbler (2, Lullwater; hawking for insects)
Fox Sparrow (~4, Midwood)
Swamp Sparrow (1 Lilly Pond; 1 Peninsula)
White-throated Sparrow (still abundant)
Dark-eyed Junco (~6)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
 
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Brooklyn is good birding: Rafa Campos

Prospect Park BBC Walk 3/30

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/30/08
observers = Mary Eyster and BBC Bird Walk
Pied-billed Grebe (about 5, Lake)
Great Egret (Lullwater)
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck (drake and hen, Pools)
American Black Duck (Boathouse Pool)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (still a few, Lake)
Northern Pintail (Pair, southwestern edge of Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (8 in Pools, 6 on Lake)
Bufflehead (Upper Pool)
Ruddy Duck (Many, some in breeding plumage, Lake)
Red-shouldered Hawk (1, soaring over Long Meadow)
Red-tailed Hawk (many sightings)
American Coot (Lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher (Boathouse Pool)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Many calling)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3, one pair Lullwater edge)
Downy Woodpecker (many)
Hairy Woodpecker (1, Midwood)
Northern Flicker (Many throughout)
Eastern Phoebe (Abundant throughout)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch (several)
Brown Creeper (several)
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet (abundant)
Hermit Thrush (Lamppost 249)
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler (Edge of Lullwater, edge of Lower Pool)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Doug's 3/29 report

 

Observer: Doug Gochfeld

Location:     Prospect Park

Observation date:     3/29/08

Notes:     ~3:00 PM to ~5:00 PM with Bob Gochfeld.

Number of species:     42



Canada Goose     X

Mute Swan     4

Wood Duck     1     Lower Pool

Mallard     X

Northern Shoveler     X

Northern Pintail     2     Lake

Ring-necked Duck     10     6 Lake near Duck Island, 4 Upper Pool

Bufflehead     2     Upper Pool

Ruddy Duck     X

Pied-billed Grebe     3

Black-crowned Night-Heron     2     Three Sisters Island


Red-tailed Hawk 2 Maybe more, adult(s) seen several times.

Ring-billed Gull     X

Herring Gull     X

Rock Pigeon     X

Mourning Dove     X

Red-bellied Woodpecker     2

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     1

Downy Woodpecker     1

Northern Flicker     4

Eastern Phoebe     40     Probably more. Couldn't NOT see them.

Blue Jay     2

Black-capped Chickadee     4

Tufted Titmouse     2

White-breasted Nuthatch     1

Brown Creeper     1

Carolina Wren     1     Lookout Hill south slope.

Golden-crowned Kinglet     40     VERY rough estimate, probably far more.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet     5

Hermit Thrush     1     Peninsula.

American Robin     150     Lowball estimate (~80 in one half of the Nethermead

alone).

Northern Mockingbird     1     Near Vanderbilt Playground.

European Starling     X

Cedar Waxwing     2     Lullwater

Pine Warbler     3     1 between Lullwater and Peninsula, 1 Lullwater, 1 Upper

Pool.

Fox Sparrow     2     Pools.

Song Sparrow     X

Swamp Sparrow 3 (Peninsula, 2 adults ;1 behind the Music Pagoda.)

White-throated Sparrow     X

Northern Cardinal     X

Red-winged Blackbird     X

Common Grackle     X

House Sparrow     X



This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Eddie's 3/29 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/29/08
observers = Eddie Davis (alone and with Audubon Bird Walk group)
Pied-billed Grebe (1 west shore of lake)
Turkey Vulture (flyover - Midwood)
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (pair on west shore)
Ring-necked Duck (4 on upper pool and 2 lullwater bridge)
Bufflehead (2 upper pool)
Ruddy Duck
Red-shouldered Hawk (1 circling above lullwater)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel (perched in tree - lullwater near terrace bridge)
Peregrine Falcon (flyover - Boathouse)
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher (1 male - lily pond)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (1 lookout hill)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker (1 female - Midwood)
Northern Flicker (several - Midwood, Lullwater, Lookout Hill)
Eastern Phoebe (thousands or perhaps millions)
Blue Jay (2 lullwater)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse (1 midwood)
White-breasted Nuthatch (1 midwood)
Brown Creeper (4 midwood)
Carolina Wren (heard at lullwater)
Winter Wren (1 behind music pagoda)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (6-7 widespread)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1 lullwater side of terrace bridge)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (1 rink cove)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (4-5 lullwater near rustic arbor)
Fox Sparrow (3 midwood and lookout hill)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (1 lullwater)
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (1 feeders)
House Sparrow

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Peter's 3/29 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/29/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (4; 3 NW corner lake; 1 Lake along Peninsula shore)
Great Blue Heron (3 sister islands)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (3 sister islands)
Canada Goose
Mute Swan (several Lake)
Mallard (lake)
Northern Shoveler (7 lake)
Northern Pintail (drake and hen along northwest shore,tree in water)
Ring-necked Duck (3 Peninsula "thumb"; drake and 2 hen)
Ruddy Duck (easily 50 Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk (flyover Quaker Cemetery)
American Coot (about 14 seen Lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker (LP 249 Well drive)
Hairy Woodpecker (On Magnolia tree lamppost 249 well drive; with J.Layton)
Northern Flicker (3 LP 249 Well drive)
Eastern Phoebe (numerous;easily 60; 40 Lullwater; 15 lake perimeter; 5 elsewhere)
American Robin (common; ~20 on Nethermead)
European Starling
Song Sparrow (Peninsula sumacs)
White-throated Sparrow (Peninsula sumacs)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

Note: Jerry Layton reports 5 species woodpeckers on Lookout Hill south slope, along Well drive: Hairy, Downy, Northern Flicker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-bellied Woodpecker; Eastern Phoebe omnipresent throughout park


 

Rafael's 3/29 report

Site: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
date: 29 March 2008
time: 0830-1100 hrs
observer: Rafael Campos R.
With a very cold morning, the walk today was a fast one, but some good bird sps were observed today, among them: Eastern Phoebe, Brown Creeper, Ring-necked Duck, Great Egret, Common Grackle, both sps of Kinglets, Fox Sparrow, Belted Kingfisher.
As I was crossing the Nethermead, the unusual bird calls, made turn my head, and here are, 2 green birds aka Monk Parakeets flying low E-W over the Nethermead.
The list:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck (Lullwater, Lake & Pools)
Bufflehead (1 pair, Pools)
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Egret ( by the skating rink)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
(American) Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet (2 flyover Nethermead)
Belted Kingfisher (1 m, Lily Pond)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow (1 flyover Grand Army Plaza)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (1, Midwood)
Carolina Wren (heard only)
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (1, Lullwater)
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (2)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged  Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
 
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Brooklyn is good birding: Rafa Campos R.

Scott's 3/28 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/28/08
observers = scott Whittle
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Friday, March 28, 2008

Rafael's and Shane's 3/28 reports

site: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
date: 28 March 2008
time: 1000-1200 hrs
route: Grand Army Plaza, Vale, Rick's Place, Midwood, Music Pagoda, Lullwater, Breezy Hill feeders, Peninsula, Lake, Nethermead, Pools & Long Meadow
Observer: Rafael Campos R.
The "new bird" today in the PP were about 6 Tree Swallows seen flying low over the lake.
Also in the Peninsula, a lonely American Kestrel was seen perched near the lake shore.
Among the waterfowl, finally, for the very 1st time, I saw the pair of Northern Pintails, and very nice looking pair of Hooded Merganser. Ring-necked Ducks were recorded at Lake and the Pools.
The American Robin is the most numerous bird sps, but the Eastern Phoebe were everywhere.
The list:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck (1 pair, Pools)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (1 pair, Lake)
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead (Lake & Pools)
Hooded Merganser (1 pair, Lake)
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe (lake)
Double-crested Cormorant
American Kestrel (Peninsula)
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
(American) Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (3, Lake)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe (numerous)
American Crow (1 flyover Lookout Hill)
Tree Swallow ( 6 Lake)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
American Robin
European Starling
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
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Brooklyn is good birding: Rafa Campos

 

Shane Blodgett

 

54 species total with FOS (for me at PP) Tree Swallow, BC
Night Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern phoebe
(25-30), Pine warbler (3-4).

site = Prospect Park

date = 3/28/08

observers = Shane Blodgett 9:00 a.m.-12:0 pm

35-42 degrees Mostly cloudy Very brief shower Wind NNW 5-10 mph

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron (Three Sisters.)

Black-crowned Night-Heron (4. 3 Sisters.)

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

Wood Duck (Pair. Lower pool.)

Mallard

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail (Pair. Lake Duck feeding area.)

Ring-necked Duck (3. Upper Pool. 3. Lake.)

Bufflehead (2. Lake. 2. Upper pool.)

Ruddy Duck

Cooper's Hawk (Adult. Breeze Hill.)

American Kestrel (Male. 3 Sisters.)

Merlin (Top of tree near Tennis House.)

American Coot

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher (Lullwater.)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (6.)

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe (25-30. Most along Lullwater/Lake.)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow (FOS. 12 +. Lake.)

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Carolina Wren

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Pine Warbler

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Peter's 3/28 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/28/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Double-crested Cormorant (2 f/o rink)
Wood Duck (5; drake and hen Upper Pool; 3 f/o Upper pool, 2 m,1f)
Mallard (Upper Pool)
Ring-necked Duck (4 Upper Pool 2m,2f ; 4 Lower Pool; 1m,3,f)
Bufflehead (drake and hen Upper Pool)
Hooded Merganser (drake and hen;Lake near Peninsula shore)
Ruddy Duck
Merlin (perched above Sullivan hill low steps, between "triangles")
Northern Flicker (2 Peninsula)
Eastern Phoebe (easily 25 throughout park)
Tufted Titmouse (peninsula)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Pools isthmus)
American Robin (common on meadows; 50 +)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (12 Lullwater path near Rink; "pink beach")
Song Sparrow (4)
Dark-eyed Junco (23 nethermead)
Northern Cardinal (2 Lullwater)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Peter's late afternoon 3/27 report

Comment: increased influx of Eastern Phoebe along the south Lake shore.est 31 seen 3:30-4:30,mostly on the islands

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/27/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Great Blue Heron (2; tree perched on Duck Island and Three Sisters Islands)
Brant (16 flyover Duck Island)
Ring-necked Duck (4; 2 Duck Island; 2 Lullwater near rink; likely 12 overall)
American Kestrel (flyover Duck Island rustic shelter; with prey)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (fem; NW corner Quaker Cemetery)
Downy Woodpecker (NW corner Quaker Cemetery)
Eastern Phoebe (about 31 ; 12 Duck Island region;4 Peninsula;8 Three Sisters;6 West Island;1 NW Quaker cemetery)
Blue Jay (Upper Pool grassy meadow)
White-breasted Nuthatch (NW corner Quaker Cemetery)
American Robin (common)
Song Sparrow (2 south lakeside)
White-throated Sparrow (west island cove;several)
Dark-eyed Junco (Quaker ridge; several)
Northern Cardinal (West Island)
Common Grackle (occasional; about 10 seen West Island)

Orrin's 3/27 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/27/08
observers = Orrin Tilevitz
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant (1, West Island)
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Lake side, 3 Sisters)
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Northern Shoveler (not many, mid-lake)
Northern Pintail (Mr. and Mrs.)
Ring-necked Duck (3 M, 1 F, mid-lake)
Ruddy Duck (some very ruddy)
Red-tailed Hawk (immature, near Empire Blvd.)
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Peninsula meadow)
Eastern Phoebe (LP 249)
Blue Jay
American Crow (1 or 2, Empire Blvd. exit and BBG)
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren (Heard, West Island)
Hermit Thrush
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

Peter's 3/27 lunch report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/27/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (2 Lake; 1 west island cove)
Double-crested Cormorant (west island )
Canada Goose (common Lake)
Brant (~95 feeding on Parade Grounds)
Mute Swan (4 lake)
Wood Duck (drake and hen , back shore Upper Pool)
Mallard (common lake)
Northern Shoveler (about 9 seen Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (11; 3 Duck Island,1 m,2 f;4 Lower Pool,1m,3f,4 Upper Pool,2m,2f)
Bufflehead (drake and hen , Upper Pool)
Ruddy Duck (53 West Island, 24 Lake west section)
American Coot (Lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Northern Flicker (flyby West Island)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Pools isthmus , back path gate)
American Robin (Long Meadow)
European Starling
Song Sparrow (south lakeside)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Alex's 3/26 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/26/08
observers = Alex Wison
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture (Soaring north over Long Meadow.)
Canada Goose
Brant (Small flyover flock.)
Mute Swan
Wood Duck (Pair, Upper Pool.)
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal (Pair, roosting east side of West Island.)
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (Pair, west Lake shore, taking handouts.)
Ring-necked Duck (8, Pools; 4, Lake.)
Bufflehead (Pair, Upper Pool.)
Ruddy Duck
Northern Goshawk 75% (Seen briefly passing over Quaker Ridge.)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet (2+ squawking around rink/concert grove. )
Belted Kingfisher (West Island.)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3.)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe (~10, mostly along Lullwater.)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren (Lower Lullwater.)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Fairly common.)
Hermit Thrush (Lookout Hill.)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (Lower Lullwater.)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (Scattered along Lullwater.)
Pine Warbler (At least 4-5 along upper Lullwater.)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (2, Lower Pool, then into Ravine.)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (Lower Pool.)
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Orrin's 3/26 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/26/08
observers = Orrin Tilevitz
Pied-billed Grebe (2 or 3)
Double-crested Cormorant (1, lake)
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (a few)
Ring-necked Duck (pair off West Island)
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch (Heard)
Carolina Wren (A few in and around wellhouse)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (1 near feeders)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird (BBG)
European Starling
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (West Island Cove)
Common Grackle
House Sparrow
Blue-Winged Teal (Pair swimming down lullwater off peninsula  ; early AM, first report)
1 Unidentified Raptor, lullwater east sidewalk

Peter's 3/26 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/26/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (4; 2 Duck island; 1 West Island; 1 Lake)
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron (peninsula shore)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (2; 1 duck island; 1 @ 3 sisters island)
Canada Goose (common lake and shores ; easily 125)
Brant (34 Parade Grounds @7 am ;feeding)
Mute Swan (4 lake)
Wood Duck (drake;Upper Pool; with  RNDU and BUDU)
Mallard (common Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (8;  4 @ Duck Island, 2 m,2 f; 4 Upper Pool 2 m, 2 f)
Bufflehead (drake and hen Upper Pool)
Ruddy Duck (easily 60 Lake)
American Coot (Lake; about 15 seen)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (2 lake)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker (2 south lakeside)
Eastern Phoebe (Lullwater)
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse (south lakeside)
Winter Wren (peninsula north trailhead (lullwater side))
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (2 lullwater)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle (common around West Island region; easily 40)
House Sparrow
Blue-winged Teal (2@ 4:15 pm ; drake and hen ;West Island cove; seen best from culdesac ; rare)

Eddie's 3/26 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/26/08
observers = Eddie Davis
Pied-billed Grebe (west shore of Lake)
Double-crested Cormorant (west island near benches)
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck (1 drake on upper pool)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (about 10 left on the Lake)
Northern Pintail (pair at west shore)
Ring-necked Duck (~6 on upper and lower pool)
Bufflehead (mixed pair on upper pool)
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (2 on lake)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 midwood)
Eastern Phoebe (3 midwood/lullwater)
Blue Jay (1 breeze hill)
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch (2 breeze hill)
Brown Creeper (1 nethermead near terrace bridge)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (small flock near music pagoda)
Hermit Thrush (1 breeze hill)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (1 rink cove)
Northern Mockingbird (1 breeze hill)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (~10-15 in small flock at rink cove)
Pine Warbler (1 nethermead near terrace bridge)
Fox Sparrow (1 feeders)
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (2 lullwater)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (small flock at west island)
House Sparrow
Blue-winged Teal (mixed pair on the lake-side of West Island; seen at 12pm and again at 2:30)

Rafael's 3/25 report

Site: Prospect Park
Date: 25 March 2008
time: 1000-1230 hrs
Observer: Rafael Campos R.
Among the sps of birds observed today at PP, the lonely Rusty Blackbird was the "bird" for the day.  It was spotted feeding with several Robins (Midwood). 
Also present, at least 2, Yellow-rumped Warblers, seen around Music Pagoda.
One lonely Ruby-crowned Kinglet was seen also.
In numbers, the Robins are "numero 1".
At the Long Meadow, 1 American Kestrel was seeing flying over.
 
The list:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant (1, Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel (1 flyover Long Meadow)
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
(American) Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-billed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler (2: behind Music Pagoda)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (1: Midwood)
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
******************************************************
Brooklyn is good birding: Rafa Campos R

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Peter's 3/25 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/25/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Canada Goose (many around lake; 45 south lakeside )
Mute Swan(4 Lake)

Double -crested Cormorant (west Island)

Brant (23 Parade grounds; feeding at 7 am)

Pied-billed Grebe (3 Duck Island)
Mallard

Ruddy Duck (~60 Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (2 drake,2 hen, Lake)
American Coot (~15 south lakeside
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
American Robin
European Starling
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird(several West Island)
Common Grackle (easily over 25 West Island cove)
House Sparrow

Orrin's 3/25 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/25/08
observers = Orrin Tilevitz
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Pintail (Mr. and Mrs., lake corner west drive & Wellhouse Dr.)
Ring-necked Duck (3 M, 1 F, upper lullwater)
Hooded Merganser (1 M, dove in BBG Japanese pond and disappeared)
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (near West Island Cove)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse (singing)
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
European Starling
Chipping Sparrow (1 possible, LP 249)
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

Mary's 3/25 Bird Sightings

On my way to work I passed through the park, from the area of lamppost 249 to Breeze Hill, then down to the lullwater and skating rink area.  Finally exiting on the roadway near the zoo.  It was in transition:

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/25/08
observers = Mary Eyster
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (Still a few on the Lake)
Northern Pintail (Hen and Drake on the Lake)
Ruddy Duck (Heads tucked, but plumage is turning Ruddy)
Cooper's Hawk (Perched along drive near the zoo)
American Coot (About 20)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe (Lullwater path near rink)
Blue Jay
Fish Crow (Heard)
Black-capped Chickadee (Very few)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Path from Breeze Hill to Labella Cove)
Carolina Wren (Side of Lookout near Wellhouse)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Labella Cove area)
American Robin (Abundant)
Gray Catbird (Labella Cove area)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (Labella Cove area)
Song Sparrow (several)
White-throated Sparrow (a few)
Dark-eyed Junco (Feeder on Breeze Hill)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle (Around Lullwater and Peninsula)
House Sparrow

Monday, March 24, 2008

Peter's 3/24 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/24/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (3 @3 sister islands;1 west Island)
Double-crested Cormorant (west island)
Great Blue Heron (duck island)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (4 duck island)
Canada Goose (~95 Lake)
Brant (24 Parade Grounds 7 am)
Mute Swan (5 lake)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (11 Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (5 Lake; 2 drake, 3 hen)
Hooded Merganser (drake Duck Island; bet phrag breaks west shore)
Ruddy Duck (22 Duck Island; 52 Lake)
American Coot (27 @ 3 Sister Islands)
Ring-billed Gull (over 300 Lake)
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
American Crow (2 ball fields)
American Robin (many Nethermead)
Northern Mockingbird (Maryland Monument)
European Starling
Song Sparrow (West Island)
Swamp Sparrow (West Island benches)
White-throated Sparrow (south lakeside cul-de-sac;small flock)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird (West Island)
Common Grackle (~60 Lakeside near West Island)
House Sparrow

Eddie Davis 3/24 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/24/08
observers = Eddie Davis
Great Blue Heron (1 in phrags west of rink)
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (7 mixed near west shore of Lake)
Northern Pintail (2 mixed pair at west shore of Lake with Mallards)
Ring-necked Duck (5 mixed near west shore of Lake)
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (1 on Lake)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe (Lullwater)
Blue Jay (2 Lullwater)
Black-capped Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1 Lullwater)
Hermit Thrush (Lamppost 249)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (1 phrags near rink)
European Starling
Fox Sparrow (2 near feeders)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (1 phrags near rink)
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (1 lullwater)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird (west shore lake)
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (1 feeders)
House Sparrow

Peter's 3/23 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/23/08
observers = Peter Dorosh, Jerry Layton
Pied-billed Grebe (2 Lake)
Canada Goose (~7 5 Lake)
Mute Swan (4 lake)
Mallard (Lake)
Northern Shoveler (9 Lake)
Northern Pintail (2 ;mixed pair,west shore line lake)
Ruddy Duck (~60 West Island;18 NW corner lake)
Red-tailed Hawk (2 ad F/O Lullwater;1 BBG (PD))
American Kestrel (F/O BBG conservatory (PD))
American Coot (~10 Lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker (LP 249)
Northern Flicker (Lookout Hill (JL))
Eastern Phoebe (3 Lullwater; 1 BBG (PD))
Black-capped Chickadee (Lullwater)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Lullwater Rustic Arbor)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird (Maryland Mon (PD))
European Starling
Pine Warbler (Lullwater)
Song Sparrow (Lullwater)
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle (15 West Island (PD))

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Monica Berger''s 3/23 report

Observers: Monica Berger and Maude Brown

 

Pied-billed Grebe
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Cedar Waxwing
Winter Wren (Midwood)
Gray Catbird (Upper Pool)
Northern Mockingbird
American Robin
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Blue Jay
American Crow
European Starling
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch (Vale)
Pine Warbler (Lullwater)
Fox Sparrow (Peninsula.)
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

 

John Ascher's 3/23 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/23/08
observers = John Ascher
Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (pair Lake (also on 3/22))
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (2m, 1f)
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (not seen by me, but reported)
Winter Wren (Wellhouse)
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler (Lullwater)
Fox Sparrow (3)
Song Sparrow (several)
Swamp Sparrow (2)
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle (near Lake)
House Sparrow

Rafael's 3/23 report

Site: Prospect Park
Date: 23 March 2008
Time: 0900-1200 hrs
Observer: Rafael Campos R
A little cold, but nice to have a morning walk around PP.
The bird for the day was 1 single male Pine Warbler observer at the feeders of Breezy Hill, observed twice.
The birds recorded today:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Hooded Merganser
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
unknown Accipiter flying high over the Long Meadow
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
(American) Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Pine Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Michele Dreger 3/23 report

 

Michele Dreger's PPAC Walk " intro to birdwatching"

Report sent by D. Edward Davis"
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 21:38:45 -0400

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk (circling above the Peninsula with 10 Turkey
Vultures
. We ran into Steve Nanz and he made the ID. I never would
have known it.)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

Rafael's 3/22 report;Steve's addendum

Site: Prospect Park, Brooklyn; NY
Date:  22 March 2008
Time: 0800-1100 hrs
Observer: Rafael Campos R.
Less windy than yesterday, PP was a little different, as some sps recorded yesterday did not show up today, but I added my first Great Egret for PP, near the 3 Sisters Island (also 1 Great Blue Heron).
The Ring-necked Ducks, that usually I found in the Upper Pool, were more numerous, and seeing ~6 in the Lake.
A very unusual sight in the Lake, was a flock of ~26 Brant  that arrived at the Lake.
A single Cedar Waxwing was observed in the Vale.
Leaving PP, a Peregrine Falcon was observed flying low over the Nethermead, and later over the Long Meadow.
The following sps were recorded today:
Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck (1 pair: 3 Sisters)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (2 pairs: Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (upper pool, Lullwater, Lake)
Bufflehead (1 pair: upper pool)
Hooded Merganser (1 pair: Lake)
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
(American) Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Peninsula)
Eastern Phoebe (4)
Blue Jay
American Crow (2 flyover Grand Army Plaza)
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1: feeders)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch (1 f: Vale)
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
 
 
From Steve Nanz
 
13 Turkey Vultures and a Red-shouldered Hawk

Friday, March 21, 2008

Rafael's 3/21 report

Site = Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Date = 21 March 2008
Observer = Rafael Campos R.
As Park Slope was under the spell of strong winds, the blue sky was like a magnet to take my first Spring walk thru PP.
The most abundant sps was American Robin, but still in good numbers White-throated Sparrows & Dark-eyed Juncos.
At the feeders, the 2 sps Nuthatches could be seen very well.
A small number of both sps of Kinglets were seen foraging behind the Music Pagoda.
But the surprise, and 1st time for the year, was 1 male Brown-headed Cowbird seen with some Robins at the Nethermead.
The birds recorded today are:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (~8, Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (~4, Upper Pool)
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe (Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
(American) Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 Peninsula)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (1 Peninsula)
Eastern Phoebe (Rick's Place, Lullwater, & edge of Quaker Hill)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush (1, along the Lullwater trail)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Peter 1st day Spring report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/20/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (1 peninsula cove; 2 Rink)
Double-crested Cormorant (west island)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (duck island)
Canada Goose (45 @ 3 sister islands)
Mute Swan (4 west island)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (18 west side lake)
Ring-necked Duck (13; 7 at west island 5 m, 2f;6 Lake 3m,3f)
Hooded Merganser (drake Lullwater; hen Lake)
Ruddy Duck (~55 Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk (juv flyover Nethermnead)
American Coot (12 lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker (Breeze hill feeder; west island)
Black-capped Chickadee (lullwater)
White-breasted Nuthatch (2 Breeze hill feeder)
American Robin
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird (several west island)
Common Grackle
House Sparrow
STOP

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Peter's 3/19 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/19/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (Lake)
Great Blue Heron (Lake flyover; also 3/18 Three Sisters)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Three Sisters)
Canada Goose (many Lake)
Mute Swan (7 west side lake)
American Black Duck (3/18 3 at West Island)
Mallard (many Lake)
Northern Pintail (drake and hen west shore Lake; also present 3/18)
Ring-necked Duck (6 Upper Pool; 3 drake, 3 hen)
Bufflehead (drake Upper Pool)
Ruddy Duck (~35 Lake)
American Coot (~15 Lake; 3/18 16 Three Sisters)
Ring-billed Gull (~500 wet ballfields; more Lake)
Herring Gull (Lake)
Great Black-backed Gull (Lake)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Eastern Phoebe (Garage; perching on park vehicles)
Blue Jay (3/18   2 Lookout )
Hermit Thrush (Near Mary Monument)
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (Well DR phragmites opp LP 249;also 3/18 south Lakeside)
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Nethermead)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle (6 rink)
House Sparrow
STOP

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Peter's 3/18 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/18/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (2 lake)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (3 sister islands;adult)
Canada Goose
Brant (6 west of three sister islands)
Mute Swan (several Lake)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (8 Lake)
Ring-necked Duck (6 upper pool; 3 hen,3 drake)
Bufflehead (2 drake Upper Pool)
Ruddy Duck (45 Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk (2 adults soar Maryland Monument)
American Coot (lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Blue Jay (2 Lookout Hill)
Hermit Thrush (Maryland Monument)
American Robin
European Starling

Rusty Harold's 3/16 report

Location: Prospect Park 
Observation date: 3/16/08 
Number of species: 32 (generated by Cornell's Ebird format)
 
Brant 240 
Canada Goose X 
Mute Swan 5 
American Black Duck 4 
Mallard X 
Northern Shoveler X 
Ring-necked Duck 2 
Bufflehead 3 
Ruddy Duck X 
Ring-billed Gull X 
Herring Gull X 
Rock Pigeon X 
Mourning Dove X 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 
Downy Woodpecker 2 
Hairy Woodpecker 1 
Blue Jay X 
Black-capped Chickadee X 
Tufted Titmouse X 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 
American Robin X 
Northern Mockingbird 1 
European Starling X 
Fox Sparrow X 
Song Sparrow X 
White-throated Sparrow X 
Dark-eyed Junco X 
Northern Cardinal X 
Red-winged Blackbird X 
Common Grackle X 
House Sparrow X 

Sunday, March 16, 2008

John Ascher's note 3/16

Today the pintail pair were still present. At about noon a flock of about
150 Brant landed on the Lake and then 15 minutes later flew away towards
the Parade grounds. .

Rob Jett's 3/15 report

Prospect Park, 3/15/2008 
Pied-billed Grebe (4.)
Double-crested Cormorant 
Great Blue Heron 
Northern Shoveler 
Northern Pintail (Male & female.)
Ruddy Duck 
Red-tailed Hawk (5.)
American Coot 
Ring-billed Gull 
Belted King´Čüsher (1, Lullwater.)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3.)
Hairy Woodpecker (2.)
Eastern Phoebe (1, Ravine.)
Black-capped Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Brown Creeper (2.)
Carolina Wren 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
Hermit Thrush 
Fox Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Common Grackle 

Other common species seen (or heard):
Canada Goose, Mute Swan, American Black Duck, Mallard, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, American Robin, European Starling, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow
 
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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Peter's 3/15 report inc 2 NOPI

Afetr a long winter alone, the hen Northern Pintail was joined by a drake at the west shore Prospect Lake

15 Cedar Waxwings at BBG pagoda  tree west of Conservatory.

 

 

Rafael Campos two reports 3/13 and 3/15

Hi Peter:
I am enclosing the last 2 visits to PP
13 March2008:
The following list is not in taxonomic order.
rock pigeon
house, white-throated, song sparrows
red-tailed hawk
mallard
american coot
american robin
black-capped chickadee
northern cardinal
carolina wren
american goldfinch
white-breasted & red-breasted nuthatchs
tufted titmouse
blue jay
european starling
canada goose
downy woodpecker
ring-billed, herring & great black-backed gulls
mute swan
northern shoveler
great blue heron
pied-billed grebe
ring-necked duck (1 m, upper pool.)
bufflehead
 
************************************************************************************************
 
15 March 2008:
rock pigeon
house, white-throated, song, fox, & swamp sparrows
american crow
european starling
american robin
dark-eyed junco
ruby-crowned kinglet (1 Vale)
white-breasted & red-breasted nuthatches (feeders)
mourning dove
purple finch (1 f; Vale.)
tufted titmouse
northern cardinal
pine warbler (1, Vale)
red-bellied & downy woodpeckers
eastern phoebe (1, behind Zoo)
common grackle
mallard
blue jay
canada goose
carolina wren
american coot
mute swan
black-capped chickadee
american goldfinch
great blue heron (1, behind ice skating ring)
pied-billed grebe (4 lake)
ruddy duck
red-winged blackbird (~4, lake shore)
herring & ring-billed gulls
northern shoveler
northern mockingbird (1 Peninsula)
bufflehead (2 m & 2 f; upper pool)
ring-necked duck (3 m & 2 f, upper pool)
wood duck (2 m & 1 f; upper pool)
 
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Brooklyn is good birding: Rafa Campos R


Rafael G. Campos R

Friday, March 14, 2008

Peter's 3/14 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/14/08
observers = Peter Dorosh
Pied-billed Grebe (Peninsula cove)
Canada Goose (many Lake)
Mute Swan (2 rink, 3 west island)
American Black Duck (west island)
Mallard (many Lake; 4 Upper Pool)
Northern Shoveler (less 12 Lake)
Northern Pintail (hen seen 3/13 west shore lake)
Ring-necked Duck (4;  3 drake west of Duck Island; 1 drake West Island)
Bufflehead (Drake lake)
Hooded Merganser (mixed pair; 3 Sister Islands)
Ruddy Duck (over 60 Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk (Juv seen 3/13 south Lookout Hill)
American Coot (~10 Lake)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (1 lake)
Rock Pigeon
Hairy Woodpecker (Center dr outside cemetery)
Black-capped Chickadee
Brown Creeper (Midwood ; Observers Bill Walsh, Jerry Degen)
American Robin (common; albino seen on ball fields By J Zinn, H Steiner)
European Starling
Song Sparrow (over 10 at LP 249 )
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (20 Elephant Hill )
Red-winged Blackbird (several near Rink;2 West Island)
Common Grackle (several West Island)
House Sparrow

Note:  Spring's first MOURNING CLOAK, Butterfly Meadow

Thursday, March 13, 2008

AMWO by Wellhouse 3/13

A Natural Resources crew member flushed an American Woodcock this morning in the Lamppost 249  section, on the Lookout Hill slope base by the two Magnolia trees. Lamppost 249 is at the southwest corner of the hill that faces the Lake..

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
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (Hen, spent the winter at the Lake.)
Ring-necked Duck (4, Upper Pool; 1, Lake.)
Bufflehead
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

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Scott's 3/10 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/10/08
observers = Scott Whittle
Pied-billed Grebe
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

Monday, March 10, 2008

John Ascher's 3/9 report

site = Prospect Park
date = 3/9/08
observers = John Ascher, Chaoyan Dong
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren (behind Wellhouse)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

On Sat. we saw a Sharp-shinned Hawk