Friday, September 16, 2011

Evening watch Prospect Sept 16th

I ran into Keir Randall, and we teamed up ,as my intention was to find nighthawks. We got 4.

Over Breeze Hill, the first COMMON NIGHTHAWK appeared; later 3 more were seen hunting over the Quaker Ridge, where we watched those from southwest Nethermead.

But the best surprise, in a text from Keir after he left me on account of quickening darkness, an  AMERICAN WOODCOCK, flushed from the Lullwater Cove. A good one....

Oh , I should mention the 8 NORTHERN SHOVELERS on Prospect Lake, an unwelcoming sign of winter... ( not ready, not ready !)


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 16, 2011 7:05 PM - 7:50 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

4 species

2 observers

Mallard X

Northern Shoveler 8 Lake

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 f/o nethermead

Common Nighthawk 4-- 1 breeze hill; 3 quaker ridge

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From Adam:

A walk around the Lullwater, Lookout and part of the Lake yielded few surprises (bar the absence of some common species) except a group of Northern Shoveler, my FoS.


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Sep 16, 2011 5:20 PM - 6:50 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 kilometer(s)

Comments: overcast, cool

20 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 86

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 10

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 3 males flying together over Prospect Lake

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X many plus hybrids with domestic types

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 8 my FoS for this location

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 2

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 4

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 5

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 6

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 5

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 5

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 3

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

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