Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge Park report Oct 18th

From Larry:

A late afternoon walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier One
didn't turn up a lot of birds but there was one of interest--
a Marsh Wren in, appropriately enough, the artificial marsh,
the section shaped like a half-moon at the southern edge of the park.

I got very good, close up views as it scurried in the high grass near
 the walk. It then flew across the path in the higher grass
behind the pilings and was out of sight.

Marsh Wren is the 64th species recorded at the pier.

The park was very active with people and I suspect that kept
 numbers down.

13 species:

American Black Duck 2

Mallard 2

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Ring-billed Gull 11

Herring Gull 3

Marsh Wren 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

Gray Catbird 1

Palm Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 10

Dark-eyed Junco 15

Larry Zirlin