Saturday, December 31, 2011

HNY! BBC walk results; Prospect reports

The Kingsboider wishes all a Happy New Year and all the good things in 2012 ( thats birds too).

Leading : Peter Dorosh

12 trip participants

First a Happy New Year from the Brooklyn Bird Club ! Good birds be your fortune in 2012

A terrific start for the Brooklyn Bird Club New Year's Day traditional walk in Prospect Park of recent years with several quality birds seen today. Most notably was GREEN HERON,a juvenile that was seen on the Brooklyn CBC, continuing its spotty showing till today, but in the same exact location in Phragmites reeds recess along south Breeze Hill shores.

Then there are the long time reliable warblers that delighted birders of late fall: BLACK&WHITE WARBLER , and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. The B&W is sticking to same particular area, the south side of the Nethermead Bridge, either side of the watercourse. Several of my walk's birders and me saw it (looking south) on the left slope of the bridge from the bridge top. The ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Lamppost #249, by the Well Dr picnic tables where after a brief perch on a small tree, it flew across to the tall pine on the other side of the drive, feeding from the top downward.


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Jan 1, 2012 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
American Black Duck 1
Mallard X
Ruddy Duck X
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Green Heron 1 juvenile south Breeze Hill shoreline
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Coot 7
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay X
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 2
Winter Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
European Starling X
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 15
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

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From Rafael Campos:

As the hours are telling us that 2011 is almost over, and weather is still nice around NYC, I did my last walk around Prospect Park.

The temperatures for today, the last day of 2011 are very unusual: 12°C/54°F. And so the bird species I saw today.

First, around Lamppost # 249, I saw 1 Winter Wren, followed seconds later by 1 Brown Thrasher, and 1 Gray Catbird.

I was told by Elise, about Black-and-white & Orange-crowned Warblers around the Nethermead Arch. I saw only the Black-and-white, missed the OCWA (Ed Crowne told about 1 around the Maryland Monument. Perhaps there are 2 individuals??).

Other sps were: Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe; 3 sps of Gulls; 3 sps of Woodpeckers; Brown Creeper; Hermit Thrush, Great Blue Heron, Carolina Wreen. In total I saw 36 sps of birds on my last walk of the year 2011 at PP.

Brooklyn is great birding: Rafa Campos R.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Dec 31, 2011 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
Comments: Last walk at Prospect Park, Brooklyn for the year 2011. Nice weather, and no snow on the ground, yet.
36 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 3
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
American Coot (Fulica americana) X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1 1 individual, observed by lampost # 249. Adult.
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1 Perhaps a FY, seen around Nethermead Arch.x
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) X
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) X
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Brooklyn is great birding: Rafa Campos R.