Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Prospect January 24th Noon post; eve post--4 Snow Goose

On a swingby driving my work truck on south Lake Drive, I noted 12 RING-NECKED DUCK by Three Sisters Islands, the largest number I've seen in at least two years... 3 hen and 9 drakes , a cool sight to see.  [ A quick check of the records upon my hunch made me correct ---March 8 , 2010 also had 12 RNDU..My memory is still good , so far  ;)>   ]

Rob Bate also saw the ducks as well as both AMERICAN WIGEON at the west Lake shore.

Mary Eyster posted a text message to me of an amazing event at her tiny yard with its feeders: 100 + COMMON GRACKLES!  I would be nervous going out there, my memory well served with the famous Alfred Hitchcock movie, "The Birds"  .

An evening report later.



This evening post finds an interesting species,a flyover reported by Mary Eyster. During her park walk, 4  SNOW GOOSE flew over the Music Pagoda  adjacent to Lily Pond, making this species first appearance for 2012

The feeders didn't look that active ( except for the House Finches) and no sign of the Rusty Blackbird. ( It doesn't mean it's gone )

NORTHERN SHOVELERS after my careful counting numbered 93 birds, the 2 AMERICAN WIGEONS by the Well Drive boat ramp and RING-NECKED DUCK by the dozen , though split into two groups either side of Three Sisters  are the three best species for the Lake

After work, en route home, I caught sight of the adult COOPERS HAWK, flying in and perching in a tree near LP 249, or south slope of Lookout HIll.


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Jan 24, 2012
Protocol: Incidental
27 species

Snow Goose  4 flyover Music pagoda
Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
American Wigeon  2 lake
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  93 lake
Ring-necked Duck  12 at 3 Sisters Isl
American Wigeon--2 drake Lake
Ruddy Duck  8 lake
Pied-billed Grebe  1 at 3 Sisters
Great Blue Heron  1 Upper Pool
Cooper's Hawk  1 LP 249  adult
Red-tailed Hawk  1 Ravine, seen courting  , ruffling feathers and raising wings
American Coot  18 lake
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X lake
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  6 feeders
Downy Woodpecker  4 feeders
Black-capped Chickadee  1 feeders
Tufted Titmouse  1 feeders
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  3 breeze Hill
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Common Grackle  100     feeders near Bartel Pritchard home

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)