Friday, February 10, 2012

Green-winged Teal on Prospect Lake; report

Adam Welz reports the uncommon species GREEN-WINGED TEAL on Prospect Lake this early afternoon.His report below.

notes: Many Canada Geese -- an unprecedented 3 with coded neck collars!
- Green-winged Teal male in br plumage with a group of Ruddy Duck
- 4 raptor species!
- no House Finch, possibly due to the fact that a young Cooper's Hawk was at the feeders, where I normally see them. It made a few passes at some chickadees, but seemed frustrated by the umbrella over the feeders and flew off.
- 24 American Crow seen in a single flock, at least 5 other crows seen elsewhere earlier, not sure if part of the same flock.



Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Feb 10, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     cool, clear weather
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  300     approx count. Included neck collared birds F9C7 (white on orange) and NA03 and NA08 (black on yellow), reported to bird banding lab
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  X
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Anas rubripes x platyrhynchos)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  1     in breeding plumage
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  2
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  20     min count
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X     hundreds
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  X
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  24
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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