Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20th Prospark /BBG

A very late walk into Prospect  after a day in the Garden to get the last  hour of daylight on this very nice day rewarded me with BUFFLEHEAD on the Lake. Actually it was a pair just inside the Peninsula thumb , as I saw afar from the lake west shore. A closer look from the Peninsula confirmed the identification. Close by, a pair likewise of HOODED MERGANSERS offer the best looks for birds of my late entry in the park.

Earlier, we could see the PEREGRINE FALCON claim high perch on the BBGarden radio tower. Also, after late lunch in the cafeteria, I spotted an adult RED-TAILED HAWK fly in and perch on the famed Daffodil  Hill oak which its exotic name I forget....

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Feb 20, 2012 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
20 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  300  parade grounds
Mute Swan  7 lake
American Black Duck  7 west isl
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  1
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  9 lake
Bufflehead  2 , mix pair Duck Isl
Hooded Merganser  2 mix pr Lake
Ruddy Duck  44 lake
Pied-billed Grebe  2 lake
Red-tailed Hawk  1 BBG
American Coot  6 Lake
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  1 feeders
American Robin  13 f/o Terrace Br
European Starling  2
White-throated Sparrow  3 west isl
Northern Cardinal  1

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From Kathy :

date = 2012/02/21
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein

American Black Duck x Mallard hybrid
Northern Shoveler
American Black Duck
Canada Goose
Hooded Merganser two pairs at Three Sisters Island
Ruddy Duck
Mute Swan
Cooper's Hawk
American Coot
Great Black-backed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Hermit Thrush
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco a flock in the Ravine
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
House Sparrow