Sunday, February 5, 2012

Prospect Feb 5th

Today's most noted hilight was the two PEREGRINE FALCONs on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden south radio tower. One falcon perched on the top floodlight; a short while later, the second- the female ( by size)  perched on the lower strut framework but then flew up to the higher perch above the floodlight bird. I enjoyed this spectacle while eating breakfast at Wendy' my window view of the falcons; very entertaining.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD reported at Nethermead Arches.

Two early GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS appeared in the north end of the Vale Cashmere pool, within an active bird spot.

From Kathy Toomey:

NYC Bird Report

date = 2012/02/05
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein

American Black Duck x Mallard hybrid
wren species (probably winter wren), in Ravine
Northern Shoveler
Canada Goose
Hooded Merganser,    male and female, on Lake
Ruddy Duck
Mute Swan
Red-tailed Hawk,   male and female, soaring together
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Crow
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
White-throated Sparrow
Fox Sparrow,    near Rustic Shelter
Northern Cardinal
Rusty Blackbird,      at the top of a tree near the Three Arches Bridge
House Finch
House Sparrow


Peter's list
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Feb 5, 2012 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
31 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  5 lake
American Black Duck  1 west isl
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  52 lake
Ring-necked Duck  1 drake south lake
Hooded Merganser  4-2 Three Sisters Isl; 2 Duck Isl, mixed pairs
Ruddy Duck  33 lake
Pied-billed Grebe  2 lake
American Coot  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  12
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1 Battle pass
Downy Woodpecker  1 feeders
Blue Jay  3 Vale
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  3--2 battle pass, 1 feeders
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1 Battle pass
Winter Wren  1 Battle Pass east
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2 vale cashmere pool
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  1 breeze hill
White-throated Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  1 Batlle pass east
Northern Cardinal  X
House Finch  35 feeders
House Sparrow  X

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