Sunday, March 25, 2012

GWC White-winged Crossbill reported; Prospect 3/25

Just prior to cemetery closing , Orrin Tilevitz reported WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL in Greenwood Cemetery ( 3:45 pm)

See Orrin's note to me

At Green-Wood Cemetery this afternoon around 3:45, one white-winged crossbill on Grove Avenue, near the intersection with Vine.  In my limited experience these birds show up in Brooklyn only towards the end of really severe winters, so I have no idea what it was doing there, but there it was, maybe 15 feet away, at eye level, no question about the ID.

Only other birds of interest we saw were a slew of Eastern Phoebes around the various bodies of water.

Kingsboider note : the GWC map is on the side menu ---->

This location is the CATACOMBS in the center of the map.
On weekdays, only the main entrance 25th and 5th is open. Maybe also 4th ave west as well.
PPS..bird was a MALE


In Prospect:

The year's fist LAUGHING GULL on the lake reported by Dennis H.

a small flock of PINE WARBLERs hanging out over the back path, by the Lower Pool back gate. 4 birds.

FIELD SPARROW at the northest edge of Nellie's lawn by the path and near the BBC Centennial garden ( fence enclosure)

3 SWAMP SPARROWS today-Vale cashmere pool mudflat north; Peninsula sumac grove. Peninsula meadow mudflat shore lake side

Soaring TURKEY VULTURE over Breeze Hill

GADWALL drake southwest lake corner, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS

The oddest sighting : a crow flying  ( from 3 sisters) low over the lake with white middle wing primaries ( tertiaries) , like a skua..leucistic genes....


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Mar 25, 2012 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
33 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Gadwall  1 drake near west isl
American Black Duck  1
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  1
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  3 lake
Ruddy Duck  35 lake
Pied-billed Grebe  1 lake
Double-crested Cormorant  1  flyover Lake
Turkey Vulture  1 flyover Breeze Hill
Red-tailed Hawk  2 Nellies lawn
American Coot  14 lake
Laughing Gull  1 lake FOY
Herring Gull  7
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1 Vale
Eastern Phoebe  1 Upper Pool island
Blue Jay  2
crow sp.  1
Tufted Titmouse  1 Lullwater Arbor
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Pine Warbler  4  Pools back gates
Field Sparrow  1 Nellies lawn
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  3-Vale;2 Peninsula
White-throated Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  11 Rose Garden
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  6 Lake edges
House Sparrow  X

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