Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mostly Prospect March 24th

Generally slow today attributed to the caprices of early spring ( and typically for March) for songbirds, a PINE WARBLER seen at the pine grove in the Lullwater on the Terrace bridge east made it exciting in sorts, my first for this season. This warbler is usually my top favorite, a subtle tinted,nicely plumaged bright bird yet anything to do with Pines , I like. Plus its the first truly noticeable gorgeous warbler for my life list back in the early 80's (last century).

Pine Warblers along with PALM WARBLER were reported in Greenwood cemetery , along I believe the Sylvan Waters which is the closest water body to 5th avenue , reported by Dennis H.

NORTHERN SHOVELERS and a lone drake RING-NECKED DUCK at the southwest sector of the lake are unexpected finds. But quacky stuff still come through in March.

From Rafael, sparrows are noted finds today--7 species-- a SWAMP in the Vale of Cashmere and FIELD along with CHIPPING ,both at Nellie's Lawn edges and FOX as well. Oh, Rafael had a terrific Pine day, 8 PINE WARBLERS at Upper that's "a conifer wave !".


From Rafael:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Mar 24, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 kilometer(s)
43 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  8
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  1    Male, Lake.
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1    Lullwater path.
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1    Lullwater path.
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [auratus Group])  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3    1 Ravine, 2 Quaker Hill.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1    Lullwater path.
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  1    Behind the Wellhouse
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  1    Lookout Hill.
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  9    1 Lookout Hill; 8 edge of the Upper Pool.
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  3    edge of Nelly's lawn, with 1 FISP.
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1    Edge of Nelly's lawn, with 3 CHSP.
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  1    Ravine.
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1    Vale.
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  10
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  1    male, pensinula meadow.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  10
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X
Brooklyn is great birding: Rafa Campos R.


Pete's list:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Mar 24, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
26 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  8 lake
Ring-necked Duck  1 lake
Ruddy Duck  X lake
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1 lullwater
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Tufted Titmouse  1 lily pool
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Pine Warbler  1 pines below terrace br
Song Sparrow  4 butterfly mead
Dark-eyed Junco  1 lookout
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  4 west isl
House Sparrow  X

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