Friday, March 2, 2012

Prospect March 2nd

Hilight today was a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, either early spring migrant or a winter hardy...

Rafael Campos' posting

02 March 2012

A hike around the park today was a little slow, but I saw a total of 37 sps of birds.

Four sps of raptors: 1 Merlin, perched near the Vale. 1 Cooper's Hawk left the feeders area and perched around the Lookout Hill.  1 Red-tailed Hawk perched near the Audubon center, and 2 more working in the nest near Nelly's lawn (1 of the them a stick in its claws), and the usual Peregrine Falcon perched in the BBG tower.

Nothing else really surprising, except for a Common Yellowthroat seen in the phragmites at the lake's edge.

At the lake, I saw 4 Hooded Mergansers.

Midwood was another surprise, when I saw a large flock of Dark-eyed Juncos (2nd sight since January 2012).

Brooklyn is great birding:  Rafa Campos R.

List From Rafael Campos:
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Mar 2, 2012 10:30 AM
Protocol: Incidental
37 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  4
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  3
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  16
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  8
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  24
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)  X
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding: Rafa Campos R.


Peter's observation: during breakfast pickup (mine) at Wendy's , one PEREGRINE FALCON perched on the BBGarden tower midway up.