Sunday, March 11, 2012

Prospect Park March 11th

PINE WARBLERs at the Peninsula tip and Lullwater west and RUSTY BLACKBIRDs , one in the Vale Cashmere pool and the Lullwater west continues to be today's show. March migrants appearing in small numbers with heighten flock numbers , for example BROWN CREEPER, FOX SPARROW, Juncos...

From Rafael:

Yesterday after I left PP, I got the news that Pine Warblers & Rusty Blackbirds were seen.  So, around 9 am today I started my regular loop around the park.

My first Rusty Blackbird was at the Vale, were the bird was very active around the water's edge, flipping over leaves, and other matter.

I went around the pools with the hope to find the PIWAs, but no luck here.  Then I decided to follow the Lullwater path, and just before the Terrace Bridge, I saw 2 Pine Warblers, and another Rusty Blackbird.  Also here, 2 Brown Creepers.

Also I noticed that the numbers of Dark-eyed Juncos have increased in the past 3-4 days.

Brooklyn is good birding:  Rafa Campos R.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Mar 11, 2012 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:    Weather not too cold, temperatures ranged between 7°C to 11°C. Some wind.  Noticed that the numbers of Dark-eyed Juncos have increased in the past 3-4 days.  Also several Song Sparrows vocalizing, and Red-winged Blackbirds, too.
39 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  2
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2    Saw one of the adults leaving the nest at Nelly's lawn, with a partial carcass, more likely what was left out of one Gray Squirrel.
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)  4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  2
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  X
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)  2    Saw 2 individuals, the first one, at the Vale, and a 2nd one at Terrace Bridge.  Both were photographed.
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)  X
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding: Rafa Campos R.


By the way, check out the nite sky...KB