Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st Prospect

Reports for the day , italics for notable 6 BRCR, PIWA,BGGN,25 GCKI continuing temporary resident Osprey,swallows inc Barn


Rafael Campos:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Apr 1, 2012 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 kilometer(s)
44 species


Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 11
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 2
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 flew over the peninsula meadow.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1 Upper pool.
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 6
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1 flew over Peninsula.
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
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
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 Perched behind Music Pagoda. Male.
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [auratus Group]) 16
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 Rick's Place.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 5 flying over the Lake.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1 Rick's Place.
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1 BRCR
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 2 Peninsula.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1 Singing, Grand Army Plaza.
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 2 Lookout Hill. PIWA
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) X
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 6
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1 flew over Nelly's lawn.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!!!


Results 1st Sunday walk;

Vinnie Falci reporting , Paul Keim leading

We had about 15 people. Paul led the walk.

Bird list:

Pine warbler
Palm warbler
Blue gray gnatcatcher BGGN
Belted kingfisher
Great blue heron
Great egret
Back crowned night heron
Ruddy duck
Wood duck
Canada goose
Mute Swan
Northern shoveler
Blue jay
Brown creeper
Downy woodpecker
Red bellied woodpecker
Northern flicker
Yellow bellied sapsucker
Mourning dove
Black capped chickadee
Common Grackle
Brown Headed cow bird
Ring billed gull
Tufted titmouse
Red winged blackbird
White throated sparrow
Ruby crowned kinglet
Golden crowned kinglet
Red tailed Hawk
Carolina Wren (heard)
Winter Wren (heard)
Barn swallow
Tree swallow

Vinnie Falci


From Kathy Toomey:

date = 2012/04/01
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron six flying over the Lake together
Canada Goose
Ruddy Duck
Northern Shoveler
Osprey perched, in the Lullwater
American Coot
Great Black-backed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper about six seen in different locations
Carolina Wren heard
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
European Starling
Pine Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow
Tree Swallows- Emily Goldstein obs


From Tom Preston:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 1, 2012 7:35 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.25 mile(s)
Comments: Observers: Tom & Jo Ann Preston
48 species

Canada Goose 6
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 3
Mallard X
Northern Shoveler 4
Ruddy Duck X
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 6 Flew N over Ravine at 8:29. I saw 6 fly N over Floyd Bennett on 3/23 at 8:35 - almost exacly the same time. Could these be the same birds engaged in a daily pattern, or is this just a cooincidence?
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot X
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay X
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
Brown Creeper 2
Carolina Wren 3
Winter Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 25 GCKI
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin X
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling X
Pine Warbler 9
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow X

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From Brendan Wenzel:

3/31 report

1 Canada Goose

2 Mute Swan

5 Mallard

4 Northern Shoveler

1 Great Egret (south shore of Lullwater)

1 Osprey (Sitting in a dead tree on the South side of over Lullwater)

1 Red-tailed Hawk

10 American Coot

1 Rock Pigeon

3 Mourning Dove

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker (peninsula)

2 Eastern Phoebe ( 1 near Nellies Lawn, 1 on the peninsula)

2 Blue Jay

2 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

3 Brown Creeper ( 2 on the peninsula, 1 near Nellie's lawn)

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (peninsula)

5 Golden-crowned Kinglet (Between Audobon center and East Wood arch)

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Peninsula)

10 European Starling

1 Palm Warbler ( Peninsula)

4 Pine Warbler ( 3 on the Peninsula, one in the forest near Nellie's Lawn)

6 White-throated Sparrow

4 Dark-eyed Juncos

5 Northern Cardinal

4 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Common Grackle

10 House Sparrow