Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27th reports Prospect

Trivial:  If only John Jay Audubon was alive today ( and he passed on penniless)

Check out the latest sale price of his first books:


Cold  , windy day was not the best conditions for birding, but some decent reports today , particularly for BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a few other notable warblers.

But A BIG BIRD did fly in today, Over NYC harbor into JFK Airport. See the link below


From Keir:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 27, 2012 7:35 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
36 species

Canada Goose 1
Mallard 3
Great Egret 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1 Butterfly Meadow
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
House Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 14
European Starling 15
Blue-winged Warbler 1 singing Rick's Place
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Male, BBC plantings Nellie's lawn
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 18
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 12
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Rusty Blackbird 1 Vale pool
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Sparrow 2

From Adam :
Lullwater and Lookout Hill pretty good for migrant activity.

Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Apr 27, 2012

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 27, 2012 8:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     windy, mostly sunny. Birded most of time with Brendan Wessel -- he saw some other spp. before joining me.
43 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  3
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  2
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  8
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  X
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2     1 found dead on path near Lullwater. Turned in to Audubon Center.
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  25
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  50     approx
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  3
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  45     approx
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  4
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1     moulting male. Near famous lamppost #?
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)  X
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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