Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30th Prospect reports


Thanks to the good hearing of Ed Crowne, KENTUCKY WARBLER sang but refused to reveal itself in the north Zoo compost depot area full of sycamore maples, this site near the Dongan Oak monument. This follows Ed's hearing of the weekend song of ProthonotaryWarbler, yet both rare warbler species are not cooperative. Kentucky warbler is a skulker and oftentimes offer just fleeting glimpses. 

Two good sparrows were reported, WHITE-CROWNED around the azalea shrubs at the Cleft Ridge span east entrance and LINCOLN'S seen in the Vale of Cashmere pool ( RJett)

9 species warblers and SCARLET TANAGER reported by Russ. I had Northern Waterthrush in the mid afternoon at Lower Pool, so a ten spot day for Warblers.
We're getting there... ( and I got two days off the end of the week...gonna be warm and better be good...)


From Russ:

A good morning for me with several FOS including Scarlet Tanager and my first 
Solitary Sandpiper. List is below...
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 30, 2012 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
52 species
Canada Goose  2
Mute Swan  4
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  8
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1     Lily Pond
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1, Ravine
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
Barn Swallow  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  1
House Wren  4
Winter Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  8
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  X
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Northern Parula  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1     singing near Wellhouse
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  20
Scarlet Tanager  1, Butterfly Meadow
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  1, Butterfly Meadow
Purple Finch  2, Lullwater
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  X
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From Orrin
In Greenwood Cemetery

An hour this morning in the northwest end of GWC yielded the following; highlight were the two savannah sparrows:

Canada goose
Belted kingfisher (2)
Double-crested cormorant
Great egret, flying around below while
American crows (5) mobbed
Red-tailed hawk (1)
Monk parakeet
Rock dove
Mourning dove
Red-bellied woodpecker
House wren
Northern mockingbird
American robin
Hermit thrush
Warbling vireo
Blue--headed vireo
Black and white warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Palm warbler
Brown-headed cowbird (singing on a tombstone)
Common grackle
European starling
House finch (several)
White-throated sparrow
Chipping sparrow (many)
Song sparrow
Savannah sparrow (2)


From Rob Jett:
4/29 Sundays report


Below is our day list from Prospect Park yesterday. It was by far the most
productive day of the Spring with 15 species of warbler tallied. Other
highlights included a Broadwinged Hawk seen perched at the edge of the Midwood
near Center Drive, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the Ravine, a pair of Bank Swallows
over Prospect Lake and an early Blackpoll Warbler in the Peninsula woods.

Good birding,



Prospect Park
Apr 29, 2012 6:12 AM - 12:12 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Observers: Rob Jett, Paige Linden, Heydi Lopes
75 species (+1 other taxa)

Ruddy Duck (1.)
Pied-billed Grebe (1.)
Double-crested Cormorant (3.)
Great Blue Heron (1, Flyover.)
Great Egret (2.)
Green Heron (3.)
Osprey (1.)
BROAD-WINGED HAWK (1, Perched in a snag along Center Drive.)
Red-tailed Hawk (1.)
American Kestrel (1.)
Spotted Sandpiper (2.)
Laughing Gull
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (1, In a sweet-gum tree in Ravine.)
Chimney Swift (13.)
Belted Kingfisher (1.)
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (3.)
White-eyed Vireo (1.)
Blue-headed Vireo (4.)
Warbling Vireo (5.)
crow sp.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1.)
Tree Swallow (6.)
Barn Swallow (3.)
White-breasted Nuthatch (1.)
Carolina Wren (2.)
House Wren (4.)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (3.)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (3.)
Hermit Thrush (4.)
Wood Thrush (1.)
Gray Catbird (3.)
Northern Mockingbird (1.)

Ovenbird (3.)
Worm-eating Warbler (2.)
Louisiana Waterthrush (1.)
Northern Waterthrush (1.)
Blue-winged Warbler (3.)
Black-and-white Warbler (6.)
Common Yellowthroat (1.)
Northern Parula (2.)
Yellow Warbler (1.)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1, On peninsula.)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1.)
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (5.)
Pine Warbler (2.)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Black-throated Green Warbler (3.)

Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (1.)
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (2.)
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (4.)

Other common species seen (or heard):
Canada Goose, Mute Swan (2.), Mallard, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied
Woodpecker (3.), Downy Woodpecker (2.), Hairy Woodpecker (1.), Blue Jay (14.),
Black-capped Chickadee (2.), Tufted Titmouse (3.), American Robin, European
Starling, Song Sparrow (4.), Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, House
Finch, House Sparrow


From Rafael:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Apr 30, 2012 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
41 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  3
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [auratus Group])  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  3    calling, and seen at least twice.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)  1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  X
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  4
Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding: Rafael Campos R.