Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday Prospect

Easter Sunrise 6:30 am this morning.

Easter Greetings !

In the BBGarden, a gorgeous male AMERICAN KESTREL
perched on a Bald Cypress or exotic Pine in the Japanese Garden near the Shinto Shrine.Also seen Hermit Thrushes, Palm Warblers lawn areas ,Turkey Vulture over the Cherry Blossom mall, Ruby Crowned and Golden Crowned Kinglets at the Japanese Garden Celebrity Walk conifers.Swamp Sparrow feeding in Violets field inside the Native Garden , 2 YB Sapsucker along the berm there; Osprey soaring over the Empire Blvd/Flatbush Ave intersection.

Native Garden wildflowers : Wild Oats, Trilliums, Dutchman Breeches, Bleeding Hearts, Virginia Bluebells, Violets,Trout Lilies. PD and ME observing

IN Prospect , Keir reported PURPLE FINCHES and Louisiana WT

From Keir Randall:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 8, 2012 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
41 species

Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 3
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 4
Ruddy Duck 12
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Ring-billed Gull 4
Herring Gull 1
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 5
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Brown Creeper 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Hermit Thrush 12
American Robin 15
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling X
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Ravine, just below Rock Arch bridge
Palm Warbler 10
Pine Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 10
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 10
Purple Finch 2  Bright males, bathing behind Music Pagoda
House Sparrow 6