Monday, April 16, 2012

Prospect April 16th TV kettle, EAKI sighting; GWC report

On a rare  " hot " spring day, it's usually a no bird day but today Russ Alderson reported 24 TURKEY VULTURES in a kettle over Lily Pool ( Pagoda) as expected for hot rarified thermal air currents these vultures like soaring on but 24 is a great number for these parts.

Also noted, Bobi Manian reported EASTERN KINGBIRD , likely the season's first, at the Peninsula "pink" concrete beach ( midafternoon)

I saw two GADWALL on the lake.


From Russ:

Nothing new but I observed 24 Turkey Vultures from the lily pond bridge circling above the long meadow/ravine area for just a minute before flying off to the NE. Common?

Begin forwarded message:
Date: April 16, 2012 12:42:21 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Apr 16, 2012
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 16, 2012 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
33 species

Wood Duck  2     upper pool
Mallard  6
Double-crested Cormorant  6     flyover, seen from butterfly meadow
Great Egret  1     lily pond
Turkey Vulture  24     group circling over long meadow/ravine area, flew off to the NE. observed from lily pond bridge.
American Coot  4
Laughing Gull  4
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  2
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Hermit Thrush  4
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  16
Eastern Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  8
Dark-eyed Junco  8
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  2
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  X

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From Orrin:

An hour in the north part of Green-Wood (Cemetery) this morning yielded the following:

Canada goose (4)
Ring-billed gull
Mallard duck (2)
Wood duck (a pair)
Belted kingfisher (1)
Red-bellied woodpecker
Yellow-rumped warbler
Pine warbler (female)
Northern flicker
Northern cardinal
white-throated sparrow
Song sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Hermit thrush
American robin
Mourning dove
European starling
House sparrow
Northern mockingbird
Monk parakeet
Blue jay