Saturday, April 21, 2012

Prospect April 21st

 Some birders mentioned --as I did not get out early today--that the day was very slow. Perhaps an anticipation of the coming storm just scared them birds away !

I did see a GREEN HERON perched on a water snag at Duck Island's back channel. Rob Bate saw on the same island an immature BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON . At Three Sisters Islands, a pair of WOOD DUCKS.

Perhaps most exciting to see could be at least 24 LAUGHING GULLS
I observed in the mid afternoon in a localized flurry at the Lake center. Fun to see....for a slow slow day

However Tom Preston looks like having a productive day.See his report below.

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 21, 2012 7:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  7
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  13
Ruddy Duck  11
Double-crested Cormorant  14
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Laughing Gull  7
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  9
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  7
Chimney Swift  11
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
House Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X

Eastern Towhee  3
Chipping Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  30
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  X

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