Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Prospect /BBG April 24th

With a cold snap impacting bird migration, there were some keen observations recorded today.

The first spring Tuesday BBC walk led by Rob Bate took place today from Bartel Pritchard with the hilight of 3 INDIGO BUNTING taking first prize for the group. The buntings were seen in the Midwood by the zoo, thanks to Bobbi Manian spotting them.

SPOTTED SANDPIPER , NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS , SAVANNAH SPARROW, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH were reported along the southern lake shore between West Island and 3 Sisters.

OVENBIRD and BROWN THRASHER were some other hilights, both seen earlier in the season.But first for the season (FOY) is WARBLING VIREO in the BBGarden.

From Adam Welz:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 24, 2012 8:10 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: breezy, cool, partly cloudy, Lake not surveyed
32 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 10
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 40 approx count. 1 on nest.
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 my f o s
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1 my f o s
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1 my f o s. Lookout Hill. Singing.
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 35 approx count
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 5
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1 my f o s
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 20
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 4 late?
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) X
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 6
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

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Hilights Tuesday BBC walk ( Bartel Pritchard location)
Leading : Rob Bate

We had a great walk with Rob this morning. Perfect size group, i think 7. some of our good birds - Indigo Bunting, Blue-headed Vireo, and baby Mourning Doves

From Rob Bate

(we also had 2 Palm Warblers)

Highlight of the day was 3 Indigo Buntings in the lower Midwood near the Zoo first spotted by Bobbi. Everyone got good looks.
Otherwise, pretty slow, one N Waterthrush heard singing above the Esdale Bridge but unable to spot, Blue Headed Vireos giving good looks.

42 species

Canada Goose 2
Mute Swan X
Wood Duck 2
Mallard X
Double-crested Cormorant 37
Great Egret 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker X
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker X
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Barn Swallow X
Carolina Wren 3
House Wren 6
Hermit Thrush 7
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling X
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Eastern Towhee 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal X
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow X


From Orrin:

BBG this morning

Warbling vireo (heard near Japanese pond)
Yellow warbler (singing outside rose garden)
Brown-headed cowbird
Red-winged blackbrd
European starling
White-throated sparrow
Palm warbler
Red-bellied woodpecker
Brown thrasher (singing in native plant garden)
Yellow-rumped warbler
Blue jay
American robin
House sparrow
chipping sparrow
Northern cardinal
Mourning dove
House wren
Peter's list:
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 24, 2012
Protocol: Incidental
22 species

Canada Goose  7
Mute Swan  X
Mallard  X
Great Egret  1 west isl
American Coot  1 @3sisters isl
Spotted Sandpiper  1 south lake shore
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2 West Isl
Tree Swallow  3 lake
Barn Swallow  16 lake
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Northern Waterthrush  1 south lakeshore
Palm Warbler  1 Ambergill
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3 Ambergill
Savannah Sparrow  1 south lakeshore
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
American Goldfinch  2 ricks place
House Sparrow  X

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