Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Prospect April 25th; possible exciting report

I received a secondhand and completely unexpected report that UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at dawn on the ballfields. I am awaiting the identity of the birder though I have a good idea who before I confirm this report. If confirmed, it would be the first Upland Sandpiper in Prospect since April 22nd , 1950 !

On a more expected note for this species, INDIGO BUNTING reported by Adam at the Qcemetery.


From Adam

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 25, 2012 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     sunny, breezy
39 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  5     Upper Pool
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  5
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  3
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  40
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  30
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  8
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1     my f o s. Male transitioning into full br plumage. Quaker Cemetary.
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  3
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1     my f o s. Lullwater.
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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From Chris Elliot:

Hi Peter,

Just species you haven’t already listed from this morning in Prospect:

Spotted Sandpiper (Lullwater North Cove, below viewing platform)
Ovenbird (3: Vale, Peninsula, Lullwater Bridge)
Black-and-white Warbler (Midwood)
Common Yellowthroat (just north of Rick’s Place)
Warbling Vireo (Midwood)
Pied-billed Grebe (unexpectedly in Lullwater, beside the Boat House)
Laughing Gull (2, flying over)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2, Lullwater)
Black-crowned Night Heron (2 adults, Lullwater)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (only 1, numbers down)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse (2)