Sunday, April 29, 2012

Prospect weekend April 29th

Spring birding drags its feet with the
cold snap holding its grip upon our region,
offering little in bird numbers attested to the
tough birding efforts of today's Brooklyn Bird
Club's "Big Sit" at Butterfly Meadow and afterwards.

However, the spare pickings of the Big Sit, the
first in many years for a BBC outing--
did offered the likes of BLUE-WINGED
best results. After the Big Sit, both waterthrush
species put in shows as well a  RUSTY BLACKBIRD
either at the Vale of Cashmere pool or back shore
of Lower and Upper Pools.

There were though very good reports of rare
MARSH WREN at West Island, a very shy
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER offering sweet music at the
Pagoda, and ORCHARD ORIOLE to boot according to
Ed Crowne.

In the high quality department, WORMEATING WARBLER  and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO are seen, in Ricks Place and a sweetgum overlooking Ambergill Pool , respectively ( RJett)

Sandpipers are seen at the mudflat
inside the cofferdam, both uncommon
SOLITARY and common SPOTTED. But it is believed
the cofferdam will be coming down this
week as work finished on the construction
shore line phase.

The end of the week does look good as a
warming trend is forecasted.
Take some days off if the weather
people say so....

date = 2012/04/29
site = Prospect Park 
observers = Ed Crowne
Marsh Wren Phragmities adjacent to West Island
Prothonotary Warbler Heard only; behind Music Pagoda
Orchard Oriole First summer male; Binnen Bridge
From Andrew Lear :
Just writing to remind Tom that we also had a 
Rusty Blackbird in the puddle at Rick's place
on the 4/28 BBC walk.  best!   Andrew

From Janet Schumacher 
Greenwood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery, Kings, US-NY
Apr 28, 2012 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
30 species

Canada Goose  X
Mallard  X
Great Egret  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Mourning Dove  X
Monk Parakeet (Monk)  1     Nesting resident of GW cemetery in entry towers
Belted Kingfisher  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  XNorthern Flicker  X
Blue-headed Vireo  X
Blue Jay  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
Veery  2     Warm rusty brown over entire back, very limited spotting on chest
Hermit Thrush  X
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
Northern Waterthrush  X
Black-and-white Warbler  X
Northern Parula  X
Black-throated Blue Warbler  X
Palm Warbler  X
Eastern Towhee  X
Chipping Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  X
Indigo Bunting  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
House Sparrow  X

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BBC Big Sit at Butterfly Meadow 630 am - 930
leading Peter Dorosh
7 participants
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 29, 2012 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Butterfly Meadow
21 species

Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  1
Chimney Swift  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  14
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Wood Thrush  1     heard
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
American Goldfinch  2

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BBC walk post Big Sit
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 29, 2012 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
41 species

Canada Goose  X
Mallard  X
Ruddy Duck  1 lake
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1 Terrace br
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1 Rink Cofferdam
Solitary Sandpiper  1 Rink cofferdam
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  7
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Blue-headed Vireo  2--Lookout Hill
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2 Duck Isl
Barn Swallow  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
House Wren  2-- Midwood
Hermit Thrush  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  X
Louisiana Waterthrush  2--Ambergill Pool; Vale Cashnere pool
Northern Waterthrush  2  Upper Pool/Lower Pool back shore
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Northern Parula  1 Binnen Run
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Eastern Towhee  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Rusty Blackbird  1
Common Grackle X
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X

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