Friday, June 15, 2012

Prospect June 15th Acadian FC nest

As long suspected by several good birders here at Prospect, the ACADIAN FLYCATCHER that hung out for several weeks in the vicinity of Ricks Place did nest in that area. Today, Rafael Campos found the nest which he led me to it as I happen to be working in the that area.

From the road junction of Midwood with Ricks Place, where the horse trail cuts thru, walk about 20 paces south along Ricks place to a Sweetgum tree. The limb over the road is where the nest is. The ACFC tail could be seen sticking out of the nest.

Rafael will send me pics. In the meantime, below is his list. Congrats to Rafael for finding the nest. Like he says : Brooklyn is Great birding !

From Rafael:

The nest of the Acadian, ca. Rick`s Place, was on a Gum tree, ±8 m above ground. Pictures taken.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Jun 15, 2012 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 kilometer(s)
33 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2 Upper Pool
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1 flyover lake, with a fish in its talons.
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) - 1 individual sitting on a nest, ca. Rick's Place.
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 4
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1 Vale.
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!