Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas reports

(In wifi tablet format,due to my away for Christmas) From Rafael: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY Dec 25, 2012 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 kilometer(s) Observer: Rafael G. Campos R. 33 species Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 3 Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 1 Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2 American Coot (Fulica americana) 4 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) X Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) X Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 5 Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2 Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 2 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) X Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) X House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) X Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 6 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) X House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X Brooklyn is great birding!!!!
From Adam: Walked around the Park more for some exercise than anything else, saw a few birds along the way. Nothing super-special, mostly quiet except for lots of activity near feeders. but Creeper, Bufflehead & Hoodies were nice to see. Merry Christmas! Adam ---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Date: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Dec 25, 2012 Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Dec 25, 2012 2:22 PM - 3:57 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) Comments: Partly overcast, chilly. Birded Breeze Hill, Feeders, Lullwater, 3 Arches Bridge, Lower Pool, Peninsula, northern shore of Lake. 32 species (+1 other taxa) approx count, accurate + or Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 280 - 10%. Birds flying in and out of area, making complete count difficult Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X many American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Anas rubripes x platyrhynchos) 1 Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X 100+, not counted 2 near New Islands, 1 at Pink Beach Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 3 Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 7 between Peninsula & Duck Island Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X Dozens. Not counted Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1 American Coot (Fulica americana) 5 dozens, not counted Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) X many Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 14 Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 2 1 in Binnen Pool/Lullwater area (male), 1 near Peninsula (female). Both calling. Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) X many at feeders. Not counted Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) X many at feeders, not counted White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2 Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1 near feeders Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1 Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) X seen 3x near feeders, poss same bird, but likely not White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) X Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) X Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4 many at feeders House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) X Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 1 feeders American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5 feeders House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X 10 - 20 at feeders, more elsewhere View this checklist online at This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 ( .<
From EBird list serve Zach Message 1 Greenwood Cemetery crossbills and redpoll Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:15 am (PST) . Posted by: "zach schwartz-weinstein" zachsw@ I'm looking at half a dozen white-winged crossbills and a common redpoll feeding on sweetgums at dell avenue and oak wood avenue, Green-Wood Cemetery. Zach S-W Albany.