Sunday, December 30, 2012

Prospect Dec 30th

Highlights reported today in Prospect Park --

--EASTERN BLUEBIRD at Boathouse ( Sarah Tilevitz)

-- RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on Lake ( Steve Nanz)

-- GREEN WINGED TEALS at Upper Pool ,

-- 7 AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at several locations ( Keir Randall) **

 -- YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Maryland Monument ( Ryan Bass)

 -- European Goldfinch (exotic) in sweet gum ( of course) opposite Quaker Cemetery ( Ed Crown, Jerry Layton) Full details later

From Keir

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Dec 30, 2012 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

39 species

Mute Swan 1

American Black Duck 2

Mallard X

Northern Shoveler X

Green-winged Teal 2 Upper Pool

Bufflehead 1 Lullwater by Boathouse

Hooded Merganser 6

Ruddy Duck X

Pied-billed Grebe 4

Red-tailed Hawk 1

American Coot 3

Ring-billed Gull X

Herring Gull X

Great Black-backed Gull 2

Rock Pigeon X

Mourning Dove 12

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2

Downy Woodpecker 3

Blue Jay X

Black-capped Chickadee 15

Tufted Titmouse 9

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

American Robin 2

European Starling X

Eastern Towhee 1

American Tree Sparrow 7+  1 at GAP, 4+ at Long Meadow wildflower meadow (opposite dog beach), 1 at feeders, 1 Breeze Hill south slope, 2 Maryland Monument meadow.

Fox Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 3

Swamp Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 25

Dark-eyed Junco 4

Northern Cardinal 8

Red-winged Blackbird 1 Breeze Hill south slope

House Finch 28

Pine Siskin 5

American Goldfinch 9

House Sparrow X


Updated checklist with photo:

From Ryan Bass

Hi Peter,

YB Chat continues - we located it at the Maryland Monument late this morning. This was the first time I've located this bird in at least 5 attempts. 

Full eBird list, including waterfowl photos here:

Happy New Year!


From Greenwood Cemetery,report from Orrin Tilevitz


This afternoon in Green-Wood Cemetery, the usual winter assortment: a few white-winged crossbills, one cooperative red-winged crossbill, and a pine siskin, in addition to a flock of juncos, a titmouse, chickadees, many goldffinches, mourning doves, a large flock of starlings, a few mallards, and 70 Canada geese.

Red Crossbill , taken by Orrin Tilevitz

Peter's list

Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, US-NY
Dec 30, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species
Canada Goose  73     42 lake;31 flyover
Mute Swan  9
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  195
Red-breasted Merganser  1 drake
Ruddy Duck  55
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Double-crested Cormorant  2
American Coot  11
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X