Monday, February 25, 2013

Prospect Feb 24th Text messages and 1 report

Yesterday a few text messages was received to me, mainly reporting the following : WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK & MONK PARAKEETS

From Rob Jett, the first two species mentioned was tweeted , both birds seen in Greenwood Cemetery; The Monks were reported by Ryan Bass , the parakeets flying over the Armory on 8th Ave near 14th Street.

You can follow Rob Jett's twitter @ citybirder..since I follow him on twitter, you will need to do the same to get his tweets.Don't forget to put your cell number in your twitter account and turn on the notifications ( look for the little man icon after the user. Others I follow are Ker Randall , Dennis Hrehowsik and Rob Bate, all who only post quality /rare bird sightings.

Also noted, at least 14 HOODED MERGANSERS on the main lake, RING-NECKED DUCK by Three Sisters Islands.


From Rafael :

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY

Feb 24, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.5 kilometer(s)

Observer: Rafael G Campos

36 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 10

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 1

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 1

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 6

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 1

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2

American Coot (Fulica americana) X

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) X

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 2

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 9

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 4

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 2

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) X

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) X

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 4

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) X

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!!