|This morning's Easter Sunrise 645 am|
Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, US-NY Mar 31, 2013 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM Protocol: Stationary 9 species Canada Goose X Mute Swan X Gadwall 1 Mallard X Northern Shoveler X Ruddy Duck X Great Egret 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 3 Sisters American Coot X
|This morning's Robin ( not the Ebunny though)|
After a week or so absence from this spot, the VARIED THRUSH showed up at the Ambergill Pool /Creek area. Several Observers saw the bird reported near the Esdale Bridge at one point.Also with the thrush a RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
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WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS on Butterfly meadow, PINE SISKINS and typical species around this time , BROWN CREEPER, WINTER WREN , YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and good numbers of GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET in Prospect, BBGarden and Greenwood Cemetery
WOOD DUCKS by the decade and other enjoyable duck species reported today.
Over at the BBGarden , a decent flock of DARK-EYED JUNCO on the lawn by the
Reflecting Pools; A SWAMP SPARROW at the Japanese Garden waterfall, not often a
The season's first PALM WARBLER is in..indicating things should pick up...
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY Mar 31, 2013 9:00 AM - 1:30 PMOBSERVERS: Rafael G Campos, Sandy Paci (Butterfly Meadow), and Rob Bate (Quaker Hill, S side; Pools; Ambergill Pool -bet Ensdale & Rock Bridges-) Protocol: Traveling 3.5 kilometer(s) Comments: The Varied Thrush (& photographed) was relocated today, in the area between Ensdale & Rock Bridges (Ambergill Pool). At least 1 Pine Siskin was observed at the feeders of Breezy Hill. The Golden-crowned Kinglets were numerous today, and my FOS Palm Warbler was seen (& photographed) at the edge of the Lullwater, short distance from the gazebo. The Juncos are increasing in numbers. At the Butterfly Meadow I joined forces for a while with Sandy Paci. And with Rob Bate, together we looked and found the Varied Thrush around 1 pm. 48 species Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 10 2 flyover the pools; 4 flyover the Nethermead; 4 at the lake Gadwall (Anas strepera) 2 pair, upper pool Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 6 2 males, 3 females: Lake. 1 male: Lullwater Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 1 Lake Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 Five Sisters Island Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 5 Five Sisters Island Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2 American Coot (Fulica americana) X Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) X Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 1 Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 3 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 9 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 4 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) X Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) X several flocks flew over between Lookout Hill, Peninsula & Lake Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) X Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) X White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2 Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 2 edge of the upper pool Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1 Quaker Hill, S side Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 7 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) 1 The same male that has reported for almost 1 month in the Park, was relocated today, between 12:30 & 1 pm. Photos taken. European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea) 1 Seen with kinglets & chickadees, along the lower Lullwater, between the bridge & the gazebo. American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea) 1 Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) 2 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 10 White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) X Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) X Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 6 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) X Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 6 All of them seen at the Vale of Cashmere White-winged Crossbill (American) (Loxia leucoptera leucoptera) X Seen twice eating the fruits of sweetgum by Sandy Paci. I just heard them when they left the Butterfly Meadow Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 1 feeders of Breezy Hill American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 6 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) XFor pictures of today Varied Thrush, go to: ticornis.tumblr.comBrooklyn is great birding!!!!
Regarding WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS:
Filmed them fetching seedballs on ground at Lookout. (Still there now) Found my towhee on breeze hill again 1 yellow-rump just below lullwater bridge again 6 tree swallows Tons of phoebes. -mte
I hit send walking away and heard the WWC panic. Cooper/Sharp Shin gave chase but got nothing. -mte
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kings, US-NY Mar 31, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) 17 species Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 3 Black-capped Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 3 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 American Robin X Pine Warbler 1 heard only, frustrating critter Swamp Sparrow 1 Japanese Garden waterfall White-throated Sparrow X Dark-eyed Junco 20 Northern Cardinal X Common Grackle 2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13587251 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Green-Wood Cemetery, Kings, US-NY Mar 31, 2013 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.5 mile(s) 19 species Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mourning Dove X Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 Northern Flicker 2 Monk Parakeet 2 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 5 Black-capped Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 American Robin X European Starling X Song Sparrow X White-throated Sparrow X Dark-eyed Junco X Northern Cardinal X Common Grackle X Pine Siskin 2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13587278 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)From Ania Greszik
March 30 Greenwood Cemetery
Today was my second visit to GWC on the hunt to find some woodcocks (a lifer for me), and this time around, I was rewarded twice over with seeing not one but 2 WOODCOCKS together at Wintergreen path (between Dell and Vista Aves). I hung around that area and soon discovered it was hopping with activity: singing FOX SPARROWS, seemingly dozens of PINE SISKINS, and a few WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS.The WWXB were foraging for sweet gum balls on the ground, then would fly up onto a branch with one to extract the seeds. As I was spotting them in some higher branches, little did I know I was standing 3 feet away from a pair at eye level! They didn't seem to mind me or the photoshoot. They were joined by the ubiquitous robins, chickadees, juncos, white-throated and song sparrows, blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, etc. making for a sizable noisy flock. Two more surprises today were 3 separate flyovers by an OSPREY, and a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT vigorously drying off its wings, both FOY I believe. Spring has sprung! Here are some photos from today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pelicanesque/8604638736/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pelicanesque/8603653983/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pelicanesque/8603582653/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pelicanesque/8603582163/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pelicanesque/8603561009/ Best, Ania