Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Prospect April 17th

A overcast morning turned into a quite nice sunny day with a few reports of good birds . Chris Elliot was the one of the birders (besides Keir)  for today and these are good birds early on he reported : AMERICAN WOODCOCK and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

The AMERICAN WOODCOCK  was spotted at the south side of the Rose Garden , which is the next "nabe " above the Vale of Cashmere.Later the Woodcock flew off for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where the Native Flora section is and likely the spot it went to.

The other good bird is RUSTY BLACKBIRD, seen in the Lower Pool , at the back where mudflat exists.

I received a report of ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in Greenwood Cemetery , from Rob Jett.

All these reports were Twitter "tweets" alerts.



Keir Randall's list

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 17, 2013 6:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2

52 species

Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 8
Mallard 8
Northern Shoveler 5
Bufflehead 2
Ruddy Duck 76
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
American Coot 12
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull 17
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 7
Chimney Swift 6
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 7
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Hermit Thrush 6
American Robin 45
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 15
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 14
Pine Warbler 16
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 70
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 20
Field Sparrow 2- 1 in the Long meadow wildflower meadow, 1 Lookout butterfly meadow.
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 9 Perhaps the most I've ever seen in Prospect - singles throughout the park
White-throated Sparrow 18
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 8
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Common Grackle 8
White-winged Crossbill 1 Just the female seen, Lookout Hill, butterfly meadow.
Pine Siskin 1
House Sparrow 4