Friday, April 26, 2013

Prospect April 26th

Hilights were 1st of year male adult ORCHARD ORIOLE at Nellies Lawn north edge,2  COMMON RAVENs harassed over lullwater  by different bird species, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH and the assortment of previously reported consistent warblers including WORM-EATING WARBLER still hanging out,and last,  GREEN HERON building a nest 

Comments : Not many reports today ,obviously a slowdown but whether the wind is south or north, the opportunities are there by getting out. Lullwater continues to be the best spot  for activity 


Adam :

Had a patchy session in the park this morning. My f o s Orchard Oriole was in the same area that the Lawrence's was yesterday (I had a Baltimore nearby yesterday), which was nice, but overall the day was a little slow. The northern section of the park was amazingly warbler-free to begin with -- the vast majority of the Yellow-rumps, Palms were down in the Lullwater. I didn't survey the Lake or the Peninsula. Beautiful, sunny morning though!


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Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 26, 2013 8:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Sunny. Birded from Vale thru Midwood, up Lookout hill, down to Lullwater and back again.
49 species

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  X
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  4
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  3
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  9
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  X
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  7
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)  1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  9
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  4
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  20     approx count
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  40     approx count
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  70     approx count
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)  2     Vale pool & Lily Pond
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  4
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  1     southern Vale, my f o s. Had Baltimore here yesterday.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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Joshua Malbin

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Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 26, 2013 4:48 PM - 7:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.7
41 species

Mallard  1
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  2     Building a nest! By the bottom of the nethermead.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Monk Parakeet  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Blue Jay  9
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  3
House Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  X
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  X
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Black-throated Green Warbler  1

Chipping Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Rusty Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  4
Purple Finch  2
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  X

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Ania Greszik

Hi Peter,

I saw a tweet from Keir earlier today that two ravens were spotted over 
Lullwater. I wanted to mention that I had a (single) raven flyover my apartment 
by Greenwood Cemetery yesterday around 10:30AM. It appeared to be missing a tail 
feather or two. 

I also had an Ovenbird and Nashville Warbler in native flora at BBG yesterday. 
Must have just missed the gc flycatcher.

Good birding!


Peter Colen :!i=2478633237&k=HGZvv4S
It seems pretty close to where last years nest was though I did not know exactly where it was. 


Monica :

hi Peter: Looking for the Lawrence's yesterday late, I had a fos Great Crested Flycatcher in between the Vale & the Rose Garden. thanks, Monica