Sunday, April 7, 2013

Prospect April 7th Prospect reports


And word of need for birders; 

Please pick up any discarded fishing line and place in a trash can or in bag  or carry out if you can to protect our waterbirds. I was given a report that the drake Red Breasted Merganser was seen with fishing line around its neck.Some Fisherman are careless and inconsiderate with park rules so its up to us to take care of the problem of discarded dangerous fishing line. Thanks

The distressed bird will be reported to the appropriate rescuers. By the way on the side menu of my blog look for Rehabbers and rescuers for contact numbers

From Rafael

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Apr 7, 2013 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 kilometer(s)
45 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  1
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  1
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1     Lilly Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  7
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
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)  5
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  8
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  7
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)  1     Vale of Cashmere
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  10
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

From Kathy

date = 2013/04/07
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein

White winged crossbills 
Black-crowned Night-Heron    about five, on Three Sisters Is.
Great Egret 
Great Blue Heron    two, on Three Sisters Is.
Northern Shoveler 
Canada Goose 
Ring-necked Duck 
Red-breasted Merganser    one male, on Lake
Ruddy Duck 
Mute Swan 
Red-tailed Hawk 
American Coot 
Laughing Gull    one, on Lake
Great Black-backed Gull 
Ring-billed Gull 
Herring Gull 
Mourning Dove 
Downy Woodpecker 
Hairy Woodpecker 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Eastern Phoebe 
American Crow 
Blue Jay 
Tree Swallow 
Tufted Titmouse 
Black-capped Chickadee 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Brown Creeper 
Carolina Wren heard
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
American Robin 
Hermit Thrush 
European Starling 
Louisiana Waterthrush    in the Lullwater, near the Terrace Bridge, at about 1:15
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
White-throated Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
American Tree Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Northern Cardinal 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Pine Siskin 
House Sparrow 


Yesterday 's reports

Rob Bate 

Besides the Rusty Blackbird you put us on to, I had three species of swallows today.  One Barn Swallow and a few Tree Swallows over the lake, and two Northern Rough-winged Swallows joining perhaps ten Tree Swallows in the air around Terrace Bridge.
Keir :
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 6, 2013 7:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
46 species

Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 2
Mallard 6
Northern Shoveler 12
Ring-necked Duck 1
Common Merganser 1 Hen continues on lake, off of L249
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Osprey 1
American Coot 3
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 11
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Phoebe 8
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 30
European Starling X
Pine Warbler 1 A bright male singing above the green containers on Center Drive.

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American Tree Sparrow 2
Fox Sparrow (Red) 1
Song Sparrow 8
White-throated Sparrow 14
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Rusty Blackbird 1 Lily Pond, back platform
Common Redpoll 1 Feeding on ground on slope just to north west of the woodchip pile by the zoo.

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Pine Siskin 5 Next to disused tunnel under at Battle Pass West. Feeding on ground on south west side of tunnel

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