Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Prospect April 9th, warm day , slower action

Warm temperatures kept the flow going as PINE , PALM and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERs dominate , albeit lesser numbers, mostly the first two species thru Prospect woods, especially the Lullwater. Rob Jett mentioned 4 PINES were seen along the bridle trail behind Lily Pool.

The two RUSTY BLACKBIRDs continue that I saw well on the shore of Ambergill Pool adjacent to the giant Bald Cypress tree.It may be more than 2 birds in the park

GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET numbers fell off, after yesterday's high numbers, they on their way to their northern boreal forests breeding grounds.But today's RUBY CROWNED KINGLET may be the first of certainly more to come. A couple of HERMIT THRUSHES were observed, another yet to peak species like the Kinglet to fill our woods. A CHIPPING SPARROW hung around 5 PINE SISKINS on Butterfly Meadow this morning

A COMMON LOON flew over, the park's first sighting this year. Expect more if you look up often. 

Duck numbers are falling as well but diversity remains good for the park this late in the season for waterfowl.


Mike Yuan:

Hi Peter-
Good numbers of palms, pines, and rumps this morning along the Lullwater this morning. 

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 9, 2013 7:05 AM - 8:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.7 mile(s)
Comments:     <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2
43 species

Mute Swan  2
Mallard  8
Northern Shoveler  18
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Ruddy Duck  35
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Egret  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  6
Ring-billed Gull  14
Herring Gull  4
Rock Pigeon  7
Mourning Dove  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  5
Tree Swallow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  40
European Starling  25
Cedar Waxwing  4
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  18
Pine Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  4
American Tree Sparrow  1     Lullwater cove
Chipping Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  7
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  11
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  16
Common Grackle  6
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  4


Keir Randall:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Apr 9, 2013 7:10 AM - 9:50 AM 
Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) 
Comments: Lullwater, Peninsula and Ravine 
52 species
Mute Swan 3
Wood Duck  A pair off Duck Island and then perhaps the same pair at the back of the Lily Pond later 
Mallard X 
Northern Shoveler X 
Ring-necked Duck 1 Drake continues on the Lullwater 
Bufflehead 1 
Red-breasted Merganser 1 
Ruddy Duck X 
Common Loon 1 Early flyover at the carousel, breeding plumage. 
Double-crested Cormorant 8 
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 
Osprey 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot X 
Ring-billed Gull 1 
Herring Gull 11
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3 
Downy Woodpecker 3 
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3 
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 
Eastern Phoebe 7 
Blue Jay X 
Tree Swallow 1 
Black-capped Chickadee 4 
Tufted Titmouse 2 
Brown Creeper 4 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 16 
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 25
European Starling X 
Cedar Waxwing 1 Lullwater, below feeders. 
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 12 
Pine Warbler 9
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
American Tree Sparrow 1 In weeds in front of music pagoda 
Fox Sparrow (Red) 1 
Song Sparrow 8 
Swamp Sparrow 2 
White-throated Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7
Northern Cardinal 5 
Red-winged Blackbird X 
Rusty Blackbird 2- 2 at the Lily Pond back platform and then 1 in the Ambergill later Common Grackle X 
American Goldfinch 1 
House Sparrow X 
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13686741
My list

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Apr 9, 2013
Protocol: Incidental
21 species

Gadwall-pair at Duck Island
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1     Tennis House
Northern Flicker  1     Long Mead
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Brown Creeper  1     Peninsula
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Hermit Thrush  1     Lullwater cove
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Palm Warbler  6
Pine Warbler  2     Peninsula, lullwater
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1     Terrace Br
Chipping Sparrow  1     Butterfly Mead
White-throated Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Northern Cardinal  X
Common Grackle  X
Pine Siskin  5     Butterfly Mead

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13695272

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


From Doug Gochfeld 

click on link for species list ---> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13695239