Anyway, with the ponds and water course , birds will come. The best bird I saw , against the loud unappreciative din of a pipe borer, thunderous it was, , I saw a FIELD SPARROW along the path near the crossover bridge to the Heights. That was a big surprise , not for the species, but how close it was to that horrible noise. All around, sparrows were common, as well as HERMIT THRUSHES. The paths thru the wonderful habitat gave it a feel of walking into a forest with the overhanging foliage. very colorful . I saw at once 5 SWAMP SPARROWS in the bog like pond. See my previous pics.
Brooklyn Bridge park already has a 4 year bird history , on Cornells Ebird. I heard a week ago,an Orange Crowned Warbler was seen here. So, there is great hope for the place and if one birder is satisfied just seeing a few species, so then BBPark is a place to go to.
I met a young birder there, Heather Wolf who leads regular , weekly walks . She sent me info about the walks , when it starts and where. So, if you are interested, or live in the area, the birding is great especially with the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the NYC skyline.Check out Heather's webpage below.
date = 2013/11/05 site = Prospect Park observers = Peter , Pier ONE area
Double-crested Cormorant 8 Gadwall 7 American Black Duck Canada Goose Mallard Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Rock Pigeon Mourning Dove Eastern Phoebe 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 American Robin 8 Hermit Thrush 14 European Starling Yellow-rumped Warbler Swamp Sparrow 6; 5 in first pond White-throated Sparrow Song Sparrow 4 Dark-eyed Junco common Field Sparrow 1 House Sparrow