Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day sightings

From Chris Elliot:

Merry Christmas, Peter. One American Tree Sparrow was a good bird for this morning at the feeders. Chris

From Orrin :

Green-Wood Cemetery this morning.

Highlight were a dozen or so American robins. Other fauna:

Red-tailed hawk (picture attached)
Blue jays (some pursuing aforesaid hawk)
Mourning dove
 Black-capped chickadee
 Red-bellied woodpecker
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Ring-billed gull
Canada goose
White-throated sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
 Northern cardinal

From Keir Randall:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Dec 25, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) 28 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Mute Swan 5 Mallard 14
Northern Shoveler 110
Hooded Merganser 8
Ruddy Duck 9
American Coot 7
 Ring-billed Gull 200
Herring Gull 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 16
Mourning Dove 13
 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
 Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 5
crow sp. 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
European Starling 25
 American Tree Sparrow 2 Feeders
Fox Sparrow (Red) 2
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 14
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2
Northern Cardinal 13
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Rusty Blackbird 3 Continuing at the Nethermead near Binnen water. I need to study up on ageing and sexing this species but I think it's 1 male already in alternate (all blue/ black) with 2 males in basic.
House Finch 17
 American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 15

View this checklist online at
From Adam Welz:

took a while to file this, but here's my list from a walk across the Park on Christmas Day.



---------- Forwarded message ----------From: <> Date: Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 4:57 PM Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Dec 25, 2013 To: adamwelz@

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Dec 25, 2013 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) Comments: Cold, walked across park from Lincoln Rd, via Lullwater, past feeders and Lake, out at SW corner. 24 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) X
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X prob over 100 birds
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 8
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
American Coot (Fulica americana) X many
 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X approx 600 birds
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) X less than 5 birds
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
 Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 4
 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 24
 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X 30+