Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Greenwood Cemetery report; Grackle note

From Orrin Tilevitz

Green-Wood Cemetery this morning

Canada geese (about 50)
Peregrine falcon
Downy woodpecker
Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-headed woodpecker (juvenile) (continues across from crematorium)
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Black-capped chickadee (2)
American goldfinch (1 flock)
Song sparrow
White-throated sparrow
Dark-eyed junco (many)
Mourning dove
Northern cardinal
Blue jay
ring-billed gull
Monk parakeet


At lunch time, I spotted about 275 COMMON GRACKLEs on the 9th St bandshell lawn. Must be an early New Year celebration for them.


Peter's incidental list

date = 2013/12/31
site = Prospect Park
observers = peter d
Northern Shoveler ~265 Lake
American Black Duck 2 lake
Canada Goose 
Hooded Merganser 7 Lake
Ruddy Duck 8 Lake
Mute Swan 
Red-tailed Hawk flyover Lake
American Coot 10 Lake
Great Black-backed Gull 2 Lake
Ring-billed Gull 
Herring Gull 
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Blue Jay 2
White-throated Sparrow 1 feeders
Song Sparrow west shore lake
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 16 feeders
Common Grackle 275 Bandshell lawn
House Finch 12 feeders
House Sparrow feeders