Thursday, October 31, 2013

Greenwinged Teal along western shore prosLake

This is the 7th duck species today on Prospect Lake.


happy haunting !
Good duck treat prospect lake: 9 ringneck,2 gadwall,52 ruddy,6 shoveler,+2pied bill grebs.no loch ness monster though :-(

Halloween greetings, treats galore


From Orrin : 
Green-Wood Cemetery this morning.  Movie shoot with lots of cars and a south wind combined for sub-ideal bird viewing but still a fair number of species in the hour I had.  Highlight was the five (5) woodcocks I managed to flush without getting a picture of, or good look at, any of them.

Blue jay
Monk parakeet
Red-bellied woodpecker
American woodcock (5)
Mourning dove
Eastern phoebe (3)
Ruby-crowned kinglet (several)
Coopers hawk
Song sparrow
White-throated sparrow
Golden-crowned kinglet
Dark-eyed junco (many)
Chipping sparrow
House finch
House sparrow
Northern cardinal
Ruddy duck (11 on Sylvan Water)
Northern flicker
Wood duck (1 on Sylvan Water)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Upper pool meadow; Prospect report


Goldenrods against a Red Maple (but..its yellow!) Wildflower meadow at Prospects Upper pool

Sent from my MetroPCS 4G Android device




From Kathy Toomey:



date = 2013/10/30
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey

Pied-billed Grebe 
Double-crested Cormorant 
Northern Shoveler  
Canada Goose 
Ruddy Duck 
Mute Swan 
Cooper's Hawk 
American Coot 
Ring-billed Gull 
Mourning Dove 
Downy Woodpecker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Eastern Phoebe 
Blue Jay 
Winter Wren 
Marsh Wren, in the stand of phragmites to the left of the Sora's phrags
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
American Robin 
Hermit Thrush 
Gray Catbird 
Ovenbird, to the left of the path that goes up from the Nethermeade, past the Waterfall, to the Great Meadow
Swamp Sparrow 
Chipping Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Field Sparrow 
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal 
House Sparrow 


**************************************

from Orrin :

Today's birds:

Blue jay
White-throated sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
Red-bellied woodpecker
Northern cardinal
Common grackle ( 1 flock)
European starling
Song sparrow
Mourning dove
Swamp sparrow
Yellow-rumped warbler (1)
Ruby-crowned kinglet (many)
Golden-crowned kinglet
Chipping sparrow
Cedar waxwing (1 flock)
American crow (1 small flock)
Hermit thrush (many in Osborne garden)
American robin

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ridgewood Reservoir update

http://bbcnewsboard.blogspot.com/2013/10/ridgewood-reservoir-new-paths.html

Starry month for November ( when the birds are quiet)

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/Free-November-Sky-Chart-229532431.html

Ducks passing thru

This afternoon,Dennis H reported GADWALL,RING-necked Duck and HOODED MERGANSER on Prospect Lake,signifying the transition of late fall into winter waterfowl...

--KB

Ballfields take the stage;photo gallery-

Back home and a slow grind into the bird reporting so , a brief report during my short vacation recovery.

Prospect's ball fields take the stage today as Klemens Gasser reported 20 plus AMERICAN PIPIT on the baseball field between "diamonds" #3 and 4.

At  diamond #5 , along the snow fence, during my lunch hour, I spotted (finally my first seasonal)  the VESPER SPARROW, a holdover from yesterday's bird reported by Bobbi Manian.The Vesper was among CHIPPING and JUNCOS in that spot as 2 RED TAILED HAWKS flew over head.

Field Sparrow at BBGarden, photo by Orrin

From Orrin :


BBG this morning.  Plenty of activity on the slope below the Museum.

American robin
White-throated sparrow
Hermit thrush (many)
Chipping sparrow
Song sparrow
Ruby-crowned kinglet (many)
Swamp sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
Mourning dove
Eastern phoebe
Winter wren
Northern cardinal
Field sparrow
Carolina wren
Golden-crowned kinglet





Lincoln Sparrow Well Dr , 10/28 photo by Klemens Gasser

Lincoln Sparrow, photo by Klemens 
American Pipit today , Klemens' photo

Vesper sparrow.ballfield num 5 snowfence base prospect
From klemens: Dear Peter, About 20 pipits between ballfield 4 and 3. Best, Klemens

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fwd: GWC



from Orrin :

-----Original Message-----
From: Orrin Tilevitz
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 6:51 am
Subject: GWC


Green-Wood Cemetery October 28, 7:45-9 A.M.  Rather birdy in spots

Ruby-crowned kinglet (many)
Monk parakeet
House sparrow
Dark-eyed junco (many)
Chipping sparrow (many)
Canada goose (a couple of flocks, one flying)
Red-bellied woodpecker
Golden-crowned kinglet (many)
Palm warbler (1)
White-throated sparrow (very many)
Mourning dove
Blue jay
Northern flicker (several)
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Cooper's hawk
American robin
Northern cardinal
Song sparrow
Sharp-shinned hawk
Ruddy duck (half dozen on Sylvan Water)

@BobbiInBrooklyn: Vesper sparrow prospect park ball field 4. Fenced off one m.twitter.com/BobbiInBrooklyn

Sunday, October 27, 2013

prospect report

from joshua

< Observer: Joshua Malbin 2013-10-27 15:32 Prospect Park Protocol: Traveling 1 Miles 126 Minutes Observers: 1 All birds reported? Yes X Canada Goose Mute Swan X 18 Wood Duck Lower pool, seen from midwood side. 3 Gadwall X Mallard Northern Shoveler 20 10 Ruddy Duck 4 Pied-billed Grebe 3 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Turkey Vulture Cooper's Hawk 1 1 Red-tailed Hawk 4 American Coot 9 Ring-billed Gull Mourning Dove 6 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker X Blue Jay Tree Swallow 5 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 7 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14 Hermit Thrush 6 American Robin Gray Catbird 2 1 European Starling 45 Chipping Sparrow 6 Song Sparrow 2 Lincoln's Sparrow Swamp Sparrow 1 X White-throated Sparrow 16 Dark-eyed Junco X Northern Cardinal X House Sparrow />

Fwd: Bobolink at BBG

Greetings from HAWK MOUNTAIN AREA,PA. See this email from Ed Crowne of BOBOLINK in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden expanded grass area of the Native Garden the 'PINE BARRENS" .petty exciting to see that new grassland attracting good stuff.



-----Original Message-----
From:
To: ProsBird
Sent: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 11:58 am
Subject: Bobolink at BBG


Hi, Peter.

Hope you had a great trip to Hawk Mountain. I look forward to your report. This afternoon there was an adult non-breeding Bobolink among other birds (mostly sparrows) at the new pine barrens garden area at the BBG. (I attached a few photos for reference.) 

Best regards, Ed




Fwd: PP and BBG

From Klemens



-----Original Message-----
From: kle
To: prosbird
Sent: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 2:46 pm
Subject: PP and BBG


Dear Peter,
At Prospect Park 3 Field sparrows (2 at Maryland Monument and 1 at Wellhouse dirt pile, hanging out with the continuing Lincoln’s Sparrow) and a Northern Waterthrush (across Wellhouse) while the Botanic Garden exhibited an Osprey and 5 White-crowned Sparrows (Native Grasses) and about 300 Common Grackles in the southern under construction area. Hermit Thrushes and Song Sparrows helped train my arm muscles, binocular up, down, up, down, right, left, focus, behind…while looking for missing Chipping Sparrow lores really tired me out. Best,

Klemens

Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert
524 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(646) 286-8689


Fwd: Fwd: Active morning at Green-wood

From Will:



-----Original Message---
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 3:31 pm
Subject: Fwd: Active morning at Green-wood


Hi Peter,

It was a very active morning at Green-wood. Flocks of sparrows all over. A fox sparrow and 2 woodcocks were the highlights.

26 species total
X
Canada Goose
2
Northern Shoveler
5
Ruddy Duck
2
American Woodcock
X
Rock Pigeon
2
Mourning Dove
2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3
Northern Flicker
X
Monk Parakeet
6
Eastern Phoebe
8
Blue Jay
8
Golden-crowned Kinglet
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
15
Hermit Thrush
2
American Robin
2
Northern Mockingbird
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
Palm Warbler
1
Eastern Towhee
60
Chipping Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow
1
Fox Sparrow
12
Song Sparrow
3
Swamp Sparrow
75
White-throated Sparrow
55
Dark-eyed Junco

Thanks,

Will

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Observer: Joshua Malbin
2013-10-26 10:57
Prospect Park
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
156 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
X Canada Goose

Mute Swan


X


1 Gadwall In large group
of northern shovelers off red
beach. Silvery w white
underwings and belly.
X Mallard

Northern Shoveler


36


17 Ruddy Duck
4 Pied-billed Grebe
3 Double-crested
Cormorant

Red-tailed Hawk


1


2 Ring-billed Gull
2 Mourning Dove
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo

Blue Jay


X


1 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Winter Wren
2 Carolina Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet



4



43 Hermit Thrush
5 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat

Chipping Sparrow



2


9 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow Dirt
pile on wellhouse.
1 Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow


X



2 Dark-eyed Junco
X Northern Cardinal
X House Sparrow

This report was created and
sent using BirdsEye BirdLog
(http://birdseyebirding.com/)


From keir:

Prospect Park, Kings,
US-NY
Oct 26, 2013 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
41 species (+2 other
taxa)

Canada Goose 18
Mute Swan 2
American Black Duck 1
Mallard X
Northern Shoveler 8
Ring-necked Duck 3
Drakes off of Three
Sisters
Ruddy Duck 25
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Buteo sp. 1 Brief views
over Longmeadow. A buteo
with black wing tips and
no leading edge to wings
but confusingly seemed
more Red-tailed like in
structure....
American Coot 2
Herring Gull 8
Rock Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker
(Yellow-shafted) 1
Blue Jay 4
crow sp. 1
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Hermit Thrush 70
Literally, a Hermit
Thrush was in view the
entire time I was in the
park.
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 2
Nashville Warbler 1 In
wildflowers & weeds in
front of Music Pagida
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Friday, October 25, 2013

Off to see hawks and birds ( and of course, colorful leaves)

Off to Hawk Mountain in Kempton , PA
for a few days  














Presidential whirlybirds and a Baltimore bird

ON a historic day the President of the U.S. visited Prospect park, a BALTIMORE ORIOLE figures why not join in.

Down at Lamppost 249 , Well Drive, Kathy Toomey and Kathy O'Hearn observed a female ( as it appears to me) BALTIMORE ORIOLE, a tad late bird which sometimes overwinter on rare occasions. See the photos below Kathy O'Hearn took

I didn't stick around for the Marine One presidential entourage as the security detail greatly restricted viewing from the west side of the ballfields where the copters landed...so I took off..But I did see one helicopter fly near my home , a Sikorsky twin propeller.

Not much birding for me today  as we couldn't move around, but Kier reported LINCOLN SPARROW at the dirt pile near LP 249, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW at Breeze Hill dirt mounds  ( also reported by Kathy Toomey ).  See the previous post.

I did see a flyover COOPERS HAWK and an "amazing" for the park lately 42 AMERICAN CROWS that harassed a RED-TAILED HAWK at the "Propsite".

Inside the rink grounds, along the shore , sparrows were highly active and this is a good omen for the future. The native grasses and aquatics means good coverage and highly attractive for rare species as long as it isn't too crowded with people. A brisk weekend that should be good birding....
look at the season's first fall FOX SPARROW today.
--KB

Photos by Kathy O'Hearn







List from Kathy Toomey:

date = 2013/10/25
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey

Pied-billed Grebe, three
Double-crested Cormorant 
Great Blue Heron 
Northern Shoveler 
Canada Goose 
Ruddy Duck 
Mute Swan 
Mallard 
Red-tailed Hawk 
American Coot 
Herring Gull 
Mourning Dove 
Downy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Eastern Phoebe 
Blue-headed Vireo 
American Crow, heard
Blue Jay 
Black-capped Chickadee 
White-breasted Nuthatch, heard
Brown Creeper 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
American Robin 
Hermit Thrush 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Swamp Sparrow 
Chipping Sparrow 
Lincoln's Sparrow, dirt pile near container on Wellhouse Drive
White-throated Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
Fox Sparrow, in the grass and leaves near Bartel Pritchard Circle
White-crowned Sparrow, Breeze Hill and near Lamp post 249
Dark-eyed Junco 
Field Sparrow, near Maryland Monument 
Northern Cardinal 
Baltimore Oriole, in a tree behind the fence near picnic tables by Lamp post 249
House Sparrow 


Fwd: PP Oct25

From Keir Randall:


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 25, 2013 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

43 species (+2 other taxa)



Canada Goose 6

American Black Duck 4

Mallard 12

American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 1

Northern Shoveler 2

Ruddy Duck 16

Pied-billed Grebe 2

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

American Coot 2

Herring Gull 2

Rock Pigeon 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2

Peregrine Falcon 2 Flying together low over Breeze Hill

Blue-headed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 6

American Crow 11

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Brown Creeper 1

Carolina Wren 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 5

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 13

Hermit Thrush 6

American Robin 10

Gray Catbird 3

Northern Mockingbird 1

European Starling 15

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3

warbler sp. 1 Probably a Nashville Warbler - glimpsed south lakeside between Three Sisters and West Island

Chipping Sparrow 2

Field Sparrow 1 L249

Song Sparrow 24

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Continues at Wellhouse Drive green containers/puddle

Swamp Sparrow 3

White-throated Sparrow 30

White-crowned Sparrow 1 Immature at Breeze Hill berms, north end.

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 1

Northern Cardinal 3

Red-winged Blackbird 4

House Sparrow 25



View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15487901

One for Green conservation Recycling dates in Prospect

see the Link

http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/upcycle-fest

Thursday, October 24, 2013

At the NY Historical Society

Current exhibition just opened Oct 15th till January 12th

http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/john-james-audubon-national-treasures%E2%80%94-birds-season-change-watercolor-models-birds-ameri

(click on link above)

John James Audubon: National Treasures— Birds for a Season of Change: Watercolor Models for The Birds of America (1827–38)


The NY Historical Society is at 170 Central Park West , across from the American Museum of Natural History.

Prospect report

From Klemens Gasser:

Dear Peter, PP was active and fun to bird this morning! Warm regards, Klemens 

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Oct 24, 2013 7:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    cold, cloudless; new birds have arrived. 2 Lincoln's Sp.s and 1 White-crowned Sp. 7 Sp. species.
40 species

Canada Goose  5
Mute Swan  5
Wood Duck  5    terrace bridge; 2 flyover, 3 in water
Mallard  10
Northern Shoveler  20
Ruddy Duck  40
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Double-crested Cormorant  5
American Coot  5
Ring-billed Gull  3
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  20
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Peregrine Falcon  2    wellhouse containers
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Winter Wren  3
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  15
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  20
European Starling  20
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  20    not many but well distributed along wellhouse drive
Song Sparrow  15
Lincoln's Sparrow  2    continues at wellhouse dirtpile; one at wellhouse drive Cleft Ridge Span
Swamp Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  20
White-crowned Sparrow  1    immature, wellhouse drive Cleft Ridge Span
Dark-eyed Junco  15
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  70
Common Grackle  20
House Finch  1    in 2 months of intensive PP birding this was my first House Finch. At Wellhouse dirtpile. Similar frequency of Mockingbird of which I also managed to see only one.
House Sparrow  30

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15481641

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Raptor quiz

Something to do.....

http://magblog.audubon.org/quiz-identify-raptors-flight

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Prospect report

from Keir 



Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Oct 23, 2013 1:10 PM - 2:20 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

33 species



Canada Goose 1

Mute Swan 4

American Black Duck 1

Mallard X

Northern Shoveler 9

Ruddy Duck 25

Pied-billed Grebe 3

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1

American Coot 3

Ring-billed Gull 1

Rock Pigeon 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Blue-headed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 3

Winter Wren 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12

Hermit Thrush 5

American Robin 3

Gray Catbird 1

Magnolia Warbler 1 In the fenced restored habitat on Lullwater West, just north of Terrace Bridge. Close views - fanned black upper tail with white spots, under tail had thick black terminal band etc.

Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4

Chipping Sparrow 25

Field Sparrow 1 Peninsula Meadow Sumacs

Song Sparrow 9

Swamp Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 14

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7

Northern Cardinal 1

Red-winged Blackbird 8

House Sparrow 8



View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15477118

PPA announcement : Prospect Closed Friday afternoon

An announcement on Facebook from the Prospect Park Alliance if anybody intending to bird or visit Friday afternoon : its CLOSED for security reasons from noon to 6 pm due to President Obama's visit . ( helicopter convoy)

From NYSBirds listserve

posted by Doug G. excerpt of a report mentioning Prospect today 10/22


< I stopped off at Prospect Park on the way home and saw the continuing SORA along the shore at the base of the Peninsula, and had a flyover American Pipit (fairly rare for the location), and 2 Eastern Bluebirds there as well. Good Birding, -Doug Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY. />





Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wood Ducks and Chippies

While the whirlybirds took the big stage, somehow , about 17 WOOD DUCKS didn't get spooked, staying put at the Lower Pool. Reported first by Elyse Taylor, the Woodies  were spotted from the Long Meadow fence side, thru a small opening in the brush, resting underneath or by the willow tree, snags in the water concealing their presence. I was able to count at least 16.

CHIPPING SPARROWS stuck around in the Sparrowbowl, whereas Klemens Gasser reported over 100 along the western fringes of the Long Meadow , between Bandshell and North 
of BBQ area of Picnic House. Among them on my observation were WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS when I saw them with my smaller flock of 35 .Nothing else unusual though its tough to ascertain when the small sparrows are hunkered deep in the grasses.

In addition to other notable sightings, RING-NECKED DUCKS and a BRANT were seen on Prospect lake.     Observers were Rob Bate & Klemens

Below:

"small" sample of Wood Ducks in Lower Pool, photos by Rob Bate






Prospect US PRESIDENTIAL whirlbirdy spectacle

About the best hilight for the year ?

5 helicopters--2 hueys and 3 sikorskys--landed on the ballfields I presumed in a test run.it was an awesome spectacle with loud noise and dust and dirt blown in our faces..

Addendum :  President Obama is visiting a Crown Heights High School of technology this Friday. hence the test run...like I said. Awesome to see these giant whirlybirds.

video

video

@robsbate: 17-24 wood ducks lower pool spotted by Elyse m.twitter.com/robsbate

BBGarden report; Ring Necks

from Orrin

BBG this morning, 8:15-9 A.M.

Notable birds were field sparrow (slope below Brooklyn Museum) and rufous-sided towhee (Japanese garden).  Lots of chipping sparrow and white-throated sparrows, several songs sparrows, one red-bellied woodpecker, but no warblers (from the conservatory north).

"tweet " From Rob Bate

Two RING-NECKED DUCKS at West Island

A day in the life of a Prospect Sora

Photos taken yesterday afternoon of the cooperative SORA , all photos taken by Phil Malek








Monday, October 21, 2013

Prospect : tale of three sparrow spots; rarities overshadow



A tale of three reputable sparrow spots were each dominated by a single sparrow species, with two of the spots revealing "field tendencies". But overshadowing the best sparrow numbers today for Prospect in this disappointing sparrow migration, the SORA rail and an accompanying MARSH WREN took the accolades.

Of the "Sparrowbowl" (Tennis House), the Picnic House BBQ area, and Breeze Hill, each site was dominated, respectively by CHIPPING , WHITE-THROATED and SONG SPARROWS. In the latter two, FIELD SPARROWS --totaling 4 on my afternoon post work walk-- made the top honor as the best sparrow species.; Breeze Hill north mound had 3 FIELD SPARROWS , that made my walk quite successful despite only 5 sparrow species.

But hearing news about the SORA, having not seen the second one even though I had seen the first Sora,I went for the bird. Three birders were already watching the cooperative SORA in that Phragmite marsh, including Kathy Toomey and Phil Malek and another. By adding some bonus, a singing MARSH WREN is within the SORA's domain, having been here since Friday. So still some excitement on the Peninsula with the hopeful buildup of those tardy sparrow numbers.
 
 
 
date = Oct 21
site = Prospect Park
observers = Peter
Pied-billed Grebe  2lake
Double-crested Cormorant 3 sisters
Great Blue Heron Duck Island
Canada Goose 
Ruddy Duck 46 Lake
Mute Swan 
Red-tailed Hawk f/o Terrace Br
American Coot 1 Lake
Herring Gull 
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Eastern Phoebe 4; 3 Sparrowbowl
Marsh Wren singing Peninsula marsh, Kathy Toomey +2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 
Hermit Thrush 4 Tennis House
European Starling 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Chipping Sparrow ~45
White-throated Sparrow ~30 long meadow north of Picnic House
Song Sparrow 11 Breeze Hill; 7 Sparrowbowl
Dark-eyed Junco 7 Sparrowbowl; 4 Breeze Hill
Field Sparrow 4; 1 long meadow north of Picnic House;3 Breeze Hill north mound 
Northern Cardinal 2


House Sparrow 


From Orrin :

Green-Wood Cemetery this morning.  Surprisingly birdy given the south winds.

Chipping sparrow (many)
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Golden-crowned kinglet
Blue jay
Common raven (4)
Red-bellied woodpecker
Canada goose
Palm warbler (many near Crescent Water and Sylvan Water)
Yellow-rumped warbler (many near Sylvan Water)
Belted kingfisher (2, flyover)
Wood duck (one, eclipse plumage, squawking on Dell Water)
white-throated sparrow (many)
American robin
Mourning dove
Blue-headed vireo
Blackpoll warbler
Black-capped chickadee
Tufted titmouse (heard)
Northern cardinal
Carolina wren
Song sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
Great blue heron
Sora being seen now Peninsula spot as usual in Prospect

Horned Grebe Records

For your info, the records of rare Horned Grebes in Prospect park per Saturday's sighting. This is the second time this species appeared in Prospect in 2013; and from the list below, the 11th record visit.

Horned Grebe      1     3/21/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/19/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/19/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/18/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/17/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/17/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/16/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/16/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/16/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/16/13     Three Sisters  Islands
Horned Grebe      1     3/16/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/16/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/15/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/15/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/11/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/11/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/10/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/10/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/4/13      Boathouse
Horned Grebe      1     3/2/13      Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/2/13      Terrace Bridge
Horned Grebe      1     3/2/13      Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/1/13      Boathouse
Horned Grebe      1     2/28/13     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     2/26/13     Terrace Bridge
Horned Grebe      1     4/19/12     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     10/12/11    Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     4/25/11     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     10/25/10    Duck Island
Horned Grebe      1     3/27/01     Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     3/24/01     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/23/01     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/19/01     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/18/01     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/16/01     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/15/01     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/14/01     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/4/01      Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     3/2/01      Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     1/24/99     Prospect Lake
Horned Grebe      1     1/23/99     Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     1/22/99     Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     1/21/99     Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     10/10/63    Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     10/10/63    Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     11/22/52    Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     4/23/52     Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     11/25/43    Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     3/3/39      Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     3/2/39      Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     3/1/39      Prospect Park
Horned Grebe      1     2/28/39     Prospect Park

Horned Grebe      1     2/27/39     Prospect Park