Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Feb 21, 2014

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From: ticornis@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sat, Feb 22, 2014 4:13 am
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Feb 21, 2014

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Feb 21, 2014 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:    The entire park was practically frozen.  The only area of water open was a small section on the N side of the lake.  Foggy conditions during the entire walk.  It was restricted to the areas open for traffic (pedestrian & cars).  The feeders were almost empty. I found 1 Ring-billed Gull with a wing tag (no numbers or letters), kind of orange color.
26 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  5
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  8
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  26
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  16
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  5
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  6

Brooklyn is great birding, even its grounds are covered by snow!!!