Monday, March 31, 2014

A little warm spell,more birds

Nothing like a slight warm spell to dispel the morning gloom and see early signs of spring birds. And a species like LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH (LOWA) is a good start.

Bobbi Manian reported the water thrush at the Ravine creek mid afternoon as warmth settled in compared to the morning. But as I got there, the warbler pulled a disappearing act, taking off towards the Three Arches Bridge.A search along the watercourse by me,Bobbi and Kathy Toomey was in vain as no sign of the warbler surfaced.

 But not all hope was lost as other nice to see species appeared. For example: GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET in the Ravine,hyperactive as always; several CEDAR WAXWINGS fly catching along the Binnen Creek, above the Pagoda Bridge and near the Three Arches; OSPREY spotted first over the Lull water, then over the Lake

RUSTY BLACKBIRD was seen ,a single bird in Binnen Creek. Speaking of blackbirds, in the ball fields and Long Meadow west, I spotted grackles with Brown headed Cowbirds, the latter's tails erect. (So were the courting RUDDY DUCKS)

On the Lake this afternoon, RED NECKED GREBE amazingly continues, starting its third week residency..sooner or later, it has to migrate....spring is here.
LOWA Quick photo by Bobbi... 

Peters sightings

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Mar 31, 2014
 Protocol: Incidental 37 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan 6
Wood Duck 11 9 upper pool,2 binnen pool
American Black Duck X
Mallard X
 American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) X
 Northern Shoveler 1
 Hooded Merganser 14 3 sisters islands
 Red-breasted Merganser 3 Lake
Ruddy Duck 53 Lake
Pied-billed Grebe 2 Lake
Red-necked Grebe 1 Still continuing,3rd week
Double-crested Cormorant 1 Lake
Great Blue Heron 1 3 sisters isl
Osprey 1 Flyover Lullwater
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 5
 Ring-billed Gull X
 Herring Gull X
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 ravine
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1 Raviine
 Eastern Phoebe 14 Parkwide
 Blue Jay 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 Raviine
Hermit Thrush 3 -1 southwest woods,2 Payne hill
American Robin X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 5 Binnen pool area
Song Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 1
 Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
 American Goldfinch 1

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