Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Binnen Creek, Lake grebe; GWC


This morning, while doing a work assignment in the area, I did see one RUSTY BLACKBIRD fly to a tree perch. Also present , at eye level , in a Osage Orange along the fence, a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER worked the trunk and moments later a BROWN CREEPER visited the same tree.These sightings were at Binnen Creek/3 Arches.

Note early spring migrants as seen in Keir's report, besides our Creeper, WINTER WREN, KINGLET,NUTHATCH...

I received a report from Linda Ewing that the RED-NECKED GREBE was still present on the lake, prolonging this species already historic stay in Prospect.

But of interest from Linda yesterday afternoon, she might have flushed a Wilson's Snipe from one of the phragmite marshes along the Lake west shore.The fly out occurred very quickly. So, be on lookout for this species that likes to settle in marshy wet areas.(hence their camouflage)

Over in Greenwood Cemetery, Orrin reports the still ongoing REDHEAD pair at Valley Water .

that's for now....later maybe more news.



Post from Keir Randall :

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Mar 25, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
38 species 

Mute Swan 3 
Wood Duck 17 Upper Pool 
American Black Duck 1 
Mallard 25

Northern Shoveler 3 
Ring-necked Duck 2 Upper Pool 
Hooded Merganser 1

Common Merganser 3 At least 2 males and 1 female continue on lake
Red-breasted Merganser 3 
Ruddy Duck 43

Double-crested Cormorant 1 
Great Blue Heron 1

American Coot 7

Ring-billed Gull 300 
Herring Gull 12

Great Black-backed Gull 1

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 
Mourning Dove 3 
American Kestrel 1 Carousel 
Eastern Phoebe 5 
Blue Jay 5 
American Crow 2 
Black-capped Chickadee 3 
Tufted Titmouse 1 
Brown Creeper 2 
Winter Wren 1 Just upstream from Nethermead Arches 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 Ravine 
Hermit Thrush 1 Ravine 
American Robin 30 
European Starling 20 
Song Sparrow 4 
White-throated Sparrow 4 
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 8 
Northern Cardinal 5 
Rusty Blackbird 1 Below Nethermead Arches 
Common Grackle 18 
American Goldfinch 2 
House Sparrow 8 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17591665


Greenwood Cemetery , report and pics from Orrin

Redhead (mixed pair, Valley Water, picture below)

Ring-necked duck (female, 2, Valley Water) 
Canada goose

Mallard duck 
Eastern phoebe (3, Crescent Water, picture below) 
Fox sparrow (2) 
Song sparrow (many) 
American goldfinch 
Northern cardinal 
Northern mockingbird 
American robin 
European starling
Mourning dove

Dark-eyed junco