Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Mar 23, 2014

Red-necked Grebe continues to steal the show,its week long presence overshadowing the likes of Common Merganser,Red Breasted Merganser,Ring Necked Duck in Prospect Lake.In normal years, the latter three species would suffice for good birds for the Prospect birder.

The RED NECKED GREBE stuck loyally to the Three Sisters Islands area,either to the east or most times in front of the islands strait. Later on my way back home, I saw the PIED BILLED GREBE near it.

Of interest, just above the rarer grebe, a kettle of 5 TURKEY VULTURES materialized.

Its great now watching the merganser courtship display.Two of the Red breasted Merganser drakes would take turns, erecting their necks straight up,then dip downward.

Yellow Rumped Warbler made its appearance at the Terrace Bridge,the first spring warbler sighting with 2 birds (obs . Bobbi Manian)

Across from park, in the Parade Grounds, I watched 3 KILLDEER hang around a second base puddle, one bathing in it.This field was the one closest to Park side Ave and Parade Place.

The other interesting report today is at Prospect's neighbor green, Greenwood Cemetery.The Winter long RED HEADED WOODPECKER from the first location, Bay side and Arbor Aves ,by the main gate at 25th, was seen by Mary Eyster.The woodpecker shows far more red now.

-----Original Message-----
To: prosbird
Sent: Sun, Mar 23, 2014 11:13 am
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Mar 23, 2014

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY  Mar 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Protocol: Traveling  3.5 mile(s)  33 species   
 Canada Goose  87 
 Mute Swan  3 
 Wood Duck  2 pair at Duck Isl
 Mallard  X 
 Northern Shoveler  11 
 Ring-necked Duck  4     West isl 
 Hooded Merganser  12     Lake 
 Common Merganser  5     Lake 
 Red-breasted Merganser  4     Lake 
 Ruddy Duck  37 
 Pied-billed Grebe  1 
 Red-necked Grebe 
 Turkey Vulture  5     Kettle over Lake
 Red-tailed Hawk  2     Over cemetery 
 American Coot  X 
 Killdeer  3     Parade grounds 
 Ring-billed Gull  X 
 Herring Gull  X 
 Great Black-backed Gull  4 
 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X  
Mourning Dove  X 
 Red-bellied Woodpecker  1 
 Blue Jay  1 
 Black-capped Chickadee  2     Feeders  
American Robin  X 
 European Starling  X 
 Song Sparrow  4 
 White-throated Sparrow  3 
 Northern Cardinal  2 
 Red-winged Blackbird  12  
Common Grackle  10  
American Goldfinch  1 
 House Sparrow  X   

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From Kathy Toomey:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Mar 23, 2014 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein 45 species

Canada Goose X 
Mute Swan 6 
Wood Duck 11 
Mallard 22 
Northern Shoveler 20 
Ring-necked Duck 7 
Hooded Merganser 2 
Common Merganser 5 Continuing 
Red-breasted Merganser 3 
Ruddy Duck 26 
Red-necked Grebe 1 Continuing 
American Coot 7 
Ring-billed Gull 80 
Herring Gull 11 
Great Black-backed Gull 4 
Mourning Dove 8 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
 Downy Woodpecker 6 
Hairy Woodpecker 1 
Eastern Phoebe 3 Two in ravine, one in the Lullwater 
Blue Jay 10 
American Crow 2 
Black-capped Chickadee 5 
Tufted Titmouse 1 
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 
Brown Creeper 4 
Carolina Wren 2 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 In the Ravine 
Hermit Thrush 1 
American Robin 50 
European Starling X 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Possibly two, near Terrace Bridge 
Eastern Towhee 1 Female, near Three Arches Bridge 
Fox Sparrow 3 
Song Sparrow 15 
White-throated Sparrow 20 
Dark-eyed Junco 25 Many in the Ravine 
Northern Cardinal 12 
Red-winged Blackbird 10 
Rusty Blackbird 2 Continuing, walking along the edge of the stream coming out of the Three Arches Bridge 
Common Grackle X 
House Finch 9 
American Goldfinch 8 
House Sparrow X


Sean Sime post

Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:56 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Sean Sime" 

Just a few additional sightings from the park this afternoon worth mentioning.

5 Phoebes (4 in view at once near the outflow of the Lullwater (opposite the peninsula). Two birds were fighting to use a buoy in the water as a perch. 4 Rusty Blackbirds continue near the Nethermead Arches and are very vocal now. 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet was just above the Nethermead Arches. 3 Brown Creeper in various locations. 1 Merlin perched overlooking Nethermead. 18 Wood Duck on the pools. Good Birding, Sean Sime Brooklyn, NY