Friday, March 14, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 14, 2014

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From: Rafael Guillermo Campos-Ramírez
Date: 3/14/2014 4:25 PM
To: Peter Dorosh;
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 14, 2014
The best of the day was 4 Killdeers.  The 1st one flushed by a dog at the Peninsula meadow.  The other 3 seen near the Picnic House.  Photos taken.  See them at:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Mar 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Observers: Rafael G Campos & Kathleen Toomey
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 kilometer(s)
38 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  3
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  7    Lower pool.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  7
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  2    Male & female: Lake
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  1
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  10
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  4    One flushed by a dog at the Peninsula meadow.  Three more seen among a large flock of robins, near the Picnic House. Photos taken.
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  23
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1    Same individual reported before, Nethermead Arches
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  13
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  11
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  15
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  10
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)  3    thre individuals forraging on the ground, along with a large flock of Common Grackles; near Nethermead arches.
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  9
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!
(previous day clip art icons  Loggerhead Shrike, Burrowing owl)