Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Windy windy

Gusty winds buffeted Prospect Lake birds, particularly the steady as it goes RED-NECKED GREBE.After a morning report, the grebe was moving all around the lake this afternoon.A lone drake COMMON MERGANSER,at least 15 HOODED MERGANSERS and the remaining 17 NORTHERN SHOVELERS round out the wind battered bunch. There was a DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANT that flew in, in very nice breeding plumage, and two crested tufts.

One SWAMP SPARROW stayed within the protective cover of phragmites across from the Lamppost 249 tables,while 3 SONG SPARROWS elected to stay out in the open.

The breeding plumaged female RUSTY BLACKBIRD worked the Binnen Creek,seen well from atop Nethermead Bridge.

Hold down the hatches,its very windy out there.

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Mar 26, 2014 Protocol: Incidental 15 species

All Lake otherwise noted

Canada Goose 35
 Mute Swan 6
 Northern Shoveler 17
 Ring-necked Duck 1
Hooded Merganser 15
 Common Merganser 1
 Ruddy Duck 21
Red-necked Grebe 1
 Double-crested Cormorant 1
 Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Rusty Blackbird 1 Binnen creek 3 arches
Common Grackle 10
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (