Monday, March 31, 2014

Wintry like gloomy day

The weather remains gloomy and cold, but the RED-NECKED GREBE remains on Prospect Lake. Solitary in the lake middle, most times it sleeps but occasionally pops its head out. Guess its that cold.

On the lake perimeter , 52 RUDDY DUCKS, 2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, & 9 HOODED Mergansers are filling those areas.

The Binnen Pool has some new visitors, species I haven't seen awhile at that spot in a long time. A pair of WOOD DUCK snuck under the Silky Dogwood bush branches hanging over the shoreline.The ducks are sharing the area with a BLUE JAY, & several COMMON GRACKLES.

Over at Upper Pool, I saw on the island 9 WOOD DUCKS as I passed by in my work vehicle.

Some early spring passerines I saw this morning as well . Upon entering the park entrance at 16th street, a HERMIT THRUSH popped up upon a branch. EASTERN PHOEBES alighted on phragmite reeds at the north lake shore; one more at the Midwood.

I forgot to mention that on Friday (3/21) , at the pink Peninsula beach, an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was hiding in a fallen limb at the fence line.

Hoping for warmer weather soon.....



Report from Bobbi Manian

Hi Peter,

Good seeing you today.  Hope the new fencing helps!!

Here is my list from Greenwood. I did not see anything new but once the sun came out the birds that were there got very active. Of note I passed by all four lakes but did not see the redheads. I did not see the redheaded woodpeckers either but I didn't bird in the areas where I have previously seen them


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Begin forwarded message:
Date: March 31, 2014 at 2:16:12 PM EDT
To: bobbi.manian@
Subject: eBird Report - Green-Wood Cemetery, Mar 31, 2014
Green-Wood Cemetery, Kings, US-NY
Mar 31, 2014 11:40 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1
16 species

Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  8
Monk Parakeet  4
Eastern Phoebe  5
Blue Jay  6
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  200
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  21
White-throated Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  17
Northern Cardinal  4

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (