Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 20, 2014

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From: ticornis@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 12:26 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 20, 2014

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Apr 20, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:    No much activity, but at least 3 sps of warblers were present.  FOY today was 1 Chimney Swift who over the Peninsula meadow.  Around the lake, 3 sps of Swallows were recorded. Sunny, open skies, ±12°Celsius.
37 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  5
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2    One pair seen on the Upper Pool, and later they moved to the Lower Pool.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  1    male, lake
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  10
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1    Lower Lullwater
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1    Upper Lullwater
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1    By the Peninsula Meadow
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  2    flying over the lake
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  4    flying over the lake
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  6    flying over the lake
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1    FOS.  Rick's place, seen going into the lamppost that have used as a nesting site in the previous years.
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  42
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  1    Terrace Bridge
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  2    Terrace Bridge
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  3    Terrace Bridge, & Upper Pool

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  5
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  8
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2    One of the 2, seen carrying nesting material
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  2    females, Nethermead
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1    Vale.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!!!