Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park bird list today



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------ Original Message ------
From: Adam Welz
Date: 6/7/2014 12:40 PM
To: Tom Stephenson;Peter Dorosh;Stanley Greenberg;Steve Nanz;;Keir Randall;
Subject: Prospect Park bird list today


Walked across the park this morn. Not very birdy, though lots of peewees about, which I found interesting. One late Redstart, a female near Terrace Bridge.



Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Jun 6, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     Sunny. From Parkside entrance to Lookout to Pools through Midwood & Vale and out.
35 species

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  1
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2     Ambergill
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  20     approx count
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  4     All heard singing, two of which were seen. One near 'new islands', two on Lookout, one in Midwood.
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  4
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  3     pair feeding 3 young at nest near Terrace Bridge, another adult seen later
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  15     conservative estimate. Near new islands.
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1     singing
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  4     singing
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  6
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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