Monday, June 2, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jun 2, 2014

-----Original Message-----
From: ticornis@
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 1:07 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jun 2, 2014

Peter:  June 2nd, was probably the last day for migration.  I saw only 3 sps of warblers, 2 of them probably breeding in the park (COYE & YEWA), the 3rd one, AMRE, was on its way north.  An unidentified Cuckoo flew over the cove, Lullwater. But there is always hope that a rarity visits the park in the next days.

From RafĂ el

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Jun 2, 2014 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 kilometer(s)
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  10
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  2
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2    pair, Upper Pool.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1    Lower Lullwater
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1    Lower Lullwater
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  4    All along the Lullwater
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1    near Music Pagoda, chased away by RWBL & COGR.
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1    near the peninsula tip
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  1    Lake
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Coccyzus sp. (Coccyzus sp.)  1    one individual flew over the cove (Lullwater), could be either sps of Coccyzus
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1    Lullwater
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  5
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  6
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  1    near the Upper Pool
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1    Midwood, female
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1    Lullwater, near the cove
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  3    all males, Lookout Hill
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!