Friday, July 18, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 18, 2014

-----Original Message-----
From: ticornis
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 1:38 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 18, 2014

Peter: A short walk around the Park, with a new experience.  A inmature Red-tailed Hawk, around Quaker Hill taking a thermal, was mobbed by 1 Laughing Gull.  Never seen this kind of behavior from this sps of gull towards a raptor.  Other sps worth mentioning were the 2 sps of Orioles.
Brooklyn is great birding!!

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Jul 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 kilometer(s)
30 species

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  3
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2    juvenals, Upper Pool.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1    1 inmature seen near the Quaker Hill taking a thermal, was mobbed by 1 Laughing Gull.
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  4
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  15
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  12
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  9
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  6
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  2
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  14

Brooklyn is great birding!!!