Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 13, 2014

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From: ticornis@
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Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 13, 2014

Despite the strong winds, overcast skies, and little rain; my visit this morning to PP was a complety surprise.
10 sps of warblers, 6 out of them seen in ±5 minutes in the Peninsula (between the "pink beach" & lampost J127).
Other notables were Great Crested Flycatcher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Chimney Swift, Northern Shoveler.
I spent 4 hrs, but the "hot spot" was the Peninsula.  The rest of the areas visited were so lacking of bird activity. 
Also saw 2 raccoons in the Peninsula, sleeping.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Sep 13, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Observer: Rafael G. Campos R.
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 kilometer(s)
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  2
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1    Upper pool, mobbed by jays.
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2    Flying above Lookout Hill.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1    Flying over Lullwater, towards Terrace Bridge.
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1    Lullwater cove.
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  1    Peninsula
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1    Peninsula
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1    Peninsula.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  9
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1    near Lullwater cove.
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  2    edge of Upper Pool, near the waterfall.
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1    Peninsula (bet. pink beach & lampost J127).
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1    Near Endale Arch.
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1    Peninsula (Bet. pink beach & lampost J127).
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  2    Peninsula (bet. pink beach & lampost J127).

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1    Peninsula (bet pink beach & lampost J127).
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1    Male. Vale of Cashmere.
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)  1    Peninsula (bet. pink beach & lampost J127).
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1    Peninsula (Bet. pink beach & lampost J127

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)  1    Peninsula.
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2    Peninsula.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!