Monday, November 3, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 3, 2014

From Rafael Campos
Photos above Merlin,white throated sparrow,Purple Finch

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Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 3, 2014

Sparrows, sparrows, sparrows!!!  Amazing the numbers of Juncos & White-throateds.  Almost everywhere we walked, these 2 sps were the most numerous.
Other sps of sparrows were: Field, Song, Swamp, House, Chipping.
But raptors were winers today.  Two Merlin seen perched on the Nethermead meadow. Also Red-shouldered, Red-tailed, Sharp-shinned.  And a first for me in the Park, and adult Bald Eagle flew over Lookout Hill/Butterfly Meadow.
And only 1 sps of Warblers: Myrtle (Yellow-rumped).

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Nov 3, 2014 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Observers: Rafael G Campos, Rob Bate
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 kilometer(s)
48 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  10
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  9
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  10
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  7
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  37
Green-winged Teal (American) (Anas crecca carolinensis)  2
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  1    Upper Pool.
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  10
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  3
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  1
Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.)  1    Flew over Nethermead field.
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1    Adult, flew over Lookout Hill.
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1    Flyover ballfields.
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  42
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  5
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  30
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  15
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  5
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  4
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  2    Both perched on a tree in the Nethermead. Photos taken.
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  11
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  14
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  28
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 6
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  11
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  22
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  20
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  9

Brooklyn is great birding!!!