Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jan 3, 2015

 from Rafael Campos

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From: ticornis@
Sent: Sun, Jan 4, 2015 1:16 am
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jan 3, 2015

My first walk for the year 2015 at Prospect Park.  Nothing unusual, except for 2 Chipping Sparrows seen near the Maryland Monument, feeding along with 3 Juncos.  I took some pictures.
The feeders were more or less active, and it is worth mentioning a lonely Fox Sparrow. 
Both pools were almost frozen, and so was much of the Lullwater.  And the lake have some open water, full with waterfowl and gulls.  The Vale had the water frozen, and the activity there was mainly by White-throated Sparrows.
And the ballfields, were packed with Canada Geese, over 100+ individuals.
By noon, the first snow flakes started to fall, and I went home.  

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Jan 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
31 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  11
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  10
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  10
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  34
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  2    Maryland Monument meadow. The 2 individuals were feeding along with 3 Juncos.  Photos taken.
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  8
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  6

Brooklyn is great birding!!!