Thursday, April 21, 2016

Warm slow day , hot time in Ricks Place

Sandwiching time around a midmorning dentist appointment, there wasn't much excitement to report birding wise in sunny day Prospect.The best excitement aside from personal first of season warblers was a pair of Flickers making out at Ricks Place.

After  my dental appointment on "sick time" so that my mouth numbness could subside in time and not during working, I took a slow walk around the Ravine and Midwood. I picked up seeing BLACK & WHITE WARBLER along the Midwood bridle trail, then the NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH ( also reported earlier by Mike Yuan) at the Lower Pool.Above Rocky Pass, a hard to see high up BLUE HEADED VIREO worked the blooming Red Maple.

An eventual stop at Ricks Place provided me some intrigue. One NORTHERN FLICKER  chased another and on the branch above the bridle trail, the male did its thing, copulating a few times atop the female. It happened so fast , maybe two seconds tops. ( That's fast !)

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Apr 21, 2016
Protocol: Incidental
19 species

Canada Goose  X
Wood Duck  2     Upper Pool island
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  X
Belted Kingfisher  1     Ambergill pool
Northern Flicker  2     Ricks Place
Blue-headed Vireo  1     Rocky Pass
Blue Jay  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Northern Waterthrush  1     Lower Pool left shore from back gate
Black-and-white Warbler  1     Midwood Bridle trail
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
White-throated Sparrow  X
Common Grackle  X
House Sparrow  X

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