Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Mar 26, 2017

Results of today's Brooklyn bird club walk.thx to Ryan submitting list. 

Ed crowne led Prospect walk

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From: Ryan Goldberg <>
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Sent: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 01:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Mar 26, 2017

Here's my list, Peter. We saw a few extra birds after we left the group: the second swamp sparrow on the west shore of the lake, and the Kestrel picking off a house sparrow at Park Circle!

51 species...not bad.

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Date: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 1:36 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Mar 26, 2017

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Mar 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC "Spring Awakenings" walk led by Ed Crowne. Cold, cloudy, high 30s. Still a very good day. Started at Bartel-Pritchard, to the Pools, Ravine, Nethermead, Lullwater, Peninsula. Left at noon with the group still to visit Lookout. High number of eastern phoebe and golden-crowned kinglet.
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  80
Mute Swan  8
Wood Duck  12     Two pairs in a tree at one point. Chased onto the Upper Pool by a Cooper's hawk.
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  35
Northern Shoveler  28
Ring-necked Duck  1     Drake near Peninsula point.
Bufflehead  2     Drake and hen.
Red-breasted Merganser  1     Drake.
Ruddy Duck  40
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2     One perched on the railing of the Pavilion theatre.
Buteo sp.  1     Flying very high near Bartel-Pritchard entrance. Group leaned toward red-shouldered; it flitted its wings in place often, tail was long, wings seemed pulled forward. But too far to positively ID.
American Coot  12
Ring-billed Gull  70
Herring Gull  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  4     All on the ballfields with a large flock of robin.
American Kestrel  1     Seen perched on a water tower across from Park Circle as we were leaving the park. Took flight and picked off a house sparrow in midair, and returned to an antenna atop an adjacent apartment building.
Merlin  1     Perched near Tennis House overlooking the ballfields.
Eastern Phoebe  7
Blue Jay  4
Black-capped Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  8
Brown Creeper  3     A pair together on the Peninsula, and the other on the ballfields perimeter.
Winter Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  10
American Robin  35
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  X
Pine Warbler  2     Together outside the first ballfield when entering at Bartel-Pritchard.
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-throated Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  14
Swamp Sparrow  2     Peninsula meadow on the lake and west shore of lake.
Northern Cardinal  9
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
American Goldfinch  2
European Goldfinch  1     Heard at the feeders.
House Sparrow  14