Friday, May 5, 2017

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 4, 2017

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From: "Rafael Guillermo Campos-Ramírez" <>
Date: May 5, 2017 3:44 PM
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 4, 2017
To: "Peter Dorosh" <>


Here is the list of the birds recorded today on the BBC walk.  We really had a great time.  By the time we started, around 24 birdwatchers were present.  By 1220 hrs, I called for go home.

Our 2 best ones were a male Hooded Warbler, seen behind the Upper Pool.  Later we had the tweet of the Cerulean observed in the early hours at Lookout Hill, spotted by Ed Crowne.  Later Ed joined us, and we were very lucky, thanks to Ed, to relocated this beautiful male warbler.  All the participants at this point, saw it, and heard his voice.

Attached are some pics taken of the participants looking at the CEWA.

Have a great day:
    Rafa Campos R

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, US
May 4, 2017 7:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.94 kilometer(s)
Comments:    Today I led a group of about 24 avid birders on the BBC Thursday Bird Walk.  The 2 highligths were, both males: Hooded & Cerulean Warblers.  Clear skies, a little chilly, and windy at the end of the walk.
65 species

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)  2    Continuing on the lake.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  10
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  3
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  6
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  4
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  3
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  2
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  4
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  2
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  8
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  1
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  18
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  6
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  3
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)  1    Heard. Lookout Hill.
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  7
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)  1    Seen near the Upper Pool.
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  3
Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)  1    Male. Found early by Ed Crowne at Lookout Hill.  We relocated the bird around 10 am.  Multiple observers & photos.
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  6
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  4
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  6
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  8
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)  4    all males.
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  2
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  2    nearthe Upper Pool falls.
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  4
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  2
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  11
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  3

Brooklyn is great birding!!!