Friday, January 17, 2014


From Rafael
This was the 2nd and last visit of Mariana to Prospect Park. She is leaving today back to Costa Rica.  But Prospect was nice to visit, compare it  with our visit this past Saturday.  Nice surprises and FOYs were: Brown Creeper, Hooded Merganser, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, & Gray Catbird.

Heard only one Carolina Wren at the Midwood.  To our surprise, the feeders were empty, but of birds.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Jan 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OBSERVERS: Rafael G Campos R. & Mariana Campos Ch.
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)

29 species

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  7
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  1    male, lake
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  6    3 males, 3 females
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1    behind Music Pagoda
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1    by the Boathouse
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  10
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!