Thursday, April 24, 2014

The stiff north wind ;Prospect Park

Still plagued by a stiff north wind that  is keeping at bay any new migrant numbers, we have to contend with whats here or a few hardy birds that did come thru.

Three BLUE-WINGED TEAL remain of the six yesterday, the rare duck at the shoreline of the Lullwater cove, best seen from the Rustic Arbor. I was lucky they stayed overnight after yesterday's attempt. Th SNOW GOOSE also stayed overnight, seen at West Island. Also staying very generously  for at least a week, the WORM EATING WARBLER at Lower /Upper Pool back path as attested by the Brooklyn Bird Club Thursday walk .

New birds were reported BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER (Ed Crowne) , BLACK&WHITE WARBLER and 7 SAVANNAH SPARROWS along the shore Lakeside Rink towards the south side ( Sean Sime), NORTHERN PARULA WARBLER & CHIPPING SPARROW also noted.

More later...this is a lunchtime report.


Keir Randall

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Apr 24, 2014 6:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

46 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 1 Continuing on the lake near West Island at 6.20am

Canada Goose 2

Mute Swan 5

Wood Duck 3

Mallard 5

Double-crested Cormorant 19 5 on lake, 14 in flyover

Great Egret 3

Green Heron 1

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Herring Gull 12

Mourning Dove 5

Chimney Swift 2

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2

Blue-headed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 6

American Crow 1

Tree Swallow 2

Barn Swallow 3

swallow sp. 1 Probably a NRWS but might have been a Bank

Black-capped Chickadee 2

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5

Hermit Thrush 3

American Robin 60

European Starling 30

Northern Waterthrush 1 At Lower Pool back gate, thanks to Bobbi and BBC group.

Northern Parula 1 Singing near cove at Lullwater west.

Palm Warbler (Yellow) 9

Pine Warbler 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 25

Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Lullwater west cove, thanks to Ed Crowne.

Chipping Sparrow 5

Song Sparrow 3

White-throated Sparrow 3

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 1

Northern Cardinal 7

Red-winged Blackbird 8

Common Grackle 12

Brown-headed Cowbird 6

American Goldfinch 2

House Sparrow 2

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Adam Welz

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Apr 24, 2014 6:45 AM - 10:45 AM Protocol: Traveling 4.0 kilometer(s) Comments:     Clear, light wind, Parkside to Lullwater to Lookout to Pools, back to Lullwater & Peninsula and out. 51 species Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  4 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)  3     Lullwater opposite Rustic Arbor. Seen by many observers. Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  1 Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  15     1 on Lake, others overflying Great Egret (Ardea alba)  4 Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1 Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  2 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  X Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  X Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  5 Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1 Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)  6 White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1 Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  2 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  6 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  4 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1 House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1 Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  10 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  6 Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  2 American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)  1 Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1     my f o s. Possibly f o s for Park? Lullwater Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1 Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  8 Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  5 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  32 Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  5 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  5 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X View this checklist online at This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (