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Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Oct 14, 2014

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From: Rafael Guillermo Camp
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Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Oct 14, 2014

The Blue Grosbeak (probably a female) spotted around ±11:30 am, was the best bird.  The number of warblers were down to 3 sps: Yellowthroat, Palm, & Myrtle.
Other surprises were 3 Peregrines Falcons, 1 Merlin.  And one of the highest counts for Wood Ducks, I counted 19 at the Upper Pool, 2 at the Cove/Lullwater.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Oct 14, 2014 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
37 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  9
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  4
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  21
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  2
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  4
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2    Flyover Nethermead.
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  10
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  X
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  3    1 seen flying over the ballfields, missing some feathers on its right wing.  Around noon, another individual flew over the ballfields, and around 1:15 pm, another one flew over the Long Meadow.
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  5
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1    Vale.
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  1

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2    pair, along the Lullwater path.
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1    Upper Pool meadow.
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1    Upper pool meadow.
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  7
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  1    Probably a female, heard first.  The bird was brownish with prominent wing bars, and in one ocassion I saw it raising its crest.  Also noticed the "grosbeak" type beak.  I tried to take some pictures, but no luck. Upper Pool Meadow.
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  6
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  20
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!