Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Oct 21, 2014

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From: ticornis@yahoo.com
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Sent: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:33 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Oct 21, 2014

Sparrow's day!!! With great hopes to find the Grasshopper Sparrow seen yesterday at the Peninsula, I left around 8:30 am to the Park.  My first group of sparrows was around the North Woods, large numbers of White-throated were seen forraging.  This sps was very abundant, almost everywhere I went.  At the Peninsula, I joined forces with K. Tommey, and together we saw the Lincoln's Sparrow  (see pictures). Other sparrows seen in the same area were Swamp, White-crowned, Song, Junco, Chipping, House, White-throated.  And warblers, too.  The most unusual was a female look-alike of Wilson's.  Also we saw Myrtle, Palm, & Yellowthroat.
No luck with the Grasshopper.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Oct 21, 2014 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 kilometer(s)
47 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  8
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  6
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  6
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  1    Upper Pool.
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  7
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  5
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  3
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  10
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  15
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  10
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2    Peninsula.
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  2    Peninsula.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  1    Peninsula.
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1    Lullwater Cove.
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)  1    female look-alike.  Undertail coverts dark; the crown was barely seen, kind of green-olive color. Peninsula. Observer by 2 other birders.

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  8
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)  1    Peninsula.
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Eastern) (Zonotrichia leucophrys leucophrys)  2    Peninsula.

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Brooklyn is great birding!!!!