Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween greetings

Results of today's birding

Post work at 330, a large flock of DARK EYED JUNCOS (220+) was seen along the whole Chain link fence of Field 1 outfield. Among them , and most unexpected was a female PURPLE FINCH that had me intrigued initially. CHIPPING SPARROWS(8 ) and a single FIELD SPARROW ( of course) among the juncos.Inside the chain link a small flock of GOLDEN CROWNED KIGLETS (7) hopping about with a single PALM WARBLER.

Over head two RED TAILED HAWKS.  At one point trying to discern the junco flock near the orange crane before anybody flushed them instead were flushed anyway by a Red tailed Hawk that perched on one of the chain link poles.  Cant complain.

Earlier in the morning Sandy Paci reported a skittish lone VESPER SPARROW at chain link that was not seen for the BBC walk.

Today's BBC bird walk at 1 pm at Well Drive Picnic Tables : results

  BBC walk group photo and list below

Raven I heard won the best costume...

From:Bobbi Manian , leading
Date: Oct 31, 2014 7:54 PM
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 31, 2014
To: "Peter Dorosh" <>

Hi Peter,

We had a good group for today's walk.  definite decline in birds from yesterday (from last night's change of winds??), but Karen picked out wigeon and green-wing teal for us on lullwater.  Lot's of sparrows and a few drones overhead as well.  

Dennis/Karen let me know if i missed anything.


On Friday, October 31, 2014 7:36 PM, "" <> wrote:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Oct 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:41 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:    BCC Halloween walk
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
American Wigeon  1
American Black Duck  X
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  21
Green-winged Teal  1
Hooded Merganser  1
Ruddy Duck  60
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  2
Merlin  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Phoebe  3    Both at same time lookout. . 3rd on ballfields
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  2
Winter Wren  2
wren sp.  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Hermit Thrush  7
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  12
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  78
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  1
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  X

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