Friday, February 27, 2015

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Feb 27, 2015

Note COMMON REDPOLL at lamppost 249 ( Well house drive)

-----Original Message-----
From: ticornis  Rafael Campos
Sent: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:32 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Feb 27, 2015

Peter:  A little over a month has passed since I visited the park.  Today most of the park looked like a ghost town.  Upper & lower pools frozen, and lake had only a little section of open water, where all the action was.
My best bird was a single individual of Common Redpoll (photos taken) feeding near lamppost 49.
Other species worth to mention are: Common & Red-breasted Mergansers, Fox Sparrow.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Feb 27, 2015 10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  8
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  8
Common Merganser (North American) (Mergus merganser americanus)  3    2 males, 1 female. Photos taken. Lake.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  1
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  3
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  5
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  5
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  12
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  7
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  10
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  8
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)  1    single individual observed feeding near lamppost 49. Visible the yellow bill, red crowned. Photos taken.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  20

Brooklyn is great birding, despite the cold!!