Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 30, 2015

-----Original Message-----
From: Rafael Guillermo Campos-Ramírez 
Sent: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 7:36 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 30, 2015

After the early morning rains, I ventured into the Park, with the hope to see some new Spring migrants.  But no luck.  Only 1 sps of warbler, Pine.
Nothing spectacular in the Lake, except for 5 Great Blue Herons. The Common Merganser are stil there, and so the Ring-necked Ducks. At the Vale, a large flock od Cedar Waxwings.

Surprise from the ballfields!!  From a large feeding flock of Canada Geese, 2 of them had neck bands.  Both of them I have already reported to the BBL.  An history of these geese later.

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, US-NY
Mar 30, 2015 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Observer: Rafael G Campos 
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 kilometer(s)
Comments:    Overcast, cold.
40 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X    On a large forraging flock at the ballfields, I noticed 2 of them with neck bands. Orange Y3T4, & Yellow NA08. I reported them to BBL before.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  11
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  9    2 at the lake, 7 at the Upper Pool.
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  1    Hen, by the Audubon House.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  6
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  2
Common Merganser (North American) (Mergus merganser americanus)  4    Same individuals reported many times in previous reports.
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  5
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  6
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  8
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  14
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  12
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  38
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  10
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  2    1 Ravine; 1 near Audubon House near the bridge.
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  16
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  6
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  6
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  11
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  15
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  3

For photos go to: ticornis.tumblr.com

Brooklyn is great birding!!!