Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fwd: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 27, 2015

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Sent: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 3:21 pm
Subject: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 27, 2015

Another unusual day in the Park.  The activity was quite slow, but some surprises came along during my walk today.

First, I tallied 9 sps of Warblers (See list below).  Their numbers are in the 1s, and of course, the number of sps are down, too.

But other sps of birds are making their "goodbye" to the park, like Red-eyed Vireo, and the thrushes ( I did not see 1 sps today).

But the most welcome one, was a single individual of a Rusty Blackbird, vocalizing on top of a tree between Upper & Lower Pools. Also a Towhee on the Ravine made the day.

Brooklyn is great birding!!

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, US
Sep 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Observer: Rafael G Campos R
Protocol: Traveling
4.2 kilometer(s)
35 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  4
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  6
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  6
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  6
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  7
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  8
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  
2Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  7
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  3
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  9
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  16

For more pictures go to:

Brooklyn is great birding!!!

Pictures: L-R; 1-Great Blue Heron & Canada Goose; 2-Red-bellied Woodpecker; 3-Northern Parula