Friday, January 1, 2016

Birds of New Years Day

from Karen Ohearn, from informal walk group in Prospect Park Here's the list of the birds seen by a group of about 10 of us in Prospect Park today. best, karen Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 125 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 6 American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 3 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 32 Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 287 Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 2 Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 31 Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1 Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 1 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 200 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 12 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 25 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 7 Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 3 Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1 Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 2 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 450 Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 4 White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 8 Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 1 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) 3 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 45