Friday, January 8, 2016

Prospect report from Rafael

More Details 1 of 79 Nice day to visit the Park. Best bird was a lonely Grey Catbird seen near the "green containers". No signs of the BHGU, PABU, or OCWA. The lake was semi-frozen, and many species of birds were on the W side where was a opening.

See pictures below. Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, US Jan 8, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM Observer: Rafael G Campos R Protocol: Traveling 3.2 kilometer(s) Comments: Most of the water of the Upper & Lower Pool was frozen. The same for the Lullwater, and most of the lake. 29 species Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 40 includes one with a neck band (orange with white letters, code Y3T4). Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 14 American Wigeon (Anas americana) 1 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 38 Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 42 Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 2 Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 22 Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 seen by the feeders of Breezy Hill. American Coot (Fulica americana) 11 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 64 Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) 32 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 6 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 12 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 6 Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 8 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 Seen by the green containers, near the Well House. Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 16 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) 6 White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 19 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 3 Brooklyn is great birding!!!