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Checklist S15566911

 
Location
Prospect Park, Kings County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug Gochfeld
Comments:
N/A
Species
38 species (+2 other taxa) total
55
Canada Goose
6
Mute Swan
50
Northern Shoveler
2
Gadwall
70
Mallard
1
American Black Duck
1
Mallard/American Black Duck
31
Ruddy Duck
25
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5
Mourning Dove
6
American Coot (Red-shielded)
1
Pectoral Sandpiper

*Rare in Brooklyn, especially this late. **Accidental in Prospect Park.
Calling flyby over Terrace Bridge, heading towards Nethermead (kind of cutting through the path between Lookout and the Lullwater). First picked out by its typical flight call (which I've heard A LOT elsehwere over the last couple of months) and then heard more and seen well, pretty close and low. Very strange and unexpected. Called Sean who was in that direction, but he had just left the park.
My first for Prospect Park, and only ~5th record in the park's history.

4
Ring-billed Gull
12
Herring Gull (American)
3
Larus sp.
2
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-headed Woodpecker

*Rare.
Nice looking fresh juvenile continuing (first found yesterday) at the Picnic House. Caching acorns. Maybe it'll stay a while. This was the impetus for my walk through the park. Brooklyn Lifer.

4
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker
15
Blue Jay
3
Winter Wren

Above Nethermead Arches, calling from Lookout between Nethermead and Maryland Monument, and seen briefly at the shipping container at the south slope of Lookout (the latter bird got followed into the vegetation by a feral cat that looks like one I've seen at this location previously).

1
Carolina Wren

Heard only.

7
Golden-crowned Kinglet
15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Possibly an under-count.

11
Eastern Bluebird

Good count (possibly my personal highest in the Park).
5 on Long Meadow (at least 2 near Picnic House, 3 more farther to the south, adjacent the middle of the Pools), 5 low calling southbound flyovers over Nethermead, 1 perched on the south slope of Lookout, between J249 and the Wellhouse.

42
Hermit Thrush

*Fairly high count given the not huge expenditure of effort.
Ubiquitous throughout and counted fairly accurately by ones.

45
American Robin
55
European Starling
2
American Goldfinch
2
Chipping Sparrow
45
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
30
White-throated Sparrow
2
Savannah Sparrow

Peninsula Meadow.

16
Song Sparrow
5
Swamp Sparrow
2
Northern Cardinal
60
House Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes