Saturday, May 15, 2004


(Photo credit - Steve Nanz)

Prospect Park in a haze

A late morning walk, still feeling dizzy from the stellate nerve block. A little too hot for birds and birding but there were still some things singing and feeding.
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Prospect Park, 5/15/2004
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Great Egret (In front of Nature Center.)
Red-tailed Hawk (3 adults, 1 chick. One eating a chipmunk.)
Chimney Swift
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Above bridle path behind Pagoda.)
Eastern Kingbird (Pagoda pond.)
White-eyed Vireo (Ravine.)
Red-eyed Vireo (Several.)
House Wren (Ravine.)
Veery (Ravine.)
Wood Thrush (A few singing in Midwood & Ravine.)
Gray Catbird
Northern Parula (Several.)
Yellow Warbler (2, Ravine. 1 Pagoda.)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Ravine.)
Magnolia Warbler (Several.)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Fairly common.)
Black-throated Green Warbler (1, near Rick's Place. 1, Ravine.)
Blackburnian Warbler (Ravine.)
Prairie Warbler (Ravine.)
Blackpoll Warbler (Common to abundant.)
Black-and-white Warbler (Several.)
American Redstart (A few.)
Ovenbird (4 or 5.)
Northern Waterthrush (1, Ravine. 2, Payne Hill.)
Common Yellowthroat (Several.)
Scarlet Tanager (Female, Ravine.)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Several.)
Swamp Sparrow (Rick's Place.)
White-throated Sparrow
Common Grackle (Abundant.)
Baltimore Oriole (Several.)

Other resident species seen (or heard):
Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker (Calling in Midwood.), Blue Jay, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow

2 comments:

David McCauley said...

Rob:
I have enjoyed perusing your blog. Keep up the good work! You help us to see all that nature offers even in the confines of the metropolis.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see what is happening on the East Coast from here in Seattle. Nice blog, very informative. Look forward to checking up on the red-tailed hawk chicks in Prospect Park.

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