BBC: G-W

Great turn-out for this morning’s Brooklyn Bird Club walk in Green-Wood. A dozen birders and 32 bird species.
We had great views of bright, vocalizing Pine warblers, the first I’ve seen of the year; Cedar Waxwings hawking right in front of us; a male Kestrel plucking what looked like a sparrow; six Fish Crows harrying a Red-tail; and a brief Merlin appearance at Crescent Water, which was the most active spot of the morning.

It was cold to begin with, but warmed up as a spring should as the sun climbed. It sure felt like spring with the Phoebes and Pines singing.

All da boids:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk (3x, perhaps the same juvenile bird)
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker (a very Flickery morning)
Kestrel
Merlin
Monk Parakeet
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Field Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow

2 Responses to “BBC: G-W”


  1. 1 Monica Murphy March 27, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Always enjoy morning coffee with you, Matthew.
    The list is quite impressive; many of my favorites, up here in the Finger Lakes region.
    Wish I could’ve been there too.

    • 2 mthew March 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you, Monica, it was a lovely morning. We saw more than I expected, based on a brief scouting a few days earlier, but this the time of year there’s something new everyday.


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