Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19th Prospect

Some interesting bird notes:

Mike Corzine reports BLACK & WHITE WARBLER still present , seen 3:15 this afternoon, this tough warbler setting longevity records with its prolonged stay into late fall ( it's not winter yet , until this Thursday  ) and resilient survival. The female warbler was seen on the east side of the Binnen Pool, which is the bridle trail side. Binnen Pool is the first pond south of the Nethermead (3 arches) Bridge.


After a very notable absence Christmas Count Day, 39 NORTHERN SHOVELERS appeared, a flock in the northwest corner of Prospect Lake with 3 PIED-BILLED GREBEs. Its an end of an era , after 2 decades of a forceful presence--at one time over 680 Shovelers on one count day in Prospect--as the streak ends.... BAH HUMBUG !


One of my feeders was knocked off its perch, NO DOUBT , obviously caused by a "superman" jumping jacks Squirrel from I presumed one of the poles holding up the feeders. BAH HUMBUG!  ( send me a note if u see one 's tactics so I can improvise)


A report from Kathy Toomey from yesterday:

NYC Bird Report

date = 2011/12/19

site = Prospect Park

observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Northern Shoveler

Canada Goose

Ruddy Duck

Mute Swan


American Coot

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Tufted Titmouse

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Carolina Wren

White-throated Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

House Sparrow