Saturday, December 24, 2011

Prospect Christmas Eve Dec 24th :the gathering

When growing up a child in the Wallabout section of Brooklyn --this near the Brooklyn Navy Yard and almost under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway--my mother would always come fetch me  to see the beautiful BLUE JAY in my backyard. This was big  for me, for we never get anything so "spectacular " in my nondescript yard.

So memories come back abit when this morning, I saw 5 BLUE JAYS together behind the fence at Lamppost 249 picnic tables, sort of a "gathering" as this holiday of Christmas we celebrate symbolizes, whether with friends, family or strangers. Blue Jays are spectacular birds, given its variety of bluish colors if you look close at its feathers. Its a common species but how hard are we really looking and appreciating the gift this bird represents ? For me, it never ends, the wonderment some species give with its beauty even if not a rarity.

Today , BLACK&WHITE WARBLER at the front of the Binnen Pool and COMMON GRACKLE was seen at the feeders offers the best sightings on this Xmas eve day..OH Yes !...those gorgeous Blue Jays too....

Have a wonderful holiday !

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Dec 24, 2011 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

7 species

American Coot 11

Ring-billed Gull X

Rock Pigeon X

Mourning Dove 23

Blue Jay 5

Black-and-white Warbler 1

White-throated Sparrow X

Prospect Park--Feeders, Kings, US-NY

Dec 24, 2011 11:36 AM - 11:51 AM

Protocol: Stationary

5 species

Downy Woodpecker 1

Black-capped Chickadee 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Common Grackle 1

American Goldfinch 2

Prospect Park--Prospect Lake, Kings, US-NY

Dec 24, 2011 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Protocol: Stationary

7 species

Canada Goose 45

Mute Swan X

American Black Duck 2

Mallard X

Northern Shoveler 5

Ruddy Duck 17

Pied-billed Grebe 2