Monday, November 26, 2012

Prospect Yellow- breasted Chat

 South Breeze Hill is "home " to a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT  for the past week, first spotted by Chellie, continues into today , after a second sighting yesterday , confirmed today as well. At last report, its frequenting the south slope of Breeze Hill, mostly near the Terrace Bridge. Best bet for viewing is the "sinking" road from the bridge, towards the rink. The bird was originally reported on the dirt berms on the hill. Below are two reports , one by Ebirds Yahoo listserve, second via text message


Prospect Park, Chat and Rusty Blackbird Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:26 pm (PST) .
Posted by: "Anne" towhee2 Sunday, November 25, 2012 at about 1:00PM,

 Miriam Rakowski spotted a Chat on the south slope of Breeze Hill. Then Edith, Anne, Miriam and

Louise saw a Rusty Blackbird on the south slope of Breeze Hill.

reported by Anne Lazarus.

Text today 11/26

FWD: @robsbate: YB Chat breeze hill side of terrace bridge


Also another Ebird post noted WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS & AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. see the report below by Peter Colen and photo link

White-winged Crossbills and Tree Sparrow....Prospect Park Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:50 pm (PST) .

 Posted by: "Peter" pcolen I spent many hours scouring the park for the elusive crossbills and finally in a Sweet Gum tree very high I saw them today at the Vale of Cashmere.

I was getting ready to leave the park and I was with a group of people. We had a great look at a flock of crossbills who came down to drink, eat, perhaps bath. They left as quickly as they appeared.

There were quite a few winter birds out including a Ringnecked Duck spotted by Rusty.

Here are pictures of White-winged Crossbills and an American Tree Sparrow from today:!i=2236715541&k=hg2f5nQ