Reports from Prospect tell another story with the WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS. Apparently , after a few days in the Vale Cashmere sweetgum, some splintered off and bathe and drank in the Ambergill Creek , on the south side of the Esdale Bridge as reported by Mike Elliot.I am told the Xbills were at eye level offering excellent views.
The feeders are pretty active, with the usual host of winter species but enhanced by resident PINE SISKINs. One astute observer brought up the possibility one Pine Siskin with very bright yellow in its primaries might be a green -morphed Pine Siskin . See the following link about this occurrence . I'll keep you posted on this possibility..Photos are welcomed, sent to me.
But new to the feeders 2012-2013 is RUSTY BLACKBIRD ( as reported by Mike Elliot)
Other noted observation : Pair of Eastern Bluebirds and 6 Cedar Waxwings seen by upper pool (portion closest to ravine), feeding on berries . AMERICAN TREE SPARROW is a good bird to see , coming in as a typically late sparrow species
A note from Rafael:
KB Note : don't forget today Cyber Monday you can get the Empire Pass for $40.00 ..I got mine already ..its $40.00
here's a list for just Long Island parks that require Car lot admission fee in 2013
See the previous post for details below