I received Alex Wilson's report tonight which WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported , seen bathing at the Vale of Cashmere.
Today's listing of RED CROSSBILL, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL and EVENING GROSBEAK species represents likely a historic day, likely the first time or at the very least extremely rare for all three winter finches seen the same day in Prospect. Prospect is hot!
From Alex Wilson:
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Nov 21, 2012
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NYNov 21, 201253 species (+1 other taxa)Canada Goose 85Mute Swan 11American Black Duck 2Mallard 60American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 2Northern Shoveler 150Bufflehead 2 (Hens.)Hooded Merganser 2 (Drake & hen.)Ruddy Duck 40Pied-billed Grebe 3Double-crested Cormorant 2Great Blue Heron 4Red-tailed Hawk 2American Coot 15Ring-billed Gull 150Herring Gull 50Great Black-backed Gull 3Rock Pigeon 50Mourning Dove 30Belted Kingfisher 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 6Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1Downy Woodpecker 5Hairy Woodpecker 1Northern Flicker 1American Kestrel 2 (2 males, Vale.)Peregrine Falcon 1Blue Jay 30American Crow 5Black-capped Chickadee 25Tufted Titmouse 20White-breasted Nuthatch 6Carolina Wren 4Golden-crowned Kinglet 1Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1Eastern Bluebird 1 (Music Pagoda, with starlings.)Hermit Thrush 1American Robin 15European Starling 50Yellow-rumped Warbler 4Fox Sparrow 3Song Sparrow 7Swamp Sparrow 1White-throated Sparrow 50Dark-eyed Junco 20Northern Cardinal 20Red-winged Blackbird 7Purple Finch 1House Finch 20White-winged Crossbill 4 (Vale; female preening after bathing in pool, then flew up to top of Sweetgum where male and 2 more females were feeding. Photographed.)Pine Siskin 12American Goldfinch 30Evening Grosbeak 1 (Female continues at feeders. Photographed.)House Sparrow 15