Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Prospect Dec 19th YB Chat , where were thou ?

Rob Jett reports the elusive YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT on the Terrace Bridge, by the shipping containers; this bird , though sought for 12/15 was a miss on the Prospect Christmas Bird Count (CBC)  despite it being present for a few weeks prior in that general area. Despite that miss, Prospect Park CBC set a new record high with 64 species with a Coopers Hawk , see the photo sent from my team member Arinna Ferrario in the previous post.

From Rob Jett,"

- At around 1:45pm today, Bobbi Manian, Eni Falci and I spotted an adult Red-shouldered Hawk flying low over the Long Meadow ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

From Keir Randall

list from this morning:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Dec 19, 2012 8:15 AM - 9:20 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: A quick walk from Lily Pond to Nethermead and Breeze Hill

27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 92 All flyovers

Mute Swan 1

Mallard 3

Northern Shoveler 8

Ruddy Duck 6

American Coot 3

Ring-billed Gull X

Herring Gull X

Mourning Dove 9

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 3

Blue Jay 4

Black-capped Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 5

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Winter Wren 1

European Starling 15

Eastern Towhee 1

Fox Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

White-throated Sparrow 18

Dark-eyed Junco 4

Northern Cardinal 4

House Finch 13

Pine Siskin 1

American Goldfinch 4

House Sparrow 15

passerine sp. 6 Back of Lily pond as viewed from Binnen Bridge. These "felt" like White-winged Crossbills flying away, to the north, but not seen well/ not heard.