The YBCHAT was seen behind the Wellhouse, the latest destination after the first spot over a month ago along Breeze Hill, finally "moving out" to this latest spot.The dense weedy slope is fit for this bird. Later , in the Midwood north section, high in the sweetgum, a COMMON REDPOLL was sighted , Peter Colen observing the bird with Kathy and Emily.
On the lake, a second RED-BREASTED MERGANSER has joined with the other hen that's been around for longer. 76 RUDDY DUCKS ,175 + NORTHERN SHOVELER , 3 HOODED MERGANSER and hen BUFFLEHEAD are still gracing the waters of Prospect Lake.
date = 2012/12/23 site = Prospect Park observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein Double-crested Cormorant Northern Shoveler Canada Goose Ruddy Duck Mallard Red-tailed Hawk American Coot Ring-billed Gull Mourning Dove Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Red-bellied Woodpecker Blue Jay Tufted Titmouse Black-capped Chickadee Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch Winter Wren Carolina Wren Northern Mockingbird Yellow-breasted Chat behind the Wellhouse, at about 9:15 in the am White-throated Sparrow Song Sparrow Fox Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Northern Cardinal Pine Siskin House Finch Common Redpoll in sweetgums on the path that enters the lower Midwood, across from zoo (with Peter Colen) American Goldfinch House Sparrow
Redpoll photo from Peter Colen http://www.petercolenphotography.com/WinterWrens/Cardinal-Sparrows-Finches/20460917_jkpvT7#!i=2287268952&k=T9HNn9G