Friday, December 28, 2012

December 28th postings GWC; PP YBCHAT

Reported in Greenwood Cemetery, a flock of WHITE WINGED CROSSBILLS at South wood and Vista Avenues (Orrin Tilevitz);also EASTERN BLUEBIRD on Forest Avenue
Posted on Ebirds Yahoo Listserve Prospect park chat Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:51 am (PST) . Posted by: "zach schwartz-weinstein" zachsw@ At about 9:30 this morning, I saw a chat fly from the fenced-in weedy area across the street from the peninsula north into the trees just west of the terrace bridge, where it perched for about 30 seconds before I lost it. Have not refound. The bird had spectacles, a bright yellow breast and throat. Undertail coverts were whitish.

date = 2012/12/28
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey and Emily Goldstein

White-winged Crossbills         in the Vale, with Isabel Conte
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Shoveler
Canada Goose
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren heard
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Yellow-breasted Chat            seen by Edith G. (not us) in woods
between Wellhouse and Maryland Monument
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow          on path above the Wellhouse
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Towhee        heard
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird        female, at feeders
Pine Siskin
House Finch
Common Redpoll             in sweetgums near the Dongan Oak monument,
also with Isabel
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

And last Sunday, I forgot to mention, we saw the European Goldfinch
feeding high up in a sweetgum trees with goldfinches and redpolls