On a day shortened and impacted by rainy ( where's the snow as promised ??) weather, the walk was sort of short as Mary and I ventured out to look for redpolls. None seen but two WINTER WRENS ( good for Winter Prospect) were see, one along the East Drive border of the Midwood, and the other above the Vale Cashmere. Also to add in , is CAROLINA WREN in the area above the Boathouse. So, good to know when ( I didn't use Wren) to see good birds for a soso day..well better saying "lousy").
ON the lake, I didn't check it out too carefully despite some ice along the shores that gulls were resting on. I was intending to go back and check but the lack of a waterproof coat sent me seeking shelter earlier than usual .But 6 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTs is notable while a GREAT BLUE HERON kept a lonely sentinel at Three Sisters.
Feeders had the usuals but seed and suet is disappearing quite fast.Nothing to do about it till I get back to work after a week off..
Prospect Park--Feeders, Kings, US-NY Dec 29, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Protocol: Stationary 13 species Mourning Dove X Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Blue Jay 1 Black-capped Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 White-throated Sparrow X Northern Cardinal 1 Red-winged Blackbird 2 House Finch 11 Pine Siskin 2 American Goldfinch 8 House Sparrow X
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Dec 29, 2012 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) 11 species Mute Swan 9 lake Mallard X Northern Shoveler X Ruddy Duck X Double-crested Cormorant 6 Great Blue Heron 1 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Winter Wren 2 Carolina Wren 1 White-throated Sparrow 45 Northern Cardinal X View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S124113
Observers Peter D Mary E.