Saturday, December 29, 2012

Prospect brief notes Dec 29th

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

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Observers Peter D Mary E.