Thursday, December 20, 2012

Prospect Dec 20th Redpolls are ba-a-a-ack

This morning the same Sweetgum tree at the south side of the Nethermead Bridge was revisited by COMMON REDPOLLs , 8 birds reported by Mike Yuan along with Dennis Hrehowsik
and Chris Elliot. It seems sporadic this species visiting that particular tree after a week's absence but worth checking more frequently ( which I did at lunch time but unsuccssfully)

See Mike's report below along with Chris's photo links

Also , while waiting in the truck at my "Propsite"nursery area ( 9th street ) a small flock landed in a locust tree,then flew to the large Sweetgum nearby; turns out they were 6 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS , 4 red males among them.

Sweetgums are IT!

Hi Peter,

Here are a couple photos of today's Redpolls in Prospect, seen with Mike Y and Dennis H:




List from a quick morning walk with Chris and Dennis. Redpolls continued in the sweetgums below the Nethermead Arches when we left them around 8:30am.


Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

Dec 20, 2012 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

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24 species

Mallard 17

Northern Shoveler 1

Ruddy Duck 9

Red-tailed Hawk 3

Ring-billed Gull 3

Rock Pigeon 3

Mourning Dove 6

Belted Kingfisher 1 Flying from Lullwater to Audubon Center

Downy Woodpecker 3

Blue Jay 8

Black-capped Chickadee 6

Tufted Titmouse 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 5

Winter Wren 1

American Robin 1

European Starling 25

White-throated Sparrow 12

Northern Cardinal 2

House Finch 16 Flock of 10 at pools.

Common Redpoll 8 Sweetgums below Nethermead arches. Broad streaks on flanks. Pink wash on the fronts of some (males).

Pine Siskin 4 Feeding in sweetgums with redpolls.

American Goldfinch 4

House Sparrow 15

View this checklist online at

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