Saturday, December 8, 2012

Prospect Dec 8th Common Redpoll presence;WWXbills

Reported today is  another good species in what has become a great winter year , COMMON REDPOLL, heard but not seen yet something birders should look out for in Prospect if the species stick around [Hint : Check those sweetgums and birches] . See the list report from Keir Randall:

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Dec 8, 2012 1:15 PM - 4:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.1
38 species

Canada Goose 3
Mute Swan 7
American Black Duck 3
Mallard 24
Northern Shoveler 112
Hooded Merganser 9
Ruddy Duck 14
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 3
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Blue Jay 6
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Eastern Bluebird 3-- 2 males and a female, Peninsula meadow
American Robin 16
European Starling 30
Cedar Waxwing 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 29
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Purple Finch 1
House Finch 15
Common Redpoll 1 First heard around 1.30pm above Breeze Hill feeders by P. Colen and Cindy ? We all then heard one, probably 2, Redpolls 4 or 5 times (a loud "chip, trill") over a 20 minute period but could not see them.
Pine Siskin 4
American Goldfinch 1


Reported by Rafael on Ebirds

08 December 2012

A very gray and damp day for an early morning walk around PP.  But by 9 am I was
in the Vale, and to my big surprise, a large flock, of ~20 indvs, of
White-winged Crossbills, feeding in a Sweetgum tree.

The rest of my walk was quite slow, and the only great spot of activity were the
feeders.  The usual suspects, and the Pine Siskins still around but their
numbers are quite low ( I counted ~4).

A Belted Kingfisher was see around the lake, and also 1 Bufflehead.

No signs of the Chat, at least til 12 noon.

Brooklyn is great birding: Rafael Campos R