This day was a celebration. The Brooklyn Bird Club tree ceremony took place with President Rob Bate presiding and members present along with Prospect Park Alliance officials including just retired NRC director Anne Wong, NRC John Jordan and Public affairs Liaison Eric Landau looking on as Rob cut the ribbon.
This was a good day for some uncommon birds but overshadowed by a RED TAILED HAWK going food crazy as as report came thru of one taking a Dark Eyed Junco ! A change in diet preference from premier Red-headed Woodpecker to now junk food ?
Rare birds today marking the tree ceremony included PINE SISKIN in the Vale of Cashmere, a late AMERICAN REDSTART in the Nethermead and my Prospect Lake lunchtime report of BONAPARTES GULL (BOGU), a first winter bird. Last time a BONYs ( our nickname ) came in was April 28th, 2011
More later, as I have to leave to take my old senoir cat to the vet.
in the meantime, here are the BONY recs