Sunday, February 28, 2016

weekend brief notes

A busy weekend for me leading the Bird Club day Saturday trip that netted us 18 species duck, 10 at Bush Terminal park hilighted by 58 Lesser Scaup and continuing hen COMMON GOLDENEYE.

Of great interest at Bush and my hope we find a nest, two COMMON RAVENS flew low over us giving the group a thrill, but one was carrying nesting material at Bush.

Yesterday around 1037, a BLACK VULTURE was seen fling over the Prospect ballfields ,spotted by Steve Nanz. Sometime ultra rarity years ago, its now expected annually as this species dramatically expanded its northward range.

Today, birdtrax Ebird has reported BLACKHEADED GULL at Prospect much longer will this rare gull stick it out? A Matter of time.