I sat down on the bench at West Island and watched for anything goes. First I noticed a NORTHERN ROUGH WINGED SWALLOW come out of the Phrgamites to my left. The swallow swooped around loyally in that area; later as I sat longer relishing the sunrays ,then switching to another bench in the same spot,I noticed 6 Rough winged perched on a horizontal West island snag.Its a new family,one bird flapping its wings as the adult appeared in front of youngster.Cool! A new bred family for Prospect lake southwest
Still soaking in the sun, I noted more interesting birds.
Swimming in front of me, a young family of WOOD DUCKS,also 6 in all, swam to West Island to rest on the water snag,safe and secure. Meanwhile, BARN SWALLOWS flew around and a single BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON must've come out of West Island as well. Opposite the island at the Gazebo point, a single TREE SWALLOW perched. In the far distance, I recognized the flight of a RED TAILED HAWK that landed on the Ebbets Field tower.
Yes,summer lazy mornings has its rewards.