A newsboard for reporting bird sightings, happenings & announcements,miscellany in north Brooklyn and the 3 main central north Brooklyn green regions : historic Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden & north half of Kings County, & Greenwood Cemetery.A service for Brooklyn birders and visitors. Also note: Conservation issues & miscellany posts.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Fwd: New Year's Day stroll in Prospect
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Sean Zimmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Jan 2, 2017 9:45 AM Subject: New Year's Day stroll in Prospect To: "Peter Dorosh" <Prosbird@aol.com> Cc:
Yesterday I took a late-morning walk in Prospect Park. All was relatively quiet; my best sighting by far was a standoff between a Red-Tailed Hawk and a Cooper's Hawk in the Vale. Both birds were perched at the north end of the Vale, sizing each other up - the Red-Tailed didn't seem as agitated as the Cooper's, who clearly did not like the larger raptor being so close by.
I also went by the mulching piles behind the zoo, and saw good activity for a large mixed flock of white-throated sparrows, goldfinches, chickadees and other usual suspects.