Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Winter of Iceland Gull;a woodcock shows up

The ICELAND Gull continues its good showing at Prospect Lake. At its usual time after the 8 o'clock hour,it put in an appearance about 300 feet from the western shore.Still at that distance,it's a good looker , bright bird in the open.

The season's first AMERICAN WOODCOCK is here! Already. Rob Jett spotted a single bird under the " magic" tree,a large beech at Cypress & Vine Ave in Greenwood Cemetery.The beech is at the northwest corner of the intersection. This spot is close ,up Vine Ave from the Ft Hamilton entrance,open only weekends.Otherwise 25th &Fifth main entrance is the best bet.