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.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Fwd: Prospect Park Club Walk Report: Saturday, December 2nd 2017
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Overall a very quiet morning in the park, with unusually low bird activity. Even the feeders were unoccupied when we went by! Despite this, our very small group of 4 managed to enjoy the clear weather and make some good sightings. We got some very good long looks at perching Red-Tailed Hawks at a few different locations, allowing us to study the differences between juvenile and adult birds. Lexy had the sharpest eye of the day, picking out a perched Cooper's Hawk through some dense branches near the Upper Pool. We found a second perched Cooper's while patrolling the southern shore of the Lake. A pair of Carolina Wrens practically dive-bombed us as we left the Vale, and this species was a first-time sighting for one of our participants and his son. My personal favorite sighting was near the end of our walk, when a visit to the Butterfly Meadow on Lookout Hill turned up 3 Fox Sparrows, one of my favorite winter species.
Many thanks to our small but enthusiastic group!
Full list below; 28 species in total.
1 unidentified raptor species; fast flyover of Vale.