Tuesday, January 1, 2019
What it means to bird New Year's Day
It's a good omen when January 1st starts off with a great bird,rewarding a group of birders chancing upon seeing it. The Brooklyn Bird Club kicked off the new year with its annual ( in most years) Prospect walk. Led by Dennis Hrehowsik and Bobbi Manian from the Pergola entrance, folks lucked in seeing a rare COMMON MERGANSER on the Lake. This beautiful drake stayed on towards mid-afternoon when I refound it,diving off eastern shore of Three Sisters Islands. It made two forays into West Island cove,diving abit and then wading. A terrific sighting for New Year's Day.
Auld Lang Syne everyone!