One can commiserate when one sees a COMMON GRACKLE running along the path at Vanderbilt Street park entrance, with its beak wide open. Go to the playground spray pump, grackle !
At their nest near the Lullwater Bridge, I finally spotted this year the second nest the three fledgling GREEN HERONS , perched on the oak limbs, one running along one limb; David Chortaiy mentioned to me this morning their presence , four he reported in recent days there. It must be soothing for the youngsters though to be over the water .
And a last report, first I've seen in summer , in fact years since I seen this breeding species though they have nested in the park on and off, a panting WOOD THRUSH I spotted from my vehicle; the thrush was in the woods edge adjacent to the woods trail ( with railing ) by the east asphalt path. Wood thrushes have bred in past years in the Midwood and as well around the north zoo slope ( Now the compost dump)
Stay cool, cool relief coming tomorrow afternoon with predicted storms induced by the cold front.
By the way, does anybody have Jack Frost's cell phone number ? I like to make a call...
Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY Jul 19, 2013 Protocol: Incidental 3 species Green Heron 4 3 fledglings, nest Wood Thrush 1 Common Grackle 1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14686223 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)