Monday, April 21, 2014

Favorable South wind tonight

Based on the latest forecast, south winds tonight should spur migrants to move, making tomorrow at least having favorable conditions for increased bird activity.

Typically, early warblers about this time include Hooded, Prothonotary,Kentucky, and other more common species like Black and White, Ovenbird, Northern waterthrush,Northern Parula, Black-throated Green. and other passerines.

Only one way to find out and see if I am a good prognosticator...Get out and make me look good!

By the way , tomorrow is Earth Day. ( Perfect)


also a reminder, to tune in or tape  CUNY TV at 25.3 for the Brooklyn Bird Club interview of members Rob Bate, Tom Stephenson, Bobbi Manian and myself   on Earth Day, April 22nd at 7:30AM, 1:30PM and 7:30PM and rebroadcast on Saturday the 26th at 4PM


Today's birds were few ,thanks to a stationary cool front of continuous north wind. Of note though were


-- two GREEN HERON in a tree near the Lull water Bridge, towards Lull water cove.This could be a prelude to a nesting site ,historically this spot  GRHE of the last several years.(pointed out to me by a photographer)

-- HAIRY WOODPECKER in the west side Lull water,on a Pitch Pine full of holes.