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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Fwd: Vesper Sparrows in Long Meadow
To: Prosbird ; Simon Taylor Sent: Wed, Oct 29, 2014 3:51 pm Subject: Vesper Sparrows in Long Meadow
Per your request, I wanted to write to recount our (mine and Simon's) encounter with a small flock of three Vesper Sparrows. On Monday evening at around 5:30 P.M., we were walking North in Long Meadow, and had made it to the northern most plot (just about 50 yards from the tunnel leaving the meadow), when we saw three birds - white eye rings, white on tails when they flew - which we confidently identified as Vesper Sparrows. They were quite tame, allowing good, long looks.