Saturday, December 20, 2014

Preliminary numbers Kings CBC/Prospect CBC

Preliminary numbers -not final- are 123 Species for KINGS county including 55
species for Prospect Park ( including BBGarden totals).

IN Prospect the best species was the CLAY COLORED SPARROW ,the week long sparrow recorded first today inside the private Quaker Cemetery; later it returned to its original spot the Maryland Monument slope lawn in the midafternoon.

Taking second place for Prospect rarity , three afternoon COMMON MERGANSERs on the Lake in the western half , two drakes and a hen were unexpected.

Ducks were best represented by the NORTHERN SHOVELERS. 421 was counted. Other species hen BUFFLEHEAD, drake HOODED MERGANSER , hen AMERICAN WIGEON & 88 RUDDY DUCK added to the diversity.

Sort of an off year for numbers and quantity.

More later, as its been a l-o-o-o-n-n-g day.. Sleep well birding folks...and good job.