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.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
slow times, but things are around
Prospect had first call.Bobbi Manian and Dennis Hrehowsik spotted a Drake COMMON MERGANSER on Prospect Lake. It stayed though only briefly.There's bound to be more likely in the coming month. The end of the day bird is the BLACKHEADED GULL found by Klemens Gasser; it appeared also late afternoon yesterday , both sightings at the usual western shoreline of Prospect Lake. Based on latest reports, it appears the gull now comes in late afternoons.
Sandwiched by the two Prospect rarities, a group found GLAUCOUS GULL, a first or second cycle bird at Bush Terminal park south cove, the big gull on the rickety pier. It fled but later refound at the Army terminal pier 4 at 58 th street and 1 st ave ; the lucky obersvers were Karen OHearn, Chris Laskowski and Nina Bai . They also observed hen COMMON GOLDENEYE and several BONAPARTE'S GULLS sitting on the placid water at Bush Terminal Park.