Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The last consistent one

Of the three long standing rare birds that graced Prospect Park through December, only one remains to this day. That's the BLACK-HEADED GULL, appearing in its usual location at western Prospect Lake. Rob Bate reported the sighting this mid-afternoon. It was spotted on the shoreline.

A new sighting , rare for the season and likely first for the winter  is RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. Also benefiting from spotting the species is Rob Bate, seeing it flyover Lookout Hill around early afternoon.

BHGU  photo by Rob Bate