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, 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.