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, December 27, 2017
Prospect post xmas
I have to say we didn't see much on our casual stroll. Rob mentioned Common Ravens perched on Lookout Hill by the chain link fence. After viewing the feeders totally dominated by House Finches,we headed for the Peninsula.A quiet place,our highlight was 6 WOOD DUCKS in a flock along the south lake shore; add a hen Hooded Merganser and about 275 Northern Shovelers in the mix.A solitary Pied Billed Grebe came into view as well. A couple we ran into mentioned seeing on the Peninsula Ruby crowned Kinglets and Hermit Thrush.
A big freeze is coming our way and perhaps this will kick some action some winter finches and higher numbers of the usual winter visitors. It's getting boring around here! 😋