After hearing about it for a week; after seeing reports on it in the New York Post
, the New York Times
, and on local CBS News, Ann and I finally got to Brooklyn to look for the now famous male Painted Bunting in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. We took my sister Toni to search for the bird. It was not much of a search. All we had to do was look for the crowd of birders ad other interested people near the Lefrak skating rink and there was the spectacular stray from the south! Toni even managed to get some pictures of the bird, though it was not as cooperative as it has been for others at times.
|Male Painted Bunting - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12/06/2015|
We were also lucky enough to see, late in the day, the subadult Black-headed Gull that had been found in the morning by a birding group from the Brooklyn Bird Club.
|Black-headed Gull - Prospect Park lake, Brooklyn, 12-06-2015|
Rounding out the day was a pair of Great Horned Owls at an undisclosed Brooklyn location.
Quite a Brooklyn birding spectacular, and an amazing first day of birding for my sister, Toni!