Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 29 - Cassin's Kingbird in Brooklyn

Today we chased a rarity in Brooklyn's Floyd Bennet Field Park.  The species is the Cassin;s Kingbird.

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This rarity is a bird of the southwest, here is the Range Map.

credit: S.Dakota Birds

When we arrived we were told of the typical birder's was here 5 minutes ago....
It took us a little while to re-locate the bird, but Andy's sharp eyes found it inside the Community Gardens there, which allowed the dozen birders present to enjoy this rarity.

A detailed story from the Times Union is here

Here's a short video posted by Corey Finger to youtube 

Earlier in the morning we had been at Long Island's Jones Beach, specifically the West End where we got to see the Common Ground-Dove, as well as, some Lapland Longspurs and an American Pipit.