The Cassin's Kingbird, continued to be visible at Floyd Bennett Field on Sunday. I couldn't resist going out to Brooklyn to continue studying this bird's behavior.
Last Saturday, Kai Sheffield found a Cassin's Kingbird out at Floyd Bennett Field. Scores of birders tried to find it last Sunday. So, it was great to see a tweet from Rob Jett that the bird had been refound in the Community Gardens of Floyd Bennett Field this Saturday.
When I got out to Floyd Bennett Field there were about 35 birders looking for the bird. Almost all of them got great view of the rare bird found normaly in the southwest of the United States.
This time of year, it's common to see one of the adults hunting at dusk, eat their bedtime snack and then go of to roost. Tonight this happened just as expected.
The rats come out just before dusk making hunting easy for the Red-tailed Hawk. Unfortunately, local squirrel lovers grossly overfeed the squirrels in this area and end up supporting a large rat colony.
I've been spending time recently doing some old fashioned bird watching without a camera and having a great time. But I thought it would be fun to look for hawks on Saturday afternoon. I only found two, one on El Dorado's south tower on Central Park West and one in Washington Square Park.