Other highlights of the count included a couple of new birds for the count - the continuing Barnacle Goose at Van Cortlandt Park, a reported Magnolia Warbler was photographed in Wave Hill (I have not seen the photos) and two Clay-colored Sparrows, 1 at Pelham Bay and the other at Rye Playland. In total the count tallied 126 species, which tied for the all time high. I was lucky to obtain some photos of the great birds my team found - see below.
|1 of 2 Hermit Thrushes we found.
|Common Redpoll - we had a total of 10
|White-winged Crossbill, we had a total of 26 which was a conservative count.
|Western sub species of Palm Warbler.
|Prairie Warbler, only the 2nd record in the 89 year history of the count.
Tags: Barnacle Goose, Christmas Bird Count, Bronx New York