Date: 3/16/17 3:30 pm From: Tim Healy <tph56...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hendrickson Park update, RHWO yes, geese no
If any folks are interested for year listing purposes, photography, or general bird enjoyment in the chilly doldrums of March, the Red-headed Woodpecker continues at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream. It is approaching full adult plumage, with a more-red-than-not head developing that crushed velvet look even though the black and white aren't totally sleek and crisp yet. The large flocks of overwintering geese have left the lake, taking the rarities with them. Dad last saw the Pink-footed Goose on February 28, so it didn't quite make it to the 4-month marker. Killdeer have been back for a few weeks and Red-wings are singing.