A Prothonotary Warbler was found in the week at Marine Park in Brooklyn. It hung around for a few days, so I decided to make it my first stop on Saturday morning. It performed amazingly well, regularly forcing me to take a step or two back to keep it in focus!
After that good start to the day I had a quick walk around the ponds at Jamaica Bay. The water level in the East Pond was very high so there was very little to see apart from Barn and Tree Swallows hawking over the water, a pair of Peregrine screeching at each other and a flyby Little Blue Heron.
The West Pond path has been rebuilt at last, but is not open yet. There weren't many birds here either, a single calling Eastern Towhee was the highlight.