My record as a prophet
Photo taken on 4/14/09 by David Speiser
On April 6 I posted my first Spring Migration report for 2009 and allowed myself to do a little predicting. I wrote:
Coming up within the next few days, maybe even today [based on my records of previous years]: the Blue-gray gnatcatcher and the Palm Warbler.
The gnatcatcher was reported the next day.
Then one day later Jonathan Greene, who had seen a Palm Warbler at Prospect Park on April 7, wrote in to tell me:
We saw the Palm last night at Turtle Pond, so they're here!
And yesterday a Palm Warbler posed for its 2009 portrait by David Speiser [see above], so now it's official.