Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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.