Thursday, March 31, 2005

The Phoebe was first

The Phoebe was first. Now, the Pine Warbler,[seenby Malcolm Morris in the North Woods today] the Golden-crowned Kinglet, and the Wilson's Snipe have arrived. All pretty much on schedule. The daffodils are opening. The Cornelian Cherry is blooming. The Andromeda is blossoming. Looks like we're going to squeak by with a real Spring one more year.

DATE: Thursday, 31 March 2005
LOCATION: Central Park
OBSERVERS:Mary Birchard, Bob Brooks, Marty Sohmer, Jack Meyer

Double-crested Cormorant (Lake.)
Great Egret (Lake.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Lake, near hernshead.)
American Black Duck (Lake.)
Northern Shoveler (Several, lake.)
Bufflehead (Turtle Pond.)
Ruddy Duck (Lake.)
Cooper's Hawk (Flyover, ramble.)
Red-tailed Hawk
Wilson's Snipe (Flyby, Humming Tombstone.)
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Feeders.)
Downy Woodpecker (Several.)
Eastern Phoebe (More than recent days.)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee (Many.)
Tufted Titmouse (Several.)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Several.)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Near Tupelo tree.)
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing (Several, ramble.)
Fox Sparrow (Several, more than previous.)
Song Sparrow (Several.)
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Several.)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch (Feeders.)
American Goldfinch (Many, feeders.)

3/31/05 -- As the spring migration is about to accelerate -- [Adele Gotlib saw a Pine Warbler in the Ramble yesterday!] here is a stunning picture of a late winter visitor -- a Cedar Waxwing -- taken by ARDITH BONDI on March 16, 2005.