Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A new birder lucks out and a list from a birding Big Gun

These two bird photos, talken on April 17th arrived yesterday, attached to the letter below. The answer to her question is below her letter.

I was out this afternoon in CP on west side around 105-110 street and got these two photos. I have no idea what they are (new to birding). Do you know what they are?

Dear Nabil,
The first bird is a Hermit Thrush
The second bird is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Good work, spotting these two beautiful early migrants and getting photos of them. Good work, that is, for a new birder. Here is a list of yesterday's highlights from one of Central Park's best birders, David Speiser:

Of note today.
Prothonotary Warbler (oven)
Yellow Warbler (oven)
Blue Winged Warbler (Tupelo)
Prairie Warbler (south side Turtle Pond)
Chimney Swift
Norther Parula (south side Turtle Pond)
B&W Warbler

Again ,and in increasing numbers
Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Also, Winter Wren and Brown Thrasher

David Speiser