Friday, September 30, 2005

Early Birders' Report

The Lower Lobe was the "hotspot" on Wednesday. Still lots of migrants, though the weather has been cool for the last three days.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Location: Central Park
Observers: "Early Birders": Marie Winn, Mary Birchard, Eleanor Tauber,
Kathleen Howley, Naomi Machado, Irene Warshauer, John Holland, Karen Asakawa
Asakawa, Ardith Bondi
Reported by: Ardith Bondi

photo by Lloyd Spitalnik
Cape May Warbler in Fall Plumage

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Lower Lobe)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (m., getting more color, The Point)
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (many)
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe (between Castle and Tupelo Meadow)
Red-eyed Vireo (Maintenance Meadow)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Winter Wren (2, Lower Lobe, 1, The Oven)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Many, Lower Lobe)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush (Lower Lobe)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird (Maintenance Meadow)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (small flock, near Bow Bridge)
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler (with Jack Meyer)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm Warbler (Maintenance Meadow)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager (Lower Lobe)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (The Oven)
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (m., molting juvenile, looking more like an adult,
Maintenance Meadow)
House Sparrow