Monday, October 17, 2005

Birds after the rains

Savannah Sparrow [an uncommon bird in Central Park]
Photo by Phil Jeffrey
After 8 days of rain the birdwatchers are out in droves. Their reward: a great mid-October birding day in Central Park.

DATE: Saturday, 15 October 2005
LOCATION: Central Park
REPORTED BY: Phil Jeffrey

Loon sp. flyovers (4, probably Common, 10:30am)
Gadwall (2, Harlem Meer)
Northern Shoveler (5+, Harlem Meer)
Bald Eagle (9:30am, over Harlem Meer)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Merlin (probable)
Chimney Swift (4)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker (Female)
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo (several)
Black-capped Chickadee (several)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee (heard)
Savannah Sparrow (1, Wildflower Meadow)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Indigo Bunting (1-2, Wildflower Meadow)
Brown-headed Cowbird (2, Ballfields)