Monday, December 12, 2005

Lola and others caught [on film] last Saturday

Red-tailed Hawk [Lola] at the Locust Grove

Red-tailed Hawk [Lola] on the Beresford

Bruce Yolton is a relatively new Central Park birder. On his website - -- he describes the circumstances that started him off learning about and phographing Central Park birds. [It had to do with Christo's Gates]. On Saturday, a few hours after we observed the Screech-Owl fly-out, he sent me the pictures I posted that day.

Above and below are some other birds he saw and photographed earlier that day. The photos are followed by his complete list of sightings that afternoo

Brown Thrasher

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-throated Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

Northern Cardinal

Eastern Screech-Owl in London Plane-tree Roost Hole
some time before that evening's fly-out

All photos by Bruce Yolton

Here is the annotated list Bruce sent me:

A cold winter afternoon in Central Park.

Brown Thrasher, Pinetum
Red-breasted Nuthatch (new bird!), Pinetum
White-throated Sparrow, Pinetum
Tufted Titmouse, Pinetum
Northern Cardinal, West of Pinetum
Gray Squirrel, Southbound West Drive around 84th
Rudy Ducks, Canadian Geese, and Gulls, Reservoir
Cooper's Hawk, Locust Grove
Red-tailed Hawk, Beresford
Red-tailed Hawk, Locust Grove (landed near the Cooper's Hawk, almost to say this is my spot)
Red-tailed Hawk, A block north of the Beresford
Red-tailed Hawk, A block north of the Beresford
Eastern Screech Owl, West Side 70s

Other Birds:
Great Blue Heron
Mallard Duck
White-breasted Nuthatch
Rock Pigeon
Blue Jay
Common Grackle
House Sparrow