Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A beautiful almost-fall morning

Photos by Lloyd Spitalnik -- all taken on Saturday, Sept 16, 2006

Left, Rose-breasted Grosbeak male [note the very faint rose breast] and above, a Yellow Warbler. Both species were among those seen this beautiful morning, three days before the autumnal equinox, by the Early Birders. See list below:

Date = 9/20/06
Site = Central Park
Observers = Early Birders
Reported by = Ardith Bondi

Double-crested Cormorant (flyover, Lake)
Green Heron (Bamboo near Oven)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Balcony Bridge)
Canada Goose
Gadwall (male and female, Turtle Pond)
American Black Duck (Balcony Bridge)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Strawberry Fields)
Northern Flicker (several)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Strawberry Fields)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Strawberry Fields)
Warbling Vireo (Riviera)
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren (Strawberry Fields)
House Wren (Maintenance)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (opposite Lower Lobe)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Willow Rock)
Swainson's Thrush (south of Weather Station and Triplets Bridge)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (many)
Brown Thrasher (several Strawberry Fields, Maintenance)
European Starling
Yellow Warbler (Strawberry Fields)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (west of Lake)
Magnolia Warbler (several)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (several, male and female)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Strawberry Fields, Lower Lobe, walk S. of
Turtle Pond)
Palm Warbler (opposite Lower Lobe)
Black-and-white Warbler (several)
American Redstart (several)
Ovenbird (Strawbery Fields)
Northern Waterthrush (Triplets Bridge)
Common Yellowthroat (several)
Wilson's Warbler (several, one bathing in the wet grass, Strawberry
White-throated Sparrow (Strawberry Fields)
White-crowned Sparrow (imm Maintenance)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (several, Strawberry Fields, south of Weather
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole (Maintenance)
House Sparrow