Friday, May 04, 2007

And the winner is...

Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik

The photo above makes identifying the bird easier, though it's still a pretty unusual position to find a


[Both whippoorwills and Chuck-will's Widows sighted in the daytime are usually seen asleep. looking like a bump on a log. They're almost never photographed with their bill agape, as in David Speiser's photo yesterday.]

Two reader's came close --- Nan Holmes and Bill Trankle, who both identified the bird's family as Night Jar or Caprimulgidae.

The winner is MARGO BELLER, who got it right to the species.

Below, two warblers photographed yesterday , [and two of the yellowest] courtesy of birdwatcher and photographer David Speiser
Yellow Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

By the way: no warblers nest in Central Park. They just pass through on their way to somewhere else. But both the Yellow and the Blue-winged nest nearby, in Westchester and Putnam Counties and perhaps in some other city parks.