Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hawks and smaller birds

Pale Male and Lola on nest yesterday - 5/15/07
Photo courtesy of
Today is the day the eggs are scheduled to be retrievedby Chris Nadareski of DEC. It's good to know that our favorite hawks won't have to sit futilely in heat or rain for much longer now. I'm assuming they won't continue to sit without eggs in the nest, but I'll check with John Blakeman to see if that's correct.

Migration news:

Yesterday and today were and are peak migration days. Birds everywhere -- orioles, tangers, warblers, vireos, thrushes throughout the park, many of them singing.
Below, a photo of yesterday's stars, which stayed on and were seen by many this morning--Bay-breasted Warblers. Then one birder's list of birds seen yesterday and reported to e-birds.

Photo by David Speiser - 5/15/07

From e-birds

Site: Turtle Pond, Ramble
Date: Tuesday, 5/15/07
Reported by: Pat Pollock

Bay-breasted Warblers - in and around Locust Grove &
in Ramble - many observers
Cape May - SE end T. Pond
Blackburnian W's - bathing rock above Azalia Pond,
another one T. Pond
Prairie W. - Polish Statue late 3:30pm
Hooded W. - between Tupelo, bathing rock+
Chestnut-sided W's
Canada W.
Magnolia W's
Black-throated Blue W's
No. Parulas
Black& White W.
Wilson's W. - near Oven/ bamboo
Common Yellowthroats
Yellow-rumped W.'s
Canada W.
Great Crested Flycatcher - no. of Pt. bench on hill
Pewee - Tupelo & Polish Statue
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - T. Pond SE
Red-eyed Vireos
Swainson's Thrush
Baltimore Orioles
Scarlet Tanager
Wood Thrushes