Thursday, May 10, 2007

More migrants here than in Central Park today?

Black-throated Green Warbler

Common Yellowthroat [a warbler]

Blue-headed Vireo

House Finch

All photos above taken yesterday by DAVID SPEISER who writes:

The migration continues to baffle the best of us. Another relatively slow day but I am enjoying the few friends that let me share a brief moment of their time.

PS Today was another very slow day in the park, warbler-wise, though the winds were favorable to migration last night. Right now the park is usually chock full of magnolia warblers, redstarts, Cape May Warblers etc. These are few and far between. David is right -- the absence of warblers is baffling. Yet it seems there are a lot of birds already settling in on their nesting grounds..[at Doodletown Rd, for instance]. It may be that unusual weather conditions caused the usual large wave of songbirds to bypass Central Park on their northward journey.