Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Here we go again

It's a Yellow Warbler and the photo is by Lloyd Spitalnik

And the news:

Two Yellow Warblers were seen east of Balcony Bridge at 10:30 this morning and 3 seen at the end of the gill (at noon.

What this means:

The Fall Migration has begun! Yellow warblers are early nesters. It is not at all unusual for this species of warbler to have completed its breeding cycle -- courtship, nesting, and raising babies-- by the end of July. Time to head southward to its winter grounds.

PS Lloyd's photo of a singing Yellow Warbler was taken in the spring--songbirds don't really sing except during the breeding season. And the photo was not taken in Central Park but in Sterling Forest.