Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ardith's birds today and a PS

Ardith Bondi is one of the most faithful of Central Park's regular birdwatchers, when, that is, she's not on a trip to Iceland or the West Indies or some other exotic clime. She's also a notable flutist and a good photographer. She keeps meticulous records and sends her daily list to e-birds for all to enjoy. Below is Ardith's list of sightings today -- a good day! -- and some of her photographs taken last spring -- all species seen today.

Mourning Warbler -- May 24, 2008

Ovenbird -- April 26, 2008

Cedar Waxwing eating a Sephora pod -- April 9, 2008

Magnolia Warbler May 9, 2008

All photos by Ardith Bondi
Other photos are on her website at http://www.ardithbondi.com/Home.html

From e-birds:
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Location: Central Park: Strawberry Fields (SF), Falconer Hill (FH), Lower Lobe (LL), Upper Lobe (UL) Also, behind the cafe near Falconer Hill are some decorative potted flowering plants which were attracting hummingbirds. Above them, in the oaks, was a mixed flock of warblers
Observers: Alice Deutsch, Ray Slyper, Ardith Bondi and various friends met en route
Reported by: Ardith Bondi

Green Heron (UL)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (UL)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (FH)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (several, in each place)
Belted Kingfisher (LL)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (FH)
Northern Flicker (Sheep Meadow)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (several)
Eastern Phoebe (1, UL)
Warbling Vireo (FH)
Red-eyed Vireo (several, each location)
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren (SF)
House Wren (FH)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (UL)
Veery (several)
Swainson's Thrush (several)
Wood Thrush (1,Sheep Meadow)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird (Maintenance)
Brown Thrasher (several, different places)
Cedar Waxwing (multiple flocks, flyovers)
Northern Parula (multiple, each place)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (SF)
Magnolia Warbler (several, each place)
Cape May Warbler (fir tree on FH seen when standing on the rocks and facing east)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (LL)
Black-throated Green Warbler (FH, LL)
Prairie Warbler (LL above the viburnum, sticking around)
Palm Warbler (FH and other places)
Bay-breasted Warbler (SF)
Black-and-white Warbler (multiple)
American Redstart (multiple)
Ovenbird (FH)
Northern Waterthrush (2, LL)
Mourning Warbler (LL under viburnum)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple)
Wilson's Warbler (FH,LL,UL)
Canada Warbler (FH)
Scarlet Tanager (SF, UL)
Lincoln's Sparrow (2, under viburnum at LL)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (each place)
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole (UL)
House Sparrow

PS from Marie: I've been absent from my Central Park reporting duties for the last few days because I've started on a new project. Hard to get back to work! I'll tell you more about it soon.