Sunday, October 19, 2008

The silver lining

Cooper's Hawk, October 18, 2008

The Fall migration is just about over, but that doesn't mean the end of birdwatching in Central Park until spring. On his website, Bruce Yolton continues to provide evidence of Central Park's richness as a wildlife habitat throughout the year, not only during the famed migration seasons. Not only does he present photos of local and visiting hawks, [his blog is called Urban Hawks] but he keeps track of unusual birds that show up once in a blue moon: yesterday's Vesper Sparrow is a good example. . And come owl season he'll continue to provide amazing coverage of all ongoing owl stories. On his blog's Archives you can check out years of owl photos

Two days ago, for instance, Bruce wrote:

There was a Cooper's Hawk in the Ramble of Central Park today. It was one of our first really crisp fall days, and we should have Cooper's Hawks in the park from now until Spring. It was one of my first surprises, when I started bird watching in the park, that Central Park is the winter home of many birds.

And yesterday, the Vesper Sparrow, a rare bird for Central Park!
Both photos by Bruce Yolton

Here is a link to Bruce's blog:
Put it on your Favorites, if it isn't already there.