Monday, March 16, 2009

Signs of change

While waiting for early spring migrants to show up, Central Park's birders find other signs of the imminent season change: more song to be heard everywhere -- juncos trilling, Cardinals, Titmice and Blue Jays singing their breeding songs. And a number of the winter residents are beginning to change into brighter breeding plumage, especially the goldfinches that hang out at the Evodia Field feeding station.

An American Goldfinch coming into his breeding plumage

Photo taken on 3/15/09 by David Speiser