Thursday, April 23, 2009

Seen this morning among others

Blue Jay
photo by Lloyd Spitalnik - 4/17/09

Joe Di Costanzo of the American Museum of Natural History leads a bird walk on Thursdays, from 7 - 9 a.m. during the spring migration season. Here's today's report:

Beautiful, sunny morning in the Ramble in Central Park in NYC, for my Museum bird walk (the clouds moved in later). Migration is picking up, but there still weren't as many birds as hoped for - normal for this time of year.

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron (a darkish individual under the new bridge over
the Upper Lobe)
Red-tailed Hawk (eating a pigeon in a tree, s. side of Turtle Pond)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay

Tufted Titmouse

Brown Creeper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (everywhere)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Hernshead, Humming Tombstone, Azalea Pond)
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler (scattered individuals)

Pine Warbler (5 by Belvedere)
Palm Warbler (scattered birds, a number in the Tupelo Meadow)
Black-and-white Warbler (Azalea Pond)
Louisiana Waterthrush (muddy area south side of Tupelo Meadow)
Hooded Warbler (female by Belvedere; the male of the last few days was seen by the Humming Tombstone and Azalea Pond by others)
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Pine Siskin (feeders)
American Goldfinch (feeders)
House Sparrow