Run don't walk
American Robin at nest -- 5/23/08
photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK
Stephanie Seymour, of Englewood, N.J., posted this report on eBirds yesterday. Odds are you'll find the robins there today too. Meanwhile, the warbler diversity may be increasing:
If you like Robins, quick!, run to Central Park. Today is your day.
If you are looking for warblers and other smaller migrants, well, they are there too, but they're just a bit harder to find today. From 7 to 9 am, highlights included:
2 Canada Warblers
3 Magnolia Warblers
2 Black and White Warblers
2 Common Yellowthroats
(others saw a Chestnut-sided Warbler, but I missed it)
1 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH (pine trees near the theater/bathrooms)
1 E. Towhee (early?) (near Tanner Spring)
2 E. Wood-Pewees (both calling)
1 Flycatcher sp.
1 Warbling Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireos
Plus a lot of other usual suspects. Most of this was in the Ramble, the Upper Lobe, and Maintenance Field.