Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Run don't walk

American Robin at nest -- 5/23/08

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
1 Ovenbird
2 Black and White Warblers
5 Redstarts
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.
2 Veerys
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.

Happy birding,
Stephanie Seymour