Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today in the park

Canada Warbler

FROM TODAY'S eBirds, a report by Stephanie Seymour of Englewood, NJ:

It was a bit quiet this morning, but a few nice warblers made up for that. The most activity was near Azalea Pond and the little spring that flows above it. A BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a CANADA WARBLER took turns bathing in the spring! There were 4 Canadas total, with 3 in one tree at the same time. 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Redstarts (a bright male and a female or young bird), and 2 Black-and-White Warblers were also all in the same area. One VEERY flew into the pond for a quick sip of water. Also, a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON that still had the long head plume was fishing in the Lake, and caught its breakfast right in front of me. The full list follows:

Mallard 16
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Rock Pigeon 50
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Blue Jay 20
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
Veery 1
American Robin 100+
Gray Catbird 7
European Starling 40
Cedar Waxwing 4
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
American Redstart 2
Ovenbird 2
Canada Warbler 4
Northern Cardinal 20+ (many babies)
Common Grackle 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Sparrow 200+

Happy birding,
Stephanie Seymour
Englewood, NJ

note from Marie: please check previous post for Tom Fiore's interesting Nighthawk essay. I'm not sure it was posted properly on Tuesday.