Friday, October 08, 2010

A happy bird day

Black-capped Chickadee

Stephanie Seymour of Englewood, N.J. was out bright and early this morning. Here's her report:

It was a wonderful morning to be out. There was a good migration and good numbers of birds. Here is my report from 7 am to 9 am this morning:

Location: Central Park
Observation date: 10/8/10
Number of species: 49

Mallard 30
Rock Pigeon 15
Mourning Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 (flew in and perched on tippy top of pine tree in SF)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 8+++ I am reporting 8 Sapsuckers but honestly, I think I saw at least 12, but maybe closer to 15. They were all over the place. Including 2 male adults. Had 3 in one tree at once)
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 (calling! SF)
Eastern Phoebe 3 (SF, Bow Bridge, Ramble)
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 25+ (many eating on the thistle feeders hung up in Ramble)
Tufted Titmouse 1 (eating on the thistle feeders with the Chickadees)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 (heard only) (SF)
White-breasted Nuthatch 5 (including 1 on the ground in the Ramble)
Brown Creeper 2 (great looks at one) (SF)
Carolina Wren 2
Winter Wren 2 (SF)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 25+
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12+
Swainson's Thrush 4
Hermit Thrush 6
Wood Thrush 2 (SF and drinking at Azalea Pond waterfall thingy)
American Robin 30
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 2 (Maintenence Field)
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 60 (all flyovers)
Northern Parula 3 (SF)
Magnolia Warbler 1 (SF)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 20+
Black-throated Green Warbler 2 (SF)
Palm Warbler 4 (SF)
Blackpoll Warbler 8 (most in SF)
Ovenbird 1 (SF)
Eastern Towhee 5
Field Sparrow 1 (feeding with Song and WT Sparrows) (Maintenence Field)
Song Sparrow 15
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 (Maintenence Field - thank you Roger)
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 300+ (huge influx)
Dark-eyed Junco 30
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 (at south end of The Lake)
Common Grackle 7
Purple Finch 1 (female) (Maintenence Field feeding with sparrows)
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 40