Friday, February 11, 2011

Yesterday's report--and it's no warmer today

Varied Thrush -- Central Park 1/16/11

Date: 10 February 2011 Observer: Rafael Campos R.
[from ebirdsnyc]

CP today was complety frozen, temperatures below 30°F. Nothing visible in the little open water at the Reservoir, Lake totally frozen. But it was worth the visit, I got the thrush!! Little pockets of activity, with a large flock of Grackles, Blackbirds, Cowbirds + some White-throated Sparrows, near the Delacorte Theater.
Thanks to T. Fiore, with whom I crossed paths around midday, pointing out to me the Varied Thrush. Great views!!! At the feeders, the most unusual, was 1 Fox Sparrow among the numerous Juncos, White-throated Sparrows.
The list:

(American) Herring Gull
Common Pigeon
Mourning Dove (1, feeders)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (feeders)
Downy Woodpecker (feeders)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
Carolina Wren (1, maintenance field)
American Robin (4)
Varied Thrush (1, feeding with some Robins)
Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch (4, Strawberry Fields)
American Goldfinch (feeders)
House Sparrow