Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today's birds

Photo of bathing Chestnut-sided Warbler (5/3/11) by LLOYD SPITALNIK-- http://lloydspitalnikphotos.com

I ran into Chris Cooper, one of Central Park's ace birders, early this morning in the Ramble. Later he posted a few comments about his morning's birding adventures on eBirds, followed by a list of "notable birds." (That means that he doesn't mention American Robins, though there were great numbers of them in the park).

His comment and list follows:

Much improved from the last 2 dreary days. The big surprise in a 5+ hour walk (5:40 - 11 AM) was a male PINE W moving high and fast through the Ramble, singing as he went (which sent me on a desperate quest for a Mourning W, so I could claim to have seen the first and the last of the warblers on the same day; but no such luck).


Peregrine Falcon (1)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1-Strawberry Fields)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (2)
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (1-N end of Strawberry Fields, thanks to Jeff Ritter)
Great Crested Flycatcher (1)
Warbling Vireo (2)
Red-eyed Vireo (4)
Cedar Waxwing (20)
Northern Parula (4)
Yellow W (2)
Chestnut-sided W (1)
Magnolia W (12)
Black-throated Blue W (2)
BLACKBURNIAN W (1-N end of Strawberry Fields, thanks to Jeff Ritter)
PINE W (1)
Blackpoll W (7)
Black-and-White W (1)
American Redstart (7)
Ovenbird (4)
Northern Waterthrush (1)
C Yellowthroat (6)
Wilson's W (1-the Upper Lobe)
Canada W (3)
Baltimore Oriole (3)

--Chris Cooper