Sunday, October 02, 2011

Saturday in the Park with Phil

Yellow-breasted Chat, Central Park, 10/3/06

A summary of yesterday's bird activity from Phil Jeffrey, one of Central Park's great birders and bird-reporters:

A fairly good migration day saw two hot spots for warblers: Strawberry Fields and the Maintenance Field and a decent raptor flight, mainly of Accipiters. There was a Chat in the Maintenance Field that wasn't very cooperative, otherwise nothing really out of place. Despite being Oct 1st, I notice the lack of any kinglets or sapsuckers, suggesting that there's a decent amount of migration still to come.The Barred Owl was not reported today.

Double-crested Cormorant (one flock of 30+)
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Gadwall (Turtle Pond)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Solitary Sandpiper (Turtle Pond and Maint. Field flyby)
Chimney Swift
Northern Flicker
Empidonax sp's (Acadian-ish in Strawberry, Yellow-bellied-ish in Maintenance)
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

Phil Jeffrey