Friday, April 20, 2012

Today's star warbler

Hooded Warbler [male] -- Central Park - 4/21/09

Stephanie Seymour of Englewood, NJ reports on eBirds NYC this morning:

This morning at about 6:45 am, I found a female HOODED WARBLER high in a tree at the south end of Strawberry Fields. Chris Cooper had seen the bird at the north end a few minutes before that. He came over and saw the bird at the south end with me as well. Other nice birds today included 3 or 4 Black-and-white Warblers, a singing Northern Waterthrush at the Oven (spotted first by Jacob Drucker), a Louisiana Waterthrush in the Gill, a Northern Parula near Azalea Pond, a couple Palm Warblers here and there, and many Yellow-rumps everywhere. A few Blue-headed Vireos were singing away, 2 Wood Ducks landed in some trees and then flew over Azalea Pond , a Great Egret was in the Lake, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was calling in Strawberry Fields. Happy birding,