Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Great Crested Flycatcher -- Wikipedia [no attribution for photo]

David Barrett sends in a report of Starr Saphir's bird walk yesterday:

Considering the conditions — temperatures in the high 40's to low 50's, and overcast skies after a day of rain — today turned out to be surprisingly birdy morning in the Central Park Ramble. I decided to stay in until the afternoon, but Starr went about her appointed rounds and had these highlights: Black-crowned Night Heron Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (female) Great Crested Flycatcher (near Azalea Pond) Blue-headed Vireo (4) Red-eyed Vireo Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2, Lake) Barn Swallow (2, Lake) House Wren (3, all singing males) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Brown Thrasher (2) Blue-winged Warbler (male, Lower Lobe, great views) Yellow-rumped Warbler (70) Palm Warbler (7) Northern Waterthrush (west end of Gill) Eastern Towhee (15) www.starrtrips.wordpress.com

* Vreep is a transliteration of the Great Crested Flycatcher's call. This happens to be one of my favorite birds...