Monday, September 24, 2012

Another exciting bird today

Judy Rabi reports today: 

MARSH WREN this morning in the fenced area east of the Tupelo tree, found by Rob, a non Central Park birder, whose last name I unfortunately don't recall

Marsh Wren -- Photo by DAVID SPEISER - Central Park, 10/17/07

The Marsh Wren was also seen this morning on Starr Sapir's Ramble walk.  David Barret writes:
Starr Saphir and Lenore Swenson's morning walk in the Central Park Ramble had 55 total species with high individual counts for many of them -- a birdy morning in the Park. [Below is the total list for Starr's walk]:

Chimney Swift 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (5, feeding on jewel-weed at Oven and Lower Lobe)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Hernshead, our first-of-season)
Hairy Woodpecker (trees west of Maintenance Meadow)
Northern Flicker (abundant, 20+ seen)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (5)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Blue-headed Vireo (3)
Red-eyed Vireo (abundant, 12+ seen)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch (3)
Carolina Wren
MARSH WREN (Tupelo Meadow, very rare for Central Park)
Swainson's Thrush (abundant, 20+ seen)
Wood Thrush (3)
Brown Thrasher (4 seen, heard often)
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush (Azalea)
HOODED WARBLER (male, Tupelo Meadow, west of Tupelo tree)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (4)
Blackpoll Warbler (4)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (3)
Black-throated Green Warbler (4)
Eastern Towhee (Strawberry Fields, first-of-season)
LINCOLN'S SPARROW (2, Hernshead and Tupelo Meadow)
Dark-eyed Junco (first-of-season)
Scarlet Tanager (2)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (5, good views at Upper Lobe)