Thursday, October 11, 2012

They're still stopping by

A report on TODAY'S birds  from ED GAILLARD via NYSbirds:

The Ramble was very busy during my stroll this morning (9 to 10am):

Several Goldfinches and Catbirds at Maintenance along with one each of
Magnolia Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler,  Downy Woodpecker, and
Swainson's Thrush. An Ovenbird on the path from the Gill source down
to Evodia.  Another Downy at Evodia, and a Hermit Thrush.

At Tupelo, Blue-headed Vireo, Blackpoll, Palm Warbler, several
Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Magnolia Warbler, Phoebe, Pewee, Ruby-Crowned
Kinglet,  Titmouse, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Towhee.  Also Field and
Song Sparrows, and a glimpse of a very streaky sparrow that I think
was a Lincoln's.  All the sparrows seemed to like a mud puddle just
outside the fence east of the big tree.

Plus the usual ubiquitous White-Throated and House Sparrows, Blue
Jays, Robins, and a large number of Mallards in the Upper Lobe.

Good birding,
Ed Gaillard

Photo of Swainson's Thrush by LLOYD SPITALNIK -- 10/3/06 - Central Park