Friday, October 05, 2012

Tom's report of Central Park's migrating birds

photo of Northern Flicker by DAVID SPEISER - Central Park 4/3/08

Thursday, 4 October, 2012 -

Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Some morning movement, as well as a lot of apparent southbound exodus of the night preceding. Seen moving in numbers in the first hour of the day were many Yellow-shafted Flickers, Blue Jays, Cedar Waxwings, Common Grackles, and American Goldfinch.  In with the goldfinches, with a few stopping off as well in a few places, were over a dozen Pine Siskins. There also were modest numbers of Palm Warblers in many areas of the park - a lot put up into trees, as is typical, when & where dogs, people, machinery, & so forth were active on the lawns. A good selection of other birds was also present including a variety of warblers. 
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Good birding,

Tom Fiore,