Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring signs

Forsythia bud -- photo by Rob Jett

Rebekah Creshkoff continues the countdown to spring:

3/16/12 -early morning: Forsythia is starting to bloom… I saw a Golden-crowned Kinglet — and even some purple azaleas!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

It begins with a trickle

From this morning's eBirdsNYC: March 15: golden-crowned kinglets nr oven and nr cedar hill
Eastern phoebe maintenance meadow
Alice Deutsch

Golden-Crowned Kinglet -- Photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK --

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Go for it!

Pine Warbler - Central Park - 4/8/09
Photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK - http://www.

Two hours ago--at 7:25 a.m.

Pine Warbler, singing frequently and moving along path from Oven to Riviera. --Matthew Rymkiewicz

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Hunt is On and P.S.

Eastern Phoebe in Central Park - 4/10/08
Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik

From my records of years past, for the first Phoebe of the Spring::

date --- who found it --- where

3/14/11 -- Sharon Berlan - Tupelo Meadow
3/10/10 -- Tom Fiore- North Woods, near Bloickhouse
3/13/09- Alan Margolies - Turtle Pond
3/12/08--Prospect Park birders
3/11/07 Ben Cacase -- at S. end of Reservoir
3/15/06 - Early Birders-Tupelo Meadow
3/17/05 - Tom Fiore - North Woods, just S. of Blockhouse

3/10/1909 -- Ludlow Griscom --across the street from the American Museum of Natural History where he headed the Ornithology Department

P.S. This just in at eBirdsnyc, at 10:43 a.m. 3/12/2012

Hello all,
This morning I saw two Eastern Phoebes in the Park. The first one was at Tupelo Meadow and the second one at the NW end of the Great Lawn. The bird at Tupelo appeared duller than the second, so I am pretty sure that it was not the same bird that had moved. At Maintenance Field there were about 10 Song Sparrows feeding on the grass.

good birding,

Anders Peltomaa