Saturday, May 19, 2012

At work in the Conservatory Garden

6 photos by MURRAY HEAD--May 18, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Metamorphosis at the Pond

West side of The Pond, opposite Hallet.

Photos of tadpoles by MURRAY HEAD

Monday, May 14, 2012

This morning's birds

Baltimore Oriole -- Central Park- 5/5/08 -Photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK-

Monday, May 14, 2012

Starr Saphir's group had 55 bird species, including 17 warblers, in the Central Park Ramble this morning. The highlight came around 9:30 am when Starr briefly saw a LITTLE BLUE HERON flying high over Turtle Pond -- a very rare sight in Central Park, and only the second Starr has had in over 30 years of birding the Park. Notable birds: Little Blue Heron (flyover, Turtle Pond) Eastern Wood-Pewee Acadian Flycatcher (heard only, north of Humming Tombstone) Least Flycatcher (Hernshead) Eastern Kingbird (Castle) Tree Swallow (Turtle Pond) Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Turtle Pond) Cedar Waxwing (several flocks seen) Chestnut-sided Warbler Blackburnian Warbler (female, Azalea Pond) Canada Warbler Wilson's Warbler (south end of the Point) Baltimore Oriole (seen and heard frequently)