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)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Connecticut Warbler--TODAY

Rich Fried reports today at 12:04 pm:
A Connecticut Warbler is currently being viewed in the "Tupelo Meadow" under the Tupelo Tree in the Ramble in Central Park. Originally found by Junko Suzuki. 
Photo of Connecticut Warbler by DAVID SPEISER --2008

Tom Fiore reports

Red-eyed Vireo   photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK ---2006

Saturday, 22 September, 2012

Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

There were still many migrants about all day, but I was unable to re-find a few from Fri. morning's good diversity, notably no Blue Grosbeak, also no Indigo Buntings, and a couple of the warblers seen Friday went missing in my searches, while a Pine Warbler was added.  A fair addition for some species in my rounds at the north end, particularly more Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and a modest number of thrushes including Wood and Swainson's, for the most part.  Also still going strong were Red-eyed Vireo and I ran into more House Wrens than the day before. A Marsh Wren was again present but along the north shoreline of The Pool.

Tonight's and the next few nights chillier weather will bring a lot of fresh migration...

Good autumn birding,

Tom Fiore, Manhattan