Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mourning Warbler!

Just for the record, Phil Jeffrey saw a MOURNING WARBLER, one of Central Park's hard=to=find annual migrants,  in the small fenced area north of the Tupelo meadow this morning.

  photo of MOURNING WARBLER taken in Central Park on 9/13/07  by DAVID SPEISER -

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

Monday, October 08, 2012

Blue Grosbeak TODAY

photo of Blue Grosbeak by LLOYD SPITALNIK - 2006

[via David Barrett and  eBirdsNYC]:

Lenore Swenson's group responded to a 10:36 AM text alert from Kellye Rosenheim, Pat Pollack, and others of a BLUE GROSBEAK perched in a tree just west of the Maintenance Meadow lawn. The cooperative bird remained there and gave good, close looks to all. 

Other highlights from the Ramble:

Gadwall (Turtle Pond)
Osprey (flyover)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (15+, seen everywhere)
Eastern Phoebe (5+)
Red-eyed Vireo (Maintenance Meadow)
Black-capped Chickadee (several)
White-breasted Nuthatch (5)
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing (in fruiting trees all over)
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
American Redstart
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler (seen frequently)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (abundant)
Eastern Towhee (heard and seen frequently)
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow (Sparrow Rock)
Purple Finch (several, east side of Maintenance)
American Goldfinch