Thursday, April 25, 2013

10. count 'em ten warbler species! and a PS from Stephanie

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- Photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK -

Chris Cooper reports:

Relief after several slow days, with good variety if not quantity. Individuals put in scattered appearances with little song (6:15-10:45 AM)

HOODED W (continues from Azalea Pond to Summer House/Warbler Rock)
Yellow-rumped W (abundant)
Palm W (many)
Black-and-White W (several)
Yellow W (Strawberry Fields thanks to Stephanie Seymour, and the Point)
Black-throated Green W (E of Azalea Pond)
Prairie W (Azalea Pond, thanks to Steph S again)
Pine W (Azalea Pond)
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo (the Point thanks to John Schemilt, and the Azalea Pond)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Baltimore Oriole
Hermit Thrush
House Wren (Strawberry Fields, Warbler Rock)
White-throated Sp
Song Sp
Swamp Sp
Chipping Sp
Field Sp
Savannah Sp (Bocce court behind Falconer's Hill)
WHITE-CROWNED SP (Bocce court behind Falconer's Hill)
DE Junco
E Towhee
Green Heron (pair flying and perching in trees)

ALSO REPORTED: N Parula (Shakespeare Garden, by Roger Pasquier and Phil Jeffrey), Nashville W (Steph S), Common Yellowthroat (Brian Padden), Purple Finch (Nadir Souirgi)

Stephanie Seymour of Englewood, N.J.adds via eBirdsNYC:

In addition to the birds Chris listed , my friend John and I found a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD near the back of the feeder area - Evodia Field. It was happily feeding from a bunch of flowers. Thanks to Jared H., we saw some CHIMNEY SWIFTS high overhead. And in Maintenance Meadow, I found a GRAY CATBIRD.

Happy birding.