Wednesday, April 10, 2013

And today's winners are... [2nd post today] plus a PS

Pine Warbler  - Central Park - 4-23-09
 Photo by David Speiser --

JOE DICOSTANZO reports at 10:51 TODAY  [4/10/13] via ebirdsnyc:

A lovely, warm morning for my American Museum of Natural History bird walk group. We had a total of 41 species. Highlights included: 

Wood Duck (pair on Upper Lobe) 
Gadwall (male on Lake) 
Bufflehead (male on Lake) 
single Great Blue Heron and Great Egret (both flyovers) 
Barred owl (in usual spot, but no sign of Saw-whet) 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (maybe half a dozen) 
Eastern Phoebe 
Brown Creeper 
both Kinglets 
Hermit Thrush 
Brown Thrasher (by weather station) 
Pine Warbler (about six nw of Shakespeare Garden, including some extremely bright yellow males) 
Palm Warbler (various places) 
Eastern Towhee (by weather station and Tanner's Spring - singing) 
Chpping Sparrow (west of Great Lawn and at Sparrow Rock) 
Field Sparrow (west of Great Lawn) 
Rusty Blackbird (Upper Lobe) 

Joe DiCostanzo 

and a PS from JUNKO SUZUKI

One addition to Joe's list.: Blue-headed Vireo (2, W. of Shakespeare Garden, 8:30 AM & Pond near Gapstow Bridge, 12:30 PM.)