Monday, September 30, 2013

Saturday's migration

Lincoln's Sparrow -  Central Park  - 5/4/08
photo by LLOYD

Phil Jeffrey writes:

A moderate migration on Saturday [9/28] reflected in the birds at Strawberry Fields (highlight: Lincoln's Sparrow) and a much weaker flight on the Sunday where the Ramble held more birds including the unlikely sight of a termite hatch-out at the east end of Azalea Pond.  Sparrow numbers had increased significantly over the previous weekend and I had my FOS Golden-crowned Kinglets.

Word of caution, having been recently tripped up: some of the Veeries passing through are quite dull with more extensive spotting, and can impersonate other species.

American Kestrel  (2 southbound on Sun)
Peregrine (Strawberry Fields Sun, likely a local bird)
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 in Maintenance Field on Sat)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (2 in Strawberry Flds Sat, 1 on Sun)
Eastern Phoebe (several)
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (1 on Sat)
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Veery (2 on Sun)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (1 on Sat, *several* on Sun)
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush (1 on Sun)
Wood Thrush (1 on Sun)
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1 on Sat, fly-by)
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm Warbler (1 on Sat)
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Lincoln's Sparrow (Sat)
Swamp Sparrow (Sun)
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
American Goldfinch