Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Gill was hopping this morning

Northern Flicker, male --- Central Park -- photo by MURRAY HEAD

Joe DiCostanzo [] writes:

It was mostly cloudy for my American Museum of Naturl History bird walk this morning from 7-9 am. It was not as active as yesterday morning but there were birds around. The Maintence Meadow was far less busy than yesterday, but there were still a few birds there. The most active spot we found was The Gill in the vicinity of Loupat Bridge. We found over 30 species with the highlights including:

Northern Flicker (good numbers all over the Ramble)
Eastern Phoebe (scattered around Ramble)
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (The Gill)
Swainson's Thrush (good numbers)
Hermit Thrush (I had one on the way out near the Upper Lobe; my first of the fall)
Brown Thrasher 
Northern Parula (Maintenance Meadow and The Gill)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (The Gill)
Magnolia Warbler (everywhere)
Black-thrated Blue Warbler (scattered abut including a male by The Gill)
Palm Warbler (Hernshead)
Black-and-white Warbler (scattered around)
American Redstart (scattered inidividuals)
Ovenbird (Evodia Field)
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee (calling near The Tupelo)
Swamp Sparrow (ne of Tupelo Meadow)
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Maintence Meadow)