Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Another beautiful morning

Scarlet Tanager  - Central Park - 5/7/08

Joe DiCostanzo ( of the American Museum of Natural History reports on today's bird bonanza:

Another beautiful morning in the Ramble in Central Park (before the temperature warmed up) for my American Museum of Natural History bird walk group. With the predicted warming weather I was not expecting much in the way of birds, but was very pleasantly surprised. We had over 50 species between 7:00 and 9:15 am. Highlights included: 
Great Blue Heron (Upper Lobe)
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Chimney Swift
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (various places in the Ramble)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Maintanence Meadow)
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo (along the Gill above the concrete bridge)
Brown Creeper (south side Tupelo Meadow)
both kinglets
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing (flock in Maintenance Meadow)
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager (2, south side Turtle Pond)
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch (Belvedere)