Wednesday, April 15, 2015

AMNH morning walk report

Hermit Thrush --  Photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK

Joe DiCostanzo reports on this morning's American Museum of Natural History walk:

Finally a real spring day for one of my Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. bird walks. We had about 40 species in the Ramble from 7 – 9 am. Highlights below:

Northern Shoveler (1, the Lake)
Great Egret (2, Turtle Pond and the Lake)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (7, the Lake)
American Coot (1, the Lake)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (scattered individuals)
Rough-winged Swallow (1, Turtle pond)
Brown Creeper (1, Evodia Field)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (scattered everywhere)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (2, sw of Belvedere and the Oven)
Hermit Thrush (1, Turtle Pond)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (several)
Pine Warbler (5 – 6, se corner Turtle Pond)
Palm Warbler (1, s. side Turtle Pond)
Eastern Towhee (3 males, w of Azalea Pond)
Chipping Sparrow (1, feeders)
Swamp Sparrow (2-3)
White-throated Sparrow (singing everywhere)
Brown-headed Cowbird (1, feeders)
Purple Finch (2 males, feeders)
American Goldfinch (still numbers at the feeders)

Joseph DiCostanzo

Great Gull Island Project - AMNH