Thursday, April 16, 2015


Murray Head, Central Park's star Nature Reporter  is ever on the spot with his camera. Many thanks, Murray. 

Hi Marie,

The Sheep Meadow Nest has been reclaimed by the Red-tails!
(There are eggs, there will be chicks)

Meanwhile In The Ramble...
The Flickers are flying and flirting.

Murray Head

Murray adds: "Spring is everywhere in the park."  Here are the specifics of burgeoning spring , posted on eBirdsNYC today by Joe DiCostanzo:

 My American Museum of Natural History bird walk had about 40 species in the Ramble from 7 – 9 am. Highlights below:

Northern Shoveler (1, the Lake)
Great Egret (1, Turtle Pond)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (3, the Lake)
American Coot (1, the Lake)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (scattered individuals)
Brown Creeper (1, the Point)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (scattered everywhere)
Hermit Thrush
Northern Waterthrush (1, singing, the Point)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (2, the Point)
Pine Warbler (5 – 6, se corner Turtle Pond)
Palm Warbler (1, s. side Turtle Pond)
Eastern Towhee (1 male)
Chipping Sparrow (1, feeders)
Swamp Sparrow (2-3)
White-throated Sparrow (singing everywhere)
Brown-headed Cowbird (1, female, feeders)
American Goldfinch (still numbers at the feeders)

Joseph DiCostanzo
Great Gull Island Project - AMNH