Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Joe's AMNH walk this morning

  No. Flicker -- photo by DAVID SPEISER - Central Park, 4/3/08

Joe Dicostanzo of the AMNH reports:

A beautiful, but still a bit cool morning for my American Museum of Natural History walk. There were birds around, but it did require some work. Highlights below.

Northern Shoveler – many fewer than last week, but still about 20 or so between the Lake and Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk – two still seem to be nest building on the San Remo, but they seem to have shifted their interest from the north tower to the south tower
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – at least three in various locations
Northern Flicker -  numbers are building up; at least five around the ramble
Eastern Phoebe – 2
Brown Creeper – by feeders
Golden-crowned Kinglet – one south side of Turtle Pond
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 2
Hermit Thrush – 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 1, south side of Maintenance Meadow
Louisiana Waterthrush – 1, Indian Cave
Chipping Sparrow – 1, feeders
Swamp Sparrow – 1, above Shakespeare Garden
Dark-eyed Junco – a few at the feeders

Joseph DiCostanzo
Great Gull Island Project - AMNH