Sunday, April 03, 2016

The birds of yesterday...

Palm Warbler -- photo by DAVID SPEISER


[April 2, 2016]\ This afternoon, Central Park had a good amount of migrants. Among the usual stuff and already arrived migrants, I saw 2 Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers (Gill source and the Point), a Chipping Sparrow at the feeders, 2 aggressive Ruby-Crowned Kinglets at Turtle Pond, and a pair of Palm Warblers. Also, today was a flicker day, and I must've seen at least 15 to 20 of them when I was there. It seems only a matter of time before Louisana Waterthrushes and other migrants arrive.

Species List:

2 Palm Warblers (Yellow)
3+ Pine Warblers (Pinetum, including a female)
2 Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
3 Golden-Crowned Kinglets (2 at Point, 1 at Pinetum)
2 Ruby-Crowned Kinglets
2 Hermit Thrushes
2 Eastern Phoebes (Mugger's Woods
1 Chipping Sparrow
4 Song Sparrows
3 Dark-Eyed Juncos
1 Fox Sparrow
Northern Flickers (many)
8 Double-Crested Cormorants
6 Buffleheads
50+ Northern Shovelers
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