Sunday, September 14, 2008

Central Park, Sept 13th

A warm and slow day in the park had a few redeeming features. Finding nothing much at Strawberry Fields (Rose-breasted Grosbeak) or the Lower Lobe (Green Heron), I found a few Gadwall on the Lake on my way to the Upper Lobe where things were a little more interesting. While photographing a flock of Cedar Waxwings coming down to feed on pokeberry, a Yellow-breasted Chat popped up. This wasn't an easy bird to re-find, although Tony Lance saw it about 45 minutes later. There was also a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding nearby and a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher vocalizing over our heads. The warbler count was low in species and numbers - a Palm Warbler in the Maintenance Field was the most interesting one.

Green Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Song Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole

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