Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Central Park, April 28th

Most interesting bird was actually viewed from the NJ Transit train
headed into the city at Secaucus, where a Common Raven was soaring
above the rock outcrop at Laurel Hill Park.

Hooded Warbler and Worm-eating Warblers were the best birds for the day after that.
Possibly more than one Worm-eating, but there was just one very active male Hooded that rarely fed at ground level. A "late"
bird was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. New birds for the year for me
included Eastern Kingbird (nr Bow Bridge), Veery, Yellow Warbler
(several) and American Redstart. Slightly odd that I've seen Redstart
and Bay-breasted before Black-throated Green (which I only heard
today). 18 or 19 warbler species is, however, not a bad total for late
April. The Juncos appear to have left but the White-throated Sparrows are still numerous.

Despite hearing Chimney Swifts I didn't see any until I was working in the yard at home in the evening.

Double-crested Cormorant (flock migrating overhead)
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo (heard only)
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Blue-winged Warbler (a few)
Nashville Warbler (several, widespread)
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (abundant)
Black-throated Green Warbler (heard)
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler (probable heard)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart (Tanner's Spring)
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush (Gill)
Louisiana Waterthrush (Oven)
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow

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