Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Central Park, Oct 6th

Not quite an epic day, but the best fall migration day for me of 2009 with good numbers of birds at Strawberry Fields at dawn (the benefit of getting the 0535 out of Princeton Jct) and birds continuing to drop in for at least another hour or more. Sparrows, woodpeckers, phoebe and kinglets dominated, with an unspectacular warbler diversity but I managed to eke out 13 warbler species (not bad for fall) but nearly all in the single digits for individuals. Species mix was mid-late fall, with both Swainson's and Wood Thrushes outnumbering the single Hermit Thrush and Red-eyed rather than Blue-headed Vireos.

Great Blue Heron
Gadwall (still 25+ at Turtle Pond)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (several)
Northern Flicker (many)
Eastern Phoebe (several)
Red-eyed Vireo (3)
Winter Wren (3)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (many)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler (Turtle Pond)
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee (several)
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow (Maintenance Field)
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Indigo Bunting (Maint Field, Strawberry Fields)
Baltimore Oriole (1)

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