Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Central Park 9/21 - they're ba-ack

No, not the Black-and-White above, I mean the sparrows, or more specifically the White-throated Sparrows, who will be with us as individuals or at least in species until May. I missed the early action in Strawberry Fields, finding a few pockets elsewhere in the park but nothing especially notable apart from my first WTSPs of fall - currently in small numbers. A further change in the season was indicated by other first-of-fall species: Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blue-headed Vireo. Numbers of Swainson's Thrushes remain pretty high.  The Black-and-white Warbler shown above is actually an adult male in basic plumage - most of the Black-and-whites seen in fall are on the drabber adult female - immature male - immature female axis, but this has quite a lot of black in the auriculars.

Double-crested Cormorant
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

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