Monday, October 24, 2011

Central Park Oct 23rd

Central Park was notable for a good push of late fall migrants: lots of Hermit Thrushes, Song Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers with quite a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Gray Catbirds. The diversity was low - something that had something to do with me staying put in the Maintenance Field for a couple of hours watching the flocks of sparrows working their way through. The warbler count was fleshed out by a lone Magnolia (my new late date, and pushing it's luck) and one Palm Warbler. The usual late fall additions of Purple Finch and American Goldfinch were absent, presumably because of good crops in the north this fall and the consequent lack of an invasion year.

Cooper's Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Gray Catbird
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

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