Sunday, May 10, 2009

Birding in Central Park...

Following yesterday’s Birding Big Day event with the Urban Park Rangers, I went to Central park to bird with Joe Giunta who had a Spring Migrant class trip. The weather was not the best for birding as it was too windy and bird activity was minimal. Our walk took us through many good birding spots in the park, starting with Strawberry Fields, which turned out to be the best spot for the day. Here we had good looks at Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Black Throated Blue, Baltimore Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a Canada Warbler that gave us spectacular looks. Other highlights of the day included a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Warbling Vireo that were called in with phishing sounds by Birding Bob who was leading another group. The best highlight for many as well as a life bird for some who were lucky to have seen it was a Wilson’s warbler that I spotted just before we got to Oak Bridge. Another good bird that we heard about was a Prothonotary warbler seen at the point, but when we got there the crowd was just too much and we did not stay there too long. At the end of the day, I had a total of 42 species. Share with Bookmark and Share

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