Sparrows galore on 4th Monday Saw Mill River Audubon bird walk at Croton Point today with 10 sparrow species seen on main walk: Chipping (2), Field (1), White crowned (5), White-throated (21), Vesper (6), Savannah (12), Song (92), Lincoln's (2 total, 1 on main walk and 1 by another observer), and Swamp (at least 11), as well as a few Dark-eyed Juncos now.
Separate observers reported a Clay-Colored Sparrow as well in grasslands between landfill and Croton Bay. Two Eastern Meadowlarks seen twice flying together over landfill grasslands. Small flock of Pipits (7), many Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, a couple of American Kestrels and a Northern Harrier also on landfill grasslands. At the end of our walk, we observed an interesting territorial-like display by pair of adult Bald Eagles vocalizing and flying together and interacting with a third adult, perhaps a passing migrant (?). A pair of adult Bald Eagles has been consistently seen around Croton Point this year through spring and summer. A fourth adult and a subadult Bald Eagle were also seen earlier in the walk. Two Pectoral Sandpipers with one lingering Semipalmated Sandpiper continuing in the wetland area by ballfield. [High count of each observed of over past week has been 10 Pectoral Sandpipers and 3 Semipalms.] Greater Yellowlegs in puddle in fenced parking lot behind ballfield parking at end of the walk. Other sightings on walk eBird list here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49371523 Anne Swaim Saw Mill River Audubon www.sawmillriveraudubon.org -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --