When I opened my front door to get my newspaper at about 8:00am, there was an Ovenbird and a Magnolia Warbler in the tree just 15 feet away. In my yard was another Ovenbird, so I knew we had some good movement into the park.
I rushed home from my appointment and began birding at about 10:30am. The light was poor then, but the trees near Turtle Cove were full of warblers. There were several Parulas, Black-throated Green, Yellow Warblers, many Yellow-rumps, a Magnolia. In the same tree were both Orchard and Baltimore Oriole, Warbling Vireos, Goldfinches. There were too many birds for this one birder to see and ID all at once. Nearby, Greater Yellowlegs were in the puddles near Orchard Beach along with a Solitary Sandpiper. House finches, Savannah, Song and Chipping Sparrows were flitting on the grass. There were multiple Tree and Northern Rough-wing swallows and a nearby Killdeer doing its wounded wing routine. I was thinking how there were probably 150 birders in Central Park this morning, and I was likely only person birding the city’s largest park. How many more species would be found here with some more birders? Come visit! Jack Rothman cityislandbirds.com <http://cityislandbirds.com/> -- 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://email@example.com/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/ --