Sunday, Mother’s Day - May 10th A fine morning & mid-day of birding in Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) with Brenda Inskeep and other birders also along the way. Highlights for me included a male BLUE GROSBEAK spotted & called by Brenda at the far-north end of the park’s wooded area, as well as the long-lingering RED-HEADED WOODPECKER also spotted by B.I. as we waited a bit for it to show up - which it did by flying across the park’s W. Drive roadway, to the west side & sitting in a tree there for a while; later it went back to its more-usual set of trees to the east of the park roadway, this all about near W. 98th Street. We also found a good many warblers, thrushes, vireos, & sparrows, plus an ongoing parade of R.-br. Grosbeaks & B. Orioles & others. We were especially happy to find a ‘pair’ (which could now be a pair) of Brown Thrashers. The day warmed & many many park-goers were coming out to enjoy some sun & fresh air.
Happy Mom’s day to all moms and their families, and good birding, Tom Fiore manhattan -- 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/ --