Thank you Alan, and I will not forget the Golden-winged Warbler. Stuyvesant Town we have seen 15 warbler species and today a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was reported by one of my fellow birders there. What is sad, and I hope we can stop it, is extensive herbicide cosmetic application. My friend is coughing and I feel irritated from it, and I am sure it is toxic to all life in Stuyvesant Town. We will try to stop it. Birding is in your own backyard. I have gone to CP, and I drive there. I have only gone about 5 times. You can go to other places, but do it carefully. I spray my car with Dr. Schulz`s essential oils, quite powerful. I use his nasal application, very powerful, his hand cleanser, powerful. We all spray our masks with silver or safe disinfectant, and do it more than once. I appreciate your posting.
On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 10:59 PM Alan Drogin <dro...@earthlink.net> wrote: > This pandemic has forced me into birding the same mile of Riverside Park > south of 96th Street, just down the block from where I live, almost every > day for over two months now. Unable to chase birds throughout the hot spots > of New York State this season, the fortunate timing during peak Spring > migration at least has provided me with plenty of FOY pleasures. > Nevertheless, this routine has shown me that not all nature just passes > through affording thrilling chance encounters, but that there is a natural > “neighborhood" just outside my door which changes slowly with the seasons. > Fortunately, Springtime is when the male birds must stake out a territory > and proclaim their constant presence through glorious song in order to > attract mates. > > It has been my newfound pleasure to recognize the singing 7+ days of > individual Towhees, Cardinals, House Finches, and finally the Catbirds in > their respective “blocks” (there are just too many House Sparrows, Pigeons, > Robins, and Starlings to keep track of). This has been a chance to watch > the gradual cessation of White-throated Sparrows, the aggressive courtship > of House Sparrows, Robins giving chase, Starlings gathering nest material, > and now the constant high-pitched pleas for food from the gaping yellow > mouths of awkward fledgelings. > > I now identify exactly three male Northern Flickers who alert each other > with their steady staccato calls of their “turf” across from 82nd, 84th, > and 91st streets. A pair of Downy Woodpeckers whinny in the middle at > 86th. I’ve found two of the Flickers clearing out respective tree holes in > Hippo Playground and just south of River Run Playground. Last week I saw a > female sticking her head. > > Since my first walk I have expected every day the loud “teakettle, > teakettle teakettle” of the Carolina Wren just north of Hippo Playground. > Last Wednesday I saw the wren on a tree stump by the high stone wall, but > heard the song from a few yards away - this must be the female mate. But > then came a plaintive peep a few yards in the other direction. Then all > three swooped to a scrawny sapling across my path - it was the baby getting > fed. Dare I say a tinge of grandparental pride? > > Stay safe birding, > > Alan Drogin > > > > > > > > -- > > 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/ > > -- > > -- 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/ --