Date: 3/9/17 8:33 pm From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, & Bryant Park Lincoln's, Manhattan (& spring-a-ling, Kings Co.-Prospect Park), 3/9
Topping 60 degrees today, Pine Warbler has arrived in Prospect Park,
Brooklyn (Kings Co.), and Eastern Bluebird added yet more color to
that park - these species seen today by Brooklyn birders. ;-)
Revisiting my Bryant Park (Manhattan) sparrow question - there are
photos that unequivocally showed a Lincoln's Sparrow wintering in
Bryant Park, midtown Manhattan-
thanks to those who responded (off-list and on); I knew that other
keen observers saw Lincolnís, but I had not seen aII of their photos
(now I have, and found another of my own that's just ok for ID) - so
I'd seen the bird as weII, but not most recently or another time in
Iate Feb - & now wonder if it has survived.
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Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
A Red-headed Woodpecker continued just west of East 68th Street within
Central Park, that sighting reported from Ken Chaya for this afternoon.
Eastern Phoebes - harder to find for me today; locations today, Turtle
Pond, near sw part of reservoir, and in the loch.
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2, by west shore of lake.
More blossoms on trees, shrubs, forbs - some Forsythia just beginning,
but more important for those kinglets, gnatcatchers, warblers and
other insectivores (when they come) are the many deciduous trees of
multiple species now with ripe buds, and some now in flower. Insects
of many species have been seen, by those seeking or not, and many are
earlier than expected.
Other avian species noted - 3/9/17:
Pied-billed Grebe - 2 (reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant (various locations)
Great Blue Heron (the Pond)
Turkey Vulture (2)
Wood Duck (the Pond, Meer)
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail (drake , The Pond)
Bufflehead (25, reservoir)
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
[red] Fox Sparrow - (1)
White-throated Sparrow (fewer)
Dark-eyed Junco (fewer)
Common Grackle (1,000-plus)
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you
know for sure that just ain't so.
good birding, and thanks to those respecting all wildlife and other