Birdspot. On the road. Drawing birds.

Archive: April 2009

Yesterday was a 16-warbler day. This is very normal for a pretty good day during Spring bird migration. It is not a particularly amazing number (20 warbler species and up is rather nice), but there were good pockets of birds throughout the park, with some coveted FOY’s (First of Year’s) such as Prairie and Kentucky [...]

The weather yesterday was incredible, and Central Park was mobbed with people. I had to push through tourists at Strawberry Fields and fight my way over the Bow Bridge, but once in the wooded Ramble it was a little more manageable, and I looked for birds. It is amazing how much you can see there, [...]

I know that it is Spring. I know this, despite the fact that it is freezing and I am wearing long underwear as it snows on me in Central Park, because I spotted a Louisiana Waterthrush and a Blue-grey Gnatcatcher and a couple of Yellow-rumped & Pine Warblers and numerous Eastern Phoebes AND a gazillion [...]