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Old Friday 13th September 2019, 22:34   #701
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Old Sunday 22nd September 2019, 01:08   #702
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another duck

Hello,

Last Sunday, i saw a female gadwall at the Reservoir and immediately thereafter an immature chestnut sided warbler. Several days in a row, I have seen ruby throated hummingbirds around some jewelweed. At first, I thought it was an insect landing on a branch, but my binocular revealed my error. I am not used to seeing a hummer sitting still. On Wednesday, I was alerted to an American bittern near a tupelo tree.

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Old Sunday 22nd September 2019, 01:37   #703
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Old Sunday 22nd September 2019, 02:01   #704
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Sounds like migration is well under way for you Arthur
Hello KC,

Yes, the migration is well under way. I cannot get to the Park early enough for the best bird watching.

How are things to the south?

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Old Tuesday 24th September 2019, 00:26   #705
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A good day!

Hello all,

Near Strawberry Fields, someone pointed out an uncommon visitor, a Lincoln Sparrow and then a flycatcher which could have been a willow flycatcher or alder flycatcher, as they are identical. It did not provide a call which distinguishes between the two species.

I continued to "the oven," where I sighted a northern parula and then a female rose breasted grosbeak appeared. In a tupelo tree a brown thrasher turned up,

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Old Tuesday 24th September 2019, 21:37   #706
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Yesterday and today

Hello,

I neglected to mention seeing a black throated blue warbler, yesterday. This morning I briefly joined a group from the Linnean society at Strawberry Fields. my usual starting point. The group leader pointed out a Cape May warbler but I spotted a bird which someone suggested was a great crested flycatcher but I did not think so. It was revealed as a yellow billed cuckoo, which I had missed by a few minutes the day before. The yellow billed cuckoo is a life bird. High over the Lake, someone spotted a peregrine falcon which nest in the city's high places.

There are still black and white warblers, American redstarts, rose breasted grosbeaks, green herons and female ruby throated hummingbirds in the park. One of the fairly common birds is our northern flicker.

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Hello,

I neglected to mention seeing a black throated blue warbler, yesterday. This morning I briefly joined a group from the Linnean society at Strawberry Fields. my usual starting point. The group leader pointed out a Cape May warbler but I spotted a bird which someone suggested was a great crested flycatcher but I did not think so. It was revealed as a yellow billed cuckoo, which I had missed by a few minutes the day before. The yellow billed cuckoo is a life bird. High over the Lake, someone spotted a peregrine falcon which nest in the city's high places.

There are still black and white warblers, American redstarts, rose breasted grosbeaks, green herons and female ruby throated hummingbirds in the park. One of the fairly common birds is our northern flicker.

Happy bird watching,
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Congratulations on your two "very good days!"

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Weird weather

Hello,

Yesterday, the high temperature was a bit less than 34C; today the temperature dropped from 18C, near midnight to a little over 12C and was damp with showers and drizzle. Sunday, I saw my first red bellied woodpecker in months, and a sharp shinned hawk. Yesterday, I saw a phoebe. Today, I saw what I think may have been a swanson's thrush but I definitely saw Eastern Towhees.

I never considered bird watching a contact sport until I read a guide's encounter with an irate bird watcher.

All images are by Louis Agassiz Fuertes in Birds of New York by Eaton.
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More birds of the season

Hello,

In the past week one of our cold weather bird, the white throated sparrow, as well as an American goldfinch in autumnal plumage. There were more migrants: a song sparrow, carolina wrens and a pine warbler..

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Hi Athur -

Nice stuff do you manage to get down to Central Park or are you housebound?

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Hi Athur -

Nice stuff do you manage to get down to Central Park or are you housebound?

Laurie -
Hello Laurie,

Virtually all my sightings are in Central Park. I like to take a five km walk, sometimes longer, most mornings. One km to Central Park, one km home, and three km in the park. From home, I see very few species, but I have seen an American woodcock, woodpeckers and thrushes from my window.

I neglected to mention that I saw a scarlet tanager, this week.

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I saw that documentary - Birders, The Central Park Effect

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Hello Laurie,

Really? I never have seen that documentary.

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