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Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello all,

A curious thing happened on Sunday: I spotted a white throated sparrow in Central Park, many weeks ahead of its usual first arrival.

Stay safe,
Arthur
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Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello,

Two days after my last post, I saw a brown thrasher and the next day, a northern waterthrush. More than a week later, I saw a a female hooded merganser. Last Sunday, at Azalea Pond, I saw an American redstart and a black and white warbler and heard an oriole.

Stay safe,
Arthur
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Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello KC,

August has its advantages for bird watching but I have had enough summer. I am looking forward to autumn, New York's best season.

Stay safe,
Arthur
 

Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello all,

I have been either busy or hiding from summer's heat. At the start of the autumnal migration, I did see myrtle warblers, aka yellow rumped warbler, and magnolia warblers, and a veery, but great crested flycatchers and a Swainson's thrush were also seen.

In the north of Central Park, there was a nest of black-crowned night herons, at the Pool. I managed to see a pair of immature black-crowned herons, 2kms south at the Lake.

Stay safe,
Arthur
 

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Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello,

Early, last week, I found a hooded warbler in Abodia field, Central Park. I do walk around "connected," so someone else must have notified bird because there was a knot of people there looking for the bird well into the afternoon.

Today, I saw a black and white warbler, catbirds, many northern flickers a northern parula and a female American redstart. Now that autumn has begun, white throated sparrows are common but today also brought cedar waxwings, a ruby crowned kinglet, and an Eastern towhee. So we are enjoying seasonal overlap.
I hope to get some more bird watching walks, as the autumn progresses.

Stay safe,
Arthur
 

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KC Foggin

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Lucky you Arthur! I have never laid eyes on a Hooded Warbler and it sounds like you've had a terrific migration day guy.
 

Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello,

First, some sightings, right at home may be of interest. In my block of flats' garden, I have started to see northern flickers and white throated sparrows, as well as a prairie warbler. In the front of the building, a female mallard landed twice on the footpath near our flower beds. Some residents were worried and wanted to call the Audubon society or the animal rescue center. I live about a km from central park and less than 300m, as the bird flies from the Hudson River Park. I said, "The mallard might be a birdbrain but it had reliable instincts." Besides it did not seem to be in distress.

About a fortnight, ago, I started seeing female ruby throated hummingbirds, in Central Park. As the jewelweed had lost its flowers the hummers have gone. On Sunday, a great horned owl turned up in the Park. Today, I got to see a palm and a black throated blue warblers.

Stay safe,
Arthur
 

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Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello,

I have seen only a couple of hermit thrushes of late, but I was happy to see the first northern shove[l]lers, even if they were not yet in breeding plumage. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, I was pleased to see a male belted kingfisher at Turtle Pond. Peculiarly, the Hermit thrush.jpg shovellers.jpg Kingfisher, belted.jpg chipping sparrow.jpg Song sparrow.jpg Brown creeper.jpg rl female kingfisher has the red plumage. The belted kingfisher is a much larger bird than Eurasian kingfishers. Unfortunately, I did get the kingfishers catch anything. On Monday, I was directed to look for the kingfisher on a snag, which made no sense to me. I was told that bird watchers call bare branches snags! To me, a snag is an imperfection in a textile fabric, an obstacle to navigation, or an obstacle in achieving some purpose.

Yesterday, I saw a chipping sparrow and a song sparrow. Today, I might have seen a brown creeper.

Stay safe,
Arthur
 

Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello,

After a long dry spell, I have been seeing woodpeckers, again: last week, downy woodpeckers and Sunday, a yellow bellied sapsucker, today,, a red bellied woodpecke. I'm still seeing warblers: yesterday a palm warbler and a myrtle warbler, aka yellow rumped warbler; today, a black throated blue The myrtle warblers have been known to stay through the winter. Sunday, also brought a cooper hawk, for the first time in quite a while, as well as both ruby crowned and golden crowned kinglets, which actually showed their crowns. Yesterday, I also saw a Downy.JPG yellow bellied sapsucker.jpg Red bellied woodpecker.jpg kinglets.jpg cooper hawk.jpg .

a Cooper hawk

Stay safe,
Arthur
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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