Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Prospect March 26th Pine Warblers and winter species

Reports received this morning of PINE WARBLERS in a few locations:

--Boulder Bridge (T.Stephenson )

--Lullwater near the Boathouse ( also YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER) ( RBate)

--Maryland Monument , towards the Nethermead ( Chris Holden)

--North Pines below the Terrace Bridge ( Rob Jett, et al)

ON Lookout Hill Butterfly Meadow, WHITE WINGED CROSSBILLS.

Tom Stephenson led the NYC Audubon group and reported several good species for this date, among them some winter species as it been all winter, the Xbills ( see above) , Pine Siskins with incoming spring migrant RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

A single COMMON REDPOLL was seen in the water edge in the Vale of Cashmere pool; later it was spotted perched by the bench near  the water fountain at the south end.

Hi Peter,
Today I led a group of birders for NYC Audubon. We had some good birds on a nice but brisk day.
Almost 50 species; not bad for this time of year. Highlights include 3 species of Merganser, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Rusty Blackbird, Pine Warbler, Peregrine, Monk Parakeet, and American Tree sparrow.
Here's the list.
Best regards,

Pied-billed Grebe
Great Egret
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Northern Shoveler
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Pine Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
White-winged Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow