Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Marsh Wren in the bushes in front of the NYPL, at 40th and 5th.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Rainy day. This AM 2 Northern Parulas in a tree behind the building. This afternoon a catbird.
Last week, same tree, an Eastern Towhee.

Friday, October 22, 2010

This prothonotary warbler has been at the NY Public Library on 5th Ave btw 40th and 42nd. According to one non-birder he's been there for some time, but was first posted on the birding elist yesterday. Still there today, thank heaven, so I finally have seen a prothonotary warbler.
The bird has always intrigued me, even before I became interested in birds because of the role it played in the Chambers-Hiss episode. Chambers was able to help prove his link to Hiss because he recalled Hiss being excited about having seen the protho.
Anyway, a nice bird.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A white-headed sparrow amidst the white-throated sparrows at St. Vartan's Park
1st Ave btw 35 & 36th.
A first for me.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Finally some time in Central Park. Wednesday a common yellow throat, northern parula and a yellow rump by the lake.
Friday, yellow rump, female yellow throat, magnolia warbler, ovenbird, cedar wax wings, northern parula and chestnut-sided warbler in the Ramble. Baltimore Oriole on Falconer'sHill.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Work, weather and weariness have kept me from getting out in the field. Around the neighborhood sightings have been rare. A house finch across 1st Ave from St. Vartan's Park on Friday and a white throated sparrow inside the garden, a common yellow throat inside the fence at St. V's garden today. Otherwise, Robins, mourning doves, pigeons house sparrows and starlings. On Wednesday I was heartened to hear and then locate a cardinal as I sat in the 5th floor lunchroom at work.