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A few Central Park forays

New York, NY

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The school year is catching up with me now so that means I am once again falling a bit behind in posting…

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

After studio class, I knew it was time to finally visit Central Park for the first time this fall as I was already down on just 104th St. It was a quick scooter ride over to the Pool where I was searching for a Sora that had recently shown up in the southwest corner. While searching, I immediately spotted this NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH:
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And I spotted the SORA, though it stayed tucked back in the reeds and never allowed for photography.

So, I continued onto the Loch where I had a few more common warbler species such as AMERICAN REDSTART:
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And COMMON YELLOWTHROAT:
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BLACK-AND-WHITE:
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WOOD THRUSH was nice to see:
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RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER:
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And my bird-of-the-day came in the form of this YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER as it is getting a bit late for this species to still be hanging around.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

I had a lovely time birding Central Park this morning with Margot M — we started off with a few GADWALL at “The Pool”
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CAROLINA WREN:
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ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
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CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER:
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Male SCARLET TANAGER (yellow nonbreeding plumage):
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Bird-of-the-day for wednesday goes to the Scarlet Tanager. Unfortunately, it’s rarer cousin the Summer Tanager didn’t feel like cooperating today.

Stay tuned for more! We’re getting close to peak migration here in NYC though I have limited time to get out and enjoy it.

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 1139 Species

Posted by skwclar 01:22 Archived in USA

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Red Belly WP is full of light. Must be setting on the Sunny Side of the street.

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