Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The range of this species within the US has historically been confined mainly to southern parts of Texas, California, Arizona and Florida. In recent years they have been seen with some regularity much further afield, including many records from the north-eastern US.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
At least 4 Pine Warblers near the Great Lawn today, along with 2 Palm Warblers. Elsewhere in the park was a Great White Egret on Turtle Pond, singles of Common Loon and Laughing Gull on the reservoir, Swamp Sparrows, Eastern Phoebe and Brown Thrasher in the North Woods.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
My first visit to Marshlands since the snow melted. Plenty of evidence of spring including; displaying Wild Turkey, Red-winged Blackbird and Hairy Woodpecker, nest-building by many species including Osprey, and newly arrived migrants such as Tree Swallow and Eastern Phoebe.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
There were plenty of other migrants about, notably Eastern Phoebe, dozens of Northern Flickers, and literally hundreds of Golden-crowned Kinglets.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
There were a few winter birds still around. On the reservoir these included a fabulous breeding plumage Common Loon, several Buffleheads, Hooded Merganser and a pair of Red-breasted Merganser.
The feeders in the Ramble still had a few Fox Sparrows, along with the usual crop of Brown-headed Cowbirds, Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, American Goldfinch and others. It was a good woodpecker day, with Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flickr, Downy Woodpecker and Hairy Woodpecker all active.