Friday, April 20, 2007

April 20 - Tenafly Nature Center last !

Finally the warmer winds returned last night, and brought lots of birds with it.
There were the largest numbers of both individuals & species to date.

Over two-dozen Palm Warblers were feeding, making the entire area seem alive once again after the cold winter. Continuing were the 8-10 Pine Warblers, including a couple of female Pines too. Yellow-Rumped Warblers made their return all decked out in their beautiful breeding plumage.

Another new arrival today was the Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher. This bird even did a little singing for me to enjoy. These birds often breed at Tenafly, so they can also be seen later in the year.
A few Double-Crested Cormorants flew overhead, Swamp Sparrows continue along with both Golden-Crowned Kinglets and Ruby-Crowned Kinglets. Brown Creeper was seen and so was Winter Wren. Woodpeckers were represented by the Downy, Red-Bellied & Northern Flicker species.

This weekend ought to bring quite a few more new arrivals for the Spring.
I'll post about them on Monday.