Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Central Park Effect

I made my first ever birding trip to Central Park accompanied by filmaker Jeff Kimball who is responsible for a great documentary that has recently been released called Birders: The Central Park effect. You must check it out as it is incredible.
 American Robin
 Red-bellied Woodpecker -male
 Red-bellied Woodpecker - back view
 White-breasted Nuthatch
 Downy Woodpecker - male
 Downy Woodpecker - closer view
 A fuzzy pic of a Brown Creeper - tick!!
 White-throated Sparrow
 Tufted Tit
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - juvenile. Tick!!
 Red-tailed Hawk - immature
 Northern Cardinal - female 
Common Grackle
I had two new birds today: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Brown Creeper. Was well pleased with those. We also dipped on Barred Owl, Saw-whet Owl, Iceland Gull and a wayward Black-headed Gull!

I'll tell you one thing though, it was bloody freezing out there today!!


birdchaser said...

Glad you got your creeper!

Owen Strickland said...

Hello, David.

I love your blog and pictures!

I'd just like to point out that your Red-tailed Hawk is actually a Cooper's Hawk with those yellow eyes, long and round tail, and even breast streaking.

Check out my blog: The Addicted Birder!

Good birding!