So, hoping that the cold front would carry some groovy migrants, I got up bright and early this morning and headed for Central Park.
Apparently there was some hardcore migrant action at the north end of Central Park today, including a Clay-colored Sparrow. But me, I went to the Ramble. Oh well. The Bay-breasted Warbler was a year bird, anyway.
American Robin Turdus migratorious
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Common Grackle Quicalus quiscula
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicola
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
The Downy Woodpecker was pecking on a locust seedpod. It was kind of amusing to see a bird as long as my hand picking at a seedpod that evolved to be eaten by mammoths.