Couch’s Kingbird at Abingdon Square

It has been an exciting time for NYC birdwatchers and for me. A Couch’s Kingbird has been in the West Village for about 8 weeks now. Initially it was seen by a non-birder who eventually told a birder who identified it. The news broke on 12/25/2014. I photographed it diving for insects near the wall on the corner of Bank and Hudson Streets, Abingdon Square, Saturday 12/29/2014.

On Monday, 12/29/2014 I was interviewed by Meg Baker of CBS2 News http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/10987764-rare-find-has-new-york-bird-watching-community-chirping-with-excitement/ as a representative for The Linnaean Society of New York (http://linnaeannewyork.org/ – I am the webmaster).

Couch's Kingird at Abingdon Square 12/27/2014
Couch’s Kingird at Abingdon Square 12/27/2014
A mob of birders looking at the Couch's Kingird
A mob of birders looking at the Couch’s Kingird