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

6 thoughts on “Couch’s Kingbird at Abingdon Square

  1. Barbara Bryan 2014-12-31 / 6:21 pm

    Fun and interesting. What a unique looking bird!

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  2. Lee Gaywood 2014-12-31 / 9:03 pm

    what a great start for the New Year!
    Sherry*
    Happy New Year!

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-01-01 / 8:27 am

      Thanks Lee. I am trying hard to keep up with my social networking assignment.

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  3. Marc Felix 2015-01-10 / 2:19 pm

    I like the pic of the bird caught in flight. It seems to be twisting in air, perhaps to catch a insect. As of yesterday we hear that the bird is still surviving the cold.

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  4. eileen tamplin 2015-01-12 / 10:51 am

    this is a stunning photo. I loved it

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-01-13 / 12:36 pm

      Thanks. Stay tuned for more. See the new Snow and Geometry page at port4u.wordpress.com/snow-and-geometry/

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