It isn’t often I get a life bird in such an easy way. This Evening Grosbeak was hanging out on May 11 by the Evodia bird feeders in Central Park, along with a hoard of fellow bird watchers. My life list count for the US is 351 and 919 world wide. It’s a modest list because I do not travel much. I’ll will not be seeing all 10,425 some odd bird species in the world.
Black-and-White Warbler breeds in northern and eastern North America and winters in Florida, Central America, and the West Indies down to Peru. One of its calls is so high pitched I need my hearing aids to hear it:
This one was passing through Central Park.
All sorts of warblers are passing through now to challenge my shooting skills. The second photograph is the usual view we all see. The Warbler Guide by Stephenson and Whittle helps in identifying warbler butts. I counted 36 species in Central Park yesterday and I barely moved.