Evening and

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.

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Central Park 5/8/2019

Red Bat

We saw an Eastern Red Bat by the Evolia feeders in the Rambles, Central Park. Poor little thing needed help. I heard later that it was rescued by the Wild Bird Fund.

Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis), Central Park 5/6/2019

Squeaky B & W

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:
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-and-white_Warbler/sounds
This one was passing through Central Park.

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), Central Park 5/6/2019
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), Central Park 5/6/2019

Northern Parula

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.

Northern Parula Warbler (Setophaga americana), Central Park 5/6/2019
Northern Parula Warbler (Setophaga americana), Central Park 5/6/2019