Tag Archives: Prothonotary warbler

An Hour in the Park with NJ Audubon: Two Life Birds and a Fight

Prothonotary warbler Turtle Pond Central Park A 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

Prothonotary warbler

Double-crested cormorant Central Park A 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

Double-crested cormorant

The New Jersey Audubon hosted a bird walk in Central Park with Pete Dunne. I was only able to say a short time, but I saw great birds (above), met some really terrific birders, and even watched a fight.

Fighting House sparrow e at Delacorte Theater Central Park 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

So, I thought I saw an injured sparrow on the ground, but …

Fighting sparrows c at Delacorte Theater Central Park 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

It wasn’t alone; it was a serious fight between two males over a female

Fighting House sparrow g at Delacorte Theater Central Park 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

Here’s what they were fighting over …

Nesting House sparrow at Delacorte Theater Central Park a 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

Fighting House sparrow f at Delacorte Theater Central Park 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

Pinned

House sparrow at Delacorte Theater A 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

The Winner

Delacorte Theater 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

Here is a statue of Romeo and Juliet. We met at the Delacorte Theater, and that’s where the sparrows were nesting under the eaves. there were actually quite a number of nests.

Eric Stiles NJ Audobon Delacorte Theater 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

This is Eric Stiles, President and CEO of NJ Audubon addressing the group.

Pete Dunne and Jamie Koufman at Delacorte Theater A 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

Here is Pete Dunne and me

Pat Brentano Jamie Koufman Joe Grillo at Central Park 4-28-15 jamiesbirds

 Pat Brentano, Jamie Koufman, Joe Grillo

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