Those of you who know me know that I don't keep a list and that I don't care what I see as long as I see something. I even enjoy starlings, so today when I looked up at the berry tree a bit north of Sparrow Rock I was puzzled. Here was something I'd never seen before. Berry trees = robins, waxwings, jays, catbirds, finches . But what was this? My brain ran the gamut including something exotic, an escapee? But there were two, possibly male and female? I took loads of pictures and went running to find a knowledgeable birder. Fortunately Richard was at the Garden. He took one look and knew- evening grosbeak. WHERE??? So we went running. At first the grosbeaks were not there, but after about 20 minutes they came back to the berry tree. What fun,- for us, for the birds. They gorged. We smiled. Rare bird for Central Park. Not only new bird for me. I had never even heard of an evening grosbeak. PRETTY!
I think I'll have a cream cheese and berry sandwich for supper.________________________________________