Today I spent ten minutes in the patch of cosmos along Marconi Drive in City Park (by Tad Gormley Stadium).
I spished in a nice crowd of birds, including luring a bunch of arboreal stuff out into the weeds:
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Hermit Thrush (!- normally requires a woodsy area, and usually not in town)
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
2 Swamp Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
The vireo flew across 25 yards of open air to reach the small baldcypress out in the patch that I was standing next to- an unusually vigorous response for that species. After it departed, a group of four kinglets did the same, crowding into the baldcypress to fuss at me.
Birding Made Easy is now also available Uptown at Octavia Books.
For a copy of Birding Made Easy-New Orleans, email me at email@example.com, or look for it at area book stores. It is now available at
Uptown: Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop, Octavia Books
French Quarter and Marigny: Peach Records, Fauborg Marigny Art Books Music, Librairie Book Shop, Beckham's Bookshop, Arcadian Books and Prints, the Crabnet
Mid City: City Park Botanical Garden, Community Book Center
North Shore: Mandeville Chiropractic