We try to figure out how a European bird made it to Staten Island; "Old Grogglenose" is our Featured Feathered Friend; and we salute a reborn river.
From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York, features Laura Erickson, editor of the Birdscope newsletter; a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker as our featured bird; and a live sighting of a juvenile Bald Eagle!
Our man John "Gadabout" Galluzzo checks in from the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in New York. Also, a caller makes good use of her field guide in our Mystery Bird Contest, and Mike O'Connor helps—or at least sympathizes with—a listener whose robins are singing at 2 a.m.
We learn how feeding phalaropes defy gravity, and we recount a bird's story that began in Central Park.