Central Park, NYC
Sunday 23 September 2018 69 °F
Today with my mom was an AMAZING, nearly fallout day at the ramble in Central Park! MANY, MANY birds were around, and songbirds were in abundance! I also met many, many birders who had the same idea as me, including a kind man named Richard with whom I birded for quite a while.
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS abounded and were quite cooperative:
Its relative the BROWN THRASHER:
This female BLACK-THROATED BLUE was a nice surprise:
And the male was even better!
There was one patch of The Ramble with flowering plants and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS like this cooperative individual abounded:
And its cousin, the PHILADELPHIA VIREO, which was an identification puzzle for a while but turned out to be a highlight of the morning!
This WOOD THRUSH, a declining species, was also nice:
And its uncommon relative the GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH:
Male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT:
BLUE JAYS like this were very common:
This BLACKPOLL WARBLER was nice!
Then, we took the subway to the Chelsea Market and ate Vietnemese sandwiches in a small park near there. Amazingly, in the middle of Manhattan, migrants abounded — a true fallout! AMERICAN REDSTART:
And this secretive species, a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, was a particularly surprising find in that busy Manhattan park!
Bird-of-the-day to the Black-throated Blue Warblers with runner-up to the Philadelphia Vireo. A GREAT day in Central Park! Stay tuned for more migration fun here in NY!
World Life List: 953 Species