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The Rumble of the Ramble

Central Park, NYC

overcast 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:
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SWAINSON’S THRUSH:
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NORTHERN PARULA:
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GRAY CATBIRD:
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Its relative the BROWN THRASHER:
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SCARLET TANAGER:
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MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
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WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH:
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CEDAR WAXWINGS:
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This female BLACK-THROATED BLUE was a nice surprise:
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And the male was even better!
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There was one patch of The Ramble with flowering plants and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS like this cooperative individual abounded:
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RED-EYED VIREO:
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And its cousin, the PHILADELPHIA VIREO, which was an identification puzzle for a while but turned out to be a highlight of the morning!
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ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS:
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This WOOD THRUSH, a declining species, was also nice:
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And its uncommon relative the GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH:
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Male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT:
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NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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TENNESSEE WARBLER:
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BLUE JAYS like this were very common:
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This BLACKPOLL WARBLER was nice!
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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:
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And this secretive species, a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, was a particularly surprising find in that busy Manhattan park!
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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!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 953 Species

Posted by skwclar 17:54 Archived in USA

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Wowza! What an amazing day! I gotta get there!

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