Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tom Fiore reports migrating warblers and a big PS

at left: Chestnut-sided Warbler
bathing in Central Park on 5/3/11


Friday, 30 August, 2013

Manhattan sites, mainly Central Park (N.Y. City)

A modest migration over the past week or so, variety decent but hardly outstanding, and numbers definitely modest on most species noted.  A fair proportion of the birds moving through Manhattan have been warblers, and some of those seen this week have included:

Blue-winged (and a few hybrid 'crosses' of that + Golden-winged)

Northern Parula
Yellow (fair no's)
Magnolia (few)
Black-and-white (fair numbers)
American Redstart (numerous, not abundant)
Worm-eating (just one? - but seen previously)

Ovenbird (esp. in last 2 days)
Northern Waterthrush (only redstart more num.)
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded (incl. a full-plumage male type - n. end)

At least a dozen of the above were noted today.

good & safe holiday birding,

Tom Fiore,


and a BIG P.S. 

Anders Peltomaa  wrote yesterday: A Lawrences Warbler was at the east path along the Upper Lobe in Central Park this morning about 10:30 am. Photos:
I was photographing a Carolina Wren scolding and the Lawrence's came in
behind him.