A hop & skip away from Central Park
Bryant Park at 42nd and Fifth [outside the main building of the New York Public Library] is just a hop and a skip away from Central Park. So I thought I'd include Alan Drogin's report of the birds he saw there this week:
He writes, via nysbirds-l
It started with the Aberrants. A Northern Waterthrush kept court by the garden shed in the southeast corner of Bryant Park from Monday until Wednesday when I last saw it circling frantically around the shed after a cat moved on in. Another aberrant, a dull-striped Ovenbird showed up Tuesday, chicken-walking among the late blooming begonias on the south side of the lawn. It was joined by a Commoner, my first White-throated Sparrow of the season. When the rains took a break just before nightfall, there was a flurry of half a dozen warblers high in the London Planes - it was too leafy and dark to identify much except for the flash of racing stripes of the Black & White Warbler. With the midweek shift to colder dryer weather, things have quieted a little except for a few more Black & Whites and today a couple of Redstarts.