The Migration Heats Up
Tom Fiore reports on Tuesday, 21 April, 2015
Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) had a nice arrival - some of the birds may have actually filtered in on Monday, but clearly more showed up overnight. At least 11 species of warbler were noted in the park (and it's possible a few additionals were), although pride of place will still go to Prospect Park in Brooklyn with their ongoing Prothonotary and Yellow-throated Warblers as well as at least 10 other warbler spp. there...
Swamp Sparrow -- Central Park -- photo by Lloyd Spitalnik - 5/8/09
For Central, among
the migrants noted this day were:
[Myrtle] Yellow-rumped Warbler (building no's.)
Scarlet Tanager (early)
The above list leaves out a lot of species, including some that have been around a while, & perhaps a few much more recent arrivals. Plenty of birders out & about and there will be more to seek, as this latest arrival generally, city & region-wide has brought a nice variety as well as some of the rarer species as mentioned in rapid posts. Also a good time to do local "patch" birding, of any smaller neighborhood parks or green-spaces, as a "goodie" could be hiding in plain view almost anywhere now, with not all too many leaves on the trees & shrubs, although that also is changing fairly rapidly after our 1 summer-strength very warm day.