Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Seeming as though some or all of the migrants found this day may have been 
hold-overs for the past few days, with poor conditions for a great deal of 
migration the past several nights…  A Horned Grebe continued for at least the 
4th day now, at the reservoir, again seen at near first-light, & quite active 
even then;  at least 8 warbler species were also found - Black-throated Blue, 
Black-throated Green, N. Parula, Magnolia, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, 
American Redstart, & Black-and-white - these about equally distributed in the 
Ramble & nearby, & the north end. Other species seen include those breeding in 
the park, at least in low or modest number:  Great Crested Flycatcher, E. 
Wood-Pewee, E. Kingbird, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Wood Thrush, House Wren, 
Baltimore Oriole, Red-eyed & Warbling Vireo, Green Heron, and many other 
more-common species.  Also present on the reservoir have been Gadwall, and 
drake Wood Duck just today.

A look at some areas in northern Manhattan (n. of 96 Street to the northern 
tip) on Monday found a good many Yellow Warblers, in a variety of parks, 
including some fairly small ones, and esp. in areas roughly north of a line at 
about 161 St., some of these or even most likely attempting to find mates 
(singing males thus).  Impressive too over the past few days have been numbers 
of Chimney Swifts found moving about in both Central Park, and points n. within 
Manhattan, with over 100 seen today (6/7) over all of Central Park, some of 
them seeming to move north as the first few hours of daylight progressed.

- - - - 
"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you 
haven't done a thing. You are just talking.” 
- Wangari Muta Mathaii (1940-2011; activist, author, planter of trees, member 
of Parliament in Kenya, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the first 
environmentalist in the world and first African woman to receive that honor)

Good -and ethical- birding,

Tom Fiore


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