Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City -

On Tuesday, 13 June, a male Black-throated Blue Warbler was a very late 
straggler or wanderer, at the Great Hill in the park’s north end.  2 Catharus 
[genus] Thrush species besides nesting Wood Thrush, were seen, one Swainson’s 
Thrush, & one 'Gray-cheeked’ type, these also in the north end of the park in 
fairly thick vegetation.  Quite late now for at least Swainson’s Thrush.
Wednesday, 14 June, a female Mourning Warbler flushed from nearly ground-level 
at the edge of dense vegetation in the north woods of the park.  

Not a bird, but of interest as rain showers were ending, an Eastern Red Bat 
(Lasiurus borealis) flew by, under still-dark skies, but well after dawn. It’s 
one of, if not the most commonly-observed bat species in Central, & possibly of 
most of N.Y. City. It may be the most likely species to be observed in daylight 
hours here in the city, sometimes rather active even in the daytime, more so at 
dawn or dusk, or on some overcast days.  
Thursday, 15 June, a singing male Canada Warbler was by the small stream near 
W. 77 St. just inside the park, & a “return” of the Common Yellowthroat that 
had been singing a lot north of the King Jagiello of Poland’s statue, e. of 
Turtle Pond - also, other Common Yellowthroats in several locations continue to 
sing from their respective places… whether any of these males have mates is 
still to be seen.

There hasn’t been any grebe on the CP reservoir all this week, as far as I’ve 
noticed, & not a whole lot of anything avian but the regulars of summer (Great 
Egret, Black-crowned Night-Herons, Double-crested Cormorants, Barn Swallows, & 
some of the expected urban waterfowl & a smattering of gulls, now mainly Great 
Black-backed & [American] Herring Gulls.

"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that 
which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision 
to demand that which is good?”     - Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine 
biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent Spring’.  Sir 
David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had an effect on 
science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)

good -and ethical- birding,

Tom Fiore

NYSbirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

Please submit your observations to eBird:


Reply via email to