Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City Sunday, 3rd December, 2017 In addition to the lingering celebrity Empidonax flycatcher being seen again in the Ramble this day, (a minimum of) ten species of warblers were already being found as of the noon hour, and of these (that I am aware of) the least-common for Deember is the lingering 1st-fall Magnolia Warbler, which was again photographed in the Hallett Sanctuary (& has now been seen & photographed by others there as well). Also of potential interest (as a report) is that for a possible Canada Warbler recently reported, but the report lacking in details as to location within the park or for the bird’s markings that may have been noted (or any photos); this latter warbler species would be far more uncommon so late in the year than even a Magnolia in December. Of the (at least) ten warbler species in the park, 8 of them have been found in the areas south of 72nd Street, or roughly, the southern 1/3 of Central. However the greater habitat in parts of the northern portion of the park could yet yield some additional species &/or numbers to this remarkable movement and pile-up of December warblers.
Additional notable species of Sunday & Saturday include[d] a female Boat-tailed Grackle again seen in the roving grackle flock in the park’s southern third, and (on at least Saturday) a Pine Siskin seen by a dozen or more observers around & at the Evodia Field (Ramble) feeders and vicinity. Much more to be added, the above are just a few highlights. Good ongoing luck in flycatcher-observing, Tom Fiore manhattan -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --