Inspired by the spectacle at Madison Square Park (where I can add Black-and-White and Northern Parula Warblers to Ethan's terrific list from a great day there), I splashed through the rain at around 3:00 for a lap or two around Bryant Park.
Feeding on the lawn were *at least* 10 male and 6 female Common Yellowthroats, probably a few more. They were joined by a single female American Redstart and a small Empidonax flycatcher, which I pegged as a Least but never got a great look at through fogged-up glasses. In the plantings bordering the lawn were a single Swainson's Thrush and at least 8 to 10 Ovenbirds. (Given that I barely examined the park's periphery, I'd guess the overall numbers were significantly higher than that.) --Joe Wallace -- 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --