A check of the park between 11AM and noon revealed the skittish Northern Waterthrush in the same location as before (southwest corner around the shack), as well as a scattering of other lingering species amid the nesting Catbirds: a single Ovenbird, Swainson's Thrush, and Swamp Sparrow, a handful of White-throated Sparrows, and two male Common Yellowthroats.
The presence of these adult birds into mid-June makes me wonder: Are they "stuck" here, or simply an overflow of individuals that haven't paired up this year? Also, there's been a preponderance of male Yellowthroats in the Bryant Park population I've seen all spring: Is this reflective of some population quirk in the area, a matter of which gender chooses the small urban greenspace, or (most likely) some factor I haven't thought of? (I know what female Yellowthroats look like, and the park is so small that I haven't been missing larger numbers of them than males.) --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://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/ --