Monday, 10 September, 2018 - A Yellow-breasted Chat appeared in Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City), seen at 3 p.m. on the southern edge of the Ramble / Lake edge (sometimes locally called the “riviera”) in thick shrubs near the very large boulders there, & then went unseen by me, in the nearly 1 hour I took hoping to grab a photo. At that hour, rain had let up, bringing more tourists & etc. quickly in & thru the park, including near where the chat had popped up. For 10 seconds, a brilliant view, on top of a poke berry bush, then in typical migrant-chat fashion, not even another glimpse. This area is a bit east of the Bow Bridge, perhaps 12+ yards east.
One other nice find (not mine!) was a Connecticut Warbler, in N.Y. County, but on Governor’s Island, on Saturday 9/8, found by Gabriel Willow; as far as I’m aware, it did not turn up again for other birders in following days. The report (into eBird) was from the Nolan Park sector of the island. Further reports for the past several days, later or next day; there has been nice diversity, if not enormous numbers (of most species) for Central Park, in the recent rainy and/or windy weather. Rain & storm-birding can be interesting… 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://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/ --