After some days of strong, favorable westerly winds, at least two western vagrants were observed in Manhattan yesterday: the HARRIS'S SPARROW in Central Park (as previously noted here) and a VARIED THRUSH. The latter was a window-strike victim, found at 57th and Central Park West, and immediately taken to the Wild Bird Fund on the Upper West Side.
Photo and comments on the find here: https://twitter.com/wildbirdfund/status/1059116791564263424 If the bird recovers, it is possible that birders might get to see it during or after its release. Usually these releases take place in Central Park. Those interested should stay in touch with the Wild Bird Fund, and we will do the same. David Barrett @BirdCentralPark on Twitter www.bigmanhattanyear.com -- 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/ --