Easter Sunday, 21 April, 2019 - A nice fresh arrival of various migrants on Easter Sunday morning at Central Park & elsewhere in Manhattan, N.Y. City, even if none (so far) nearly as notable (!) as the Black-necked Stilt being seen by multiple obs. at Nickerson Beach in southern Nassau County, NY on Sunday.
Summer Tanager has arrived in N.Y. City, found at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn/Kings Co. NYC on Saturday, 20 April & was being seen there again on Sunday 4/21 (near the Dell Water). -- Sightings for Manhattan Sunday 4/21 included at least these arriving migrants (& local breeders) - White-eyed Vireo (Central Park) Wood Thrush (at least several, many observers including by the Feminist Bird Club group walk) Orchard Oriole (several, Central Park and Riverside Park) Baltimore Oriole (ad. male, Riverside Park) Rose-breasted Grosbeak (multiple, Central Park & Riverside Park) Indigo Bunting (several males, Central Park & Riverside Park) … likely a number of other new migant arrivals also will be discovered thru the day Sunday, with more in coming days. Flyover (diurnal) migration appeared a bit slow, but there were some Common Loons moving overhead as seen from near the Hudson River - and some other expected species also were moving. There have also been multiple species of warblers in Central Park in particular, with a modest uptick in numbers of some, & just possibly a few more new arrivals. (A Swainson’s Warbler was found at Higbee Beach, Cape May County, NEW JERSEY, Sunday morning, rare but no longer entirely unexpected there as an overshoot; & a cue that others of the species could’ve done the same and flown a bit farther north.) - - - [N.B., at least a few Blue Grosbeaks have been seen in places north & east of N.Y.C., a rather typical ‘overshoot’ species, worth looking & listening for. As an example is one male of this species photo’d. at Hempstead Lake State Park, Nassau Co., N.Y. on 4/21 - see: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55216678 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55216678> & others also have been found at points north, as has Indigo Bunting.] good and peaceful birding, 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/ --