Monday, 22 April, 2019 - Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City I discovered a male Prothonotary Warbler around 4:30 pm on a rather rainy afternoon, at The Pond in the southeastern corner of the park, seen by chance on a walk not really seeking birds (and no bins in hand); luckily, a few others could be alerted & with word getting out, a fair number of other birders got to see the Prothontary in the late hours of the day. It spent a good deal of time by the stone bridge at the N. side of the main pond, known as Gapstow bridge, and was feeding a lot near the water, occasionally into low branches near there, including near all 4 “corners” of this small stone arched foot bridge. The location is very near Fifth Avenue & about E. 61st Street, a bit west into the park from there, & is also a very popular tourist destination for sky-line photos & such. I was with Kristine Wallstrom who helped me get the word out, & also helped to get some photos with a pocket camera. As we departed, more birders were arriving. Hopefully, it may stay over a while, and give more seekers a chance to view. N.B., all of the pond edges & crannies could be checked, should the warbler not be in evidence on further search.
- - (a p.s. on a bird-banding code used by me; I realized a few minutes late that a code for American Golden Plover is not normally AMGO - Mea culpa.) good luck, 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/ --