One note from the Bronx (county) from Tuesday, 4/23, a Red-headed Woodpecker was reported along with more-regular species at Pelham Bay Park in the Hunter Island area, by M. Janssen.
--- Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 - Manhattan, N.Y. City An uptick locally in the numbers of Gray Catbird is a fairly good indicator that more of a variety of neotropical-wintering species has also arrived. A fairly good push of new migrants came through, and some have dropped in to local parks on Wednesday. Included among these in Manhattan are Yellow-billed Cuckoo, at least 4 species of Vireos (Red-eyed, White-eyed, Warbling, and Blue-headed) - & won’t be surprised to add a 5th to those; also Eastern Kingbird, Great Crested Flyctacher, & poss. Empidonax (if so, likely to be Least) Flycatcher, Orchard & Baltimore Oriole[s], & some thrush diversity coming along with Veery, Wood, & now Swainson’s as well as (more) Hermit Thrushes, & what seems an especially strong push of sparrows, with White-throated Sparrow showing a considerable increase in some locations; also a good species-diversity in warblers, even if not the really big numbers of some that will eventually be expected (such as Yellow-rumped/Myrtle). There also is/was a good amount of diurnal activity, added to the significant nocturnal flight that passed over NYC much of the night, & watching the sky could be rewarding, thru the day also. NO sign or report of a Prothonotary Warbler from Tuesday at Central Park, despite some seeking. It could still be around, but may also have moved on, especially given the strong flight north of many species by Tues. night / early Wed. New York County had a Purple Martin fly-by on Tuesday 4/23 as reported by an experienced observer from Manhattan’s eastern side. A male Scarlet Tanager appeared along Riverside Drive (near W. 111th St.) late Tuesday, & was not re-found early Wed. 4/24. Among warbler migrants, a good diversity already seen & heard; likely some others are also around; those noted so far were: Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped [Myrtle] Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Worm-eating Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, & Hooded Warbler. Only a few of these seemed even moderately common, & none appeared to be abundant, yet. There are some Purple Finches in locations where they were not seen in recent days, a likely new influx. There were at least a few newly-arrived Red-breasted Nuthatches as well, in several parks visited in the a.m. Good 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/ --