An hour in Bryant Park at midday (we miss you, Alan D!) was quieter than many other urban parks, but did reveal three Ovenbirds, Swainson's and Hermit Thrush, abundant Catbirds, Song, White-throated, and Chipping Sparrow, and (including the plantings around the library) at least nine Common Yellowthroats...seven of which were male. Adding the two seen later on the closed lawn in Madison Square Park, both male, today's sightings continued the multiyear trend I've observed of a seemingly disproportionate ratio of male to female Yellowthroats in these small Midtown parks. Nothing but speculative reasons why, however.
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