Having my office move from across Bryant Park to Hudson Yards in April has been a tough birding experience. Especially after one of my favorite vacant lots of wild trees and vegetation above 36th Street was bulldozed this summer.
Nevertheless, I got 30 species in the spring and over the summer I saw the Herring Gulls flock to the two green roofs over Jacob Javits and Postal Service, scare off all of the Ring-Billed Gulls, lay eggs, have fluffy grey fledgelings, and then depart en masse post-Hurricane Dorian in early September. I’ve been able to add some species during the fall migration - typical for the fall, more sparrows and wrens. There have been some late-staying Ovenbirds, Common Yellowthroats, and a Wood Thrush I would see occasionally. But today I encountered my favorite from Bryant Park - my first American Woodcock - in the small garden plot north of 34th street by the construction wall on the west side. It would scuttle up over the hill and out of sight as I would walk from one side to the other. That’s species number 47! Happy Birding, Alan Drogin -- 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/ --