This was a 4 day stopover on the way home from
and following quite a
bit of birding (300+new species), this was meant to be city sights, shopping,
good food, shows etc Costa Rica . Well as it was my first time to the
even in the city everything was new Americas . A chance lap of Bryant Park saw me stumble
upon an urban twitch for a Kentucky Warbler; a mega site record . I didn’t
get to see it but in trying I saw a Prothonotory which is rarer for the site,
and other birds included Eastern Towhee, Common Grackle, American Robin,
Scarlet Tanager, Chipping and White-throated Sparrows, Ovenbird, Palm, Black
and White Warblers, Wood and Hermit Thrushes, a Peregrine, Grey Catbird,
Dark-eyed Junco, Common Yellowthroat and Blue-headed Vireo . Along the
western coastal footway and Highline I added a few Brent Goose, Herring Gull, GBBG,
Mourning Dove, Barn Swallow and more Catbirds .
After doing the city stuff, we had a quick stroll in the southern part of
Central Park and headed to the Ramble and around the lake
on our last morning . Here I added Rufous-Tailed Hawk, Northern
Cardinal, Veery, Hermits, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black and
White Warbler, Magnolia and Black-throated Green Warbler .
There were plenty American Robins, Common Grackle, Blue Jay and singles of Red-bellied
and Downy Woodpeckers . All in all, I want to go back:- right now to do some proper States birding!
Wood Thrush and Grey Catbird- Bryant Park
A crowd you just have to join!
Palm Warbler on the Lawn-Bryant Park
Migratori Turds- lots on the Baseball court-Central Park
lone Veery and lots of Grackle
Hermit Thrush and Black and White Warbler