Date: 5/16/18 8:57 am From: Dan <browndog06...> Subject: Manhattan migration
I walked part of the South Manhattan Linear Trail this morning, paralleling Wildcat Creek. Although I added Eastern Wood-pewee and Cape May Warbler as new for 2018, it was predominantly sights and sounds of summer. Which has been the case for at least 2 weeks for me.
I know I've lost significant high-end hearing, and that limits me (although I heard the Cape May directly overhead). But have others in the Manhattan area been having good outings, particularly for warblers?
And, can I get something off my chest? Warblers don't warble. Some of their songs could loosely be described as pretty, but none of them warble. House Wrens warble. Enthusiastically.
So I propose we change the family name, and I've given this a lot of thought, trying and rejecting various attempts. What I finally came up with is Resplendent Leaf Gleaner, or RLG for short.
So this morning I had 1 Cape May RLG and several Yellow RLGs, but no others.