Date: 11/24/21 3:11 am From: Tom Fiore <tomfi2...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] N.Y. County, NYC 11/20-11/23: Y.-br. Chat, Dickcissel, Sc. Tanager, B.-h. Vireo, lingering warblers, & more
New York County (in N.Y. City), including Manhattan & Randall’s Island
Sat., 11/20 thru Tuesday, 11/23 -
On Tuesday, a Yellow-breasted Chat was discovered at City Hall Park (south of Chambers St., in lower Manhattan), and was accompanied there by Ovenbird and Common Yellowthroat, as well as some other passerines such as Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and some other birds. The Chat was a brighter individual than the recent one that had been near to Bryant Park which so many had come to see.
A Dickcissel was continuing at Dyckman Fields, north of the western terminus of Dyckman St., in northern Manhattan; this is a long-lingering bird by now and has had multiple observers. A Baltimore Oriole was noted in that same area, and that general area (of Manhattan) has in recent years sometimes hosted B. Oriole[s] attempting to overwinter.
A Scarlet Tanager was photographed at Hudson River Park in the Tribeca area of Manhattan, near the entrance to Pier 40, on Mon., 11/22. Some warblers still lingering recently have included the long-staying Orange-crowned Warbler, as well as Black-and-white and Pine Warbler[s] at Central Park, as well as Black-throated Blue Warbler at Union Square Park in downtown Manhattan; there may well be additional warblers lingering in some locations around the county. A Blue-headed Vireo was found at Highbridge Park in northern Manhattan on 11/22.
Some other recent birds have included Pine Siskin in several locations in the county, Snow Buntings again at Randall’s Island, American Tree Sparrows, [Red] Fox Sparrows, and other birds of the season such as Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald Eagles, and ongoing varied waterfowl.
Good birding to all, and again safe travels to those doing any,