23 April 2012: Cold, Overcast Day Still Yields Birds

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus)

Blue-winged Warbler

Considering the conditions — temperatures in the high 40’s to low 50’s, and overcast skies after a night of rain — today turned out to be surprisingly birdy morning in the Central Park Ramble.

Starr added three new birds to her season list today: Gray Catbird, Blue-winged Warbler, and Northern Waterthrush, bringing the season total to 90.


  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (female)
  • Great Crested Flycatcher (near Azalea Pond)
  • Blue-headed Vireo (4)
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2, Lake)
  • Barn Swallow (2, Lake)
  • House Wren (3, all singing males)
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Brown Thrasher (2)
  • Blue-winged Warbler (male, Lower Lobe, great views)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (70)
  • Palm Warbler (7)
  • Northern Waterthrush (west end of Gill)
  • Eastern Towhee (15)