Worm-eating Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat


English: Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros verm...

Worm-eating Warbler

Lenore Swenson’s walk in the Central Park Ramble went off this morning despite dark skies and the continuing threat of rain. We did get a couple very brief (several-minute) showers, but after these short delays we ended up having a decent walk: 38 species, including eight warblers.

On the path going NE from the Upper Lobe all had excellent views of the Worm-eating Warbler, possibly the same bird that has been hanging out in this area now since July.

Further along the path, just south of the entrance to Belvedere Castle, we had our first-of-season female Blackpoll Warbler.

We also saw the Yellow-breasted Chat that has been seen in the Maintenance Meadow since Sunday.

Maintenance Meadow also brought a couple of Eastern Kingbirds, several Red-eyed Vireos, a Veery, and a Swainson’s Thrush.

Elsewhere we had Eastern Wood-Pewee, including a good view of one by Azalea Pond, and Great Crested Flycatcher.

A Connecticut Warbler was seen by one very reliable birder yesterday just NE of the Upper Lobe. It was not refound, nor did we see it today.