Starr Saphir and Lenore Swenson’s walk in the Central Park Ramble had 46 species including 10 warblers. A cold front passed about 36 hours prior, bringing cooler temperatures (low 60s) and moderate northwest winds overnight.
There were two new birds for the season. Starr got a fleeting glimpse of Blackburnian Warbler near the walk’s start. Later, Lenore acted on a tip and found Purple Finch near Evodia Field for all to see.
Starr also had Olive-sided Flycatcher at the Triplets Bridge.
All had good views of Wilson’s Warbler on the path east from Belvedere.
Red-breasted Nuthatch was again heard in the Ramble. The group also got to see Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.