Purple Finch, Ramble

Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) male, Cap ...

Purple Finch

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.