American Tree Sparrow, Great Hill

English: American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arbor...

American Tree Sparrow

Lenore Swenson’s walk in the Central Park North End had 48 species including three warblers (Palm, Yellow-rumped, and Mourning) and nine sparrows, the high so far for the season.

American Tree Sparrow, seen on sparrow slope of the Great Hill, is a new bird for both the season and the year (#156).

Field Sparrow, also seen on the Great Hill, is a new bird for the season.

The other sparrows seen were White-crowned, Chipping, White-throated, Swamp, Song, Eastern Towhee and Dark-eyed Junco.

Lenore briefly saw a Mourning Warbler at the Children’s Glade on the Great Hill, but it found cover before most of the group could see it.

Other notable birds were Purple Finch and a late Blue-eyed Vireo.

The group saw three Winter Wrens and an amazing ten Brown Creepers!

Hermit Thrush were also seen in abundance today. Within a minute of walking into the Park I had four and my total for the day was at least 30.