Lenore Swenson’s walk in the Central Park Ramble had 40 species including two warblers (Yellow-rumped and Common Yellowthroat) and six sparrows. It was an overcast morning, around 58 degrees, with occasional very light rain. Wet conditions and the threat of rain tend to make birds less active.
Fox Sparrow, seen down the steps from Belvedere Castle toward Turtle Pond, is a new bird for the season. Our fall season total is 135 species, not far from the 140 we had this spring.
Lenore heard a small flock of Pine Siskins overhead, but views were difficult. It appears that there may be some resident Siskins now in the Park as more people are reporting them even on days when migration is minimal.
The group had good views of Winter Wren and of a female Purple Finch.