A Swainson's Warbler was in Central Park today, near Strawberry Field. It's a bird that usually stays further south, so it created a great deal of excitement.
While it's still possible we'll discover that there is a third eyass in the Fifth Avenue nest, for now it looks like we have two. Pale Male was on the nest when I arrived and left to return for a brief visit an hour later. The youngsters are being very well looked after.
The eyasses are still a little too small to see at Washington Square Park now, but the nest is still fun to watch. Both parents are more active and Bobby is bringing lots of food.
I was thrilled to see the little head of an eyass feeding at Tompkins Square Park this evening. It's best seen by very carefully watching the parents feeding the eyass on the video. This is going to be one tough nest to watch, but I'm happy they aren't on an air conditioner this year!
Please email with any corrections or additions.
- Washington Square Park nest has hatched. One hatch confirmed, but I suspect all three have hatched by now.
- Feeding observed at Tompkins Square Park.
- Two eyasses confirmed at 116th and Riverside.
- Conflicting reports, but the 96th and Fifth nest appears to have failed.
- At least two eyasses have been been in Pale Male/Octavia's Fifth Avenue nest.
(I suspect that Inwood Hill has hatched, but I just haven't received a report yet.)