For the third year, the 310 West 72nd Street is active. I think there are three eyasses this year. It's a tough nest to watch as it is in a fairly wide rain gutter just below the roof line on the east side of the north face of the building. An adult visited twice. "Trash" was taken out around 3:30, followed later by a feeding around 4:45 p.m.
Thanks to a photo from someone who lives in the building where the nest on 72nd Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, the nest is active with three eyasses. I confirmed the nest was active this afternoon.
I was happy to receive a report from Randalls Island. The nest is active with three eyasses. Great news with the failures of nests around Central Park.
It continues to be difficult to cover Manhattan, but news is coming in about some nests.
- A new nest has been confirmed in Fort Tryon Park. On the Greenway just north of the Ft Tryon exit 16. I couldn't tell from the pictures I was sent but it looks like two or three eyasses are on the nest, still white with pin feathers coming in.
- After some mixed signals, it looks like the St. John the Divine nest has failed.
- The 350 Central Park West nest did not hatch and the parents have stopped brooding.
I saw my first European Goldfinch today in Central Park. An introduced bird in North America, it is becoming more and more established.
I had to ask a WhatsApp group I'm in to figure it out. Luckily, folks forgave my ignorance and I got an answer within a minute.
There are scores of American Robin nests in Central Park currently. Some nests have already produced fledglings. I caught up with one nest on the Point a small peninsula that juts out in the Central Park Lake. Both parents were actively feeding the three young robins.