Grasshopper Sparrow

A Grasshopper Sparrow was at the Oven in Central Park's Ramble today.  It is a bird normally found in grasslands, and rarely seen in the park.  It either gave birders great looks or was very difficult to see.  I was lucky to get some great views of the bird.

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Clay-colored Sparrow

I'm finally catching up with processing images I took last weekend.  Here is a Clay-colored Sparrow south of the Great Hill in Central Park.

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Sora

Madison Square Park had a Sora this afternoon.  Lots of rare birds are showing up in small city parks this week!

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Virginia Rail, Abington Square Park

A Virginia Rail was found by Roy Tsao on Saturday in Abington Square Park at 12th Street and Eighth Avenue in New York City.  It alternated between being totally hidden to roaming the park looking for worms.  In the video, you see two earthworms being consumed.  This is a rare bird for Manhattan and to have it in a very small pocket park was highly unusual.  These little parks continue to amaze us with what they can attract during migration.

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