Alex Tey found a Saltmarsh Sparrow in Union Square Park today. Rare for Manhattan, it was totally unexpected to be seen in Union Square. Thanks to the great network New York City Birders have, at least 50 birders got to see this wonderful sparrow. It was a life bird for me. This October, I've gotten to see three new sparrows, Grasshopper, Lark and now Saltmarsh.