Central Park & Washington Square bird sightings - October 2nd & 4th, 2017

I visited mid Central Park for the first time in ages on the 2nd. I think I saw Pale Male flying from east to west for a couple of seconds but never got a chance to photograph him. I did see other nice birds though, some of them migrants.

Cardinal in mid scratch:

Black-and-white Warbler:

Winter wren having a snack:

Turtles at Central Park Lake:

Mourning Dove:

Northern Parula: 


Brown Thrasher:

A Thrush:

 Downy Woodpecker:

There were rats all over the place (at the water bodies, in the bushes, along the paths, etc.). It was pretty bad:

Turtles at Turtle Pond:


I didn't see any Hawks in Washington Square Park today but a fellow Hawk-watcher did see Sadie this morning.

A pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers flitted about a few trees in the western side of the park: