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: 



Cardinal:


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:




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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: