City Tanager

Yesterday at 9-10:30 am on November 27, 2016, I went to City Hall Park in Manhattan to see the vagrant female Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) that I heard about on social media.

City Hall Park 11/26/2016
City Hall Park 11/26/2016

It is amazing how many unusual birds find their way to NYC. This robin sized bird drinks sap in holes made by a local Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I also observed it hawking for insects. There were at least 30 birders there on Saturday morning peering up into the large trees.

Western Tanager, City Hall Park 11/26/2016
Western Tanager, City Hall Park 11/26/2016

A local American Kestrel showed up and the birds laid low.

American Kestral, City Hall 11/26/2016
American Kestrel, City Hall 11/26/2016

Resources:

Fourth Street Door

My favorite little door on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village is this one because it reminds me of “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett:

West 4th Stree Doors 11/6/2016
West 4th Stree Doors 11/6/2016

Two other 4th Street Doors:

 

Washington Square Hotel was the Hotel Earle in 1902. It is a small eight-story residential hotel in New York’s fashionable Greenwich Village:

Washington Square Hotel, Waverly Place 11/6/2016
Washington Square Hotel, Waverly Place 11/6/2016

For Norm’s Thursday Doors, November 24, 2016.