Though not rare, wood thrushes (Hylocichla mustelina) are special visitors in Manhattan. I have had three sightings: May 11, 2013, Nov. 14, 2014, and April 23, 2017. In 2013, there were two wood thrushes singing, a glorious sound to hear in the Ramble in Central Park. In 2014, the wood thrush was hanging out in small planted areas surrounding a corporate building at 49th Street and Sixth Avenue. The 2017 visitor was foraging in the leaves between the Humming Tombstone and Tupelo in the Ramble.

  Wood thrush, the Ramble, April 23, 2017

Wood thrush, the Ramble, April 23, 2017

I didn't take video of the thrush in 2013, but did in 2014 and 2017. The Filming the Feathers video is set to music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Flute Sonata in A minor, H. 562, performed by Lydia J. Roth.

The wood thrush I spotted in April 2017 was foraging for insects, digging and flipping up leaves. There was not a lot of light, but I did take photos.

The 2014 thrush was joined in the middle of Manhattan by a brown thrasher and hermit thrush. What a holiday gift for New York!

These photos were taken in the Ramble on May 11, 2013.