On Sunday, I walked up the west side of Central Park from 81st Street to 110th, in search of late Bluebirds. It was a glorious day for a walk, sunny and crisp. There were Fox Sparrows around Tanner's Spring, Shovelers and Ruddy Ducks in numbers on the Reservoir, and north of the Reservoir, in a cherry tree along the dirt track, a Purple Finch devoured the fall fruit.
I have read that birds can't taste sweet; they love fruit because it's savory. But they do love it.
Several Starlings worked the same tree, as joggers ran past and couples strolled hand in hand.
Further north, the Great Hill was covered in a fine grey mist of Juncos. No Bluebirds, though.