Central Park NYC - Ramble & Reservoir
Sunday, June 4, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many other observers

Highlights: Horned Grebe, male Orchard Oriole, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (2), 
and 10 Wood Warbler Species including a female Mourning Warbler.

Canada Goose - pair with 3 goslings on the Lake (Sandra Critelli)
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Gadwall - 3 (pair Turtle Pond, male Reservoir)
Mallard - Turtle Pond, Reservoir, Lake
Horned Grebe - in breeding plumage NW Reservoir record late spring date for 
Central Park (Deb)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - a few over the Ramble & Reservoir
Herring Gull - a few flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Blue Heron - flyover Oak Bridge
Great Egret - Turtle Pond & flyover
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3 (Turtle Pond, The Pond (Sandra Critelli - early), 
flyover Oven (Karen Evans))
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - pair mating at Gill Overlook
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Oak Bridge)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 2 pairs - Turtle Pond & Warbler Rock
Warbling Vireo - 9 (6 in Ramble, 3 Reservoir)
Red-eyed Vireo - 1 (fewer of these than Warbling Vireos today)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - at least 5 (flyover Humming Tombstone, at least 4 north 
Reservoir including a very visible nest on a building)
Tufted Titmouse - heard in Ramble
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - 10 (look for these in Shadbush/Serviceberry)
House Finch - 15 to 20 (adults with juveniles)
Northern Waterthrush - singing at Upper Lobe (Vicki Seabrook)
Black-and-white Warbler - female Upper Lobe
Mourning Warbler - female Shakespeare Garden (Bob - early)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 (female south side of Turtle Pond, male singing 
Shakespeare Garden)
American Redstart - 6 (no adult males today)
Northern Parula - female Oven
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler - female in flowering Tupelo at Warbler Rock
Canada Warbler - male Turtle Pond Dock
Wilson's Warbler - female south side Turtle Pond (Bob - early)
Song Sparrow - heard north end Reservoir
White-throated Sparrow - 2 on the Point
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair Tupelo Field/Humming Tombstone
Orchard Oriole - first-spring male singing and staying in the area of the 
Turtle Pond Dock
Baltimore Oriole - 4 (2 males Turtle Pond, pair with active nest north 
Maintenance Field)

Drew Stadlin reported a heard Ovenbird and Eastern Wood-Pewee at the north end 
of Central Park this afternoon. 

David Barrett found a Tennessee Warbler outside Central Park at 160 West 97th 
Street - tweeted at 9:00am. 

Note: the first of the Fifth Avenue Red-tailed Hawks to fledge did so on June 
1st as reported on twitter by Jean Shum. 

Here's a link to a photo of the Horned Grebe taken at 8:12am:

Deb Allen


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