Central Park, NYC - North End & Reservoir
Friday, June 9, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others 

Highlights: A breeding-plumaged Horned Grebe continues at the Reservoir spotted 
by Mayra Cruz at the SE Reservoir (tweet at 8:04AM) and seen later at the NE 
Reservoir. Also a Peregrine Falcon on Central Park West, a juvenile Red-tailed 
Hawk, and some lingering Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - 6 (Reservoir & Harlem Meer)
Gadwall - male Reservoir (Mayra Cruz)
Mallard - Reservoir, Pool, & Harlem Meer
Horned Grebe - Reservoir (lingering spring migrant - late spring date for 
Central Park)
Mourning Dove - 4 Green Bench
Chimney Swift - 8 to 10 getting nesting material along & near Meer & taking 
drinks
Ring-billed Gull - 11 (1 first-summer Meer, 10 Reservoir)
Herring Gull - dozen Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 4 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 at Reservoir & flyovers
Great Egret - 1 perched at Harlem Meer & flyovers
Snowy egret - flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1 at the Pool & flyover
Red-tailed Hawk - pair CPW & W90th Street harassed by Peregrine Falcon, 
Juvenile with squirrel below Green Bench
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon - CPW & W90th Street harassing Red-tailed Hawk pair
Vireos not nesting yet:
Warbling Vireo - 4 pairs (Malcolm X Blvd & 110th St., S. side Harlem Meer, 
Great Hill, E. side of the Pool)
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 pairs calling SW Great Hill & along the Loch
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 4 North Meadow Ball Fields, nesting at north end of Reservoir
House Wren - 2 (West side Wildflower Meadow & Compost Area)
American Robin - many young birds
Gray Catbird - residents
Northern Mockingbird - 2 (Conservatory Garden & high flyover at the Loch)
Cedar Waxwing - 10 feeding in Shadbush E. & W. Great Hill and at Met. Museum
House Finch - several locations including Conservatory Garden, and great Hill - 
young birds still around
American Goldfinch - 2 males west end of the Pool
Common Yellowthroat - singing male Wildflower Meadow 6:30am (Bob) and again at 
9:15am
American Redstart - 2 females -(Loch & SW Great Hill)
Magnolia Warbler - female SW Great Hill
Song Sparrow - pair Conservatory Garden
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - several males & at least one female at Harlem Meer
Common Grackle - Loch & Meer
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Loch
Baltimore Oriole - nest NE corner of the Pool in London Plane

Deb Allen

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