Central Park NYC 
Sunday Sept. 18, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle 
Pond at 9am. 

A bit slow today. Highlights included 12 Red-breasted Nuthatches (5 locations), 
a Ruby-crowned Kinglet,  and 8 Wood Warbler Species. Red-breasted Nuthatch 
numbers vary from day to day with an active migration going on. We estimate 
fewer than 100 in the entire park on any given day, perhaps a few more on a 
good day up to now. Numbers may increase in October. The most reliable 
locations for Red-breasted Nuthatches are areas with conifers like the Pinetum 
& Shakespeare Garden. 

Birds like American Robins, European Starling, Brown Thrashers, and others have 
been feeding in the Tupelo, a.k.a. Sour Gum, at the Tupelo Field. The oily 
fruit is a favorite of thrushes. 

Despite a thorough search no Philadelphia Vireos or Red-headed Woodpeckers 
turned up in the Ramble today. 

Mallard - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 Oven (Jewelweed), 1 Summer House Swamp
Herring Gull - flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - a few migrants
Red-eyed Vireo - 3 or 4
Blue Jay - 5-10 noisy birds at the Oven
Crow sp. - 10
Black-capped chickadee - 2 Turtle Pond dock
Tufted Titmouse - Pinetum
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 12 (3 spruces on Cedar Hill, 3 Shakespeare Garden, 4 
Pinetum, Maint. Field, Tupelo Tield)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
House Wren - Shakespeare Garden
Carolina Wren - 2 Tupelo Field
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - in the Tupelo at Tupelo Field (Bob Ruvolo)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher - 2 in the Tupelo at Tupelo Field eating the fruit
House Finch - in Bald Cypress at Turtle Pond
Northern Waterthrush - 4 (2 at Turtle Pond, 1 Upper Lobe, 1 at the Gill)
Blue-winged Warbler - Belvedere Castle (around 6:30am - Bob before walk)
Black-and-white Warbler - 8
Common Yellowthroat - 3
American Redstart - 12 (including 1 adult male)
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 3 (Humming Tombstone, Maint. Field & Captain's 
Bench/Balancing Rock - thanks Sandra Critelli)
Pine Warbler - Turtle Pond Duck
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 Jewelweed at Oven (Andrea Hessel)
Common Grackel - Turtle Pond
Baltimore Oriole - Humming Tombstone

A first-cycle Laughing Gull circling over the Pinetum was seen on the 
Saturday's walk (9/17/2016) along with the other gulls.

Deb Allen


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