Central Park NYC Wednesday May 3, 2017 OBS: Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am with some pre-walk birding at the Reservoir (Deb) and at the North End (Bob DeCandido).
Highlights: 17 species of Wood Warblers (including 2 Cape Mays at Summit Rock), White-eyed Vireo, and an influx of Baltimore Orioles. Canada Goose - pairs Reservoir & Turtle Pond Gadwall - pair Reservoir Mallard - Reservoir, Turtle Pond & Lake Bufflehead - female Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 6 Reservoir Mourning Dove - around 30 Herring Gull - 7 or 8 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - turtle Pond & Reservoir, plus flyovers Red-tailed Hawk - Fifth Ave. nest & flyovers Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents Downy Woodpecker - residents Northern Flicker - residents Great Crested Flycatcher - north of Summit Rock Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond White-eyed Vireo - singing at Upper Lobe Blue-headed Vireo - Tanner's Spring, singing at Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock Warbling Vireo - singing at Maintenance Field Red-eyed Vireo - south side Turtle Pond Blue Jay - residents American Crow - heard Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Reservoir (Bob DeCandido) Barn Swallow - Reservoir Tufted Titmouse - heard here & there Red-breasted Nuthatch - Summit Rock, etc. White-breasted Nuthatch - Sparrow Rock Ruby-crowned Kinglet - not many Veery - Upper Lobe Swainson's Thrush - Weather Station & south of Azalea Pond Hermit Thrush - Gill Source American Robin - residents Gray Catbird - residents House Finch - 3 feeders American Goldfinch - 2 south of Azalea Pond Ovenbird - 3 (Maintenance Field & Tupelo Field) Louisiana Waterthrush - Turtle Pond Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe Black-and-white Warbler - at least 12 Nashville Warbler - west end of Loch Wooden Bridge (Bob DeCandido) Common Yellowthroat - 4 American Redstart - at least 6 Cape May Warbler - 2 males Summit Rock Northern Parula - many locations Magnolia Warbler - Turtle Pond, north of Summit Rock Yellow Warbler -south side Turtle Pond, Summit Rock Blackpoll Warbler - The Point (Noa Cruz) Black-throated Blue Warbler - s. side Turtle Pond & the Point Palm Warbler - Turtle Pond Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20 to 30 Prairie Warbler - Upper Lobe (male & female), male north of Summit Rock, another male at Swampy Pin Oak after lunch Black-throated Green Warbler - 8 Eastern Towhee - a few heard Chipping Sparrow - Summit Rock, etc. Swamp Sparrow - Upper Lobe White-throated Sparrow - fewer, but still plenty around Northern Cardiinal - residents Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male & female at feeders (Bob DeCandido) Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond, feeders, s. of Azalea Pond Common Grackle- residents Brown-headed Cowbird - Maintenance Field Baltimore Oriole - fairly common including 4 in one tree at Summit Rock Reliable reports of Black-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American Bittern, Spotted Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker (adult), Summer Tanager, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, and Tennessee Warbler. Many thanks to David Barrett, Noa & Mayra Cruz, Wendy Miller, George Beckwith, and visiting birders from California for the excellent bird spotting. Deb Allen For info on bird walks: www.birdingbob.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --