Central Park NYC - Ramble & Reservoir
Saturday, July 15, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Yellow- & Black-billed Cuckoos, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 
continuing adult male Magnolia Warbler, also our first-of-season southbound 
flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds.

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Wood Duck - dark-billed male Turtle Pond
Mallard - 9 very tame juveniles remain at Turtle Pond, almost ready to fly
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Summer House Meadow (Bob, 6am)
Black-billed Cuckoo - Tupelo Field before 8am, seen later at Azalea Pond
Mourning Dove - nest in Shakespeare Garden empty
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - female or hatch-year in hosta and bee balm 
Shakespeare Garden
Herring Gull - 5 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir - adult and two 1st-cycle (hatch-year) 
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Reservoir & a couple of flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Turkey Vulture - circling up over Oak Bridge
Red-bellied Woodpecker- Ramble
Downy Woodpecker - male & female Warbler Rock (Bina from Mozambique)
Northern Flicker - 3 Warbler Rock
Great Crested Flycatcher - 4 
Eastern Kingbird - 3
Warbling Vireo - Summer Hosue Meadow
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 2 low over Great Lawn, another over Oak Bridge
White-breasted Nuthatch - Summer House Meadow
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - adult carrying food to nest Tupelo Field, others elsewhere
Northern Mockingbird - north end of Maintenance Field
Cedar Waxwing - 6 to 10 incl. fledgling at Upper Lobe 
House Finch - 10 to 15 (all age & sex classes)
American Goldfinch - heard flight call Shakespeare Garden (Peter Haskel & Bob)
Song Sparrow - Bow Bridge
Baltimore Oriole - juvenile Warbler Rock
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond & small southbound flocks
Brown-headed Cowbird - Riviera
Common Grackle - Delacorte Theater, etc.
Magnolia Warbler - adult male Bow Bridge
Northern Cardinal - here & there, including courtship feeding at Upper Lobe 
(nest early & often)

Many young Eu. Starlings & House Sparrow fed by their parents, alas.

Six days ago (last Sunday, July 9) Stefan Passlick found and tweeted a 
Black-billed Cuckoo at the north end of the park. This is the earliest July 
date on record for Central Park. Remarkably the bird was not flagged as rare on 
his ebird checklist, here:


Deb Allen


NYSbirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

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