Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, September 8, 2107 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m. ob.

Highlights: 16 species of Wood Warblers including Cape May, Tennessee, Wilson's, and Blackpoll Warblers. Flycatchers including Least, Great Crested, and Eastern-Wood-Pewee, and half-a-dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

Mallard - 10 Meer
Mourning Dove - 20
Chimney Swift - 5 over Harlem Meer
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6 (west side of Loch & near Lily Ponds)
Herring Gull - flyover
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Meer Island (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - heard
Downy Woodpecker - flyover
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4
Least Flycatcher - Pool (David Barrett, photo from John Antory)
Empidonax Flycatcher - 2 (Great Hill & Loch)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Wildflower Meadow
Warbling Vireo - 2 (west side of the Pool, Loch)
Red-eyed Vireo - 15
House Wren - 2 (Fort Clinton, Lily Ponds)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 at the Loch
Swainson's Thrush - Loch
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird - 3 Green Bench
Cedar Waxwing - flyover flock of 9 Wildflower Meadow
House Finch - 10
American Goldfinch - 3 Wildflower Meadow
Chipping Sparrow - in basic plumage south side of Dead Road (photo by Jonathan) *
Baltimore Oriole - 2 (North Woods & west of Fort Clinton)
Ovenbird - 4
Northern Waterthrush - 3 or 4 (Loch & Pool)
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Tennessee Warbler - 2 (Grassy Knoll (Jeff Ward), east of Blockhouse near Lily Ponds)
Common Yellowthroat - 15 (adult male, hatch-year male, females/immatures)
American Redstart - 20 including 4 adult males
Cape May Warbler - 4 (great looks of one at the Pool, 3 at various locations (Bob - early a.m.))
Northern Parula - 5 (Green Bench & the Loch)
Magnolia Warbler - 15
Yellow Warbler - 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (Loch & Fort Clinton)
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (east side of Great Hill, west side of Pool)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male west side of Dead Road (Bob - early a.m.)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Loch & Fort Clinton)
Canada Warbler - 3 (west side of Pool, Loch, Jug handle north of east side of the Pool)
Wilson's Warbler - west side of Wildflower Meadow
Northern Cardinal

*During the summer a male Chipping Sparrow occupied the area of the Grassy Knoll and Green Bench. Despite the bird's continued presence and constant singing, we never found any evidence of nesting. Reports of nesting Green Herons are also problematic, with the last report of Green Heron for Central Park on June 2. For the singing male Wood Thrush at the south end of the park in Hallett Sanctuary throughout the summer, we could find no evidence of a mate, nest, or young despite repeated visits.

Deb Allen

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