Central Park NYC Sunday, September 10, 2017 Robert DeCandido, Phd, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights:15 Species of Wood Warblers including Blue-winged, Tennessee, and Cape May Warblers; Flycatchers including an Eastern Phoebe at the Tupelo Field; and Green-winged Teal (3) at the Upper Lobe. Canada Goose - 93 Reservoir Mallard around 30 Northern Shoveler - 3 (2 males & 1 female) NE Reservoir Gadwall - 2 NE Reservoir Green-winged Teal - 3 Upper Lobe* Mourning Dove Chimney Swift - 5 or 6 overhead in a couple of locations Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 Tupelo Field, others elsewhere Ring-billed Gull - around 20 Reservoir Herring Gull - around 30 Reservoir & flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - at least 10 Reservoir By 2:30pm gull numbers on the Reservoir had increased to at least 400 birds. Double-crested Cormorant - 7 Reservoir Osprey - 3 (Oak Bridge (Jo Fasciolo), Maintenance Field, Summer House) Sharp-shinned Hawk - seen from Bow Bridge (Adam Fasciolo) Red-tailed Hawk - the same immature with a heavily spotted breast seen twice overhead (Maint. Field & Oak Bridge) Downy Woodpecker - 3 Northern Flicker - 3 or 4 Eastern Wood-Pewee - Upper Lobe Least Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe - Tupelo Field (Jo Fasciolo) Red-eyed Vireo - several locations Blue Jay Black-capped Chickadee - 2 (Sandra Critelli) White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Ramble) House Wren - 2 (Willow Rock, Triplet's Bridge) Carolina Wren - Willow Rock Veery - Triplet's Bridge Swainson's Thrush - Oak Bridge Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher - Belvedere Castle Ovenbird - Tupelo Field (Jo Fasciolo) Blue-winged Warbler - top of the Point Black-and-white Warbler - 3 Tennessee Warbler - 3 (2 Turtle Pond (Bob - early a.m.), 1 just SW of Tanner's Spring) Common Yellowthroat - 3 American Redstart - adult male west side of Azalea Pond, others elsewhere Cape May Warbler - 4 or 5 Northern Parula - 5 Magnolia Warbler - 8 Yellow Warbler - Turtle Pond (Bob - early a.m.) Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (Tupelo Field (Sandra Critelli), bridge south of Sparrow Rock, Sparrow Rock) Blackpoll Warbler - 3 Black-throated Blue Warbler - Triplet's Bridge (Sandra Critelli) Canada Warbler - Triplet's Bridge Wilson's Warbler - west side of Azalea Pond Scarlet Tanager - 3 (Upper Lobe, female Triplet's Bridge (Adam & Jo Fasciolo), male Triplet's Bridge (Carine Mitchell)) Northern Cardinal - adults and juveniles, still some begging calls heard from the young birds Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 (male King of Poland, female Balcony Bridge) -- Roger Pasquier reported Olive-sided Flycatchers at Strawberry Fields and above the rock outcrop just west of Iphigene's Walk this morning. He also provided reliable reports of Philadelphia Vireos on Tuesday September 5th, Wednesday September 6th, and Friday August 25th. Peter Haskel and Karen Evans reported a Scarlet Tanager and Pine Warbler on the east side of Turtle Pond. Pat Dubren reported American Goldfinches at Sparrow Rock and a continuing Palm Warbler (western) at the Locust Grove. *Gina Goldstein tweeted at 2:58pm that Janet Wooten had found Green-winged Teal and [a] Wood Duck at the Upper Lobe. We saw our 3 Green-winged Teal in dense shade at 8:36am., and I wasn't able to identify them until looking at them in Photoshop much later. A number of nice birds got tweeted today including a Lark Sparrow at Triplet's Bridge at 9:58am from Mary Beth Kooper (later confirmed by Joe Giunta), and seen by others including David Barrett. This was followed by a tweet at 11:49am from Anthony Collerton of a Connecticut Warbler at Sparrow Rock, presumably the bird found by Ryan Zucker on Friday. Then David Barrett tweeted a Lincoln's Sparrow at Sparrow Rock at 12:00pm. A Tennessee Warbler close to Tanner's Spring, tweeted by Martin Sandler at 2:22pm, was likely the same bird found by Richard ZainEldeen. My apologies for any omissions and under-counts, Deb Allen -- 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/ --