Central Park NYC - Strawberry Fields, Ramble, Great Lawn & Sparrow Rock Monday, September 11, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Light winds overnight may have kept the birds from landing farther east (Long Island). The tally today was 14 species of Wood Warblers, but numbers of some warblers were good with 10 Cape May Warblers and 5 Tennessee Warblers. Also a few later mid- to late-fall migrants: Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, and Lincoln's and Savannah Sparrows. Mourning Dove Chimney Swift - 30 Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6 Herring Gull - many floyovers Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers Osprey - flyover Red-tailed Hawk - young adult (yellow eyes) perched at Tupelo Field Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker - Strawberry Fields Northern Flicker - 5 Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 Empidonax Flycatcher - 2 (probably Alder/Willow a.k.a. Traill's Flycatcher) Eastern Phoebe - Strawberry Fields Warbling Vireo - 2 (Sparrow Rock, Strawberry Fields) Red-eyed Vireo - 6 Blue Jay White-breasted Nuthatch - Strawberry Fields House Wren - 7 Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Strawberry Fields Veery - Strawberry Fields Swainson's Thrush - 3 American Robin Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher - SE of Azalea Pond Cedar Waxwing - flyover flocks of 6 & 20 birds Savannah Sparrow - Sparrow Rock* Lincoln's Sparrow - Strawberry Fields Baltimore Oriole - 2 hatch-year birds west side of the Great Lawn Northern Waterthrush - 3 Black-and-white Warbler - 4 Tennessee Warbler - 5 Common Yellowthroat - 10 including 1 adult male and 1 hatch-year male American Redstart - 12 (2 adult males) Cape May Warbler - 10 (all plumages) Northern Parula - 5 Magnolia Warbler - 10 Yellow Warbler - 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 Blackpoll Warbler - west side of Great Lawn Black-throated Blue Warbler - female in Tupelo at Tupelo Field Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Strawberry Fields, NW Great Lawn) Canada Warbler - Ramble SE of Azalea Pond Scarlet Tanager - SE corner of Turtle Pond Northern Cardinal *Sparrow Rock is a rock outcrop west of the Great Lawn and east of Tanner's Spring. Sparrow Ridge, a.k.a. the Grassy Knoll, is at the north end of Central Park. 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/ --