Central Park, NYC Saturday, September 30, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: A nice variety of birds today with 16 species of Wood Warblers including 4 Hooded Warblers (2 male, 2 female), migrating Osprey, Broad-winged, Sharp-shinned, and Cooper's Hawks. A Pied-billed Grebe at the Reservoir was the first of the season. Meanwhile, Bob and Deb watched from Belvedere Castle from dawn until a little after 7am this morning without observing any early morning flight. Thanks to Jeffrey M. Ward, David Barrett, Matthieu Benoit, Peter Haskel, Will Papp, and many others for excellent bird spotting today. Canada Goose - 66 local birds at Reservoir and flyover skein of 60+ later Mallard - 42 Northern Shoveler - 2 Reservoir Pied-billed Grebe - north end Reservoir near Gatehouse 7:35am (Deb) Mourning Dove - 11 (Pinetum & Sparrow Rock) Chimney Swift - 24 over Belvedere Castle (Bob & Deb 6:45am) Ring-billed Gull - 40+ Reservoir (early morning) Herring Gull - 50+ Reservoir (early morning) Great Black-backed Gull - 24 adults and some juveniles Reservoir (early morning) Double-crested Cormorant - 6 Reservoir Osprey - over NW Great Lawn (Matt Hall) Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2 flyovers Cooper's Hawk - flyover flyover Pinetum Broad-winged Hawk - 3 (2 flyovers Turtle Pond & NW Great Lawn, 1 perched adult near Boathouse) Red-bellied Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10 (6 in the Pinetum in Siberian Elms again (Jeffrey M. Ward) Downy Woodpecker - Shakespeare Garden Northern Flicker - 4 or 5 Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2 (NW Great Lawn (David Barrett) & Tupelo Field) Eastern Phoebe - 4 or 5 including 1 at NW Great Lawn obligingly perched near E. Wood-Pewee Blue-headed Vireo - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, 2 Pinetum) Red-eyed Vireo - 8 American Crow - heard several locations Blue Jay - flyover flock of 20 apparent migrants at Pinetum, others elsewhere White-breasted Nuthatch - NW Great Lawn House Wren - 6 Winter Wren - 4 (Gill (Ben & Jackie), Shakespeare Garden, Maintenance Field, Summer House Meadow) Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 or 4 Shakespeare Garden Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 20 Swainson's Thrush - 6 to 8 Gray Catbird - fairly common in trees with fruit Brown Thrasher - 4 Maintenance Field Cedar Waxwing - flyover flock of 21 Maintenance Field (Matthieu Benoit) House Finch - 8 (6 north end of Maintenance Field, 2 Oven) Eastern Towhee - male Source of the Gill Song Sparrow - 3 Swamp Sparrow - 3 White-throated Sparrow - 5 Ovenbird - 3 (Summer House Meadow, N. Maint. Field, Sparrow Rock) Black-and-white Warbler - 8 Tennessee Warbler - Oven Common Yellowthroat - 12 (1 adult male) Hooded Warbler - 4 (male Castle (Deb & Bob 6:34am), male & female Maint. Field, female Summer House Meadow) American Redstart - 20 (no adult males) (Will Papp) Cape May Warbler - nicely marked Pinetum Northern Parula - 8 or 9 Magnolia Warbler - 4 Bay-breasted Warbler - 2 or 3 (Pinetum & King of Poland (Matthieu Benoit)) Chestnut-sided Warbler - Upper Lobe (Matthieu Benoit) Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (Turtle Pond (Matthieu Benoit) & Ramble) Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 (female Pinetum (Deb), male NW Great Lawn (Matthieu)) Palm Warbler - 11 Pine Warbler - hatch-year female King of Poland Black-throated Green Warbler - 4 Scarlet Tanager - Oven Northern Cardinal Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 3 (Upper Lobe, Oven, west Great Lawn (Peter Haskel)) Congrats to Tony Gazo for the Ruddy Duck at the Meer (tweeted at 9:01am from @TonyGazso) and to Joseph Girgente for a Dickcissel on Roosevelt Island (tweeted at10:29am from @Captain_Lil_Joe). Follow us on twitter @DAllenNYC For aggregated Manhattan tweets visit @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett. 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/ --