Central Park NYC Monday, April 23, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. Highlights: A noticeable increase in some species, like Black-and-white Warblers and Brown Thrashers, but fewer Hermit Thrushes and kinglets. Other highlight birds: blue-headed Vireo, Green Heron. Also see twitter highlights below.
Canada Goose - Lake & Turtle Pond Mallard - few on Reservoir Mourning Dove - around a dozen at feeders Herring Gull - flyovers Double-crested Cormorant - few on Reservoir Great Egret - flyover Green Heron - Turtle Pond Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents at Oven & Swampy Pin Oak Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - female Gill Overlook Downy Woodpecker - 4 males (resident) Northern Flicker - pair Warbler Rock Blue-headed Vireo - Gill Overlook/Mugger's Woods Blue Jay Tufted Titmouse - 3 singing in the Ramble Brown Creeper - Strawberry Fields House Wren - 3 (1 Strawberry Fields, pair in Shakespeare Garden) Golden-crowned Kinglet - female Wagner cove Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 8 Hermit Thrush - 8-10 American Robin - on nest (Nell Semel) Brown Thrasher - 3 (2 Azalea Pond, 1 Humming Tombstone) Cedar Waxwing - 13 north side of Upper Lobe (Vicki Seabrook) House Finch - 8 feeders Purple Finch - possible female Strawberry Fields 7:15am American Goldfinch - around a dozen (feeders and Upper Lobe) Eastern Towhee - 5 including 1 female Chipping Sparrow - 6 (Strawberry Fields & Ramble) Field Sparrow - 2 Turtle Pond Song Sparrow - few Swamp Sparrow - 6 White-throated Sparrow - fewer than yesterday Dark-eyed Junco - east side of Oven Red-winged Blackbird - 6 males (Oven & feeders) Brown-headed Cowbird - 3 Common Grackle - 10 Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Oven & Gill) Black-and-white Warbler - 2 (Strawberry Fields, King of Poland (Vicki Seabrook)) Palm Warbler - 6 Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10 (4 or 5 of these in Strawberry Fields) Northern Cardinal - residents Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdinbBobNYC & @DAllenNYC On twitter @BirdCentralPark: Jordan Spindel reported the female Summer Tanager in the area of the SW Reservoir & nearby Bridle path. David Barrett reported a Virginia Rail in the Ravine (north end). -- 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://email@example.com/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/ --