Central Park NYC Friday, April 28, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: New migrants arrived in good numbers, and intermittent rain kept many of the birds lower in the canopy than usual. We saw 14 species of Wood Warblers including 2 male Hooded Warblers, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler (male), 3 male Northern Parulas and 2 adult male American Redstarts. Other warblers listed below. Also: male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, male Baltimore Oriole & male Orchard Orioles, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Veery, Gray Catbird, Chimney Swift. Canada Goose - Turtle Pond and Lake Mallard - Turtle Pond & Upper Lobe Mourning Dove - flock at feeders Chimney Swift - 2 Spotted Sandpiper - flying over Lake & landing briefly at Balcony Bridge Herring Gull - flyovers Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents, including a male working on a nest at Summit Rock Downy Woodpecker - residents Northern Flicker - several locations Blue-headed Vireo - 30-40 conservatively, but probably double that Blue Jay - residents Tufted Titmouse - signing near Stone Arch Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (Hernshead & the Point) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - at least 15 Veery - 2 (Strawberry Fields, west side of Lake) Hermit Thrush - at least 10 American Robin - residents Gray Catbird - 3 Brown Thrasher Northern Mockingbird (M. T. Grob) House Finch - 5 feeders American Goldfinch - 10 (most at feeders) Eastern Towhee - Gill Overlook, Evodia Field Chipping Sparrow - 14 (3 Sparrow Rock, 9 Cherry Hill, Tupelo Field, Shakespeare Garden) Field Sparrow - Tupelo Field Song Sparrow - 3 (2 Bow Bridge, 1 Hernshead) Swamp Sparrow - The Point White-throated Sparrow - numbers up from yesterday Orchard Oriole - adult male singing at Turtle Pond Baltimore Oriole - adult male Delacorte Theater/south end of Locust Grove Red-winged Blackbird - singing male Turtle Pond, also at feeders Brown-headed Cowbird - heard Common Grackle - 10 Pinetum, several at feeders & Turtle Pond Ovenbird - 5 Louisiana Waterthrush - west side of the Lake Northern Waterthrush - 4 Black-and-white Warbler - at least 10 Common Yellowthroat - male Hernshead Hooded Warbler - 2 males (Hernshead (found by Chris Cooper at Balcony Bridge), another near Bow Bridge) American Redstart - 2 adult males (near Bow Bridge, Summer House) Northern Parula - 3 males (Wagner cove, Strawberry Fields, Cherry Hill) Yellow Warbler - 12 (10 males & 2 females) favoring willows in flower Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Mugger's Woods east of Indian Cave Palm Warbler - "Yellow" 15-20 Pine Warbler - 2 females (west side of the Lake) Yellow-rumped Warbler - 25-50 Prairie Warbler - between Balcony Bridge & Triplet's Bridge (David Barrett) Northern Cardinal - residents Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male sitting nicely north side of Swedish Cottage -- Some of today's tweets @BirdCentralPark: >From Bradley Kane An American Woodcock on the Great Lawn & the continuing >Indigo Bunting near the Met Museum. >From Tony Gazso a male Summer Tanager between the SW Reservoir & Pinetum, & a >Wood Thrush at Hallett. >From Janet Wooten a Common Nighthawk at E. 77th Street & the East Drive >flushed by a robin. >From Wolfgang Demisch a Yellow-throated Vireo at Gill Overlook found by Claude >Bloch Let's hope the new birds continue in the park tomorrow for the expected influx of birders. Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC and @DAllenNYC -- 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/ --