Central Park, NYC Wednesday May 2, 2018 Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Orchard Oriole, Great Crested Flycatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Burning, Winter Wren, 13 species of Wood Warblers including Hooded, Chestnut-sided, and Worm-eating Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush. Note:Tanner's Spring birds after lunch. Reservoir birds seen from south side mid-afternoon. Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond, others on Lake & Reservoir Gadwall - male Reservoir Mallard - a dozen (Turtle Pond, Lake, Reservoir) Bufflehead - 3 Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 15 Reservoir (9 males, 6 females) Mourning Dove - residents with the usual contingent at feeders American Coot - Reservoir Laughing Gull - 2 Reservoir (Ben King told me he had seen 3 earlier) Ring-billed Gull - only a few Reservoir Herring Gull - around 200 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - around a dozen Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - a dozen Reservoir and flyovers Green Heron - adult flying around over the Lake Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Red-bellied Woodpecker - several residents churring in the Ramble Downy Woodpecker - 4 Northern Flicker - 4 or 5 Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 (1 Turtle Pond (Karen Nielsen), 2 Tanner's Spring) Eastern Kingbird - 2 (Turtle Pond & Hernshead) Blue-headed Vireo - 6 Warbling Vireo - 3 (Upper Lobe, Hernshead, Bow Bridge) Blue Jay - residents Tree Swallow - Reservoir Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 6 or 7 (1 getting a drink at Turtle Pond, the others perched & flying at the Reservoir) Barn Swallow - at least 2 Reservoir Tufted Titmouse - 1 or 2 singing in Ramble White-breasted Nuthatch - Ramble House Wren - Shakespeare Garden near nest box (spotted in dense shrub by Christian from Switzerland) Winter Wren - Tanner's Spring Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 8 to 15 (3 or 4 in most locations) Hermit Thrush - 3 Wood Thrush - 1 or 2 Tanner's Spring American Robin - residents - a low nest in Mugger's Woods Gray Catbird - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, Bow Bridge, Tanner's Spring) Cedar Waxwing - at least 6 (Gill Overlook & Tanner's Spring) House Finch - only a few at feeders American Goldfinch - feeders Eastern Towhee - male & female Tanner's Spring, heard elsewhere Swamp Sparrow - Tanner's Spring White-throated Sparrow - around 30 Orchard Oriole - first-spring male north end of Evodia Field (Marianne Sutton) Baltimore Oriole - 3 (ad. male singing Turtle Pond, immature male bathing Triplet's Bridge, ad. male Tanner's Spring) Red-winged Blackbird - at least 4 (Turtle Pond, Evodia Field feeders, Oven) Brown-headed Cowbird - 2 males top (north side) of Oven Common Grackle - several Turtle Pond, others at the Oven Ovenbird - 2 (Indian Cave, east side of Evodia Field) Worm-eating Warbler - near Bow Bridge Louisiana Waterthrush - Triplet's Bridge Northern Waterthrush - 3 or 4 (Triplet's Bridge, Oven, 2 at the Point) Black-and-white Warbler - 4 Common Yellowthroat - 3 (male Bow Bridge (Marianne Sutton), male & female on the Point (Steve Gott)) Hooded Warbler - male just south of Evodia Field feeders - very cooperative American Redstart - male west of Evodia Field (Steve Gott & Marianne Sutton) Northern Parula - 2 males (Triplet's Bridge (Louise Burns), Tanner's Spring) Chestnut-sided Warbler - male Tanner's Spring Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 adult males (Bow Bridge (Karen Nielsen), Mugger's Woods) Palm Warbler - the Point Yellow-rumped Warbler - 30-40 Northern Cardinal - residents Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 4 or 5 (female Evodia Field (Steve Gott), 2 males, 1 female Tanner's Spring, male Reservoir) Indigo Bunting - pair Stone Arch (Christian) -- Sandra Critelli and Emilie Storrs reported Black-crowned Night-Herons and a Spotted Sandpiper at the 59th Street Pond, and also saw a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Some very lucky birders got to see a Cerulean Warbler this morning in Strawberry Fields, photographed by Brad Kane @WinoBradNY on twitter. See @BirdCentralPark for that and many other birds seen in Central Park today. Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdinbBobNYC & @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/ --