Central Park NYC Thursday, May 2, 2018 OBS: Deborah Allen, Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights:18 Species of Wood Warblers including Nashville, Black-throated Green, Cape May, Blackpoll, and Blackburnian Warblers. Also: White-eyed and Red-eyed Vireos, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. Canada Goose - Turtle Pond Mallard - 10 Mourning Dove - 30 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 3 Azalea Pond/Source of the Gill (one pointed out by Jeff Ritter) Herring Gull - a few flyovers Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - flying from the Point Red-tailed hawk - flyover Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents in several locations Downy Woodpecker - Turtle Pond & Stone Arch Northern Flicker - pair continues near Summer House, another at Strawberry Fields Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Castle Walk near construction & south of Azalea Pond (thanks Richard Lieberman)) Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond (Marianne Sutton) White-eyed Vireo - Strawberry Fields Blue-headed Vireo - 5 Warbling Vireo - 6 (3 males singing and chasing each other at Hernshead, 1 at the Point, 1 Upper Lobe, 1 Turtle Pond) Red-eyed Vireo - King of Poland Blue Jay - pair collecting mud for nest at Triplet's Bridge Tree Swallow - adult Turtle Pond Barn Swallow - 2 collecting mud for nest at Turtle Pond Tufted Titmouse - heard in Ramble House Wren - Summer House Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (the Point & Turtle Pond) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10 Veery - Swampy Pin Oak Gray-cheeked Thrush - 2 (south side Turtle Pond, another east of Stone Arch after lunch) Hermit Thrush - 3 Wood Thrush - 2 (Swampy Pin Oak & Maintenance Field) American Robin - some residents nesting Gray Catbird - 3 Cedar Waxwing - a dozen at Tanner's Spring American Goldfinch - 5 (feeders & Upper Lobe) Eastern Towhee - 3 or 4 Swamp Sparrow - 4 White-throated Sparrow - 20 Orchard Oriole - male & female south side of Turtle Pond Baltimore Oriole - 6 or 7 including singing adult males, an immature male, and a female Red-winged Blackbird - singing males at several locations Brown-headed Cowbird - 4 (2 males, 1 female top of the Oven, male Gill Source (Alison Schondorf)) Common Grackle - residents Ovenbird - 5 Northern Waterthrush - 3 or 4 Black-and-white Warbler - 10 Nashville Warbler - 5 or 6 Common Yellowthroat - 5 including a female at the Point Hooded Warbler - male at the Oven seen looking down from the top of the Point American Redstart - 3 (adult male, female, and immature male at the Point) Cape May Warbler - adult male Upper Lobe Northern Parula - at least 7 Magnolia Warbler - south side Turtle Pond (Tom Ahlf) Blackburnian Warbler - 3 Maintenance Field Yellow Warbler - 2 (female south side Turtle Pond, male singing at the Point) Chestnut-sided Warbler - south side Turtle Pond Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (the Point and west side of Maintenance Field) Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5 all males Yellow-rumped Warbler - around 40 Prairie Warbler - 3 Black-throated Green Warbler 4 (2 Willow Rock, Upper Lobe, Maintenance Field) Scarlet Tanager - at least 3 (Source of the Gill, Gill Overlook, east side of Tupelo Field) Northern Cardinal - residents Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 6 (5 at feeders, 1 east side of Tupelo Field (Peter Haskel)) Indigo Bunting - immature male King of Poland -- Brad Kane reported Yellow-throated Warblers at King of Poland and Maintenance Field, one of these probably the same bird seen by Matt Klein. Congratulations to Ron Lugo @BirdsRon for finding a Kentucky Warbler at the north end and getting the word out quickly via twitter @BirdsCentralPark. -- Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @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://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/ --