Central Park NYC Wednesday May 9, 2018 OBS: Deborah Allen, m.ob. Highlights: A slow day overall, but still some good birds around. We saw 13 species of Wood Warblers including Cape May and Bay-breasted Warblers. A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continued at the Oven.
Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond, pair at nest at the Pond Wood Duck - 2 males (Reservoir & the Pond) Mallard - around a dozen Mourning Dove - 12 (8 of these at Evodia Field feeders) Chimney Swift - 3 over Turtle Pond, 5 over the Lake Herring Gull - around 50 loafing at the Reservoir this morning & some flyovers Double-crested Cormorant 10 Reservoir & flyovers Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 adults (west side of the Lake & the Pond) Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - adult nice views at the Oven - continuing bird Red-tailed Hawk - 2 adults (1 circling over west side, 1 carrying nesting material at the Pond) Red-bellied Woodpecker - Upper Lobe & Gill Overlook Downy Woodpecker - feeders Northern Flicker - pair in tree cavity Summer House/Warbler Rock (probably those evicted from Gill Overlook) Great Crested Flycatcher - heard near Laupot Bridge Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond Warbling Vireo - singing at Wagner Cove, silent at Hernshead Blue Jay - residents Tree Swallow - over the Lake Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 perched at Hernshead White-breasted Nuthatch - stocking up at the feeders House Wren - Laupot Bridge Swainson's Thrush - 3 or 4 (1 Laupot Bridge, 2 or 3 on the Point) Hermit Thrush - Summit Rock American Robin - residents, several nests Gray Catbird - pairs most locations Cedar Waxwing - 3 Laupot Bridge, also 3 south of Azalea Pond Song Sparrow - singing at Wagner Cove Swamp Sparrow - Laupot Bridge White-throated Sparrow - only a few Red-winged Blackbird - 2 males at feeders Brown-headed Cowbird - 3 (2 males, 1 female at feeders) Common Grackle - 4 Turtle Pond nesting in Willow Oak Ovenbird - the Point Black-and-white Warbler - 8 to 10 Common Yellowthroat - 3 males Cape May Warbler - male Summit Rock Northern Parula - 5 seen, as many heard Magnolia Warbler - 3 males Bay-breasted Warbler - in Pin Oak north of King of Poland Blackburnian Warbler - male between Summer House & Warbler Rock (thanks Bruno Boni) Yellow Warbler - 3 Black-throated Blue Warbler - male between Warbler Rock & Summer House (Emmet & Mary Logan) Yellow-rumped Warbler - Turtle Pond & Wagner Cove Black-throated Green Warbler - male the Gill Northern Cardinal - residents Rose-breasted Grosbeak - singing Evodia Field (Emmet Logan) Indigo Bunting - singing Evodia field (Emmet Logan) -- Dr. Robert DeCandido's additions to today's list: Spotted Sandpiper at the Upper Lobe, Blackpoll Warbler on the Point, and Veery (2) in Mugger's Woods. -- 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/ --