Central Park NYC Thursday, May 10, 2018 OBS: Deborah Allen, Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: 18 Species of Wood Warblers including 5 Cape May Warblers. An immature male Blue Grosbeak continued in Strawberry Fields. Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond, others Lake & Reservoir Mallard - Turtle Pond, Lake & Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 2 Reservoir Mourning Dove - 8 at feeders, pairs in several locations Ruby-throated Hummingbird - male Strawberry Fields Herring Gull - 50+ Reservoir and many flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 8 Reservoir & flyovers Great Egret - Turtle Pond Red-tailed Hawk Red-bellied Woodpecker - Evodia Field Feeders & Gill Overlook Downy Woodpecker - Ramble Northern Flicker - pair in Mugger's Woods Eastern Wood-Pewee - Summit Rock (Peter Haskel) Great Crested Flycatcher - Gill Source, also heard in various locations in the Ramble Blue-headed Vireo - 3 Warbling Vireo - several pairs on territory from Oak Bridge to Wagner Cove Red-eyed Vireo - 4 (2 Shakespeare Garden, 1 Humming Tombstone, 1 Summit Rock) Blue Jay - residents Tree Swallow - Turtle Pond Barn Swallow - several at south end of Reservoir, at least 3 Turtle Pond House Wren - Shakespeare Garden Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Upper Lobe Veery - 4 (2 Summit Rock, 1 Gill Overlook, 1 Gill Source (Peter Haskel)) Swainson's Thrush - 3 (Summit Rock, Upper Lobe, Ramble) Hermit Thrush - 2 (Summit Rock, Gill Source) Wood Thrush - 2 (Summit Rock (Linda Yuen), Gill source (Peter Haskel)) American Robin - residents nesting Gray Catbird - pairs in most locations Cedar Waxwing - 6 (Summit Rock/Tanner's Spring & stream south of Azalea Pond) House Finch - male near Delacorte Theater Song Sparrow - pair SE of Bow Bridge Swamp Sparrow - Summit Rock (Linda Yuen) White-throated Sparrow - 4 Baltimore Oriole - adult males (Turtle Pond/Delacorte & Summit Rock) Red-winged Blackbird - singing male Turtle Pond Common Grackle - nesting at Turtle Pond, others in many locations Ovenbird - 5 Northern Waterthrush - Triplet's Bridge & Oven Blue-winged Warbler - Upper Lobe Black-and-white Warbler - 10 Common Yellowthroat - 3 American Redstart - adult males (Summit Rock (Peter Haskel) & Triplet's Bridge) Cape May Warbler - 5 (2 males Summit Rock, male Shakespeare Garden, 2 females Upper Lobe) Northern Parula - at least 6 (4 Summit Rock, 1 Upper Lobe, 1 Gill Overlook, others heard) Magnolia Warbler - 3 Blackburnian Warbler - 2 (male Upper Lobe, female Balcony Bridge) Yellow Warbler - the Point (Linda Marcus), others heard Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 males (Gill Source & Humming Tombstone) Blackpoll Warbler - Upper Lobe Black-throated Blue Warbler - female Gill Source Yellow-rumped Warbler - not many Prairie Warbler - Strawberry Fields Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Gill crossing point, Upper Lobe) Canada Warbler - Upper Lobe Scarlet Tanager - 3 (male west of Locust Grove, female Summit Rock, male Gill Overlook) Northern Cardinal - residents - several pairs nesting incl. Strawberry Fields & Shakespeare Garden Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 males (Gill Overlook & Tanner's Spring (Linda Yuen)) Blue Grosbeak - immature male Strawberry Fields Indigo Bunting - 3 (singing at feeders & Upper Lobe) -- Others reported: @StefanPasslick tweeted an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the Humming Tombstone. Later in the morning Claude Bloch reported an Olive-sided Flycatcher between the Gill Source & Tupelo Field. Pete Dandridge reported a Cerulean Warbler on the Point this afternoon via eBird. -- Deb Allen Real birds for real people: 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/ --