Central Park NYC Sunday, May 20, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: 20 Species of Wood Warblers, Green Herons, & Least Flycatcher. Canada Goose - 24 (pair Turtle Pond, 13 adults & 9 goslings Reservoir) Wood Duck - male SE Reservoir Gadwall - pair Reservoir Mallard - 6 Ruddy Duck - male Reservoir Mourning Dove - residents Common Nighthawk - female perched high north end of Maintenance Field (found by Anne Lazarus) Chimney Swift - 19 in flight together over Reservoir Herring Gull - 12 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 19 Reservoir & flyovers Great Blue Heron - Reservoir Dike Great Egret - SE Reservoir Green Heron - 4 (3 Turtle Pond, 4 flyovers Great Lawn) Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3 adults SE Reservoir Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 (Top of Oven, west side of Great Lawn) Downy Woodpecker - 2 (near Summit Rock, Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench) Least Flycatcher - Summit Rock Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Tupelo Field, Gill Overlook, Summer House) Eastern Kingbird - Summer House (chased by Great Crested Flycatcher) Warbling Vireo - Turtle Pond Dock Red-eyed Vireo - 3 (Sparrow Rock, Gill Overlook, Turtle Pond) Blue Jay - residents (quiet now during the nesting season) Barn Swallow - 9 (5 Reservoir, 4 Great Lawn) House Wren - north of Warbler Rock (Sandra Critelli) Swainson's Thrush - 2 (the Point & Gill Overlook) American Robin - residents, several nests Gray Catbird - resident pairs incl. pair building a nest on the Point Cedar Waxwing - flock of at least 20 northbound over Pinetum, others perched House Finch - 3 (2 male, 1 female in Bald Cypress at Turtle Pond Dock) Song Sparrow - Tupelo Field Swamp Sparrow - 2 (Tupelo Field and the Point) White-throated Sparrow - Tupelo Field Baltimore Oriole - 8 incl. 3 at Maintenance with an occupied nest in London Plane Red-winged Blackbird - 2 singing males (the Oven & Turtle Pond) Common Grackle - 4 Ovenbird - 4 or 5 Northern Waterthrush - 5 or 6 Black-and-white Warbler - 5 (1 male, 4 female) Tennessee Warbler - 2 (Gill Overlook, heard Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (David Barrett)) Common Yellowthroat - 14 (2 adult male, 1 first-spring male, 11 female) American Redstart - 12 including 3 adult males Cape May Warbler - 5 (3 male, 2 female) Northern Parula - 15 Magnolia Warbler - 8 (4 male, 4 female) Bay-breasted Warbler - 2 female (west side of Pinetum, near Summit Rock) Blackburnian Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female) Yellow Warbler - 8 (3 male, 5 female) Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (male SE Reservoir, female Warbler Rock) Blackpoll Warbler - 5 (2 female, 3 male) Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female) Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2 (Pinetum & the Point) Prairie Warbler - female Summer House Black-throated Green Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female) Canada Warbler - 5 (3 male, 2 female) Wilson's Warbler - 4 (3 male, 1 female) Scarlet Tanager - singing male near Delacorte Theater (Deb 7:20am) Northern Cardinal - residents Indigo Bunting - Humming Tombstone -- Roger Pasquier reported a singing Bicknell's Thrush east of Belvedere Castle along with a few Gray-cheeked Thrushes early this morning. 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/ --