Central Park NYC Saturday, June 2, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Light NW winds and some rain overnight brought in a few new birds. Six Species of Wood Warblers including Blackburnian Warbler, Olive-sided & Yellow-bellied Flycatchers. Canada Goose - 40 (14 adults plus 3 family groups with goslings Reservoir, 2 Great Lawn/Turtle Pond) Wood Duck - male SE Reservoir Mallard - 21 (5 Turtle Pond, 12 + 4 ducklings Reservoir) Mourning Dove - 5 or 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 Azalea Pond area (one with a twig in its beak) Chimney Swift - one or two in several locations Herring Gull - 15 Reservoir & a few flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - 2 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - at least 12 Reservoir & flyovers Great Egret - south shore of Lake Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 adults south side Reservoir (6am) Red-tailed Hawk - 2 flyovers (east & west side) + 2 birds 5th Ave. nest Red-bellied Woodpecker - male excavating Summer House, male south of Evodia Field Downy Woodpecker - excavating east side Turtle Pond (Andrea Hessel) Northern Flicker - pair Gill Overlook Olive-sided Flycatcher - north of Gill Source Eastern Wood-Pewee - north of Gill Source Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Humming Tombstone Empidonax Flycatcher - prob. Least (small-billed, white below, short wings) Swampy Pin Oak (Alison Schondorf) Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 to 4 (Ramble & SW Great Lawn) Eastern Kingbird - 4 (nesting pair Turtle Pond, 1 north of Gill Source, 1 Warbler Rock/Swampy Pin Oak) Warbling Vireo - 3 (Warbler Rock, Maintenance Field, Humming Tombstone) Red-eyed Vireo - 3 Blue Jay - residents Barn Swallow - 2 south side Reservoir (early) White-breasted Nuthatch - top of the Oven (Bob - early), another 72nd Street entrance (via Gillian Henry) American Robin - residents Gray Catbird - residents Cedar Waxwing - 8 or 9 (3 or 4 Maint. Field (Gillian Henry), 5 Gill Overlook) House Finch - female Mugger's Woods Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males Turtle Pond Brown-headed Cowbird - male & one or two females Mugger's Woods Common Grackle - residents incl. adult feeding fledgling at Reservoir (6:30am) Common Yellowthroat - male Turtle Pond (Alison Schondorf) American Redstart - 3 Magnolia Warbler - 2 Humming Tombstone (Ally) Blackburnian Warbler - female Humming Tombstone (Gillian Henry) Blackpoll Warbler - female - Humming Tombstone Canada Warbler - male Humming Tombstone Northern Cardinal - residents 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/ --