Central Park NYC Saturday, June 9, 2018 Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights on a sunny & seasonable day: American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Nesting Birds: Cedar Waxwings (3 active nests), Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds, etc. Canada Goose -44 (pair Turtle Pond, 29 adults & 13 goslings Reservoir) Mallard - 20 (12 adults & 2 ducklings Reservoir, 6 adults Turtle Pond) Mourning Dove - 10 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1 (heard Maint. Field (Signe Hammer), seen at Azalea Pond) Chimney Swift - only a few Herring Gull - 54 Reservoir (7am) Great Black-backed Gull - 7 Reservoir (7am), flyover Warbler Rock Double-crested Cormorant - 9 (8 Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond) Great Egret - Turtle Pond Red-tailed Hawk - adult circling over Castle Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 (male drumming Laupot Br. pair Azalea Pond, male SW Great Lawn) Downy Woodpecker - 3 (female Balancing Rock, pair Azalea Pond) Northern Flicker - pair continues at Gill Overlook nest Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 (pair & lone male in Ramble) Eastern Kingbird - 3 (1 Reservoir, nesting pair Willow Oak Turtle Pond Dock) Warbling Vireo - at least 3 (Maint. Field, Reservoir, Azalea Pond (Karen Evans)) Blue Jay - residents Barn Swallow - 5 (4 Reservoir, 1 Tupelo Field) Tufted Titmouse - heard Reservoir American Robin - residents (adults, nests with young, juveniles) Gray Catbird - residents (some nesting) Cedar Waxwing - 3 active nests (Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, Maint. Field) House Finch - male Gill Overlook in Shadbush Song Sparrow - singing north end Reservoir Baltimore Oriole - 2 nests Maint. Field (food delivered to one), pair SW Great Lawn) Red-winged Blackbird - male Oven, female Evodia Field Common Grackle - residents American Redstart - immature male Tupelo Field Yellow Warbler - male east side of Turtle Pond (after twitter alert) Northern Cardinal - residents, some singing -- Insects: Eastern Amberwing & Blue Dasher (Dragonflies). -- 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://email@example.com/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/ --