Central Park NYC Sunday, June 17, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Black-billed Cuckoo, Northern Parula & Nesting Birds: Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Kingbird, Baltimore Orioles, Gray Catbird. Canada Goose - 5 at the Pond Wood Duck - male in eclipse plumage at the Pond Mallard - 30 at the Pond, others at Turtle Pond & Oak Bridge Mourning Dove - residents Black-billed Cuckoo - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock & later at Swampy Pin Oak Chimney Swift - 3 or 4 getting drinks at Turtle Pond & a few flyovers Herring Gull - flyover Double-crested Cormorant - flyover Great Egret - the Pond Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 at the Pond Red-bellied woodpecker - Oven & near Azalea Pond Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3 Northern Flicker - pair Gill Overlook Great Crested Flycatcher - Mugger's Woods Eastern Kingbird - female at Turtle Pond nest Warbling Vireo - 4 (Boathouse, Turtle Pond, Oak Bridge (P. Haskel), Swampy Pin Oak) Blue Jay - residents American Robin - residents nesting Gray Catbird - adult carrying mulberry wing-waving display at the Point (nest) Cedar Waxwing - pair at nest Shakespeare Garden (male has orange-tipped tail), 5 Maintenance Field, etc. House Finch - 2 or 3 in Mulberry near Gapstow Bridge Song Sparrow - singing Gapstow Bridge Baltimore Oriole - pair at nest Delacorte (S. Critelli), pair at nest Maint. Fld. Red-winged Blackbird - male & female Turtle Pond Common Grackle - residents Northern Parula - singing west of Gapstow Bridge (reported there 6/12/18 by J. Suzuki) Northern Cardinal - residents -- Carine Mitchell reported a singing Wood Thrush or two in Riverside Park. Sol Shamilzadeh reports that both juvenile Red-tailed Hawks from the 5th Ave. nest fledged this week and are doing well, perching on a building and in a pine nearby. Jean Shum reported on June 16th on twitter* that all three of the orphaned Red-tailed Hawks at the Grant's Tomb nest have now been rescued by Bobby Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue & Rehabilitation) & the Urban Park Rangers. American Kestrels are fledgling now too. Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC *See Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett for additional reports. -- 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/ --