Central Park NYC Friday May 3, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: 18 Species of Wood Warblers including Cerulean Warbler, Orchard Oriole, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-eyed Vireo, Purple Finch & Indigo Bunting. Notes for Thursday, May 2nd are at the end of today's list. Canada Goose - nest at north end of Reservoir (continuing) Gadwall - pair Reservoir Mourning Dove - 2 or 3 Chimney Siwft - around 10 seen from Blockhouse Ruby-throated Hummingbird Solitary Sandpiper - compost Area (David Barrett) Double-crested Cormorant - 10 Red-tailed Hawk - adult bathing in Loch Red-bellied Woodpecker - pair Blockhouse Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Great HIll Downy Woodpecker - 2 North Woods Least Flycatcher - Great Hill White-eyed Vireo - west side of Wildflower Meadow Yellow-throated Vireo - Lily Ponds (Bruno Boni) Blue-headed Vireo - 7 to 10 Warbling Vireo - 7 to 10 Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (west side Wildflower Meadow, Fort Clinton) Blue Jay - a few House Wren - 3 or 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 15-20 Hermit Thrush - 1 North woods Wood thrush - 2 (east side of Pool, between Wildflower Meadow & Loch) American Robin - nesting Gray Catbird - 5 to 10 Purple Finch - female East Blowdown American Goldfinch - 15 elms along Dead Road Eastern Towhee - 8 to 12 Chipping Sparrow - around 30 Great Hill Field Sparrow - North Meadow Ball Fields Lincoln's Sparrow - Fort Clinton Swamp Sparrow - along the Loch White-throated Sparrow - 30 to 40 Orchard Oriole - pair North Meadow Ball Fields Baltimore Oriole - 25+ Red-winged blackbird - 6 to 8 Harlem Meer Common Grackle - 5 to 10 Ovenbird - 12 Worm-eating Warbler - 2 (N.E. Wildflower Meadow, est side of the Pool) Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Harlem Meer & the Loch) Blue-winged Warbler - 5 including one female Black-and-white Warbler - 12 to 15 Orange-crowned Warbler - east Great Hill Nashville Warbler - 4 Common Yellowthroat - 7 (2 female, 5 male) American Redstart - 5 (males & females) Cerulean Warbler - 2 males East Blowdown (David Barrett) Northern Parula - 20-25 Magnolia Warbler - 3 adult males Yellow Warbler - 20-25 Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 males Black-throated Blue Warbler - 7 (one female) Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 Prairie Warbler - 6 Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Fort Clinton, Great Hill) Summer Tanager - female east Great Hill Scarlet Tanager - male North Woods Northern Cardinal - 5 Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 5 Indigo Bunting - male Dead Road On Thursday, the Bob m.ob. found 21 species of Wood Warblers including Golden-winged (Warbler Rock), Yellow-throated (Humming Tombstone (Bob & David Barrett - early a.m.), Worm-eating (Bow Bridge), and Hooded Warbler (Persimmon slope north of Boathouse), multiple Scarlet Tanagers, and a Least Flycatcher (Turtle Pond). Thanks to Ryan Serio for spotting many of Thursday morning's birds. We received multiple reports Thursday of Bay-breasted Warbler at the Upper Lobe, and one report of a Canada Warbler there. Thursday and Friday can easily be said to have been the two best days of birding thus far this season. 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/ --