Central Park NYC Saturday May 11, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: 18 Species of Wood Warblers including Wilson's and Cape May Warblers; Yellow- and Black-billed Cuckoos, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Scarlet Tanager. Thanks to Matthieu Benoit, David Barrett, Sandra Critelli, Bill Perro, Carine Mitchell & many others for the excellent bird-spotting. Canada Goose - Reservoir Mallard - Reservoir, Lake, Turtle Pond Mourning Dove Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Tupelo Field & Persimmon Slope (N. of Boathouse) Black-billed Cuckoo - Humming Tombstone (Bob - early) Chimney Swift - at least 6 together getting drinks from Turtle PondRuby-throated Hummingbird - 2 Persimmon Slope n. of Boathouse Herring Gull - 7 Reservoir, flyovers at various locations Great Black-backed Gull - 2 Reservoir Common Loon - breeding plumage bird continues at Reservoir since Wednesday (Deb - early) Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Reservoir, 2 Turtle Pond, flyovers Red-tailed Hawk - 2 adults over west side Red-bellied Woodpecker - Tupelo Field, & pair with recently excavated nest near Delacorte Theater Downy Woodpecker - Humming Tombstone Northern Flicker - 1 in Ramble Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 or 3 (Humming Tombstone, Tupelo Field, & Mugger's Woods)Eastern Kingbird - 3 Turtle Pond Eastern Wood-Pewee - Gill Overlook & Tupelo Field Least Flycatcher - Summit Rock Yellow-throated Vireo - Mugger's Woods near Gill OverlookBlue-headed Vireo - 2 Warbling Vireo - singing at several locations Red-eyed Vireo - 2 or 3 Blue Jay Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond Barn Swallow - 3 (1 Reservoir, 2 Turtle Pond) White-breasted Nuthatch - Summit Rock Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Balancing Rock Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Locust GroveVeery - 2 (north of Boathouse near East Drive & Ramble) Swainson's Thrush - 5 or 6 Wood Thrush - singing east of Evodia Field American Robin - nests with young in several locations Gray Catbird - many singing Chipping Sparrow - 3 Upper Lobe Lawn White-throated Sparrow - fewer Baltimore Oriole - 7 Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond, Evodia FieldBrown-headed Cowbird Common Grackle Ovenbird - 4 Northern Waterthrush - 3 (the Point, Upper Lobe, Laupot Bridge) Black-and-white Warbler - 8 to 10 Common Yellowthroat - around 8 merican Redstart - a dozen Cape May Warbler -3 ( 2 King of Poland, 1 Upper Lobe Lawn), others Summit Rock (early) Northern Parula - 15 Magnolia Warbler - 7 Bay-breasted Warbler - Castle Walk Blackburnian Warbler - male Summit Rock (Deb - early) Yellow Warbler - 2 (Tupelo Field, SW Reservoir) Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (Summit Rock & Castle Walk) Black-throated Blue Warbler- 8Yellow-rumped Warbler - the PointPrairie Warbler - Upper Lobe Lawn Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Delacorte Theater, SW Reservoir) Wilson's Warbler - male Turtle Pond Scarlet Tanager - 2 males Upper Lobe Lawn Northern Cardinal Indigo Bunting - female Tupelo Field Sandra Critelli reported 3 male Indigo Buntings & a Field Sparrow at Strawberry Fields. 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/ --