Central Park - North End, NYC Friday, May 24, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Black-billed Cuckoo, 14 species of Wood Warblers including Mourning, Tennessee, Blackburnian, and Bay-breasted. Canada Goose - at least 20 Harlem Meer Mallard - 10 Mourning Dove - 3 or 4 Black-billed Cuckoo - 2 or 3 (2 Loch (Beck Kramer) & 1 Meer Island) Chimney Swift - 3 Solitary Sandpiper - Loch (seen earlier at Compost Area (David Barrett)) Herring Gull - 6 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 8 Great Egret - 1 Meer Island & 4 flyovers Snowy Egret - 2 flyovers Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Red-bellied Woodpecker - male Blockhouse Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Loch (Bob - early) Blue-headed Vireo - east end of Loch (David Barrett) Warbling Vireo - 5 Red-eyed Vireo - 12 Blue Jay - 5 Crow - unidentified silent flyover Conservatory Garden Barn Swallow - 2 over Harlem Meer Veery - singing east side of Loch (Bob - early) Swainson's Thrush - 2 American Robin Gray Catbird - 3 Cedar Waxwing - 15-20 Great Hill, 15-20 Conservatory Garden (Elizabeth Millard-Whitman) Song Sparrow - singing & probably nesting Conservatory Garden White-throated Sparrow - Blockhouse Baltimore Oriole - 6 or 7 Red-winged Blackbird - 5 (4 male, 1 female) Harlem Meer Common Grackle - 5 Loch Ovenbird - east side of Reservoir (Bob - early) Northern Waterthrush - 2 Black-and-white Warbler - 2 (male & female) Loch Tennessee Warbler - heard west side Meer (David Barrett, then m.ob.) Mourning Warbler - 2 males, first-spring bird singing, Loch (confirmed by others) Common Yellowthroat - 2 (female Loch, male Meer Island) American Redstart - 25 Northern Parula - 3 Magnolia Warbler - 8 (mostly female) Bay-breasted Warbler - male east side of Loch (Bob - early) Blackburnian Warbler - male east side of Loch (Bob - early) Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (Lasker Pool & Loch) Blackpoll Warbler - a dozen Canada Warbler - 4 including 1 female Northern Cardinal - nesting pair If you have a recording of a singing Mourning Warbler from this spring, Jay Pitocchelli is doing a study, so please pass it along. His email: jpito...@anselm.edu Cheer-cheer-cheer-up & enjoy the weekend, 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/ --