Central Park NYC
Sunday June 16, 2019 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Scarlet Tanager, Tree Swallow, Wood Thrush, Great Crested 

Canada Goose - 11 (5 adults 6 goslings) Reservoir
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Gadwall - male Reservoir
Mallard - 10 (all male)
Mourning Dove - 2 Shakespeare Garden
Herring Gull - 8 Reservoir (one with red color band)
Double-crested Cormorant - 7 reservoir
Great Egret - 2 Reservoir
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - adult overhead seen from Shakespeare Garden
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (female Shakespeare Garden, heard Evodia Field)
Northern Flicker - pair Warbler Rock
Great Crested Flycatcher - pair near Summer House
Eastern Kingbird - 3 (1 Turtle Pond, pair Warbler Rock)
Warbling Vireo - pair Maintenance Field near nest
Blue Jay - 6
Tree Swallow - adult near poss. nest Turtle Pond (5 starlings on & around stub)*
Tufted Titmouse - heard north of the Oven
White-breasted Nuthatch - worn adult Shakespeare Garden (Barbara Green)
Wood Thrush - 3 singing males (Evodia Field, Azalea Pond, Upper Lobe Lawn)
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - 8 to 10
Cedar Waxwing - 6 including pair nesting at Maintenance Field
Baltimore Oriole - 4 or 5 including nest at Maintenance Field
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males (2 Turtle Pond, 1 top of Oven)
Common Grackle - 9, also begging calls of juveniles several locations
Scarlet Tanager - male Gill Overlook (late spring migrant)
Northern Cardinal - 5

*We saw only the male Tree Swallow at Turtle Pond today, perched near a hole 
originally excavated by a Downy Woodpecker. The contour feather of a duck or 
goose was visible at the entrance indicating that the Tree Swallows are 
bringing nesting material inside. Troublesome is the presence of a handful of 
juvenile European Starlings that are showing an interest in the location. 

Deb Allen
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