Central Park NYC Sunday June 16, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Scarlet Tanager, Tree Swallow, Wood Thrush, Great Crested Flycatcher. 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 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/ --