Central Park NYC Saturday, August 17, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Eleven Species of Wood Warblers including Worm-eating, Prairie, Hooded & the continuing Prothonotary Warbler*** Canada Goose - the Pond* Wood Duck - male at the Pond Mallard - 60+ at the Pond Mourning Dove - 4 Chimney Swift - 10 over Tupelo Field not long after 7:30am Great Egret - the Pond Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 adults (the Pond, Mouth of the Gill) Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 heard Downy Woodpecker - 2 including a hatch-year male Tupelo Field Northern Flicker - Warbler Rock (others heard) American Kestrel - female flyover Warbler Rock Peregrine Falcon - flyover Tupelo Field Eastern Kingbird - 4 Bow Bridge (Bob - early) Warbling Vireo - 6 Blue Jay - Adult and juvenile Hallett Sanctuary Carolina Wren - the Pond Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 7 American Robin - 40+ Gray Catbird - many juveniles around Northern Mockingbird - adult and 2 or 3 juveniles Gapstow Bridge House Finch - 2 east side of Maintenance Field (Sandra Critelli) American Goldfinch - Dene Slope (Bob - early) Song Sparrow - 3 (adults & young) Gapstow Bridge Baltimore Oriole - 4 Common Grackle - 5 Ovenbird - 3 (2 in Ramble, 1 at the Pond) Worm-eating Warbler - top of hill near Boathouse Cafe (FOS**) Nothern Waterthrush - 5 (the Pond & Hallett Sanctuary) Blue-winged Warbler - 6 to 8 (David Barrett & Sandra Critelli) Black-and-white Warbler - 7 or 8 Prothonotary - continues at the Pond (along south side & near waterfall) Hooded Warbler - female south side of the Pond American Redstart - 20-25 Yellow Warbler - 4 Prairie Warbler - male s. side of the Pond & near waterfall (FOS**) Canada Warbler - female top of hill near Boathouse Cafe Northern Cardinal - around 8 *The Pond (a.k.a. 59th Street Pond) refers to the large pond at the southeast corner of the park. **first-of-season ***The Prothonotary was originally found by Junko Suzuki on Friday. On Thursday, August 15, 2019 we went up to Inwood Hill Park in the evening finding at least five Eastern Screech-Owls (adults and young), and the resident Harbor Seal. Central Park Butterflies on Saturday: Spicebush Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage White, Orange Sulphur, Gray Hairstreak, Eastern Tailed Blue, Summer Azure, Pearl Crescent, Question Mark, Red Admiral, Buckeye, Red-spotted Purple (David Barrett), Monarch, Zabulon Skipper (Andrea Hessel). 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://email@example.com/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/ --