Central Park NYC Friday, August 30, 2019 Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Yellow-billed Cuckoo (FOS), Cape May Warbler (FOS), Black-throated Green Warbler, and 10 More Wood Warbler Species. Canada Goose - around 8 flyovers Gadwall - 4 Reservoir (Bob - early) Mallard Mourning Dove - 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - west side of Wildflower Meadow (first-of-season) Chimney Swift - only a few Herring Gull - 10 Reservoir (Bob - early) Great Black-backed Gull - 4 Reservoir (Bob - early) Double-crested Cormorant - 2 flyovers Osprey - southbound over the Bronx (Bob - 6:24am) Cooper's Hawk - second-cycle (one-year-old) south end Great Hill Red-tailed Hawk - immature south end of Great Hill Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1 Downy Woodpecker - 1 Northern Flicker - 3 Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2 (Fort Clinton, east of Blockhouse) Warbling Vireo - 2 Red-eyed Vireo - 8 Blue Jay - 3 Carolina Wren - 1 east of Blockhouse Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 American Robin Gray Catbird - around 20 Northern Mockingbird - North Meadow Ball Fields Cedar Waxwing - flock of 12 flyover Fort Clinton House Finch - 3 fort Clinton American Goldfinch - 2 Wildflower Meadow Baltimore Oriole - 3 (all immature) Common Grackle - 2 or 3 flyovers Ovenbird - east side of Wildflower Meadow Blue-winged Warbler - 8 Black-and-white Warbler - around 6 American Redstart - around 30 Cape May Warbler - 1 east of Blockhouse (FOS) Northern Parula - 1 Blockhouse Magnolia Warbler - 2 (Green Bench, Jug Handle) Yellow Warbler - 2 (Fort Clinton, e. of Great Hill) Chestnut-sided Warbler - 6 (5 hatch-year birds) Black-throated Blue Warbler - female Jug Handle Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Ft.Clinton-Bob & David Barrett, e. of Great Hill) Canada Warbler - around 5 (2 adult males) Northern Cardinal - around 6 -- Yesterday (8/29) David Barrett saw the first Broad-winged Hawks of the season (2 over Inwood). On Tuesday (8/27) we visited Inwood Hill Park, finding 4 or 5 Eastern Screech-Owls (adults & hatch-year birds), but only 3 species of Wood Warblers: Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, and Black-and-white Warbler), and of course the young male Harbor Seal holding court for his many admirers. -- 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/ --