Central Park - Reservoir and North End, NYC Friday October 4, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Fourteen Species of Wood Warblers including Cape May, Nashville and Wilson's Warblers, White-crowned & Swamp Sparrows, Yellow bill-ed Cuckoo, Belted Kingfisher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Some southbound migrants overhead: Turkey Vulture, and Cooper's Hawk. Canada Goose - 125 Reservoir Gadwall - 5 Reservoir Mallard - 60 (Harlem Meer, Pool, and Reservoir) Mourning Dove - 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 west side of the Loch Chimney Swift - flock of 40 over the Harlem Meer Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 flying past at the Loch Ring-billed Gull - 10 Reservoir Herring Gull - 25 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 17 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 40 in southbound flock over 5th Avenue Turkey Vulture - 11 southbound over the Harlem Meer at noon Cooper's Hawk - 1 southbound migrant Red-tailed Hawk - 2 flyovers (local birds) Conservatory Garden Belted Kingfisher - Loch Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 near Conservatory Garden Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1 Great Hill Downy Woodpecker - 1 heard Loch Northern Flicker - 5 Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4 Empidonax Flycatcher - 1 west side of the Loch (probably Willow/Alder) Eastern Phoebe - Red-eyed Vireo - 5 Blue Jay - 8 American Crow - 5 Winter Wren - 1 Loch Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (the Pool & east of the Great Hill) Veery - just outside Conservatory Garden (a little late in the season) Amercan Robin - around 30 Gray Catbird - around 40 Northern Mockingbird - 1 Conservatory Garden Brown Thrasher - 5 Cedar Waxwing - flock of 6 flying over the Wildflower Meadow House Finch - 5 American Goldfinch - 6 Chipping Sparrow - 10 Song Sparrow - 1 south side of the Compost Area Swamp Sparrow - 2 at the Loch White-throated Sparrow - 10 (4 at the Wildflower Meadow) White-crowned Sparrow - immature (first-cycle) N. Meadow Ball fields (Bob-early) Eastern Towhee - 3 Loch Common Grackle - 1 Harlem Meer Ovenbird - 1 Fort clinton Northern Waterthrush - 1 Loch Black-and-white Warbler - 5 Nashville Warbler - 3 west side of the Pool Common Yellowthroat - 4 American Redstart - 6 Cape May Warbler - adult male Great Hill (Enrico Leonardi) Northern Parula - 10 Magnolia Warbler - 3 Yellow Warbler - 2 Meer Island Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1 west side of the Pool Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (Great Hill, Meer Island) Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 females Wilson's Warbler - Meer Island (Enrico Leonardi & Vicki Seabrook) Scarlet Tanager - male east side of the Loch (Vicki Seabrook) Northern Cardinal - 5 Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 3 Loch On Thursday evening our fellow bird walk leader Sandra Critelli @alexcritelli7 spotted a Fox Sparrow at Azalea Pond, the first of the season for Central Park, reporting it on the Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark. 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/ --