[nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Wed. May 3, 2017 - 17 species of Wood Warblers

2017-05-03 Thread Deborah Allen
Central Park NYC
Wednesday May 3, 2017
OBS: Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 
9am with some pre-walk birding at the Reservoir (Deb) and at the North End (Bob 
DeCandido).  

Highlights: 17 species of Wood Warblers (including 2 Cape Mays at Summit Rock), 
White-eyed Vireo, and an influx of Baltimore Orioles.

Canada Goose - pairs Reservoir & Turtle Pond
Gadwall - pair Reservoir
Mallard - Reservoir, Turtle Pond & Lake
Bufflehead - female Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 6 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - around 30
Herring Gull - 7 or 8 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - turtle Pond & Reservoir, plus flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - Fifth Ave. nest & flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Great Crested Flycatcher - north of Summit Rock
Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond
White-eyed Vireo - singing at Upper Lobe
Blue-headed Vireo - Tanner's Spring, singing at Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Warbling Vireo - singing at Maintenance Field
Red-eyed Vireo - south side Turtle Pond
Blue Jay - residents
American Crow - heard
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Reservoir (Bob DeCandido)
Barn Swallow - Reservoir 
Tufted Titmouse - heard here & there
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Summit Rock, etc.
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sparrow Rock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - not many
Veery - Upper Lobe
Swainson's Thrush - Weather Station & south of Azalea Pond
Hermit Thrush - Gill Source
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - 3 feeders
American Goldfinch - 2 south of Azalea Pond
Ovenbird - 3 (Maintenance Field & Tupelo Field)
Louisiana Waterthrush - Turtle Pond
Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe
Black-and-white Warbler - at least 12
Nashville Warbler - west end of Loch Wooden Bridge (Bob DeCandido)
Common Yellowthroat - 4
American Redstart - at least 6
Cape May Warbler - 2 males Summit Rock
Northern Parula - many locations
Magnolia Warbler - Turtle Pond, north of Summit Rock
Yellow Warbler -south side Turtle Pond, Summit Rock
Blackpoll Warbler - The Point (Noa Cruz)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - s. side Turtle Pond & the Point
Palm Warbler - Turtle Pond
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20 to 30
Prairie Warbler - Upper Lobe (male & female), male north of Summit Rock, 
another male at Swampy Pin Oak after lunch
Black-throated Green Warbler - 8
Eastern Towhee - a few heard
Chipping Sparrow - Summit Rock, etc. 
Swamp Sparrow - Upper Lobe
White-throated Sparrow - fewer, but still plenty around
Northern Cardiinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male & female at feeders (Bob DeCandido)
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond, feeders, s. of Azalea Pond
Common Grackle- residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - Maintenance Field
Baltimore Oriole - fairly common including 4 in one tree at Summit Rock

Reliable reports of Black-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American 
Bittern, Spotted Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker (adult), Summer Tanager, 
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, and Tennessee Warbler.

Many thanks to David Barrett, Noa & Mayra Cruz, Wendy Miller, George Beckwith, 
and visiting birders from California for the excellent bird spotting.

Deb Allen
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[nysbirds-l] Black Vultures in Scarsdale

2017-05-03 Thread Andrew Block
I had a pair of Black Vultures fly up and over the ridge from behind Scarsdale 
Ford on Central Ave. at the intersection of Ardsley Rd.  I wonder what they 
were doing there?
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[nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Bobolinks, Wed. 3-May

2017-05-03 Thread Ben Cacace
The Bobolinks were less visible and less vocal today than they were on
Monday when 6 were seen. Today I spotted a male at the south end of Hammock
Grove and later on a female in the middle of the grove. Also seen was a
Bald Eagle flying low carrying part of a fish and heading east towards
Buttermilk Channel at 12:15p just south of Liggett Hall. This is another
first for Governors Island.

There's a map icon on the Governors Island wiki page below the bar charts:
— http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Governors+Island

Complete list (46 spp.): http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36514038
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[nysbirds-l] Kings County migrants: Cerulean, Yellow-throated +

2017-05-03 Thread Sean Sime
Prospect Park's Lookout Hill continued to produce today. Ed Crowne
discovered a singing Cerulean Warbler (still present as of writing this) on
the southern slope above the Wellhouse. Standard issue Patagonia Picnic
Table effect ensued as Rob Jett located a Yellow-throated Warbler shortly
thereafter. Other notable migrants among the 17 species of warbler on the
hill were:

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2)
Cape May Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler (6-one of which looked like a non-breeding male)
Orchard Oriole (3)
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

An Ebird checklist with photos can be viewed at this link:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36515788

Good birding,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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[nysbirds-l] Fort Tryon Park

2017-05-03 Thread Goldstein, Gina
For the record, birding in Fort Tryon Park and environs this morning was really 
excellent. Inside the park: yellow, black-throated blue, black-throated green, 
b, and Parula warblers, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, scarlet 
tanager (m), Eastern kingbird, Baltimore oriole, warbling vireo, and a lot of 
swifts around a termite hatch. (Cape May and Tennessee warblers were reported 
by others.) In Cabrini Woods (along Cabrini Blvd, between 190th St. and the 
entrance to the park), were chestnut-sided and yellow-throated warbler, plus 
more Parulas and another Eastern kingbird.

I didn't know Ft Tryon ever got this birdy, but maybe I've never gone in at the 
right time before today.


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Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler

2017-05-03 Thread Dan Lynch
Summit Rock is in Central Park which is in Manhattan.  It's on the West Side of 
the Park, just north of 81st Street. The bird had been observed intermittently 
this morning by many, but not, alas, by me.

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Sent: Wed, May 3, 2017 9:01 am
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler



Some folks might be interested to know where in New York state "Summit Rock" is


-Scott



On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Carney, Martin  wrote:

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[nysbirds-l] Summit Rock

2017-05-03 Thread Carney, Martin
I refer to Summit Rock in Central Park, NYC, at approx. 82nd St. and
Central Park West.

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[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn & Queens Round-up + activism suggestion

2017-05-03 Thread Andrew Baksh

Queens May 1st:

Alley Pond Park: 73 species with 18 species of Warblers. Highlights included 
KENTUCKY and HOODED Warbler. Also Solitary Sandpiper.

Oakland Lake: Quieter than Alley but that was much later in the day so who 
knows what I missed. Highlights there were Orchard Oriole and Solitary 
Sandpiper.

Forest Park Waterhole. Quiet with only 7 species of warblers. Highlights 
included Solitary Sandpiper and Rusty Blackbirds.

Brooklyn May 2nd:

Bush Terminal Park. Exciting to see a Raven carrying food as I have observed a 
pair in the area several times and then only one bird. Leading to the suspicion 
that one was on a nest somewhere.

Prospect Park: I missed some of the action as I got there later in the AM. 
Parking is such a drag around there. I did see and chatted with a couple of 
Brooklyn Birders, learning about some migrants which included, Tennessee 
Warbler, Hooded Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo.

Dreier-Offerman Park: Quite windy in the afternoon, possibly keeping things 
down but I managed to pull out a couple of decent birds including: SUMMER 
TANAGER (female), Indigo Buntings and White-crowned Sparrow (Adult).

Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4: After missing this bird in my last few visits, I 
was pleasantly surprised to see the continuing 1st CY Iceland Gull. A much 
better sighting than the body that was fished out of the water near the pier on 
Sunday (be careful out there).

Regarding Sy Schiff's post on the water levels on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay. 
I had asked NPS management for the water level to be lowered for Spring 
migration. I will bring it up again although the window is already shrinking in 
making this a reality in time. 

If you are concerned about the East Pond water level for Spring shorebird 
migration and would like to voice your concerns. Please call or write to 
Patricia Rafferty at 718-354-4625 or patricia_raffe...@nps.gov Alternatively, 
you could also contact the superintendent of Gateway Jennifer Nersesian at 
718-345-4665 or jen_nerses...@nps.gov

Finally, a shout out and thanks to all the folks who continue to use the list 
serves to report their sightings. Especially, Peter Reisfeld whose efforts to 
keep us posted on radar activities is truly an act of altruism.

Cheers,


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Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler

2017-05-03 Thread Scott Haber
Some folks might be interested to know where in New York state "Summit
Rock" is

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[nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler

2017-05-03 Thread Carney, Martin
At Summit Rock 5 minutes agoMartin Carney

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Re: [nysbirds-l] quick pass along the Reservoir in Central Park

2017-05-03 Thread Ardith Bondi
I forgot to mention a couple of Barn Swallows as well. Originally, my 
main reason for posting was for the Brant, which while not that unusual 
in our area, are not seen that often on the Reservoir.


Ardith Bondi

On 5/2/17 3:49 PM, Ardith Bondi wrote:


 From the South Pump House to about 95th Street on the west side.

Kind of an odd assortment.

4 Brant hanging with the gulls
a male Gadwall
3 male Ruddy Ducks
1 male Wood Duck
a pair of Bufflehead
1 Double-crested Cormorant
small number of Mallards
a pair of Canada Geese
passed one Yellow-rumped Warbler

Didn't go all the way up, so don't know if there were any grebes up there.

Ardith Bondi

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