Date: 5/16/18 12:08 pm From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Weds., May 16, 2018 - 19 Species of Wood Warblers & Singing Bicknell's Thrush
Central Park NYC Wednesday, May 16, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Good birds today in spite of the off-and-on rain: A singing Bicknell's Thrush stole the show, with 19 Species of Wood Warblers also seen, among them Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Blackburnian.
Canada Goose - nesting at south end of Reservoir against South Gate House Wood Duck - male with dark bill Reservoir Mallard 9 (2 Turtle Pond, 7 Reservoir) Mourning Dove - 2 Shakespeare Garden Chimney Swift - around 20 (Turtle Pond & Reservoir) Ruby-throated Hummingbird - flyover heading north at Warbler Rock Herring Gull - 7 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 26 (23 Reservoir, 3 Turtle Pond) Great Egret - Turtle Pond Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents, male continues at locust above Stone Arch Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3 pairs (feeders, the Point, etc.) Eastern Wood-Pewee - the Point Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 Mouth of the Gill Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond Warbling Vireo - Swedish Cottage Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Summer House & west side of the Great Lawn) Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond Barn Swallow - 6 Reservoir Blue Jay - courtship feeding by pair Shakesspeare Garden Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Gill Overlook Veery - 2 Ramble Bicknell's Thrush - seen, call & partial song heard, e. side Gill Source (David Barrett) Swainson's Thrush - 5 American Robin - multiple pairs on eggs Gray Catbird - multiple pairs Cedar Waxwing - 10 flyovers in small flocks House Finch - 3 in Bald Cypress at Turtle Pond Dock Eastern Towhee - female behind Summer House Chipping Sparrow - NW Great Lawn Orchard Oriole - first-spring male singing in two places at Turtle Pond Baltimore Oriole - 6 (several males & females - not nesting yet) Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males Turtle Pond Brown-headed Cowbird - heard in Ramble Common Grackle - 5 Turtle Pond Ovenbird - 5 Northern Waterthrush - 2 (the Point & Ramble) Black-and-white Warbler - 10 (8 females, 2 males) Tennessee Warbler - singing 84th Street & East Drive (with David Barrett) afternoon Nashville Warbler - west side Great Lawn (with Jordan Spindel) 7:30am Common Yellowthroat - 7, mostly males American Redstart - 12 Cape May Warbler - 3 (female SW Reservoir Bridge, male Warbler Rock, male Great Lawn) Northern Parula - 20, mostly females Magnolia Warbler - 15, mostly males (8/7) Bay-breasted Warbler - 3 (2 males, 1 female) Blackburnian Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female) Yellow Warbler - 7 Chestnut-sided Warbler - 4 Blackpoll Warbler - 4 (males & females) Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5 SW Reservoir Black-throated Green Warbler - 3 Canada Warbler - male in Himalayan Pines at Pinetum Wilson's Warbler - 4, all males Northern Cardinal - residents Indigo Bunting - singing male Turtle Pond
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