Date: 5/26/18 3:34 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., May 26, 2018 - 8 Species of Wood Warblers, Blue-gray Gnatctcher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Central Park NYC
Saturday, May 26, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: A slow day, warm and breezy, but 8 Species of Wood Warblers, Blue-gray Gnatctcher, and Ruby-throated Hummingbird topped the list.

Canada Goose - 14 adults and 10 goslings (2 broods) Reservoir
Mallard - 14 Reservoir, others at Turtle Pond, Azalea Pond, etc.
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - a few
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - male hill west of Boathouse (Russell Burke)
American Coot - continues SW Reservoir
Herring Gull - 55 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 5 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 13 Reservoir
Great Egret - flyover Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover seen from Warbler Rock
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 (s. of Evodia Field & pair Summer House)
Downy Woodpecker - male south of Evodia Field
Northern Flicker - 3 (pair & lone male Summer House)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - very vocal at Upper Lobe Lawn
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1 or maybe 2 pairs in the Ramble
Eastern Kingbird - pair continues at Turtle Pond
Warbling Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 or 3 pairs in the Ramble
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - at least 4 north end Reservoir
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - male north end Upper Lobe (reported at female earlier)
Gray Catbird - resident pairs (most nests in dense shrubs)
Northern Mockingbird - heard NE Reservoir
Cedar Waxwing - 25+ (a dozen at Gill Overlook, at least 5 at the Oven, 8 Upper Lobe, etc.)
House Finch - 2 juveniles feeding on lawn north end Reservoir
Song Sparrow - singing north end Reservoir
Baltimore Oriole - 5 (3 adult males Warbler Rock, lone male & pair with nest Maintenance Field)
Red-winged Blackbird - 2 males (singing at the Oven & Turtle Pond)
Common Grackle - residents
Black-and-white Warbler - female NW of Iphigene's Walk
Common Yellowthroat - female on the Point
American Redstart - 4 (David Barrett & Russell Burke)
Northern Parula - 3 females (Muggger's Woods, Summer House, Upper Lobe)
Magnolia Warbler - 3 (1 Balancing Rock (Peter Haskel), 2 Warbler Rock)
Yellow Warbler - female Warbler Rock (Barbara Green)Chestnut-sided Warbler - Swedish Cottage
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (male Gill Overlook, female Summer House)
Northern Cardinal - residents

The young Peregrine Falcons in the nest on Central Park West at 62-63rd Street are getting big enough to be seen easily from Central Park.

Junko Suzuki @junconyc photographed a Yellow-billed Cuckoo at the Turtle Pond Dock this morning sending out a report via twitter. See @BirdCentralPark, maintained by David Barrett, for NY County bird tweets.

Deb Allen
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