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.
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