Date: 5/31/18 5:26 pm From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thurs., May 31, 2018 - Blackpoll & Northern Parula Warblers, Green Heron, nesting E. Kingbirds
Central Park NYC Thursday, May 31, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: A slow day with some rain/drizzle and two species of Wood Warblers - Northern Parula and Blackpoll Warbler, nesting Eastern Kingbirds, and a Green Heron at Turtle Pond.
Canada Goose - 5 goslings at the south side of the Reservoir Mallard - 10 Herring Gull - 6 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 8 Reservoir Great Egret - LakeGreen Heron - Turtle Pond Black-crowned Night-heron - 2 flyovers heading south Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 pairs (Oven and summer House) Downy Woodpecker - male in Ramble Northern Flicker - 3 (2 males Summer House, female drinking at the Oven) Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 (pair in Ramble, 1 Upper Lobe) Eastern Kingbird - pair nesting at Turtle Pond Warbling Vireo - 2 pairs (Upper Lobe & Turtle Pond Dock) Blue Jay - Oven Barn Swallow - 4 Reservoir White-breasted Nuthatch - Chez Armando (top of the Oven) American Robin - residents Gray Catbird - pairs in Ramble & Upper Lobe House Finch - 3 Turtle Pond Dock Baltimore Oriole - 3 (female in nest at Maintenance Field, pair Upper Lobe) Red-winged Blackbird - 4 (2 males Turtle Pond, adult male Ramble, first-spring male Oven) Brown-headed Cowbird - female Upper Lobe Common Grackle - 8 Oven Northern Parula - female Gill Overlook Blackpoll Warbler - 2 females (Gill Overlook, turtle Pond Dock) Northern Cardinal - residents -- On Wednesday May 30) Bob saw three Northern Rough-winged Swallows at the south side of the Reservoir.
Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC