Date: 7/8/18 2:51 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. July 8, 2018 - Red-breasted Nuthatch (3), Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Breeding Birds
Central Park NYC
Sunday July 8, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Red-breasted Nuthatch (3), Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher & Breeding Birds.

Canada Goose - 14
Mallard - 10
Mourning Dove - 5
Chimney Swift - 3 or 4 (flyovers & collecting twigs around Turtle Pond & Tupelo Field)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - female/hatch-year Tupelo Field (Marianne Sutton & Deb)
Herring Gull - a few flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 8 (Mark Siegeltuch)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - almost invisible at Upper Lobe (Barbara Green)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Azalea Pond, drumming at Oven
Downy Woodpecker - family group of 4 at Balancing Rock, female Swampy Pin Oak
Northern Flicker - Mugger's Woods
Great Crested Flycatcher - slope with persimmons s. of Maintenance Field
Eastern Kingbird - adults tending nest & fledgling perched above nest Turtle Pond
Warbling Vireo - 5 locations
Blue Jay - 4 juveniles between Oven & Azalea Pond still soliciting food
Barn Swallow - 4 (Turtle Pond, Great Lawn & flyover at Tupelo Field)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3 seen together at Pinetum
White-breasted Nuthatch - heard near Boathouse and at Swampy Pin Oak (same bird?)
American Robin - many incl. flightless fledgling on the ground at Maint. Field
Gray Catbird - singing in several locations
Cedar Waxwing - Shakespeare Garden 2 nestlings, streaked underparts visible
House Finch - 5 together at Bow Bridge
American Goldfinch - male Tupelo Field
White-throated Sparrow - Gill Overlook
Baltimore Oriole - 7 (4 Mugger's Woods, juv./female Swampy Pin Oak, juv. at Oven)
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond & Oven
Common Grackle - several juveniles doggedly pursuing their parents
Northern Cardinal - adult males feeding juveniles at the Oven & Upper Lobe

Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine), a non-native orchid, in bloom in the Ramble.

Deb Allen
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