Date: 10/4/19 2:09 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri. Oct. 4, 2019: 14 Species of Wood Warblers, White-crowned & Swamp Sparrows, Turkey Vulture
Central Park - Reservoir and North End, NYC
Friday October 4, 2019
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Fourteen Species of Wood Warblers including Cape May, Nashville and Wilson's Warblers, White-crowned & Swamp Sparrows, Yellow bill-ed Cuckoo, Belted Kingfisher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Some southbound migrants overhead: Turkey Vulture, and Cooper's Hawk.

Canada Goose - 125 Reservoir
Gadwall - 5 Reservoir
Mallard - 60 (Harlem Meer, Pool, and Reservoir)
Mourning Dove - 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 west side of the Loch
Chimney Swift - flock of 40 over the Harlem Meer
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 flying past at the Loch
Ring-billed Gull - 10 Reservoir
Herring Gull - 25 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 17 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 40 in southbound flock over 5th Avenue
Turkey Vulture - 11 southbound over the Harlem Meer at noon
Cooper's Hawk - 1 southbound migrant
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 flyovers (local birds) Conservatory Garden
Belted Kingfisher - Loch
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 near Conservatory Garden
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1 Great Hill
Downy Woodpecker - 1 heard Loch
Northern Flicker - 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4
Empidonax Flycatcher - 1 west side of the Loch (probably Willow/Alder)
Eastern Phoebe - Red-eyed Vireo - 5
Blue Jay - 8
American Crow - 5
Winter Wren - 1 Loch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (the Pool & east of the Great Hill)
Veery - just outside Conservatory Garden (a little late in the season)
Amercan Robin - around 30
Gray Catbird - around 40
Northern Mockingbird - 1 Conservatory Garden
Brown Thrasher - 5
Cedar Waxwing - flock of 6 flying over the Wildflower Meadow
House Finch - 5
American Goldfinch - 6
Chipping Sparrow - 10
Song Sparrow - 1 south side of the Compost Area
Swamp Sparrow - 2 at the Loch
White-throated Sparrow - 10 (4 at the Wildflower Meadow)
White-crowned Sparrow - immature (first-cycle) N. Meadow Ball fields (Bob-early)
Eastern Towhee - 3 Loch
Common Grackle - 1 Harlem Meer
Ovenbird - 1 Fort clinton
Northern Waterthrush - 1 Loch
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Nashville Warbler - 3 west side of the Pool
Common Yellowthroat - 4
American Redstart - 6
Cape May Warbler - adult male Great Hill (Enrico Leonardi)
Northern Parula - 10
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Yellow Warbler - 2 Meer Island
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1 west side of the Pool
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (Great Hill, Meer Island)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 females
Wilson's Warbler - Meer Island (Enrico Leonardi & Vicki Seabrook)
Scarlet Tanager - male east side of the Loch (Vicki Seabrook)
Northern Cardinal - 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 3 Loch

On Thursday evening our fellow bird walk leader Sandra Critelli @alexcritelli7 spotted a Fox Sparrow at Azalea Pond, the first of the season for Central Park, reporting it on the Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark.

Deb Allen
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