Date: 10/20/19 2:56 pm From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. Oct. 20, 2019: Six Species of Wood Warblers, Manhattan Virginia Rail
Central Park NYC Sunday, October 20, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Six Species of Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush & Manhattan Virginia Rail (see note below).
Canada Goose - 27 Mallard - 24 Mourning Dove - 6-8 Chimney Swift - 1 over Boathouse at 7am (Bob) Herring Gull - a dozen flyovers Double-crested Cormorant - Lake Sharp-shinned Hawk - westbound flyover 7:30am Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 or 5 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 5 Downy Woodpecker - pair Belvedere Castle Northern Flicker - 5 American Kestrel - male mobbed by Blue Jay at Belvedere Castle Eastern Phoebe - 3 (Andrea Hessel & Bill Perro) Blue-headed Vireo - Belvedere Castle (Val Landwehr) Blue Jay - 10 American Crow - 6-8 flying around in the Ramble White-breasted Nuthatch - Bow Bridge Winter Wren - 1 or 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1 south side of Maintenance Field Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 30-40 Hermit Thrush - 10 Wood Thrush - Laupot Bridge (Deb) American Robin - 25-30 (many flying) Gray Catbird - 5-8 Northern Mockingbird - singing at Cedar Hill House Finch - 2 or 3 Chipping Sparrow - 5-10 Field Sparrow - 1 Maintenance Field (Deb) Song Sparrow - 15-20 Swamp Sparrow - 3 White-throated Sparrow - 40-50 Eastern Towhee - 10-15 Common Grackle - 10 Common Yellowthroat - female east side of Maintenance Field Northern Parula - 2 uphill from Boathouse Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 (male Castle (Val Landwehr), female Tupelo Field) Palm Warbler - 1 Turtle Pond Yellow-rumped Warbler - 15-20 Black-throated Green Warbler - female Oak Bridge Scarlet Tanager - male Gill Overlook (Val Landwehr) Northern Cardinal - 5 -- Virginia Rail: Lucy McLeod @LucyTheNerd headed downtown after leaving the group finding, photographing and tweeting a Virginia Rail at Madison Avenue and 53rd Street. Later Mick Hill @MickHill56 tweeted that the bird had been picked up and delivered to the Wild Bird Fund @wildbirdfund. For Manhattan bird alerts see @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett. -- Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC