Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Central Park - May 14 - Back to March temperatures

Cool and gray this morning (a familiar refrain back in April) for my Wednesday morning American Museum of Natural History bird walk. Despite the cool temperatures, there were some birds around, just in much lower numbers than in the last week.The most activity was on the point. In total we recorded 40 species with 13 warblers.

Canada Goose
Gadwall - pair on Turtle Pond
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Kingbird - Hernshead
Warbling Vireo - usual places
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 1, over the Lake
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler - male on the Point
Yellow Warbler - female on the Point
Chestnut-sided Warbler - on the point as well as a singing male on the way out at 77th Street
Blackpoll Warbler - several on the Point
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Canada Warbler - male on the Point
Lincoln's Sparrow - Upper Lobe on the way out
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - one heard on the Point
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow

[Update - thank you to Lenore Swenson who pointed out a couple of birds I missed.]

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