Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Central Park - May 7 - Great birding

A big turnout for my Wednesday morning AMNH bird walk with a good turnout of birds also. There has just been a string of lovely mornings with lots of birds for the last several days.The group had 53 species though not everyone saw every bird, but I believe everyone saw all of the really goo birds.

Canada Goose
Gadwall - 2, pair on Turtle Pond
Northern Shoveler - 1, male lingering on Upper Lobe
Double-crested Cormorant
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 2. overhead
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Kingbird - 1, Hernshead
Blue-headed Vireo - a couple still around
Warbling Vireo - Hernshead, Turtle Pond, Maintenance Meadow
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - singles in various locations
Swainson's Thrush - 1, Turtle Pond (seen only by Jeff, I think, though I saw one in the afternoon by the                               Rustic Pavilion)
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Ovenbird -2, heard
Northern Waterthrush - 2, Hernshead and the Gill
Black-and-white Warbler - scattered around Ramble
Orange-crowned Warbler - singing male in Maintenance Meadow
Nashville Warbler - singing male on the way up to the Belvedere
Common Yellowthroat - male at Hernshead
American Redstart - scattered around Ramble
Cape May Warbler - male on south side of Turtle Pond
Northern Parula - scattered around Ramble
Magnolia Warbler - scattered around Ramble
Yellow Warbler - south side Turtle Pond
Black-throated Blue Warbler - scattered around Ramble
Palm Warbler - Hernshead
Yellow-rumped Warbler- still a few around
Black-throated Green Warbler - south side of Turtle Pond
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow - Hernshead and Belvedere
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager - male moving around south of Azalea Pond
Scarlet Tanager - 3 (may have been seen only by Jeff while the rest of us were looking for the Summer)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - scattered around Ramble
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

In the afternoon I looped through the Ramble on the way to getting my allergy shots and picked up a few more species: Great Egret, Red-tailed Hawk, Swainson's Thrush, Veery, Worm-eating Warbler (Upper Lobe), and a Blue-winged Warbler (female, Upper Lobe).

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