Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 17 - Central Park - lovely morning, fewer birds

My Thursday morning AMNH bird walk group had weather as pretty as yesterday, but fewer birds were around. One of the most active spots for the last week has been the section of the Gill above the iron railing bridge - this was true again this morning. Total list of 33 species is below.

Canada Goose
Gadwall (Turtle Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk (1, Azalea Pond - nearly gave a Gray Squirrel heart failure)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
American Kestrel (1, flyover)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (2)
Warbling Vireo (1, along the Gill)
Red-eyed Vireo (1, along the Gill)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee (1, calling along the Gill)
Carolina Wren (several heard)
Veery (1, Azalea Pond)
Swainson's Thrush (several)
American Robin (everywhere)
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (a couple of small flyover flocks)
Northern Waterthrush (1, north end of Upper Lobe)
Tennessee Warbler (1, along the Gill)
Black-throated Green Warbler (1, the Belvedere)
Black-and-white Warbler (several)
Common Yellowthroat (several)
American Redstart (scattered individuals)
Northern Parula (1, along the Gill)
Scarlet Tanager (1, along the Gill)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (several)
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

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