Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24 - Central Park - another beautiful morning, without a significant flight

A beautiful, pleasant morning for my AMNH Thursday morning bird walk, but once again without a big flight of birds. Our best bird was an uncooperative Worm-eating Warbler seen from the pavilion by the Belvedere Castle. The bird sat still for a long time, but well back behind leaves and hard to see. The coot continues on Turtle Pond, but we did not see the Ruddy Duck that has been on the Lake through yesterday. Today also marked the first time in three weeks that I did not see or hear a Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the Ramble. Full list of 33 species is below.

Canada Goose (6, the Lake – as usual; probably a family group)
Gadwall (Turtle Pond; also as usual)
Mallard (the Lake and Turtle Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk (1, Shakespeare Theater)
American Coot (1, Turtle Pond)
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift (high individuals)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2, at Jewelweed patches)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1, west of Belvdere)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
“Traill’s Flycatcher” (1, perched high, south of Maintenance Meadow)
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch (2, Shakespeare Garden)
Swainson's Thrush (1)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird (2, high overhead at Maintenance Meadow and along the Gill)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (6, maintenance Meadow)
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler (female, east of Loupot Bridge)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (2, s. end of Maintenance Meadow and Belvedere)
Black-and-white Warbler (1, near Azalea Pond
Worm-eating Warbler (1, Belvedere)
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager (male, Maintenance Meadow)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

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