Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October 14 - Central Park - thrushes and warblers

A very pleasant morning for my Wednesday AMNH bird walk group. It started out slow, but then picked up towards the end. There was some activity in the Maintenance Meadow, particularly Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Magnolia Warbler. From there we went over to the Tupelo Meadow to look for sparrows. There were White-throats, Songs and three Chipping Sparrows, but the real surprise was a dull Pine Warbler feeding in the grass like a sparrow. From there we went down to the Azalea Pond where we had another burst of activity to end the walk. Total list was 37 species.

Canada Goose (7. the Lake)
Mallard (the Lake and Turtle Pond)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (2, a member of the group saw one and I heard one)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Blue-headed Vireo (1, near Azalea Pond)
Blue Jay
American Crow (4, flying overhead calling)
Black-capped Chickadee (heard near Belvedere)
White-breasted Nuthatch (1, near Azalea Pond)
Brown Creeper (1, near Azalea Pond)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (several in the Maintenance Meadow)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (1, west of Azalea Pond)
Swainson's Thrush (1, near Azalea Pond)
Hermit Thrush (several)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher (2, on the ground in the Maintenance Meadow)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (small flock in a Gingko northeast of Maintenance Meadow)
Black-and-white Warbler (2, near Azalea Pond)
Northern Parula (1, near Azalea Pond)
Magnolia Warbler (1, Maintenance Meadow)
Blackpoll Warbler (1, s. side Turtle Pond)
Pine Warbler (1, Tupelo Meadow)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (3, Maintenance Meadow)
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow (3, Tupelo Meadow)
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

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