Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 20 - Central Park - warblers start to arrive

A truly gorgeous morning with crystal blue skies for my Wednesday morning AMNH bird walk group in the Ramble. The weather is finally warming up after the recent weeks of cool temperatures but it was still on the quiet side for the birds. However, we finally had more than one warbler species for the walk. The full list of 33 species is below.

Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler (3 males on the Upper Lobe which flew off as we crossed the bridge)
Double-crested Cormorant (the Lake)
Great Egret (1, Turtle Pond as usual)
Red-tailed Hawk (1, going into its apparent nest on Central Park West)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher (1, flew off over the Lake towards Central Park West)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (scattered all around the Ramble; many of the males displaying)
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Louisiana Waterthrush (2, Triplets Bridge and the Azalea Pond)
Black-and-white Warbler (1, along the Gill)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (scattered individuals)
Eastern Towhee (a male perched up out in the open along Turtle Pond)
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow (many singing birds)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (1, male high in a tree southwest of Azalea Pond)
House Finch (feeders)
American Goldfinch (feeders, some bright males now)
House Sparrow

Lots of wildflowers are in bloom now. This Purple Trillium was by Azalea Pond.

Purple Trillium (Trillium erectum) 04/20/2016 Central Park 

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