Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 12 - Central Park - beautiful morning, but much quieter

The weather was beautiful for my Thursday morning AMNH bird walk in Central Park. However, the birding was much quieter than yesterday morning. I could tell from the start at Hernshead that there were many fewer birds around. One amusing thing was that when we got up to the Belvedere Castle there was an Eastern Kingbird perched on the same light in exactly the same spot as where I photographed it yesterday (see yesterday's post) - I assume it was the same bird. Though we only had a dozen warblers today, one was a species that had eluded me so far this spring. We found two Prairie Warblers, one on the south side of Turtle Pond and one near Azalea Pond. Our total ofr the two hour walk was 38 species. The full list is below.

Canada Goose
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Northern Waterthrush
Northern Parula
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow

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