Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19 - Central Park - Another birdy morning

For the second morning in a row there was a good variety of birds in the Ramble in Central Park, this time for my Thursday morning AMNH bird walk group. Today's total of 43 species was a bit less than yesterdays, but we found sixteen warblers today and some other nice birds as well. Again the commonest warbler was Magnolia. We spent some time chasing a Kentucky Warbler, which we never did see, but which I did hear sing once. Other warbler highlights were a Cape May and a Bay-breasted. A Yellow-billed Cuckoo spent a fair amount of time sitting motionless high in a tree, which was good of it, sonce it was hard to spot. The full list is below.

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Black-crowned Night-Heron (1, Hernshead)
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1, near the Azalea Pond)
Belted Kingfisher (1, flying away from Turtle Pond, seen by only or two people)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird (1, west of Belvedere Castle)
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee (1)
House Wren (2, one seen south side of the Tupelo Meadow)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Ovenbird (several heard)
Northern Waterthrush (3, heard and seen - Hernshead, Azalea Pond)
Black-and-white Warbler (2)
Kentucky Warbler (1, heard it singing on the south side of the Tupelo Meadow)
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler (1, bathing in the Gill above Azalea Pond)
Magnolia Warbler (everywhere)
Bay-breasted Warbler (1, probably a young male, bathing Azalea Pond)
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler (2)
Blackpoll Warbler (2)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (males and females)
Black-throated Green Warbler (1, with a Chestnut-sided Warbler by the Upper Lobe)
Canada Warbler (3)
Wilson's Warbler (1, Turtle Pond)
Eastern Towhee
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow

post-bath Bay-breasted Warbler 05-19-2016 Central Park

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