Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4 - Central Park - overcast, but no rain

The rain stopped literally minutes before my Wednesday morning AMNH bird walk started at 7 am. It remained heavily overcast with no clouds, but we had no rain during the two hour walk. We found a total of 42 species, including a few firsts for the spring for our walks. The list is below.

Canada Goose (Lake and Turtle Pond)
Gadwall (pair on Turtle pond)
Mallard (Lake and Turtle Pond)
Double-crested Cormorant (1, Turtle Pond)
Great Egret (1, Turtle Pond)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (1, the Lake)
Red-tailed Hawk (1)
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Blue-headed Vireo (Turtle Pond)
Warbling Vireo (several singing)
Blue Jay
American Crow (1, overhead)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
House Wren (singing near Upper Lobe)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1, Upper Lobe)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1, Maintenance Meadow)
Veery (Maintenance Meadow)
Hermit Thrush (Maintenance Meadow)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Ovenbird (several heard)
Worm-eating Warbler (1, Upper Lobe)
Northern Waterthrush (1, singing at Triplets Bridge)
Blue-winged Warbler (1, Upper Lobe)
Black-and-white Warbler (several)
Common Yellowthroat (1, singing at Triplets Bridge)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee (heard)
Swamp Sparrow (1, Triplets Bridge)
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male, King of Poland Statue)
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole (male, King of Poland Statue)
Baltimore Oriole (male, Turtle Pond)
House Sparrow

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