Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19 - Central Park

After the early morning R-t Loon (see previous post), I was down in Central Park leading Paul Sweet's Friday morning AMNH bird walk. It was hot and fewer birds than earlier in the week, but we still had some nice birds. Easily the best was the fairly cooperative male Bay-breasted Warbler on the Belvedere Castle plaza. Somewhat surprising was an Eastern Phoebe at Hernshead - it is getting later for this bird in the park. Our full list of 35 species is below.

Canada Goose
Great Egret (3, two flying over the Lake; one at Turtle Pond
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift (8, oerhead at Maintenance meadow)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard)
Downy Woodpecker (heard)
Northern Flicker (heard)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (1, heard and seen)
Eastern Phoebe (1, Hernshead)
Great Crested Flycatcher (1, maybe 2; heard)
Eastern Kingbird (1, Hernshead)
Warbling Vireo (3, heard)
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse 91, heard)
Swainson's Thrush (2)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Northern Waterthrush (1, heard)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
American Redstart (4)
Magnolia Warbler (4)
Bay-breasted Warbler (1, male, Belvedere)
Bay-breasted Warbler 05/19/2017 Central Park
Blackpoll Warbler (8, males and females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (2, females)
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch (1, female)
House Sparrow

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