Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3 - Central Park

Finally, a beautiful morning for one of my AMNH Central Park walks! Crystal blue skies and some birds! As we walked onto Hernshead we could hear that the Warbling Vireos had finally arrived, with at least two singing. On the shoreline there was a Solitary Sandpiper and two Spotted Sandpipers. A singing Northern Waterthrush was the first of 13 warblers for the morning. The best bird of the morning was a Black-billed Cuckoo in the Maintenance Meadow. We ended with a total of 48 species.

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret (1, the Lake)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (2, the Lake and the Upper Lobe)
Spotted Sandpiper (2, Hernshead)
Solitary Sandpiper (1, Hernshead)
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (1, Maintenance Meadow)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker 05/03/2017 Central Park
Blue-headed Vireo (1)
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Veery (2)
Hermit Thrush (1)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Ovenbird (4)
Oenbird 05/03/2017 Central Park
Northern Waterthrush (2)
Black-and-white Warbler (3)
Tennessee Warbler (1, heard only, Turtle Pond)
Common Yellowthroat (1)
American Redstart (3)
Northern Parula (2)
Magnolia Warbler (1, Azalea Pond)
Yellow Warbler (1, heard only)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
Wilson's Warbler (1, Hernshead)
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager (1, Balcony Bridge)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole (2)
House Finch
House Sparrow

I went back into the park briefly at lunchtime and was rewarded with two lovely Cape May Warblers on Summit Rock.
Cape May Warbler 05/03/2017 Central Park

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