Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10 - Central Park

A mostly beautiful morning (clouds kept moving in and out) with a good variety of birds.My Thursday AMNH bird walk group certainly had better luck than my Wednesday group did yesterday. Between 7:00 and 9:00 am we found 45 species, including a dozen warblers. A few people stayed in with me for about another half hour for a trip up to Summit Rock. We picked up another five species, including two more warblers. The best spot we found was by the "Polish" statue east of Turtle Pond. There we had a very cooperative Bay-breasted Warbler and a male Blackburnian Warbler. On the way west at the end of the walk we found a calling Eastern Wood-Pewee and then a Olive-sided Flycatcher north of the "Humming Tombstone". The list of 45 species is below with the additional five species below that.

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Herring Gull (flyover)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift (several overhead)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher (1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 05/10/2018 - Central Park
Eastern Wood-Pewee (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher (2)
Blue-headed Vireo (1)
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (1)
Blue Jay
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (4, the Lake)
Barn Swallow (1, the Lake)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1, Polish Statue)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (3)
Northern Waterthrush (1, west edge of the Lake
Black-and-white Warbler (5)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
Northern Parula (4)
Bay-breasted Warbler (1, Polish Statue)
Blackburnian Warbler (2, Polish Statue)
Yellow Warbler (1)
Blackpoll Warbler (1, heard Maintenance Meadow)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (1, Polish Statue)
White-throated Sparrow (1)
Scarlet Tanager (2, males, Maintenance Meadow)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (2; one male; one female)
Indigo Bunting (1, Polish Statue)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow

Additional species found after the regular walk (all at or on the way up to Summit Rock):  Veery, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler.
Cape May Warbler - 05/10/2018 - Central Park

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