Sunday, September 04, 2005

Bird Report--10 warbler species

In less than two hours of birding this morning, Rhoda Bauch and Ethel Hill, two experienced Central Park birdwatchers, amassed the following list:

DATE:  Sunday, 4 September 2005
LOCATION: Central Park
OBSERVERS: Ethel Hill, Rhoda Lee Bauch
REPORTED BY: Rhoda Lee Bauch

We birded only between 7:30 and 9:20 a.m. in Strawberry Fields (we
observed 2 separate waves of birds landing at the North end of Str. F.),
Balcony Bridge, and the Upper Lobe.

Highlights were:
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Str.F.)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Upper Lobe)
Empidomax Flycatcher (Str.F.)
Great Crested Flycatcher (several) (Str.F.)
Red-eyed Vireo (Str.F.)
Warbling Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Str.F.)
House Wren (Str.F.)

10 Warblers (all in Str.F.):
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler (several)
Black-and-white Warbler (many)
Black-throated Green Warbler (on the grass)
Wilson's Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart (many)
(Note: Pat Pollock reported that at 9:15 a.m. yesterday, she observed a
Connecticut Warbler walking below Balcony Bridge. It proceeded to walk
under and across the highway, travelling West. It seems likely that the
bird continued South where Peter Post sighted it at the North end of
Strawberry Fields an hour later.)

Baltimore Oriole (Str.F. & Balcony Bridge)

Also observed were: Canada Goose, Mallard, Rock Pigeon, Mourning dove,
Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European
Starling, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow.