Monday, April 25, 2011

What an Easter Sunday!

Black-throated Blue Warbler

This morning Tom Fiore sent in a complete list of birds seen by many birdwatchers in Central Park yesterday A remarkable tally!

Common Loon
(1, breeding plumage, remains on CP reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant (very common, esp. as fly-overs)
Great Blue Heron (fly-over)
Great Egret (multiple, including lots of fly-overs from CP n. end)
Snowy Egret (north end fly-overs, going east & west as usual...)
Green Heron (several, Central; & Riverside, where less regular)
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose (common)
Gadwall (reservoir)
American Black Duck (C.P. reservoir, a.m. only)
Mallard (common in Central & along Hudson R.)
Northern Shoveler (still on reservoir, numbers have diminished)
Bufflehead (few still on reservoir)
Ruddy Duck (few still on reservoir)
Bald Eagle (adult, mid-day fly-over)
Red-tailed Hawk (regular in both parks)
American Kestrel (fairly regular, both parks)
Merlin (Riverside Park)
Peregrine Falcon (over Riverside Church, W. 120 Street)
Greater Yellowlegs (calling fly-by, first light, Central Park)
Spotted Sandpiper (C,P. reservoir, a.m.)
Laughing Gull (C.P. reservoir, mid-day)
Ring-billed Gull (reservoir & Hudson River)
Herring Gull (reservoir & Hudson River)
Great Black-backed Gull (reservoir & Hudson River)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove (common)
Chimney Swift (rather few)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Central & Riverside)
Belted Kingfisher (Central Park, a.m.)
Red-headed Woodpecker (still s. of Sheep Meadow)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (common)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (multiple, both parks)
Downy Woodpecker (common)
Hairy Woodpecker (Central Park)
Northern [Yellow-shafted] Flicker (many)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Riverside Park, seen singing)
Eastern Phoebe (Central & Riverside - just 1 in ea. park)
Great Crested Flycatcher (several, Central & Riverside)
Eastern Kingbird (Central Park - several, & not lingering)
Warbling Vireo (Riverside Park, seen singing)
Blue-headed Vireo (multiple, both parks)
Yellow-throated Vireo (several reported, Central Park)
Blue Jay (common, migrants plus nesting residents)
American Crow (uncommon)
Fish Crow (seen calling, Riverside Park)
Tree Swallow (C.P. & along Hudson R.)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (C.P.)
Barn Swallow (many)
Cliff Swallow (C.P. Reservoir, mid-day)
Black-capped Chickadee (both parks)
Tufted Titmouse (both parks)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Central Park)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (several)
Carolina Wren (several)
House Wren (both parks)
Winter Wren (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (multiple, both parks)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (multiple, both parks)
Veery (several, Central - and 1 in Riverside)
Hermit Thrush (many; more seen in Central)
Wood Thrush (several, seen in both parks)
American Robin (abundant)
Varied Thrush (contined in Central Park)
Gray Catbird (several, and 1 in Riverside)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (several, both parks)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (a few small flocks)

Blue-winged Warbler (6+, Central Park)
Nashville Warbler (several, Central Park)
Northern Parula (multiple, in both parks)
Yellow Warbler (multiple, both parks)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (at least 2, Central Park)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (several, Central Park)
Myrtle [Yellow-rumped] Warbler (nearly abundant)
Black-throated Green Warbler (modest numbers)
Blackburnian Warbler (Riverside Park, trees near W 115 St.)
Pine Warbler (Central & Riverside)
Prairie Warbler (several, Central Park)
Palm Warbler (very numerous, both parks)
Black-and-white Warbler (many, both parks)
American Redstart (Central Park)
Worm-eating Warbler (Central Park)
Ovenbird (at least several, at least 1 also in Riverside)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple - some not near water)
Louisiana Waterthrush (W. 77 stream, Central Park, 6:45 p.m.)
Common Yellowthroat (several)
Hooded Warbler (at least 2, male-plumaged, Central Park)

Scarlet Tanager (1: Central, n. end; & 1: Riverside, 118 St. area)
Eastern Towhee (many, both parks)
Chipping Sparrow (multiple)
Field Sparrow (several)
Savannah Sparrow (several)
"red" Fox Sparrow (1 seen by a few of us, far north woods, C.P.)
Song Sparrow (common)
Swamp Sparrow (many)
White-throated Sparrow (abundant - almost everywhere)
White-crowned Sparrow (1 singing at Great Hill, & 1 in Riverside)
Slate-colored Junco (still fair numbers passing thru)
Northern Cardinal (common)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (multiple, but not that many)
Indigo Bunting (Central Park, near Falconer Hill, early)
Red-winged Blackbird (still some passing, plus nesting residents)
Common Grackle (multiple)
Brown-headed Cowbird (few)
Orchard Oriole (at least 2 in C.P.- s. of Loch, another Summit Rock)
Baltimore Oriole (minimum 8 in Riverside, incl. 5 males in one tree)
Purple Finch (several)
House Finch (resident)
American Goldfinch (fairly common)
House Sparrow