Monday, May 19, 2014

EARLY this morning

 Magnolia Warbler -- photo by MURRAY HEAD - Central Park 5/10/14

Chris Cooper reports:
Earliness (thanks to swift MTA connections) paid off today. A 5:35 AM start yielded a diversity of singing males (17 warbler species incl. 4 BLACKBURNIAN Ws and a BAY-BREASTED W). Activity was best in the sun esp. around the periphery of the Ramble; by 9 AM, things had quieted down considerably, esp. in the Ramble interior.

Notable species (5:35 - 9:45 AM EDT):

BAY-BREASTED W (just S of Polish Statue)
BLACKBURNIAN W (4--Falconer's Hill, Hernshead, Balcony Bridge, Upper Lobe)
Chestnut-sided W
Black-throted Green W
Black-throted Blue W
Blackpoll W
Yellow W
Magnolia W
Yellow-rumped W
American Redstart
N Parula
Black-and-white W
Wilson's W
Canada W
Common Yellowthroat
N Waterthrush
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (2--Strawberry Fields [possibly Bicknell's?], the Point)
Scarlet Tanager
Indigo Bunting (1 female; after days of their omnipresence, I didn't even hear a single male)
Baltimore Oriole (heard only)
E Wood-Pewee
E Kingbird
House Wren
N Rough-winged Swallow
Spotted Sandpiper

--Chris Cooper