Thursday, May 26, 2016

TOM FIORE's Wednesday report

Prairie Warbler, male

Wednesday May 26, 2016

Yellow-breasted Chat (Strawberry Fields, & thanks to Chris Cooper!)
Tennessee Warbler (non-singing, n. woods)
Northern Parula (at least 5 heard, a few add'l. seen)
Yellow Warbler (multiple males & females, seen & h.)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (modest no's. of fem. & male)
Magnolia Warbler (good double-digit no's. of each sex)
Cape May Warbler (female, NW reservoir-bridle path - N.B. - males are still being seen by other birders)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (more females than male - but males still being seen in no's.)
Yellow-rumped [Myrtle] Warbler (scarce but still around)
Black-throated Green Warbler (at least 2, each sex)
Blackburnian Warbler (female, n. woods - N.B. - multiple males are being seen elesewhere)
Prairie Warbler (female, Great Hill, west edge, 9:15 a.m.)
Bay-breasted Warbler (females, N. End n. of Blockhouse - N.B. - males are still being seen elsewhere)
Blackpoll Warbler (multiple in many locations, both sexes)
Black-and-white Warbler (I noticed just 2, one of each sex)
American Redstart (prob. most numerous warbler of day = 100 +++)
Worm-eating Warbler ("late" but not unprecedently, Ramble, SE sector)
Ovenbird (not a whole lot & many, not all were silent, presumed females)
Northern Waterthrush (singing at "oven", & seen in a few other locations)
Mourning Warbler (Strawberry Fields, also definitively at Loch-W'flower Meadow - NB - also being seen elsewhere, by others!!)
Common Yellowthroat (prob. 2nd-most numerous warbler species this day; many females & 1st-year males, adult males also!)
Wilson's Warbler (at least several, some quite high - 15-20 ft. while foraging - Ramble, n. woods, etc.)
Canada Warbler (multiple but not all that many, both sexes)

Other migrant & "visiting" species present today Wed. 5/25:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret (the usual n. end fly-overs)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Red-tailed Hawk (including the adult sitting in center of Sheep Meadow lawn, as a CP mower-machine driver had to circle around it)
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Spotted Sandpiper (reservoir)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull (reservoir)
Great Black-backed Gull (reservoir)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (at least one, n. woods, n. of Blockhouse)
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker 
Olive-sided Flycatcher (several, Ramble & n. woods areas)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (still in extremely minimal numbers, we will see if more show in Central)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatchers (more than several, including Acadian Flycatcher heard in the Ramble, n. section, but mostly not heard, or not studied well this a.m., however some that were 'likely' included Least and "Willow-Alder types".)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird (nest areas & etc.)
Warbling Vireo (many, nest areas etc.)
Philadelphia Vireo (west of the Castle, seen singing & moving about a bit)
Red-eyed Vireo (many, a fresh "push" of these, again in all areas of the park this day)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (esp. at reservoir)
Barn Swallow (over Sheep Meadow, N. Meadow, Meer, & esp. reservoir)
Black-capped Chickadee (several on several territories)
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren (1, heard)
House Wren (at many nesting territories)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (at nest territories)
Veery (2 seen, Ramble & n. woods)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (multiple, at least 1 singing - 
with a possibility at this time of Bicknell's, but none fully definitive which would entail hearing one sing)
Swainson's Thrush (many, including 15+ in Ramble, & 40+ in n. end, esp. n. woods)
Wood Thrush (several on nest territories)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (many)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (in nest areas)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (multiple in small to modest flocks)
Scarlet Tanager (multiple males seen & heard, incl. at: Hallett Sanctuary area, Pinetum center area, n.w. part of res./bridle path, n. woods; also multiple females)
Eastern Towhee (location undisclosed, a poss. nester - scarce as such in C.P.)
Chipping Sparrow (near nest territories)
Song Sparrow (several, regular nester)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1 seen)
Swamp Sparrow (1 seen)
White-throated Sparrow (several, a scarce 'summering' species in Central & other NYC locations)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (modest no's. including at least a few singing males)
Indigo Bunting (1 male seen)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole (lingering 1st-year male, will be watched in coming days)
Baltimore Oriole (many including multiple at nest areas)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (uncommon but still present)
House Sparrow