Monday, April 27, 2009

Central Park, April 25th and 26th

Unseasonably warm late-April days of 85 and 90 made it almost certain there would be a good migrant push in Central Park. Interestingly there were different species on the two days, with Nashvilles far commoner on the second day. Some very early records of mid-late spring species were seen, including Magnolia (not by me) and Bay-breasted Warblers (the latter found by me at Tanner's Spring on the 26th). However the rather modest total of 14 warbler sp. over two days does still indicate the early season. Misses for me were Yellow Warbler and Black-throated Green, neither of which were yet numerous. But the male Hooded (singing) and Bay-breasted (silent) made up for it.

Double-crested Cormorant
Empidonax Flycatcher (almost certainly Least)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Blue-winged Warbler (1)
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler (1)
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat (1)
Hooded Warbler (1)
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole

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