Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 15th-16th, Central Park

As luck would have it the two best spring days have been Fridays that I can't make the park: April 30th and May 14th. May 14th was probably the biggest day of spring, but Sat May 15th wasn't too bad although Sunday was a lot slower.

Highlights Saturday were Bay-breasted Warbler and Blackburnian Warbler at Tanner's Spring, Mourning Warbler in the Maintenance Field, heard Yellow-throated Vireo at Delacorte Theater and a Philadelphia Vireo at the edge of Evodia Field. Additionally Canada Warbler and Least Flycatcher were first-of-year for me. Sunday was slower with two female Cape May Warblers at the south edge of the reservoir being the best birds I found. 18 warblers aggregated over two days was acceptable but Sat was almost certainly a 20 warbler sp day if I hadn't spent too much time at Tanner's Spring and was carrying the camera.

Least Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

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