Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Central Park Oct 5th

Trying to leverage a "spare" morning w/o meetings and some pro-migration weather I went into Central Park on Weds morning and found moderate but not spectacular migration. Warbler numbers were not epic, but there was a decent amount of sparrow movement including three Lincoln's Sparrows. Some time spent at the Maintenance Field didn't yield the Chat, but I did have a fly-over Common Nighthawk which is somewhat of a novelty. The Eastern Wood-Pewee I saw in Strawberry Fields is getting late-ish but my late dates are 10/18/03, 10/16/05 - however for most years this would be my late date for Pewee.

There was a small flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets in Strawberry Fields, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Hermit Thrush elsewhere - more in tune with late fall migration. I also saw two flocks of migrating Canada Geese that headed over the city to NJ, and three migrating Turkey Vultures.

Double-crested Cormorant
Turkey Vulture (3, seen well to south)
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Chimney Swift
Common Nighthawk (Maint. Field)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Strawberry Fields)
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush (multiple)
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow (Oven)
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow (Maint. Field, Azalea Pond)
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole (Maint. Field)

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