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Old Thursday 3rd May 2018, 21:20   #551
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Warblers!

Hello,

the sudden summer weather seems to have brought many birds from the south.

I have mentioned the prairie warblers, which are as persistent like the palm and black and white warblers. I did see the black throated blue winged, the Maryland warbler, also known as the common yellow throat, magnolia warblers, and a hooded warbler.

On the Reservoir, I saw another spotted sandpiper, an American coot, blue billed ruddy ducks.

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Old Friday 4th May 2018, 21:37   #552
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Warblers and...

Hello,

I will finish off the week with five birds. I saw both a Nashville warbler and a Cape May warbler. Earlier this week, I finally saw an Eastern Kingbird, which is probably nesting in the Park. Wednesday and Thursday I was male scarlet tanagers or maybe the same one twice as the sightings were in virtually the same locations. Yesterday, I am pretty sure I saw a horned grebe on the Reservoir.

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Sounds like things are picking up for you Arthur. Nice sightings.
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Old Monday 7th May 2018, 17:10   #554
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Sunday in the Park

Hello all,

On Sunday, central Park was swarming with bird watchers, known as homo sapiens binoculars to a non-bird watcher. One of them gave me a tip on two birds: a prothonotary warbler and a Kentucky warbler. The latter seemed to have been spooked by all the attention and unfortunate noise, flying off before I could see it. I also managed to see black throated green, Blackburnian and bay breasted warblers.

A familiar warm weather bird, a gray catbird turned up a while back and will stay in the Park for the warm weather.

All images by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, form Eaton's Birds of New York.

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Hello,

First of all, let me note some non-warblers. Swainson's thrushes and ovenbirds are showing up. This morning, I saw a blue grosbeak, a life bird. It was not completely blue but I was happy to see it.

I can also add blackpoll, and worm eating warblers to my sightings.

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the story of my bird watching life

Hello all,

First of all, I did not see the Kirtland's warbler which visited Central Park. I arrived at its last known location, this morning, only to hear, "You should have been here thrty minutes, ago." How many times have you heard that line?

Today, I did see a Wilson's warbler. Over the last week, I did see a white eyed vireo and a yellow throated vireo, and chestnut sided warblers.

This past winter, I saw very few white breasted nuthatches, but today I did see one.

I never claimed to be able to predict bird sightings but today I got lucky. I was speaking with a couple who were less experienced than even I, at the pier on Turtle pond.. I was even asked by them to identify a double crested cormorant, a very common bird. I suggested that we were probably near a nest of Eastern kingbirds, when one turned up as I was talking.

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Sorry to hear about the Kirtland's Warbler. Our member "glide133" was able to see it and get a photo of it. Fingers crossed for you Arthur.
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First of all, I did not see the Kirtland's warbler which visited Central Park. I arrived at its last known location, this morning, only to hear, "You should have been here thrty minutes, ago." How many times have you heard that line?
Oh dear - what a shame for you Arthur. Sorry...... and, yes, I've heard that one more times than I'd like to recall!!! Not fair is it.

Still it seems you did have a good session after all.

Thanks for the report.
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Dear KC and Delia,

Not to worry as I always have a good day visiting Central Park.

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Central Park is the one area I truly miss about NY. My hometown of 35 plus years.
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four days without bird watching

Hello,

I had a long weekend without bird watching. Today, I had a somewhat brief outing as rain, once again, sent me homeward.

Last week, I did notice a pair of spotted sandpipers, at the south end of the Reservoir, which was rather curious but I also saw a gray cheeked thrush . Today, I saw a Canada warbler and a common nighthawk, which is uncommon in Central Park.

I fear that warbler season is coming to an end. As summer replaces what New Yorker call spring, flycatchers may be the only birds of interest to turn up.

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Yeah, we've had a lot of rain and a lot more coming over the next week so not much birding for me either.
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