Olive-sided Flycatcher, Great Hill

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Lenore Swenson’s walk in the Central Park North End had 38 species, including five warblers. American Redstart continues to be the most common warbler. Northern Mockingbird was unusually abundant on the Great Hill today (we counted at least six) — as it has been in the Park in general this year.

Highlights: (* means new bird for the season)

  • American Kestrel* (Great Hill)
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Loch)
  • Great Crested Flycatcher (fenced-in meadow SE of Great Hill)
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher* (Great Hill, south slope)
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (fenced-in meadow SE of Great Hill)
  • House Wren* (Great Hill)
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (NE path off Great Hill)
  • Veery (multiple)
  • Indigo Bunting* (Wildflower Meadow, first-of-season for the Park)
  • Northern Parula
  • Magnolia Warbler

The Olive-sided Flycatcher was also a new bird for the year for our group.