Central Park NYC 
Saturday Oct. 15, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walks starting from 
the Boathouse at 7:30am & 9:00am. 

Highlights: Many of the Black-capped Chickadees we saw today fed on the opening 
cones of an Eastern Hemlock in Shakespeare Garden along with Red-breasted 
Nuthatches. Anne Shannahan reported some 150 Black-capped Chickadees in 
Shakespeare Garden and other parts of the Ramble on Wednesday (Oct. 12). No 
early morning flight today (6:40-7:20am). After 7:30am a few reorienting 
Northern Flickers, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and small passerines were heading 

Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Ruddy Duck - around 70 seen from the south end of the Reservoir
Mourning Dove
Ring-billed Gull - Reservoir & flyovers
Herring Gull - flyovers, some at Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - Reservoir (few), flyover at Pinetum
Cooper's Hawk - Belvedere Castle (Bob before walk)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers & 2 perched imms. (Pinetum & one catching & eating a 
sparrow near Belvedere Castle)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10-15 mostly Pinetum -  fewer than yesterday 
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 5
Eastern Phoebe - 6 Great Lawn & Turtle Pond
Blue-headed Vireo - 5
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee - many locations, especially Shakespeare Garden
Tutfted TItmouse - up to 10 - a small movement this week
Red-breasted Nuthatch - up to 15-20 lingering in southern part of the park
White-breasted Nuthatch - up to 10
Brown Creeper - 2 (Maintenance Field & Ramble)
Winter Wren - 2 Azalea Pond (Jeff Ward)
Carolina Wren - King of Poland 
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 7 (Shakespeare Garden, Pinetum, etc.)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - up to 25
Swainson's Thrush - 7:30 walk near feeders
Hermit Thrush - a couple in the Ramble early on
Wood Thrush - near feeders 
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird -- not many
Brown Thrasher - 7:30 walk Humming Tombstone
Northern Mockingbird - 2
American Goldfinch - Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - 7:30 walk Gill Overlook
Northern Parula - 2 (Pinetum & Ramble)
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Pinetum)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 (male Shakespare Garden, female Oven (Deb 
Alperin), female Pinetum)
Pine Warbler - 2 Pinetum
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 25-50 many in Siberian Elms with Yellow-bellied 
Black-throated Green - 3 (Pinetum, Locust Grove, Shakespeare Garden)
Eastern Towhee - not many calling in early morning - Reservoir, Azalea Pond, & 
near Boathouse
Song Sparrow - not many but widely distributed
Swamp Sparrow - a few at Maintenance Field  early
White-throated Sparrow - fewer than yesterday
Dark-eyed Junco - flock Pinetum
Common Grackle - Turtle Pond mobbing Cooper's Hawk

Irish birder Geoff Hunt photographed a Northern Waterthrush at the Pool on 
Saturday Oct. 14th. 

We learned today from Anne Shanahan that Vivienne Sokol, a long-time Central 
Park birder and dedicated bird rehabber died recently. Our condolences to her 
family and her many friends. 

Deb Allen


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