Central Park, NYC - North End Friday, October 20, 2017 Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Red-breasted Nuthatch, 5 Species of Wood Warblers including Northern Waterthrush and Black-throated Blue Warbler. Field Sparrows (7) & a hatch-year White-crowned Sparrow. No visible or audible dawn flight from 6:45am on this morning. Canada Goose - at least 200 in small groups heading north from the Reservoir 7:30 to 9:00am. 10 flying over at 6:45am. Gadwall - 7 at the Pool Mallard - 50-75 (Pool & Meer) Mourning Dove - 4 Herring Gull - flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - flyover immature Double-crested Cormorant - flyover Red-tailed Hawk - 3 adults seen together overhead Red-bellied Woodpecker - male west side of the Pool Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 8 Northern Flicker - 2 (Nutter's Battery and Wildflower Meadow) American Kestrel - male Conservatory Garden Eastern Phoebe - 5 Blue Jay Tufted Titmouse - 2 (west side of Loch (2nd waterfall east of the Pool) & in willow at west side of the Pool) Red-breasted Nuthatch - male Green Bench* Winter Wren - Fort Clinton (Bob - early) Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4 (Grassy Knoll & west side of the Pool) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 50 Hermit Thrush - 3 Gray Catbird - 3 (2 Conservatory Garden, 1 Wildflower Meadow) Brown Thrasher - Conservatory Garden Cedar Waxwing - flock of 10 west side of the Pool House Finch - 10 (Conservatory Garden & Wildflower Meadow Eastern Towhee - 5 Chipping Sparrow - 20 Field Sparrow - 7 Song Sparrow - 30 Swamp Sparrow - 3 White-throated Sparrow - 25 White-crowned Sparrow - hatch-year at Nutter's Battery Dark-eyed Junco - 10 Common Grackle - flock of 20 Loch Northern Waterthrush - continues on the west side of the Pool Common Yellowthroat - female Wildflower Meadow Black-throated Blue Warbler - female foot of Fort Clinton (stairs up from the Meer) Palm Warbler - 5 (3 "Western", 2 "Yellow") Grassy Knoll Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10 Northern Cardinal - residents *Chee Wok Yong reported a Red-breasted Nuthatch seen yesterday (10/19) on the New York Birders Facebook Group. Stefan Passlick found and photographed a Clay-colored Sparrow this morning at the Wildflower Meadow (North End) at 9:07AM reported via twitter @StefanPasslick, #birdcp, @BirdCentralPark. Alice Deutsch found a Marsh Wren at the Turtle Pond Dock (10:07AM) and a Black-throated Green Warbler near the Azalea Pond (11:26AM) reported via twitter @AliceDeutsch, #birdcp, @BirdCentralPark. Reports are still coming in. Check out @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett on twitter.com for real-time Central Park & Manhattan birds. Follow us on twitter @DAllenNYC and @BirdingBobNYC Deb Allen -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --