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 
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.

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Deb Allen


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