Central Park NYC 
Sunday, October 22, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, Phd, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Orange-crowned, 
Black-throated Green, and Black-and-white Warblers (7 species total) & later at 
Pelham Bay Park a Red-throated Loon.

Canada Goose - 260+ Reservoir 7am
Wood Duck - Turtle Pond (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Gadwall - male Reservoir
Mallard - 55 (15 Reservoir around 40 Turtle Pond)
Ruddy Duck - at least 130 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - residents
American Coot - 2 Reservoir (Deb)
Gulls: around 200 at the Reservoir at a little after 7am, mostly Herring Gulls 
& also
quite a few Ring-billed Gulls
Great Black-backed Gulls - only 3 at 6:45am, but 15 at the Reservoir by 7:05am
Double-crested Cormorant - at least 4 Reservoir
Red-tailed Hawk - adult male Tupelo Field (not Pale Male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - female near Boathouse Cafe, also heard
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 20 roughly half of these at the Pinetum in the usual 
Siberian elms
Downy Woodpecker - female south side of Turtle Pond
Northern Flicker - 5 (1 Locust Grove, flyovers at Maintenance Field & Pinetum)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Gill Overlook (a bit late in the season)
Eastern Phoebe - 3 (Turtle Pond, Locust Grove (Sandra Critelli), Tupelo Field)
Blue-headed Vireo - 3 (Azalea Pond & Locust Grove (Tom Ades), Pinetum)
Blue Jay - not many, but fun to see one carrying an acorn
Crow - flyovers, probably American Crows (fairly large)
Tufted Titmouse - 2 (Pinetum (Tom Ades) & near Boathouse)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Shakespeare Garden
Brown Creeper - King of Poland
Winter Wren - 2 (Shakespeare Garden (Jackie) & the source of the Gill)
Carolina Wren - Shakespeare Garden
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 20
Hermit Thrush - at least 6
American Robin - not many today
Gray Catbird - 5
Northern Mockingbird - 3 Reservoir - 2 singing 1 of these near Runner's Gate at 
6:45am (Deb)
Cedar Waxwing - 3 molting hatch-year birds in Amur cork tree at Winterdale Arch 
(Deb)
House Finch - male Winterdale Arch
Eastern Towhee - male King of Poland
Chipping Sparrow - 15 
Field Sparrow - Sparrow Rock (Deb - early)
Song Sparrow - 15
Swamp Sparrow - Sparrow Rock (Jeff Ward)
White-throated Sparrow - 30
Dark-eyed Junco - 10
Baltimore Oriole - Pinetum in Siberian elm (Jeff Ward)
Common Grackle
Black-and-white Warbler - north of Evodia Field feeders
Orange-crowned Warbler - Maintenance Field
Northern Parula - Maintenance Field (Deb)
Palm Warbler - 2 "Yellow" Pinetum (Jeff Ward)
Pine Warbler - Pinetum (Deb)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 8 (low estimate) mostly at the Pinetum
Black-throated Green Warbler - Maintenance Field
Northern Cardinal - residents

Non-avian: Monarch butterflies migrating, many Milkweed Bugs between King of 
Poland & Cleopatra's Needle (Jeff Ward).

Later in the afternoon Bob spotted a hatch-year Red-throated Loon near Turtle 
Cove (bay side) in Pelham Bay Park.

Stefan Passlick reported an Eastern Meadowlark at the North Meadow Balllfields 
via twitter #birdcp @StefanPasslick - for more NY County tweets see 
@BirdCentralPark where #birdcp tweets are consolidated thanks to David Barrett.

Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC

Deb Allen

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