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 -- 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --