Central Park NYC Saturday, November 4, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Bluebird, Orange-crowned & Black-throated Green Warblers, Common Ravens. Canada Goose - southbound skeins overhead, the largest with 57 birds Wood Duck - male & female Turtle Pond (Jeffrey M. Ward) Mallard - not many on Turtle Pond Mourning Dove - a few Herring Gull - numerous flyovers especially over Pinetum Great Black-backed Gull - flyover Sharp-shinned Hawk - flyover Delacorte Theater (Jeff Ward) Cooper's Hawk - flyover Pinetum Red-tailed Hawk - 2-4 (2 flying with Common Ravens & 2 flying with Peregrine Falcon) Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 pairs Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10 Downy Woodpecker - 2 Tupelo Field Northern Flicker - 4 or 5 Peregrine Falcon - adult with 2 Red-tailed Hawks seen over west side from Upper Lobe Eastern Phoebe - 2 Delacorte Theater (Jeff Ward) Blue-headed Vireo - 4 Blue Jay - some collecting Pin Oak acorns American Crow - at least 70 (40 perched Balancing Rock, flyover flock of 60-70 over Great Lawn later) Common Raven - 2 over the Oven with Red-tailed Hawks Black-capped Chickadee - Maintenance Field (Linda Yuen) Tufted Titmouse - 3 or 4 White-breasted Nuthatch - 3 or 4 Brown Creeper - 3 (Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward), Pinetum, & near Gill Overlook Winter Wren - 4 Golden-crowned Knglet - 25-30 (20 Tupelo Field, 6 Pinetum, others) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 12 Eastern Bluebird - hatch-year male strong blue above, rust below with rusty edges to feathers on back - the Oven 12:26PM (spotted by Patrik from Sweden, i.d. Deb) Hermit Thrush - 25 American Robin - mostly flyovers Gray Catbird - Summer House Meadow/Swampy Pin Oak Cedar Waxwing -15 ( flocks of 9 and 6 birds) House Finch - 8 in Ash near Willow Rock American Goldfinch - 1 Turtle Pond Chipping Sparrow - a few in the Pinetum Song Sparrow - 6 White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco - 35-40 (20-25 in the Pinetum (Andrea Hessel) ) Eastern Meadowlark - probable adult (strong black & yellow markings on the breast without veiling) Great Lawn Red-winged Blackbird - flyover flock of at least 37 southbound over Great Lawn, others perched Common Grackle - a few Orange-crowned Warbler - E. of Maint. Field (found by John Sheehy at around 10:30am) Yellow-rumped Warbler - 7 (Patrik from Sweden & Peter Haskel) Black-throated Green Warbler - Gill Overlook 8:14am, seen later at Laupot Bridge Northern Cardinal - residents Follow us on twitter @DAllenNYC & @BirdingBobNYC Deb Allen www.birdingbob.com -- 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/ --