Central Park NYC Sunday, November 12, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Cooper's Hawks, Field Sparrow, Pine Warbler, Hooded Mergansers. Canada Goose - 166 Reservoir Wood Duck - male & female at the Pond (Sandra Critelli) Northern Shoveler - 18 reservoir Mallard - 55 Reservoir & Turtle Pond American Black Duck x Mallard - male Reservoir Bufflehead - 9 Reservoir Hooded Merganser - 13 (7 Reservoir, 6 Turtle Pond) Ruddy Duck - 100 Reservoir Mourning Dove - 5 near Gill Overlook American Coot - 3 Reservoir Ring-billed Gull - around 60 Reservoir Herring Gull - at least 45 Reservoir and flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - 14 Reservoir Cooper's Hawk - 2 at the Oven (Bina Motiram) Red-tailed Hawk - at least 2, probably 4 Red-bellied Woodpecker - Summer House Meadow/Swamy Pin Oak Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 Downy Woodpecker - 3 Northern Flicker - 2 Blue Jay Tufted Titmouse - 2 (Upper Lobe, Evodia Field) White-breasted Nuthatch - Willow Rock (also heard) Brown Creeper - 3 (Balancing Rock & Evodia Field) Winter Wren - 3 (1 Laupot Bridge, 2 59th Street Pond mudflat (Sandra Critelli)) Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 (2 Maintenance Field (Sandra Critelli), 1 Pinetum (Emilie Storrs)) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5 Hermit Thrush - 4 or 5 American Robin - starting on the holly berries near Sparrow Rock Northern Mockingbird - in crab apple Sparrow Rock (Andrea Hessel & Emilie Storrs) House Finch - 4 in ash at Willow Rock American Goldfinch - 2 Gill Overlook Eastern Towhee - male near Boathouse Chipping Sparrow - Reservoir (Sandra Critelli) Field Sparrow - Sparrow Rock Fox Sparrow - 3 Summer House Meadow/Swampy Pin Oak Song Sparrow -5 (Cleopatra's Needle, Sparrow Rock, Turtle Pond) White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco - at least 10 Pinetum, Red-winged Blackbird - 3 flyover flocks of southbound migrants Common Grackle - 80 Pine Warbler - Pinetum Northern Cardinal - residents -- Later, on a brief visit to Pelham Bay Park Bob and I saw the continuing American Pipit near the Orchard Beach parking lot and four Eastern Bluebirds at Turtle Cove (thanks Noa & May Cruz and Linda Yuen). Linda Yuen showed me a photo she'd taken today at the Orchard Beach parking lot of a winter-plumaged Laughing Gull (or hybrid) with a light mantle, probably the same bird photographed by Steve Walter on November 4th. Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC 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/ --