Central Park, NYC - North End Friday, November 17, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Windy conditions made it difficult to find many of the smaller birds. An Orange-crowned Warbler at the Grassy Knoll/Sparrow Ridge was one exception. Raptors included Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcons, and Cooper's Hawk. Canada Goose - 22 Meer, several flocks flying north out of the park, flock of 5 southbound Northern Shoveler - 14 Meer Mallard - 30 Bufflehead - 2 (male & female) at the Pool Ruddy Duck - 5 on the Meer Mourning Dove - 6 Turkey Vulture - flyover 112th St. & Malcolm X Blvd. 10:58AM (tweet from @BirdingBobNYC) Cooper's Hawk - immature chasing immature Red-tailed Hawk at the Loch (Diane DelVecchio) Red-tailed Hawk - 2 or 3 flyovers, plus one immature chased by Cooper's Hawk Red-bellied Woodpecker - Loch Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - north end of Children's Glade Northern Flicker - 2 Conservatory Garden Peregrine Falcon - 2 chasing pigeon flock over 111th St. & Malcolm X Blvd. (6:58AM tweet @BirdingBobNYC) Blue Jay - 8 Brown Creeper - in North Woods near Blockhouse Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 Grassy Knoll 7:30am (one with the Orange-crowned Warbler) Hermit Thrush - 2 (Conservatory Garden (Tom Ahlf), North Woods) American Robin - migratory flocks over north end of park entering from NE, heading West, 3 in crab apples NW Pool Northern Mockingbird - 2 (North Meadow Ballfields, Conservatory Garden) Song Sparrow - 3 to 5 along the Meer (Bob - early) White-throated Sparrow - 10 to 15 most of these at the Green Bench Dark-eyed Junco - 35 (25 at the Blockhouse) Red-winged Blackbird - around 250 flying over in flocks from 7am to 8:30am NE to West across north end of park Common Grackle - flock of 40 migrants flying NE to West Northern Cardinal - residents at the Loch Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC and @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/ --