Central Park, NYC
Monday, November 20, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: A cool blustery day with snow flurries this morning at 7am. Notable 
birds: a male Northern Pintail at Bow Bridge with a flock of Mallards, a Merlin 
also at Bow Bridge, an increase in the number of Fox Sparrows, and a very late 
House Wren in Strawberry Fields.

Canada Goose - around a dozen Turtle Pond
Wood Duck - 2 males Reservoir
Northern Shoveler - 35-40 Reservoir, 1 on the Lake
Mallard - 60+
Northern Pintail - Bow Bridge
Hooded Merganser - 3 (2 males, 1 female) Turtle Pond
Ruddy Duck - 75 Reservoir
Pied-billed Grebe - Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 11 (Ramble & Strawberry Fields under holly)
Ring-billed & Herring Gulls - around 200 Reservoir & flyover Herring Gulls
Cooper's Hawk - flyover juvenile Great Lawn
Red-tailed Hawk - 4 (3 adult, 1 juvenile)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 or 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 5
Downy Woodpecker - pair Tupelo Field
Northern Flicker - Sparrow Rock
Merlin - male Bow Bridge (Bob - early)
Blue Jay - not many
American Crow - flyover flock of 8
Tufted Titmouse - 2 south of Evodia Field feeders
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
Brown Creeper - 2 Ramble
House Wren - Strawberry Fields, a very late date for the species (Bob - early)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 (Pinetum, Upper Lobe, Maintenance Field)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 at 2 locations in the Ramble
Hermit Thrush - 2 (Locust Grove & Turtle Pond Dock)
American Robin - higher numbers today, some eating holly berries in  Strawberry 
Fields, a few southbound migrants
Gray Catbird - Turtle Pond Dock
Northern Mockingbird - in crab apple at Sparrow Rock
American Goldfinch - north side of Bow Bridge migrating flock of 8-10
Fox Sparrow - 6
Song Sparrow - 2
White-throated Sparrow - 60 to 80 many on the west side of the Great Lawn
Dark-eyed Junco - fewer than yesterday - around 100
Red-winged Blackbird - male Summer House Meadow, flyover flock of 25 migrants
common Grackle - southbound flock and 15 local birds
Northern Cardinal - at least 6

Carl Howard reported a Great Blue Heron at the Upper Lobe.

We received a report of a late season first-year Tree Swallow foraging at the 
Meer today from Peter LeTourneau early this afternoon.

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