Central Park NYC
Thursday November 23, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 


Highlights: Wilson's Warbler and Fox Sparrows (8) in the Ramble, and at the 
North End a Virginia Rail reported by Stefan Passlick via twitter.

Canada Goose - 6 at the Pond (Deb - early)
Wood Duck - 2 males at the Pond (Deb - early)
Mallard - 30+
American Black Duck - 2 at the Pond (Deb - early)
Northern Pintail - male at the Pond (Deb - early)
Hooded Merganser - pair Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - 6
American Coot - the Pond (Deb - early)
Great Blue Heron - immature Upper Lobe (perhaps the same bird Mary Beth Kooper 
tweeted from the Dene earlier)
Cooper's Hawk - immature over the Maintenance Field
Red-tailed Hawk - 3
Belted Kingfisher - hovering over the Pond/Zoo (Deb & Bob - early)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Evodia Field (Marianne S.)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 4
Downy Woodpecker - heard
Northern Flicker - Tupelo Field (Bob - early)
Blue Jay - 6-8
Common Raven - over 59th Street (Bob & Deb - early)
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 north end of Evodia Field
Tufted Titmouse - 1 west of Willow Rock (Vicki Seabrook)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
Brown Creeper - Shakespeare Garden (Vicki Seabrook)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Source of the Gill
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 6 (5 Azalea Pond, 1 Upper Lobe)
Hermit Thrush - 2
American Robin - not many
Gray Catbird - King of Poland (David Barrett)
House Finch - 2 (male Evodia Field (Diane DeVecchio), male east side of Summer 
House Meadow in Sweetgum)
American Goldfinch - 3 (1 at the Oven,2 E. side Summer House Meadow in Sweetgum 
(David Barrett))
Fox Sparrow - at least 8 
Song Sparrow -3 or 4
Swamp Sparrow - Maintenance Field (Bob - early)
White-throated Sparrow - 75
Dark-eyed Junco - 17 
Common Grackle - 2 or 3 flyover flocks southbound
Wilson's Warbler - male Azalea Pond
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Will Papp reported that he and Kevin had seen a Cooper's Hawk kill a Tufted 
Titmouse on Tuesday (Nov. 21). 

Also on Tuesday, Sandra Critelli reported a Black-crowned Night-Heron at the 
Pond hiding in the phrags where the Canada Goose usually nests.

Tweet of the Day: Stefan Passlick @StefanPasslick tweeted a Virginia Rail at 
the Loch at 2pm, seen later by many others, as reported by @BirdCentralPark. 

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Happy Thanksgiving,

Bob DeCandido & Deb Allen
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