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 -- 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. Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC Happy Thanksgiving, Bob DeCandido & Deb Allen www.birdingbob.com (free weekly email newsletter available) -- 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --