Pelham Bay Park, Bronx Saturday, December 2, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Merlin, Horned & Red-necked Grebes, Red-throated & Common Loons, Long-tailed Ducks, good numbers of Red-breasted Mergansers. Brant - around 250 Canada Goose Mallard - not many American Black Duck Long-tailed Duck - 2 off Twin Island Bufflehead - at least 30 Red-breasted Merganser - 51 (most of these off Twin Island) Pied-billed Grebe - 3 Horned Grebe - near Landfill (Jeff Ward) Red-necked Grebe - off Twin Island distant (Richard Aracil) Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Great Black-backed Gull - few Red-throated Loon - 3 Common Loon Cormorant - unidentified, several on distant rocks Great Blue Heron - 2 (one of these in Westchester Co. spotted by Jeff Ward) Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker American Kestrel - on Landfill (Jeff Ward) Merlin - female (by size) in puddle in Orchard Beach parking lot Monk Parakeet - flyover Rice Stadium Blue Jay Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch - Southern Zone (Jeff Ward) Carolina Wren - 2 near Landfill Ruby-crowned Kinglet - near Landfill American Robin - a few around Rice Stadium parking lot Northern Mockingbird - near Landfill American Goldfinch - 12 Chipping Sparrow - Southern Zone (Jeff Ward) Field sparrow - Twin Island (Richard Aracil) Song Sparrow - 6 White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco - around 20 Southern Zone Red-winged Blackbird & Common Grackle - mixed flock of around 20 birds in sweetgums in Southern Zone Northern Cardinal Non-avian: Garter Snake - Hunter Island, several Harbor Seals off Twin Island. -- Jared Cole & Richard Aracil reported Purple Sandpipers, a Surf Scoter, and White-winged Scoters. 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://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/ --