Central Park, NYC - Ramble & points south Sunday, December. 3, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Boat-tailed Grackle, Nashville Warbler (3), Wilson's Warbler, Northern Parula, & Hammond's Flycatcher. Water is high at the mudflat between the Pond and Wollman Rink, but the area continues to attract birds, notable Sunday for not one, but two Nashville Warblers. Canada Goose - 6 at the Pond (59th Street) Wood Duck - 2 males at the Pond Mallard - around 40 at the Pond American Black Duck - the Pond Northern Pintail - male at the Pond Mourning Dove American Coot - the Pond Herring Gull - flyovers Great Blue Heron - adult at the Pond Cooper's Hawk - adult near Evodia Field Red-tailed Hawk - 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker - north end of Evodia Field Yellow-belied Sapsucker - 3 Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3 (Evodia Field, Maintenance Field, & Azalea Pond) Northern Flicker - male Maintenance Field Hammond's Flycatcher - Mugger's Woods (3rd NY State Record & 1st Central Park Record pending NYSARC review) Blue Jay American Crow - 2 (Andrea Hessel) White-breasted Nuthatch - Mugger's Woods Golden-crowned Kinglet - 5 the Mall Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 9 Hermit Thrush - 2 (Mugger's Woods & Hallett Sanctuary) American Robin - not many Gray Catbird - mudlat north of the Pond Northern Mockingbird - mudflat north of the Pond House Finch - around a dozen (mostly Evodia Field & sweetgum near Gill Overlook) Fox Sparrow - 6 Song Sparrow - 2 White-throated Sparrow - 30 Dark-eyed Junco - at least 4 at the Dene Slope Red-winged Blackbird - 2 (The Point & Gill Overlook) Common Grackle - at least 200 in flock on Sheep Meadow Boat-tailed Grackle - hatch-year Sheep Meadow with Co. Grackles (Vicki Seabrook), later in Hallett Sanctuary (continues from Nov. 25 report of Anders Peltomaa) Nashville Warbler - 3 (2 the Pond & Hallett Sanctuary, 1 the Mall west of Bandshell) Northern Parula - the Pond Wilson's Warbler - Mugger's Woods Northern Cardinal - residents Drew Stadlin told us about a Magnolia Warbler in Hallett Sanctuary, which he tweeted moments later. Gus Keri posted a series of photos of the Magnolia Warbler on the New York Birders Facebook group. For real-time twitter alerts on NY County birds see @BirdCentralPark. For Bronx County alerts see @BirdBronx. Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @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/ --