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

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