Central Park NYC Saturday & Sunday, February 3-4, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Great Cormorant, Horned Grebe, Wood Duck, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Cooper's Hawk. Sunday Feb. 4: Canada Goose - more than 200 Reservoir Wood Duck - 5 males (3 59th Street Pond, 2 Reservoir) Northern Shoveler - 7 south end Reservoir Mallard - many (100+ at the Pond, others at Reservoir) American Black Duck - 3 (1 Reservoir, 2 at the Pond) Northern Pintail - male at the Pond Ring-necked Duck - female Reservoir (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) Bufflehead - female seen from the south end (with at least 4 at the Reservoir Saturday) Hooded Merganser - pair Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 4 Reservoir Horned Grebe - Reservoir (Saturday, Sunday - spotted by Cathy Weiner on Friday 2/2) Mourning Dove American Coot - Reservoir (5 on Saturday) Herring & Ring-billed Gull - many Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 100+ Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - first-winter flyover Reservoir Great Cormorant - Reservoir (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)* Cooper's Hawk - adult Ramble south of feeders Red-tailed Hawk - immature at feeders Red-bellied Woodpecker - Evodia Field Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Evodia Field & Maintenance Field) Northern Flicker - 2 (Locust Grove & King of Poland) Peregrine Falcon - adult female Reservoir (Saturday afternoon) American Crow - heard north end of Great Lawn Black-capped Chickadee - 2 Maintenance Field Tufted Titmouse - 4 (3 Maintenance Field, 1 feeders) White-breasted Nuthatch - Evodia Field feeders Brown Creeper - Maintenance Field (Marianne Sutton) Golden-crowned Kinglet - north end of Evodia Field (Karen Evans) American Robin House Finch - 3 Evodia Field feeders American Goldfinch - 8 (4 Evodia Field feeders, 4 at the Oven (Sandra Critelli)) Fox Sparrow - 3 (Evodia Field (Karen Evans), 2 Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow) Song Sparrow - mud flat at the Pond White-throated Sparrow - 25-35 various locations Dark-eyed Junco - 7 Evodia Field Common Grackle - few Northern Cardinal - 5 (Maintenance Field & Oven) *Continuing since January 30th, first reported by Ron Lugo, Great Cormorant is very rare for Central Park and was last reported in November 2011, also at the Reservoir. Reported Sunday (2/4 Janet Wooten) and Monday (2/5 Stefan Passlick) - see @BirdCentralPark & #birdcp on twitter. Deb Allen -- 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/ --