Central Park & Van Cortlandt Park, NYC Sunday March 4, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: In Central Park: E. Phoebes, Dark-eyed Junco influx, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Fox Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos. Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx: E. Screech-Owls in 2 locations. Central Park - morning: Canada Goose - only around 30 Reservoir (roosting birds leaves in early a.m.) Northern Shoveler - 127 (22 Upper Lobe, around 50 Turtle Pond, 77 north end Reservoir) Mallard - 25 Reservoir, others at Turtle Pond American Black Duck - Reservoir Bufflehead - 14 Reservoir Hooded Merganser - pair Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 42 Reservoir Mourning Dove American Coot - 5 Reservoir Ring-billed Gull - at least 170 Reservoir Herring Gull - 7-10 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 45 Reservoir Great Blue Heron - Reservoir Cooper's Hawk - immature in Ramble Red-tailed Hawk - 3 circling over Shakespeare Garden Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker - 4 Eastern Phoebe - 3 (2 Tupelo Field (Jeffrey M. Ward - early), 1 Sparrow Rock (Tom Ahlf after lunch)) Blue Jay American Crow - flyover flock of 14 Black-capped Chickadee - 2 (feeders & Upper Lobe (Barbara Green)) Tufted Titmouse - 3 feeders White-breasted Nuthatch - at least 3 (1 feeders, 2 Tupelo Field (Peter Haskel)) Brown Creeper - 3 (1 Upper Lobe (Barbara Green), 2 Tupelo Field (Sandra Critelli)) Golden-crowned Kinglet - male Tupelo field (Jeff Ward) American Robin - still not many House Finch - male & female at feeders American Goldfinch - at least a dozen (7 Evodia Field feeders, others at Maintenance Field & 6 Upper Lobe) Fox Sparrow - 9 (2 Tupelo Field, 2 Gill Overlook, 6 Upper Lobe - Jeff Ward) Song Sparrow - 8 or 9 Cedar Hill (Bob - early), Tupelo Field, & other locn's White-throated Sparrow - many Dark-eyed Junco - at least 40 (30 Cedar Hill (Bob - early), 9 Great Lawn, 2 feeders (Patty Pike)) Common Grackle - flock of 30 in Ramble Northern Cardinal - females, singing males -- Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx - early evening: Canada Goose - at least 300 Parade Grounds & Lake Mute Swan - pair Van Cortlandt Lake Northern Shoveler - 2 males Van Cortlandt Lake Mallard - around 20 Van Cortlandt Lake Ruddy Duck - Lake (Linda LaBella) Pied-billed Grebe - Van Cortlandt Lake Eastern Screech-Owl - 2 locations Also: earlier a perched Cooper's Hawk on the fence at Jerome Park Reservoir. -- Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYc & @DAllenNYC -- 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/ --