Central Park NYC (Ramble to Reservoir) Sunday April 8, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Cold & breezy with fewer birds than Saturday, but still a good variety: Louisiana Waterthrushes, Palm Warbler, Winter Wrens, Eastern Phoebes and Hermit Thrushes, Swamp, Fox, & Song Sparrows. Canada Goose - few (Lake & Reservoir) Mallard - around 20 Norther Shoveler - more than 100 (Reservoir, Lake & Turtle Pond) Bufflehead - 8 Reservoir Mourning Dove - at least 12 including pair on nest in Shakespeare Garden Ring-billed Gull - around 75 Reservoir Herring Gull - 18 Reservoir & flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - 5 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - more than 10 (5 Turtle Pond, 2 Lake, 1 Reservoir, flyovers in Ramble) Great Egret - 1 or 2 (Turtle Pond (another or same at Triplet's Bridge after lunch - Karen Evans)) Cooper's Hawk - immature perched over Iphigene's Walk then flying over Tupelo Field Red-tailed Hawk - at least 3 (pair attempting to nest at San Remo & high flyover) Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 or 5 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 or 4 (Pinetum, Maintenance Field/Cedar Hill, Rock Wall in Ramble) Downy Woodpecker - 3 or 4 Northern Flicker - 3 American Kestrel - chased by Common Grackles at Pinetum (Deb - early) Eastern Phoebe - at least 15 Blue Jay - 10-15 Black-capped Chickadee - Evodia Field Feeders (Sandra Critelli after lunch) White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Willow Rock (David Barrett), Laupot Bridge (Sandra Critelli)) Brown Creeper - 2 (Feeders & the Point - Sandra Critelli) Winter Wren - 2 (The Point & Swampy Pin Oak) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Evodia Field (Tom Walsh) Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 (2 Cedar Hill, 1 at the Point) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5 Hermit Thrush - 8 American Robin - at least 100 House Finch - a few (Evodia Field Feeders & Maintenance Field) American Goldfinch - 9 or 10 at Evodia Field feeders Eastern Towhee - 3 (2 Mugger's Woods, male Maintenance Field (Sandra Critelli) Chipping Sparrow - 1 at feeders Fox Sparrow - 2 Mugger's Woods (David Barrett) Song Sparrow - 25 (16 Pinetum, 4 Evodia Field, a few elsewhere) Swamp Sparrow - 5 (Upper Lobe (Karen Evans), Tanner's Spring, Oven/Point, Shakespeare Garden, Swampy Pin Oak (David Barrett) White-throated Sparrow - common Dark-eyed Junco - 6 to 8 Red-winged Blackbird - 4 (feeders & Maintenance Field) Common Grackle - at least 2 pairs at the Pinetum Louisiana Waterthrush - 6 (3 at the Point, 1 Turtle Pond, 1 Triplet's Bridge (Karen Evans - after lunch), 1 Bow Bridge (Sandra Critelli - after lunch) Palm Warbler - Maintenance Field Northern Cardinal - many singing Bruno Boni @brunoboni tweeted Pine Warblers (at least 3) at Cedar Hill just before 8am. We looked for these later, but they had moved on. Run Lugo @BirdsRon reported that the Red-throated Loon (released by the Wild Bird Fund) continues at the Meer. Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC and @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/ --