Central Park NYC
Thursday, April 12, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrushes, Northern 
Rough-winged Swallows, Song Sparrow flock, Field, Fox, and Swamp Sparrows.

Canada Goose - 2 pairs sorting out territories on the Lake 
Northern Shoveler - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull - a few flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 6 Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 over west side (San Remo pair)
Barn Owl - continues 
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 in Sweetgum near Gill Overlook
Northern Flicker - possible pair Indian Cave
Eastern Phoebe - 20
Blue Jay
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 Turtle Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Brown Creeper - 2 (Ramble & Triplet's Bridge)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 8 (50/50 male/female)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 20-25 (around 80% males)
Hermit  Thrush - 20
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing - flock of 15-20 in Holly at Gill Overlook & eating Hackberries 
at Bow Bridge (George Beckwith & Will Papp)
House Finch - 5 (feeders & Maintenance Field)
American Goldfinch - 20 (feeders, Turtle Pond & Upper Lobe)
Eastern Towhee - heard at Swampy Pin Oak (probably the bird seen later at 
Azalea Pond by Brad Kane)
Chipping Sparrow - 2 at feeders
Field Sparrow - Swampy Pin Oak
Fox Sparrow - 2 Ramble
Song Sparrow - fallout of 30-50 at the Pinetum
Swamp Sparrow - at least 5
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - 25 Pinetum
Red-winged Blackbird - pretty good numbers in the Ramble
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2 pairs
Common Grackle 
Louisiana Waterthrush - 4 (Triplet's Bridge, Turtle Pond, 2 Ramble)
Palm Warbler - Pinetum
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Gill Overlook
Northern Cardinal - residents

Sandra Critelli reported a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher near the Chess-and-Checkers 

On twitter @BirdCentralPark #birdcp:
Stefan Passlick (@StefanPasslick) reported a Blue-headed Vireo (the 
first-of-the-season) at Triplet's Bridge.
Janet Wooten (@Spritelink) reported a Brown Thrasher in the Pinetum.

Deb Allen
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