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 Mallard 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 Crow 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 House. 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 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/ --