Central Park NYC - Ramble to Pinetum Saturday, April 14, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Green Heron, Barn Owl, Wood Warblers (5 species), Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Field & Savannah Sparrows. Canada Goose - 31 (17 SW Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond, 13 Lake) Northern Shoveler - 4 Reservoir (checked from SW corner only) Bufflehead - pair seen from SW corner Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 18 seen from SW corner Reservoir Mourning Dove - 13 Evodia Feeders others elsewhere American Coot - 2 seen from SW corner Resservoir Ring-billed, Herring, & Great Black-backed Gulls - small numbers Reservoir & Herring Gull flyovers Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond & flyovers Green Heron - The Point (David Barrett) Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 on the Point Osprey - flyover seen from the Upper Lobe (Jeffrey M. Ward) Red-tailed Hawk - adult perched Humming Tombstones/Tupelo Field, another at the Oven, flyover(s) Barn Owl - continues Red-bellied Woodpecker - the Point & Laupot Bridge Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Stone Arch (Karen Evans), 2 Mugger's Woods Downy Woodpecker - 2 Tanner's Spring, Maintenance Field, Mugger's Woods, Feeders Northern Flicker - male & female Swampy Pin Oak, Peregrine Falcon - circling overhead at Pinetum (Jeff Ward) Eastern Phoebe - Gill Overlook, Swampy Pin Oak Black-capped Chickadee - one or two Swedish Cottage/Shakespeare Garden (Sandra Critelli after lunch) White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook Winter Wren - Oven seen from the top of the Point (Karen Evans) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 (1 Locust Grove, 2 Laupot Bridge) Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2 (Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward), the Point (Randall Rothenberg) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - at least 8 Hermit Thrush - at least 12 American Robin - 50+ Cedar Waxwing - small flock of 1/2 dozen birds seen at several locations incl. Azalea Pond & the Point House Finch - male at feeders American Goldfinch - 6 or 7 at feeders, others scattered around Eastern Towhee - 4 (male Gill Overlook, male Mugger's Woods, male on the Point (Jeff Ward), male Tanner's Spring) Chipping Sparrow - at least 15 (several Mainteance Field (David Barrett), 13 Sparrow Rock) Field Sparrow - 3 (1 Sparrow Rock, 2 Locust Grove (Jeff Ward)) Savannah Sparrow - Sparrow Rock (Deb - early) Song Sparrow - Swamp Sparrow - 3 (Upper Lobe, Maintenance Field, & the Point) White-throated Sparrow - 50+ Dark-eyed Junco - small numbers scattered in several locations Red-winged Blackbird - singing male at Turtle Pond (Amanda), singing male on the Point Brown-headed Cowbird - female Mugger's Woods Common Grackle - small numbers, but (6 Pinetum (one carrying nesting material), 6 Turtle Pond (male displaying) Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Upper Lobe & Azalea Pond) Palm Warbler - 9 (4 Upper Lobe & Lawn, 4 Tupelo Field (David Barrett), Maint. Field (Mark Siegeltuch)) Pine Warbler - Shakespeare Garden, 2 Gill Overlook (David Barrett), 2 Rock Wall, Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5 (3 Oak Bridge, 1 on the Point, 1 at Upper Lobe) Yellow-throated Warbler - Ramble bird relocated by Ed Gaillard & seen by many at Upper Lobe & Swedish Cottage (reported by Sandra Critelli and others after lunch) Northern Cardinal - residents -- On twitter @BirdCentralPark (#birdcp) there were so many tweets I couldn't keep track of them all, but here are a few: Yesterday's Yellow-throated Warblers reappeared at the Upper Lobe (later Swedish Cottage) & Pool. A Green Heron, Black-and-white Warbler, and Common Yellowthroat were reported at the North End of Central Park. A late-ish Fox Sparrow appeared at the Tupelo Field. My apologies for any birds I failed to record, 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/ --