Central Park NYC Sunday, April 22, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido,PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Northern Waterthrush, Field & Swamp Sparrows, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, continuing Red-throated Loon and a Laughing Gull on the Reservoir (Reservoir birds seen from east and south sides only). Canada Goose - Turtle Pond, Lake, Reservoir & low flyovers Northern Shoveler - pair Reservoir Mallard - low numbers Reservoir, Turtle Pond, Lake, etc. Buflehead - 4 Reservoir Ruddy Duck - male Reservoir Mourning Dove - 20 Evodia Field Laughing Gull - Reservoir Herring Gull - around 200 Reservoir & flyovers Red-throated Loon - south side Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 6 (4 Reservoir, 2 Turtle Pond) Black-crowned Night-Heron - well-hidden in flowering willow at Turtle Pond Red-tailed Hawk - flyover (Sandra Critelli) Red-bellied Woodpecker - several locations Yelllow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 (Upper Lobe & top of Oven) Downy Woodpecker - 3 or 4 (Feeders, Stone Arch/Upper Lobe, Turtle Pond) Northern Flicker - 9 including pair at Warbler Rock Eastern Phoebe - Maintenance Field (David Barrett) Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond Blue Jay - residents Tufted Titmouse - singing in two locations (including pair at King of Poland (David Barrett)) White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 in same tree Willow Rock Brown Creeper - 1 or 2 (Turtle Pond (Chris Smith & Andrew Miller)) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - male at the Point Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 15-20 Hermit Thrush - 10-15 American Robin - some nesting House Finch - 7 Evodia Field feeders American Goldfinch - 10 (Feeders & Ramble) Eastern Towhee - singing males Mugger's Woods Chipping Sparrow - Upper Lobe & feeders Field Sparrow - 2 Maintenance field (David Barrett) Song Sparrow - 5 Swamp Sparrow - 8 White-throated Sparrow - at least 20 Dark-eyed Junco - Turtle Pond(Sandra Critelli) Red-winged Blackbird - 5 Brown-headed Cowbird - pair at feeders Common Grackle - 20 Northern Waterthrush - singing persistently at Oven Palm Warbler - 4 (3 SE Turtle Pond (Bill Perro), 1 Mugger's Woods) Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 (Turtle Pond, Upper Lobe, mouth of the Gill) Northern Cardinal - residents Sandra Critelli reported a Louisiana Waterthrush and Black-crowned Night-Herons at the Pond. Barbara Green reported a Black-and-white Warbler at the Pond. Thanks to Alice Deutsch for mentioning the Palm Warblers at Turtle Pond this morning and to Peter Levine for his report of two Laughing Gulls on the Reservoir yesterday. Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC & check @BirdCentralPark for many other NY County reports. -- 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://email@example.com/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/ --