Central Park NYC Tuesday, April 24, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights:Eastern Kingbird, Red-throated Loon, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers, Field Sparrows. Canada Goose - not many (Reservoir, Lake & Turtle Pond) Northern Shoveler - male Reservoir Mallard - not many (2 Turtle Pond, others on Lake & Reservoir) Bufflehead - dozen Reservoir Ruddy Duck - around 15 Reservoir Mourning Dove Herring Gull - around 50 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 2 Reservoir Red-throated Loon - Reservoir (continuing bird) Red-tailed Hawk - perched near Central Park West & 81st Street mobbed by Blue Jays Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents Downy Woodpecker - residents Northern Flicker - lower numbers than on Monday Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond Blue Jay - around 20 Barn Swallow - 2 Reservoir Tufted Titmouse - 2 heard (2 locations in the Ramble) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5 Hermit Thrush - 3 American Robin - residents Cedar Waxwing - flock of 13 feeding on elm seeds at Upper Lobe House Finch - 8 feeders American Goldfinch - a dozen at feeders Eastern Towhee - 6 Chipping Sparrow - 4 Field Sparrow - 2 Sparrow Rock Song Sparrow - Turtle Pond White-throated Sparrow - around 30 Dark-eyed Junco - male at the Oven Red-winged Blackbird - around 20 all males Brown-headed Cowbird - female SW Reservoir Common Grackle - 10 Palm Warbler - 6 ("Yellow") Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20 ("Myrtle") various locations Northern Cardinal - residents -- Sandra Critelli reported 3 Black-crowned Night-Herons at the Pond. Emilie Storrs tweeted a Black-and-white Warbler at the Pond this afternoon. Bruno Boni tweeted an Ovenbird at the Oven and a Blue-headed Vireo and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at the Point this morning. Jordan Spindel tweeted a Summer Tanager at the SW Reservoir, a bird that was also seen at the NW Reservoir by Adam Caldera this morning. Jordan, a.k.a. @Meanteenbirder, also reported a Blue Grosbeak (Wildflower Meadow) and male Common Yellowthroat (Nutter's Battery) this afternoon A Virginia Rail reported at the Ravine yesterday (4/23) via twitter @BirdCentralPark was NOT refound. However, on the plus side, a more cooperative Marsh Wren was discovered at the Ravine and tweeted by Kyu Lee this morning. Virginia Rails nest in fresh-water marshes and have been known to forage in wet meadows, so a check of the Wildflower Meadow tomorrow might produce the rail if it is still around. -- 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://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/ --