Central Park NYC 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. 

A slow day, but still some good birds around: Summer Tanager, Black-and-white, 
Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Wood Duck, 
Red-throated Loon, Indigo Bunting, Blue-headed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 
Field Sparrow, Peregrine Falcon. 

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Mallard - not many, but males chasing females (Reservoir, Turtle Pond)
Bufflehead - 4 Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 6 Reservoir 
Mourning Dove - a dozen at feeders, pair Shakespeare Garden
American Coot - Reservoir
Herring Gull - 20 Reservoir
Great black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir
Red-throated Loon - SW Reservoir (continuing)
Double-crested Cormorant - a dozen (Reservoir, Turtle Pond, & flyovers)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - adult seen at Riviera, then moved to Point/Oven 
Red-tailed Hawk - adult over Upper Lobe/Oak Bridge
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 or 4 pairs (2 Ramble, 1 Oven, 1 Locust Grove)
Downy Woodpecker - several locations
Northern  Flicker - pair at/near Warbler Rock
Peregrine Falcon - second-year (juvenile) female over Pinetum
Blue-headed Vireo - Riviera
Blue Jay - pairing up in small, noisy groups
Barn Swallow - 2 Reservoir
Tufted Titmouse - north side of Bow Bridge
House Wren - singing Shakespeare Garden
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Oven
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10 (4 of these on the north side of Bow Bridge)
American Robin - nesting
House Finch - 8 feeders
American Goldfinch - a dozen (feeders & Pinetum)
Eastern Towhee - 4 (3 male & 1 female - a pair at feeders)
Chipping Sparrow - 2 (Summit Rock - early a.m.)
Field Sparrow - bathing in a puddle at Maintenance Field
Song Sparrow - Turtle Pond
White-throated Sparrow - 15
Dark-eyed Junco - 4 Pinetum
Red-winged Blackbird - 6 males
Brown-headed Cowbird - female Swampy Pin Oak
Common Grackle - 8-10 (Oven & Turtle Pond)
Black-and-white Warbler - adult male (Riviera, moved to Oven)
Palm Warbler - 2 (the Point & Turtle Pond)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 15
Summer Tanager - female SW Reservoir (continuing)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Indigo Bunting - male lawn north of Met Museum (continuing)

*The first-of-season Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was tweeted by Matthew 
Rymkiewicz at 6:26 this morning. See @BirdCentralPark for more NY County bird 

Congratulations to Peter Post for his Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Central 
Park Reservoir. Gull numbers are highest there at mid-day, making that the best 
time to check for rarities. 

Deb Allen
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