Central Park NYC
Sunday, October 21, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 

Highlights on a cold and breezy morning: Eastern Bluebirds, Purple Finches, 
Pine Siskins, Red-shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagle, Accipiters & Turkey Vultures.

Canada Goose - 44 (2 Vs of 42 birds & a few locals)
Mallard - 6 Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - 5
Chimney Swift - max of 3 seen together
ring-billed Gull - flyovers
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond
Turkey Vulture - 22 flyovers most over Maintenance Field (largest group 15)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Cooper's Hawk 6 (5 migrants overhead) one low close flyby at Maintenance Field
Bald Eagle - adult over Maintenance Field (Deb)
Red-shouldered Hawk - adult over Sparrow Rock
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 8-10
Northern Flicker - 18 (10 together on the ground below Sparrow Rock)
American Kestrel - migrant over Maintenance Field
Eastern Phoebe - 6 or 7
Blue Jay - flock of 25 heading south over Maint. Field & others
American Crown - noisy flock of 25 over Tupelo Field
Black-capped Chickadee - 3 in Eastern Hemlock in Shakespeare Garden
Tufted Titmouse - 45 (counted with Karen Evans)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3 Shakespeare Garden
White-breasted Nuthatch - 4
Brown Creeper - Summer House
Winter Wren - 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10
Eastern Bluebird - 3-4 (1 or 2 Maint. Field (Annette Pasek), pair Sparrow Rock)
Hermit Thrush - 14
American Robin - 50-75 (many in Amur Cork at Azalea Pond, & in Hawthorns)
Gray Catbird - 2 or 3
Cedar Waxwing - 5 including flyover flock of 10
House Finch - 1 or 2 Great Lawn
Purple Finch - 20
Pine Siskin - 4 Maintenance Field
American Goldfinch - 3 or 4 Sparrow Rock
Eastern Towhee - 6
Chipping Sparrow - 10-12 (Turtle Pond, Sparrow Rock, Bethesda Terrace (K. Evans)
Field Sparrow - Sparrow Rock
Song Sparrow - 40
Swamp Sparrow - 2 Sparrow Rock (Deb 7:15am)
White-throated Sparrow - hundreds
White-crowned Sparrow - 2 imm. (Bethesda Terr. (K. Evans), Sparrow Rock (Deb 
7:15am)
Dark-eyed Junco - 5
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Sparrow Rock with Eu. Starling flock
Common Grackle
Palm Warbler - Maintenance Field
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10-15
Northern Cardinal - 3 or 4

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Peter Post Reported an Orange-crowned Warbler at Strawberry Fields and a late 
Broad-winged Hawk. 

A Nelson's Sparrow (rare for Central Park) was found at Spector Playground 
(near & west of Pinetum) by Elizabeth Paredes & seen & photographed by many 
this afternoon. See @BirdCentralPark for info. 

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Deb Allen
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