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 -- 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. -- 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/ --