Central Park NYC Monday October 22, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, Red-shouldered & Cooper's Hawks, American Kestrels. Canada Goose - 7 Bethesda, 5 Upper Lobe, others at the Pond Wood Duck - 4 (female Turtle Pond, flyover pair Oven, male at the Pond) Northern Shoveler - 8 Turtle Pond Mallard - 30+ Bufflehead - 4 (2 pairs) Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 19 Reservoir Mourning Dove - 6 Chimney Swift - 20+ in flock over south end of Reservoir Ring-billed and Herring Gulls - Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond Cooper's Hawk - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, Sparrow Rock, Great Lawn) Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 or 2 adults over Pinetum (35 mins. apart) Will Papp & Deb Red-tailed Hawk - Great Lawn (chased by Cooper's Hawk) Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 Downy Woodpecker - male at feeders Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 Northern Flicker - a dozen Eastern Phoebe - 6 Blue-headed Vireo - 2 (Pinetum (Betsy Radley)& Strawberry Fields) American Kestrel - 2 migrants over Great Lawn Blue Jay - 7 American Crow - flock of 27 (counted from photo) Black-capped Chickadee - 2 or 3 Shakespeare Garden Tufted Titmouse - 40-50 Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5 White-breasted Nuthatch - 10 Brown Creeper - 3 or 4 Winter Wren - 4 Golden-crowned Kinglet - 17 (15 Strawberry Fields, 2 Shakespeare Garden) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 45 Hermit Thrush - 10-15 American Robin - 15 Gray Catbird - 4 or 5 Brown Thrasher - 2 (Turtle Pond 7am, Cleopatra's Needle) Northern Mockingbird - Sparrow Rock Cedar Waxwing - 20 (2 flocks of 10) Purple Finch - 15-20 (mostly Strawberry Field & Sparrow Rock, also feeders) Pine Siskin - 5 (3 Upper Lobe Lawn, 2 Balcony Bridge) American Goldfinch - 3 or 4 at Dene Slope Eastern Towhee - 4 females Chipping Sparrow - 20 Field Sparrow - 3 (2 Great Lawn, 1 Dene Slope) Song Sparrow - 25 Swamp Sparrow - 5 White-throated Sparrow - hundreds (the most so far this season) White-crowned Sparrow - hatch-year at Pinetum Dark-eyed Junco - 5 Red-winged Blackbird - male at feeders Common Grackle - small numbers Yellow-rumped Warbler - 25-30 (Great Lawn, Strawberry Fields, Sparrow Rock, etc.) Palm Warbler - 2 (Maintenance Field & Sheep Meadow) Northern Cardinal - 3 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --