Central Park North End & Ramble, NYC Friday, December 7, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Rusty Blackbird, Pied-billed Grebe, Barred & Northern Saw-whet Owls. Canada Goose - 75 Reservoir Northern Shoveler - 43 (18 Meer, 25 Reservoir) Gadwall - pair Reservoir Mallard - 30-40 (10 Meer, 20-30 Reservoir) Bufflehead - around a dozen Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 32 (12 Meer, 20 Reservoir) Pied-billed Grebe - Reservoir Mourning Dove - 2 North Woods American Coot - 3 Reservoir Ring-billed Gull - 30 Reservoir Herring Gull - a few on the Reservoir & a few flyovers Great Blue Heron - Island in Harlem Meer Cooper's Hawk - immature/juvenile/hatch-year Pinetum Red-tailed Hawk - 3 (2 ad. flyovers Shakespeare Garden & Ramble, imm. North End) Barred Owl - continues North End Northern Saw-whet Owl - continues mid-park Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 or 5 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - male Conservatory Garden Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Conservatory Garden & Ramble) Northern Flicker - Conservatory Garden American Kestrel - Great Lawn Blue Jay - around 20 American Crow - flyover flock of 16 Black-capped Chickadee - 4 Tufted Titmouse - 40-50 (10 North end, 30-40 Ramble) Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2 Pinetum White-breasted Nuthatch - 3 Pinetum Brown Creeper - Uphill from Boathouse Hermit Thrush - Upper Lobe Lawn Northern Mockingbird - south side of Conservatory Garden Cedar Waxwing - 4 Upper Lobe Lawn* House Finch - 6 Conservatory Garden Purple Finch - 2 (male & female) Conservatory Garden American Goldfinch - 6 Eastern Towhee - heard Shakespeare Garden White-throated Sparrow - 30 North End Dark-eyed Junco - around 10 SW corner of Great Lawn (below kestrel) Rusty Blackbird - Loch Common Grackle - 40 Mugger's Woods incl. leucistic individual with white head Northern Cardinal *Bruno Boni reported a large flock or Cedar Waxwings at Tanner's Spring via twitter @brunoboni @BirdCentralPark. 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/ --