Central Park, NYC Friday & Saturday April 12-13, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights (Saturday): Palm Warbler, Northern Parula (FOS), Field, Swamp, & Fox Sparrows, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper. The Coyote made a brief appearance at the Swampy Pin Oak. Saturday's List: Canada Goose - several pairs Reservoir incl. nest, pair Turtle Pond Northern Shoveler - 53 Reservoir Mallard - 19 Reservoir, others on Turtle Pond & the Lake Bufflehead - 10 Reservoir Hooded Merganser - 2 Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 8 Reservoir Mourning Dove - 8 American Coot - 3 Reservoir Ring-billed Gull - 2 Reservoir Herring Gull - 9 Reservior & flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - 4 Reservoir Double-crested cormorant - 7 (6 Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond) Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 Lake (Warbler Walk n. of Bow Bridge) Cooper's Hawk - immature Tupelo Field Red-tailed Hawk - flyover adult Red-bellied Woodpecker - several Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - at least 8 Downy Woodpecker - several locations Northern Flicker - at least 6 Eastern Phoebe - 3 Blue Jay - several locations Black-capped Chickadee - 2 at feeders Tufted Titmouse - 20+ Red-breasted Nuthatch - Pinetum & feeders White-breasted Nuthatch - several locations Brown Creeper - 3 Golden-crowned Kinglet - King of Poland Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 6 Hermit Thrush - 8 House Finch - 4 feeders American Goldfinch - 6 feeders Eastern Towhee - 3 or 4 Chipping Sparrow - 20+ Field Sparrow - 6 Fox Sparrow - 3 Song Sparrow - 8 Swamp Sparrow - 2 White-throated Sparrow - 100+ Dark-eyed Junco - 6 Red-winged Blackbird - singing at Turtle Pond Common Grackle - 30-40 Northern Parula - Summer House (Jeff Ward)- First-of-Season Palm Warbler - 3 (2 w. of Cleopatra's Needle (Jeff Ward), 1 Warbler Rock) Northern Cardinal - pairs in several locations The Coyote, looking fit and healthy, made a brief appearance at the Swampy Pin Oak. -- On Friday the hot spot at the North End was the east end of the Loch just west of Huddlestone Arch where Ruby- and Golden-crowned Kinglets and Pine, Palm, and Yellow-rumped Warblers fed on rocks and the trunks of small trees below eye level. Also nearby: Brown Creeper and Winter Wren. 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/ --