Central Park, NYC Sunday April 14, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m. ob.
Highlights: Sunday morning the Point near the Boathouse Cafe was the best spot with two Northern Parulas, at least two Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Palm Warbler. After lunch many birders got to see a White-winged Dove at the Evodia Field feeders. The White-winged Dove, a first record for Central Park, was still in the same location when we left at around 6pm. Our list for Sunday: Canada Goose - several pairs at the Reservoir, another at Turtle Pond Northern Shoveler - 50+ Reservoir Gadwall - pair SW Reservoir Mallard - modest numbers with fewer than 20 at the Reservoir Bufflehead - 7 Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 7 Reservoir White-winged Dove - Evodia Field (first reported on the NYSBIRDS-L at 3:17pm) Mourning Dove - 20 American Coot - 1 Reservoir Herring Gull - 24 Reservoir & flyovers Double-crested Cormorant - 7 Reservoir & flyovers Great Egret - flyover Reservoir Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe Cooper's Hawk - second-year male Swampy Pin Oak Red-tailed Hawk - San Remo Red-bellied Woodpecker - at least 4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 6 to 8 Downy Woodpecker - feeders, pair s. of Tupelo, pair mating at Summer House Northern Flicker - a dozen Eastern Phoebe - 2 Maintenance Field Blue-headed Vireo - between Summer House and Warbler Rock (first-of-season) Blue Jay - many locations Tufted Titmouse - everywhere White-breasted Nuthatch - Evodia Field, Warbler Rock, the PointB Brown Creeper - Locust Grove Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Iphigene's Walk (Sandra Critelli) Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2 (Warbler Rock & the Point) Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 15+ Hermit Thrush - 20 American Robin - starting to nest Brown Thrasher - 2 Mugger's Woods House Finch - several at feeders Purple Finch - male singing at Humming Tombstone American Goldfinch - 1/2 dozen feeders Eastern Towhee - 3 Chipping Sparrow - 85 Field Sparrow - Maintenance Field (David Barrett), Tupelo Field & Sparrow Rock Fox Sparrow - 3 Song Sparrow - a few Swamp Sparrow - Swampy Pin Oak (Bill Perro) White-throated Sparrow - still many Dark-eyed Junco - at least 65 Red-winged Blackbird - singing several locations Common Grackle - fairly common, a pair mating at Evodia Field Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Oven & Laupot Bridge (Bill Perro)) Northern Parula - 2 at the Point Palm Warbler - the Point & Warbler Rock Northern Cardinal - most locations -- Ryan Zucker reported a Pine Warbler at the Pinetum. -- 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/ --