Central Park NYC Saturday, November 2, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Purple Gallinule (2nd Central Park Record), Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Merganser (FOS), Blue-headed Vireo. Canada Goose - 9 Wood Duck - flyover Sparrow Rock Northern Shoveler - 68 Reservoir Mallard - 18 Bufflehead - 6 (3 male, 3 female) SE Reservoir Hooded Merganser - 2 males (Reservoir & Turtle Pond (Deb) - first-of-season Ruddy Duck - 3 Reservoir Mourning Dove - 3 to 5 Purple Gallinule - imm. Turtle Pond spotted by Michele Knoernschild (2nd Central Park Record)* Ring-billed Gull - around 20 Reservoir Herring Gull - around 20 including flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 2 (Lake & Reservoir) Cooper's Hawk - 2 imm. males (Sparrow Rock (David Barrett), Pinetum (Bill Perro)) Red-tailed Hawk - 2 adult flyovers (Tupelo Field & Turtle Pond) Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 4 Downy Woodpecker 2 (Tupelo Field & Ramble) Northern Flicker - 3 Peregrine Falcon - adult female flyover Turtle Pond Eastern Phoebe - 3 (Castle, Maintenance Field, Pinetum) Blue-headed Vireo - Maintenance Field (Sandra Critelli) Blue Jay - 6 American Crow - 3 flying over together Turtle Pond White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Tupelo Field & Ramble) House Wren - Tupelo Field Winter Wren - 1 between Maintenance Field & Tupelo Field Carolina Wren - 3 or 4 (pair Castle, 1 Tupelo Field, 1 Humming Tombstone) Golden-corwned Kinglet - 15-20 Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5-10 Hermit Thrush - 10 American Robin - 100-150 Gray Catbird - 1 Sparrow Rock (David Barrett) Northern Mockingbird - 1 Cedar Hill (Bob & Deb) American Goldfinch - 1 female Shakespeare Garden Chipping Sparrow - 10 Song Sparrow - 20 Swamp Sparrow - 2 Turtle Pond White-throated Sparrow - 500+ Dark-eyed Junco - 15-20 Eastern Towhee - 3 or 4 Common Yellowthroat - male Turtle Pond Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2 (Oven & Pinetum) Northern Cardinal - 4 or 5 *Tweeted by Michelle @mydailyplate on the Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett. The first Central Park record was in 1928. Deb Allen Follow us on Twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC P. S. The Sarah Elliott tree, a.k.a. Black Tupelo/Sour Gum in Tupelo Field is in peak fall color. -- 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/ --