Central Park NYC Friday, November 8, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Common Raven, Turkey Vulture, Field & Fox Sparrows. Canada Goose - 30+ Northern Shoveler - 79 (4 Harlem Meer, 75 Reservoir) Gadwall - 8 (Pool & Harlem Meer) Mallard - 70+ Bufflehead - 3 (2 males, 1 female) Reservoir Hooded Merganser - 2 males Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 15 (5 Harlem Meer, 10 Reservoir) Mourning Dove - 3 American Coot - 59th Street Pond (Deb - after lunch) Ring-billed Gull - 10 Reservoir Herring Gull - 7 Reservoir & flyovers Great Black-backed Gull - 2 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 15 Reservoir Turkey Vulture - 6 flyovers Red-tailed Hawk - 2 adults (2 over 5th Ave & 2 over Great Hill) Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 adult males North Woods just west of Harlem Meer Downy Woodpecker - 1 North Woods Northern Flicker - 2 (Wildflower Meadow, Propagation Area) Blue Jay - 4 American Crow - flock of 8 Common Raven - 2 low over Great Hill (one over Wildflower Meadow earlier) Brown Creeper - along the Loch Carolina Wren - heard Conservatory Garden Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1 south side of the Loch Ruby-crowned Kinglet - a dozen Hermit Thrush - 4 American Robin - 25 Gray Catbird - 1 north side of Loch Northern Mockingbird - Conservatory Garden House Finch - 2 Propagation Area American Goldfinch - 1 Wildflower Meadow Chipping Sparrow - 5 Wildflower Meadow Field Sparrow - 2 (Great Hill & Wildflower Meadow) Fox Sparrow - 1 Loch Song Sparrow - 5 Swamp Sparrow - 2 (Loch & Harlem Meer) White-throated Sparrow - around 75 Dark-eyed Junco - around 25 Eastern Towhee - 4 Common Grackle - 40 in 3 or 4 small flocks Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Conservatory Garden Northern Cardinal - 4 -- Tom Perlman reported 4 Eastern Bluebirds at the Propagation Area close to the Conservatory Garden. Ed Gaillard @EdwardGaillard ran the table today tweeting a Yellow-breasted Chat at the Dene Slope and a Palm Warbler at the King of Poland. For Manhattan bird news see the twitter alert @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett. -- 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/ --