Central Park NYC November 15, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Summer Tanager (late date), Orange-crowned Warbler, Hairy Woodpecker, Pied-billed Grebe (first-of-season), American Kestrel, Eastern Bluebird. Canada Goose - 75 (Reservoir, Harlem Meer & the Pool) Northern Shoveler - 165 (Reservoir & Harlem Meer) Gadwall - 12 (Reservoir & Harlem Meer) American Black Duck - male at the Pool Mallard - 90-100 Bufflehead - 13 Reservoir Hooded Merganser - 4 (2 males, 2 females) Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 60 (Reservoir & Harlem Meer) Pied-billed Grebe - Reservoir (FOS - Deb after lunch) Mourning Dove - 1 flyover Ring-billed Gull - 250 Reservoir (Bob - early) Herring Gull - 30-40 Reservoir (Bob - early) Great Black-backed Gull - 7 Reservoir (Bob - early) By 1pm the number of gull on the Reservoir has increased to around 1,000. Cooper's Hawk - 3 (adult female Loch, hatch-year male & female Lily Ponds) Red-tailed Hawk - 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 Hairy Woodpecker - female Loch Northern Flicker - male Loch American Kestrel - 2 over Compost Heap Blue Jay - 10 American Crow - 1 flyover Wildflower Meadow Carolina Wren - Wildflower Meadow Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1 just north of west side of North Meadow Ball Fields Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (Loch & Wildflower Meadow) Eastern Bluebird - female just north of Sparrow Rock (Deb after lunch)* Hermit Thrush - 5 American Robin - 30-40 Northern Mockingbird - Propagation Area Brown Thrasher - 1 Loch (Bob - early) House Finch - 3 (2 Blockhouse (Vicki Seabrook), 1 Conservatory Garden) Field Sparrow - 2 Propagation Area Song Sparrow - 3 Swamp Sparrow - 6 White-throated Sparrow - 100 Dark-eyed Junco - 5 Eastern Towhee - 2 (male & female) Loch Red-winged Blackbird - flock of 15 southbound over Ball Fields (Bob - early) Common Grackle - 1 flyover Orange-crowned Warbler - hatch-year/female (Loch, Wildflower Meadow, n. of Ball Fields) Summer Tanager - adult female north of Pool to South Blowdown (late date) Northern Cardinal - 5 *The female Eastern Bluebird was just north of Sparrow Rock (Thanks to Sol Shamilzadeh for pointing it out), and was one of two E. Bluebirds in the area. The first report was from Tanner's Spring by @gigpalileo via the Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark on twitter. 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/ --