Central Park NYC Wednesday, December 25, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Gadwall, American Coot, Great Blue Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Eastern Towhee, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Fox Sparrow. Later at Inwood: Eastern Screech-Owl Pair, Hairy Woodpecker pair, and Carolina Wren. Central Park: Canada Goose - around 500 Northern Shoveler - 480-500 Gadwall - 2 males Reservoir Mallard - 350-375 American Black Duck - 1 Reservoir Bufflehead - 4 (1 male, 3 females) Hooded Merganser - 3 Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 275-300 Mourning Dove - 1 Evodia Field American Coot - 1 Reservoir Ring-billed Gull - around 325 Herring Gull - around 50 Great Black-backed Gull - 2 dozen Great Blue Heron - 2 Lake near Balcony Bridge Cooper's Hawk - flyover Sparrow Rock Red-tailed Hawk - adult Pinetum Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 males Pinetum Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Summer House & Evodia Field) Brown Creeper - 1 Evodia Field Carolina Wren - 2 (one singing) Shakespeare Garden American Robin - 3 House Finch - around 35 American Goldfinch - Mugger's Woods (Peter Haskel) Fox Sparrow - 1 Summer House (Karen Evans) White-throated Sparrow - 300 Dark-eyed Junco - north end of Maintenance Field (Karen Evans) Eastern Towhee - 4 (2 males, 2 females) Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males Evodia Field Common Grackle - around 80 in perched flock Northern Cardinal - 4 Michelle K. @mydailyplate reported a Gray Catbird at the Wildflower Meadow and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet at the South Blowdown via twitter. See the Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett for NY County bird alerts. Merry Christmas to All, 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/ --