Central Park NYC Sunday, December 29, 2019 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Iceland Gull, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, Report of Red-headed Woodpecker. Canada Goose - many Reservoir Northern Shoveler - many Reservoir, a handful on the Lake Mallard - Reservoir Hooded Merganser - 5 (3 males, 2 females) seen from south end of Reservoir Bufflehead - male Reservoir Ruddy Duck - present on Reservoir Ring-billed & Herring Gulls - Reservoir (a more even mix of the two species) Great Black-backed Gull - around 20 Reservoir Iceland Gull - hatch-year (Deb - early)* Great Blue Heron - standing on ice near the Boathouse (Liza) Cooper's Hawk - immature east of Balancing Rock Red-headed Woodpecker - report of continuing hatch-year bird near West 97th Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 Downy Woodpecker - 2 at feeders Blue Jay - 6 Crow species - 2 silent flyovers White-breasted Nuthatch - 1 Evodia Field feeders Brown Creeper - near Boathouse Winter Wren - Shakespeare Garden Hermit Thrush - 1 near Boathouse Northern Mockingbird - near Boathouse House Finch - a dozen Fox Sparrow - Swampy Pin Oak (Karen Evans) White-throated Sparrow - around 400 Northern Cardinal - 8 *I saw and photographed the Iceland Gull at the Reservoir this morning from 8:15 to 9am. It was observed later in the morning by others and our group. I have been checking this list, twitter, and ebird and have not been able to unearth any prior reports from this November or December for Iceland Gull in Central Park. Deb Allen Follow us on twitter -- 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/ --