Central Park NYC Wednesday January 1, 2020: OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Central Park - Cooper's Hawk, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren. Inwood Hill Park - Eastern Screech-Owl. Canada Goose - 480-500 Northern Shoveler - 335-350 Gadwall - 1 male Reservoir Mallard - around 100 Bufflehead - 11 Reservoir Hooded Merganser - 5 Ruddy Duck - around 170 American Coot - 1 NE Reservoir Ring-billed Gull - very low numbers at Reservoir Herring Gull - 90-100 Great Black-backed Gull - 16 Great Blue Heron - immature flew from the Point to the Upper Lobe Cooper's Hawk - adult male (thanks to Frank Rutella) Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 Downy Woodpecker - 2 males at Evodia Field feeders Blue Jay - 6 White-breasted Nuthatch - path up to Warbler Rock from Bow Bridge (Peter Haskell) Brown Creeper - west side of Evodia Field (Peter Haskell) Carolina Wren - pair Shakespeare Garden American Robin - 1 north end of Reservoir in Crab Apple House Finch - 14 Chipping Sparrow - 1 Cedar Hill (Bob - early) White-throated Sparrow - many Dark-eyed Junco - 12 Cedar Hill (Bob - early) Eastern Towhee - 3 (1 male, 2 females) Maintenance Field Northern Cardinal - 11 -- The indefatigable Ed Gaillard @EdwardGaillard tweeted a Fox Sparrow at the Evodia Field, a Hermit Thrush at Cedar Hill, and the continuing Red-headed Woodpecker on the west side at 97th Street. Xander Vitarelli @xander_vit tweeted a Boat-tailed Grackle in a flock of Common Grackles that included a luecistic bird in Central Park at West 97th Street. -- Later on, at Inwood Hill Park there were one or two gray-morph Eastern Screech-Owls. -- Good Birding in 2020, Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC. For many other Central Park and Manhattan bird reports see @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett. -- 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/ --