Central Park, NYC Sunday January 19, 2020 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Snow Goose, Pied-billed Grebe, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Common Loon (report). Snow Goose - 2 immature birds at the south end of the Reservoir (Deb) Canada Goose - around 250 Northern Shoveler - 300-350 Gadwall - 3 (2 male, 1 female) Reservoir Mallard - around 100 American Black Duck x Mallard - male south end of Reservoir Bufflehead - 5 (Gillian Henry) Hooded Merganser - 8 (4 male, 4 female) Ruddy Duck - 44 Pied-billed Grebe - 1 SW Reservoir Mourning Dove - 4 to 6 American Coot - 1 Reservoir (Sandra Critelli) Ring-billed & Herring Gulls - 200-250 (mostly Herring Gulls) Great Black-backed Gull - 30 Great Blue Heron - immature Upper Lobe Cooper's Hawk - 2 immature males Azalea Pond Red-tailed Hawk - 2 adults at the Pinetum Eastern Screech-Owl - heard only at Inwood later (Bob, etc.) Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - male Oak Bridge (Andrea Hessel) Downy Woodpecker - 4 (2 male, 2 female) Blue Jay - 6 to 8 American Crow - flyover flock of around 40 White-breasted Nuthatch - Evodia Field feeder area (Bob - early) House Finch - a dozen American Goldfinch - 5 Chipping Sparrow - 1 Evodia Field feeders White-throated Sparrow - 125 Eastern Towhee - 2 (male Maintenance Field, heard-only Shakespeare Garden) Common Grackle - 3 or 4 Northern Cardinal - 7 -- A Common Loon was reported at the Reservoir via the Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark. Chuck McAlexander reported a Brown Creeper at the Pinetum. -- 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://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/ --