Central Park NYC Monday and Tuesday October 19-20, 2020 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
Highlights: Pine Siskins & Tree Swallows Monday Oct. 19th: Canada Goose - 6 Mallard - 9 Mourning Dove - a dozen Herring Gull - 8 flyovers Double-crested Cormorant - 2 flyovers Cooper's Hawk - flyover immature (juvenile) Red-tailed Hawk - 2 overhead Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10 Downy Woodpecker - 3 Northern Flicker - 3 Eastern Phoebe - 3 Blue-headed Vireo - 4 Blue Jay - 15 Black-capped Chickadee - 8 Tufted Titmouse - 20 Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5 White-breasted Nuthatch - 3 Brown Creeper - 1 Pinetum House Wren - 1 Upper Lobe Carolina Wren - 4 Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 30 Swainson's Thrush - 1 Shakespeare Garden Hermit Thrush - 6 American Robin - 75 migrants in small flocks from 7am to 10am Gray Catbird - 5 Cedar Waxwing - 1 hatch-year bird Shakespeare Garden Pine Siskin - flock of 6 American Goldfinch - 3 Eastern Towhee - 5 Chipping Sparrow - 10 Song Sparrow - 8 Swamp Sparrow - 3 White-throated Sparrow - 125 Common Grackle - around 125 (3 flocks) all heading north Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Strawberry Fields Yellow-rumped Warbler - 8 Northern Cardinal - 5 -- On Tuesday morning (Oct. 20) RDC noted a flock of around 25 Pine Siskin feeding on Hackberry galls* in Strawberry Fields, and around 50 migrating Tree Swallows that flew over in small groups. *Hackberry galls are caused by small hemipteran insects in the family Psyllidae and are caused by the nymphs feeding on the leaves. Black-capped Chickadees can often be seen feeding on these galls. -- 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/ --