Date: 3/12/17 4:54 pm From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sunday March 2, 2017 - Green-winged Teal Pair near the Point
Central Park, NYC Sunday March 2, 2017 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the Boathouse at 9:30am.
Highlights: Green-winged Teal pair near the Point, Red-headed Woodpecker at the Dene, Brown Thrasher on island near Bow Bridge, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch continues at the feeders.
Birds at the Reservoir were seen before the walk from the south & west sides.
Canada Goose - around a dozen on the Lake (at least a hundred north end of Reservoir) Wood Duck - male at the Pond (Sandra Critelli) American Black Duck - 4 (2 at the Pond, 2 at the Reservoir) Mallard - at least 30 Reservoir, others at the Pond & Lake Northern Shoveler - around 90 (4 Reservoir, around 85 Lake) Green-winged Teal - drake & hen Lake near the Point Bufflehead - female Reservoir Ruddy Duck - 53 NW corner Reservoir Mourning Dove American Coot - 5 (1 at the Pond, 4 west side Reservoir) Ring-billed Gull - very few Reservoir Herring Gull - very few Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - flyover (Andrea Hessel)- maybe the same bird later swimming near the Point Cooper's Hawk - 2 - one chasing the other over Bethesda Terrace Red-tailed Hawk - flyover (Jeff Ward) Red-headed Woodpecker - first-winter bird at the Dene (Linda Yuen & Mayra Cruz) Red-bellied Woodpecker - various locations Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 (the Dene & Source of the Gill) Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3 Northern Flicker - 2 males Falconer's Hill Peregrine Falcon - female on Central Park West nest ledge American Crow - at least 7 flyovers - some vocalizing Blue Jay - many locations Black-capped Chickadee - feeders & Ramble Tufted Titmouse - more than 20 Red-breasted Nuthatch - feeders White-breasted Nuthatch - 6-7 Ruby-crowned Kinglet - male continues in Shakespeare Garden American Robin - 42 on lawns Brown Thrasher - island near Bow Bridge House Finch - male & female feeders American Goldfinch - 2 feeders Eastern Towhee - male continues near Boathouse (before walk) Song Sparrow - 5 (Falconer's Hill, Mineral Springs, Sheep Meadow), others before walk Swamp Sparrow - the Pond (Jeff Ward) White-throated Sparrow - many Dark-eyed Junco - at least 4 Sheep Meadow Northern Cardinal - residents Red-winged Blackbird - 2 island near Bow Bridge Common Grackle - many flyovers
Jeffrey M. Ward reported that the female American Wigeon continued at the Meer this morning (before the walk).
We looked for but didn't find the Northern Pintail and Great Blue Heron at the Pond. Terence Collins later reported the Great Blue Heron there shortly after 5pm via twitter.
Ed Gaillard reported an American Woodcock at the Upper Lobe at 4:21pm via twitter.