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.

Deb Allen


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