Date: 3/31/18 6:50 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 - American Bittern, Ospreys, Pine Warbler, Field, Swamp, and Fox Sparrows
Central Park NYC
Saturday, March 31, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: The American Bittern (record early spring date for Central Park (3/30)) continued at Tupelo Field, Ospreys, Pine Warbler, Field, Swamp, and Fox Sparrows.

Canada Goose - at least 42 (32 Reservoir, at least 10 on the Lake)
Northern Shoveler - more than 120 (122 Reservoir, others on the Lake)
Mallard - 25 Reservoir, others on the Lake & Turtle Pond
Bufflehead - 19 or 20 Reservoir
Hooded Merganser - pair Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 15 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 8
American Coot - 5 Reservoir
Herring Gull - 1 Reservoir & flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Reservoir & flyovers
American Bittern - continued at Tupelo Field in Tupelo since it's discovery Friday by Michael Waldron
Great Egret - the Lake (Sandra Critelli & Karen Evans)
Osprey - 2 northbound over Pinetum (Jeffrey Michael Ward)
Bald Eagle - reported flyover at the Tupelo Field by Pat Dubren
Red-tailed Hawk - at least 3 (one perched in Mugger's Woods & multiple flyovers)
Red-bellied Woodpecker several
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - at least 4
Downy Woodpecker - at least 3
Northern Flicker - at least 4
Eastern Phoebe - around 8 (in addition Jeff Ward reported 5 at Tanner's Spring early this morning)
Blue Jay - 10 to 15
American Crow - heard several locations
Tufted Titmouse - Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow in puddle
White-breasted Nuthatch - feeders, heard elsewhere
Brown Creeper - 2 - others reported at the Point (Linda LaBella)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 20
Hermit Thrush - 4
American Robin - numerous (more than 60 on the Great Lawn alone)
Brown Thrasher - Mugger's Woods
House Finch - smaller numbers at feeders
American Goldfinch - 7 or 8 at the feeders, also at Azalea Pond, the Gill, Upper Lobe, etc.
Eastern Towhee - male Mugger's Woods
Field Sparrow - 2 (Pinetum & Summer House Meadow - Deb)
Fox Sparrow - 15
Song Sparrow - at least 40
Swamp Sparrow - 5 (1 Pinetum, 3 Gill Overlook (David Barrett), 1 Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward))
White-throated Sparrow - still common
Dark-eyed Junco - around 80
Red-winged Blackbird - 10
Common Grackle - scattered around
Pine Warbler - male (seen at the Oven early by Bob, refound at the feeders later (thanks Brad Kane))
Northern Cardinal - many singing

Deb Allen

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