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
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