Date: 4/9/18 12:53 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. April 9, 2018 - Louisiana Waterthrushes, Palm Warbler & Report of Barn Owl near Boathouse
Central Park NYC
Monday April 9, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights on another cold morning in Central Park: Louisiana Waterthrushes, Palm Warbler, Eastern Poebes, Swamp, Fox, Field, and Song Sparrows, Eastern Towhees & other early spring migrants.

Northern Shoveler - pair on the Lake, others on Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 over Central Park West (immature & the 2 adults from the San Remo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 pairs in Ramble
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10 (9 male & 1 female)
Downy Woodpecker - 4
Northern Flicker - 2 (male & female) in Ramble
Eastern Phoebe - around 10
Blue Jay - many around today
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - possible Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - Azalea Pond
Tufted Titmouse - 2 Evodia Feeders
White-breasted Nuthatch - Swampy Pin Oak
Golden-crowned Kinglet - male Turtle Pond
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 males (Gill Overlook & Strawberry Fields)
American Robin
Hermit Thrush - 10
House Finch - 5 (Feeders & Maintenance Field)
American Goldfinch - 10-15 at Feeders
Eastern Towhee - 2 males under holly at Gill Overlook
Chipping Sparrow - 25 near Met Museum
Field Sparrow - Strawberry Fields
Fox Sparrow - 3 Gill Overlook
Song Sparrow - 3 or 4
Swamp Sparrow - 3
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - 5
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird - female Strawberry Fields
Common Grackle
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Laupot Bridge & Turtle Pond)
Palm Warbler - 2 (Turtle Pond & Strawberry Fields)
Northern Cardinal

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Mary Beth Kooper @imarybethnyc discovered a BARN OWL near the Boathouse early in this morning (6:47AM), tweeting her discovery to @BirdCentralPark. As David Barret pointed out, the most recent previous report of Barn Owl in Central Park was in January of 2004. As of 3:40pm the Barn Owl had not been relocated.

Al Levitan reported a Louisiana Waterthrush at Bow Bridge.

We received word that the Peregrine Falcons on Central Park West have 4 eggs in the nest.

Sandra Critelli, birding around the 59th Street Pond at lunchtime, reported 3 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets, a Brown-headed Cowbird, and two Hermit Thrushes (not included in the list above).


Deb Allen

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