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
-- 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).
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