Thursday, April 10, 2014

Central Park - Apr 10 - Wilson's Snipe & migrants

A beautiful morning in the Ramble for my American Museum of Natural History bird walk. It was warmer than yesterday. We found a total of 32 species.

Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler - 30, most on Lake, some on Turtle Pond
Bufflehead - 4, one pair each on the Lake and Turtle Pond
Double-crested Cormorant - 4, The Lake and Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - bird flying around the San Remo as yesterday; also one perched in the Ramble
Wilson's Snipe - 1, on the Point
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - various locations in the Ramble
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker - several
Eastern Phoebe - at least; 10, seemed to be everywhere
Blue Jay
Brown Creeper - by Upper Lobe bridge
Golden-crowned Kinglet - small numbers scattered around
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - small numbers scattered around
American Robin
European Starling
Louisiana Waterthrush - 1, on water's edge, base of sloping rock ne of Balcony Bridge
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2, dull individuals - probably females
Fox Sparrow - 2, well west of Azalea Pond
White-throated Sparrow - singing all over the Ramble
Dark-eyed Junco - mainly by the feeders
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair, well west of Azalea Pond
Baltimore Oriole - chasing a Blue Jay, well west of Azalea Pond
House Finch - feeders
American Goldfinch - feeders and scattered around Ramble, some singing
House Sparrow

The snipe was the first I have seen anywhere this year.

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