Thursday, April 3, 2014

Central Park - Apr 3 - quieter today

This morning was my first Thursday morning Museum walk for the spring. It was definitely quieter than yesterday morning, but the biggest disappointment was that the Red-necked Grebe that had been on the Reservoir for about the last three weeks seems to have departed since yesterday. We had a total of 30 species, down quite a bit from yesterday's 40. Still, but instead of yesterday's gray skies, today was a gorgeous morning with lovely, blue skies. The list follows:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck - pair on the Lake
American Black Duck - 4 on Lake
Northern Shoveler - fewer than yesterday, but still probably 50 on the Reservoir
Bufflehead - 2 males on Turtle Pond another 8 (males and females) or so on the Reservoir
Red-breasted Merganser - pair on the Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 6 on Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - at least 10, including a group on the north pump house roof on the Reservoir
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - several along the wood chip path west of the Great Lawn
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe - 2 on the wood chip path west of the Great Lawn
Blue Jay
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1 on the wood chip path as above - my first of the year
American Robin
European Starling
Fox Sparrow - 1 was singing by the Balcony Bridge when we started
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow birds singing all over
Dark-eyed Junco - about 5 along the wood ship path
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - singing by Turtle Pond
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

[LUNCH UPDATE - Went into the Ramble for a quick look around on my lunch break: 5 Northern Flickers; no warblers; about 5 Fox Sparrows; 6 goldfinch (mainly at the feeders).]

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