Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Central Park - Apr 9 - beautiful, but cool morning

Led my Museum walk through the Ramble from 7 - 9 AM. Beautiful morning, without a cloud in the sky, but still a bit on the cool side. We found a total of 33 species.

Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler - down from last week, but still about 20 - 25 between the Lake and Turtle Pond
Double-crested Cormorant - 2, on Lake
Red-tailed Hawk - 2, still engaged in nest building activity on the San Remo, but seemed to shifted their
                focus to the south tower from the north tower last week
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3, various locations
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker - at least 5 around the Ramble
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee - 1, at feeders
Brown Creeper - 1, at feeders
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1, south side Turtle Pond
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2
Hermit Thrush - 2
American Robin
European Starling
Louisiana Waterthrush - 1, Indian Cave; my first of the year
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1, south side Maintenance Meadow
Chipping Sparrow - 1, feeders; my first of the year
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow - 1, above Shakespeare garden
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - feeders
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch - mainly at feeders, but also in various spots in the Ramble; some singing
House Sparrow

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