Friday, December 12, 2014

December 11 - Central Park - Ring-necked Ducks and Bald Eagle

On Thursday morning, on the way to work I decided to take a quick detour to the south end of the Reservoir in Central Park. There were the usual ducks for this time of year with good numbers of Ruddy Ducks in the southwest section and Northern Shovelers along the west side. I had entered the park from West 86th Street. Much of the track on the west side of the Reservoir above 86th Street is closed for construction so I walked along the south side to the pump house near the East 85th Street corner of the Reservoir. In this corner there were a few Hooded Mergansers and three male Ring-necked Ducks. However, the best sighting, though probably not as rare as the Ring-necks, was an adult Bald Eagle circling over the middle and southeast section of the Reservoir.

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