Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 2 - Central Park

Warmer this morning than yesterday for the first of my Thursday morning AMNH Central Park bird walks. Southwest winds over night and radar images led me to hope for and expect a good morning for new arrivals. Perhaps the weather was too good and the migrants just kept on flying over. At least there was no evidence of any significant flight. We did find 32 species, about the same as yesterday morning, though the lists are not identical.

Canada Goose (about 70 on the Lake; also migrant flocks overhead)
Northern Shoveler (pair on the Lake)
Pied-billed Grebe (1, the Lake)
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret (1, Turtle Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk (1, feeders)
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (1, heard)
Eastern Phoebe (1, below Belvedere)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (1, feeders)
American Robin
European Starling
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (2, Turtle Pond)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (1, male, feeders)
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

cooperative American Robin perched up singing north end of Evodia Field                                          © Joseph DiCostanzo
Fox Sparrow feeding on ground Evodia Field                                                           © Joseph DiCostanzo

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