Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1 - Central Park - overcast and cool

An overcast and cool morning for my Thursday morning AMNH bird walk group. There was a brisk, cool northerly breeze. It was relatively quiet with no sign of yesterday's Dickcissel. We did manage to find 28 species by the end of the two hour walk.

Canada Goose (the Lake)
Mallard (the Lake and Turtle Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk (1, soaring over the south end of the park)
American Coot (1, Turtle Pond again)
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1, still coming in to the Jewelweed at the Oven)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 - 2)
Northern Flicker (a number flying over)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1, along the Gill)
Swainson's Thrush (several)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (everywhere)
Brown Thrasher (2-3)
European Starling
Ovenbird (1)
Common Yellowthroat (Oak Bridge)
Eastern Towhee (1, south side Turtle Pond)
White-throated Sparrow (numbers starting to build)
Scarlet Tanager (2 - 3)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle (starting to form flocks)
House Sparrow

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