Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 15 - Central Park - White-throated Sparrow time

A cool, crisp fall morning for my Thursday AMNH bird walk. One of the highlights of the morning was at the start when we were at Hernshead on the west side of the Lake. A Peregrine Falcon was spotted flying over the trees to the east carrying a kill (it looked like a robin). Northern Flickers and Yellow-rumped Warblers seemed to be moving overhead, but the species in big numbers was the White-throated Sparrow - they were everywhere.

Canada Goose (21, the Lake)
Wood Duck (2, males on Turtle Pond)
Peregrine Falcon (1)
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1, Maintenance Meadow)
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (1, Maintenance Meadow)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Blue-headed Vireo (2)
Blue Jay
American Crow (10-15, overhead)
White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (several)
Hermit Thrush (4)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (one small flock)
Palm Warbler (5, Belvedere and Maintenance Meadow)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow (not as many as White-throats, but a lot)
White-throated Sparrow (everywhere)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (1, heard flying over Maintenance Meadow)
House Sparrow

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