Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 13 - Central Park - Another cool spring morning

Bright blue skies, but a cool morning for my Wednesday American Museum of Natural History bird walk group. I think it was 39° F when we started at 7:00 am. Also the winds were from the north west - not the best prospects for a spring morning. Nevertheless, we had a good walk with 38 species found. The best was easily the Rusty Blackbirds at the Azalea Pond and along the Gill. The complete list, with some photos, follows.

Canada Goose (the Lake)
Northern Shoveler (8, the Lake)
Bufflehead (male, Turtle Pond)
Double-crested Cormorant (1, the Lake)
Great Egret (1, Turtle Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk (2, over Central Park West)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (males & females, various locations)

male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker peaking around trunk - 04/13/2016 - Central Park
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe (1, Turtle Pond)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch (2, feeders and near the Gill)

White-breasted Nuthatch - 04/13/2016 - Central Park
Brown Creeper (1, near feeders)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (various locations)
Hermit Thrush (several)
American Robin

American Robin - 04/13/2016 - Central Park
Pine Warbler (1, Belvedere)
European Starling
Eastern Towhee (2, Maintenance Meadow and Azalea Pond)
Field Sparrow (1, Maintenance Meadow)
Fox Sparrow (1, near the Gill)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (2, along the Gill)
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (4, Azalea Pond and along the Gill - males and females)

Rusty Blackbird - 04/13/2016 - Central Park
Common Grackle
House Finch (3, the feeders)
American Goldfinch (8, the feeders)

American Goldfinch - 04/13/2016 - Central Park
House Sparrow

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a successful walk! Nice pictures!


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