Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 26 - Central Park

Quite a difference from yesterday morning, at least in the weather. Today was clearing skies when we started at 7:00 am. By about thirty minutes into the walk, I don't think there was a cloud in the sky. As we started Stefan told me there had been a report of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at the Point. This is a real rarity in Central Park, so we decided to head straight there. We checked the length of the Point with no luck. Then we headed around to the Oven. On the way I ran into Dave Barrett who said, yes, the night-heron was still there. He kindly took us over to the right spot to get an angle on where the bird was.
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 04-26-2018
Not only was this the first Yellow-crowned I have seen in Central Park, but it was my first for New York County! In the end we had 29 species for the morning.

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Northern Waterthrush
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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