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Checklist S16764298

 
Location
Central Park, New York County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Anya Auerbach
Comments:
The mom came along today. Very warm but cloudy. A lot of activity in the park. Most waterbodies are still frozen.
Species
32 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Barnacle Goose

I know. It's insane. I swear I'm not releasing barnacle geese. Asleep amongst the flock of Canada's with its head down and face only partly visible. First spotted when head-on, I thought t might be the ring-necked duck that had previously been present at this location (black breast and neck, white marks on sides), but the size seemed wrong. As I moved to the side the back pattern and a patch of white on the face became somewhat visible. The bird was at a distance and in poor light, so the photos are pretty awful. If anyone can explain to me why this is something else, I will be delighted to hear it. It seems likely that the Randall's island bird is moving around.

60
Canada Goose
20
Northern Shoveler
50
Mallard
6
American Black Duck
1
Pied-billed Grebe
40
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
8
Mourning Dove
400
Ring-billed Gull
80
Herring Gull
1
Iceland Gull (kumlieni)

1st Winter bird. Pale, mottled light brown with a delicate build and small dark bill. Seen in flight and sitting at a distance on the ice. Resevoir.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
35
Great Black-backed Gull
1
gull sp.

White-winged Gull sp, many have suggested Thayer's (I'm inclined to agree). 1st winter bird. Resevoir.

1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Long-eared Owl

Continuing birds. One was briefly disturbed by a squirrel which calmly walked right past it on it's branch.

2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
3
Downy Woodpecker
10
Blue Jay
2
American Crow
3
crow sp.

Presumably American

1
White-breasted Nuthatch
2
Brown Creeper
20
American Robin
80
European Starling
6
House Finch
5
American Goldfinch
1
Fox Sparrow (Red)
30
Dark-eyed Junco
100
White-throated Sparrow
1
Baltimore Oriole

Continuing female/immature bird. Others reported the male as well. Observed first by Tupelo Meadow feeding around a squirrel nest, then later at an orange at the feeders.

130
Common Grackle
4
Northern Cardinal
150
House Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes