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Checklist S41566932

 
Location
Central Park, New York County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:35 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 49 minute(s)
Distance:
3.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Adrian Burke
Comments:
Chilly (mid 20s). Went from Columbus Circle to the Pond, to Hallett Nature Sactuary, up the Mall to Cherry Hill, then to the Ramble, Cedar Hill, Pinetum, and Reservoir

Eastern Gray Squirrel 10
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Species
38 species (+5 other taxa) total
273
Canada Goose

5 on the Pond, the rest on the Reservoir/Great Lawn, with multiple flocks flying into the north end of the Reservoir after dusk - FOY

3
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)

Continuing at the Pond

5
Wood Duck

2 drakes on the Pond, 3 drakes south end Reservoir - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 5
Female
Sex Unknown
153
Northern Shoveler

Attempt at an exact count, all on the Reservoir - number certainly off by a bit as counting dense swirls of shovelers is tough, but certainly not off by more than 20 - FOY

2
Gadwall

2 drakes in with Mallards at the south end of the Reservoir - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
335
Mallard

Exact count - dont remember the exact numbers btwn water bodies, but 100+ on the Pond, and about 200 on the Reservoir - FOY

3
Mallard (Domestic type)

Continuing at the Pond

6
American Black Duck

1 at the Pond, 5 south end of Reservoir - FOY

1
Mallard/American Black Duck

Dark female at the Reservoir, seemingly halfway between the shade of Mallard and American Black Duck - I suspect it is a hybrid backcross, but not sure

1
Northern Pintail

Stunning, tame male observed point-blank at the Pond, giving me my first look at the purplish iridescence in the cheek and slight green iridescence to the back of the head, which otherwise appear just brown - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
7
Ring-necked Duck

5 drakes and 2 hens resting with heads tucked in on the south side of the east edge of the Reservoir - males black with peaked crown, gray sides bordered with a smooth curvy line, white vertical patch closest to front of gray patch - females similar pattern but brown overall, no vertical white on flanks - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 5
Female 2
Sex Unknown
4
Bufflehead

Two pairs east side Reservoir - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 2
Sex Unknown
4
Hooded Merganser

Reservoir - FOY

1
Common Merganser

Drake on the Reservoir, south end - off white (appeared pink in dimming light) duck with dark back and head, sharp demarcation between dark head and white neck; thin, flat, red merganser bill - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
30
Ruddy Duck

Rough lowball estimate - Reservoir - FOY

6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Mourning Dove

FOY

10
American Coot (Red-shielded)

One at the Pond, 9 at the north end of the Reservoir - FOY

100
Ring-billed Gull

Estimate - many small gulls on Reservoir - FOY

1
Herring Gull

At least one identified next to other gulls on Reaervoir ice - almost certainly more

2
Great Black-backed Gull

Adult and immature on Reservoir ice, probably more but I didn’t really look

100
gull sp.

Many gulls on Reservoir that I made no attempt to work with

1
Common Loon

Middle of open water on Reservoir - FOY

1
Cooper's Hawk

Beautiful adult female flew into Swampy Pin Oak area where mixed passerines were hanging out - perched low and in the open quite close to me, affording me the best looks I’ve ever had of this species - moved around, trying to hunt lowkey for a while before flying higher into the trees - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)

Pale Male (or more likely similar looking offspring) in the Ramble - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker

FOY

4
Downy Woodpecker

FOY

9
Blue Jay

FOY

2
Tufted Titmouse

FOY

5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)

Good looks at Gapstow Bridge - 4 heard only, some singing - FOY

1
Brown Creeper

The Mall - FOY

5
American Robin

FOY

1
Northern Mockingbird

South end of the park between 6th and 7th, beating up a Starling that tried to mess with its berry tree - FOY

75
European Starling

Estimate

1
House Finch

Heard only at Cherry Hill

4
Fox Sparrow (Red)

4 together with White-throated Sparrows and Cardinals perched in open bush just west of feeders - FOY

1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

FOY

60
White-throated Sparrow

Estimates by 10s - FOY

1
Rusty Blackbird

Female at Swampy Pin Oak, giving good looks until the Cooper’s Hawk flew in, at which point the blackbird made constant alarm check calls - FOY

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
43
Common Grackle

FOY

5
Common Grackle (Purple)
14
Northern Cardinal

FOY

100
House Sparrow

FOY

 

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