Saturday, January 04, 2014

Where Are the Ducks of Yesteryear?

Wood Duck -- Central Park -- 3/3/2005

Well, here, at least,  are the ducks [et al] of yesterday:

1/3/14, Friday

2 (f) Gadwalls
2 Ring-necked Ducks (NE/NW sections)
14 Wood Ducks
3 Pied-billed Grebes
Hooded Mergansers 6
Northern Shovelers
Ruddy Ducks
Canada Geese

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Good work KEVIN! and a PS from Marie

American Coot --- photo by DAVID SPEISER-

KEVIN TOPPING writes his first post:

Happy New Year! This is my first post (I hope I'm not breaking any rules - let me know). This is my third year birding and I have had fun and learned a lot; and met a lot of great people in the process. I look forward to the year to come. 

I had a great start with 36 species

Coots (have you ever seen their feet?) 
Am. Goldfinch
Robins (dozens at Summit rock)
Baltimore Oriole (male for sure and what I believe after reading in books, a female)
Black-capped Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Bufflehead (6 males and at least 3 females)
Canada Geese
Carolina Wren
Common Grackle
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker (male and female)
Great Black-backed Gull
Hooded Merganzer (males and females)
House Finch
House Sparrow
Mallard Duck
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Northern Shoveler
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-necked Duck (was hanging with a couple mallards on east side of reservoir around 93rd street)
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk (chasing the red-tailed hawk around)
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow
Wood Duck (pair)

Happy Birding everyone.
Kevin Topping

PS from Marie:

And a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all friends old and new!

PPS to Kevin: Thanks for your posting. You're not breaking any rules. Actually, there are no rules.