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Old Wednesday 29th November 2017, 17:40   #515
Pinewood
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Hello,

On Thursday, America's Thanksgiving Day, I could not enter anywhere near my home. I took the Metro to 104th Street and visited the Pool. As I anticipated, there were mallards and buffleheads but nothing unusual. I did see a mallard try diving rather than dabbling but it splashed a lot more than any diving duck. The Reservoir provided views of American coots, ruddy ducks, shovellers, more mallards, and hooded mergansers.

On Sunday, Briding Bob's group discovered a likely Hammonds flycatcher. On Monday and Tuesday, I only saw a glimpse of the birding flying off. The bird would be about 3,000 kms, off it range, in the far west. I also saw a Wilson's warbler.. On Monday, I got a nice look at a brown creeper. Both are laggards.

Today, I saw my first American goldfinch of the season and I had good look at a Cooper hawk, above Azalea Pond.

I append two views in Central Park, one of the Gill, the other of Azalea Pond, which show how sylvan the Park's Ramble appears.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur
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