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,