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Old Friday 3rd January 2020, 20:53   #726
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Winter in New York

Hello,

I have yet to see a black capped chickadee's and hardly see any white breasted nuthatches. However, I did see a pair of Eastern towhees, am still seeing brown creepers, as well as that great blue heron and I had a very good look at a Cooper Hawk.
Today was wet and cloudy.

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Old Friday 3rd January 2020, 21:38   #727
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Still a good week for you it would seem Arthur.

I did see a White-breasted Nuthatch last weekend but haven't posted it yet
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Old Saturday 4th January 2020, 23:50   #728
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Still a good week for you it would seem Arthur.

I did see a White-breasted Nuthatch last weekend but haven't posted it yet
Hello KC,

As I have written, I never have a bad week bird watching in Central Park. Although, I regret missing the Iceland gull, last Sunday.

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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 01:43   #729
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Winter, not wintry

Hello,

After a couple of cold days, -6.5C, in early December, the weather has been extraordinarily mild, especially this past weekend, when the temperature hit 20C. An ornithologist, Dr. Robert deCandid, told me that the mild weather has kept many winter visitors away. Yesterday, I saw trees budding, turtles basking on rocks near Central Park Lake and whose white patches were quite brilliant, a sign of entering breeding season. All are rather unseasonable occurrences.
Sunday, I was in a bit of a hurry, as I had to meet people for the New York Botanical Garden Holiday train show and a meal on Arthur Avenue, both on the mainland in the Bronx. I did see the following:
white throated sparrows
northern cardinal
red tailed hawk
Cooper hawk
sharp shinned hawk, maybe
mallards
northern shovellers
house finches
goldfinches
red bellied woodpecker, maie
two great blue herons
hooded mergansers
brown creeper
blue jays
downy woodpeckers

Nothing truly outstanding but they constitute a nice morning.

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Arthur
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 00:52   #730
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winter returns

Hello all,

Every late January we get a thaw. As I wrote, December and early January were warm. Yesterday and today, winter returned. This morning it was -7C, freezing the Lake and Turtle Pond, but the Reservoir still had open water with mallards, northern shovellers, ruddy ducks and a pair of buffleheads.

In the last week, I saw my third fox sparrow of the season and a chipping sparrow was still around before the cold snap. I got glimpses of a purple finch and probably a black capped chickadee. Today, a murder of American crows passed overhead. After an absence of a couple of weeks, mourning doves are again common. Raptors, red-tailed and Cooper hawks are a daily sight.

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The snowdrops are in bloom

Hello,

I have seen very little new. The week before last, I saw three woodpeckers in one day: downy, red bellied and a yellow bellied sapsucker..

The Reservoir is always rewarding: hooded mergansers, which did turn up on the Lake, as well, mallards, northern shovellers, buffleheads ruddy ducks and a pie billed grebe. Last week, an American coot appeared on the Reservoir; while today a female gadwall turned up.

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Hello,

The only new bird turning up was a non-breeding double crested cormorant on the Reservoir, last week. It was earlier than usual.

The week before, I saw a red bellied woodpecker make three nesting holes, which it seems to have abandoned Otherwise, the same old, enlivened by daily appearances of great blue herons on either the Lake or Turtle Pond and frequent closeups of Cooper hawks.

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Almost Nothing Special

Hello,

Of late, I have frequently seen both a mature and an immature Cooper hawk, but today, I saw none. However, I did see a pair of red-tailed hawks, aloft, circling each other.
The only thing new, today, were two snow geese on the Reservoir. I have seen snow geese aloft and at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge but today was the first time I have seen any floating on the Reservoir.

Today's other birds were American crows, white throated sparrows, blue jays, northern cardinals, house finches, goldfinches, a white breast nuthatch, downy woodpeckers and a red bellied woodpecker, mourning doves, mallards, northern shovellers, buffleheads, ruddy ducks, hooded mergansers, and a great blue heron. "

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Sounds like you had a pretty voluminous day Arthur.

I haven't seen any Snow Geese in awhile so good for you guy
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Old Yesterday, 21:11   #735
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Sounds like you had a pretty voluminous day Arthur.

I haven't seen any Snow Geese in awhile so good for you guy
Hello KC,

Yes, a good day for the middle of February. There were bird watchers at the Reservoir looking for an Iceland goal with no success.

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