And once again, more winter residents than migrants, although there were a relatively large number of American Redstarts and I got a very nice look at a fully winterized Scarlet Tanager.

The noteworthy bird of the day was definitely the Brown Creeper… Creepers, actually, since there were two of them chasing each other around the trunk of a tree. Evidence of breeding success? At any rate, this puts the former nemesis bird on my NYS list, bringing it to a nice round 200.

Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Rock Dove Columba livia
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorx auritus
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus
Gadwall Anas strepera

My most annoying misses were Red-breasted Nuthatch and Solitary Sandpiper, both of which have been reported in the park this week and both of which I need for my year list.

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