Birding and natural history in the New York City region - primarily.
Monday, April 16, 2018
April 16 - Inwood Hill Park - Red-throated Loon
The first half of the day was just miserable with driving rain and wind. In the early afternoon it finally stopped raining and then cleared somewhat. I went for a short walk (about 30 minutes) in the late-afternoon, just around the soccer fields at the north end of the park. There were not many birds around - among them were a bunch of American Robins, some Brown-headed Cowbirds, a couple of Chipping Sparrows and one Savannah Sparrow. The one surprise was a winter plumage Red-throated Loon in the bay north of the soccer fields. The bird has been seen sporadically since late-March.