I got into Inwood Hill Park today and found it pretty birdy. Judging by the weather forecast, and looking at tonight's radar, tomorrow should be even better. But if you go out tomorrow, REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THE NEW RULES. WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!
I am just going to give today's list (below) with a few notes included. I want to get to bed so i can get up early tomorrow. Before I give the list, I have one wildflower picture taken today: White Violets.
I recorded 52 species in the park today; 16 of them (in italics) were new for my Inwood spring list. This raises my April/May Inwood total to 86 species.
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 - seen in the afternoon by Hilary Russ and myself north of the soccer fields
Laughing Gull 1 - heard flying over the river
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Flycatcher 1 - between the pine groves on the ridge
Fish Crow 5 - one flock flying over calling to each other
House Wren 1 - singing at the upper end of the Clove
Ovenbird - one or more singing in the Clove
Worm-eating Warbler 1 - upper end of the Clove
Black-and-white Warbler - they were everywhere
Northern Parula 1 - on the ridge
Yellow Warbler - by northwest corner of soccer field
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 - upper end of the Clove
Palm Warbler 6 - on the ridge
Prairie Warbler 1 - upper end of the Clove
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 - two males together in the Clove