Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Inwood Hill Park - Mar 25 - Killdeers and phoebe

Went for a short walk in the park this morning to see what was around before tonight's forecast snow - again. Temperatures were in the 20s and there was a thin ice skim on the bay north of the soccer fields. Standing on the ice were three Killdeers. Later up by the Henry Hudson Bridge toll facilities I finally found my first Eastern Phoebe of the season! The ridge was quiet with just the usual woodpeckers, including a calling Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Down the Clove White-throated Sparrows and Northern Cardinals were calling. Crossing the soccer fields on the way out I found two of the Killdeers on the field. As I left the park a film crew was unloading gear on 218th Street for filming scenes for an episode of Law & Order:SVU.

Killdeers                                                                                                                                           © Joseph DiCostanzo
Killdeer                                                                                                                                          © Joseph DiCostanzo
White-throated Sparrow                                                                                                         © Joseph DiCostanzo

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