Birding and natural history in the New York City region - primarily.
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.