Monday, April 21, 2014

Inwood Hill Park - Apr 21 - blooms and few birds

Another beautiful, but cool morning in the park. Temperatures were in the low to mid 40s with crystal clear blue skies when I went into the park around 7:30 am. A lot of the resident birds were calling: Carolina Wren, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Song Sparrow, etc. Eastern Phoebes and White-throated Sparrows were also calling - phoebes have nested, but not usually. I could not find any warblers, but did come across a singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a calling Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Among the plants, there was my first Dandelion flower of the season up on the valley overlook.

Dandelion                                                                                                                 © Joseph DiCostanzo

The Forsythia is now in full bloom all over the park.

Forsythia                                                                                © Joseph DiCostanzo

The forecast is for warming temperatures and southwest winds tonight. Maybe tomorrow will produce the first real wave morning of the spring.

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