Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Inwood Hill Park - Apr 8 - Palm Warbler and Osprey

Worked at home today, but went for a quick walk in the mid afternoon in Inwood with Ann to exercise her knee. We were rewarded with our first of the year Palm Warbler - a bright yellow, singing male on the slope west of the Henry Hudson Bridge, overlooking the railroad bridge. We also saw some Eastern Phoebes. We heard from other birders about Golden-crowned Kinglets, which have been in for a few days and a Pine Warbler seen at the southern end of the ridge. There was still one female Red-breasted Merganser in the shallow water north of the soccer field.

When we first started out, I was surprised to see three adult Red-tailed Hawks go over the new Muscota Marsh area, north to south. I assume at least two of them, if not all three, were migrants since our resident Red-tail is on a nest. After we got home, I spotted an Osprey circling overhead from our apartment window.

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