Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28 - Horned Grebe in Inwood Hill Park

Ann and I were out running errands this afternoon. As I came out of the Broadway Deli on the corner of 218th Street and Broadway, I ran into Danny Karlson. He told me he had just had a Horned Grebe down in the park in the large bay north of the soccer fields at the north end of Inwood Hill Park. I dashed home, threw the perishables from shopping into the frig and grabbed my binoculars and camera and went into the park. It only took a minute to find the bird. It is a first for my personal New York County bird list and may be a first for Inwood Hill Park. At least, I have never heard of one here before and I haven't found any previous records in a quick look. [UPDATE: James Knox tells me he found a Horned Grebe on the shore at Dyckman Street and the Hudson River while doing a waterfowl count this past December.]

Great find Danny and thanks!

Horned Grebe with Canada Geese.                                                                   © Joseph DiCostanzo
Evidently the Canada Geese were as surprised and interested in the little visitor as I was.

Horned Grebe, March 28 2015, Inwood Hill Park                                                     © Joseph DiCostanzo

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