Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 7 - Inwood Hill Park - sparrows in the rain.

I went into the park this morning hoping to be able to get up on the ridge and back before the predicted afternoon rains. The rains had other plans and started early so I only got about thirty minutes before turning back just as I started up the Clove. However, the soccer fields at the north end, particularly around the fenced in brushy area, were productive. Clearly there was a flight of sparrows overnight. Yesterday morning I only found the usual Song Sparrows and House Sparrows here. This morning, in addition to those, in fairly quick succession I spotted Chipping, Field, Savannah, and Swamp sparrows. Except for the Swamp, these were all the first I have seen these species in the park this year. Migrations is picking up!

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