Before moving on to some of the new arrivals, I want to report that the Wild Turkey was encountered again this morning. As I said in some facebook psotings, I have decided its name is Norma, because it was ready for its close-up!
|Wild Turkey 05/04/2015 Inwood Hill Park
Back to the more conventional migrants. On the incoming tide there were two Least Sandpipers feeding on the shrinking mudflats of the bay north of the soccer fields - my first of the year. Yesterday Ed and I were surprised that we did not see a Black-throated Blue Warbler, especially when there were so many Black-throated Greens around. Today the Blues outnumbered the Greens!
|male Black-throated Blue Warbler 05/04/2015 Inwood Hill Park
|male Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05/04/2015 Inwood Hill Park
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Finally, to mention a few plants - the large lilac bush by the Hudson River overlook has started to bloom.
|Lilacs 05/04/2015 Inwood Hill Park
|Garlic-Mustard 05/04/2015 Inwood Hill Park