Thursday, January 7, 2016

January 6 - Inwood Hill Park - quiet

I went for about an hour walk through a quiet Inwood Hill Park in the afternoon. Clear blue skies with temperatures much more moderate than in the previous couple of days. There was very little bird activity. The bay north of the soccer fields had the usual assemblage of Mallards, Canada Geese, and a few gulls - mostly Ring-bills. The soccer fields themselves had a fair-sized group of maybe 20 Mourning Doves feeding on the ground. Mixed in were a few Red-winged Blackbirds (females and young males, but no adult males) and a male and female Brown-headed Cowbird. The woods were very quiet: a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a few Black-capped Chickadees, a calling Tufted Titmouse and a lone American Robin. I will try to get out in the morning sometime soon to see if there is more activity then.

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