We finally got into Inwood Hill Park on Sunday afternoon, March 13 to look for early spring signs. The Snowdrop flowers were well past their prime, but we were not disappointed to find other early flowers in bloom. On the ridge, just after coming up through the Clove we found a Forsythia just starting to bloom.
|Forsythia 03-13-2016 Inwood Hill Park
|Periwinkle 03-13-2016 Inwood Hill Park
|Daffodil 03-13-2016 Inwood Hill Park
Among the birds there were Common Grackles flying around and lots of American Robins on the lawns just in from 218th Street. We were hoping for some Eastern Phoebes, but did not see or hear any. Small flocks of Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows were found feeding in the leaf litter in a number of places.
|White-throated Sparrow 03-13-2016 Inwood Hill Park
|Red-bellied Woodpecker 03-13-2016 Inwood Hill Park