Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11 - Inwood Hill Park

Another beautiful morning in Inwood Hill Park. Blue skies and warm temperatures, but still not a lot of birds. The female Red-breasted Merganser was once again in the bay north of the soccer fields.

Red-breasted Merganser 04/11/2017
I wondered if the bird was injured, but later when I was coming back down from the ridge, I watched it fly out of the bay and then found it actively feeding by Muscota Marsh.

On the east side of the Clove, the Dutchman's-Breeches are just starting to bloom.

Dutchman's-Breeches 04/11/2017
Birding remains relatively quiet up on the ridge, but after coming back down, I found a Field Sparrow feeding on the soccer fields - the first I have seen here this year.

Field Sparrow 04/11/2017
In total I noted 32 species in just over two hours.

Canada Goose
Red-breasted Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
House Sparrow

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