Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19 - Inwood Hill Park - Red-throated Loon

I woke up at 5:30 this morning to start a busy day. Before I had even gotten out of bed, my phone chimed to indicate an incoming message. I thought I should check it in case there was something interesting being reported from Central Park where I was going to be leading a bird walk later in the morning. It turned out to be a tweet from Nathan O'Reilly to the Manhattan Bird Alert Twitter feed. The message said: "A late Red-throated Loon at Muscota Marsh in Inwood Hill Park. 5:35am". I grabbed my binoculars and looked out the window - a winter plumaged Red-throated Loon was swimming away from the marsh. While it was not new for my apartment list, it is only the second I have had. Nice way to start the day!

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