Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 23/24 - Inwood Hill Park

Two beautiful, sunny, bright blue sky mornings in a row in Inwood. However, both were a bit on the cool side with not a lot of birds around. On Monday, April 23, Dale Dancis came up town to bird the park. On the way in we encountered Danny Karlson who was also going in to bird Inwood. The three of us birded together for a bit before Danny went back out to meet another friend. On Tuesday morning when I headed in I again encountered Danny and we birded together. I didn't see a single warbler on either morning. The only new species for the year on either morning was an American Kestrel spotted flying over by Danny on the 24th. The soccer fields continue to host some migrating sparrows, though they are often pushed around by people and their dogs. On the 23rd Dale and I counted six Savannah Sparrows feeding together. On both mornings the male Red-winged Blackbirds were loudly calling and displaying by the water's edge on the north side of the soccer fields.

Red-winged Blackbird - 04/24/2018 - Inwood Hill Park
For the two mornings combined I tallied thirty species. I can't wait for some warm southerly breezes and some migrants!

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
House Sparrow

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