Saturday, May 4, 2019

May 4 - Inwood Hill Park

A nice, birdy morning in Inwood Hill Park. The weather, however, was not the greatest. It was slightly foggy and when I started a little before 7:30 am it started to rain lightly. The light rain continued intermittently for the first two hours of my walk. Part way through the morning I was joined by Danny Karlson up on the ridge.

My walk started off well when a Green Heron flew up into a tree right next to me on the east side of the large bay north of the soccer fields. Continuing along the water's edge I heard my first Eastern Kingbird of the year (I later saw one when I was coming out of the park). As I passed the fenced in area on the north side of the soccer field I heard a Marsh Wren sing twice from the vegetation along the waters edge west of there. The Clove had a few birds, but most of the activity was along the ridge. Whenever the sun broke thru the heavy clouds, activity would pick up. By the time I left the park to go to the Saturday Farmer's Market on Isham with Ann, I had tallied 60 species with 16 warblers. The full list is below.

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  14
Herring Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1   (northeast of the overlook meadow)
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
Marsh Wren  1    
Carolina Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Veery  1
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  4
Chipping Sparrow  5
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  5
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Baltimore Oriole  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Ovenbird  5
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Hooded Warbler  1 (male)
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1 (male)
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  3 (1 male and 2 females)
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  3 (2 males and 1 female)
Northern Cardinal  3
House Sparrow  3

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