Saturday, April 11, 2020

April 11 - Inwood HP - Birds, mammals, and butterflies.

A beautiful, sunny day, though a bit cool and a little breezy. Added one bird species to the April apartment list in the morning with a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the trees across Indian Road. After Ann and I got back from shopping at the nearby Saturday Farmer's Market I headed into the park for a couple of hours. The birding was pretty quiet and I didn't add anything to my April list. On the way up the Clove one of the "Black" Squirrels that are so common in the park decided to pose for me on a tree with the sun shining through his tail.

Up on the ridge, though the birding was pretty quiet, it was my best butterfly day of the spring so far with single individuals of Cabbage White, Tiger Swallowtail, and Mourning Cloak. The Mourning Cloak was the only one that landed for its picture.

The total bird list of 24 species is below.

Canada Goose
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow

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