Saturday, May 2, 2020

May 2 - Finally a decent day of migrants

I got into Inwood Hill Park today and found it pretty birdy. Judging by the weather forecast, and looking at tonight's radar, tomorrow should be even better. But if you go out tomorrow, REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THE NEW RULES. WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!

I am just going to give today's list (below) with a few notes included. I want to get to bed so i can get up early tomorrow. Before I give the list, I have one wildflower picture taken today: White Violets.

I recorded 52 species in the park today; 16 of them (in italics) were new for my Inwood spring list. This raises my April/May Inwood total to 86 species.

Canada Goose
Feral Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 - seen in the afternoon by Hilary Russ and myself north of the soccer fields
Laughing Gull 1 - heard flying over the river
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Least Flycatcher 1 - between the pine groves on the ridge
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
Fish Crow 5 - one flock flying over calling to each other
Tufted Titmouse
Tree Swallow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren 1 - singing at the upper end of the Clove
Carolina Wren
European Starling
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Orchard Oriole 
Baltimore Oriole 
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Ovenbird - one or more singing in the Clove
Worm-eating Warbler 1 - upper end of the Clove
Black-and-white Warbler - they were everywhere
Hooded Warbler - male on the ridge between the pine groves
American Redstart 1 - upper end of the Clove
Northern Parula 1 - on the ridge
Yellow Warbler - by northwest corner of soccer field
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 - upper end of the Clove
Palm Warbler 6 - on the ridge
Yellow-rumped Warbler - on the ridge
Prairie Warbler 1 - upper end of the Clove
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 - two males together in the Clove

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