Thursday, May 7, 2020

May 6 - Inwood Hill Park

An overcast, cool, raw morning in the park. In the early morning Nathan O'Reilly found a Marsh Wren in Muscota Marsh. I tried to spot it myself both from my window and when I was down on the deck before going into the park, but had no luck. In the park, I only managed to find 42 species, with one new species for my April/May total - a Blackburnian Warbler feeding in a tree up on the ridge with a Nashville Warbler in the same binocular field. It started raining at 1:00 pm and that is when I called it quits. Before I get to the bird list here are a few wildflowers I came across, most have been in bloom in the park for some time.
Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Recently, there has been a Chipmunk frequenting the upper stretches of the Clove path. This small ground squirrel is surprisingly scarce in the park.

Now the day's bird list.

Canada Goose 
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 
Ring-billed Gull 
Herring Gull 
Great Black-backed Gull 
Double-crested Cormorant 
Great Egret 
Turkey Vulture 
Bald Eagle - over the Hudson
Red-tailed Hawk 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Great Crested Flycatcher - by the pine groves on the ridge
Blue-headed Vireo 2 - chasing each other around at the top of the Clove
Warbling Vireo 
Blue Jay 
Common Raven 
Tree Swallow 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
House Wren 
Carolina Wren 
European Starling 
Gray Catbird 
Northern Mockingbird 
Wood Thrush 
American Robin 
House Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
Baltimore Oriole 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Common Grackle 
Black-and-white Warbler 
Nashville Warbler 
Blackburnian Warbler
Northern Cardinal 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.