Thursday, May 7, 2020

May 7 - Inwood Hill Park

A beautiful morning in the park. As he usually is, Nathan O'Reilly was in early and reported a White-crowned Sparrow near the Nature Center. I headed straight to that area when I went in to the park, but had no luck. I did have a nice singing Yellow Warbler perched up there. I also ran into Hilary Russ who told me about an Eastern Kingbird further out the peninsula. I went out there and found two individuals. Kingbird turned out to be the only new species I picked up for my April/May Inwood list. It brought my total to 97 species. I met up with Danny Karlson up on the ridge and we birded together. The weather was beautiful with deep blue skies, but a bit cool. I only managed to find 38 species today, my smallest total this week.

Up on the ridge Danny spotted some Lilies-of-the-valley coming in to bloom. I am afraid my picture is a little blurry.
Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)
Canada Goose
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
European Starling
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
House Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Northern Cardinal

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