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The final Central Park foray…with mom!

New York, NY

semi-overcast 62 °F



Yep…you read it right. The final Central Park morning! :( I’m graduating tomorrow so I took advantage of the morning to show my mom spring migration birding in Central Park!

We headed, no surprise, to the Loch in the North Woods which turned out to be somewhat birdless, but thankfully the few birds we did see were actually quite quality species! So mom definitely got a taste of Central Park birding.

One of the first birds we actually got turned out to be my favorite warbler, a HOODED! Unluckily for us, it never posed for adequate photos so I was left with this lemon-yellow blur, though mom was able to briefly get eyes on it.

The next warbler we actually saw was another fantastic one, a WORM-EATING just off the side of the trail!

And then later, this BAY-BREASTED WARBLER gave us phenomenal views at the Loch overlook:

Less-phenomenal but still clinching views of a male SCARLET TANAGER:

Bird-of-the-day to the Worm-eating with runner-up to the Bay-breasted Warbler.

We had to call it quits after just over an hour of birding so I could get back to my commencement award ceremony. The actual MSM graduation is tomorrow, but I was blessed enough to receive the Hugh Ross Award today which goes to one “singer of unusual promise” each year at the Manhattan School of Music. Here I am with mom after receiving the award — the real reason my mom was in town!

Now on to graduation tomorrow — I am soon to be a “Bachelor of Music!”

Good birding,
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Posted by skwclar 22:45 Archived in USA

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Awesome birding with your mom! I am so happy to see you and Susan birding together in such a special location. Also, Huge Congratulations on your award!! Again, so wonderful that you and your mom were able to celebrate such an esteemed accomplishment together.

by Susie Nies

Such a joy to see that your mom could go birding with you. AND of course, congratulations on your award, you promising singer, you!
So great that you persevered all through the worst of the pandemic-Bravo, Bravissimo!!!

by Mary McCutchan

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